Friday, August 30, 2002

2002 VMAs

I have been watching the advertisements and special programming for this big show for the past month and a half, and I really wish they had warned us that they were filming this bitch in digital. The swooping angles and wide shots were completely distracting, I felt like I was watching a 'behind the scenes' documentary or a movie... It looked more like a pre-filmed production than a live event...

Anyhoo, I have decided that Mr. Michael Jackson himself will now be called "The Commander." Did you see those shin/knee pads he wore when he accepted the millenium award? And what's with thanking David Blaine? It's all good; I just don't get it. We already think you are wierd dude, why make it worse? I kept expecting him to hold up a sign saying "Sony Opresses Artists of Color" or something... if you haven't heard, I keep reading in all the gossip columns and seeing pictures of him protesting Tommy Mottola and Sony. He and Mariah Carey together against Mean old Tommy Mottola... I can see why Crazy, I mean Mariah would say he opresses her... bitter much? I haven't figured out why the Commander jumped on that bandwagon. A co-worker mentioned this morning that his wife figured out who the Commander looks like. The female ape from Planet of The apes.

Anyhoo; I am watching Sheryl Crow perform right now, and suspecting the Commander to come out on stage... I just have a feeling he will, because I know she used to be his back up singer early in her career. They alluded to some big surprise and that's my prediction. We shall see...

Ok, Anthony Kiedis, you are so cute... so so cute... why must you speak? It shatters the illusion. Sheryl Crow is done singing, and now I think that the 'big' surprise was Rudolph Giuliani showing up... WTF? I like Rudy just as much as the next guy, but I have a hard time believing that MTV would waste time touting him as a 'big surprise'. How Lame. The ad for the new movie 'Ghost Ship' just came on... an abandoned cruise ship haunted by mean and evil ghosts. I looked at Lori after the preview was over and said "not a chance in Fucking Hell." she laughed, and I said "let's combine two of Allison's biggest fears... bodies of water and ghosts... Mean ghosts that is." I nervously looked around, and Lori started laughing. This Labor day weekend will be 5 years since Lori woke up to find the ghost of that little girl sitting on her vanity. She's created bits of chaos since, but lately it's been quiet... though now that I am acknowledging that I'm sure the games will begin. But anyhoo, back to the topic at hand...

Avril Levine... Why do ya have to be so irritating? Michelle Branch... ick. Everyone in the People's Choice category got robbed, and I blame Mary Kate and Ashley. Who by the way are on the fast track to becoming the new bitch ass debutantes of the minute like Paris and Nicky Hilton... who are famous for what anyway? Partying? Being rich? I know one of em dabbles in modeling... must be a hard life... now I sound bitter...

Britney, Britney, Britney... This is the VMA's... not your local biker bar.

Christina... seriously... fuck man, we get it you are ghetto fabulous... and what was with the malibu barbie outfit... yikes. I swear we were about 2 seconds from nipple city.

TLC's time on stage was touching... and I think it's awesome that MTV established that scholarship in Lisa Lopes' name. Bravo.

Pink..."I'm too drunk for this" oh yes you are... though it was kinda funny to see Jimmy Fallon goof on her afterwards. But seriously, how low do your jeans have to be?Good God.

The Hives... I don't know you... but your music sounds ok... but I think the world only needs one Mick Jagger.

Shakira... I want to know how many dollar bills got stuffed down her pants backstage... someone has been taking bellydancersize in her spare time. I saw her in the diary special "getting to the VMAs" and she said that there were only two places in the entire world where she felt completely uninhibited. One was the bathroom and one was the stage. Let's all say a little thank you prayer that she didn't confuse the two tonight.

Justin Timberlake... That hat is not tight. I don't care what your agent/stylist/manager/choreographer said. I gotta say though, he did do good on his performance, you gotta give credit, where credit is due. Lori and I amused ourselves in the pre show though to be noticing that when John Norris spoke to the other boys from Nsync, Mr. Timberlake was missing from the usual group photo op. He also didnt' sit with the boys, and the fact that we even notice this shit is just sad.

That said,

How cute is Jimmy Fallon? Well he'd be a hell of a lot cuter if he wiped the blush and lipstick off... though I dig the short hair. And homey has balls... making fun of fat joe while he sat in the audience, pretending he was lance bass and 'waxing the capsule' , joking about Brandy's ...assets. Commenting on the Commander's plastic surgery... good lawdy miss mawdy...

P. Diddy... not one to disappoint. I recently have been humming the tune from 'Pass the Couivosier' (sp?) I love the video... simply for the spoof on Harlem Nights in the middle, and the cameos by Jamie Foxx and Mr. T. Plus Busta Rhymes kicks ass in that video... and I am not by any means a Busta fan. So when they went from I need a girl to the remix and then to Pass the Couivosier.. I was one happy girl. Lori and I want to know who the little kid was and I said maybe it was Jonathon Niplicky... and yes, like I told Lori I realize his name is Lipnicki, but Niplicky makes me laugh.

The White Stripes... who the hell... I mean what the fuck... er... I just don't get it.

Linkin Park... They rock and I am so glad their video won an award. Their lead singer is so cute I just want to pinch his little cheeks. The ones on his face perverts.

Eminem... oh, what do you say... I'll start with his performance... I was glad to see him perform White America, but thought the shirtless performance of "Cleanin Out My Closet" took the cake. For obvious reasons. When he got his first award, he was pretty eloquent and gracious... then he had to go ghetto on us... granted I think that stupid insult dog is a waste of everyone's time... when he tried to talk to Eminem after talking to Moby... and Eminem refused saying something about Tv Time... don't quite get what he was saying, though that could be because the producers and Powers that be behind the scenes were quick to voice over and introduce Christina Aguilera... who incidentally got to present Eminem with the award for best Rap Video (I think) Which had to be fucking uncomfortable. Then the whole... "Keep crying little girl, I will hit a man in glasses." He was obviously talking to Moby and during his acceptance speech of all places... oh so ghetto... but still hot. Don't Judge me. That's what you gotta love about the VMA's... you don't see shit like that at the Oscars. Detroit Represent!

Anyhoo...

Lastly but definitely not least, the one and the only Axl Rose... homey has gained a little weight and doesn't look so near death now. I remember back in the day when he would wrap that greasy hair of his in a bandana and rock out in a belly shirt and his undies... looks like age and maturity have nurtured a little good taste... or at least better taste. I wasn't feeling the dreadlocks, but he put on one hell of a show. Though I had to wonder... where was Slash? Where are you Slashy? I'll never forget seeing him present years ago with a glass of beer and a cigarette... class man... he was in a class of his own. How fucking cool would it have been to have been in the pit during that performance?

Well those are my thoughts on the big show... I can rest easy now that I know Rudy Giuliani wasn't our big surprise. Jimmy Fallon looked like he was about to wet himself when he introduced Guns and Roses. Overall I was entertained, which is why I watch afterall. Though I also have to say that during the preshow Sway... the mtv vj who wears the head wrap was getting on my last nerve... as was Gideon Yago... false excitement ... so not yay.

Monday, August 26, 2002

Au Revoir Bibby Lou

Well, Bobby returned home to Sweden on Friday, we miss him a lot. I feel like the summer has just flown by... I have had a blast though. I really wish he could have stayed... I know he had a wonderful time with his dad, hanging out at their bachelor pad. I will be heading to Sweden in the next couple of years... I was going to go next summer, but we are hoping he will come out for Matt and Kelly's wedding instead. So I am thinking of going the following spring... we'll see.

I had a loooong weekend... went to Louie's on Friday night, met up with Connor (one of Me and Lori's oldest friends) and some of his friends. Holly and Maria were there too, and Troy even made a cameo. We had so much fun, I sang Ode to Billy Joe (which... I slaughtered to say the least) and Connor helped me sing New Attitude by Patti Labelle... we had fun, but I remember distinctly hearing my screeching voice over the speakers ... though I didn't much care at that point. The wonders of alcohol.

Lori and I took mom to Leavenworth yesterday for her birthday (which was actually August 5) we had a really nice day, shopping around and had lunch at Gustav's... I bought some cool silver earrings, and a silver claddagh ring... I now have 2; would have had 3 but gave one to Hollard. We also went into Wenatchee for a bit, it was a long day, but a nice one.

Lori and I also took Kylie for the day on Saturday, we went on a ferry ride and explored a little of Bainbridge Island... there ain't much to see though. She is so funny. She's starting to talk and we got her to say homie a few times. She answers 'no' to everything, so we had fun with that. "Hey Kylie, do you think Lori smells Good?" haha, it was great.

Tuesday, August 20, 2002

OBSESS MUCH?

The pic on the front of this page is Marshall Mathers, a publicity photo from his upcoming movie 8 Mile, which opens in November. You can bet I'll be there opening night... I have seen the trailer a few times, and it looks really good. :-) What else would I say though, given my new obsession. :-)

I am getting over viral bronchitis... I am tired of coughing. I am tired of the headaches I get from coughing. I am really tired of this hideous taste in my mouth and nothing tasting right. I can't even chew gum without getting grossed out, because it tastes disgusting.

Bobby leaves us on Friday to go back home to Sweden. :-( We are all going to miss him so much, this summer has been a blast, and I wish it didn't have to end. He has amazed us in the fact that he and Uncle Gary are almost identical. There is a definite resemblence, but their mannerisms, and personalities and laughs... everything is the same. It's crazy.

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Patrick Swayze Revisited...

Ok, for anyone who missed the memo, I am for sure on the Eminem bandwagon. Ya think? Anyway, I just saw the 'CLEANIN' OUT MY CLOSET' video, and I am impressed. It's a tad disturbing... mainly the shots next to the grave he's digging... though it's not as violent and in your face vengeful as some of his other works. More than anything though, it proves his ability to be diverse and doesn't undermine the intelligence of the song. In fact, I think this video in particular only enhances the lyrical content of the song. Basically it's a damn good video, and my man slim looks fine as hell in it. :-) Had to break it down you know. Haven't had a crush on a celebrity like this since the 6th grade when Jenny Reddick and I wanted to marry Patrick Swayze. Dirty Dancing changed my life... well maybe not my life, but 6th grade wouldn't have been the same without Baby and Johnny.

I sit here a sick girl. I am only even updating my website, because I am procrastinating using my inhaler. I broke down and went to the doctor today; I have viral bronchitis. VIRAL. VIRAL. As in no antibiotics... as in "we'll have to let this run it's course." Don't get me started. Anyway, she did give me a prescription for codeine cough syrup and this inhaler to help loosen up my chest congestion. I hate inhalers and am stalling for time. I have absolutely no energy, and my throat is killing me. I keep sneezing, and swear Ive lost 20lbs just from blowing my nose. I have enough cold medicine running through my veins right now to kill a small child. It's been a long couple of days.

We went to the cabin in Leavenworth last weekend. It was Holly, Aaron, Matt, Kelly, Lori, Bobby, and I. We had a blast. We partied and blasted music from the time we got there until the time we left. I'll write in more details later; I just have no energy right now... time to go suck in the inhalants... wish me luck.

Thursday, August 08, 2002

Me and Marshall...

Ok, so I admit that I am not really dating Marshall Mathers, aka: Eminem... but I wish I was!! I did some fancy work on my computer to make this picture... let me know if you think it looks real!

I did see him in concert on Tuesday night. HE WAS AWESOME. It was Bionic Fury... I think, I can't remember their name. THEY SUCKED. Then came Xhibit... who sucked, followed by Ludacris... who sucked. Papa Roach was AWESOME!!!! And of course, dear Marshall came after that, he stole the show. We were about 15-20 feet from the stage, had a bunch of people in front of us, but could see him clearly. Could see his face, and expressions... it was so cool. He puts on a hell of a show. Normally I don't think I would find him very attractive, but there is something about a powerful stage presence that just does something for a person's appeal. I think Kid Rock is hot when he's performing... any other time he's a greasy punk... but on stage with a mic in his hand, watch out.

For now I guess I'll just dream about being Allison Mathers... ;-P

Monday, August 05, 2002

All I need is some dang sleep

Man, I am soooo tired! But happy. I had another long weekend, but a good one. Friday night, Melvin, Holly, and I met up with my sister and Bryan at Doc Maynard's in Pioneer Square. (Melvin is a coworker of mine at Safeco.) We had a few cocktails there, and headed over to the Bohemian. We had a good time there as well; though not as much fun as the last time... the music was a little lamer. We ended our night at the pizza place, having some interesting conversation...

Saturday morning found us back at Safeco, ENTIRELY too early. We had an early game, and I happened to read my schedule wrong, and wasted an hour and a half just sitting around because I couldn't clock in yet. Funny enough, Josh, Vincent, and Roy... some of my Kidd Valley cronies were there too early as well. So we sat out at the picnic area and visited. After the game that night, Holly and John (another coworker) picked Lori and I up, then we grabbed Bobby and drove out to Bremerton. These guys we work with at Safeco -- Brady and Cody are in a band called SHED. They were playing at a coffee shop, so a bunch of people from Safeco all showed up to show support. I was totally impressed, THEY ROCK!! They play all original music, and it's pretty hardcore metal stuff. They are totally awesome, great energy. We had a good time. It was neat to see all our coworkers outside of the stand. We drove back to Seattle rather than staying in Bremerton and partying... we were tired. Bobby, Lori, Holly and I ended up going to Azteca for dinner and drinks. It felt wierd not to be going out dancing... we've been such social butterflies lately.

Sunday was a great day at work, it went quickly! It was funny too; because Melvin, Raphael, and Vincent scared the shit out of me, Holly, Brady, Josh, and my sister. They called me over and I noticed Melvin was no where to be found, but didn't think anything of it. Vincent told me to look in the freezer; because I knew what it was supposed to look like, as I'd been there longer than them. I didn't know what he meant, but assumed they had either sold hardly any fries or a shitload. I open the door and melvin is sitting in there and says boo! I screamed and slammed the door. Holly jumped back when they did it to her, Josh jumped and drew his fist back as his first impulse, and Lori screamed like I did. It was so funny, I totally didn't expect that.

I have 8 days off from Safeco... kinda wish I didn't, was just getting used to the daily grind. Oh well, it'll be nice to see my family... was leaving the house at 7:30 am and not getting home until midnight sometimes. Wierd... I haven't watched tv in I don't know how long... but it feels normal.

Today is mom's b-day!!! Happy Birthay Ma!