g i r l h a t t a n

g i r l h a t t a n

Thursday, July 28, 2005

hey kids, get your credit cards ready!

do you love anthropomorphic gadgets? i hope so. i'm an iPod holder, by the way. i am so friggin cute i nearly brought tears to girlhattan's eyes. i can be purchased here.


Wednesday, July 27, 2005

it's the freakiest show

cue the david bowie on your iPod and get a load of this: (seen on sfj)


The Red Planet is about to be spectacular!

This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again. The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power magnification, Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.

Mars will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10 p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m. By the end of August, when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m. That's pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month. Share this with your children and grandchildren.


i wish i could be on the deck of a boat in the mediterranean on august 27th but i will prolly be on the lower east side. anyone got a telescope?

j pop

sometimes when i am poking around on this interweb thing, i discover some freaky-ass shit.

last night i discovered gackt.

he's a pretty, androgynous japanese pop star who likes blue contact lenses and dachsunds.

apparently he was in a band called malice mizer, and then left to pursue a solo career.

as far as i can tell, the music is somewhere between army of lovers, my chemical romance with a sprinkle of the cure and mozart - but i could be wrong, if anyone has an empeethree, let me know! you can listen to a misery mizer song here...

and you can see more of this character here. the kids seem to love him.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

adi dassler

i love adidas. i mean i really ♥ adidas.

i've got shell toes, fleetwoods, decades, oddly colored zxzs and my new gorgeous rising stars.

[My rod lavers died in botswana a couple of years ago. that was a sad sad day]

but... these new and wacky sneakers might be a bit much, even for a die-hard fan.

rodents ♥ candy

a text message exchange i had with my brother last night while i was lying in bed watching run lola run:

overheard at the movies - mom i just saw a mouse in the theater. can i have an orange soda?

what movie?

charlie and the chocolate factory

Monday, July 25, 2005

there's someone for everyone.

if you like vampires and wearing black and are looking for the "perfect darkchylde to bring back to your lair," well then thank zeus there's gothicmatch.com.

Friday, July 22, 2005

hot hottenhaal

le sigh.

click for dreamy, kissable big pic.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

zahara marley jolie

i love boys.

i love hot men. tall and short and long-haired and bald and dark and pale and young and old.


if angelina keeps adopting small brown children i am going to apply to become her lifelong lesbian lover.

i may have to 3way with brad, but it's a price i am willing to pay.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

teen angst

okay well while i admit that i LOVE my chemical romance, and the crow, and labyrinth, and some other weird goth-type crap like dead can dance.... i don't know if makeup is always a good idea. i'm afraid that the textamerica people have succeeded in cracking me up - with their undead photoblog. some kids just weren't meant to be scary. sorry, but it's true. i still love gerard, though.

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Monday, July 18, 2005

what what what????

iTunes to sell videos?
video iPod in september?

O M G !

{via jared}

blogger dot con


it seems that after a fantastic, amazing, wonderful and relaxing vacation, i have forgotten how to blog.

while in the med, i was writing old-school style, with an actual pen and a moleskine. {i know people love moleskine journals, but for me the jury is still out - i think the one i have is too small - while i enjoy the portability, i lament that the pages aren't large enough to accommodate a pasted postcard.}

still. it was back to writing just for myself again, which i haven't done much of since i have been blogging {and it's actually been about a year now - i totally forgot to celebrate girlhattan's one year anniversary...}

for me it's vital to write. it's necessary to rid myself of thoughts and feelings and musings so that i don't carry them around with me. and i think that when i write them in a place where no one else can see them, i'm actually better off. i used to think, "well, no one really reads this blog anyway, so i can totally write about my crush on so&so or my late night phone call from whatshisname." but now it's become obvious to me that people (not a lot, but some) do read what i write. sometimes. so i have to censor myself. i guess.

anyway. while i was gone a lot of stuff happened, that to other people is maybe no big deal, but to me is like whoa.

- my chemical romance went to #1 on TRL
finally people are falling under the spell of my beloved mr. way

- miami ink is about to air, combining two off my faves - hot guys and tattoos. i dated a tattoo artist once, he was the sweetest.

- temperature in death valley, california today: 121°
- temperature on the F train platform at delancey street today: 149°

recent ramblings:

thursday outdoor drinks at dba.

friday a so-called "friend" dragged me to counter - a vegetarian restaurant on first ave. from where i was sitting i could see a huge double cheeseburger banner hanging on the mcdonald's across the street. but my grilled tofu and shitake mushrooms were good, and thank zeus they served alcohol.

saturday french 75s and gin and tonics at chez jones.... lovely and raucous.

sunday i did go see charlie and the chocolate factory yesterday, and i did like it. sf-j says it's about michael jackson... but for me it was part anna wintour and part the real peter pan...

oh, and i was happy to hear the voice of geoffrey holder as the narrator. haven't seen him in the biz much since the "uncola" ads, james bond's "live and let die" and "annie" - but every now and then i see him on the street. he's super tall and walks with a cane.

i leave you with this: little eddie furlong...

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poor thing. trying to sober up is tough on the waistline. just ask courtney love.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

back in a new york groove...

i have returned.

there is much to say.

my love to rome, sicilia, malta, tunisia, st. tropez, marseille, barcelona and mallorca.

my love to oliver and amedeo in the panorama lounge. french 75s and piano forever!

my love to my mother, without whom nothing is possible.

more later.

for now, here's a tiny sample of the sights seen:



polto quatu



harbor of valetta


blue door





and yes, there is a slideshow. as they say in italian, si, si, certo!