Beauty is Embarrassing at the Roxie Theater

by tatiana on September 18, 2012

Paul Reubens and Wayne White on the set of Pee-Wee's Playhouse

Paul Reubens and Wayne White on the set of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse

I don’t think I need to say much about Beauty is Embarrassing that isn’t evident by just watching the trailer (below), or doing a quick Wikipedia search (hey, I just did it for you!). Basically, if you live in SF, or the Bay Area, get yourself to the Roxie Theater this week to catch this inspiring documentary about Wayne White, visual artist, puppeteer, and man whose world is just about as colorful as his language. I give it two enthusiastic thumbs up.


A Little February Update

by tatiana on February 25, 2012

Image Credit: Kelsey Garrity Riley

This last month has flown by. People aren’t lying when they tell you that time flies as you get older. I feel like, because I am constantly either inventing or finding ways to fill my evenings and weekends, I don’t ever really have time to do nothing – which is really important. But I’m not complaining, I have a pretty cool life, and I’m thankful for that. BUT, of course, down time means watching quality (and sometimes poor quality) television. YES, my roomie and I have been addicted to this season of The Bachelor, which is horrifyingly catty and bad for women… but it’s SO ADDICTIVE. Also, I’m still pissed that he didn’t give Kacie B. a rose. What’s up with that, BEN!? In quality news, I just finished Season 2, episode 5 of Downton Abbey. I love this show so much. Lady Mary, just tell Matthew you love him already. I mean, really. Don’t marry that bland millionaire.

I’m visiting home again next month to celebrate my Dad’s birthday… and I guess my birthday too, since we share the same birthday. Kinda cool, right? I’m often told it is. My Dad is pretty rad, so I’m excited to give him his gifts and celebrate his general awesomeness.

This week I was lucky to catch a fun show at Hotel Utah here in San Francisco. Tornado Rider and Lake Street Dive both performed and both were exceptionally talented. I had so much fun, and can’t wait to catch another show.

In geeky news, my friend put together a small business book club, and I’m really excited about it. Although I’m missing the first meeting, the group is full of pretty amazing people… and gives me that mushy “San Francisco is so awesome” feeling.


Aside from Daria, Beavis and Butthead, and Sorority Life (remember that show?), Wonder Showzen was one of my favorite shows on MTV. This piece in particular will always stick with me. Not only was Clarence one of the most annoying puppets, maybe of all time, but he also taught us an important lesson – that it’s important to be patient.  And sometimes, even when it’s really hard to be patient, for some reason – it’s still important to be patient… or maybe more importantly to try to find a way to escape from whatever is making you feel impatient .

And since I couldn’t find the video clip of Clarence talking to people about being patient, here’s a clip of the Beat Kids segment. Sing it with me! Kids on the beat, kids on the street – beat kids!


Breakfast with a side of Lucy

by tatiana on January 29, 2011

Sometimes, there’s no better way to start your weekend than with a cup of coffee, eggs and a few episodes of I Love Lucy. I love the episodes with celebrity guest stars!

Lucille Ball and Van Johnson


Halloween is almost here…

by tatiana on October 28, 2010

and I haven’t even seen Bravo’s Scariest Movie Moments Countdown on my TV this year! Something is wrong with a network when they don’t air probably the best thing to happen to themed countdowns. If anyone knows when Bravo will be airing it, please let a sista know.

Anyway. In lieu of the amazing countdown of movie moments, here’s a fun, quick video that I’m sure you’ve seen, BUT YOU NEED TO SEE IT AGAIN. Because it’s spooky, and scary. Enjoy.


Knitting with Kate

by tatiana on April 27, 2010

Oh, so many things to write about on this somewhat quiet Tuesday evening, but in efforts of trying to update this blog a little more, I’ll break it up into two entries… second half to come tomorrow! But for now, I met up with my good friend and fellow knit-enthusiast Kate earlier to catch up and also so I could absorb some of her knitting wisdom. [click to continue…]