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Medusa Who?

I woke up this morning with no power (due to a massive wind/rain storm last night/early this morning -apparently- I was out cold like a drunken sailor so I have no idea). My house was pitch black and I had a wonderful time showering and doing my makeup by candle light. Seriously, not a problem. However, my hair was a problem. A) I have naturally curly hair which I blow dry upside down so that it doesn’t get weighted and stringy B ) Uh, it’s January! A girl can catch her death going out into the winter weather with wet hair.

So, I kept my hair wrapped in a towel, soaking up as much water as I could, put in some curling crème and went on my merry way. I look pretty good, I must say, y’know, for preparing in a mostly darkened home. As I was grabbing a quick brekkie-on-the-go at Tim Horton’s I joked with one of the servers (who also lost her power this morning but had her hair in a pretty braid) about how I looked like Medusa roaming the streets this morning.

Her: *BLANK STARE*
Me: “You’re too young to know who Medusa is or what I’m talking about, aren’t you?”
Her” “Yeah…probably. *giggle*”
Me: “EFF YOU!!” (Just kidding….I didn’t say that. Nor did I punch her. I did, however, give her a short lesson in Greek mythology.)

Medusa

For a brief Wiki lesson to learn about Medusa click here.

Cheers.
PS – For the record, I’m really not that old….I think this girl spends too much time perfecting her Taylor Momsen goth look with her overly dyed platinum/yellow hair and too much shit on her eyes to know anything more than “So that’s a medium double double?”

Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen

*ZZZZZiiiiiinnnggg!*

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Doppelgängers

Ever see a celebrity and think you know him/her and it turns out to be a different celebrity altogether? Like how people say how much Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel look alike? Or so many have said that Josh Duhamel, Timothy Olyphant and Ryan Seacrest could all be brothers? Back in the late 90’s there were so many comparisons between newcomers Alicia Silverstone and Reese Witherspoon that Reese, in an interview once said, jokingly “Yes, *sigh* we’re sisters.”

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone


Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon


So now I’m going to share with you certain celebrities I either often confuse or think look quite a bit alike:

1) Monica Potter and Sarah Paulson – I confused these for a long time. I can now distinguish who’s who…sometimes

Monica Potter

Monica Potter


Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson


Combine these two and you may just get Julia Roberts
Julia

2) Kristen Stewart and Teresa Palmer – I don’t confuse these ladies but they sure do look alike

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart


Teresa Palmer

Teresa Palmer

3) Amanda Peet and Allison Williams – I have to admit I still have no idea who Allison Williams is or what she’s done but every time I see her on the red carpet or in a magazine I think it’s Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet


Allison Williams

Allison Williams

4) Carly Pope and Cobie Smulders – I don’t know much about Cobie Smulders but I think she looks a helluva lot like Carly Pope from Popular

Carly Pope

Carly Pope


Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders

5) Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Susan Ward – I have only see Susan Ward in a couple of things but both times I thought I was watching Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Jenna Dewan-Tatum


Susan Ward

Susan Ward

6) Lori Heuring and Ever Carradine – Coincidentally, Susan Ward starred in The In Crowd with Lori Heuring. And while I thought I was watching Jenna Dewan sharing the screen with Ever Carradine, it was actually Susan starring alongside Lori Heuring

Lori Heuring

Lori Heuring


Ever Carradine (she gets the award for coolest name, BTW)

Ever Carradine
(she gets the award for coolest name, BTW)

7) Mira Sorvino and Ashley Jones – I was watching The Mentalist a few years ago and thought it was odd that Mira Sorvino was doing a guest appearance but wasn’t listed….um, yeah, not her

Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino


Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones


AND if you add them together you might just get Kathy Baker
Kathy
kathy2

8) Javier Bardem and Jeffrey Dean Morgan – Thank goodness one of these dudes has an accent

Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem


Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

9) Sam Shepard and Josh Taylor – So, I always thought it was cool that the guy who blew up in a car in The Pelican Brief played Dylan’s dad who got blown up in a car on 90210. Whoooops!

Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard


Josh Taylor (No? Don't get it?)

Josh Taylor
(No? Don’t get it?)


Saaaaam

Saaaaam


Jooossh

Jooossh

10) Lauren Ash and Megan Cavanaugh – So, Super Fun Night is a super fun show and I love it. And, although you may not agree, I think Lauren (Marika) looks like Megan Cavanaugh from A League of Their Own (also, Megan was also the animal control chick who shot Phoebe in the ass with a dart {Friends})

Lauren Ash

Lauren Ash


Megan Cavanaugh

Megan Cavanaugh


No? Not seeing it? What about Lauren Ash and Jodie Foster?
Lauren

Lauren


Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

11) Linda Evangelista and Milla Jovovich – I never confused these two but I have always thought they could be model sisters

Linda Evangelista

Linda Evangelista


Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich

And finally, one of my favorites
Norman Reedus

Norman Reedus

Norman Reedus


and THIS KITTY
See it??????

See it??????

There. There’s my accomplishment for the evening.
Cheers.


Blessed Be (aka Your Lecture of the Day)

The other night as I was leaving work, headed for my boot camp class, a man approached me. He was about 40 years old, dressed in a jacket and jeans, looking like a normal guy on the street. And he was quite pleasant. He said “Excuse me ma’am, I hate to bother you but I’m wondering if you have some spare change? I’m homeless and the church doesn’t open until 10 and I was hoping to get something to eat.”
I live in a relatively small town and we don’t have a homeless problem here. In fact, to hear that this dude was homeless kind of shocked me as I wasn’t expecting it and also, y’know, he didn’t “look” homeless.

Of course I dug thru my bag and came up with four dollars. It’s what I had and it was enough for him to get a hot dinner at Tim Horton’s just down the street. He was very appreciative, saying “thank you, Dear” several times before heading on his way. As I was adjusting my gym bag back over my shoulder and heavy winter coat I thought for a second and then yelled “Hey! Wait a second.” He turned around and walked back to meet me. I asked him his name and introduced myself and shook his hand. I asked if he knew about the shelter/soup kitchen just on the other side of Town and told him I hoped he got a nice warm meal and had a good night.

As I walked toward my car I thought of many things: Four dollars doesn’t mean much to me / I was fortunate enough to have food in my fridge and well stocked freezer / my ass didn’t get this extra meat on it on its own / I am blessed with work / I am a very fortunate and thankful young lady / God made us all equal / I wonder if I’ll see him again / I wonder if he had soup for dinner.

I don’t know if my four dollars made a difference to him. But aside from giving him money I wanted to show him kindness and support. It must be humiliating to have to ask for money or admit one is homeless and I wanted it to resonate with him that he is still a person and he still matters.

Back before Halloween a homeless man, that many of us in my community knew, was burned to death. The little bus shelter that he slept in was set ablaze in a neighboring town and it’s left us all shocked and disgusted. Like I said, we don’t have a homeless problem in our little towns, it’s not an epidemic, but there are some people who do sleep their nights away in a church basement or in a baseball dugout. I doubt very much that they thought their lives would end up the way they are. And sometimes all it takes to turn things around is a simple act of kindness and support.

Let this be your lesson of the day to show everyone kindness and respect. (Unless, of course, they’re dicks.)

You never know what kind of magic can come from a person with no place to call home:

Cheers.


Living in a Christmas Card

So, it’s been snowing here in Nova Scotia for nearly 3 weeks straight.  It’s ridiculously cold – and not just to me, the girl who has her space heater on in the summer, but to everyone.  It’s -18 (and -30 with the wind chill).  And we’re under blizzard warning for tonight and tomorrow.  Ugh.  Effing Winter!  And the worst news is that we still have 3-4 months left of this.  *sad face*

And to make cold matters worse, the heating was broken in my office today and the AC stuck on.  Picture this lady not happy.  I wore my winter coat, scarf, hat and boots all day at work.  Then, after 6 hours in, we left and I went and picked up some sushi and am chillin’ (literally) before my classes tonight.  Thank goodness for my workouts this evening, I think it’s the only way I’ll heat up.

So yeah, back to the weather – snow, snow, major freezing rain/ice storm, snow, snow, more snow, more freezing rain…you getting the picture?  Here, let me show you what it looked like Christmas morning:

Ignore that thing in the middle of the window - it's a mount for the GPS

Ignore that thing in the middle of the window – it’s a mount for the GPS

We totally had to swerve left and right to avoid the trees in the road - they were completely bent over because of the weight of the ice

We totally had to swerve left and right to avoid the trees in the road – they were completely bent over because of the weight of the ice

There's a building under there.....can y'all see it?

There’s a building under there…..can y’all see it?

Ahhh....this tree was once standing upright....not so much anymore.

Ahhh….this tree was once standing upright….not so much anymore.

It’s all very pretty, but damn it’s cold!  And slick.  And slippery.  And did I mention cold???  Brr!!  Allow me to reiterate: BRRRRRR!!!!

Thank goodness for Christmas gifts of fleecy PJs and fuzzy socks.  And let me be the first to admit I AM NOT ABOVE wrapping my feet in plastic bags to ensure my socks don’t get wet in my boots.  I will take whatever measures necessary to stay warm and dry and I am on the countdown to Spring and thawing out.

Wishing you all a warm start to the New Year.

Happy 2014.

Cheers.