Wednesday, December 28, 2011

You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch!


Sadly, this year's Christmas was not as jolly as usual at Gela's house. The whole family got together for dinner and laughs... except one person.
My brother, Joey, is in the Army. This year, he spent Christmas in Germany due to a delay in exiting Afghanistan. Luckily, he has some great friends so he was not alone. Also, he may have missed Christmas, but my brother will be home this weekend. Just in time for New Year's Eve! :)


In other Christmas news! I received many gifts.
Clothes, slippers, a blanket, tons of candy, and...... A MR. COFFEE!!!! xD

I definitely went out to buy K-cups for it and I highly recommend the Pumpkin Spice cups from Green Mountain Coffee!

Anyone that knows me, knows that I am very particular about my coffee. My family thought I was crazy for being so excited about a coffee maker. However, after brewing a cup for my mother, there was no more discussion.

Minus the absence of my brother, Christmas was generally a success. Not just because of my Mr. Coffee though. This Christmas I got to see just how wonderful my little cousins are. When discussing presents with Desi, 11 years old, she told me that she did not want presents for Christmas. She just wanted her cousin Joey home.

This Christmas has renewed my hope for children today. Plus, it showed us all that there are certain times where you just have to go with the flow because things do not always work out. Also, it showed me that I can have a delicious cup of coffee without going to Starbucks. :P

Monday, December 26, 2011

All I Want For Christmas Is You

So, this year has basically flown by and towards the middle Gela and I got a bit sidetracked .... Sorry!!

We've still been busy with Beek Geeks and everything Beekman 1802 related. Speaking of which, congratulations to Brent and Josh, who got engaged on December 16th. We've also been busy with school. Cannot believe this semester is already over! And we met a new friend, a super talented guy named John, who we will feature in another post.

I hope you all had a very happy holiday, whether it be Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, whatever! I myself had a very great Christmas . I'm actually typing this on my new iPod Touch <3

I also got some DVDs, like Horrible Bosses and my all time favorite tearjerker, Where The Red Fern Grows. My grandparents also got me a new peacoat. I got a second copy of the Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook! And more clothes. My aunt and uncle are visiting for New Year's, so I'll probably get some movies and books from them. We spent Christmas dinner with my grandparents and earlier in the day I Skyped with one of my best friends, Mikey :) That was the one thing I really wanted, Mikey home for the holidays, but we just couldn't make it work, so maybe next year.

I hope that we can stay up-to- date with the blog in 2012, maybe we'll do fewer posts throughout the month. We'll figure something out! Have a wonderful last few days of 2011! See you next year.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

All Gone to Hell

 Ohhhh my.  There has been quite a significant amount of time since our last blog.  And we apologize.  We started back at school.  This semester has been crazy for this kid.  I have a multi camera production class, which means I'm learning the basics of live television editing.  A mass media and culture class, in which I spend a majority of my time discussing The Fabulous Beekman Boys.  An environmental literature class, just for fun.  A theatre appreciation course, which I am rocking.  And finally a writing for radio, television, and film class.  I just finished a PSA for that class today.
As for Gela, she has also been busy.  She has a class on Wednesday nights that is two and a half hours long.  UGH.

Of our most recent adventures, we have met comedian Lee Camp and former Full House star, Dave Coulier.  Both did shows at our campus.  They were amazingly lovely people and super fun to talk to.



Ummm.  We have acquired a bunch of new friends this semester, because *SHOCKER* we are actually DOING things.  We went to a Drag Ball, hosted by Open Minded Unity (the gay-straight alliance on campus)  And we met an amazing group of people.  Also, we have met a vlogger and you all should check out his channel:  Will's Doing It!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Where Are You?

I think maybe we're the worst bloggers of ALL time.  I can't believe we didn't blog at all this summer.  Next week we are back at school, what kind of students only blog during the school year?  This summer has gone by extremely fast.  I held a job at CDP --which I believe I mentioned before-- in the production department.  I was a Mac editor and it's pretty easy to explain what I did:  I converted video files, edited the baseball games, burned discs, packaged and shipped them to the teams.  Good times, I will probably go back there next summer.

In our spare time, Gela and I discovered the wonderfully amazing and talented ANDY GRAMMER.  And our best friend Mikey got to see him in concert at the Grove.  He got VIP passes, met Andy and got him to say "hi" to Gela and myself.  This will be in a future episode of Gay Today for all to see.
And oh yea, this kid will be seeing him on September 5th at the NYS Fair!!  Woot, woot!  I think I may actually die of excitement.  I cannot wait to meet him, unfortunately Gela cannot come with me-- but have no fear, there will be awesome presents for her (and Mikey)

Speaking of Mikey.  He's super famous now, he was on CNN's segment when they talked about Bert and Ernie being gay.  Check that out HERE

Other than that, my Beekman Heirloom Garden had a little success.  I grew my own radishes, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, beans, and squash.  There is still a possibility of green peppers and cucumbers, but my turnips did not do well at all.  And we got all our hay in our barn, with a few minor setbacks (weather, broken machinery, work schedules, etc)

I guess that's all for now, and do not fret.  School starts next week, so our blog will be back and better than ever.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Here It Goes Again

It seems like it has been FOREVER.  But I'm back.  And it is May 25 2011.  Today is World MS Day.  MS is Multiple Sclerosis, I myself do not have this disease, but someone in my family does.  I did participate (with Gela) in this year's local Walk MS.  We raised over $800 which goes towards funding research for MS.  If you do anything today, please look at more information about MS and how you can help raise money for research at the National MS Society.




In other news.  Gela and I are going in a hot air balloon later.  Which is beyond scary and so extremely awesome at the same time.  Tomorrow is one of the most amazing days ever:  THE HANGOVER PART 2 opens in theatres.  Unfortunately I cannot go at midnight, but I will be going opening day with some friends.
Ed Helms is pretty much my comedy dream man.  I fell in love with him during the first Hangover movie.  He's the reason I started watching The Office.  And he even "introduced" me to my friend Crystal--fellow lover of Mr Helms.  

And I got a job for the summer.  I will be working in the Production Department at Cooperstown Dreams Park.  I'll share a little info about the park, because I know that you all are dying to know what goes on there.  
If you don't already know, Cooperstown is the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.  The whole town is pretty much baseball oriented.  The park is for youth teams that play in a tournament for 13 weeks (all summer) --there are about 98 teams per week, making it about 1274 teams throughout the summer.  It also is the home of the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame, which every team member will be inducted to.

I guess that is all for me.  Saturday there will most likely not be a blog because Gela and myself are going to Sharon Springs for the 2011 Garden Festival--which includes a tour of the Beekman farm.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Apologize

I won't be able to do a proper blog until after final exams are through.
But here's what we did this weekend:
**Sorry. Video removed because of copyright claim**

Monday, April 18, 2011

Love in America

It is getting nicer outside, which means it is almost time to cut my hair! Instead of just throwing it away, I donate my hair to "Locks of Love." This is what my blog is about today. "Locks of Love" is a non-profit organization that started in 1997. They provide hair pieces for financially disadvantaged youths that suffer from medical hair loss. There are recipients all over the United States and Canada. I personally believe this is an amazing cause.

In order to donate, your hair must be:
-at least 10 inches
-in a ponytail or braid when cut
-must be shipped in a certain way

Most people assume that they have done something to their hair so that it cannot be used. However, hair that has been dyed, permed, cut long ago, layered, and even curly hair pulled straight are all acceptable. I realize that there are some who would like to help but don't have long enough hair. You can donate with check or credit card, too. Hopefully, some of you will tell other people you know about "Locks of Love."

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Just Say Yes

This weekend I decided to tackle my cooking "to do" list :)

The first new creation was a special cookie! It is actually an Oreo cookie inside of a Chocolate Chip cookie. It my be really unhealthy, but it is really delicious. You can use your favorite Chocolate Chip recipe. I used the recipe on the back of the chocolate chips. Then you simply make two dough balls and wrap them around an Oreo. You bake them at 350° F for 12-15 minutes.

I can tell you they are super delicious. For anyone who wants to make them: Good Luck!!


Also, tomorrow I will be making souffles with Beekman 1802 BLAAK Cheese. If you want to see how that turns out you can check out Beek Geeks page. I'll be posting pictures there! *fingers crossed*

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ET

First of all, Gela would like to issue an apology for not blogging on Saturday--but it was a hectic day for her. 


I am currently enjoying some delicious Chobani strawberry banana yogurt.

This yogurt is epic because it is made in our hometown, I live about 5 minutes from the Agro-Farma plant and Gela lives about 30 seconds away from it.  I wish I could give you more details about the Greek style yogurt, but I am not an expert in that field.  Their website is completely helpful though.

This week has been a very film oriented week so far.  We watched the original Arthur, because of lover of all things entertainment friend, Mikey, suggested it.  We definitely suggest everyone sees THIS version of the movie before seeing the remake.  It's a charming tale, that has some fun twists and turns.  Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli portrayed such lovable characters.  We also went out (shocking!!) and saw Paul.  There are no words to describe how much we LOVED it!  We left with our minds blown.  It was shocking--so original with fun movie tie-ins for nerds.  Check out the trailer:
 

Oh yea....some final words about Paul--Bill Hader (best known from SNL) was absolutely gorgeous! 

Thursday is the Grey's Anatomy Music Event!  Any excited people out there, besides me?!  The first full song, Chasing Cars performed by Sara Ramirez, Kevin McKidd, and Chandra Wilson, is so beautifully done.  I cannot wait to see how the rest of the cast does.  

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Let It Snow

First of all, if you remember from last week, Gela and I went to the opera.  And let me just tell you The Marriage of Figaro was  BRILLIANT.  It was so good that we decided to go twice, the second day was even a Thursday (which is a huge deal since that is our night for the best television shows).  My life got a little bit better because I had a package arrive last week:
The Season 1 DVD of The  Fabulous Beekman Boys!
As we pondered about what to cover today, Gela and I are enjoyed a snack comprised of grapes and cucumbers--which is way more delicious than it sounds.  Our Saturday blog said that it was almost Spring, though if you looked out our window you'd never guess it.  Yes, as shocking as it is, Upstate New York is experiencing another fun day with snow showers.


This is what has happened so far this week:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Greatest Fan :)

Tomorrow is the official first day of Spring. For us, this means walking to town, shorts, and... planting our Heirloom gardens!!! We are planting heirloom vegetables as a part of the Community Garden project. This project is being put on by Beekman 1802 and Williams-Sonoma.

Recently, Planet Green announced that, along with Williams-Sonoma, they will be randomly selecting a winner to visit the Beekman farm during the Garden Festival. The grand prize will go to the winner and one guest. Round trip coach air fair to Albany, NY; room for 3 days/2 nights; $500 spending money; and rental car costs are all included. The winners will attend the festival and have the opportunity to meet the Boys! To enter go here. Good luck to all entries and don't forget to watch the premier of season 2 on March 22 at 10 pm on Planet Green!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Never Too Late

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Well...Wednesday's blog is a little late--so HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY!! Check out the National MS Society to learn more about MS and MS Awareness Week.  Also, check out Nike ID to create and customize your own Nikes.  If you're interested in making your water "enhanced" --like Sassy Gay Friend--check out MiO.  Don't forget about the Fabulous Beekman Boys season 2 premiere on Tuesday March 22nd at 10:00 PM EST on Planet Green.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ch-Check It Out

There is a hot new show called “An Idiot Abroad” on the Science Channel. I thought that this show would be completely ridiculous and annoying; however, it is now one of my favorites! Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send Karl Pilkington to see the 7 Wonders of the World.


The point of the show was to see if Pilkington would be able to see the world in another way. While he complains a lot, Pilkington does learn a great deal about different cultures and countries. The best part of the show is that you get to see the truth about life in those countries. Make sure you check the show out! Episodes are available on iTunes.





Also, I have recently become addicted to "how to" make up videos on YouTube. I stumbled across a video that shows you how to do Strawberry nails. These nails are really cute and pretty easy to do. The YouTuber- Bubzbeauty- shows how to do all sorts of nail, hair, and make up styles. Check out her channel!

Hopefully you enjoyed this blog and sorry about the randomness!!! xD

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

It Gets Better

Besides it being our three month friend-iversary with Mikey, I thought there would be nothing to blog about today.  I also realized that most of our posts lately have covered issues of "pop culture" which is something that we said we'd only occasionally do.  We are going to get back into our roots and find things that NEED coverage because they aren't getting the coverage they deserve.  Then I saw this post on Yahoo! News this morning about a blog called "Born This Way" --it was like a gift from heaven.  This blog is "a photo/essay project for gay adults to submit childhood pictures and stories, reflecting memories & early beginnings of their innate LGBTQ selves".  To me this is a thing of beauty, because it proves that being gay is not a choice--looking at these young children can inspire everyone, including questioning gay teens.  Both Gela and I are straight, but believe in equality for all.  It was perfect that this was posted today, because it is an Action Hero day at our college.  

I guess to continue with the theme of gay rights, I will discuss the Supreme Court ruling in the Westboro Baptist Church case.  Even though they are clearly spreading a message of hate, these people have free speech protection under the First Amendment.  "Speech is powerful. It can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow, and -- as it did here -- inflict great pain. On the facts before us, we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority.  I completely agree with having the right to express themselves--but there should be clear limitations here.  Amazing that America can be called the "land of the free" when people have the RIGHT to protest at military funerals--yet homosexuals still don't have marriage equality, isn't it?  

To learn more about the Westboro Baptist Church, check out this documentary by Louis Theroux:  The Most Hated Family in America .  As much as these people disturb me, I can't help the fact that I am FASCINATED by them.  Their lifestyle, their beliefs, their leader, their children.  It all just amazes me, how can people have so much hate inside of them?  The Westboro Baptist Church also happens to be the subject of my speech for my Intro to Communication class--in case anyone was interested.

For those people who are fans of marriage equality, you should check out the lovely Robbie & Allen.  They have entered the Ultimate Wedding Contest presented by Crate & Barrel.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Teenage Dream


There is a new show starting on NBC tomorrow night. DiCaprio and I are very excited about it. The show is "America's Next Great Restaurant"! The same people that gave you "Top Chef" and "Project Runway" have created a show where everyday people are fighting for the chance to see their dream restaurant become reality. The prize is the beginning of a restaurant chain - in Hollywood, Minneapolis, and NYC.



The restaurant concepts are funded by Bobby Flay, Curtis Stone, Steve Ells, and Lorena Garcia. They are not just investors! The pros will be helping the contestants define their concepts and put them through tests to see which restaurant will become "America's Next Great Restaurant."

Watch the premier episode tomorrow at 8/7 c on NBC!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Paparazzi

I know what you're all thinking, "holy wow this blog is actually being posted on time!"  Gela and myself have some topics we'd like to discuss.  What a week of "huge" entertainment news.  What were you doing on Sunday night?  If you were like much of America, you were watching the Oscars, waiting in anticipation for SOMETHING to happen.  And like most of America, you were probably bored.  We are covering the most talked about issues.  And let's begin with the elephant in the room--how high and/or drunk was James Franco?  He was in his own little world throughout the entire show, so mellow and emotionless.  We would like to thanks Pop Culture Passionistas for pointing out that Anne Hathway changed outfits SEVEN times during the show.  Another major discussion point, how awesome was Melissa Leo's F-Bomb?!  Congratulations for being the first person ever to do that at the Oscars.  

 
Oh and don't think we didn't notice the terrible fashion choices of the evening... our top three worst were (3) Florence Welch, (2) Melissa Leo and (1) Cate Blanchett's "Faberge Egg" dress (thank you Mikey).

Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore's performance of "I See The Light" was just--for lack of a better word--adorable.  We're always impressed when actors can actually sing.  Finally, our last major point of interest was that Christian Bale forgot to say his wife's name when thanking her, which in turn led every single person after him to make sure they thanked their significant other.  He did seem choked up, so we'll let him slide. 

Another bit of "news" is that Charlie Sheen has finally snapped, but we may wait until Saturday to cover that story.  So we'll leave you with this:



Sunday, February 27, 2011

Remember The Name!

Before I begin the blog, I would like to apologize for it being a day late. I had some homework to do and did not have time to write the blog.

Now, we would like to tell you NOT to forget about the NewNowNext Awards! Voting is still going, it closes March 4th. The Fabulous Beekman Boys, Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, were nominated for “Most Addictive Reality Star.”


If you don’t know who they are, you can find out about them at Planet Green’s website and Beekman 1802. You can tweet for the boys using #RealityBoys or vote on the page. Another one you should vote for is TJ Kelly using #IndulgeTJ.


TJ was nominated for “Best New Indulgence” and he’s got some strong competition. You can find out about TJ and the show he’s on, The A-List: New York, at Logo TV. TJ made a great video about his award nomination that you can watch here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jealous of My Boogie



Honestly, I did not realize that it was Wednesday until I just updated my status saying the Modern Family is new tonight.  Gela and I are enjoying our "February Break" this week.  In our plethora of spare time, we created a fun dance montage for our friend Mikey, which can be seen above.


We have also been introduced to some new movies.  TCM is becoming a new favorite channel, bringing to our viewing pleasure:  The Bad Seed, Born Yesterday, The Goodbye Girl, and the end of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?  To sum up our favorite movie out of the list, we'll leave you with:  "You gimme those shoes, they're my shoes. Give them back to me, you give them back!"  Tuesday night we watched the horror classic, Candyman on Showtime.  That was a particularly disturbing movie, to say the least.

It's been very slow around here, but March should bring about good weather and trips to Sharon Springs.  And speaking of Sharon Springs, Farmer John and Jason have new products in their online store.  Items like the new silo door towel hanger (which I will be purchasing) and the hand braided rug.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

When I'm Gone




For all those that did not know, the American Hotel will be closed from February 21 to April 8, 2011. This allows for the staff to have a break.

The American is a beautiful hotel in Sharon Springs, New York. The hotel, built in 1847, was in bad shape when Doug Plummer and Garth Roberts bought it in 1996. They fixed it up and now it is a thriving business. The hotel includes a restaurant with wonderful food and great service.

The restaurant is open for dinner Thursday through Sunday. Also, Sundays you can get brunch from 8 am-2 pm. There is a variety to the menu. There are meals for people that want more of a breakfast and others for people that want a lunch. One of the meals available for brunch is the Egg Tacos.


You could even have a lovely wedding party, just give them a call! So be sure to visit the American Hotel in April!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Don't You Know Who I Think I Am?

Hey everyone, I'm taking the same route that Gela did on Saturday.  In case anyone was interested in knowing more about the bloggers, this is the place to get the low down. 

This kid was born and raised in a small town, the same town that Gela grew up in.  We met in the third grade and have been friends ever since.  In school I wasn't much of a sports kid or an after school activities kid--I liked getting good grades and being creative.  That's why I joined yearbook in my senior year and graduated in the top 10 of my class.  Random thought-- I love animals, like my American Bulldog/Pitbull mix Charlie!  I have a lot of critters ranging from horses to rabbits. 

For fun, I shoot and edit "movies" with my friends.  They really aren't movies with plots, just like clips shows, music videos, and vlogs.  I also dabble and experiment with Photoshop.  I am also very big into technology.  I can't live without my Blackberry, camera, Facebook, or Skype.  And as we've mentioned before, Gela and I spend much of our free time promoting The Fabulous Beekman Boys.  A career in the entertainment world is definitely in my future--which is why I am spending my time studying in the field of mass communication.

iTunes is a must have when you're a college kid.  A random mix of music is even better, like my library including artists like Eminem, The Infamous Stringdusters, Green Day, Mumford & Sons, The Script, Katy Perry, Linkin Park and yes even the Glee cast.  A ridiculous DVD collection is also important, both movies and television shows:  The Hangover, Ugly Betty, The Office, Grey's Anatomy, The Last Song, The Big Bang Theory, The A-Team, and The Replacements.

Call me old fashioned, but I think that the Kindle is a dumb invention.  And I love technology.  Unfortunately, I also love books.  Stephen King dominates my book shelf, followed closely by Nicholas Sparks.  I have been captivated by many autobiographies, including The Bucolic Plague (Josh Kilmer-Purcell) and Lucky Man (Michael J. Fox)

Okay...if anyone is still reading, Gela and I promise REAL blogs about IMPORTANT things in the upcoming weeks.  Our last few blogs have been shallow and very oriented around pop culture, but can you blame us?  It is awards season after all....

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Born Like This


DiCaprio and I have decided to tell you a little about ourselves. I'm not sure what all you would like to know but I'll cover as much as I can. If there's anything else you would like to know just comment and I'll get back to you.


I live in a small town where the girls are just as tough as the guys :)
My hobbies include art, singing, swimming, cooking/baking (yes they are two different things), reading, napping, watching movies/anime/tv shows/documentaries/videos, dancing, scrapbooking, and making videos with my friends.



Some of my favorite shows are:
  • The Fabulous Beekman Boys on Planet Green
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • RuPaul's Drag Race on Logo TV
  • Chuck
  • Hoarders
  • Grey's Anatomy
Movies:
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • The A-Team
  • Anything Disney
  • Alice (from Syfy)
  • No Impact Man
  • Anything by Hayao Miyazaki
  • Leap Year
  • The Hangover
  • Anything by Tim Burton
My favorite actors are Liam Neeson, Sharlto Copley, Gerard Butler, Steve Valentine, and Dana Carvey. Favorite actresses are Sandra Bullock, Betty White, Tina Fey, Sandra Oh, Julie Andrews, and Helena Bohnam Carter.

I eat everything (especially if it's a dessert) and I love trying new recipes! My next attempt will be a Cheese Souffle using Beekman BLAAK cheese.

I read everything. I love fairy tales and biographies most though. Right now I am reading "Lucky Man" by Michael J. Fox.

I think that is enough for a taste of who I am. Seriously though, if there is anything else you would like to know just ask :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Let's Go

Gela & DiCaprio present video blog #2--because our days have been less than thrilling.  This one is less edited because of the time crunch (aka we didn't record and edit this until late evening)  Hopefully you all enjoy seeing our faces.  As of now, we are uncertain about Saturday's blog--but we will try to come up with something, even if it's just a quick link, picture, or video. 
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Take a look at Logo's NewNowNext Awards website.  Vote for your favorites!  If you don't know about the Fabulous Beekman Boys or just want to learn more about them, check out their website.  Make sure to check out TJ Kelly's video about his NewNowNext Award nomination.  Remember to take a look at Mikey's Gay Today.  And for those of you interested in knowing more about the Llama Rescue and "Llama 99", click here!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

People of the Sun

Guess what arrived this week...

The seeds for the Williams-Sonoma "Grow As You Go" project. Both, DiCaprio and myself will be participating. The goal is to create the largest "community" garden. People all over will be growing 10 heirloom vegetables. There's even a chance to win prizes from Beekman 1802 and Williams-Sonoma!

Anyone that joins the project will recieve bi-weekly e-mails with a checklist of step-by-step directions. This will help us less experienced gardeners to do well. Of course, everyone is placed in a growing zone and the e-mails will apply to your zone. Click here to find out your zone.

Gardeners can also chat with each other and ask questions through the "Garden Forum" on the Beekman 1802 website!

Let's make this project a success, purchase your seeds online and start planning your garden :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Creep

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Here is the first of another new series, the Gela & DiCaprio vlog.  Enjoy.  Sorry for it being about 10 minutes long (AFTER EDITING)....we apparently are very chatty.

Our recommendations:  Mikey's Gay Today, Modern Family, The Kids Are All Right, and The Lonely Island.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Shadow of the Day

*Spoilers*

The major event of this week was going to see "Black Swan" on Tuesday. The special effects in this movie were incredible. DiCaprio and I went to the theater worrying that we were going to be let down. The movie surprised us though, it was really intense and threw us for a loop. We spent the whole next day thinking about what we watched. The critique started with "she was a psycho" to "I think she was a paranoid schizophrenic." It was definitely worth seeing. I feel comfortable speaking for DiCaprio and myself when I say we both highly recommend this movie.

We stumbled across the show "The A-List: New York" on Logo TV. We found the show in December and finally sat down to watch it last week. The show is about a group of gay men in New York City. They are TJ, Ryan, Derek,Austin, Reichen, Rodiney, and Mike. All of these men are passionate about their work, especially Mike, Ryan, and Reichen. While being professionals, these boys know how to have a good time. Our favorite on "The A-List" is without a doubt TJ.



On a random note, DiCaprio and I have only eaten at one dining hall all year. That is until we went to a new hall this week. We went with our friends Tom and Dan. It was delicious, and we might go back once in a while.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I Love College

This honestly was a discovery today--thank you Understanding Mass Communication for contributing to our blog.  Today is the day that I found out about a brilliant singer from our college, SUNY Oneonta.  I'd like to introduce you to Ryan Quinn

I'm not gonna lie, I don't much about him. So this is just what I stole from his ReverbNation account:
Ryan is a 20 year old college student attending SUNY Oneonta. He has been playing piano and drums for the majority of his life and has been playing guitar for two years, though singing is his true passion. He started off playing covers in coffee shops in Clinton, NY and has been playing in Oneonta for the last three years, be it alone or with talented friends.
 
What I do know is that he sings in the campus' a Capella group, Hooked On Tonics.  He has done covers of songs ranging from Paramore's "The Only Exception" to Jeff Buckley's "I Want Someone Badly".  In the former he displays his guitar skills, while in the latter he amazes us with his piano playing.  There are a collection of great videos at his YouTube channel
He also has his own song, "Shade of Blue" posted on his ReverbNation page (which you can download a free mp3).

Gela and I both think that he has a stunning voice that will hopefully be heard across the country.  If you are interested in a new musician with that alternative sound, Ryan Quinn is the perfect guy to look up.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Intoxicated?


So Mikey Trahant doesn't know this, but he introduced us to our newest favorite singer. In one of his Gay Today videos he shows his friend Chadwick performing at a club. He is a singer/songwriter and is a mash up of Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert! The clip of him singing intrigued us so we found him on Facebook, went to his website, and subscribed to him on YouTube. Chadwick has a unique and beautiful voice... and he's extremely good looking. :)

As of right now he does not have any shows listed, but his site will be updated. You can also join the mailing list for updates.

The Out Music Awards nominated Chadwick for "OUTstanding Dance/Electro song" for his single "Intoxicated" in 2010. You can find "Intoxicated" and all of his other songs on iTunes. Chadwick also acted in the film POP-U-larity, which is hitting the festival circuit early this year. He even wrote 4 songs for the film! He is amazing so go check him out!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sometime Around Midnight

Gela and myself have had quite a busy week...and it's only Wednesday.  Yesterday we had to brave the weather to make it back to college, Gela almost didn't make it because of the terrible weather.  No.  I'm sorry, the weather was terri-blah!  (Thanks Mikey for your word) Today was the first day of college classes.  Gela's schedule is comprised of mainly history courses, while my own schedule is an explosion of mass communication courses.  This is actually the first moment of relaxation we've had--and we realized we had no plans for a blog.  I apologize immensely for the lack of luster and excitement.   

This is the first in our series of our random blogs.  Earlier today we looked at some of the "worst dressed" from the Golden Globes *cough* Tilda Swinton *cough* though there are some that argue the absolute WORST was Julianne Moore.


We are currently catching up on some Patti Luphone videos on YouTube--that's Michael Buckley's phone channel.  We watched Zombieland (which is hilarious by the way) and are going to be having a marathon of Gay Today videos.  We may even get super crazy and watch The Social Network.  Clearly...we are not typical college kids.  We are such rebels, we haven't even bought our books yet.  That's one of the many tasks scheduled for tomorrow.  I ALMOST FORGOT.  We are going out to Subway tomorrow for lunch.  This is a huge deal because we only eat at ONE dining hall.

Hope you enjoyed this little update....thanks to all of our followers.  Hopefully we will have more to talk about in our Saturday blog.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Do What You Want :)

Before becoming mega Beek Geeks, DiCaprio and I had an Ed Helms phase. It started with Ed's character in the movie "The Hangover." Our appreciation only increased with his role, Andy Bernard, on "The Office." During this time, DiCaprio stumbled across a fan page for Mr. Ed Helms and found another mega fan. Her name is Crystal Friedman from California. DiCaprio found pictures of her WITH Ed Helms and instantly knew they had to be friends. After becoming friends on Facebook, they discovered that they had a lot in common and are great friends now.

Crystal is beyond talented. She's an artist, comedian, musician, and writer. As an artist, Crystal has done quite a lot. She gave Ed Helms a picture of him, that she painted, in person after seeing him at UCB. Later, she found out that he actually hung the picture up! Currently, Crystal is working on a picture of Jason Sudeikis for DiCaprio.

Crystal can play the banjo and the guitar. She has "jam sessions" with her siblings from time to time. Crystal even writes songs! One song is "Young" which she performs with her siblings.

Another project of Crystal's is Comical Citizen Apparel. This is a line of t-shirts and accessories that she started last April. The shirts are inspired by her art, music, and her favorite movies. There is also a fan page for Comical Citizen Apparel.

Crystal can be found on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, and through her blog, 365 Days. You should definitely check out her videos and like and subscribe. We know she is going to be famous some day soon.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Image of the Invisible

A good friend of ours, Jason Paden, decided to venture into unknown territory:  starting a website and an online store.  He and his partner, John Hall, live in the cozy little town of Sharon Springs, NY.  They work on the Beekman farm, taking care of the herd of goats and the other animals--like Polka Spot the llama.

Their website features blogs by both men, which gives an inside look to life on the Beekman farm.  Check out Jason's blog and John's blog.  A video section (still under construction) will display a collection of home movies, edited by Jason.  The "fun page" has a few cute games for kids to play.  It also has a cute video story about Misty the Goat--Jason assures us that there will be more video stories on the way.  There is even a page of the site on which you can buy goats from John, currently there are thirteen for sale.

Jason and John love to create and both are extremely talented artists.  Jason is more of a traditional artist with his sculptures and photography, all of his art is inspired by life at the Beekman.  John, on the other hand, crochets beautiful scarves and blankets.  Their store also features the work of John's sister and mother--handmade quilts.

Gela and I have both bought items from the store--the same item actually.  Jason, knowing how much people love Polka Spot, decided to make a Polka Spot sculpture (below).  Each is beautifully handcrafted--no two are alike.  Each is signed and numbered.  Currently there are none for sale in the store because John and Jason are preparing the barn so it is ready to house the baby goats--the first group is due in February.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Take A Chance On Me!!!

On an ordinary day, Gela and DiCaprio were checking Facebook. At this fateful time Brent Ridge posted a link to a video. The video was a review of The Fabulous Beekman Boys Holiday Special, posted by Mikey Trahant. It is a hilarious group of people in LA and their reactions while watching. The Boys loved this video so much that they "liked" the video and shared it with everyone. After watching the video, DiCaprio commented about how similar the group's experience of watching the special was to her own. Gela and DiCaprio became obsessed with Mikey's YouTube show: Mikey's Gay Today. At the time, there were around 269 videos (which they finished in about 3 days). There was a YouTube message and friend request sent, followed by Facebook friend requests to a Mr. Mikey Trahant from Gela and DiCaprio. He immediately responded to DiCaprio with "I smell a long friendship ahead of us! I call shotgun on the Beekmans" on Dec. 9 2010. Mikey and the girls instantly became Best Friends Forever! Within days they had nicknames, Michaelangelo, Gela and DiCaprio, and they Skyped almost daily.
Mikey Trahant's current dream is to be "Gaymous" for his YouTube show and to be America's Favorite Gay. The videos are real, entertaining, and at times, full of drama. Mikey's show follows his everyday life and his adventures around LA. He frequently discusses hot guys, searching for a job, and being the "crypt keeper of West Hollywood". He also has "Gaymous Guest Stars" including: Triple Gay, Diva P, KittenKay Sera, the Cranky Cuban, Hula Girl, the Angel of Death, Gaysian, and, of course, America's favorite mom, Cookie! While, most of his videos bring a lot of laughs, he does get serious at times. Our favorite video happens to be his first. He tells a story about when he was a child in Vermont and his friend, Mike Clough, came for a visit. They had a debate as to whether or not a field across the street contained poison ivy. Watch the video here for the outcome. We believe that you should like, favorite, and subscribe to Mikey's videos. You can also find Mikey's videos on Funny or Die. And become a fan on Facebook.

We will have known Mikey for a month tomorrow. We love Mikey and the fact that he is an enigma.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

For The First Time....

2010 was a huge year for these two college kids.  The year started pretty slow, until June rolled around and brought The Fabulous Beekman Boys into our lives.  We would love to give an entire story about them, but we want you to check them out on your own at their website, Beekman1802.  While watching their lives pass by on our TV screens, we came to the conclusion that we HAD to meet them--which worked out wonderfully because they only live an hour away and were hosting the second annual Harvest Festival.  Seeing them in person was unbelievable, we were actually speechless--which NEVER happens.  It was refreshing to see that these guys are real ... nothing is played up for the cameras.  You just want to "put Brent in your pocket" and Josh is just "full of sass" ;)  After a search of Facebook, we found that there was NO fan page for the Beekman Boys fans (other than their official page)  That was when Beek Geeks was born--with the help of the talented Anthony.  At the time we had no idea that the popularity of Beek Geeks would grow to become such a big part of the Beekman World and make us part of the Sharon Springs community.  We are now frequent visitors to Sharon Springs, making sure to visit Doug & Garth at the American Hotel for brunch.  We even got invited to participate in the first annual Victorian Celebration.

Through The Boys and our fan page we were introduced to a variety of talented and interesting people--from coast to coast.  But those stories can wait...

For 2011 we decided that part of our New Year's Resolution would be to bring attention to people, places, events, etc that deserve more recognition than they are currently receiving.  And knowing us there will also be the occasional post about more popular subjects.