MTV's The Challenge: Rivals is over, and I'm sad.

I am one of those people that gets too emotionally involved in reality TV shows. MTV's recent "Challenge" is no exception. Although this reality series is overshadowed by the likes of Jersey Shore (which I also love) and Teen Mom, I believe the MTV has struck the jackpot with the cast and the challenges that they encounter.

I'm Basically Starring in "This Is Forty" (the "Knocked Up" sequel)

So I'm basically starring in Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up" sequel, "This is Forty" starring Paul Rudd, Jason Segal, Leslie Mann, and Megan Fox.

La Surfeza

When I got the text from my friend Alex that said the beer company he was working for (Pacifico) was sponsoring a a pub crawl for the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach for free, I really had to think long and hard about whether or not I wanted to go.

The Coldplay Show at UCLA was Kick-Ass (in case you were wondering)

Would you expect anything but amazing from the fantastically talented Coldplay? I can't imagine a better birthday present. Not only do they sound better live than they do on their albums, but also their humble attitudes and goofy demeanor make them extremely lovable.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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MTV's The Challenge: Rivals is over, and I'm sad.

MTV Challenge: Rivals
I am one of those people that gets too emotionally involved in reality TV shows. MTV's recent "Challenge" is no exception.

Although this reality series is overshadowed by the likes of Jersey Shore (which I also love) and Teen Mom, I believe the MTV has struck the jackpot with the cast and the challenges that they encounter.

Here's the set-up: MTV has been doing these challenges for years. It's rather ridiculous the types of things they put these people through in order to have the chance to make $100,000 (sometimes less). This season, some of the craziest things the cast had to do involved moving across a platform by jumping from hammock to hammock, moving cars with large machinery, jumping onto a zip line from 50 feet above the water (with no harness!), and the final challenge, which was a 2-day overnight challenge where they had to reach the end at the top of a 9,000 ft mountain.

Ridiculous.

But that's not why I watch: the dynamic of the people on this show is so intriguing and emotionally draining, that you actually get invested in their well-being. I didn't even realize how much I felt like I knew this cast until the rivals reunion which aired last night.

The highlight of this reunion was Adam finally admitting that he cared for bad-boy CT and breaking down into tears despite Kenny aka "Mr. Beautiful" egging him on. It's insane how much I was intrigued by their relationship and the "development" of their characters. To be honest, I was a tad misty - I could have cried out of joy for them if I wasn't too embarrassed that Megan might have walked out of her room to see my crying to an MTV reality show.

The emotional turmoil coupled with the physical challenges made it so that I couldn't even wait to watch an episode until the next day - even though I recorded it on my DVR, I had to watch it as close to live as possible even if it jeopardized my sleep.

Here are the results:
Male Winners: Tyler and Johnny
Female Winners: Eve and Paula
Male Runners-Up: Kenny and Wes
Female Runners-Up: Laurel and Cara Maria
Male Third Place: Mike and Leroy
Female Third Place: Jen and Mandi

I would have loved to see CT and Adam take it and prove everyone wrong, but then again I feel emotionally attached to CT - just like every other female he encounters. What is it about him?

I'll get off my soap box. I can't wait for next season's Challenge. Hump Day will be much harder now that I don't have this show to look forward to.
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Friday, August 19, 2011

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I'm Basically Starring in "This Is Forty" (the "Knocked Up" sequel)

So I'm basically starring in Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up" sequel, "This is Forty" starring Paul Rudd, Jason Segal, Leslie Mann, and Megan Fox.

Yesterday, my oldest friend (since I was 8, yes that's 15 years of glorious friendship), my boyfriend, and I went to the Chipotle opening to get free burritos. Well, that was a failure because the opening was the day before - but instead we BASICALLY starred in movie.

There were a lot of trailers and equipment set up on the street that I live on. We walked from my apartment around the corner to Chipotle and found gawkers and gazers trying to get a glimpse of whatever was going on at the corner Coffee Bean. So we got our Chipotle "Mexican" cuisine and sat watching people walk by to peer in the window, and the crew rearranging the set.

On our way out we basically were in a scene in the movie...

And when I say basically I mean that we looked in the window and saw Paul Rudd filming with a hairy man (could have been Jason Segal?). Megan Fox was nearby, but we didn't actually see her in the flesh. This was my friend's first celeb siting (even though she's lived in LA for a year now...).
This is basically what I saw...
Look for my legs whenever the movie comes out (in the scene where they're at the Coffee Bean, duh!). My friend was wearing an orange dress, and I was wearing a grey pencil skirt. Seriously, we're like totally movie stars.
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Monday, August 8, 2011

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La Surfeza

When I got the text from my friend Alex that said the beer company he was working for (Pacifico) was sponsoring a a pub crawl for the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach for free, I really had to think long and hard about whether or not I wanted to go.

JUST KIDDING, duh :)

Recap of the night’s festivities:

VIP pass and beer #1

The owner of the pizza place on our pub crawl came over to check if we were having a good time, and one thing led to another (another 3 tequila shots) and he admitted to us that he was the real-life Sunshine that was in Remember the Titans! No this isn’t actually cool at all, but all the free boozing makes everything exciting!

Oh hello PoPo

...Obviously after a few more drinks

The next day the girls left but with my VIP pass that extended all weekend, there was no way I was going to leave. I called some friends that I knew lived close by and after going thru traffic of the THOUSANDS of people, I found parking 2 miles away and headed over to the next VIP lounge. More free beer, Wahoo’s fish tacos, a crazy photo booth, and plenty of entertaining creeps. And then the MGMT concert on the beach!



(This is not me) But fun nonetheless!

What a great summer weekend :-D

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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The Coldplay Show at UCLA was Kick-Ass (in case you were wondering)

Would you expect anything but amazing from the fantastically talented Coldplay? I can't imagine a better birthday present. Not only do they sound better live than they do on their albums, but also their humble attitudes and goofy demeanor make them extremely lovable. Chris Martin has the voice of an angel, and his band mates are masters of their crafts.

Kevin and Amy at Coldplay
Kevin got INCREDIBLE seats. We were sitting in the front of the non-floor section, approximately 100 feet away from the stage, and the lovely and talented Chris Martin. We carpooled with two of the girls who live nearby that were also in attendance for my birthday party, and made it there with plenty of time to gawk at the rich white people that were there.

Surprise #1
Jimmy Kimmel was going to be there and the show was going to be streamed live on the Jimmy Kimmel show! Coldplay played two kick-ass songs off their new album to be released this fall including "Every Tear is a Waterfall." I'm biased because everything they do is amazing.

And it was all yellow...
Surprise #2
They played a lot of amazing classics including "Yellow," "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face," "Clocks," "Fix You," "Viva La Vida," and "Politik" (and many more). They also played a lot of fantastic new songs off their upcoming album. Let's just say I might buy it instead of finding a way to get it for free... it's that good. I also may or may not have tenderly wept during "Fix You"...

Surprise #3
A handful of celebs were in attendance there and Kevin and I had prime real estate for watching them. Two that I can confirm are Kate Bosworth (who had blue tips in her hair and looked like she hadn't eaten for a few years) and Lindsay Lohan (who was dressed like a lumber-jack/prude with a red plaid button down, jean shorts, and her bleached hair tied back into a librarian bun). I'm sure others were there, but they might have been on the other side of the stage/backstage.

This is me. Stoked for Coldplay.
Surprise #4
One of the girls we carpooled with has no censor, so the car ride home was definitely amusing. Not only did she spend the ride looking up "fun facts" about Chris Martin (the lead singer of Coldplay) and voicing how she yearns to be the piano that he "humps" while performing, but also she kept forgetting that her window was down and saying hilarious things about the people in cars next to us. They definitely heard, and my friend that was driving attempted to put her window on child lock. This is the same girl that got into a fight with a midget. I think we need to feature her on this blog permanently ;)

All in all, best birthday present EVER. I love these types of "experience-based gifts" rather than material items that I can break, lose, or get tired of.

Here are more photos of the event, courtesy of Kevin!




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Why Your Friend is Dating A Loser

How many of your girlfriends are too good for the guy they're dating? 
How many times do you see a couple and wonder how the girl puts up with the guy? 
Do you ever question your friends' dating logic? 
Do you ever think that your friends' boyfriends are douches, tools, freeloaders, ugly or alternatively pretty boys? 
I've noticed a lot that a lot of women have started dating guys that in the past they would be "too good for." Women are increasingly willing to settle especially as we get older. Could it be that the number of men that never want to get married is increasing? Or is it that men can get away with the bachelor, A-Rod lifestyle for the rest of their lives now? Regardless, the desire of women to have a boyfriend or husband at any cost is impairing their judgement to choose wisely.

So why is your friend seemingly dating beneath her? Here are my theories:

  1. He's good in bed/ is well endowed.
  2. She's afraid of being alone, and sees being with a loser better than being without anyone.
  3. She's consistently drunk.
  4. Sheer desperation.
  5. She watches way too many Disney movies (like Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, or Snow White...)
  6. Your friend is a masochist.
  7. Your friend just wants to annoy you.
  8. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (hey, it could happen).
  9. Daddy issues.
  10. She's blind and/or deaf.

I guess love really is blind?
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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Celebrating Amy's 23rd Birthday in San Diego

Some may choose to quietly celebrate their birthdays with a handful of close friends. I'm not sure who these people are, but it sure isn't me or my handful(s) of close friends... I was essentially the last one to turn 21 out of my group of friends a few years back, and ever since then my birthday has been used as an excuse to drink your body weight in jager.

So this year to celebrate my 23rd birthday 16 of my closest friends met up in the Gaslamp district of downtown San Diego. Let's just say that no one RSVP'd no.

Cramming 16 people into two rooms at the Hilton was no big deal - we all like to snuggle. So we pounded down some vodka tonics and tequila/Sun Drop concoctions and made our way over to Petco Park.
The birthday crew at Petco Park
Kevin in all his glory
We sat field-side and the weather was perfect. My boyfriend decided it would be funny to try to lead the wave in our section. Although he (and my other HS guy friends) failed miserably, their efforts were appreciated and served as a form of entertainment. My boyfriend is irresistible - check out his hotness.

Aside from the Padres losing to the Rockies, it was an amazing game filled with beer and dogs. Everyone had a good time in anticipation for the true party that night.

You might be thinking, wow this is tame? This is their excuse for a party? Just you wait (a small detail: we were all intoxicated for approximately 12 hours)...

Megan and Amy ready to go!
After freshening up and finishing off the rest of the alcohol (trust me it was a lot...), we stumbled our way to Voyeur - my favorite nightclub on the Gaslamp. It arguably is the best venue with the best music, especially for those who are into Electronica. It's also where we went one of the nights on my 21st birthday.

Here's where the night starts getting crazy.

Line, what line? Well I guess there was this huge line, but I just walked straight to the front of it and talked to the bouncer. I stood there like a BALLER telling the bouncer which people in the line were allowed in and which weren't... no cover. The whole bunch got in, no problem. Lesson to you all: act like you own the place (it obviously works...).

With this co-ed group drama was bound to happen, but I'm pretty sure my high school guy friends enjoyed their time "dancing" with my hot college friends. I also played "Have you met Ted?" (see video below - verbatim) with one of my girlfriends... and it worked. She was "hooked" for the entire night.
4 lemon drops later, we end up in the VIP lounge upstairs... somehow... all of us. Then Megan gets into a dance off... Then we lost two of our friends (both very tall girls) who supposedly got kicked out of the venue because they got into a fight with a midget. I can't believe I missed that.
We ended up at the Burger Lounge after the club closed (after the scramble of making sure everyone is together which took forever). I think I had the best burger of my life that night - the noises I was making while I was eating it were not normal.

All in all - the night could have been a catastrophe with this wild bunch. Maybe we're just all growing up? Nah...

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SHARK WEEK: The Drinking Game


And I didn't think anything could make Discovery Channel's Shark Week any better.

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