31 May 2009
Rojas says I should "take the next step" and get a blu-ray player. Why are region-free blu-ray players so expensive?
I'm not exactly what you'd call an "early adopter" with most technology -- save Blackberries, of course, of which I absolutely must have the brand-newest one before it even hits stores or I will for sure die. Blu-ray is something I've only started hearing about over the past couple of years. For someone like me who doesn't even know where the HD channels are on my HD TV (even though I pay my con-artist cable company extra every month for HD channels), I imagine blu-ray will be a mystery to me for a few years yet to come. This might be the thing that will peg me forever as a luddite last-generationer to the kids, anti-age undereye serum be damned. I'll probably wait until the prices on region-free blu-ray players come down to at least the mid-$200s. I can't give up my duty-free European airport HMV/FNAC shopping sprees just yet.
30 May 2009
This is something I think about a lot -- what it would be like being a teenager now. To be honest, I don't know if I'd be able to cut it. Whenever I see teenagers at shows, out and about and on tv and stuff, I can't even imagine how hard it must be to be 16 in this media environment. Plus, since I've always been pretty low-maintenance (to this day, I think I probably brush my hair maybe once a year), I don't know how I'd handle all the grooming and attention to stylistic detail. I'd probably try to be goth and and accidentally let on that I had preppy undertones or something. Social suicide. Really, though, to me it seems that a lot of what drives kids today into social groups is music, and considering my favorite music as a teenager were non-smiling angsty artists like Sinead O'Connor, the Pet Shop Boys, the Cure, new wave bands like New Order, and bands like Shakespears Sister (um, listen to WDRE much? Yeah, guilty), I'd probably be goth-lite by today's standards. Which I'm pretty happy with actually...
29 May 2009
26 May 2009
Not sure how it's going, besides the fact that I have a sore throat today. I'm eating tons of fruits and organic salads. It might just a phase, to be honest, knowing me. More to come.
25 May 2009
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24 May 2009
23 May 2009
22 May 2009
Ha! Check out Danny's Kerry Washington apt makeover at Oprah.com.
21 May 2009
Jason Rogers, one of my NY Post Date Knights, is featured in Out Magazine's June/July issue. Seriously, you know you're hot if a major magazine wants to run a picture of you putting on socks.
20 May 2009
> Dubai Mall is the best mall I've ever been to.
> Like, in my life.
> Is it better than Queens Center?
19 May 2009
18 May 2009
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17 May 2009
16 May 2009
Just got back from a super-fun and very chill night at the brand new Cavalli Club in the Fairmont. Loving Dubai!
15 May 2009
This disco mirror-covered camel lives outside the hotel I'm staying at this weekend in Dubai. It's Friday night here, or 3 a.m. Saturday morning. I haven't slept since waking up at 5 a.m. on Thursday morning. It's not pretty, but I'm making it through somehow. Just got back from Sanctuary at The Atlantis (which is situated on one of the fronds of the Palm Islands!) where I met up with my gorgeous friend Khatchig, whom I haven't seen in eight years, his sister, and some of his friends. It was super-fun, but I'm half alive, sleep deprivation, you know, so I bailed around 2 a.m., an hour before the club closed. Pretty respectable, I think, after all. There was this house DJ there, apparently a big hoo ha deal, but he's one of those DJs who only play beats, only music with no words or discernible melody. I felt very 1999 in that club, but it was super-interesting to get out, meet some new people and see what the nightclub scene is like in Dubai. I kind of love it here. More tomorrow... now sleepytime.