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Life Dream Status: Hogwarts Courses Are Now Available Online

Good news for modern witches and wizards who don’t have time to pursue a traditional magic education: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry now offers an online option. The tech-savvy training program, called Hogwarts Is Here, was dreamed up by a group of enthusiastic Harry Potter fans who wanted to give people the experience of Hogwarts (without the need to ram yourself repeatedly into the brick wall at Platform 9 & 3/4). Here’s the lowdown from the site: Keep reading »

Life Dream Status: Watch My Interview With “This Is Hot 97″‘s Old Man Ebro & Laura Stylez

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Ebro & Laura Stylez Discuss This Is Hot 97

There are two things that get me out of bed in the morning: a cup of coffee and Hot 97, New York City’s biggest and best hip hop station. For the last, oh, four years, the “Hot 97 Morning Show” has not only been rousing my tired ass out of bed, but making me sing/rap in the shower, dance around my apartment while I’m getting dressed, and laugh ’til my sides hurt. I’m so obsessed with the morning show’s four hosts — Peter Rosenberg, Cipha Sounds, Old Man Ebro and Laura Stylez — that I regularly tweet at them like they’re my friends and I wrote them a lengthy love letter for Valentine’s Day one year. Now, with the debut of “This Is Hot 97″ on VH1 a few weeks ago, the rest of America is going to be as in love with these four — not to mention fellow station DJs Funkmaster Flex, Angie Martinez and Miss Info — as I am. Keep reading »

This Bluegrass Cover Of “Walk Like An Egyptian” Is Proof Dreams Do Come True

Bluegrass Version Of Walk Like An Egyptian
The Bangles + Banjos = Life Dream Status!
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If I asked you, “What is something that instantly makes you happy, no matter how terrible you’re feeling?”, what would you say? A baby’s smile? Ryan Gosling’s torso? I would say catchy ’80s songs and banjos. Bluegrass band The Cleverlys has combined these two happy-making things into one amazing cover of The Bangles’ “Walk Like An Egyptian,” which I have had on repeat all morning. Way better than a baby’s smile, if you ask me. [YouTube]

Life Dream Status: A Giant Cat Couch For Humans

OK, you guys, the good news is that this giant cat couch exists. The bad news is that it exists as part of an art installation and isn’t currently for sale to the public. Sigh. I might need to buy, like, 500 pounds of fluffy cotton and 100 yards of furry fabric and just attempt to make my own, because now that I know I could be watching Netflix while lying in the lap of a gigantic cat, my life won’t be complete until I make it happen. [Neatorama]

Life Dream Status: A Champagne Vending Machine

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Ladies and gentlemen, behold the world’s first champagne vending machine, which has been unveiled at Selfridge’s department store in London. The shiny dream machine uses a golden robotic arm to gently dispense jewel-encrusted mini bottles of Moet & Chandon champagne for $30 a pop, and I want one of these in my house RIGHT NOW. I know what you’re thinking: But Winona, couldn’t you just fill your fridge with champagne and call it a champagne vending machine? Well… that’s an excellent point. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go buy 100 mini bottles of champagne, some jewels, and a hot glue gun. Cheers! [Daily Mail]

I Want To Go To There: The Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy

Those of us who spent our childhoods wearing out our “The Little Mermaid” VHS tapes and brushing our hair with a fork to replicate Ariel’s lifestyle need buy a ticket to Manila, stat, because a new mermaid school is ready to make our dreams come true. The Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy offers its students realistic mermaid tails and a comprehensive course load including mermaid snorkeling, mermaid scuba diving, and mermaid fitness. Classes start at just $40, which is such a steal as far as living out childhood dreams go, and are open to any age and any gender. So, who’s in? Run a fork through your hair and meet me at the airport! [Daily Mail]

11 Things Amelia & I Wanted To Say To Jared Leto Today, But Didn’t

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Yesterday afternoon, Amelia and I met Jordan Catalano Jared Leto, erstwhile actor and singer for the band 30 Seconds to Mars. He and his bandmates were visiting our company video studio to do an interview, and they were all lovely. We were even lucky enough to snag a photo of ourselves with Leto and his beautiful silky hair. But of course, immediately after he went on his way, we realized there was so much more we should have said to him, but didn’t. In lieu of sending his publicist crazy emails (which is not entirely out of the question), we’ve compiled this post of fantasy things we wish we could have said to Jared. Keep reading »

Life Dream Status: A Cable-Knit Sweater Onesie

Just when I thought this sleeping bag snowsuit was the World’s Coziest Invention, I come across a picture of this full-body sweater onesie thing. Suddenly my winter wardrobe seems wholly inadequate. And yes, in case you’re wondering, that does appear to be a zip-up penis hole for easier peeing and/or sweater onesie sex, if you’re into that sort of thing. Brilliant! [Neatorama via Obvious Winner]

Best. Snowsuit. Ever.
Sleeping bag with leg holes? Yes please! Read More »

Found: The Greatest Job In The World

Tavi Pets A Mini Horse
This girl is living all of our dreams! Read More »
Pig Rescues Drowning Goat!
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When my brother texted me a picture of this sign that he found hung up on the wall of his rural high school, I knew I had found my true calling. I mean, I’ve come across many miniature horse care and feeding jobs in my day, but none with such a flexible schedule. Amelia, consider this post my two weeks’ notice. Time to give this mysterious “Carol” a call…

These Light-Up GPS Shoes Will Guide You Home

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As I’ve mentioned before, there are very few moments in my life where I’m not wondering, Where the hell am I? So it was with great interest that I read about a pair of “No Place Like Home” GPS shoes that can guide you to any destination with a Dorothy-esque click of your heels. Creator Dominic Wilcox explains how the magical footwear work:

“After uploading your required destination to the shoes via a piece of custom-made mapping software and a USB cable, the GPS, which is embedded in the heel, is activated by a heel click. It then communicates to the wearer via a ring of LED lights to point in the required direction. The shoe with the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe that has a progress bar of lights to show how close you are to the destination.”

Right now the shoes are just a prototype, but I need them to become a reality, like, now. In the meantime, I might have to DIY my own by duct taping my smart phone to the toe of my red sequin pumps. “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…” [Dominic Wilcox]

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