Saturday, December 31, 2005

Twenty-Something has moved

Yes, that's right -- to celebrate 2006, we've moved. Please visit our new and improved home at .

All old posts -- warts and comments and all -- have been moved to the new location (although they'll still remain here at blogspot). Please update any bookmarks or links to .

Thanks to Blogger for a 1+ of great hosting. And thanks to you for reading.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Super Media Blitz

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a Superman media blitz for '06! The Man of Steel is on the cover of everything this week.

[From Premiere, via AICN. Lots more pics here.]

Monday, December 26, 2005

Back in N.Y.C.

Or at least I will be in about six hours.

I head down today for a whopping eight day stretch with my friend Greg. I'll going to be in New York until January 3rd. That's a long time...

Christmas was pretty good. Lots of food and family in Rutland. Nothing very note-worthy -- just Christmas. I did see Rumor Has It last night. I thought about writing up a review, but I decided not to waste any more time on the film. Needless to say, it wasn't very good -- almost Bewitched bad -- and you should not waste any money on it, no matter how much you love Jenn Aniston and her big, alien eyes.

So I'm both excited and nervous about this jaunt to the Big Apple. This is my first trip down since my ill-fated visit back in May. Last time there, I ended up doing very little because I fell ill. I am no fun when I am feverish. Here's to good health.

This is the first time I've taken the five-hour train ride to the city since I got trapped in one for nearly twenty-four hours, during Hurricane Phillip back in 1999. Today it's raining. Fingers are crossed.

And this is the first time I've been to New York since Duncan and I broke up during his five-week summer stay there. Not that I'm bitter. It's just that the city does have something else associated with now, for it this trip and probably all others from here on out.

Regardless of bad memories, I'm looking forward to this trip. Not sure what blogging will be like while I'm away. But New Yorkers out there, feel free to say hello. Perhaps I'll see you around.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Christmas Wrapping

This time of year I'm always reminded of two things (among others):

1.) I really, really, really suck at wrapping presents. I mean, seriously, I'm wrap-tarded. I used to love watching my mom wrap when I was a kid -- she was so elegant, creative. She cut like an exacto knife. She folded like origami. She could curl ribbons and tie bows to make Martha Stewart jealous. But her son? He missed that gene. I may be gay, but I can't even cut straight. (But if you laugh at me, I will cut you.)

2.) Ever since I was five, I've wanted to be a Jew living in Canada. I even wrote/drew a picture book about it in elementary school. I don't know why, but I always wanted to convert and then renounce my U.S. citizenship. Thus far I've done neither, so instead I just crush on Canadians (my first-ever boy crush, Andrew) and date half-Jews (Duncan).

Happy Holidays.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Gift of Music

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Tis the season to be blog-whore-y...

*ahem* If you're looking for a last minute holiday gift, might I suggest a gift certificate to the iTunes Music Store? It's quick and easy to buy one, and its a great gift in this post-iPod world of ours. You can email, print, or mail your gift, ranging from anything between $10 - $200, and then the receiver can use it to buy and download anything they'd like from the online store. Pretty sweet.

I post this mostly because I'm a member of a link-affiliate program, like many other bloggers, and I'll get a small commission for whatever you buy through the above link. I also totally dig the iTMS and I'll be giving away more than a couple gift cards from there myself this season.

And if you feel so inclined (and seriously, friends and strangers, you probably shouldn't), iTMS gift certs are at the top of my own Christmas list this year.


Festive - Sadistic Snowmen

Thanks be to Natalie -- and, of course, Bill Waterson. (PS - I want.)

Monday, December 19, 2005

Festive - The Holiday 10

1. What’s your favorite holiday movie?
Eh. Probably Elf or, if it counts, Love Actually. That's just how I roll. But I will always have a special place in my heart for the He-Man/She-Ra Christmas Special (now on DVD!)...

2. What’s your favorite holiday song (title and artist)?
I have three: "Christmas Wrapping" by the Waitresses; "Last Christmas" covered by Dexter Freebish; and "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" by anybody, but mainly Harry Connick Jr.

3. What’s the best holiday gift you were ever given and why?
Snake Mountain, at age four I'd guess. I rushed down to find the playset fully assembled under the tree. And it was glorious. (Wow, He-Man.)

4. Do you have a special someone to kiss at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s?
For the first time in a long time, no. But I'll be in NYC. Any takers?

5. Name your favorite reindeer?

6. Favorite holiday food?
I do like Starbucks' holiday-flavored stuff, but the prize has to go to my Grammy. Whether its her cookies or her annual Christmas Eve Italian seafood feast, she wins.

7. Snow day…cuddle by the fire or hand me a snowball?
Cuddle cuddle cuddle...

8. What was your New Year’s resolution from this year? Did you stick to it?
I don't think I formally made one, but I think I vaguely pledged to go to the gym. And, well, I haven't done that much lately... Yeah.

9. Is there really a Santa Claus?
Childhood trauma...

10. Present or stocking stuffer?
I don't care what it says about me, but I have to go with stocking stuffer.

Nanny 9/11

"What is it you can't face, Maria?" Cameron Diaz to star in 'Sound of Music' remake? As Maria? Say it ain't so, Yelli!

Ho's for a Cause

How the hell did I miss Boston's annual Santa Speedo Run?! I've been a fan since last year, and I'm actually pretty bummed, because it looks like it was just a block from my hotel.

This run is an annual fundraiser for the Ellie Fund, a Massachusetts breast cancer charity. Since 1999, Boston dudes -- both hot and not -- have been stripping down for the greater good.

Hot men with hot packages in cold weather aside, the run reminds me of the spirit of Boston that I love so much -- a city where its people will find a way to make money for a cause by doing things like pub crawls, motorcycle rides, and near-naked streaking in winter. That's a city that I love.

[Via, predictably, Towelroad -- many more hot photos can be found over there, too. And visit the run's official site for other pics and, even, videos!]