Posts tagged ‘philip’

August 1, 2011

The Section Quartet

Zoila was fired this weekend.  She was spending too much time watching telenovela and not enough time with a mop.  I put on my maid’s uniform (i.e. old beer tshirt and shorts) and spent Sunday afternoon cleaning.  You can bet the house is the cleanest it has ever been.  But again, Zoila wasn’t very good at the cleaning thing.

The fiancé played DJ while I scrubbed furiously (boy did he get the better deal).  The Section Quartet was on the playlist.  You have probably heard them before and don’t realize it.  Or maybe you do.  They take songs from bands like Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and turn them into classical quartet pieces.  I’m hooked.  But that is the music mood I have been in lately.

The sound of violins makes me want to take ballet classes again.  Oh Philip…

March 31, 2011

Adult Ballet Classes


I am tardy for the party.  I am just now posting about Black Swan.  I saw it months ago and I am still obsessed.  Because of that movie, I am on the search for adult ballet classes to fulfill my dream of being a ballerina.  I have had no luck.  Everyone discriminates against adults.  I am shorter than most 18 year olds and don’t take up more space than the plump teens you see running around.  That should count for something.  I am a 29 year old that just wants to dance, damn it!

I even talked Philip into taking the classes with me if I find a studio.  It was more like negotiated with Philip.  He agreed to it as long as his recital could be at my wedding.  He would pick the music and dedicate his dance to the undying love the fiancé and I share.  He already has the flexibility needed for the most impressive ballet moves (see photo to the left).

BTW, you are not going to get the results you expect when you google “adult dance classes”.  At least I didn’t.  I can also recognize that the tights and tutu are the real reason for my search.  Halloween only comes around once a year and I want to wear a tutu everyday!

January 14, 2011

Marchesa and Teardrop

Fashion and music.  Two of my favorite things.  I made a visit to Marchesa’s website and their music selection immediately caught my attention.  Not to worry, I did not decide to dump my stand against spending a G on dresses.  I was simply looking for inspiration.  I unexpectedly got music inspiration.  If food had been present, it would have been an orgy for my senses.

Led Zeppelin’s The Battle of Evermore plays when you open  This song reminded me of Massive Attack’s Teardrop. Not quite as old or as good as Led Zeppelin, but it is from 1998.  I was a junior in high school.  Sweet Jesus.  Maybe that’s why I immediately felt a sentimental attachment.  Surely Philip will like this selection.


December 29, 2010

Top Posts from The Plastic Jungle of 2010

As we bring 2010 to a close, it is only appropriate that we take a look back at the top TPJ posts of 2010.  I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my life and adventures with you.  This is just the beginning.  I have a feeling 2011 is going to be a very big year.

  1. Philip’s Birth Rite
  2. The Dark Side
  3. Skankasaurus Ex
  4. Top 10 songs you are not supposed to love
  5. Amateur Weekend
  6. Plastic is not Fantastic
  7. Don’t Be a D-Bag
  8. Moving Day Panic
  9. Another Missed Fashion Opportunity
  10. Bring Your Own Woman

You know Philip is a special kind of man when he more than doubled the traffic of Skankasaurus Ex.

December 20, 2010

Philip’s Birth Rite

It is pretty obvious that I like music.  Good music.  So you can imagine my horror when I   heard Rihanna belting from a dear friend’s car.  We had just finished a delicious dinner at Seasons 52, and I was hitching a ride with Philip (one L) to the next stop.  Valet pulled up with his car and it was clear that they did not have a concern for the well being of their own hearing.  They let Rihanna continue right where Philip left her. The gentleman opened the passenger door for me and I immediately screeched, “PHILIP!  OH MY GAAAWWWWD!”  Multiple valet guys could not hide their snorts and giggles.

After attempting to prove to me that she is amazing and even singing parts of her songs, he finally threw in the towel and summed it up with one statement.  “I know it’s lame, but I’m gay. It’s my birth rite!”

Friends don’t let friends listen to bad music.  I have been threatening him with a playlist for awhile.  I think it is time.  He needs an intervention.

Back to Seasons 52.  Yes, it is a bit of a hike and north of 635 *gasp*, but it really is good. Homegirl likes to eat, so I was a little leery of an entire menu with nothing over 475 calories.  The portion sizes were plenty big and the food was full of flavor.  Everything was fresh too.  My favorite part of the meal was the carrot cake.  It makes me want to say oh my god again with a little less exaggeration.

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