Wednesday, December 1, 2010

angry swedish bitches

yes please.

drawing much inspiration these days from my ragey nordic sistas.

cobrastyle: robyn

bitchface motherfucker: lisbeth

is it time to cut off all my hair and embrace the 50% svenska? i think yes.

(also, god, i just cannot find a decent lisbeth retrospective. i just spent like 45 minutes on youtube watching horrid eurotrash shit. i might just have to make one myself.)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

willow rosenberg has the cutest smile ever invented

hulu plus has all the buffy episodes.

and my life is the better for it, buffy's occasionally weird velvet pants excluded.

because velvet pants aside, it's buffy's opaque sparkley sunglasses and cute witticisms, angel young and forlorn (so much more lovely than his contemporary rip-off), willow's enormous innocent eyes and utter sweetness, the halloween episode of season two, and all of season two, really. and fucking drusilla, man. fucking drusilla should have won an emmy for her sheer super amazingness.

and yeah maybe i've had a lot of wine and an excess of ice cream cake tonight, but some things are just patently charming. and the level of cuteness achieved with a willow rosenberg smile circa 1997 is way more charming than anything i've seen televised in the last ten years. so yayys for hulu, which has raised my happiness by at least 50% with its abundance of otherwise unavailable awesomeness.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

couldn't love you more

it has been busy and beyond hectic over here. i've been a ridiculous bitchface to pretty much urrybody and have been barely keeping my head above water. but i played in my first home bout tonight and my beloved and my favorite lovelies came out to support and i just couldn't be more pleased with the life i've made for myself in the middle of nowhere, all on my own. now i'm ready to conk out -- sore and tired, half drunk and bruised, dried sweat and achy bones. but i haven't felt so wildly alive and wonderful in ages. i will sleep forevvvvvvvvvvvvvvvs and wake up happy, i know.

Friday, October 8, 2010

hey, fall

have made a slew of new recipes lately, but have been a weird combo of both too busy and too lazy to post recently. plus, i have a bout in chicago tomorrow! eeek! i'm terribly excited though, so wish me luck. and i'm getting a lot better, imho. can skate backwards, stop fast, and am learning to skate sideways too. still falling down a lot, but been getting better with that too, i think. just thought i'd stop in to share my newest favorite fall purchase:

faux fur FTW!

been looking for a retro cropped faux fur jacket for two years and thankfully, fashionistas have decided to embrace the leopard print this fall. wish i could have afforded this sweet hot kate spade version, but alas, grad school makes ms. spade an impossibility:

still, don't you think i did an awesome job finding a cheaper, but still retro fun jacket? i'm impressed with myself anyway. and now lafayette, indiana is gonna get an eyeful of a glam jacket and big black sunglasses version of jb.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

breakfast of champions

this week is green smoothie challenge week here at nobeckettno which means that i'll be getting down with a green bevvie every day until sunday. cleaning the blender every day is a hassle that i don't particularly look forward to, but every time i switch to smoothie + small substantial breakfast item, i feel awesome. plus i'm bored to death of oatmeal. oatmeal can suck it. until canned pumpkin arrives at the grocery and then pumpkin oats and i will totally get back together.

for small but substantial breakfast item, i decided to host an exclusive (read: me and a bottle of malbec) late night baking party last night and made these extremely tastyhealthy blueberry muffins. seriously, with this breakfast i'm pretty much guaranteed to be some kind of efficacious wonder. even if i'm not eating breakfast until well past noon these days. Recipes for success below:

Green Smoothie

1 cup coconut water
1 apple, chopped
2 big handfuls spinach
4-5 strawberries
juice of 1/2 lime
1 inch fresh ginger, grated

blend that shit

Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Muffins
(adapted, but just barely, from Jenna at

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar
4 tbsp butter
1 egg + 1 yolk
2 bananas, mashed
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups (1 dry pint) fresh blueberries
1/3 cup milk

heat oven to 375. melt butter in a small pot. whisk in milk, egg, banana, and vanilla. in a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and sugar. add the wet ingredients, then fold in blueberries. bake for 25-30 minutes. makes 12 normal-sized muffins or 10 large. effing delicious toasted with a bit of butter.

Monday, August 30, 2010

on the end of summer, sequin shorts, and montenegro style

well it's still hot as balls in the midwest, but easy to tell that summer comes to its slow, sad close. winter is pratically upon us, y'all. oh sure there's the pretty, quick breath of fall but then before you know it the ground's covered in grey sludgy snow that mucks up your pant legs and sticks around in huge drifts, unperturbed, until april.

but david bought me sequin shorts from jcrew, so winter will not bring me down this year! cuz it's all sparkly shorty shorts over here! and i am working on my fall look, which will be 'montenegro style' in honor of the shiloh. toddlers are so cosmopolitan these days. anyway, slouchy soft menswear is my direction. which i will balance with extremely slutty shoes and big, messy, long hair. and dark lipstick. and maybe some kind of delicate jewelry. now if only that financial aid check would come so i could start looking for online sales. also digging this lately:

(unisex cologne of awesomeness)

and have also been coveting this hair despite my fall commitment to length:

(dawson's creek pixie cut of awesomeness)

in day-to-day life news, i've been effing neck deep in bureaucracy horrorfest over here lately. i can't bear to think about it anymore, so i won't get into details. let's just say FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT and call it covered.

i hope to be blogging more regularly now that i have my wits about me again. i've been so manic just trying to write and deal with a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta whathaveyous, that i'm only now starting to feel like i have a handle on things. so i'm back in the world. head is out of the muddle. let's see what i can squeeze out of the last warm days of august.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

july = dissertation and derby

really, i don't do anything else these days. well tonight i made zucchini pancakes which were a success. i just tweaked an ina garten recipe a bit and served them with tzatziki and big salad with avocado. obsessing over avocado is also something i've been doing a lot in july.

but in derby and diss news, i was in my first bout and loved it even though i kept getting knocked down. i got totally nervous right before it started and then calmed down about 15 minutes in. by the second half, i was having the best time i've ever had in a sporting event. it was awesome. as was the 80s themed after party at which i drank some bud lights (whut?) and ate some sandwich and danced with a bunch of sweaty, smelly bruisers. there was A LOT of girl-on-girl humping action. all in a good fun, non dominating kind of humping way, of course. the other team, So Ill Roller Girls (clever, you see, because they are from SOuthern ILLinois. get?), was very fun and good spirited overall. they won the bout but were super sweet dancey party cool girls after.

on the dissertation front, i'm being pretty productive. got another chapter draft done and twenty pages of the next. twenty messy disaster pages, but better than nothing. and it's kinda coming together. i still have a bit of a hopeless, i'm never gonna get done feeling in my gut, but i make myself write every day regardless. just hoping that will pay off soon.

that's all the recap i can handle tonight. now off to watch some hulu before bed. night night.