Olives Holiday Gift Guide

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

So, this years Holiday Season is off to a great start! My shopping is well on its way to being completely finished. Just a few more small things and I will be a wrapping fool! I figured I would share some of my favorite gifts; some I have bought for others and some I would love to receive, or possibly buy for myself with my miniature Christmas bonus!!

These first items are simply fabulous for those ROCK stars in your life! Jeff Davis creates a "green" theme with re-used vinyls from some of your favorite bands of the 70's! Included are: vinyl bowls, party trays, earrings and necklaces, wrist cuffs, clocks, mirrors and coasters foryour cold holiday drink to rest on!

You can find most of these items at UNCOMMONGOODS.COM!

Everyones FAVORITE gift this season will be "The L Word" Season 5 or 6.. for those fools who haven't yet purchased the last two series of the most awesomely missed show ever!

These are available at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com or any movie store near you!

My all time most WANTED and probably going to get for myself after Christmas is Barnes & Noble's first eReader the NOOK! With its easy to read E Ink, it reads more as a book than a computer screen making it easier on the eyes! It has a 2GB memory with option to use a memory card for extra storage. 3G+WiFi makes it easy to access over 1,500 books, newspapers and magazines. An easy fully colored touch screen resides on the bottom making it easy to scroll through your very own library of your favorite picks!

Available at Barnes & Noble.. They are SOLD OUT! But a certificate is available for the holidays and your item will ship first thing next year!

Coffee, cigarettes and candles sound like a great Sunday morning to me! These little stocking stuffer's are genius for those INK-aholics close to you!

Ed Hardy introduces stuff for the everyday soul! Instead of thinking that you can't wear your inked shirt to work, you can still ink it at the office or on your much needed nicotine break! And the candles, they smell delic!!

Amazon.com for these suckers!

And Last but not least.. the new ZUNE HD! Just because it looks so dang sweet and I'm way over the iPod! The Zune has a great design; rather slick and clean. Professional looking; a real eye catcher! The colors are fantastic to look at and it has a rather smooth touch screen for your scrolling pleasure! Powered by NVIDIA.

Zune.com or BestBuy.com .. I'm sure its available at any local electronic store!

Mine seems to missing quite a bit of CASH!!


Hannah Blilie

Monday, December 7, 2009

Drummer, Hannah Blilie of the band "Gossip", talked to a favorite AfterEllen.com about the groups new released CD, and about her invigorating tattoo fetish!

When asked about their new album, "Music for Men", Blilie stated that she was very excited about the whole thing. This is a first major label record. Therefore, she (Gossip) wanted to make it more of a dance floor record with a hi-fi type sound that their other music doesn't portray. Instead of one guitar, drums and vocals, the band wanted to add more elements into the mix with this exceptional project! Their producer on the album was Rick Ruben, with whom Blilie says was an inspiration to work with. Very supportive and full of brilliant ideas! Blilie had told AfterEllen that before Rick came into the picture Gossip had never really considered themselves to be professional musicians.

In my opinion, Gossip is an extraordinary band! They have great music, their interaction with each other and consideration of sound shows through the vocals and all the instrumental detail that is involved with this energetic group! The new album is super awesome! I suggest taking a listen here and then buying yourself a copy here!!

On being queer and sort of an icon for the gay community.. I give you my favorite direct quote from Blilie to AfterEllen.com:

AE: Do you feel pressure at all being such a public figure for the queer community?
No, just because I feel like we’re just being ourselves and I think that’s kind of part of what appeals to people about our band. We’re outspoken queers and we talk about queer issues. We’re loud and proud, we come from the queer community and now we’ve got this opportunity to bring the message to the mainstream and it’s a really rad opportunity.

I don’t really feel pressure to be a spokesperson or anything like that because it’s really more about just being ourselves. I always feel the love from the queers and it makes us feel really amazing and empowered.

On another note, Blilie's body looks to be swimming in radical ink, which it is.. she says that since she has some money now which the band has helped her earn, she has gone kind of wild with tattoo syndrome. Her dream was to always have full sleeves and now she is in the process of actually making that come true.

The two main pieces on both arms are paintings from Tamara de Lempicka, a 1930's art-deco artist along with many flowers, birds and horses!

Here's "GOSSIP" with Heavy Cross, a new song off of "Music for Men"! Enjoy!

Even if you cannot understand the languages Lizzy is speaking in these few episodes, they will make you laugh your ass off! You can always count on this muff muncher to make your day!

TAAHAA... love the little musical encores at the end of each episode.. totally brilliant! Always a pleasure, muff muncher!!

NOH8 Day..
Ellen & Portia Style!

Friday, December 4, 2009

You would think.. that Ellen and Portia would have been one of the first couples (people) to set up a photo shoot with Adam Bouska for the NOH8 Campaign! Why, you might ask? Umm.. HELLO they are legally MARRIED!! Wife and wife.. girl and girl.. lesbian and lesbian..!! That's WHY! And also, because they are celebrities and people, more than likely, look up to them and try to mock everything they do (well the creepy ones)..!

Feel the LOVE PEOPLE!! See the LOVE! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! But, half of society's brains are terminally ill and don't know what that word means. That is why Adam Bouska has started the NOH8 Campaign designed to show the world that our voices are not being heard and that we will not stop until the word EQUALITY means same-sex rights!

Many celebrities have already shot their photo, those of which are straight and/or married. As well as gay, bisexual, transgender and lesbian.

So, I am here to help recruit Ellen & Portia, lawfully wedded wives, to get your asses up for an hour and smack that duct tape across your mouths! Take a pretty picture and help support what supported you! Join the NOH8 Campaign because we, the un-wedded same-sex couples, still want our day!!

And I.. want to love my WIFE too!

The former Family Ties star, Meredith Baxter jumped out of the closet and reviled her homosexualness (is that even a word?) with the real world!

I don't know about you but, Baxter has already got me singing "Damn she's a sexy chick.. a sexy chic.. damn she's a sexy chic.. DAMN GIRL (David Guetta)!!

Meredith Baxter has been married 3 times, and is a mother of 5! She said she never realized that she was really a lesbian and didn't come to the theory until later in her life (I guess so).
As most of us women, or young girls we find ourselves (at least this was my experience as well) having deep long-lasting relationships with women on a platonic level. These relationships last and last until you start wondering.. what is next? This is exactly how Baxter realized that she was gay. She didn't fight the connection, instead she gradually let it fall into place realizing her former issues that she encountered with "straight" relationships.

Baxter claims that she is happy and has been in a four-year relationship with her wonderful partner Nancy Locke; she couldn't be happier!!

Lots of LOVE your way Meredith!! Maybe if this world screwed their heads on the right way you could make a 4th and final marriage!

World Aids Day

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 1st marks yet another World Aids Day! This year "Join(Red)" has teamed up with (NIKE) in the effort to Fight Aids! You can purchase your set of (RED) laces HERE!

Another new twist to the Join(RED) campaign is the use of the latest social networking sites. Both Facebook and Twitter have gone red this December 1st in honor of fighting the cause! Don't forget to use #RED at the end of every TWEET! If you do, your tweet will literally be (RED)! As for facebook, please become a fan of Join(RED) and make your profile picture one of its many "fighting" icons!

Also, the Starbucks Love Project has been (RED) for several years now! On December 1st only, for every handcrafted drink that is ordered Starbucks will donate 5¢ U.S to the global fund to help fight Aids!

Last but not least, I took it upon myself to make LEAF STRING (RED)! At the top left of my blog you will see that I am also fighting for the cause.. the link will direct you to the Join(RED) website where you can purchase many (RED) products from several different company's.

(Please show your support for World Aids Day whichever way you can!)

Kate Walsh Is..
Dr. Addison Montgomery

Monday, November 30, 2009

Kate Walsh, rose to the top in Grey's Anatomy as Addison Montgomery and out into the world with her own spin-off as a Neonatal Surgeon at LA's Oceanside Wellness Group. Bringing small town care to the big city!

Addison had her hands tied with being the new girl at Ocean Side, but as always she held her own. Either you like me or you don't I'm staying put, was the type of attitude she still holds. Her Doctoral and Surgical expertise have been tested since season 1, and now in the 3rd season have been pushed to the extent of no scalpels or anesthetics. It's raw, blood and hands and an excellent mind of medicine!

What I love best about this show is that there has been no other that perceives the many disabilities, diseases, surgical procedures and lifestyles with every ounce of the Law that has been broken medically and worked around as this show has. Private Practice also gets personal. Work crushes, affairs, scandals, gossip, fights and the most important is criticism. They criticize each others technique, theories and motives. Keep secrets and deceive one another. All for the same thought of holding that practice together!

Don't believe me, watch for yourself! I guarantee you will be hooked!

Kate Walsh stars with Taye Diggs, Amy Brenneman and others every Thursday night on ABC.
Check your local listing for correct times!!

NOH8 Day..

Friday, November 27, 2009

Marlee Matlin
Meghan McCain
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz & Pete Wentz
Suzanne Westenhoefer

Join the NOH8 Campaign to help FIGHT off H8 in this world!

Follow NOH8 Campaign on Twitter @NOH8Campaign & on Facebook!

First Lady Wednesday

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Michelle Obama was stunning last night at the first State Dinner since the Obama's have taken their place in office. The Obama's welcomed Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur with an elaborate dinner with wholesome Indian entertainment that rang through out the night!

The Run Around..

Monday, November 23, 2009

Okay... the past few weeks have been full of crazy ass news and information that is enough to drive a person BONKERS! So, here I go with a RUN-AROUND of the raging media!

Lady GaGa brings us yet another Chart-Topping single making this #4! "Bad Romance" is psychotically creepy, deep and artistically fascinating! The costumes are phenomenal, and the beat makes me want to Roma-roma-mamaa! Check it out!

Oprah Winfrey announces her death in 2011! No, not really HER death but the death of her famous television talk show that will have been on the air for 25 wonderful and exciting years. Oprah says that 25 is a good number and she has enjoyed every moment of giving away .5% of her bank account to you her viewers, with items as big as cars and as small as tee-pee to wipe with! But watch out society, people are already starting to turn into zombies because Big Mama won't be around to chart out their lives for them.. whatever will we do?

The Barbados super Queen speaks out about her abusive relationship with Chris Brown. Diane Sawyer gave a half hour interview with Rhianna on why she broke it off and what she was feeling as she was being attacked. Check it out here if you missed it. It was a heart-wrenching interview with some really good pointers. Rhianna says she doesn't hate Chris Brown, she simply wants him to learn and grow from this experience will she.

Miley Cryus's tour bus takes a turn for the worst and flips while on the road. The driver was killed, but not to worry Miley, herself, was not on the on the tour route. Miley confirmed that the bust that tipped was carrying her lighting crew.. who are they? So this bit of news is already out of the theatres and into the media trash bin. No Oscar here!

But, there sure is an Oscar maybe for this delicious actress. Sandra Bullock stars with Tim McGraw in the latest true story film, The Blind Side. Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, is taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher's presence in the Touhys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle. Bullock swept away the box office with more than $30 million on opening day!

And last but not least, is Jennifer Aniston really talking about hosting a cable television talk show on Oprah's new cable channel OWN sometime next year? Hmm.. let's see? It appears that ever since Aniston appeared on the Chelsey Lately show she has come up with this scenario that she would love to have her own talk show. And gee, what better person to do it for than the Queen, herself, Oprah!! This will not only make her that much more famous, but it will add a few more billion dollars to her upcoming, pre-mature movie rolls! That's okay I can stand to see J-An once a day looking SEXY AS ALL HELL! Does not bother me one bit!

So, that's IT! That's the best I can do for now.. too much gossip, geesh when did the world become so crazy with all this celebrity bullshit?? Taahaahaahaaa!!!

My BAD!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I HAVE TO APOLOGIZE! I have been out-of-this-world busy for the past few months, and have now just got myself organized and back to being ME! During the "separation", I have purchased a new lap top, new phone, new desk and have freshly painted and decorated an entire room to feel extra cozy in! Now, all I need is a freshly brewed cup of coffee, some fuzzy slippers and I am all yours! Thank you to all of you who are still following me on Twitter and Facebook and who still come by the website to check it out! That means a whole lot!

Azsa West and Mary McAllister present:
"Lesbian Art Show
represents the timeless and chaotic style of Dada, the intimacies of Left Bank lesbians in the 1920s, and the revolutionary spirit of queer ephemera combined with personal experiences from a recent European adventure, lesbian lifestyles, strange habits, the need for order and documentation, large type, and perhaps most importantly, true love. The works on view often utilize textual diagrams to illustrate ideas. Through graphs, maps, exquisite corpse, and Venn diagrams, they deliver their observations and revelations. In addition, there will be an installation constructed collaboratively with Aubree Bernier-Clarke, and finessed with respect for historical representation and compassion for community."

These are just a few piece of work the Fontanelle Gallery in Portland Oregon had to offer this past June. What an inspiring array of visual art these talented Artists had to share. I encourage you to visit the
website to enjoy the rest of the show and to see the installments as they were in the gallery. The site also gives upcoming shows as well as past shows at the Fontanelle that are just as inspiring!

Fall '09

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The lovely Katherine Moennig is to star in CBS's newest medical drama TV Series, "Three Rivers"! This medical series goes inside the lives of organ donors at their most crucial moments. Dr. Miranda Foster (Kate Moennig), a surgical associate with a defiant attitude, tries to live up to her deceased fathers surgical excellence.

You can catch Dr. Miranda Foster and the medical crew on CBS October 4th, 2009!