Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Geek Chic

Ladies! I found out where the boys are!!

I don't know how many of you are Nerds-- or more affectionately Geek Chic Ladies/ Gentlemen-- but for those of you who are, I attended CES (Consumer Electronics Show) a week ago in wild Las Vegas on some company dime. Holla at your girl. I figure I'm officially a grown-up since my work is sending me places for free. Especially Vegas. No lame corporate weekend bonding trips in the mountains for me. I'm a city girl, I is. 

Now, I'd never been to CES before so I had no idea what to expect....I should have expected everything. ALL THE THINGS. Everything that we buy was there. Everything that has a battery or plugs in or contains any form of energy whatsoever was there. There were computers and cars and radios and iPod accessories and 3D gadgets and headphones and washing machines. Literally. Everything we buy. So it was overwhelming and huge and impossible to soak in (even over 4 days of walking and staring bug-eyed).

Here are some pictures from my days there. And like any responsible blogging girl, I FOUND THE ONE PAIR OF SHOES AT THE ENTIRE EVENT. I think they're made of plastic....silicone? Rubber? Not quite sure on the deets. But I guess cubify.com has a little machine that makes them right in front of your eyes. I filmed a video of the process (see below), I've rewatched that video, and I'm still a little fuzzy on the science of it all. Perhaps, ya'll are a bit more tech-y than I. 

Oh yeah, Xzibit and 50 Cent were there. I was mere feet away from both of them. I got a pic of Xzibit, but unfortunately not Fiddy because his entourage was composed of 10 guys, each over 6'5''. Little Lauren couldn't see over their heads. Sad day. Plus they walked really fast. So there's that. 

"Why were rappers at the nerd convention?" Good question. 

Also, Bieber was there. But I missed the little man and his hair (that keeps getting shorter). Twelve-year-old girls' heads are exploding that I could miss such an opportunity. But frankly I was a little bummed. Apparently last year GAGA was there. THAT would've made my head explode.

Enjoy the Geek Chick Fest:

This is that Cubify video (above)! It made those shoes and chess pieces you see in the pictures above. 

Thanks CES! It was a delightful time!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mind: Blown

I know my last post was musically as well, but this is just too good.

Somebody that I used to know-- Gotye

And its equally awesome and entirely captivating cover by Walk off the Earth:

Friday, January 13, 2012

Beautiful Dark Twisted

I'm gonna need you to leave any preconceived notions behind for this post. A lot of people have issues with Kanye West for whatever unknown (and some obvious) reasons, but I think he is an incredible artist. My suspicions were confirmed when I saw his mini-movie Runaway. This 35-minute mini-movie was created over a year ago, and yet this is the first time I'm seeing it. It's a musical showcase of his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which features Selita Ebanks, the Victoria's Secret model. The imagery is gorgeous (as is Selita) so if you've been needing some visual inspiration, look no further. I promise you won't regret spending the time in Kanye's beautiful twisted fantasy.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I love the Oscars. Sometimes its annoying --see: James Franco texting while hosting-- sometimes wonderful -- see: Adrian Brody kissing Halle Berry-- sometimes its awkward -- see: Jennifer Aniston presenting an Oscar while Angelina sits the front row-- but it's always BEAUTIFUL. The women in their gowns and the men in their tuxes...it's such a beautiful celebration of film for the year. 

Now, the Oscar nominations haven't been announced yet, but I'd like to talk about a few of the front-runners for the year, so we can all hop on over to a movie theatre and get filled up on film.

Top Three Picks for Best Picture (in no particular order):

1. The Descendants: It's a film about a dad who suddenly is responsible for his two daughters after his wife has an accident. Two words: George Clooney. From what I hear, girls like him.

Here's a trailer:

2. The Artist: It's a silent film--yes, silent--about the transition from silent films to talkies and the actors' response to that change. It's getting rave reviews.

Here's the trailer:

3. Hugo: Directed by Martin Scorsese, it's about a young boy's adventures after his parents die and he's left to put together the pieces. He meets a girl, they run around, discover themselves. All in all, it looks heartwarming.

Here's a trailer:

I'll be having other editions of OSCAR FEVER in the coming weeks to talk about the Best Actor and Actress nominations. Til then, happy movie-going!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Note from an Apologetic Blogger

My dear, dear readers, I am terribly sorry for the vacancy as of late. I meant to write and explain things, but I've been so busy with this move to LA that I haven't even had the time for that. The trouble is, for the month of December, I HAD NO INTERNET. Imagine such a thing if you can. It was dire times, I can assure you. The few times I blogged was when I sneaked it at work--probably don't tell my boss. My living situation is still a little sketchy, but I promise when I'm settled in a few days, I will try to be back on my game with this whole blogging business.
We have so much more to discuss!