Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Top 4 Pictures Depicting an Infamous Friends Scene

4. You hide my clothes?

3. I'm wearing everything you own.

2. Could I BE wearing any more clothes?

1. Maybe if I wasn't going COMMANDO.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Top 7 Favorite Handprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

7. Nicolas Cage - I think it's fairly obvious he was my least favorite.

6. Humphrey Bogart - "Sid, May you never die till I kill you." Keepin' it classy, Bogart.
5. Shirley Temple - She was 7 years old when she did this, but her feet are the size of a three year olds'.

4. Robert Downey Jr. - Just because I <3 him.

3. Whoopi Goldberg - The marks in the bottom left are her dreds - ballsy, Whoopi!
2. Clint Eastwood - Getting my handprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre would have made my day, too.
1. Leonard Nemoy - I love that he could do the "live long and prosper" thing.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

mkelly's 11 New Year's Resolutions

11. Stop spending money on stupid shit (I'm looking at you, iphone apps.)
10. Eat healthier and exercise more (obviously.)
9. Write a book.
8. Read more books for fun.
7. Write a blog post every day.
6. See those movies that people talk about and I've never seen so I just nod and laugh and act like I know what I'm talking about. I hate not getting references.
5. Stop biting my nails once and for all (so far, I haven't started this resolution, but I'm working on it and I'm convinced that it's early enough in the year that it doesn't matter.)
4. Figure out what I'm doing with my life.
3. Become more fluent in Spanish.

2. Be more thankful. I feel super lame, but I have an enormous amount of people to thank for the past year. So many, in fact, that I prefer not to name them so I don't accidentally miss someone and have them feel unappreciated. So thank you, you know who you are, for everything you did for me this year: the calls, gchats, emails, visits, hugs, smiles, the listening to me repeat myself and acting like you never heard it before, etc. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. <3

1. Love life a little more. I realized today that 2009 was not a great year for one Meghan A. Kelly. It hadn't even occurred to me before, but now that I think about it, it kind of sucked. I spent a lot of the year being stressed out, worried, anxious, confused, aimless and just overall lost. That's not to say that I didn't love the times I spent with my family and friends, or that there weren't amazing moments of 2009. There were. I grew a lot this year (emotionally, but also horizontally, hence resolution 10). But, I think the overarching theme for me was being lost. What the hell am I doing with my life? What do I want? Why did I spend time doing things that make me miserable? My goal is to enjoy being lost and everything that comes with it. This might mean I'll have to be more proactive with this grad school shit, but oh well.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Top 5 Family Tree Discoveries of 2009

5. I always knew that my great-great grandfather Casper came over from Germany around 1870. What I did NOT know was that apparently, Casper was the illegitimate child of a wealthy German man and his maid. Casper was forced to sleep in the barn, was never acknowledged, and oddly enough, never received a last name. When he moved to America, he took the name of one of his carpentry tools as his last name - Maul.

4. Casper, evidently, could be pretty abusive. I think it was all that neglect as a kid in Germany and having daddy issues. One time, when he was trying to hit his wife, his daughter (my great-grandmother) stood up to him and smacked him in the head with a frying pan. She was quite the firecracker. She also was active in women's suffrage!

3. The word around the Kelly family tree was that my grandmother's grandfather was born in a tent in the midst of the Civil War. All this time, we never knew who his parents were. Not only did I find out that his father was James O'Boyle from Ireland, but I also found out that he lived in Philadelphia with his family until the war, then moved to Maryland to fight for the confederacy, then moved back to Philadelphia! Cue the white guilt.

2. John Kelly and Helen Davis got married in Philadelphia in 1882 and had two sons - Martin and William (my great-grandfather). We can't find anything else out about them and they're the ones we need so that we can prove our paternal link to Ireland. What I did find out is why they're so hard to track down. When their sons were probably both under 7 years old, John and Helen died within a very short time of each other and the boys went to live with unknown friends or relatives. We cannot find them in any census records.

1. I traced my father's mother's line all the way back to 1570, including specific birth, death and marriage dates. They all come from Weil im Schoenbuch, Germany and I bet there are some Brennenstuhls still living there!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Top 5 Alcoholic Beverages that Contributed to my Massive New Year's Hangover

5. Bud Light. Ugh. Last drink of the night - what a bad, bad, idea. I think I unnecessarily chugged my own, plus the rest of Camille's. No, Bud Light, it's NOT "always worth it."
4. Blue Moon. I think I had at least two of these babies before midnight. If only I had left it at that.

3 and 2. Brandy and Triple Sec. Dammit Doug and his holiday punch. I had NO idea that there was so much liquor in the punch and combined with the fact that he made sure my glass was NEVER empty, I feel as though they're mostly responsible for my current state.

1. Champagne (for my real friends). I should have known better than to allow myself to have so much champagne in so many different forms. It was in the punch, plus we had to finish off the "Bubbly Bitch" pink champagne, plus I had several little shots of it around midnight. I blame the champagne for hiding other alcohol and for fucking me up in general.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mkelly's Top 8 Movies of 2009

8. Hannah Montana
Rotten Tomatoes Rated: 44%

Go ahead and laugh but this movie was damn entertaining. Not only does it have a cheesy teenage romance and a really good soundtrack, but it shows you that you really CAN have the best of both worlds! Also, need I mention the newest dance craze, aka The Hoedown Throwdown? If you don't know it, learn it!

7. The Proposal
Rotten Tomatoes Rated: 43%

I actually thought this movie would be a lot worse. Even though you knew how it was going to end, watching the movie get there was a lot of fun. Plus, I love Ryan Reynolds. And Craig T. Nelson! I love Craig T. Nelson because he's just Craig T. Nelson.

6. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Rotten Tomatoes Rated: 20%

The first Transformers is a Kelly family staple. We watch action-romance-comedies allllll the time. No matter how bad they are, they're entertaining. And that's exactly how I feel about Revenge of the Fallen. Yeah, it was a little long, but it was funny, and it had action and dammit, my name is Megatron.

5. Inglourious Basterds
Rotten Tomatoes Rated: 88%

This is not my typical favorite movie. I'm not going to lie, I thought it was a little slow at parts, but I ended up really liking it. Brad Pitt is hilarrrrious and the guy who plays the one general is really really good. The ending is also just kick-ass.
Bravo, Tarantino.

4. 17 again
Rotten Tomatoes Rated: 58%

Admittedly, I ended up seeing this movie because Hannah Montana was unavailable when I went to take a few sixth graders. It was awesome. Zac Efron was soooo funny, and even though the plot has been done before, this one was somehow just done right.

3. The Blind Side
Rotten Tomatoes Rated: 71%

I know some people thought that this was a little too neat, but I think it was great. It was just so sweet and inspiring and really made you want to go out and do something for someone else. I was almost crying from happiness throughout the entire movie. Plus it's based on a true story!

2. Star Trek
Rotten Tomatoes Rated: 95%
This is definitely a future Kelly family staple. Action romance comedy? Check. Chris Pine is great, plus he's hot. To think, I first saw him in Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement. I really had trouble figuring out the time-travel part of it. For some reason I just could not get it straight in my mind. BUT I recently made a diagram and finally got a handle on it, so don't worry. Even though I didn't completely get it at the time, I loved it. And obviously Rotten Tomatoes did too.

1. The Hangover
Rotten Tomatoes Rated: 78%
I have a very high threshold for humor. I think lots of things are moderately funny and sometimes I'll giggle or laugh on the inside, but if I'm going to laugh out loud, it's going to be really funny. In order to make me really really really laugh, it's going to be fucking hilarious. This movie made me laugh out loud. Multiple times. Really hard. I love it and it is hands down my number one of the year.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Top 5 Faces of Kristen Stewart as portrayed by me

Ever notice that she has the same face for every emotion?

5. Sexy

4. Just hanging out

3. Flirty

2. Classy

1. Terribly in love. And I mean terribly.