Friday, October 30, 2009

Audrey Friday

Beauty Tips from Audrey...

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.

— Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thirsty Thursdays with Miss Go Lightly...

Happy Thirsty Thursday darlings! Last Friday was the first time in a very very long time since I have had a night on the town (a full 3 whole hours!). It was my cousin's birthday and we went to Bordello's; a very chique club/bar  located in Downtown, Los Angeles where throughout the night they feature burlesque shows! I had a great time and all, and if you're in L.A and dig dark decor, and watching burlesque shows, be sure to visit Bordello's.

But Anywho, the point I am trying to make and which brings me to this post, is because I was at the bar, and my little cousin (she's little to me, she's a mere 24 years old) asked me what kind of drink I recommended..and I went blank! I thought, Crikey!  it's been so long that I've been out,  that I don't even know what kind of drink to get for myself, much less recommend one! Boo for me! What happened to me?! I was THEE go to person for drink recommendations, the drink mixologist at parties, and now I'm back to the drawing board, a clueless drink rookie ::pouting:: but no more! and as we say in Spanish "Ya Estuvo"! So going forward, every Thursday you can count on a post where I will recommend a new or revisited cocktail for you! If you have any favorites, by all means, please share the drink knowledge with the rest of us! 

Since it's a tad chilly today, I thought I'd share... 

The Sweater Martini

3/4 oz gin
1/2 oz blue curacao
1/4 oz raspberry liqueur
3 oz cranberry juice
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add gin, blue curacao, raspberry liqueur and cranberry juice. Stir until well chilled and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

See you next Thursday for another round!


-Miss Go Lightly

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Eye Candy Wednesday

Clark Gable
February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960

William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio.  Sadly when Clark was 10 months old, his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle in Pennsylvania, where he stayed until he was two. His father then returned to take him back to Cadiz. When Clark was 16 he dropped out of school and worked at many odd jobs before joining a traveling theater company.

At seventeen, Gable was inspired to be an actor after seeing the play The Bird of Paradise, but he was not able to make a real start until he turned 21 and inherited money.

In 1930 Gable's performance in a Los Angeles stage production of The Last Mile brought him to the attention of Hollywood producers. Although he failed his first screen test at MGM in part because producers thought Gable's ears too big for a leading man his supporting performance in the low-budget western The Painted Desert (1931) convinced MGM executives of Gable's talent and screen presence.

Gable's screen presence was largely nonthreatening: his magnetic smile and playful winks rendered him a charming rogue who did not take himself too seriously. Although Gable himself maintained a self-deprecating attitude toward his own talent throughout the years, he often proved himself most competent in demanding roles and was equally deft at romantic comedy and epic drama.

After two failed marriages, Gable found his perfect mate in actress Carole Lombard. The two were married in 1939, but Gable's happiness was short-lived when in 1942 the gifted comedienne was killed in a plane crash while returning home from a war-bond rally.  The business of making movies suddenly seemed frivolous to the devastated Gable, who walked away from his Hollywood commitments to join the Army Air Corps, even though he was well past draft age. He served as a tail gunner during the war, making him a greater hero than ever in the eyes of his fans, and attained the rank of major.

Gable made several good films during the 1940s and '50s, but none rank as classics.  His final film, The Misfits (1961), was his best in many years and features one of Gable's finest performances, but it is a film clouded by tragedy. It was the final film for both Gable and Marilyn Monroe, two of Hollywood's most enduring icons, and it was one of the last films for the gifted Montgomery Clift. Gable, who insisted on doing his own stunt work for grueling scenes involving the roping of wild horses, died of a heart attack within days of the film's completion

In his long film career, Gable appeared opposite some of the most popular actresses of the time. Joan Crawford, who was his favorite actress to work with, was partnered with Gable in eight films, Myrna Loy was with him seven times, and he was paired with Jean Harlow in six productions. He also starred with Lana Turner in four features, and with Norma Shearer in three. Gable was often named the top male star in the mid-30s, and was second only to the top box-office draw of all, Shirley Temple.

Pardon the dust...

Hello Darlings, please pardon the dust while I make up my mind as to what background I will keep for my home sweet blog, and while I work on working out some kinks on my page; apparently it is hard or was hard to locate my Comment link after my posts, so I've tried to fix it, and we'll see if it if you'd be so very kind, would you please leave me a comment, and let me know if you had a difficult time finding the Comment link, or if it's in the right place now? Thank you so very much!  Oh, and finally I'm working on attaining one of those cute little blog buttons too! So stay tuned!

So what do you think of this background? I'm digging it so far because it's simple, yet elegant, and it includes two of my favorite colors; red and black.   What do you think of it? Is it a Yay or a Nay? Your feedback is always welcome, and always appreciated.  

-Miss Go Lightly

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm Not My Sister's Keeper...

Janet Blair and Rosalind Russell in MY SISTER EILEEN

I grew up as an only child at home, but have two sisters from my mom's first marriage and recently we have been trying to connect, but it's just not working out...I just got off the phone with my eldest sister...we had a verbal altercation and let's just say that this sisterhood thing is just not working out...I sensed resentment from her, and it made me feel sad and pissed off at the same time! One minute we're shouting about how she didn't appreciate my sarcastic remarks, and I respond by telling her that I didn't appreciate her psychoanalyzing me, and the next she's telling me that I grew up privileged with a silver spoon ( which I did not!), while she amounted to 'nothing' (which is not true) I honestly didn't know how to react to this, or how to handle the situation at hand, so I just blurted some nasty things back, and well like I said, it ended up in an ugly hang up!

I tried calling her back because I wanted to nip the situation and not take it to bed with me tonight, but naturally she did not answer, instead she sent me a nasty text! Blah!
Is all the fighting and bickering part of sisterhood/brotherhood? Englighten me please... ::sigh::

Monday, October 26, 2009

Blue Monday...

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Hello Darlings, I was a tad ::insert sarcasm here:: late on the post today because I've been busier than usual today, but I'm glad the Monday blues at the office is almost over..5 minutes to be exact! lol Anywho, I hope you all had a great weekend, and that today was not too blue of a Monday ;)

Have a good evening lovelies!

Viva Vampira!

Who was this sultry, ghoulishly sexy woman who was the first horror movie hostess known as Vampira?

She Born Maila Syrjäniemi on December 11, 1922 in Petsamo, Finland. She moved to the U.S with her family when she was two years old and grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio. Arriving in Los Angeles at age 17, she modeled for Alberto Vargas, Bernard of Hollywood, and Man Ray. Like many struggling actresses in the 1950s, Nurmi posed for pin-up photos in dozens of men's magazines such as Famous Models, Gala and Glamorous Models.

The idea for the Vampira character was born in 1953 when Nurmi attended a Masquerade in a costume inspired by a character in The New Yorker cartoons of Charles Addams. Her appearance with pale white skin and tight black dress caught the attention of television producer Hunt Stromberg, Jr. who wanted to hire her to host horror movies on the Los Angeles television station KABC-TV, but Stromberg had no idea how to contact her. He finally got her phone number from Rudi Gernreich, later famed as the designer of the topless swimsuit. The name Vampira was the invention of Nurmi's husband, Dean Riesner.

On April 30, 1954, KABC-TV aired a preview, Dig Me Later, Vampira, at 11:00 p.m. The Vampira Show premiered on the following night, May 1, 1954. For the first four weeks, the show aired at midnight, moving to 11:00 p.m. on May 29. Ten months later, the series aired at 10:30 p.m., beginning March 5, 1955.

Each show opened with Vampira gliding down a dark corridor flooded with dry-ice fog. At the end of her trance-like walk, the camera zoomed in on her face as she let out a piercing scream.

She would then introduce (and mock) that evening's film while reclining barefoot on a skull-encrusted Victorian couch. Her horror-related comedy antics included ghoulish puns such as encouraging viewers to write for epitaphs instead of autographs and talking to her pet spider Rollo. In another publicity stunt, she would cruise around Hollywood in the back of a chauffeur-driven 1932 Packard touring car with the top down, where she sat, as Vampira, holding a black parasol.

When the series was cancelled in 1955, she retained rights to the character of Vampira and took the show to a competing Los Angeles tv station.

Later in life, Nurmi, who was divorced and had no children, began creating Vampira drawings and selling them on the Internet. She remained proud and protective of the character she created.

"I don't have any babies or any social history that's remarkable, so I'm leaving something behind, you know, when the time comes to say goodbye, I'm leaving something," she said in an interview with KABC's Eyewitness News.

Nurmi passed away on January 10, 2008 of natural causes in her Hollywood, California home...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Audrey Friday

Happy Audrey Friday! So...I just found out (where have I been hiding??!!) while reading the LA Times that LACMA (Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art) will be hosting an Audrey Hepburn marathon entitled "Audrey Hepburn: Then, Now and Forever." It will run until November 13 and features some Hepburn films rarely shown on the big screen, along with special guest speakers. I'm so excited! ::smiling from ear to ear:: so if you live in the Los Angeles area, and you're an Audrey Hepburn fan, or are curious to learn more about this wonderful, beautiful, classic lovely lady who once graced us, be sure to attend these fabulous screenings!

Tonight, starting at 7:30 there will be a double feature of Roman Holiday and They All Laughed with an introduction by director Peter Bogdanovich (who directed Audrey in Laughed). Tomorrow, Saturday, is another double feature with Breakfast at Tiffany's and Two For the Road, with an introduction by William Daniels, a co-star from Road.

The screenings continues with Sabrina, Love in the Afternoon, Charade, Wait Until Dark, War and Peace (wow!) and My Fair Lady. To see the full list of upcoming screenings, along with film and guest speaker information and screen times, go here yeah, I guess I'm just going to have to make a slight adjustment to my weekend plans until November 13th ::wicked laugh::

Hope you're having a lovely Friday darlings ;)

1313 Mockingbird Lane...

Can you guess this gorgeous doll is? Don't cheat...(don't look at the bottom of this post just yet!)

if you guessed Yvonne de Carlo best known as playing the character of Lily Munster on the CBS series The Munsters you guessed right!

The daughter of an aspiring actress, Marie De Carlo, and a salesman, William Middleton, De Carlo was born Peggy Yvonne Middleton in Point Gray, British Columbia, on September 1, 1922. Her father abandoned the family in 1925 when De Carlo was only 3. Afterward, DeCarlo's mother worked as a waitress to support the family. Nonetheless, she took great interest in her daughter's budding talents as a dancer. In the late 1930's, DeCarlo and her mother made their way to Hollywood. Soon, DeCarlo found work as a chorus girl, and began making the rounds at casting calls, trying to get into the movies.

By the time she celebrated her 19th birthday, she had begun landing small film roles, first at Columbia Studios and then Paramount. She appeared in about 20 films between 1941 and 1944, but only in small roles and bit parts. DeCarlo had to wait four years for her breakthrough role in the 1945 Universal Studios Technicolor film Salome, Where She Danced.

Her starring role in the 1948 western Black Bart helped De Carlo bridge the gap between costume dramas and the western genre.

DeCarlo's success in Black Bart helped change her image, so much so that she soon became typecast in westerns and throughout the 1950s, she made scores of westerns.

1956 defined a turning point in De Carlo’s career when she was cast in Cecil B. DeMille’s landmark production of The Ten Commandments. DeCarlo’s performance as Moses’ wife Sephora, opposite Hollywood icons Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner, marked a place for her in films. Her next project paired her with Clark Gable and Sidney Poitier in the flat costume epic Band of Angels (1957).

In the early 1960s, De Carlo starred in a string of B-features, which inspired little interest in audiences. With the demise of her film career, the struggling actress made a transition to the small screen.

In 1964, she was chosen to play the ghoulish mom in a pilot for CBS. Her portrayal of Lily Munster in the horror-spoof sitcom The Munsters (1964-66) marked her television debut, and introduced her to a whole new generation of audiences.

De Carlo was married to Hollywood stuntman, Robert Morgan. The couple had two sons, Bruce and Michael, before they divorced in the mid-1970s. De Carlo died of heart failure on January 8, 2007 at age 84 in Woodland Hills, California...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Please Stand By...

Hello my dears, it seems as though my blog has entered

twilight zone Pictures, Images and Photos

So what started out as a good day because I had the lovely surprise of winning a lovely necklace, turned out to be a nightmare in blogland!

I don't know what the heck has happened but my blog is nowhere to be found! I get some stupid message and have gone to the google help forum to no avail, googled the error message I got, and I discovered I'm not the only one who has experienced this problem, but no one offers a solution...::ripping hair out and sighing:: I've been trying to find a solution for the past few hours..but nothing...I even tried creating a new blog and importing my blogs into the new one...again...nothing...I don't know if you'll be able to read this post, but if you can, I ask that you please bear with me while I try to figure something out! I'll keep you posted, but in the meanwhile if you would like to contact me, feel free to e-mail me, my e-mail is on my profile page (which apparently you can still see and you can post comments too, weird I tell you!)

Au Revoir my darlings...

Oh My!!

Oh My Goodness! I can't believe I won! I was the lucky winner of The Frivolous Flapper's lovely vintage Art Deco black and white cameo locket circa 1930s or 1940s  that you see here!

Isn't it gorgeous?! I never win anything, so I am in complete shock and surprise that I've won something twice in a row! Yesterday, as you may recall I won the Over the Top blog award given to me by the lovely Domestically Challenged, and today I walked in to another surprise! What a great way to start my day again!

I'm sorry...I'm not the type to brag, but I am VERY honored and humbled, and again I would like to thank the two lovely ladies; The Frivolous Flapper, and Domestically Challenged so very very much!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

An Award for Moi?!!

No way! Wow! I am very honored to receive my very first blog award!! Wooop! ::clapping and jumping up in joy:: 


I would like to thank the darling Domestically Challenged 
I am honored! 

Ok, so there are a few rules which go along with this award....

1. You get to answer a 35 question survey with one word answers. (Can't make any promises, but I'll try)
2. You get to nominate six other bloggers to receive this reward!

And now for The Survey:
Woman Thinking Pictures, Images and
1. Where is your cell phone? Drawer 
2. Your hair? Black (yes, it's natural)
3. Your mother? <3
4. Your father? Alone
5. Your favourite food? Chicken!
6. Your dream last night?Weird
7. Your favourite drink? Coca Cola!
8. Your dream/goal? Graduate
9. What room are you in? Lobby
10. Your hobby? Blogging ;)
11. Your fear? Illness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? In my own Craftsman style home! (couldn't do just one word!)
13. Where were you last night? Casa 
14. Something that you aren't? Punctual
15. Muffins? Banana Nut (sorry couldn't do the one word thing!)
16. Wish list item? Tattoos
17. Where did you grow up? Los Angeles
18. Last thing you did? Type
19. What are you wearing? Clothes!
20. Your TV? Wubbzy
21. Your pets? Negatory
22. Friends? Limited
23. Your life? Good =)
24. Your mood? Weird
25. Missing someone? Yes (guess who?)
26. Vehicle? The  Red Shark
27. Something you're not wearing? Watch
28. Your favourite store? Target
29. Your favourite colour? Red
30. When was the last time you laughed? Earlier
31. Last time you cried? Yesterday
32. Your best friend?Eh...
33. One place that I go to over and over? Market
34. One person who emails me regularly? Boss
35. Favourite place to eat? Home...or Marmelade

And for my six nominees (Drum Roll Please!)

drumroll Pictures, Images and Photos

Domestically Challenged at Another Day in Paradise
The Frivolous Flapper at The Frivolous Flapper
50s Housewife at 50s Housewife

Eye Candy Wednesday!

For the fellas reading this, pardon me, but after watching Che, I mean drooling over Benicio del Toro who plays the revolutionary Che Guevara for four hours, I couldn't help but allowing him a little spot on my new Eye Candy Wednesday spot . With that said, I would like to open this forum to you in that if you have a special big screen eye candy you simply adore, shoot me an e-mail, and I'll feature your eye candy on the following Wednesday! and all suggestions are welcome from the ladies and gents!

So onto the featured Eye Candy of today, I present to you... Mr. Benicio Del Toro

He was born on February 19, 1967 and grew up in Santurce, Puerto Rico, a district of San Juan and is of Spanish and Italian ancestry. He is the son of Gustavo Adolfo del Toro Bermúdez and of the late Fausta Genoveva Sánchez Rivera (try repeating those names 10 times!) who were both lawyers. Sadly, when Del Toro was nine his mother died of Hepatitis, and at thirteen Del Toro's dad moved his sons to Mercersburg, Pennsylvania where he spent his teenage years and attended high school there.

After he graduated high school, del Toro followed the advice of his father and pursued a degree in business at the University of California, San Diego, but success in an elective drama course encouraged him to drop out of college and study with noted acting teachers Stella Adler and Arthur Mendoza in Los Angeles, as well as at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York, and the rest is history!

Benicio Del Toro Pictures, Images and Photos

He is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe Award-, Screen Actors Guild Award- and British Academy of Film and Television Arts-winning Puerto Rico actor and film producer. He is known for his roles as Fred Fenster in The Usual Suspects, Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez in Traffic (film), Jack Rafferty in Sin City (film), Dr Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (film), and Franky Four Fingers in Snatch (film). Many have claimed that he is "one of the greatest Actors to grace the big screen".

Mr. Del Toro will be featured in the upcoming remake of the 1941 classic The Wolfman which is scheduled to be released on February 12th, 2010, and I'll Hoooowwwwl to that!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sending out an S.O.S

I have a chock full of ranting to do this morning.. so please bear with me...I'm exhausted , and at my wits end! I don't know what else to do about Goobie's, middle of the night wakings, she is now 17 months and she still does not sleep through the night! I thought this stage would be over with when she turned 1, but I've yet to see any relief. I've tried just about everything, from establishing a night time routine, giving her a bath before bed, setting a quiet, dimmed light environment, but nothing works...the problem isn't so much getting her to sleep, but her waking up at least twice a night for feedings! She wakes up like clockwork, at 2am and at 4:30am because she wants her bottle.

Her pediatrician keeps telling me that she does this out of habit, and that I just need to ignore her requests when she wakes up, because she needs to figure out another way to soothe herself to sleep...OK advice taken and put into practice many a times, but it still doesn't work! I mean how long should I let her cry her little heart out until she finally gives up (although she doesn't after an hour of crying, and me crying silently)?! Now, I know what you're thinking... she's working her! and perhaps she is but what else am I to do?!!

I am aware that sleeping with a bottle can be detrimental for her... and so I figured that if she's thirsty, she'll drink anything right? Wrong...I've tried to trick her by giving her a few ounces of water with a tinge of juice (I'm really big on the no sugar or very minimal sugar thing) but she actually looks at the bottle and grunts and gives it back to me! as in saying, this is not MILK!! so off I go, in my sleepwalking, zombie mode to the fridge for milk... knowing that that is the only thing that will appease her and we will all be able to catch a few more hours of sleep until her next waking

So that in a nutshell is the end of my ranting ::sighing:: and now I'm sending out an S.O.S to see if any of you whether you're a parent or not, have a suggestion, idea, anything that may help me fix this problem...Thanks a bunch darlings...::yawning and putting head down on desk::

Friday, October 16, 2009

Audrey Friday

Hello darlings! and Happy Friday to all! You know, I came to realize that I have not posted one single blog about my favorite gal of all times...Audrey Hepburn! and by golly, I feel awful for not dedicating at least one post to her! make up for the neglect ::hangs head in shame:: , every Friday will be "Audrey Friday" where I will post pictures, or anything related with Audrey! If you're an Audrey Hepburn fan, and have pictures, or any interesting facts you'd like to share about her please e-mail me, and I'll be sure to post whatever you send me on my next Audrey Friday! So without further ado, I present to you, the beautiful, classic, graceful Audrey Hepburn!

Isn't she just lovely?!