Archive | July, 2010

Random Thoughts, Last Day of July Edition

31 Jul

My head has a jumble of thoughhts, none of which constitute a proper post.

1. Lady Gaga’s Vanity Fair Cover

It’s eerie, but she slightly reminds me of Sharon Tate in that picture.  No matter, it’s gorgeous.  That softer shade of blond is pretty on her.

2. Happy Birthday to Geno Malkin, J.K. Rowling, and Harry Potter

Seriously, they all share the same birthday.  Pretty neat, huh?

Can’t wait for Deathly Hallows.

3. James Wisniewski Gets Traded

So basically, Wisniewski and the Ducks agreed with the arbitration deal he got, and just hours later traded him to the Isles.  I kind of laughed at that one.

Of course, Wisniewski is best remembered for knocking out Brent Seabrook and getting suspended a bunch of games.  What a jerk.

Please ignore the part about Alex Ovechkin.  As Papa Ovie says, “my son is completely innocent.”

4. Speaking of Ovie…

He received his fifth straight Kharlamov Trophy.  It’s voted on by all the Russians in the NHL, so that tells you a lot about Ovechkin. 

He must not be a total douche if he got a player-voted trophy, right Talbot?

Ah, I love Ovie.

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Boring.

23 Jul

Look Kovalchuk, I’ve stopped caring about you and your effing contract.  First, you made us wait 19 days for your decision.  Then, you sign a contract that obviously meddles with the CBA and OF COURSE wouldn’t be approved.  We’re over, Ilya. 

Unfortunately that means that I’m bored now.  By not caring, I have nothing to obsess over and I’m bored.

Luckily I have some entertainment:

It’s geniuses that make that sort of stuff who keep my world interesting.

The Kovalchuk Saga Has Come to a Close…

19 Jul

Ilya Kovalchuk will re-sign with the Devils as per the Devils’ official Twitter.

I still don’t see him as a Devil, though.  Like, I’ll always see Kovalchuk as a Thrasher no matter what.  Maybe it’s because he looks better in blue than red.  Red is not Kovy’s color.

No terms or shit have been released, so basically we’re all just basking in the fact that we waited 19 days for THIS.  It’s so anticlimatic.  I must say that I’m rather disappointed in the ending. I really thought he’d end up with the Kings.

Alas, that’s not to be.  And I’m kind of glad about that.  The Stars don’t need another LA King to burn them six nights a year the way that the Slovenian Raccoon (aka Anze Kopitar) does.  Still, I can’t get past this lame conclusion…

Emo Sean

17 Jul

@seanaverydotcom’s final Twitter update: I’m over this…………….

Sean’s gone emo and now he doesn’t have a Twitter anymore.  I has a sad.

At least seanavery.com still exists…

Haters gonna hate.

Summer Book Blog: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

13 Jul

Just so you know, I’m a big reader.  I read lots and lots of books, especially in the summer when there’s nothing else to do.  Just thought I’d blog about some of the books I’ve read so far.

I thought that this was an excellent book.  It’s a Swedish crime novel, so all the characters have great, un-American names.  The girl is Lisbeth Salander, a troubled young genius who is extremely bad-ass.  She’s an expert researcher who ends up helping journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, solve a decades old cold case of a vanished girl. 

The book is slightly slow.  Salander and Blomkvist don’t even meet until, like, page 200.  But bear with it because it gets very suspenseful.  Like so suspenseful that it’s borderline nightmare-inducing.

Blomkvist has been caught in a scandal involving a gangster and he must leave his job at the magazine, Millenium, to ket things cool off.  He’s asked by rich man, Henrik Vanger, to solve the 36-year-old disapperance of his niece, Harriet.  Along the way, Blomkvist and Salander team up and get caught in a mystery involving a serial killer.

Casting the Movie:

Mikael Blomkvist: Christian Bale.  He’s a bit too young for the role, but I imagined him as Blomkvist during the entire series.

Lisbeth Salander: Keira Knightley.  She has a good “bitch, please” face, which is the face that Salander wears for nearly the whole book.

Those two are essentially the major characters, so I won’t elaborate any further on that.

After The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo comes The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.  I’ve read the second book, but I’m still waiting for the library to get Hornet’s Nest.  Fun.

Can You Say Fisherwood?

11 Jul

Fisherwood tied the knot yesterday marking a major collision of hockey and pop culture.  What’s even better is that they signed their card things, “Mike and Carrie Fisher.”

Woo Princess Leia! I’m a geek, I know. (For future reference, I’ve always been a Han Solo kind of girl)

It was a super secret ceremony, though, so there aren’t any pictures until People magazine releases them.  The Ottawa Sun tried to crash the wedding with its own reporter.  Heh.  Nice one.

Mike Fisher was placed in charge of the honeymoon and he’s apparently arranged for the couple to go to Tahiti.  I’m surprised.  I was sure he’d take them on a fishing trip in the great wilderness of Canada.  Oh well.  That can be their anniversary trip, eh?

What Should Gaga’s Next Single Be?

9 Jul

I’m proud to say that I am a huge fan of Lady Gaga, or one of her “little mosnters” as she’s come to call us.  I’m kind of bored, so I thought I’d wonder out loud about what her next single will be.

“Dance in the Dark”- This one is rumored to be the next single, but I have no idea if that’s true or not.  It’s an excellent song with a spoken word bridge that rivals that of Madonna’s “Vogue.”  It’s a bit long, but they also said that about “Bohemian Rhaposdy” didn’t they?

“Teeth”- She sang “Teeth” at her Today Show concert this morning, and I’ve also heard rumors that this will be a single.  It’s got a catchy beat and it’s easy to sing along to.

“Speechless”- I’d be thrilled if Gaga used this as her next single.  It’s the most personal song she’s ever put on one of her albums, as it’s about Gaga pleading with her dad to get heart surgery.  It’s more of a ballad than a pop song, but it’s one of my favorite of her songs.

I think that all of Lady Gaga’s songs are single-worthy, so I don’t really care what her next single is.  Like I said, I’m just bored. 

This is a new song that she debuted on the Today Show and I loved it:

If I’m behind the times and she’s already announced her next single, say so in comments.  Happy Friday, kids.