missemmamm

thoughts of an introspective party girl

Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Showgirls

Posted by missemmamm on August 5, 2010

Well you may have noticed a lack of posts lately due to my blog being taken off line in the Great Blogetery Fiasco of 2010. Supposedly they will be back online on the 8th. I would wait to post again until then but I had to participate in Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot Showgirls post. It appears I’m late but oh well. As you know if you read my blog, Showgirls is my favorite movie. I even bought a role in Rena Riffel’s sequel Showgirl. FYI: She has begun filming and has some behind the scenes shots up on Facebook.

“She’s no butterfly. Tony, she’s all pelvic thrust.”

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I considered this thrust photo from the rehearsals as my favorite because it shows how hard she is working but I had to go with an ending shot because even after all she goes through she has stars in her eyes. She’s accomplished her showgirl dream and now she’s gonna be a Hollywood star.

BTW-You should definitely read Film Experience regularly. I just discovered it a couple of weeks ago but it’s quickly becoming a favorite of mine.

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Get The Hottest Swimsuit (as seen on Jennifer Love Hewitt & Anna Paquin)

Posted by missemmamm on July 24, 2010

Recently both Jennifer Love Hewitt and Anna Paquin appeared on the covers of People and Self in the cutest swimsuit. I had to know who made it. They are wearing pieces from Betsey Johnson’s Petal Pusher collection. I was delighted to find out about Betsey’s swim line. I was only familiar with her dresses prior to this. The collection comes in 2 colors and many different styles including Demi Bra Top, Banded and Sliding Halter Top, Tie Side Hipster Bottom, Skirted Hipster Bottom, Cheeky Peeky Bottom and a Short and Strapless Dress. I am so in love with this sweet and sexy look. The reason there are multiple sources for most styles is that not every store has every size in and you may prefer one shopping site over another. Just click on the polyvore to go find out where to buy these pieces.

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July Movie Lilies

Posted by missemmamm on July 9, 2010

Yes, I’m a week late on this but it turns out that the only things that came out last week were vampire trash and M. Night Shyamalan’s wet dream so it’s nothing I would have highlighted anyway.

Grease-7/08 (Limited)

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You know Grease. As a child it’s that really awesome movie with the fun singing and a hot, young John Travolta. As an adult it’s not quite the same. This is a re-release sing along. Apparently they think it will go over with today’s teens because of their love of High School Musical and Glee (yuck! on both counts). I saw Grease on the big screen during the 1998 re-release. Oh, who am I kidding? If we were actually getting it here I’d go see it again. Side Note: Musical teachers love to have kids perform songs from this but change the words because they are “offensive” (okay, pussy wagon is a bit offensive for 11 year olds but changing art is fucked up). My sister encountered this as a pre-teen in show choir. It was also spoofed on an episode of SNL hosted by Christopher Walken.

Predators-7/09
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Predators is another one of these movies that is a sequel/remake/reimagining thing. I’m sure you know by now that Predators are some freaky ass aliens. I’ve seen some of the Predator movies and I’m not a big fan. They’re okay but I’m not going out of my way to see them. I really don’t get the commercials/trailers for this that try to avoid showing the Predator. It’s not like a whole new character we’ve never seen. C’mon on. The film stars Adrien Brody (yum), Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo and Topher Grace (who I haven’t seen in any ads?). It was directed by Nimrod Antal who also did Armored and Vacancy (ugh).

The Kids Are All Right-7/09

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The plot is that the daughter of a lesbian couple wants to find her dad (I mean sperm donor). This looks like the type needlessly dramatic movie I usually avoid except Annette Bening is playing one of the moms. I just think she is a fantastic actress. So I will eventually rent it. Julianne Moore is the other mom. Of course she’s a good actress but I feel like so many of her flicks are hit or miss. Mark Ruffalo is the sperm donor. I used to ogle him but this is not an oglable (invented word) role. The daughter is Mia Wasikowska who recently played Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice-7/16
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This is a Disney flick that should appeal to the 13 year old boys out there. Nic Cage plays a sorcerer who takes Jay Baruchel under his wing as his apprentice and they fight a bunch of CGI generated dangers. This is obviously a part of some contract Cage has with Disney that probably includes The National Treasure movies. You know, he needs the money. It looks okay but major things about this movie bother me. In any other movie like this the main “boy” would be in his teens. Baruchel is 28. If I were casting it I would have picked someone who was 16 or 17. Then you have Alfred Molina playing a villain. Molina doesn’t scare me at all. I didn’t understand when they put him in Spider-Man 2 and I don’t get it here either. When he comes out in his elaborate costumes trying to strike fear into one’s heart I feel like he should be stepping onto a stage to lip synch a song. Yes, he looks like a big drag queen. I like drag queens but they don’t scare me. As usual, Nic Cage is somehow hot despite his strange hair.

Inception-7/16
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This is the 2nd really cool looking mind bending flick from Leonardo DiCaprio this year. The film is about people who go into your dreams and steal your secrets. It looks deliciously trippy. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Kem Watanbe, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine and Lukas Hass are also in the cast. Even the promo they are doing for the flick is killer. Go here to watch the trailer.

Salt-7/23
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Salt is about a CIA officer (Angelina Jolie) who may or may not be a Russian spy. Do we even care anymore? I would have been all over something like this in 2000 but can you really even look at Jolie anymore without thinking about her crazy approach to mothering? I prefer the sexual cutter.

Life During Wartime-7/23
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Plot from IMDB: “Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in a war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos.” I am a fan of Todd Solondz’s films. I’m not really sure what this movie is about but I’m sure I will rent it and figure that out in the future. The cast includes Allison Janney, Paul Reubens, Ally Sheedy, Gaby Hoffman and Chris Marquette.


Dinner for Schmucks
-7/30
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This is the July released that I am super-psyched about. It’s a comedy about a succesful group who meet to have dinner parties and see who can invite the biggest idiot like the non-sexual version of a dogfight. The cast includes Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Zach Galifianakis, Ron Livingston and Bruce Greenwood. This is a remake of the 1998 French film The Dinner Game which I have seen a few times since my sister owns it. The Dinner Game was very funny and starred Thierry Lhermitte, whose name I wouldn’t recognize but whose face I always do. Dinner for Schmucks looks fantastic. They’ve been playing the trailer here for months but I still laugh everytime. I was a little worried that they put everything good in the trailer but I saw a commercial earlier with some other funny bits so I’m hoping it’s gonna be as awesome as I expect. It was directed by Jay Roach who did the Meet The Parents movies (ew) and The Austin Powers movies (cool). Go here to watch the trailer.

The Extra Man-7/30 (Limited)
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Kevin Kline is an old, misogynistic, gigolo who speaks like an Oscar Wilde character. Paul Dano (The Girl Next Door) is the young guy who is finding himself and is fascinated with Kline. John C. Reilly and Katie Holmes co-star. I’ll be renting this when it trickles down to Blu-Ray since it’s only opening in NY & LA.

Get Low-7/30 (Limited)
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Robert Duvall is a hermit who wants to throw a funeral party. It’s a funeral that you have while you are alive. It looks pretty interesting. The cast includes Billy Murray, Sissy Spacek, Gerald McRaney and Lucas Black.

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore-7/30

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I would normally ignore this lame children’s sequel but I must mention how strange it is. First of all the title is an homage to the often parodied James Bond character Pussy Galore which would be weird enough. I’ve been seeing parts of the commercial though and it’s got some strange ass shit in it like a cat unzipping itself from a dog suit. Just look at the posters. I’m pretty sure if I was a little kid I would get “3D” nightmares from this. As if I wasn’t already afraid of the future from listening to the woes of the youth of America every night. If this is what little tiny kids want to watch I’m pretty sure we’re all fucked.

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Style File: Return of the Mack

Posted by missemmamm on June 29, 2010

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OP Juniors Graphic Henley Tank-Walmart, Basic Editions Canvas Shoes-Kmart, Aviators with heavy mirror-Rue 21, Route 66 Shorts-Kmart-worn on 06/11/10

This is just a fun summer look. The title is from a cheesy 90s song that brings a smile to my face when I hear it, Return of the Mack. You can click the Pop-Out Player button below to hear it on my summer mix (It’s the 1st song). When I saw that Walmart had brought back the OP surf label that I always thought was fun in the 90s but couldn’t afford (don’t fret, there were cute knock offs) I had to get a couple of things. This tank top is so fun, flattering and comfortable. I also picked up the yellow graphic top and my friend Jen bought me the teal colorblock dress in the 2nd polyvore below for my birthday. Check out the 2nd polyvore for my top picks from the OP at Walmart line. I bought the shorts on sale last fall or winter. Of course I had to pair the look with some new (yes, they are back) 90s style bobos. Back in the day I had bobos in a ton of colors to match a bunch of my outfits. When my sis, her bf and I went shopping last month I had to snag these men’s aviators for myself from Rue 21. They make me smile because they’re silly looking. I’ve been wearing them a lot. The lenses are very dark so that’s a plus. It seems like often sunglasses I pick up for the style don’t work at all. Please go HYPE my look if you are on LOOKBOOK.

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Return of the MackFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

Return of the Mack by MissEmmaMM featuring J Crew shorts

Walmart.com: Apparel: Op : Juniors: Op, $6
Walmart.com: Apparel: Op : Juniors: Op, $6

Women’s size 16 – shorts – 5″ chino short – J.Crew, $30
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Light Ox, $30
Old Navy Womens Canvas Slip-Ons, $9.99
ASOS Side Zip Plimsoll Boots, $34
Element Composer Atlantic Blue Juniors Cord Short – Surf Fanatics, $40
Aviators with heavy mirror, $5.99

Aviator Sunglasses
Sugarpill – Buttercupcake Pressed Eyeshadow
Super Troopers
Ray-Ban RB3025 001/3E Aviator Sunglasses at X-wear.com

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OP Picks by MissEmmaMM featuring Cargo clothing

Walmart.com: Apparel: Op : Dresses: Op, $10
Walmart.com: Apparel: Op : Dresses: Op, $10
Walmart.com: Apparel: Op : Juniors: Op, $8
Walmart.com: Apparel: Juniors: All Bottoms, $10
Walmart.com: Apparel: Juniors: Op : Op, $10
Walmart.com: Apparel: Juniors: All Tops, $8

Walmart.com: Apparel: Op : Juniors: Op, $12
Walmart.com: Apparel: Juniors: All Tops: Op, $8
Search results for swimsuits – Walmart, $20
Walmart.com: Apparel: Op : Swimwear: Op, $12

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The Sexy Ken Marino

Posted by missemmamm on June 25, 2010

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“A Goof”-The Ten
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“Thou Shall Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Wife”-The Ten
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as “I wanna dip my balls in it!” Louie on The State

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as Miles on Charmed
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When I was a little girl (let me enjoy this, I only get to be a little girl in flashbacks) I didn’t watch a lot of TV but I did tend to watch MTV at night. I thought it was like getting a glimpse at adults. Of course, in retrospect, it really wasn’t. It was more like a bunch of 20 somethings acting silly which can be a lot of fun. For years when I’d hear something about this show The State I remembered the title and watching sketch comedy on MTV back in the day. That’s as far as it went though. I didn’t remember the actual show at all. However it turns out I’ve been watching and enjoying the collected works of the cast (also writers) of the show for years. Recently I’ve been marathoning the show on Netflix and it’s so sarcastically hilarious. What am I getting at? This was the springboard of the fantastic Ken Marino’s career.

I first noticed Ken Marino as nice and sexy Officer Russotelli in 2000’s 101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo). I happened to be surfing movies channels years ago, came across and was absorbed by it. I recently rewatched it and still enjoyed it immensely. It’s about a young female writer trying to get by. Marino plays the only normal guy in the film so I didn’t realize he was a comedic actor.

As time went by I’d see him in small roles here and there and go “Oh, it’s that hot guy” but I didn’t know his name or follow his career. One of those times was when he played one of Phoebe’s many love interests on Charmed. Yes, I was a huge Charmed fan.

I was really happy to see him in recent years opposite his The State costar Michael Ian Black on Reaper as part of a cool gay demon couple. He also really shined in The Ten. You can watch his whole part in that film by viewing the top 2 videos.

What caused me to be so enamored with him as of late though is his kick ass performance as team leader Ron Donald on Party Down. Ron Donald is always trying to be optimistic (as with his Soup R’ Crackers goal) but things just never seem to go his way. I really dig him in this role because I have a thing for big doofy guys. I am attracted to a lot of different men but if I had a type it would be the big dumb guy.

Obviously Marino himself is very intelligent though. He’s a writer, producer and director. Most recently he directed the season 2 finale of Party Down. There’s a lot of talk about Party Down coming to an end after this season because it’s more of a labor of love than a cash cow for the cast but I’m really hoping this doesn’t happen because it’s definitely one of the funniest shows out there right now. Marino has been very vocal in his distaste of members of the cast leaving the show and his co-star Martin Starr has also expressed worry over the show’s future on twitter. I really hope a 3rd season somehow gets made.

There is no way I could go into all of his roles. Go check out his filmography and see what appeals to you.

FUN FACTS:
Marino is married to Erica Oyama who appeared on another MTV show Undressed. They have one child.

“My big theory is that comedy is a lot like porno now: there’s something out there for everyone.”-Ken Marino

WATCH
(On Netflix)
Party Down Season 1
Party Down Season 2
The State: The Complete Series

101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo)
The Ten
Stella: Season 1
Reaper on Hulu
Selected episodes of Party Down on the Starz site

BUY
Wet Hot American Summer on Amazon

READ
A Suicide Girls interview with Ken Marino from 2006 about The Ten.
Ken Marino Says a Third Season of Party Down Could Happen
Gawker Walker: Midnight Munchies with Famous Fat Dave
A Brief History of The State
Party Down, bitches tumblr


WRITE

I think we should write Ken Marino and tell him how amazing he is. He is so underrated that while putting this together I couldn’t find any fansites for him and had to get some of the pics from his own, abandoned Myspace page.

Ken Marino
Schachter Entertainment
1157 South Beverly Drive
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Yes, I did just get all snail mail on your ass.

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Links à la Mode (for week of June 17, 2010)

Posted by missemmamm on June 22, 2010

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You, Only Better

Edited by: Ann Colville Somma of Holier than Now

It’s a strange culture we live in: we’re always told Just be yourself!, yet the bestseller list is chock-full of self-help books and memoirs depicting radical change. Finding the balance between total transformation and chilling in our pajamas is difficult, but that’s why I love the blogosphere. Here, inspiration is served up one manageable bite at a time. Want to save the world? Start with vintage beachwear – the purchase benefits disaster victims. Hoping your man evolves into a sharp-dressed diaper-changer? Let’s begin with a chic- and sustainable- Dad’s day gift. Looking for your dream job? Take baby steps by revamping your work wardrobe and taking notes from inspiring entrepreneurs.

Links à la Mode: June 17th

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Say What?!?: Things You’re Never Supposed To Say

Posted by missemmamm on June 21, 2010

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(I wrote this down a few days ago when I was upset to amuse myself. These things aren’t just random and do have a basis in reality but I’m not sure if I will be updating this post with an explanation or just let them stand for themselves.)

I liked you better before the stroke.

Hey, you’re wearing a sweater in July, are you anorexic?

I prefer Lindsay Lohan’s Edge of Seventeen cover.

It’s starting to rain, I have to go drug my dog.

I think children should be leashed in public.

To Missionaries Who Come To Your House: I’m an atheist. Please leave and never come back.

I think all drugs should be legalized.

In A Haunted House: These lights are giving me a seizure.

I really hate that I got paired with the gay guy to dissect a frog.

You soy pequito Espanol.

I can’t find these pink hot pants in my niece’s size.

I prefer government cheese to Velveeta.

Do you want something to eat? No, I plan on drinking later.

I used to write bad poetry too.

Aren’t you gonna finish that pitcher of daiquiris? It cost me $6.

Why are you hitting on me when you’re obviously gay?

You’re the guy from the bathroom.

That baby is so cute. I wish I had a baby. Me too. (in the vicinity of a friend you slept with but aren’t dating)

To A Doctor:

I demand to be fully sedated for this operation.

Fuck You.

You don’t know what you’re talking about. You can’t speak English and you just added 2+5 and held up 8 fingers.

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Lusts N Musts Summer 2010

Posted by missemmamm on June 17, 2010

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Lusts N Musts Summer 2010 by MissEmmaMM featuring Forever21 clothing

These are the things that I am loving this summer. As you can see some of them were popular in the fashion world a year or 2 before and as mentioned in The Devil Wears Prada they are just now trickling down to us regular folks. I’m getting back into my more daring mode after feeling like I’ve been losing my spark in graphic tees and jeans.

Some of these things are 90s revivals. I was ambivalent when 80s and 90s fashion started to make a come back a year or so ago. I finally knew how adults felt when, as Junior High students, we decided to try out the 70s styles for fun. Back then most people felt that if they were around for a trend the first time then it was off limits this time. So at first I hated that everyone had on leggings and what not. Then I realized that I could rewear everything that I loved and try to get the stuff that I flunked at right this time.


Harem/Hammer/Parachute/Genie Pants

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When I first heard these were making a comeback I just laughed. Then I started seeing a bunch of cool bloggers try them out and they were working. They seem to ignore the elephant in the room though. We do know these are Hammer pants, right? Yes, I did own Hammer pants in the 90s. I didn’t want them but it was like a requirement. I only wore then at home. They were rayon and had those 90s prints on them. Every time I see a pair in a thrift store I flinch and giggle. I can still do the Hammer dance. Knowing all of this I want a pair. I want a pair in black cotton. To embrace the full ridiculousness of the trend I plan on getting a pair with the front open to hint at the genie style.

Slouch Dresses
I recently bought one of these on a whim. I fell totally in love with in. I didn’t think it would work on someone who isn’t skinny but I was wrong. Both the dressy and casual styles are fantastic. If I see a cotton one that might flatter me then I may pick it up but I’m set for the dressy one.

Boho/Batik Dresses
These have been around forever. I never really dug them before. For some reason I’ve been eyeing them lately though. Unfortunately I keep seeing them for sale on Gilt.com and similar sites but the style I like is always sold out. If I can find a style that I like and find flattering I will be rocking it on the cooler days and evenings this summer.

Crop Tops
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“Yeah, it’s under your tutelage she’s exploring the challenging world of bare midriffs.”-Clueless

I will not be wearing a crop top. However if you are in shape or slim and have a waist I think you should. I did wear them in that really lame ‘my crop top meets the top of my shorts way’ when I was 11. I don’t recommend this. If I were styling someone I would put them in a pair of high waisted skinny jeans or pants with just an inch or two of skin between the top of the pant and the tee.

Rompers

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from left: velour romper (also had it in black) with floral mood ring necklace, plaid romper, my sister in a crop top and fanny pack (oh yes)-Circa 1997

I lived in rompers when I was in junior high. I used to opt for the cotton ones with full legs because they were flattering. The rayon rompers are often unflattering because they lack structure. I recently snagged a Miley Cyrus and Max Azria romper on sale at Walmart for $6. I initially passed on even trying them on when they were close to $20. On sale though I’m willing to experiment. I haven’t found any structured rompers that work for me yet but I have no waist and smaller hips so that’s probably to be expected. This is a style you will probably want to try on in the store. FYI: Not everyone is so thrilled about this one. I mentioned this to my lil sis and she said “I stopped feeling sympathy when I heard the word romper”.


Gladiator Heels

These were pretty popular a couple of years ago. I was so not into them. Now I have my eyes on the ones that are full of studs and buckles. I’m not positive what I will be wearing these with when I pick up a pair. I just know they are necessary. I still don’t like the sandal version.

Ruched Skirts
I’ve been seeing a lot of these around lately and they really draw the eye because it’s not something you see every day.

Bodycon/Bandage Dresses
I think that these are fantastic. If I was a person with money I would opt for one from Herve Leger. I lucked out while I was shopping a sale at Rue 21 recently and found a kick ass bodycon skirt so I’m good.

Black V-Neck Dress
You probably know this as the Carrie dress but in white. I’ve tried to find one in stores but have had no luck so I guess I’ll have to pick one up online. This disappoints me because with something like this it’s about the fit.

Recommended Reading:
Saved by the bell Fashion Flux by Anna Marie Tampere
CLUELESS STYLE!
The Crop Top: Love it or Lose it? – Stylehive by Pauline Montupet
Would You Wear… a Crop Top? by Zephyr
Early 90s fashion: Kelly Bundy. Part 2 by fashionlauncher
We Hate: Exposed Midriffs BY Katy Smail
90s style icons who still inspire today
Hammer Pants Hit the Runways Can’t Touch This Style Comeback By Wendy Brundige

Spring Fashion Trend: Gladiator Heels by Zephyr

You may also like:
90s Love, Style File: 90s Love and Style File: SATC 2 on My Bday.

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Recipe: Mary’s Chicken Wonton Style Tacos

Posted by missemmamm on June 15, 2010

A few days ago I was thinking about the Applebee’s Chicken Wonton Tacos. I really wanted some but they treated me like shit on my birthday. I just wanted the flavor not the attitude. So I figured someone must have come up with a rip off of this recipe on the net. I found a couple of good ones without too many ingredients. I finally got to the store today to pick up what I didn’t have. BTW-I don’t cook. It’s not that I don’t think I can cook (I think if you have a recipe you can make most stuff) I just don’t like it. I think it’s boring and annoying and makes your hands smell.

My Tacos

My Tacos

Applebee's Chicken Wonton Tacos

Applebee’s Chicken Wonton Tacos

The two recipes I fused together and augmented like Frankenstein’s monster were Stacey’s Version of Applebee’s Wonton Tacos by Stacerlady and Spicy Chicken Wonton Tacos by Suburban Wife.

Ingredients:
Tacos

3 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts-if you have large breasts like I did (gaffaw), you may want to use less. I had a bunch of chicken left over.
Mr. Yoshida Ginger Garlic Teriyaki Sauce

1/2 Package Cole Slaw Mix
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup Ken’s Lite Accents Asian Vinaigrette
1/2 pack (4) Ortega Whole Wheat Tortillas
Vegetable Oil
Taragon Leaves
Celery Salt
Slivered Almonds
Lemon Juice

Lemon Pepper Salt

Dipping Sauce:
Honey Mustard Dressing and Wishbone Salad Spritzers Balsamic Breeze Vinaigrette Mixed

Instructions:
1. Cut 4 tortillas in half and wrap them around the edge of a pot to shape them.
2. Mix 1/2 bag of cole slaw mix (don’t include the dressing if it comes with it), 1/4 cup red onion, some taragon leaves, celery salt (eyeballed), a couple of handfuls of slivered almonds and 1/4 cup Asian vinaigrette in a bowl. Refrigerate for an hour (this is how long it took me to finish the rest of it but you may have to wait if you’re faster).
3. Boil chicken breasts. Season with lemon juice and lemon pepper salt.
4. Cut up chicken breasts into little pieces.
5. Fry chicken breasts in teriyaki sauce.

6. Fry tortillas.
7. Put cole slaw mixture and chicken in tacos.
8. Mix the honey mustard dressing and balsamic vinaigrette to make a dipping sauce (1/2 and 1/2). Eyeball how much you need for however many you’re serving.

Cooking Time: 30 minutes for people who cook. 1 hour for people like me who never cook and it takes them extra time to cut stuff up.

Number of Tacos: 8-(2-4 servings). I like to eat 3 at a time.

Notes: I omitted stuff from the other recipes that I don’t like-diced jalapenos and lime. (Yes, the Hispanic community used to love when I did shots of tequila w/o lime. They thought I was being a badass. I just don’t like it.)

I also didn’t have any red pepper flakes or cilantro so I substituted.
The other recipes didn’t mention a dipping sauce but the Applebee’s where I live always serve them with one. It has a honey mustard tang so I threw something together.
Plus I went to 3 different stores and no one around here sells wonton wrappers (what you’re supposed to use as the taco shells) so I just got the whole wheat tortillas. You can probably get that specialty shit in NYC or something but not here. You could use whatever type of tortillas you want or have.
I did burn the tacos but I turned them inside out and I don’t care. They still tasted good.
I always like how people in movies drink wine while they cook but I don’t really drink wine so I had a beer.

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The Sexy Bradley Cooper

Posted by missemmamm on June 11, 2010

Guy on Guy Action in Wet Hot American Summer

Ripping off his clothes “to save a life” on Nip/Tuck

Bradley Cooper first came to my attention in 2005. I had never watched the show Alias because I thought it looked boring. Prior to the 4th season premiere though they were heavily advertising it. I didn’t have anything else to watch so I caught the season premiere. Of course I was hooked. I, as usual, was broke and had to get the DVDs used cheaply on eBay. Back then the sets retailed for over $40. I actually bought season 3 before 1 and 2 because it was the only one I could get really cheap at the time. Confusing but I still got into it. A month or so later I picked up the other 2. Going through the series I thought this Will guy was so cute.

In 2005 I caught Bradley Cooper’s appearances in Wedding Crashers and was all upset like “How could they make him a jerk?”. Later when I became a guide the only questions I ever had about him were “Who’s the asshole in Wedding Crashers?” and I’d sigh.

Then he got the lead in the Fox series Kitchen Confidential. I thought, awesome, he’s gonna be a star. No, the show was canceled hella quick. In the series he was playing a fictionalized version of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.

In 2007 he had a memorable role as actor Aiden Stone in Season 5 on one of my favorite shows, Nip/Tuck. Of course, he killed it.

In 2008 he was the lead in the awesome horror flick Midnight Meat Train but it was rushed in and out of theaters. You should definitely check it out though.

Then last year I was visiting family in Maryland and we went to see Fast & Furious. In front of it they had the trailer for The Hangover. I thought this was really cool because I had my first trip to Vegas planned for the next month. The movie looked hilarious. It turns out that what it took for him to become a star was a big budget comedy. Ever since then I now get “Who’s the sexy guy from The Hangover?” when working. I much prefer that description. Later that year he co-starred with Sandra Bullock in the awful looking romantic comedy All About Steve.

Most of his other roles were minor or I’ve tried to scrub the movie from my brain. (Case in point: He’s Just Not That Into You, ack!).

Later I realized that he was one of the guys making out (yum) in the hilarious Wet Hot American Summer. He also played a hot jerk on an episode of Sex and the City.

Today his big budget action film The A-Team opens. Frankly I know nothing about the show except from stuff they’ve shown on Family Guy. He looks down right sexy in it though and I like those types of movies so I’ll be seeing it soon.

They are also in pre-production on The Hangover 2. I hope it’s as funny as the 1st. In 2011 he will also appear in a thriller called The Dark Fields which sounds pretty neat.

FUN FACTS:

He’s 6′1 but wanted to be taller.

“I had size 12 feet when I was 10, so I thought I was going to be 6′ 8″. My goal was to be able to dunk a basket. I wound up being 6′ 1″ with size 14 feet. I got the raw end of the deal.”-Bradley Cooper (from IMDB.com)

He’s currently dating Renee Zellweger. I think they make a cute couple.

WATCH

All 13 episodes of Kitchen Confidential on Hulu

The Saturday Night Live he hosted in 2009

BUY
Alias on Amazon

His other films on Amazon

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