Friday, September 30, 2011

100 things to do in 2011: month in review.

september blew by, eh? i really need to kick it into gear if i want to have a crack at completing this list.

13. see 50 new movies: CONTINUED.
um, embarrassingly enough, the only movie i saw was "college road trip" with eddie murphy and raven-symone because it was on the disney channel one night...and it was AWFUL. and i love awful movies.

14. dine at 50 new restaurants: CONTINUED.
had fabulous pizza at the mellow mushroom and amazing mexican food near school at el cerro. woot!

25. try 5 new foods: CONTINUED.
i ate raw snapper, which i'm like 99% sure i've never had before. that brings me up to 4. what will be the fifth and final food to grace my taste buds?!

54. tailgate: COMPLETED.
went to the season opener at UCF, and boy, i didn't know tailgating until i saw it at the 2nd largest school in the country. absolute craziness. but it was fun!

58. read one book per month: CONTINUED.
i read a book in 3 days, "51/50" by kristen mcguiness, which is unheard of for me. the premise is that she takes fate into her own hands by dating 51 men in 50 days, which i loved. the book itself was kind of eh, but it was engaging enough.

79. watch an entire tv series on DVD: STARTED.
after my roomie and i watched the entire series of "my so-called life" on dvd a few years ago, i've once again ventured into the wild world of jordan catalano and tito and rayanne graff, and i'm loving it. also, i seem to discover new things each time i watch. this time i tragically realized that i kind of have a crush on brian krakow. ugggh.

also, i've gotta note that as of today, i crossed off a bucket/30 before 30 list item, "write an article for a national magazine". my first piece for the atlantic's life section was officially published today, which is basically a dream come true. i kind of put myself out there, as it was inspired by my still-kinda-raw moving experience, but pain, no gain, right? i think it turned out quite well and i'm proud of it. if you care to read, check it out here:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

where's andrae?

i've still never made it to NY for fashion week (someday, someday...) but thankfully ny mag has always got me covered with slideshows galore. overall this year? UNIMPRESSED. especially about my darling marc jacobs because i'm pretty sure he's lost his damn mind. anyways, here are some of my picks and pans. take a look and let me know which ones you're feelin'...or failin'.


(alice & olivia)

(betsey johnson)

(rachel zoe)

(vivienne tam)


(marc jacobs)

(tory burch)

(donna karan)

(vivienne tam)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

hard to hate and hard to love, that's right.

damn, i wish i was southern. i've been rocking this song for the last few weeks - these dudes are 3/4 of my fave deep-fried rock outfit american bang, and have been opening for zz top on their most recent tour. i can't seem to find anywhere to download or buy their stuff yet, so i just go to their website or watch this video on youtube like a weirdo. i think all of their songs also mention whiskey (a la the best AB song, "whiskey walk") so at least they keep it consistent. take a listen and tell me this ain't stuck in your head. it ain't my fault!