Sunday, November 29, 2009

The National Tree Has Arrived

Pam101 is learning how to make nut rolls

I am so excited about today! In Southwestern PA we always have nut rolls at holiday gatherings, weddings, etc. I don't know if it is just a SW PA thing but I never see nut rolls anywhere else (feel free to let me know if you do). Anyway, today my Great Aunt Stella is teaching me how to make them! Mama P and I are hitting the road for what is sure to be a fun day. I will take loads of pics and post em as soon as I can. In the mean time...here is what a nut roll looks like. They are so good!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Baby Cruz

We all know Boo had her baby boy. Well...Boo's brother is a fantastic photographer! And he just happened to snap this adorable photo of Cruz on the day of his birth.

Adorable! Make sure you check out his blog...HERE.

What Pam101 is asking Santa for


Yesterday...Santa at the Mall told me I was on the naughty list...I winked back and said "Thanks, Santa". But then later on I told Santa's helper...aka Pam101's Mom what I wanted from the Big Guy! I want a Flip Cam! Just imagine all the great video I will be able to post! So excited! I hope Santa gets the message!

Fingers crossed today is going to be the best day!

Today we are going to take Lucy (best niece in the whole world) to see the Radio City Rockettes! She is so excited...we are so excited! I can only hope she is good. I am already worried she is going to run up on stage and try to kick! I will be sure to post a pic!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Boo's Baby!!!


Boo had a baby boy!!!
Hugo Cruz Gonzalez. 12:50pm on November 25th!
8 lbs. 20 inches.

I can't pick a team! I am so torn!



Are you a fan of Black Friday?!


Are you one of those crazy people who loves the thrill of the sale!? Fighting the crowds at 2:00am just to get the FlipCam for $20.00!? If so, check out the WSJ for some news on Black Friday sales. Be safe people!

Can you say Tear Jerker!?

Jimmy Fallon does it again...Love him!

Looking for that last minute Thanksgiving decore idea?


Guests will go nuts over these cute critters. Squirrels perched atop logs filled with foil-wrapped chocolate chestnuts, hazelnuts, and walnuts make sweet seasonal tokens. Put one at each setting at the Thanksgiving table. If you'd like, you can write guests' names on the logs before assembling them so the favors can double as place cards.
Martha is the best, click here for the How To!

Pam101 note: check out this funny email I just got from my sister-in-law:
" I just cut out those squirrels yesterday (from your blog). But it was too tedious so I only did one and quit."

The most beautiful tent ever!


The Obama's know how to throw a party! Check out how stunning the tent was for their first State Dinner! Amazing! LOVE IT!

Queen is timeless

Midnight Text from Boo


Big News that Pam101 slept through! Got a text at 12:15am from Boo that she was headed to hospital to have baby boo! This is big news! Big day for Pam101!! I'll keep you posted!

Obama's First State Dinner was a Success!


How stunning does Michelle look?! Love!

Song of the Day


Two men with guitars!

AM Edition of the Hotness


Today is the most traveled day in the US. And I will be out there...with everyone else. Pam101 has used our AM Hotness a handful of times. I am praying I don't have to use them anytime soon! Today's Pre-Thanksgiving AM Hotness is....AAA!
Pam101 Note: AAA makes a great Christmas gift!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This is just Ridiculous!


Taylor Lautner on the cover of Rolling Stone:
On why Bella can't decide who to love: "You know, she's serious with Edward and then she meets best friend Jacob. She gets confused."
On why Jacob can't get behind Bella and Edward's relationship: "If I was Jacob, and I feel like I have lived as him, it gets so annoying. Because she's in the car with you one moment, about ready to kiss you and then leaves with Edward. And then she's back with you, you know?"
On his relationship with Bella after she says 'I love you': "Eclipse was actually my favorite of the series. It's the height of the love triangle. I think it's going to be good."

Afternoon Funny!

PM Edition of the Hotness


I picked our PM Hotness because I have been finding myself barley staying afloat. Work, life, commitments...everything is catching up...and sometimes I feel like I am sinking (this sounds like an ad for a depression commercial)
So, I thought why not make Staying Afloat our PM Hotness. Viola!

Mrs. O talks State Dinner

Happy Early Thanksgiving!

Welcome the Prime Minister of India

Someone should have yelled DUCK!


For Big Brother!

Forget New Moon...what about Newer Moon?!

Song of the Day

AM Edition of the Hotness


In honor of the Obama's first state dinner...Pam101 has picked India as our AM Hotness! Pam101 has been to India and loved it! I should wear my sari today!

POLITICO Breaking News

President Barack Obama is expected to address the nation Tuesday on his new Afghanistan policy, likely in prime time, officials tell POLITICO.

Friday, November 20, 2009

People's 5 picks on why you'll love New Moon.

People Magazine has their top five "features" to New Moon that fans are going to love!
(Warning: Spoiler Alert!)

Jacob Black's Body: Photos of Taylor Lautner's amazing transformation from a scrawny kid to a rippling teen werewolf already have been making the rounds for months. But the first time Lautner rips off his T-shirt to reveal his muscled chest onscreen, the sight is still gasp-worthy.

Bella and Edward's Reunion: When Edward comes to the (incorrect) conclusion that his love, Bella, is dead, he decides there is no choice but to commit vampire suicide. Of course, the only person who can save him is Bella. When she launches herself through a crowd and across a fountain in an Italian square to push Edward out of harm's way, the sparks that fly between the soul-mates are like fireworks.

The Wolf Pack: The actors who play Jacob Black's gang of strapping pals provide the perfect mix of teen tension and ferocious loyalty that exist between the group of guys who realize that one and all are actually werewolves. They snarl and yelp, tease and torment each other, and of course, fight together just like Twilight Saga author Stephanie Meyer describes in her series.

Dakota Fanning: She plays the pint-sized vamp, Jane, who wields a daunting power - simply by concentrating she can cause her victims to convulse in excruciating pain. She's not in the movie for very long, but when she focuses those red eyes on her targets and softly whispers, "Pain," everyone will squirm.

The Sense of Humor: While the Twilight series is based overwrought teenage angst, director Chris Weitz lightens the mood with some well-placed humor. Bella's human school friends provide comic relief. When one of them has to leave a horror movie because he's ill, Launter's character laughs and says, "What a marshmallow."

PM Edition of the Hotness

I am going to keep our PM Hotness short and sweet today. I am still on a New Moon high! And I think the reason I enjoyed this movie experience so much was that I was with a good group of friends! So our PM Hotness is... Friends!
Happy Weekend you crazy Pam101 fans!

New Moon already breaking records

No one expected "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" to disappoint at the box office, but even Summit Entertainment has to be surprised by the massive opening the sequel garnered from midnight shows across the country.  Distributors are still submitting their grosses but sources tell HitFix "New Moon" has set a new record and may have made as much as $25 million from its midnight launch.

To compare, previous record holder "The Dark Knight" made $18.4 million in over 3,000 theaters, but some of those screens were of the IMAX variety which charge higher ticket prices thereby inflating the overall gross.  Not jumping on the IMAX bandwagon (so far), only makes "New Moon's" gross even more remarkable.

Opening in 3,514 theaters, "New Moon" could also challenge "Dark Knight's" single day gross of $67 million, but that seems a tad unlikely based on a predominantly female only fan base.  As for the weekend, the first "Twilight" dropped 49% from Friday to Saturday and the sequel is expected to find a similar drop. 

On the other hand, "Dark Knight" dropped only 29% over that span.  Therefore, breaking the acclaimed thriller's opening weekend gross record of $158.4 million has to be out of reach, but surpassing this year's champ, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" with $108 million, is entirely possible (at the moment at least).
Hitfix

State Dinners are a Big Deal and A Lot of Work!

Morning Funny

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Gaywatch - Peter Vadala & William Phillips
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Full Episodes
Political HumorHealth Care Crisis

O's curtain will close in 2011


The queen of daytime talk shows, Oprah Winfrey, plans to end her highly rated The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2011 after 25 years, her spokesperson said Thursday.

"The last day will be Sept. 9, 2011," the spokesperson says. "She will speak about it on (Friday's) live show."

Winfrey, 55, whose current program reaches about 7 million viewers a day, is preparing to start her own cable channel, and it has been widely rumored that she would bring her program to OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a joint venture with Discovery Communications.

Song of the Day

AM Edition of the Hotness


Our AM Hotness has to be New Moon. I saw it last night with a group of friends and we all agreed it was Awesome! Everything was better...the acting, the paleness even the sparkle! It was fantastic! McHottie, Mary and I didn't get in till 3:00am and we all were on an Edward Cullen high! Movie rocked!
And the amazing part is...I am going to go see New Moon again with my BFF, Stephanie, tonight! This day is going to be great!
Happy Friday Everyone!

New Moon Review


LIVE BLOG POST NEW MOON...
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Live Blog...after Twilight and now waiting for New Moon

We just got done watching Twilight...lots of hootin and hollerin. Giggles and clapping. Now...we all are waiting for New Moon. Mary is sleepy...I think she might cat-nap and dream of Edward.
It is raining in DC...perfect Forks weather for the movie. Thunder rocked the theater! We all yelled "its perfect weather for baseball"!
What team does Pam101 pick? Edward, Jacob, Emmitt...hell maybe Team Esme!
Awesomeness.

Live Blog From The New Moon Line

Tucson (new nickname being introduced) just coined the phrase "Twisexual"
Definition of Twisexual:
One who can't decide between Team Edward, Team Jacob and Team Emmitt (poor Jasper).
I know many Twisexuals.
We just got our tickets and are giddy!!

PM Edition of the Hotness


Tonight is the night! Twilight and New Moon. I guess there is already a line at the theater we are all going too. That makes me sad. I have picked Line Jumping as our PM Hotness! Because I think that is what my friends will have to do to get a spot with me. Line jumping is our hotness!

VF cover shoot chat


Click HERE for RP talking VF cover.

A lot of work goes into WH flower arrangments

Rob talking with my future BFF..Ellen.

Yea...put this on your movie list


Remember Me

Trailer Park | MySpace Video


How can I be excited for a new movie...when I haven't even seen New Moon yet?!

Rob hit up the Today Show

Don't mess with Martha


Stewart told ABC News' Cynthia McFadden that Ray's approach to cooking - and cookbook writing - is "not good enough for me."

In her first TV interview since spending five months locked up in 2004-05 for lying to investigators about a stock trade, Stewart said Ray has admitted she can't bake and that one of Ray's recent cookbooks was a compilation of old, re-edited recipes.

"I mean, I really want to write a book that is unique and a lasting thing," Stewart said in an interview airing on "Nightline" tonight at 11:35 on ABC. "Something that will really fulfill a need in someone's library. So, she's different. She's - more of an entertainer than she is, with her bubbly personality, than she is a teacher, like me. That's not what she's professing to be."

Vampire's Guide to Vancouver


People Magazine has a guide to all the hot spots in Vancouver.

While filming Twilight, New Moon and the now-wrapped Eclipse, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and the rest of the cast were spotted enjoying the best restaurants, shops and nightlife spots Vancouver had to offer. Check out their site to look at all the cool places to go.

Sitting down with Dave


Letterman asked the question everyone asks Pattinson about co-star Kristen Stewart - if they two are dating in real life.

Pattinson responded, "I've been so sort of cryptically avoiding this question throughout the entire press tour."

Song of the Day


This is my favorite song from the New Moon soundtrack!

AM Edition of the Hotness


Today is the day! We have all been waiting for this for a long time! NEW MOON is our AM Hotness! (Yes, I know it comes out on Friday...but basically we are seeing it today)! I can not wait to watch it with all my girls! AWESOMENESS!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vampire Eric flew into LAX

R.Patz on Ellen this Friday


Robert Pattinson didn't realize the power of his own words – until a fan starting stripping after he made an off-hand suggestion.

It happened "after a period of signing 500 signatures," the New Moon heartthrob tells Ellen DeGeneres on her show airing Friday.

"You kind of get 10 seconds with each person and you never really say anything and I kind of got bored of saying, 'Hey, how are you doing?'" Pattinson tells the talk show host. "[A fan] said in her 10 seconds, 'What can I do to get your attention?' I was like um, just take your clothes off."

The fan's reaction? "She stood there and frantically started taking her clothes off and got dragged out of the room by security," says Pattinson. "I never felt more terrible."

Mary just sent me this funny email...


Marvelous Mary's husband, Jorge, knows that "it's a werewolf thing"

From: Marvelous Mary
To: Pam101
Sent: Wed Nov 18 18:52:32 2009
Subject: Re: I'm smiling on bus thinking about tomorrow at this time!

Jorge: so tomorrow is a full moon, is that why they are releasing the movie tomorrow?
Mary: yeah probably, thats cool
Jorge: but full moon's are not vampires that's a werewolf thing
Mary: oh we have werewolfs too in the movie, don't worry!

Ok, This REALLY IS THE BEST EMAIL I HAVE EVER RECEIVED!!!

Sent: Wed Nov 18 18:03:00 2009
Subject: To make you laugh

Compliments of Anonymous 1 and Anonymous 2

SING TO THE TUNE OF “TOMORROW” from ANNIE



[ANNIE]
The vamps’ll come out
Tomorrow
Bet your New Moon tickets
That tomorrow
There won’t be sun!

Just thinkin' about
Tomorrow
Makes me wish that Edward
Was a real boy
In my bed

When I'm stuck with a day
That's gray,
And rainy,
I pretend I’m in Forks
And Grin,
And Say,
Oh!

The Cullens comes out
Tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on
'Til tomorrow
Come what may

Oh Twilight! Oh New Moon!
My heart can barely take it
They’re only
A dayyyyyyyyyyy
Aaaaaaa wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

PM Edition of the Hotness


I am so excited about today’s PM Hotness…it should actually be tomorrow’s but I can’t wait that long! Our PM Hotness is…DOUBLE FEATURES OF MOVIES! More specifically…Twilight and New Moon! There will be about 10 of us going to the theater tomorrow to see a 9:00pm showing of Twilight and then the 12:01 showing of New Moon! I am giggling even as I write this! I am SO BLEEPING EXCITED!! I LOVE OUR PM HOTNESS!

Lady Gaga makes everything better!

It's like People was at my Vampire Dinner Party


People Magazine has an article up on how to have a New Moon pre-party. I did all of these (but one) when I had my Vampire Dinner Party!

1. Test Your Twilight Trivia

2. Feast on Bella's Favorites
Pam101 made "Italiano".

3. Get in Bella's Mood
Listen to Death Cab For Cutie, The Killers and Thom Yorke.

4. DIY: Twilight Makeovers (this is the only thing I didn't do)

5. Story Hour
When Pam101 had her party...Sara read her favorite New Moon part. Then the tissue paper flower caught on fire.

Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas


Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

One of my loyal readers Bob in PA has been to the Great Wall!

Afternoon HILARIOUSNESS

We made it to 42!!!!!!


I have a story about the number 42. When I was a young little grasshopper in the 8th grade I was obsessed (maybe it was love) with an older man. He was a senior, star athlete (jersey was 42) and from what I could tell was nice. My school girl crush (ok, it was an obsession) was bad. I mean BAD. I had his photo everywhere…locker and at home…you name it. Everyone knew about my crush. To this day…I still get embarrassed at how much I crushed on this boy. He gave me a hug once…and I cried. I mean…CRIED. I think that is why I relate to these teenagers who freak out when they meet the cast of Twilight. I once was that girl (wait, I still am that girl). Crying over your crush…at least with my crush he knew my name.
Pam101 Grown Up Note: My old crush now works back home and still talks with my parents…wonder if there is any hope left? I doubt it…I am a city mouse and he is a country mouse. Sigh….
Another Pam101 Note: The guy in the photo is not my crush.

"He's ripped," said producer Wyck Godfrey, "like Marky Mark in 1991."


One of my fave co-workers just sent me this link...so I had to share:
From the LA Times
It must be terrifying to know that fame, like a giant, all-consuming tidal wave, is about to break over you at any moment. But if Taylor Lautner's scared, he's not showing it. In fact, the 17-year-old star of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” which opens in theaters at midnight Thursday, seems a little too calm. When talking about his starring role as Jacob Black in the follow-up to last year's box office breakout "Twilight," he exudes an effortless boy-next-door charm. His demeanor, though somewhat guarded, is more small-town high school football star than newly minted teen heartthrob.

It's a little eerie, really....Click Here for rest of story.

Looking for a great Cranberry Relish recipe?


This should add that perfect punch to your Thanksgiving!
Ingredients
* 2 pounds fresh cranberries
* 1 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup Grand Marnier liqueur
* 1 orange, zested and juiced

Directions
Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor, pulse several times to breakdown the cranberries and incorporate the ingredients; it should still be a bit chunky. Allow the cranberry relish to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, so the flavors can marry.

Happy 3rd Anniversary to TomKat

Hillary Clinton coming to a Vogue near you


After turning down Vogue during the presidential campaign for "fear of looking too feminine," Hillary Clinton has finally granted Vogue the interview they wanted. And the feature, which appears in the magazine's December issue, makes the secretary of state sound like a whole lot of fun.

Writer Jonathan van Meter reports that Clinton enjoys "Mad Men" (telling him "That's how it was!...That's why the women's-liberation movement was so shocking. It was like news from outer space"), is "a champion sleeper" ("[s]he naps on command; she is impervious to jet lag"), and does her own makeup ("holding a compact, Clinton puts on mascara, lipstick, blush, and a little powder").

Clinton graced the cover of Vogue in December 1998, when she was first lady.

The secretary of state was also asked about First Lady Michelle Obama's support for young fashion designers. She told van Meter, "[Michelle] can carry it off and she enjoys it, so more power to her."

Sequins is all the rage this holiday season!


My crush was on David Letterman

And the Sexiest Man Alive is.....Johnny Depp!


Break out the Bordeaux, the whoopee cushions and the bangin' Keith Richards guitar solos, because the 2009 Sexiest Man Alive party is officially under way. Bringing the fun with him wherever he goes – whether it's onscreen in fizzy roles like Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise or at home with his family on their private Bahamian island – is just one reason why Johnny Depp, who also scored the honor in 2003, has joined an elite club of two-time SMA title holders (only Brad Pitt and George Clooney have matched the feat). At 46, the father of two still reigns as Hollywood's most irresistible iconoclast; as one-of-a-kind as his beloved 15-year-old boots and as smoldering as his favorite Cuban cigars.

Who will replace Hugh Jackman?!

People is going to announce their new Sexiest Man Alive. Wonder who it will be? Pa01 would be happy with one of the following: Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Rob P or Jimmy Fallon (what can I say...I think funny is sexy)

InStyle brings us some New Moon: Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Secrets


1. EDWARD'S AMAZING HAIR: "They were a great group to work with, and they all had pretty good hair—but I have to say, Robert's was probably the best," says New Moon hairstylist Thom McIntyre. "I trimmed his hair probably every week to ten days, just to keep the cut really fresh and chopped into. When we were shooting, I restyled it once or twice a day—the look is meant to be very tousled, and I wanted to be sure it didn't lay flat."
2. BELLA'S RING: Our heroine's moonstone ring "is a carryover from the first film," says wardrobe stylist Tish Monaghan. "The props department had it copied—there were three of them."
3. HAIR: "In Twilight, Nikki Reed [who plays Rosalie Cullen] bleached out the front of her own hair, which caused some major damage, so for New Moon she wore a long, beautiful wig," says McIntyre. While Reed choose to fake it for the sake of keeping her hair healthy, "Elizabeth Reaser [who plays Esme Cullen] had her real hair dyed to match the wig she wore in the first Twilight installment," McIntyre reveals.
Click HERE for more behind the scenes facts

Song of the Day


I know this has already been the Song of the Day...but remember it is New Moon week. So, I can use it again!

Oh Miley...You probably just lost some fans


Count Miley Cyrus out of the midnight showings of 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon,' because the 16-year-old superstar doesn't like the series.

"I've never seen it and nor will I ever," Cyrus told a Cleveland radio station backstage at her concert, MTV News reports. "I don't believe in it. I don't like vampires."

AM Edition of the Hotness


I love that even though it isn't cold enough for "Winter" drinks...Starbucks has them. Nothing makes me feel like wearing a deer sweater and sitting in a ski lodge more than our AM Hotness. You know the holidays are here when the Peppermint Mocha arrives! Indulge yourself and get our AM Hotness today!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Ladies of New Moon rocked the red carpet!

PM Edition of the Hotness


McHottie mentioned a Three Point Hat today. I had no idea what this was...it was funnier to have her describe it. Our PM Hotness is...Three Point Hats!

Ok...I think this is pretty cool ...for DC


The Queen v. Green: Perez Camp Ticked at The Washington Times

"You are a pathetic journalist and I will never work with you again. I am letting all my PR colleagues know that you are shady and not to be trusted. I hope it was worth severing this relationship."

That's part of an email received by Wash Times gossip gal Stephanie Green from Perez Hilton's camp after she broke a story about the self-appointed Queen of all Media's new book, "Perez Hilton's True Bloggywood Stories - The Glamorous Life of Beating, Cheating, and Overdosing."

According to Green, Hilton's rep from EMC Bowery offered her an exclusive interview with Perez last week and she gladly accepted. Green spoke to the flack about the book's contents and to hash out details for the interview. Shortly after, she received a single line email informing her that Perez was going to pass on the TWT piece.

Green proceeded to publish a story with the information she had originally received, only to meet with threats and a demand to remove the story from the TWT website.

Um...What Was She Thinking?!


Stephanie Meyer on the red carpet at the New Moon premiere in Los Angeles.

The brilliant Erin Green wrote a New Moon piece for Tonic


The premiere of Twilight: New Moon takes place this week, exposing the public to throngs of screaming women overflowing with love for the movie’s leading men. Frenzied fans share their devotion and build social bonds. But sometimes expressions of adoration become inappropriate. What happens in the brains of women who fall for men they don't know — and when does it cross the line?
Tonic