we will always be hopeful
that we will, darling. that we will. and Cy can totally attest to my nagging and inability to have a productive conversation stages. but they’re done with a very hopeful heart!
This is brillant! Happy happy happy birthday Cy!
Thank you! I’m so glad that everyone got a kick out of it :)
This is the freaking best thing I have ever seen. I have literally been through each and every stage of this!!! Hahaha!
HA! Thank you! I started it on a whim and was very amused to see how many gifs fell into my preconceived stages and how many gifs made me think of more stages to add. (i’m particularly proud of “pains of betrayal.”)
This is the best thing of ever.
thank you! xoxo
THANK YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS ARE ALWAYS THE BEST. EVEN THOUGH I SUCK.
That makes zero sense. No, I put on pantyhose the logical way - bunch it up and start at the toes, pull up a little at a time.
I scrunch them up, put my toes in, and pull the legs up. Is there another way to do it? If its that hard, maybe youre buying the wrong size
On the extraordinarily rare occasions I wear nylons (tights are more likely), I sit on my bed, pull on one leg past my knee, then the other.
EXACTLY. The plan is the same for nylons, tights, whathaveyou: Sit on your bed, scrunch ‘em up and pull one up past your knee and then do the other. Stand and pull both sides and and fix any saggy parts.
It just isn’t that difficult!
ummm, sometimes i do it that way? I know it sounds crazy, but sometimes that works for me. (Cy is ridiculous)
I sit on the edge of my bed and extend my legs? kind of like laying on the bed but with more ab workout-type thing?
You sit on the edge of a bed, put your feet in and then extend them forward? Or make a V with your body and do the same?
Ladies, please explain your insane methods!
Nope, I’m with you. Not interesting, even as a device.
I’m basically just pretending that part didn’t exist.
nah def a popular opinion no one likes him and his five bathrooms
i agree! but i’m so happy that somebody punched him
not unpopular. it didn’t make sense to me, but on the whole, i’m forgetting about him in the grand scheme of the episode.
I get that he and his actions were the catalyst to get everyone back to City Hall and the Parks department, but it was poorly done. It felt stupid, in a show that is filled with absurdity yet never feels stupid. if Jamm had been a better developed character, it have MAYBE upped the stakes but it never seemed to feel like the wedding was really in jeopardy. And because there were no stakes, they went for stinkbombs which, again, felt cheesy and stupid, without even a shred of cleverness.
I do not understand how he can keep his job after what he did at the gala.
Ugh, I know. Unless they’re going the Dexhart route wherein NO ONE EVER HAS TO DEAL WITH REPERCUSSIONS, he should be recalled. We know he won’t resign as the only characteristic he’s been given is that he’s an asshole.
no i’ve seen a lot of that. not a good character at all. he’s not funny to watch, just painful.
Nope, right there with you. I loved the end results, and the Leslie-Ron scene in the jail, but Jamm was just awful. I had the same sort of issue with Bobby Newport (who at least meant well)—they’re just not interesting opponents.
I think this is the place where Parks tends to do a less-than-great job in the later season: creating villains/opponents. It’s almost like they’re intimidated by making a whole-season villain so the ones that come out are fairly one-dimensional and cartoonish. Yet the recurring antagonistic characters — Joan Callamezzo, Marcia Langman, Tammy 2 — actually have a point of view and are far more relatable and compelling.
The only longterm interesting opponent so far has been Jen Barkley.
Ethel Beavers being super good at dating is maybe the most delightful tiny bit of continuity yet. Pawnee’s seniors know how to get it on.
I just hope that she practiced safe sex. We all know about the STDs in the senior community.
I feel that Ethel would be a most…
Can you see Ethel handing out condoms? “Take one, or don’t take one. Use it if you feel like it. I don’t care, do what you want.”
That little scene makes me happy that I once had Ethel fantasizing about shirtless Chris, I must say.
This really needs to be an episode. And there needs to be 100% more Ethel Beavers on the show.
That was one of my favorite early April & Andy moments—they both like old people. And, as we saw in in “The Bubble” old people think they’re adorable.
So basically April and Andy need to work with Ethel to teach old people about safe sex. It would be perfect.
You know, with Andy working with Ben at Sweetum’s Charity Foundation, I think it makes PERFECT SENSE that he goes to check out a non-profit sexual health organization that focuses on seniors. But he needs a senior to go with him, so he takes Ethel and April ends up having to drive. And of course, hijinks and confusion abound and it’s either assumed that they’re all in some kind of polyamorous relationship or that Andy and Ethel are in a May-December romance and April is Ethel’s disapproving granddaughter.
i know bb. i know. me too.
When I saw Toms ID, I thought the same thing. And the reveal hit me with the same emotion and depth of Citizen Knope they do it for their friends because they love them and they help each other.
Exactly. It’s been a show where they all support each other and show up for each other. I particularly love it in all the small moments like in ”Indianapolis,” when Leslie tells Ben to go to the Snakehole Lounge with everyone after he refuses Tom’s invitation. And then he’s surprised at the small things — Donna buying him a Miller Lite, saying “that’s your drink, right?”, the easiness of his conversations with Andy (who is oddly his only confidant) and talking to Tom and genuinely wanting him to feel better about his dreams, which smell horrible. And perhaps it was Ben’s first reaction as a Pawneean when he sprays Tom’s perfume into Dennis Feinstein’s car in a show of support and revenge for Tom.
Thats what I love so much about Parks and Rec. Its chock full of those little details that harken back to other moments, other episodes. Emotional continuity!
I think you can look at every character at the beginning of the series and right now and see their emotional and narrative arc and it MAKES SENSE. they’ve all grown — even in smaller ways like Jerry and Donna — and you can easily trace it through big and small moments.
there is SO MUCH academic work on Joss Whedon’s work and I honestly feel like Parks and Rec offers up an incredible wealth of source material — especially for a sitcom — to do the same.
Oh this could definitely make a lot of sense.
I was kind of thinking the same thing. It looks like it could be a last minute thing. Ben could easily scrounge up a tux (might even own one, given their jobs) but her dress would likely be on order or still in need of alterations this far in advance.
That’s a good theory. I’m like the idea of it being Leslie and Ann “make it work time.” My other theory is that the dress is the one that Leslie actually picked out/sort of made and she either ran home and got it or it’s been at Ann’s all this time.
I’m on board with that too — that the dress has been at Ann’s and still needs alterations and the two ladies “made it work.” We know that Leslie loves herself some Tim Gunn and Project Runway.
it does look really cute! and i love your shirt a ton. A+
Thank you! It’s from Heartbreaker Fashion which is a fantastic company with super cute, well-made clothes.I have a bunch of dresses from there and I always get compliments on them. PLUS the people there are pretty damn awesome too — I need to write up a piece on just how wonderful they were when the post office completely screwed me over.
Your hair is great but Im REALLY feeling your lipstick. What brand/color?
Thanks! I love, love lipstick like so many of the ladies on here love nail polish. I have a ridiculous amount of lipsticks and most of them are various shades of red.
This particular shade is Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense #21 - Pearly Bright Red. The picture on Sephora doesn’t really do it justice — it’s a brighter red with gold specks.
MUFE is another company that treated me incredibly well when someone else refused — then it was in 1998 and the people at the SoHo MAC wouldn’t acknowledge me when I was in their shop. The girl in the MUFE shop around the corner was just wonderful. She did my makeup, explained what she did, told me what i should get and what i could use if i already had it. I never felt pressured, and more than that, she treated me like a worthwhile human being. WHAT A NOVEL CONCEPT! So I’ve been a very loyal customer since then, even when I had to trek downtown because there was no Sephora that I knew of and certainly no MUFE in Sephora.
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WOW I LOVE THESE.
they’re even more fabulous in person!
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God I love Fluevogs! I should manufacture an opportunity to wear mine soon.
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I feel this is the right response.
and this is why we are friends xoxo
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That is the cutest bowl ever. Where did you get it?
I was all about John Taylor in my Duran Duran days, but Nick was my close second. The extra eyeliner on Nick intimidated me, I think.
Omg. I used to do the same thing with ads, I collected Absolut ads mostly, but I did have a few others like the Guess ones. I thought they were fascinating. And Bop> Tiger Beat. XD
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2012 was a horrible year for me. I thought for sure it would be great on account that I’m a Dragon and it was the year of the Dragon. But nope. It sucked pretty hard. Here’s to 2013!
“Lovely sock porn” is, by far, the phrase of the day.
HA! have you been to Sock Dreams? I completely, unabashedly describe it as sock porn to everyone, even at work. It is truly the loveliest of the porns :)
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I feel kind of similarly! I enjoyed Amy enough but didn’t feel super attached. Very intrigued by Clara, though. Although I’m still hoping to see River back sometime too.