Wednesday, June 30, 2010

'Twilight' eclipses records with widest debut ever

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The latest "Twilight" movie already has one record under its belt as it opens with the widest domestic release in box-office history.

"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" was booked in a record 4,416 theaters for its debut Wednesday. That beats the previous record of 4,380 theaters set less than two months ago by "Iron Man 2."

Along with midnight screenings, some theaters are scheduling showings at 3 a.m. to meet demand as fans line up for the movie.

The second installment in the vampire-romance franchise, last November's "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," leads the box-office charts for best opening day with $72.7 million. The movie's opening weekend of $142.8 million is No. 3 on the all-time chart.

PM Edition of the Hotness

All of a sudden I want to go bowling. Need to get some friends together for a little bowling action...
Bowling=PM Hotness!

A little afternoon Eclipse music video

"Eclipse (All Yours)"

METRIC | MySpace Music Videos

Who uses MySpace?!

Team Jacob, He's in Pittsburgh....

Since Pam101 keeps me up to date on the current events of what is happening around the world, celebs, silly bands, etc. Then it's my duty to pass them along to the younger crowd. AKA my girlfriends 10 year old. We'll call her Little G.

So, I called Little G to let her know the exciting news that Mr. Taylor Lautner is in Pittsburgh. Her response was 'Awesome' in her little whisper voice. Which I'm sure turned into a scream and some sort of dance as soon as we got off the phone!

She was pretty excited because she left her mother a bright florescent sign in the kitchen that said “Team Jacob, he’s in Pittsburgh ”.

Looks like we are going to be doing some werewolf hunting here in Pittsburgh! Above is Little G's shirt that she has and I'm sure she'll be wearing it this weekend when she goes to see Eclipse.

(1) "Take that shirt off!"; (2) "That's a real man!"; and, quick, grab a glass of water, no, better make it a hose, (3) "I can't take it anymore!"

E!Online has a fun little recap from the 12:15 showing of Eclipse they are Pam101's fave pieces from their review:

• The Victoria recast was barely noticed, if at all. There were no audible protests from Rachel Lefevre diehards. There was no applause for Bryce Dallas Howard, although given her remarkable resemblance to a mid-run Designing Women Annie Potts, trust us, we were tempted.

• There probably will be some crossover audience for Eclipse and Julia Roberts' Eat Pray Love, but this was not the night—and the latter's Oprah-vibing trailer died a quiet death, especially next to the cheers and whistles for the new Harry Potter coming attraction. (Who said wizards and wolves can't get along?)

• First two discernible words heard as the end credits rolled at 2:20 a.m.-ish: "Breaking Dawn." Guess it's back to the gym, for you, Lautner.

Click HERE for full (and hilarious) review

How can you not LOVE MATT DAMON!

Matt Damon is the MAN!

Happy Anniversary to my fave celeb couple!

Today we celebrate Ben and Jen's 5th Wedding Anniversary!
Hope they invite me over to celebrate!

McHottie had a super funny line!

So..last night while watching Twilight with the gals...McHottie and I were saying how much it would be if the movie was a Pop Up Video! Remember in the 90's VH1 had Pop Up Video's?! So much is one line McHottie said that cracked me up.
When Edward goes "Then Ask Me The Most Basic Question"...Bella should have said "How Long Have You Worn Lipstick"

Makes Pam101 laugh every time.

Dropping a Knowledge Bomb

Today's KB is all about the one herb that is doing really well in my garden! BASIL!

Basil is an annual herb of the mint family, native to central and tropical Asia and Africa (some say it originated in India). It is an important ingredient in Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian cuisine. Today it is cultivated commercially in California, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Israel, Egypt, Morocco, Italy, Madagascar, India and Mexico. It has been grown in areas around the Mediterranean since antiquity, but Britain did not begin using basil until the 16th century. The many varieties of this herb have seeds that can germinate after 10 years!

In addition to its culinary uses, basil is also used in perfumes, soaps, shampoos and dental preparations. In Mexico it is supposed to keep a lover's eye off others, and is considered a powerful protector in Haiti. During British colonial days in India, magistrates would have Hindu witnesses swear on this holy herb. It is recommended in Herbals for the relief of dysentery, gas pains, nausea, and as a cure for worms and worts.

The ancient Greeks and Romans thought basil would only grow if you screamed wild curses and shouted intelligibly while sowing the seeds. They also believed if you left a basil leaf under a pot, it would turn into a scorpion. Many believed that even smelling the leaves would cause scorpions to grow in the brain! Salome hid John the Baptist's head in a pot of basil to cover up the odor of it's decomposition.

Returning to some less morbid uses, in Italy it is a token of love, in Romania if a girl gives a sprig to her boyfriend, they are engaged, and a good Hindu goes to rest with a leaf on his breast as a passport to Paradise.


Lady Gaga ...where do you get your ideas from?

NPR talks Twilight Eclipse

NPR has a review of Eclipse. CLICK HERE to listen!

"a smile that looks like indigestion"

A Little Girl Talk from Pam101

Last night the theater was pretty much sold out for Eclipse. Everyone was ssssshhhiinng and whispering when the movie finally started. Jacob makes his first appearance...swoon. And then out of the back you here some guy yell "jail-bait". Laughter and giggles from the theatre. Eye rolling from Pam101 and her crew.

Then during some heated exchange between Bella and Jacob...more obnoxious shit yelled. More laughter. This happens about four more times before I, along with EVERYONE else, gets pissed. Because here's the thing. We are there for a movie experience. I don't pay $12 to have some little shit ruin my movie. After the douchey little teenager yelled another one some of the ladies around me yelled back.

-I should mention the ladies yelling back ranged from 18-40 years old-

Movie ends (it was AWESOME)...kid walks out with his high school buddies yelling "you like my comments" to all of us around him. So, of course the lady behind me basically said "you're a tool, shut the hell up". His response "you're fat."

You're Fat!

Now...if this was said to me...I would have cried. The lady said nothing back. I have never heard someone say that to someone else before. I wish for the life of me I had some smart response to show him what an idiot he is. Something that would belittle him in front of his friends like he did that lady.
But I had nothing.

I am still mad I had nothing to say. I wonder if as grown-up's we ever get to the point where words don't hurt us? I was so bothered by what that kid said. I don't think the phrase "sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me" is true. Because those words left a mark.

Thanks McHottie for the help with story

If I had an extra $1365 (plus shipping and handeling)

Carine Gilson Silk Kimono

I LOVE this robe. I know it is called a kimono but I am calling it a robe. How beautiful! Love it!

Found it at InStyle...but then went to Net-A-Porter

I totally agree with this blurb from InStyle...

I long for the days when women had proper dressing tables at which they could sit and make themselves up. (Perhaps those days still exist for some, but in my tiny Manhattan apartment, the bathroom counter serves as prep area.) If I did have the space for such furniture, I would beautify myself while wrapped in this deliciously soft, lace-trimmed fuchsia silk robe. Actually, why wait for a bigger place? This sexy short kimono would even bring glamour to my leaning-over-the-sink routine.

Larry King Signing Off

"I talked to the guys here at CNN and I told them I would like to end Larry King Live, the nightly show, this fall and CNN has graciously accepted, giving me more time for my wife and I to get to the kids' little league games," he wrote on his blog. "I'll still be a part of the CNN family, hosting several Larry King specials on major national and international subjects.

"With this chapter closing I'm looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring, but for now it's time to hang up my nightly suspenders," he added.

The most non-surprising news ever

Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson's 'Stable' Relationship Outed By 'Eclipse' Producer

...Godfrey was asked what he thought of their relationship.

"The thing I do think about is, Oh my God, I hope they stay together. Because it could be awkward on set in the next movie if they have a huge falling out. It's like, Wow, they have to portray this love story through two more movies. God, I hope they stay together; please stay together. That's what affects my day-to-day."

Should I make the Mr.Big burger?

Lily and Jax are coming over tonight for a dinner gathering. Even though Lily, Jackie and I all live in a 5 block radius I love seeing them! I am so excited to have them both over and cook!

Tonight we are having an all American meal of burgers and tater tots! Should I make them the Mr. Big burger I found via InStyle?!

Chris Noth's Special Burger

•2 ripe avocados, halved, pitted and peeled
•½ cup mayonnaise
•½ cup sour cream
•1 tbsp chopped chipotle in adobo sauce
•Salt and pepper
•1 lb. sliced bacon
•3 lb. ground chuck
•½ lb. sliced jalapeƱos
•Monterey Jack cheese
•8 hamburger rolls
•Lettuce, tomato and onion

1 In small bowl mash together avocados, mayonnaise, sour cream and chipotle; add salt and pepper to taste. 2 Cook bacon; set aside. 3 Heat broiler. Shape beef into eight 6-oz. patties. Season with salt and pepper. 4 Broil burger 5–6 minutes, turning once for medium rare. Top with cheese slice and return to broiler for 1 minute. 5 Spread avocado mixture on bottom roll. 6 Top with burger, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion and other half of bun. 7 Serve with fries. Serves 8.

Twilight Hangover!

Pam101 fans...I think I have a Twilight Hangover!
Moments from last night's awesomeness keep popping in and out of my brain! I had the best time with all my friends! 7 plus hours of all things Twilight is basically me idea of perfection. let's hope I don't fall asleep at my desk. I might be getting too old for nights that end at 3:00am.

Stretch a Buck Turkey and Bean Burrito Burgers

Thanks, Rachael Ray

* 1 cup cold leftover white or brown rice
* 1 pound ground turkey
* 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
* Palmful chili powder
* 1 1/2 teaspoons, half a palmful, cumin
* 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander, half a palmful
* 1 tablespoon grill seasoning, (recommended: Montreal Seasoning by McCormick)
* 1 tablespoon canola oil
* 1 ripe avocado
* 1 clove garlic, grated or finely chopped
* 1 lime, zested and juiced
* 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped
* 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
* 1/2 cup sour cream
* 4 red leaf lettuce leaves
* 1 ripe tomato, sliced
* 4 crusty rolls, split

Combine rice, meat and beans with spices and grill seasoning. Form 4 big patties from the meat and bean mixture then heat 1 tablespoon oil, a turn of the pan, in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties 7 to 8 minutes on each side.

While burgers cook, combine avocado with garlic, lime zest and juice, jalapeno and red onion. Mash to roughly combine, then stir in the sour cream.

Place burgers on buns with lettuce and tomato and top with sour cream guacamole.

Song of the Day

AM Edition of the Hotness

Hands down today's AM Hotness is Eclipse. Loved Love LOVED IT!
Now...if Pam101 can keep her eyes open today it should be a good blog day.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

20 Minutes Until Eclipse...

The girls and I are done with Twilight and New Moon...we are all now patiently waiting for Eclipse.
Pam101's eyes are a bit tired but this old lady will power through!

PS- McHottie and I have some really funny quotes to share!


So...McHottie, Linnea, Stacy and Pam101 are sitting in out seats at the Uptown Theater waiting for the Twilight Experience. I am such a geek for this right now!

PM Edition of the Hotness

Movie Theater Popcorn is Today's PM Hotness!
Off to see Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse with the girls! CAN NOT WAIT!

SPICY101!!! Be on the look out for Taylor!!

Thanks, That's Church, for being awesome! You make this Pittsburgh girl who lives in DC very happy!

Forbes Celebrity 100 List

Forbes Magazine just released their annual Celebrity 100 Power List, which features some familiar faces—and some surprising newcomers. Oprah Winfrey, who earned an estimated $315 million in the past year, topped the list. Lady Gaga came in at No. 4, earning $62 million after not even making the list last year. cited that Gaga’s success and thus high placement is due to “a mixture of extreme theatricality, catchy hooks and an image that is edgy, yet business friendly.” She also beat out other top-performing pop contenders including Taylor Swift (who ranked at 12) and Madonna (who snagged 10th place). Another newbie? Twilight Saga star Robert Pattinson, who placed right in the middle at No. 50. Other top performers included Beyonce Knowles and hubby Jay-Z (places 2 and 15, respectively), James Cameron (for his flick Avatar) and Tiger Woods.

Thanks InStyle and Forbes

Hilarious Recap of the latest episode of True Blood

I read this review on Vanity Fair today. It is Def worth the CLICK!

Here is a funny little excerpt:
I had thought Jason Stackhouse had officially found his purpose for the season. His character is just a hoot. Jason is possibly both the most ambitious character and the stupidest in the history of television. In the second season, for really no reason whatsoever, he wanted to be a leader at a vampire-hating church, even though he personally had nothing against vampires. Now he wants to be a cop because last week he made a pretty good running tackle on a drug dealer. My prediction: In Season Four, Jason Stackhouse will want to be an astronaut. Why do I say this? Because when I was five, I wanted to be an astronaut. And Jason reminds me of myself when I was five (only having a lot more sex).

Def CLICK HERE to read the full post.

That thing...That thing....That thinnnnngggg

"The feeling that you get [when you hear me sing], I get first."

- Lauryn Hill

Click here for great piece on Lauryn Hill by NPR

Best Smoky Eyes Yet!

KStew's make up artist outdid her(or him)self on these smoky eyes! Kstew has never looked better!

Ode to McHottie

Yes, those are vampire teeth on McHottie's wine glass...

I sent the following email to McHottie this AM:
I don't know if I am more excited to see you or the movie?
Is it wrong that it is a tie?

McHottie sends me this reply:
Awwww!! I know, I can't wait to hang out with you too!! Need some pam101 laughter in my life...omg I'm smiling uncontrollably now.

That is why I love McHottie. Because even though we are miles apart in little offices we are both giggling at our computer, day dreaming about teenage vampires.

I think I am more excited to see McHot than Edward. Shhhh...don't tell the Team Edward fans!

PS- I had to make sure I was using the word "Ode" in the correct way. Here is what I found:
An ode is typically a lyrical verse written in praise of, or dedicated to someone or something which captures the poet's interest or serves as an inspiration for the ode.

Dropping a Knowledge Bomb

In honor of Pam101 being a Twilight Geek (seeing Eclipse tonight) today's KB's are some random facts about the first Twilight film, Twilight.

1. Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella in the Twilight movie, was "discovered" by an agent when she was 8-years-old and starring in her elementary school Christmas pageant.

2. When Meyer began writing the book, she didn't have names yet for Edward and Bella, so she just called them "he" and "she" in the first chapter (Chapter 13) that she wrote.

3. The idea for the book came to author Stephenie Meyer in a dream. She even remembers the exact day of the dream: June 2, 2003.

4. Thousands of men wanted to audition for the part of Edward in the Twilight movie, and fans wanted Smallville hottie Tom Welling to play the part.

A sad day for Swatch

June 28 (Bloomberg) -- Swatch Group AG Chairman Nicolas Hayek, credited with reviving the Swiss watch industry in the 1980s, died today of heart failure, the company said.

Hayek, 82, died while at work, the Biel, Switzerland-based maker of Omega and Breguet timepieces said.

His “greatest merit was his enormous contribution to the saving of the Swiss watch industry and the foundation and the commercial development of the Swatch Group,” the company said.

Hayek reached fame in Switzerland when he was hired to advise two Swiss watchmakers on the verge of bankruptcy amid competition from cheaper, Japanese-made watches. He recommended that the companies, which owned Omega, Longines and Tissot, merge and develop a low-cost watch, called the Swatch, that consumers might buy in addition to their more expensive ones.

“The Swiss watch industry has lost a legend and he will sorely be missed,” said Jon Cox, an analyst at Kepler Capital Markets in Zurich.

A Little Girl Talk from Pam101

I love Joan. I want to be Joan.

Maybe this helped her stay so thin?

Top Person! Love Bridget Jones!

Smoking kills. I have never been a smoker. Sure, I've smoked ciggies here and there but I have never been a real smoker. I don't like it. I don't like the smell, the burn of the throat, the way it makes your hair reek. However, I find the idea of smoking super trendy. There is something hippie chic about people with their sunglasses on, skinny jeans, leather jackes ...puffing away on those little cancer sticks.

This post really has no point other than I think ciggies look cool but I know that the side effects from such coolness is def not cool.

Being a spy is sorta hot....

Coolest Spy EVER...Sidney Bistro!

From NPR's Russia Calls Spy Ring Accusations 'Unfounded'

...The arrests of what U.S. officials described as a deeply embedded Russian espionage network active for up to a decade follow a string of other spy scandals that have roiled ties between Moscow and Washington since the end of the Cold War. The FBI bust — the biggest such case in years — would again put their relations to a test.

Some of the 10 suspected undercover agents worked in pairs so they could blend into American society as the couple next door. Aside from fake identities, they used elaborate spying techniques — some of them state-of-the art, like coded wireless transmissions between laptop computers, others dating back to the Cold War years. Most of them purported to be citizens of the U.S. or Canada, according to court papers. One was using the identity of a dead person, another's birth certificate was found to be false.

The U.S. court documents included photos of one defendant as a young woman that were taken on Soviet film. Another who purported to be a native Uruguayan with Peruvian citizenship was heard talking about his childhood in Siberia.

The suspects were posing as civilians while trying to infiltrate U.S. policymaking circles and learn about U.S. weapons, diplomatic strategy and politics. The arrests followed a multiyear FBI investigation.

Click here for the rest of the story

I have no idea how this happened....

Last night Pam101 flipped on QVC because Rachel Zoe was on. Now...I have never in my life watched QVC. Well, after 10 minutes of listening to the celebrity stylist I was on the phone buying a a scarf and a bracelet. I loved both.
So much for that willpower I mentioned yesterday.

Dr. Cullen tops the Forbes Fictional 15 List

Funny Stuff.

No. 1 Cullen, Carlisle
Net Worth: $34.1 billion
Source: Compound Interest, Long-Term Investments
Age: 370
Marital Status: Married (5 adopted children)
Hometown: Forks, Wash.

Immortal vampire and small-town doctor has quietly amassed a fortune over three centuries. In 1670 received generous handout from Italian friends; put savings in bank, reaped billions in compound interest. Made shrewd long-term investments in steel, gold, oil, thanks to prescience of daughter turned financial advisor Alice; saw recessions coming, invested early in Wal-Mart, Apple. Earned doctor's salary for 340 years without paying for groceries, health care expenses. Avoids sunshine and public displays of wealth, but owns several valuable properties, including yacht, private island, collection of Renaissance art. New member.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer!!!

If this doesn't give you goosebumps I don't know what will!!! And it will be in 3D!!!!

Garlicky Grilled Chicken, Portobello, and Radicchio Salad

Thanks, Tyler Florence

* 4 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
* Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
* 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
* 6 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
* 1 (4 to 4 1/2 pound) chicken, cut in 1/2
* 4 portobello mushrooms, brushed clean and stems removed
* 2 small heads radicchio, halved
* Watercress, to serve


Put the garlic onto a cutting board and sprinkle it with about 1/2 teaspoon salt. Using the side of a large knife, slowly mash the garlic into a paste. Put the garlic paste into a small bowl and blend in 1/2 cup olive oil, parsley, and thyme leaves. Pour half the mixture over the chicken and season it with salt and pepper. Set the chicken aside to marinate while you prepare the other ingredients for grilling.

Heat the grill to medium high. Drizzle half the remaining marinade into the mushrooms and half onto the cut side of the radicchios. Season both with salt and pepper and place them on the grill over indirect heat. Grill until the mushrooms and radicchio are soft, about 10 to 15 minutes; set them aside to cool while you cook the chicken

Put the chicken on the grill and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes per side, or until cooked through and juices run clear. Set aside until cool enough to handle.

To serve, cut the chicken into pieces, cut the mushrooms into quarters, and cut the radicchio into wedges. Gently toss everything together with some fresh watercress and an extra drizzle of olive oil.

Today is the Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will be giddy all day today! Why!? Because at 6:00pm I will be meeting up with my fellow Twilight friends to watch the Twilight Trilogy! McHottie, Linnea, Mary...We all are super excited for the Movie Marathon! So geeked up to see Eclipse!

Twilight...starts at 6:30

Twilight New Moon...starts after Twilight.

Twilight know where Pam101 will be.

Song of the Day

ECLIPSE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AM Edition of the Hotness

I am picking Peter Facinelli as today's AM Hotness! I mean come on...He's Dr. Cullen!

Monday, June 28, 2010

It's Official. Sandra is a single lady.

Sources tell TMZ both Sandra and Jesse signed the final documents last week. Sealed documents have been filed with the clerk's office in Travis County, Texas -- sources tell us they are the papers making the divorce final.

PM Edition of the Hotness

Rain! DC is getting some much needed rain this afternoon! If I had a window I would open it up to listen. If I had a front porch I would sit on it and listen. But since I don't have either I will just have to pretend that I can hear the rain!
Rain is today's PM Hotness.

No More Michael Scott

One of TV's best comedic actors of all time has just confirmed to us that he is indeed leaving The Office this May—argh!—and get this, seems to think no one will care...

E! News hit the red carpet for Steve's new movie Despicable Me last night, and Steve made it clear he was not joking when he told BBC Radio he would leave The Office after the coming 2010-2011 season.

"I just think it's time," Steve told our Kristina Guerrero. "I want to fulfill my contract. When I first signed on I had a contract for seven seasons, and this coming year is my seventh. I just thought it was time for my character to go."


A Little Girl Talk from Pam101

Pam101's Mom could have made this.

Fashion of the 60's rocked!

I love fashion. I love everything about it.

I say that but yet I wear the same things all the time. Even as I write this I am saying to myself "you love fashion? You...the girl that nothing a designer would make would ever fit. You...the girl who has 30 purses but only uses two of them. You...the girl who hardly ever takes fashion risks."
Yes. I love fashion.

When Lily and I were watching Pirate Radio this past weekend I fell in love with the clothes. The fashion of the 60's is so crazy and free spirited that I don't know how you can't love it! All I thought was "holy crap, my mom wore all of that and she probably made it in home-ec". I still complain about her never teaching me how to sew.

DC isn't a fashion metropolis. I mean...when the Obama's moved into town we did get a bit cooler. But honestly everyday I see the same color palette. Gray, Navy and Black. And then there is me. Today is purple polka-dots. Last week it was yellow flowers, bright green and hot pink. I guess my fashion risk is just not wearing dark colors in a city that loves them.
So there.

I do love fashion.

Pam101 wants this whole outfit...

Fantastic Ideas for the 4th of July!

God Bless America and Etsy! Here are some fab ideas to get you thinking about the 4th of July! Hope some of you Pam101 fans are going to do something fun to celebrate our Country's Independence!

How awesome is this hand-made wreath! Click Here to Buy.

Every little girl needs this outfit for the 4th! Click here to buy.

How adorable and patriotic are these handmade flags! Click Here to buy.

Having a party? Need name card holders? These are great and look pretty easy to make. But if you want to buy them...Click Here.

You can't get any more festive that these paper holders. Click here to buy!

Angie is Vanity Fair's August Cover Girl

On what Brad has been up to in Venice:
“He sculpts and designs. He makes furniture, sculpts things related to houses. Traditional male.”

On Brad with the kids:
“I keep telling Brad he owes me. He’s had a few months off in one of the most beautiful cities in the world with the children. And he’s such an artist and goes to the stone yards and the art exhibits, and loves being in such a cultural place.”

On a potential Mr. & Mrs. Smith sequel:

“People have tried. And it’s strange: do we have kids in the movie? We’ve thought about that, but it becomes personal now that we actually have kids. And if we work on it, we pull from our own life, which is funny to us, but you feel strange sharing too much. We did ask somebody to look into Mr. & Mrs. to see if they could crack a sequel, but there wasn’t anything original. It was just, Well, they’re going to get married, or they’ve got kids, or they get separated. Never great.”

On co-starring again with Brad:

“I’d love to. We’ve talked about it. We’d have to figure out who’s going to watch the kids, but it’s really about finding the right thing, because we’ve looked. When you’re a couple, there are certain things people don’t want to see you do. It becomes too indulgent, too personal. I don’t think people want to see people who are really together intimate on-screen. Maybe we have to play bad guys that try to kill each other, so it’s just fun and aggressive, not dealing with some man-woman deal.”

The August issue of Vanity Fair will be available on newsstands in New York and L.A. on Wednesday, June 30, and nationally and on the iPad on Tuesday, July 6.

Pam101 needs to find room for this!

Cast Iron Bathtub Couch!

Very Breakfast at Tiffany's!
Thanks, Etsy!

Dropping a Knowledge Bomb

Today's KB is all about a girl's best friend! Diamond's!

#Most diamonds are over three billion years old, two-thirds the age of the Earth. There are a few "youngsters," though, which are only 100 million years old.

#Most diamonds were formed more than 100 miles below the surface of the Earth, some from perhaps 400 miles down.

#The most recent kimberlite volcano eruption was approximately 53 million years ago - just a few ticks of the geologic clock - but there is no reason to believe there will not be more in the future.

#Although diamonds are perceived as a white—actually colorless—gem, they come in a spectrum of colors; colored diamonds are called "fancies."

#India was the only known source of diamonds before the sixth century and the predominant source for over 2,000 years, until the mid-eighteenth century.

#Romans believed that diamonds had the power to ward off evil and wore them as talismans. They inherited this belief from Indian mythology.

#A law in thirteenth-century France decreed that only the king could wear diamonds.

#Diamonds were not used as gems in European jewelry until the late 13th century. They were initially used for such purposes as engraving other gems, such as sapphire cameos, and for drilling holes in hardstone beads (such beads drilled by diamonds have been dated to archaeological sites as early as 400 BCE).

#The most recent diamond discoveries have been made in North America—in the Northwest Territories of Canada and in Colorado—where explorers found diamond pipes in 1990.


A Very Happy 30th Birthday Wish!

We look so young. NYE 2005.

Today my BFF from college turns 30! I can't believe we all are 30! Jared has lived in LA since we graduated college and I have only been out there once to see him. I need to fix that. Here is wishing him a Very Extra Happy Birthday! He deserves the best!

Last night's True Blood

So....last night's True Blood was awesome and disturbing. And I have to admit...I am finding myself crushing on Bill now! McHottie has a point...I think they have toned down his whiteness...But my allegiance will always be to Vampire Eric.

Could it be?!

Big News People! Pam101 showed some signs of willpower this weekend! Three times on Sunday I had items in my little hands to purchase but I made myself put it back and walk out of the store! This is HUGE! I had the 2 minute discussion with myself about "do you really need this? You can go to the library. You don't need another shirt. I don't care if it is on sale".
And I did it! I didn't buy anything!
Of course...I did eat the chocolate chip cookie. Baby Steps People...Baby Steps!

2 sentence movie review

This weekend I also watched The Private Lives of Pippa Lee starring three beautiful ladies...Robin Wright Penn, Maria Bello and Blake Lively.

1. I love Maria Bello.
2. This movie made me realize I have the best Mom in the whole world.

2 sentence movie review

Lily and I watched Pirate Radio this past weekend. It was a great movie! Everyone put it on your list of movies to watch! Here is my 2 sentence review! Pam101 LOVED IT!

1. Any man with a British accent is automatically hotter than a non accented man.
2. This movie makes you laugh out loud, tear up a bit and makes you fall in love with the fashion and the music of the 60's.

Whip Up Some Party Pops

Thanks InStyle
Who says all cocktails must be served in a glass? Get your soiree started with cocktail popsicles like the Peach and Prosecco ice pops from chef Lindsay Larick of Fresher than Fresh Snow Cones.

• 3 cups unsweetened white grape juice
• 1 cup prosecco (or ginger beer for a juice nonalcoholic version)
• 3 tbsp lemon juice
• 6 peaches, sliced
Combine grape juice, prosecco, and lemon juice in a container with a pour spout. Place 1 or 2 peach slices in each ice pop mold (we like Progressive's Frozen Pop Maker, $21; Gently pour liquid over the peaches. Cover mold with aluminum foil, secure your Popsicle sticks, and freeze for at least 12 hours.

Longest-Serving U.S. Senator, Dies

NPR- Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving senator in U.S. history and an ardent defender of the chamber's traditions, died Monday. He was 92.

Byrd was best known for his ardent defense of both the U.S. Constitution his love of Senate history. He was also a man who fought the 1964 Civil Rights Act — to his later regret — but who took great pride in his fight against authorizing the use of force in Iraq.

He was not only the author of an award-winning four-volume history of the Senate; he was also, from the time he joined the chamber in January 1959, a major player in much of that history. He was a two-time majority leader and was chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee.

In a 2006 interview the day he became the longest-serving senator, Byrd proudly declared that there were four things his fellow West Virginians believed in: "God almighty, Sears Roebuck, Carter's Little Liver Pills and Robert C. Byrd — not necessarily in that order."