she liked Imaginary Men best of all


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Mullen Monday: Best Skirts EVER!!

This summer I stopped by a local music festival with The World’s Best Boyfriend and while he was snapping some pics, I strolled over to browse the arts and crafty area. The very first thing that caught my eye was this:

Um yes THAT IS A U2 SKIRT!! And not just any U2 skirt but one from the Achtung Baby era which is of course only my FAVORITE U2 ALBUM EVER!!!!

This masterpiece is the creation of Sardine Clothing Company and it’s called a “T-Skirt” because it’s made out of old t-shirts and it’s just as comfortable as one! Their creator Maryanne is also a U2 fan and had some other tour shirts in her stash so she created this one for me to give to the Awesome Jill for her birthday:

 

That one has TWICE the U2 and Jill was absolutely thrilled. Maryanne also does custom orders – you just send her the shirts – so don’t think I haven’t been going through my tour shirt collection to figure out the perfect creation 😉

My only disappointment is that there is no U2 tour coming up for me to twirl around in this because let me tell you, anytime I wear it I get plenty of compliments and attention because It. Is. Awesome.

 


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He’s real and he’s spectacular!

So the last few years I’ve had all this trouble with Stupid Real Life Boys. And of course I have a lot of Imaginary Boyfriends. But something funny happened recently – I got myself a Real Live Not At All Douchey and in Fact Totally Amazing Real Life Boyfriend!! I KNOW!! RIGHT?!??

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Just how amazing is he? Well he walked into my 16 Year Old Girl Bedroom home office which contains (among other things): an enormous Brandon Flowers poster, Backstreet Boys nesting dolls, Vampire Diaries paraphenalia, and a Wall of Men 3.0 – and instead of turning on his heels and running he exclaimed with utter enthusiasm:

This is awesome!

Did you hear that? It was my heart having joyful palpitations 😉

And he doesn’t bat an eye at my crazy shenanigans of chasing bands and obsessing on TV shows! He even offered to see Magic Mike with me! AND he said with absolutely no prompting whatsoever – that if a Backstreet Boys museum existed “I would go with you.” Did you get that part? How I didn’t even ask that?!? (and for the record – why doesn’t that exist goddamnit?!? I already have a date for it!)

I feel like anytime I talk about him I turn into a total gushing girlie. He’s a bit of a fanboy himself about movies and directors – breathlessly calling the night he got to meet one of his directing idols, “the best night of my life” which I took as one of the signs we were on the same wavelength about the stuff we love. He’s so great and he’s CUTE! Let me just say that his celebrity doppelganger is someone we like to call Jake Gyllenhaal:

Laugh it up Jake – you’ve been replaced!

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A friend of mine said, “you’ve obsessed so much on imaginary men that it’s almost like you dreamed him up!” And if it weren’t for the fact that she and other people have also seen/heard/observed that he is indeed a real guy and not one in my head – it makes this exchange from last week all the sweeter:

Setting: Save a Prayer by Duran Duran is on TV

Me: That’s my husband John Taylor

Him: Hi John Taylor!

Me: I mean, you don’t have to worry because I’ve been waiting for him to marry me since I was 13 – but if he WERE to show up – I would have to leave you

Him: OK. You should tweet him and tell him he’s your husband

Me: DON’T THINK I HAVEN’T TRIED!!!!

Even better – one found me that thinks I’m perfect the way I am – in all my Crazy Fangirl Glory and really, what more can one ask for?


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Let him entertain me!!

I finally watched my DVR’d Royal Jubilee shows and was cautiously hopeful that ABC would actually let me see “Mayor of Britain” Robbie Williams who opened the show with a lively version of his classic “Let Me Entertain You.” But because ABC is American Broadcasting Corporation and America does not GET HOW BRILLIANT ROBBIE WILLIAMS IS, instead I had to curse my way through f’ing will.i.am who, BTW is not even English!!

So thank you to my darling Candy Soulmate Felicity (who IS English, so there will.i.am!) who found me a lovely clip of Robbie’s performance that had everything you could hope for in an English concert: a Royal Guards drum corps, regal fanfare, bouncing Londoners along the Mall, a string section, a sea of  Union Jacks and an English superstar in a monogrammed “uniform” giving a quick crotch grab in front of two future Kings of England:

When he came on I’m not even kidding when I say I fist pumped! “Hell! YEAH! Robbie!” So listen up ABC – when this man asks to entertain you – YOU LET HIM.


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A Whisper to a Riot

I’ve been listening to a lot of Foo Fighters recently and their lyric, “a whisper to a riot” from Walk hit me as a concept that perfectly captures what FF songs are like: they start out nice and melodic then explode into snarling anthems of catharsis. No one builds a song quite like they do it is almost like a firework with a spark, a slow burn then a massive freaking explosion. Basically their music is fucking awesome.

Here’s my Top 5 Foo Fighters Songs:

5. Walk

I only had to hear the first few notes of this to love it. It sounds like a pop tune that builds and builds into something fierce. I love that a song that starts out with Dave musing, “I think I lost my way” rips into him screaming “I NEVER WANNA DIE”! Hell YEAH!

4. The Pretender

I listened to this a lot when I first separated from my ex-husband! It’s great to scream along to when you’re dealing with someone toxic and this video is pretty incredible. I want to go to a FF show like this 😉

3. Stacked Actors

This one goes to 11 when I’m driving! Another song that has a blistering riff that slides into a catchy melody and then erupts. I should add it to my boxing work-out playlist because it has always made me want to hit things when I listen to it and now I can!

2. Good Grief

When this comes on I start hollering “OHMYGOD I FUCKING LOVE THIS SONG!!!” I was a huge fan from this first album and this song is one that I never get tired of blasting, plus when I’m a bad mood the “Hate it! Hate it! Hate it!” refrain is incredibly liberating. Try it, you’ll feel so much better after screaming it a few times.

1. Everlong

This song is SO kick ass yet it has the most beautiful melody and sentiment to it – it makes me want to pump my fist and cry at the same time. Take a listen with this more acoustic version:

Compared to the Foo Fighters, everyone else just looks like a pussy.


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I’m having Dowager Countess withdrawal

I. LOVE. Her.

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WHY ISN’T THIS A REAL BOOK!??????!!??

A few nights ago I had a dream where I was chasing Boy Bands on a train (“Boy Bands on a Train” now there’s a movie I want to see!) Then I looked up and I saw the Dowager Countess in another car – no, not Maggie Smith the actress in civilian wear (although that would be pretty exciting too), but dressed AS the Dowager Countess. And did I drop everything Boy-Band-Stalker related and try and chase her down? Yes, YES I DID. I told you she’s become akin to a Rock Star or a TVBoyfriend!!


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Our Foremothers

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See?! There is nothing wrong with waiting in lines for boys in bands! Girls have been doing it forever! In fact, these ladies can teach us a thing or two – I mean – picnic baskets?? That’s brilliant!!