Thursday, 24 February 2011

When a Brit sells out

Compare and contrast

Funny Russell Brand

... and Russell Brand now

And what's with the posh accent?

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Italian word of the week

Zitella, meaning spinster. So a particularly useful word for me then, as this is no doubt how I will end my days.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Embarrassing crush of the week

Ever since the mid-00s (known now as 'The Seth Cohen years'), it has been acceptable to find geeks attractive (as long as they fit the cool-geek criteria of nice - ideally curly - hair, witty putdowns, bright but not uncool t-shirts, and more often than not, Jewish). Fast forward a few years and you cannot move for the wall-to-wall geeks on the big and small screens. Whilst Adam Brody and his ever-declining career must be cursing the likes of Michael Cera et al, I for one am rejoicing. And yet, it is with some embarrassment that I reveal this week's crush (hence he is perfect for my ongoing feature - embarrassing crush of the week), because this Cera-doppleganger is almost too awkward and neurotic and geeky to be real. However, he is ridiculously sweet and I have just rewatched the Social Network. May I present to you - Jesse Eisenberg! Here he is on SNL with Mark Zuckerberg (a real-life nerd, but without the lovely hair)

I have an eating disorder

I can't stop eating biscuits. My flatmate has had to hide my own biscuits from me. She will regret this action, as I will now eat hers instead.

Friday, 18 February 2011

If you speak a foreign language, should you put on an accent of that language? At the moment I'm living in Italy and this has been something that's really bothering me. My friend always puts on a very strong accent but I can't help but feel like an idiot doing it. That doesn't mean to say that I'm wandering around like Del Boy, but if I heard an Italian speaking English with a London accent (especially if they make on average one serious grammatical error per sentence, as I do), I couldn't help but think of them as - well, a bit of a knob, really.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Is this the most good-looking man in the whole world?

There is no point to this post. We can all just bask in the glory that is Chace Crawford. Aaaaaah.
I can now add skiing to the seemingly-endless list of sports that I can't do. Oh well, at least I looked cool in my ski gear. Oh no, that's right -I didn't.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


As an Oasis fan I obviously feel like a massive Judas listening to Blur. However, not only is this tune ridiculously catchy, but a young Damon Albarn is bloody cute.

Monday, 7 February 2011

This is Hilarious

I'm not one to trawl YouTube for funny videos. In fact, if one of my friends wants to show me something "hilarious" on the internet, unless they are loading up The Thick Of It or The Office (UK - natch), they are usually met with a roll of the eyes and a grunt of disapproval. However, there are exceptions to every rule and here is a genuinely funny YouTube clip. I don't know whether it is the drunk woman's dancing, the bride's look of sheer hatred as she recognises that she is being overshadowed on her wedding day or the disaster-like aftermath that makes this video, but whatever it is, it is BLOODY funny.

Things I Want This Week

Apart from a summer internship at a national newspaper/magazine (I've been watching too much Gossip Girl recently), I would really, really, really like one of these this week. A bit Topshop-heavy, but what can you do when it's all so pretty?