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
  • 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. 

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

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.