shopping days

A good friend of mine recently re-ignited my love of thrift shopping. So much good stuff out there to be had! Today I stopped by MonkΒ in the village by Washington Square Park after having Sha Thukpa at Cafe Himalaya and delicious Lemon Panna Cotta from Otto. Check out what I got!

IMG_00000075This is a pretty standard navy blue wool cardigan but the fun part is that the front and the elbow patches are grey suede! I immediately latched on to this and best of all? Sweaters were 50% off!

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And just for fun, I got these chrome sunglasses. These are going to be the best when I’m in Belize later this week!

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I also recently got a tuxedo jacket with tails and a fur wrap. Can not wait to rock these two together.

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hopscotching foursquare

Foursquare is a location based social networking game. It awards points and badges for “checking in” to places like restaurants, bars and hotels. If you check in more than anyone, you become the “Mayor”, which gives a fancy title, bragging rights and sometimes real world rewards like discounts or gifts.

I have been a fairly avid player of this game up until last night when a spark went off. I finally became “The Mayor” of a martini bar in the East Village called Simone. Not only was I told that I knocked someone else from that pedestal but I realized I had to work to keep it.
The game was serving its purpose by encouraging me to go out and “check in”. I thought, “Why am I so happy? Its not a real title. Nobody at the bar knows. I probably won’t get anything out of it”. I do however get that title and for many people that means a lot. Its ok. You don’t have to tell me that I fell for the gimmick of it all. I don’t care…I’m the mayor!

I’m special now. Not only did I become more active on Foursquare but it made me want to go to my bar even more often than before to keep my title. Very sneaky Foursquare…very sneaky. Now if only they could do something with those damn points.

i’m sorry…what?

After yesterdays post, I’ve been on quite the rampage. Things are getting easier and easier….

2010 – Lady GaGa – Met Costume Institute Gala Performance

2004 – Britney Spears – Toxic Video

2000 -Britney Spears – “Satisfaction/Oops I Did It Again”VMA Performance

Enough said…

PS: Anyone can make any point if they have enough pictures

the gaga blinders

Miss Stefanie Germanotta has taken over the world. Much the same way her pop predecessors have for almost 50 years now. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who has not heard of or seen Lady GaGa.

Her rise to stardom was quite quick and she is best known for her unique sense of style both on and off the stage. People become excited to see the latest creation by the Lady and her Haus of GaGa. Indeed she has taken avant garde fashion to a level of visibility unseen in recent years. Some however are content in giving Team GaGa all of the credit, especially her most outspoken supporter Perez Hilton.

Perez sees no fault in anything GaGa does and will support her to know end. No doubt he even credits himself for her success. There’s no doubt that GaGa (and many others) acknowledge this fact to some degree. However, his unwavering support has crossed the line into rabid attacks and defense in her honor.

The most recent victim? Christina Aguilera. Perez has already gone ahead and declared Christina’s tour a potential failure due to poor showing on the iTunes chart. Not only is her barely month old song a failure but she is nothing but a copy cat artist with no creativity or prior achievements.

Perez is correct in saying that a lot of elements in Christina’s new video are similar to things we’ve seen before. There’s some “Human Nature”, “Bad Romance” and “Toxic” among other things. But the assumption that one single person invented them and owns them is not only short sighted, it completely ignores 50 plus years of pop culture and what it stands for.

Pop culture has always been about taking an existing thing and reinventing it for a new purpose or message. Let’s take a pop culture history tour shall we?
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is that what im supposed to look like?

Disclosure: I watch an insane amount of kids/teen designated programming…and I love it.

Specifically Spongebob Squarepants and iCarly. But that doesn’t matter for this post.

What has been catching my attention lately is Nicks new show Big Time Rush. A show that follows four 16 year old friends from Minnesota and their attempt at making it big in the music industry in LA.

I thought these boys looked really mature so I find upon looking them up that they are all between 19 and 21 years old. Is it right for this to be the case?
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