Things I Love Thursday, May 13th ’10



‘Ello, poppets!  ‘Tis time for this week’s Things I Love Thursday and perhaps it’s time for me to stop pretending I’m a Victorian street urchin.  Or not.

* Alas, the glorious 14th “cycle” of “America’s Next Top Model” has drawn to a close, with surprising or not so surprising results.  I was hoping that the girl who was raised in a cult would have made it a bit further in the cycle, but I don’t really know what that says about me- nor do I want to know.  For the travel portion of the cycle, the top 5 model-wannabes flew to majestic New Zealand in their hopes of becoming (*makes serious face*) America’s. Next. Top. Model.  I lived for six months (2008-2009) in a wee town in the middle of the North Island called “Waiouru,” and I can tell you that there is no shortage of artistic inspiration for photoshoots.   Practically every frickin’ second is an amazing opportunity for a photoshoot in that country.  Most of my best stuff happened in the underground of The National Army Museum (I was an intern there), so I can only imagine the outtakes from the ANTM gang.  To my crushing disappointment, Jermaine and Bret from Flight of the Conchords didn’t make an appearance, and so I’ve included a rather dandy pic of the two of them here.  Jermaine’s got air! 

* Getting massive e-mail updates from old friends.  I know a lot of people don’t like getting mass update e-mails, but you know what I say to all of that?  Haters to the left.  To the left, I say! Chances are really likely that what you’re doing at that very moment is less entertaining than reading a hilarious and gossip-filled (the good kind of gossip) update.   Unless you consider laundry to be massively entertaining, in which case I say good for you.

 * Snuggling up in your bed and watching deliciously trashy television shows on your laptop.  The novelty never really wears off, does it?

* Top-secret missions to…Dairy Queen!  “Badassery” just so happens to be my middle name.

* Watching a brand new episode of “Criminal Minds” with my mom.  There’s no better mother-daughter bonding time like time spent taking in gory displays of violence and contemplating the possibility of psychotic serial killers lurking all around us.  Cheery!  Matthew Gray Gubler just also happens to be my imaginary boyfriend, so there’s that, too.  Let no one deny that I’m an excellent imaginary girlfriend.  Ummm….speaking of “psychotic and delusional”…

* You know when you haven’t washed your hair in a couple of days and then you have the best shower ever, use your favourite shampoo and you lather, rinse AND repeat?  Awesome!  Basic hygiene is probably even more awesome, Kylie.  Get on that.

* My sister discovered a cheque written out to her for a rawwwther princely sum of money.  Take the feeling you get when you find a fiver scrunched up in the pocket of your winter coat, and times it by a kajillion.

Alright, it’s your turn!  What’s making you speak in funny accents this week? 

Cheers to you!


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