So you may have heard (or you may not have) that Ron Burgundy did some commentary for…curling. Oh Canada. I’d like to bag on you for creating a competitive sport out of ice, a broom and some kettlebell-ish things, but it’s Scottish. And I CAN”T bag on Scotland because of James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser. PLUS, I now have to thank Canada because they gave me this:
Talk about a massive marketing campaign. Here’s a clip from the commentary, but you can watch the ENTIRE broadcast over here.
Oh, and if that isn’t enough, Ron is also getting his own scotch:
It’s called Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve is going to be sold by Riviera Imports for a mere $25 a bottle. A steal, I tell you. A STEAL! Next up – Baxter dolls. (I’m kidding, but I can see it happening).
Oh, and I got my super ticket premier passes which makes me able to watch the movie a full 2 days ahead of the rest of you bozos. TAKE THAT! And listen, I know it’s probably not going to be as funny as the first one, but I don’t care. Long Live The Burgundy!!
This weekend we went to Las Vegas to see this guy:
One Mr. Justin Timberlake! You guys…HE WAS THAT CLOSE TO ME!!! He saw me and just started walking my way. It was all about THIS girl. I ASSUME. Anyway, the concert was awesome and I absolutely loved it. If you’re a big JT fan, it’s the best concert ever. He played for 3 hours. THREE. FULL. HOURS!!!
ANYWAY…while we were there, I wanted to see one other thing - The Neon Museum (aka the neon graveyard). It. Was. AMAZING!! I thought it was going to be MUCH bigger, but it was jammed with a ton of old Vegas signs and the guided tour was very interesting. I thought I’d give you a little sampling of what I took.
It pretty much photographs itself. And this is just a sampling. It was a beautiful day out – perfect for picture-taking. The one drawback was the other tour “guests.” There was a very old man (with the scariest voice ever) with his two old daughters and I was pretty close to punching them. Well, really just the daughters. I was afraid of the old man. They kept oohing and aahing over everything and the conversations with the tour guide went like this:
Crazy Old Bat: That sign’s from the old Fox Motel! That’s where that old actor lived…what’s his name.
Guide: Howard Hughes? No, he lived in the Desert Inn.*
Crazy Old Bat: He lived there for 25 years.
Guide: He actually lived there for 2 years.*
HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you guide with the extremely sunburned nose! Thank you for getting her to shut her trap. Even for just a split second. Later, when we were in front of a chapel sign, he jokingly asked anyone if they were married and/or divorced in Vegas. That same old bat went up to a man who said he was divorced there and said “does it still hurt?” WHAT????????????????????????????? The guy had a hard time not laughing. Especially since he was with his new wife and kids.
There was another rag-tag family who were behaving like 7th grade boys on a school field trip. Even the adult men. It was weird and annoying. BUT IT WAS ALL WORTH IT!!! And if you’re ever in Vegas, I highly recommend it.
*I looked that up to make sure it was correct – #factsonly.
Remember last week when I showed you the pix from Liz’s baby shower and said I had some tutorials for you? Well I do! And this is the first of them. Balloon fringe!!! It totally fancies up a boring, old balloon. (I’m not really a huge balloon fan to begin with). I found several tutorials online, but some of them were a little shabby chic for my taste. This is the one we decided on.
See how much nicer they are with ROUND balloons instead of balloon-shaped balloons? Ugh. I should probably stop thinking about it. ANYWAY, here’s the tutorial, but…let me tell you a few things we did differently. And by “we,” I pretty much mean my friend Steph who offered herself up as the first ever Hip Soiree minion (I prefer “intern”) and made this task her own. She did all the cutting (aka the worst part).
1 – Steph said she initially started measuring and cutting out perfect one-inch strips, but then quickly realized that made no sense and just eyeballed it. She also ditched the rotary cutter and doubled up the plastic tablecloths (which are sold in an ARRAY of pretty colors at Party City) as much as possible (that just depends on how sharp your scissors are – or your forearm strength maybe?).
2 – Once we had all the strips in hand, we totally glazed over all the criss-cross business. We took 9 strips, folded them in half and then took one strip and tied it around the 9 strips, leaving a loop at the top. In the end, it looks just like her picture.
3 – Also, we just tied the fringe to the balloon string instead of glueing it. I just couldn’t be bothered to get my glue gun out. Again, it ended up looking the same as the picture.
As a heads up – these things aren’t super light, so you can’t tie THAT many on without weighing the balloon down. Obviously, that depends on how big your balloon is. But…you may want to use smaller bunches than we did if you want to have them as long as they are in the picture.
And in case you are all “HEY! SHABBY CHIC IS MY JAAAAAAMMMM!!” then here’s the other tutorial. Don’t say I never gave you anything…
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