Sunday, January 31, 2010

Holy amazingness

I'm at a dinner/ Grammy watch party at my cousin Matt's house right now and I literally had to go get his computer to discuss this, I couldn't wait!

Lea Michele.

Discuss.

Ok fine, I'll go ahead. She has been so absolutely flawless this entire awards season- it's really quite absurd. She can do no wrong. Please just look at what she wore tonight to the Grammy's. Who is this girl's stylist? Someone give her a medal.


Are you dying?

I have a girl crush. I want this dress, I want her hair. Ok fine, I want her voice too. Check out what she wore to the Golden Globes and the SAGs. Which look was your favorite? I just can't decide.


Golden Globes.

SAGs.


What will she wear to the Emmys!!??

Let's squish our fruit together

Improv Everywhere has been one of my favorite little discoveries since moving to the city. Ok, it's not really little and it definitely wasn't my discovery. But whatever, it is relatively new to my life and I think it is fantastic. From No Pants Subway Rides (video here) to pausing hundreds of people in Grand Central Station all at the same time (video here), the New York based group strives to "create scenes of chaos and joy in public places." Amazing right?

I haven't participated in any of the events yet (I did join my friend, Gil, and the rest of the pantsless participants of the end meeting spot of this years No Pants Subway ride-it was hysterical) but I hope I get to do one of these soon- they just bring smiles to peoples faces and make you say WHY NOT??

Check out this amazing video of an Improv Everywhere stunt (a random musical number in a grocery store...need I say more?)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

It's ooey and gooey


So uhh here's the newest post on Noble Pig. Uhh..it has Hersey's kisses on the inside. Ya.

I have a mild obsession with Hersey's kisses. I like to keep them in my desk and I always eat one after lunch. Just one. I'm very good with my Hersey's kiss portion control. My friend and soon to be #1 new co-worker, David, used to steal my Hersey kisses out of my desk drawer at ABC because he's sneaky. But it's ok because I love him.



Photos taken from Noblepig.com

I've been trying to think of yummy things to bake for the office when we get stressed and I think this sounds like just thing. Do you think it will be bad if I don't serve these this immediately? Eek, I hope not.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Pretty Lights

It's just this and a drummer. Pretty awesome, wouldn't you say?

Daily dose of tunes

In the future I'll get more creative with the music I give you but for now here are some beats I enjoyed on the commute this morning. Definitely not everyone's cup of tea but I thought you might be in an adventurous mood, you've got that look in your eyes.


Eclectic Mix, ay?

Glitt'o Pup of the Day- SOPHIE

A travesty has been done on my part and I must apologize to my loyal readers. I have written
on this blog for over two weeks-ish and there has not been ONE mention of the ultimate Glitt'o Pup of the Day- my beloved and oh so fluffy- Sophie Ann Wilinsky. I am SO sorry. Fret not my friends, I will tell you about her now.

Please note: I only had access to the Sophie pictures that are on my computer- I don't have the puppy pictures but I will get them soon and put them up, I promise!

SOPHIE- PART ONE
Because something this cute deserves multiple posts.

Teenager years

My little Georgia peach came into our lives via a classified ad in the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 1999. I saved up my money, studied some puppy books and pleaded with my parents until they reluctantly agreed to let me buy her. It was a big decision. Sophie would join our family as the younger sister to The Best Dog in the World, Buddy. At the time, Buddy was already about 7 or 8 (we never knew his exact age) and while always docile by nature, he had definitely started to slow down over the years. We (including Buddy) drove 3 hours into rural Georgia to pick up the fluffiest little white ball of adorableness you've ever seen. She slept in a box next to my bed that first night and I was in love.

Neighborhood Doggie Pool Party '08 (same party as the Glitter Me This logo picture of Jack)

From day one, Sophie was the second in command. (The beta dog?) First with Buddy, later with Jack- Sophie was always content following around her alpha male brother.Watching our two dogs wrestle became our favorite past time. Sophie would happily flop over on her back and kick up her legs whenever Buddy (or Jack) would gain too much control over her.

....funny, that's the same approach I used to take with Ben when we would wrestle (lay down, kick furiously and when all else failed, call time out when he gained too much control) worked like a charm everytime.


High school senior pictures- Sophie and Jack made an appearance

Sophie loves to be tucked in small areas and when she was a baby she used to squeeze herself between pieces of furniture. When she started to grow, we would notice the furniture kept being shifted around because she couldn't quite fit in her favorite spots. To this day, you can usually find Sophie under the kitchen table or smushed inconveniently between the couch and the coffee table.

Stay tuned for part 2 soon...I'm impressed you've made it this far.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Peace out Charlotte Tarantola

Last day at my temp job and I'm sad to see it end.
Me and Charlotte were just becoming friends.
It was nice while it lasted but now I have to go
I'm trading it in for a camera and Final Cut Pro

So flakey

Crazy snowy morning here in NY. My first snow of the season!! (I was in Mexico and missed blizzard 2k10) Bring it onnnn.

On the iPod all morning- Postal Service. Why after like 6 years does this album randomly just hits the spot?


He's just so glittery





EXHIBIT A
I love the Huffinton Post for many reasons. It's usually my first or second stop for news throughout the day. And like every good news organization, they like their fair share of fluff. Like Exhibit A- the shirtless gentleman above. Pardon me, I just drooled a little bit. Mr. Daren Kagasoff has been baring it for all to see on Huffington Post for like 3 straight days now because he "fills out his Calvin's" hahaha. I wasn't going to mention my obsession with Daren because, let's be honest, my Grandma reads this but...let's be honest, she probably likes it.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MONDAY

It is with great pleasure that I announce...

I OFFICIALLY START WORK THIS MONDAY as a Program Producer at NYC-TV.

I've learned from my favorite website (read dooce.com) not talk about your job on your personal blog. BUT I had to share the good news and I will absolutely share some of my finished work with you here on Glitter Me This. I couldn't be more thrilled for this new opportunity.

In the meantime, check out NYC-TV. My new home away from home.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Commute

Long ride on the 1
Gives liberation
Silent in thought amidst the strangers
and noise
Rocking cadence
Screeching, talking, speakers blaring
and silence
Peaceful underneath it all

Glitt'o Pup of the Day



Ok it's not a pup- it's a kitty. A 10 week old fluffy baby kitty!!

Squeeeeel!!

Nala is the newest addition to the family I babysit for. Her big brothers (ages 9 and 12) pretty much ignore me and play xbox the entire time I'm there... so she's my new best friend.

My life has been reduced to this


No joke, I recently busted out the piggy bank to try to scrounge up train fare. The heavy jingle of quarters in my pocket is starting to get prettttty old.

Metro cards are for sucka's with jobs.

Good little piggy.

I rock peas on my head, but don't call me a peahead

Title has nothing to do with the post but woo boy did I used to love that song. (Andy Milonakis anyone?) Now it just reminds me of my mom because she has a very teeny peahead. ANYWAY point of the post is that I cooked the pea ravioli recipe (found here) and it was yummmmy.

The grocery store was carrying gorgonzola and mascarpone stuffed raviolis- it definitely made this dish, and is definitely making my mouth water right now thinking about it. We used tub butter (technical name) instead of the real stuff and half the amount of pasta. Perfect go-to recipe when you want something light and easy for dinner. I'm going to make this often. Oh and we made a side of baked carrots (sliced carrots, cookie sheet, pam, salt and pepper- so so soo good).

One day my photos will look like the beautiful blogs that I read, for now, dear readers- you're stuck with these iPhone beauties.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Got the 'mallows on my mind



I've spend a good chunk of time today thinking about burnt marshmallows. Gluttonous? Maybe. Unproductive? Never. Really the blame should be pointed at my two favorite food blogs (here and here) and their recent posts featuring the trusty campfire delicacy.

Now I've always been the kind of girl who likes her 'mallows to catch on fire and get completely charred (I'm my mother's daughter) but these recipes call for just a slight golden glow. No campfire needed. Check 'em out:





S'more cookies recipe HERE
Toasted marshmallow milkshake recipe HERE

You're welcome.

He just wanted to get his police car


Thanks, Carli.

Rain rain go away

Such a rainy day here in the NY. Good rainy day songs make the sounds of storms that much more beautiful.

I just discovered Gin Wigmore and her beautiful tune, These Roses.


My all time favorite rainy day song is Eyedea and Abilities: Liquid Sovereignty
Note: It's only good when driving or walking in really bad weather.

Thanks @rossgoldin for the media sharing skills

Wedge me up


I am absolutely craving a good closed toe, black, short boot-ish type wedge that I can wear out instead of heels. Nothing under 5 inches will do. Unfortunately, I am under a major spending freeze due to my pending permanent job placement. So, I am left shoeless and must instead spend my time searching the internet and living vicariously through the beautiful people in the pictures. I sit in my bed, in my pajamas (it's noon) and cry a little.

Dying. to. start. work. I. must. have. wedges. (sniff sniff)

Spring version of what I want. Yum.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Good, good night

W Hotel party hosted by the always debonair Max Stettner.

Max, Gil, Jake, Jarrod. Boys of 40w. (+1)

Samantha!

video

Good, good night with Maya and Joey.

Oren Lavie- Her Morning Elegance AMAZING video


People, I'm telling you, this video is INCREDIBLE.

A couple of cool facts taken from the songwriter's website:
* The video was shot all stills - roughly 3225 still photos for the entire video, using one camera, hanging from the ceiling for the main body of the movie.
* It took 4 weeks before shooting to create an animated computer generated storyboard for the video, with 3d dummies for the characters.
* It took only 2 days of shooting for the live actors on set to re-create the 3.5 minutes computer sequence, frame by frame.

My favorite part comes around the 2:45 mark- stop motion dance sequence- oh boy.

This is really happening

Umm I just discovered that there is a blog completely dedicated to photoshopping Nicolas Cage's image onto famous people's faces. I'm sitting in bed with Emily right now and we are completely cracking up.

Some of our favorites:



good ole Norm Rockwell

Friday, January 22, 2010

The reason I love New York #2


Protests outside my bus window, mini cupcakes in my tummy. I love New York (#2).

(500) Days...music video style

Here's a little amazingness to kick your day off to a good start.


Could the two of them be any more adorable?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Good Afternoooon


Ok I'm not trying to get all creepy on you with two food posts in a row (both taken from the same website, I might add. How unoriginal). I'm just so hungry right now and this dish is running circles in my head. "Make meeee. Make meee," says the ravioli. I'm babysitting tonight- how much xbox playing time do you think I can bribe two boys with to let me cook this for dinner?

On a somewhat related note: I'm working at the showroom I previously told you about a few days a week until I start at NYC-TV. It's tons of gliterry fun. I know you were dying to know.
RECIPE:
Ravioli with Peas and Shallots
Adapted from Real Simple, best recipes- taken from Noblepig.com
1-1/2 pounds cheese ravioli (fresh or frozen)
2 Tablespoons butter
2 shallots, thinly sliced
1 10 oz. bag frozen peas
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Kosher salt and black pepper
Cook the ravioli according to the package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water, then drain the ravioli.Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the peas, lemon zest, reserved ravioli water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, partially covered, until the peas are heated through, 3 to 4 minutes.Divide the ravioli among bowls and top with the pea mixture.

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video

Stay classy New York.

Good morninggg


Yowza. A Wilinsky family breakfast favorite is the egg and a basket (fried egg in a piece of toast- everyone calls it different things). Well this bad boy takes the classic to a whole new level. I wonder if I'll ever make this? For now, I just like to look at it. Isn't it pretty?

Baked Eggs in Bread Bowls
Adapted from All You- taken from Noblepig.com

Amounts for this recipe are not set and are dependant on how many you are making.


Crusty dinner rolls, as many as you choose
Eggs, large, one for each roll
Mixed herbs, chopped, such as, parsley, chives and tarragon, about a teaspoon for each roll
Heavy cream, 1 teaspoon for each roll
Salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese, grated, as much as you want to sprinkle on each roll

Slice off top of each dinner roll and gently remove some bread until there is a hole large enough to accommodate an egg. Arrange rolls on a baking sheet. Reserve tops. Crack an egg into each roll. Top each egg with some herbs and a bit of cream. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake in a 350 degree oven until eggs are set and bread is toasted 20 to 25 minutes. After eggs have cooked for 20 minutes, place bread tops on baking sheet and bake until golden brown. Let sit 5 minutes.

Place tops on rolls and serve warm.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tiesto: Feel It In My Bones


Dance it out.

The reason I love New York #1


Buried deep underneath the bustling New York streets is The Reason I Love New York #1. In the busiest spot in one of the busiest subway stations (Times Square) there is an electronics store. Outside of the store there are several large TVs behind some plexiglass.

New York friends, you totally know what I'm talking about.

The TVs play all sorts of things, at all times of the day- music videos, basketball games, cooking shows. And without fail there is always a crowd standing around watching. For some reason this completely cracks me up. Every time. Without fail, I laugh. It's like people haven't seen TV before and are mesmerized. Usually it's men standing around watching, and several homeless people.

Funniest moment I've witnessed at the Times Square TVs was yesterday. There was a boxing match being shown and a homeless man was air boxing in front of the TV. Everyone around him was cheering him on. Hilarious. I love New York.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Glitt'o Pup of the Day




June's story is one of the love and snuggles and overall dark red perfection. Junebug Allard bulldozed her way into my best friend Whitney's heart last year after her owners decided they could no longer care for her. Whitney took one look at that face and brought her home.

Random note on why I love Whitney: She was a wildlife studies major and overall lover of all animals, yesterday she was leaving a message on my answering machine when she spotted an endangered bald eagle while she was driving and got distracted and had to hang up the phone. I wish I could play the message for you, it's hilarious. But I digress...

June flops over in joy when you pet her, moves around her eyebrows in a way that makes me crack up and has the selective hearing of a bratty teenager. She wiggles her entire body when she wags her tail and is constantly smiling. She also follows Whitney everywhere including the bathroom- it can get kinda awkward.

Watching Whitney and June together makes you understand why people have dogs.

June and Whitney- matching Snuggies '10

If you really want- you can friend June on Facebook. She is always looking for new friends.




Eyebrows


Snuggie