Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Unfriending

Let's face it, the Facebook can be an awkward thing sometimes. No situation is more delicate than the business of "unfriending".


Read on after the jump!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Other Girls

When I saw the first trailer for Girls, a new HBO series focuses on the lives of four 20-young'ns, my first instinct was that it was going to be good. Then, as the reviews started popping up online, I began to worry that it might be a little too in line with my own life, which might making watching it a little frustrating. Allow me a moment to eat my words.

I just finished catching up on the three episodes thus far and I'm hooked. None of these characters are perfect, which is something I can appreciate. I feel like this is a turning point where girls of my generation are starting to be portrayed with some actual realism on screen. We've already seen some bad decisions be made that make them feel like real, vulnerable people rather than a haircut. (Ten points for Gryffindor if you understand that reference.)

Here's a clip of creator Lena Dunham talking with exec-producer Mr Judd Apatow (and if you hunt around a little you can watching Episode 1 in it's entirety on YouTube right now as well).




Now, I know a lot of useless pop culture shit and it's mostly because when I see something, I Google the hell out of it. Here's some of the more interesting tid bits. If you haven't watched it yet, beware, there might be one itty bitty spoiler ahead.


  • Allison Williams. Her dad is Brian Williams and she has amazing hair. She had a really charming interview on David Letterman. Click here to see it.
  • Speaking of dads, David Mamet's daughter Zosia is also on the show and she plays a totally different character than her one on Mad Men. 
  • Jorma Taccone's cameo. I've been loving me some Lonely Island since a boy showed me it in the ninth grade (that's all the way back in '04 for those of you keeping score) and watching Jorma be so agressive and sexy sent my heart racing.
  • I didn't like Lena Dunham's movie "Tiny Furniture" and was worried it'd be like that. It's not. Because it runs in 30 minute episodes the pacing is a lot quicker which I think works better for her writing.
  • Did I mention that Lena (a 25-year-old New Yorker) co-wrote all 10 episodes of this inaugural season and directed about half of them?
Hyping done. Tell me what you think!

Your girl,
N.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Sunny Sides

Having migrated out to the West coast from Calgary for school, I'm finding myself feeling somewhat displaced. But recently I've come to the conclusion that life is a spectrum and I don't have to decide if I'm a "Calgary girl" or a Vancouverite. I can be a little bit of both. Some people can't possibly fathom what Calgary's redeeming aspects are and honestly sometimes I need to remind myself. But I love both places and here are my arguments that choosing just isn't something I'm ready to do.


Keep reading after the jump!