It’s been three years since Miley Cyrus’ last studio album, and in less than one week her much anticipated album Bangerz will be released. I personally, have always liked Miley Cyrus. Yeah she’s a shit actor, and I think she’s realized that which is why she’s sticking to her music from now on, but you have to admit she is entertaining, and really fascinating to watch as she continues to push boundaries. She’s worked hard to break out of her cutesy Disney Hannah Montana image. I mean, who would wanna be remembered as the lispy, wig-wearing, forever awkward, glitter-emblazed 14 year old for the rest of their life anyway? Yeah me neither… So yeah she sort of sprung out of nowhere with her slutty phase, and onto her button-pushing, controversial outfits and performances. But she’s got some talent, on Bangerz Cyrus shows she’s got some range. Most of the songs like Wrecking Ball, Drive, and FU, (to name a few) are pretty obviously a hit at her now ex-fiance, little Thor. But the album is addictive to say the least, with its catchy beats and cameos like Britney Spears in one of my favorite tracks SMS (bangerz). It is very rare that I find an album where I like pretty much every song. The last couple albums that did it for me were Korn’s See You on the Other Side in 2005. and DIe Antwoord’s Ten$ion in 2012. So I’m happy to say Bangerz gets a 4 out 4 for me.
Check it out yourself, stream the whole album for free on Itunes by clicking here.
So today I decided to tag along with my sister to see Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring. It’s based on the Hollywood burglaries from a few years ago so I was like why not. But I cannot say how terrible this movie was enough. First off, it has the worst acting I have ever seen. Emma Watson has proved she cannot play anything else other than a stuffy British twat. All she did was prance around with shitty extensions, speak in a vapid tone, and bounce her head incessantly. The entire movie was made up of in-cohesive, plotless shots of girls taking pictures of themselves, doing coke, and singing along to songs in the car. I was ready to walk out within the first ten minutes. This movie was absolutely horrendous and gave me a painful migraine, which I have to now suffer through as a souvenir of a wasted ninety minutes. Don’t go see it.
I have been in California the past week, mainly to enjoy the company of my boyfriend and my friends and bask in some sunshine. Unfortunately it seems as though I have brought the dreary Portland weather with me here because there has not been enough 80 degree weather here in the Bay Area, just foggy, windy, and only partially sunny days. However, I refuse to wear pants so that I can get take advantage of any sun that touches me as I frolic around outside. Now I have an awkward shorts tan. Anyway, the main event of my visit was to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday, so last week we dressed up all classy and hot and went to a lovely dinner with his family to the famed Buckeye Roadhouse. It was a lovely night filled with luscious rare steaks and mouth-watering risotto. Here’s a look at our dinner and some of our other culinary achievements from the past week…Try not to drool.
My red pepper risotto topped with seared scallops, micro arugula and tangerines. Simply delectable.
Ben’s rare flank steak and french fries. Perfectly executed.
Me and Ben
The Birthday Boy sippin on his drank
Ben’s delicious smoothie that he made us filled with blackberries, raspberries, bananas, orange juice, and milk. Healthy and filling. That was my cleanse day.
Ben’s plate of tonight’s burgers, grilled by Ben. (This picture was taken after he’d already eaten one of the burgers.) Hungry man.
So I visited the “acclaimed” Laurelhurst Market restaurant a couple weeks ago with my sister, because my mother and her could not stop raving about how amazing their mac n cheese is. And being such a MnC enthusiast I finally caved in and went. I ordered the Steak Frites and a side order of their mac n cheese crusted with Tom’s potato chips. I was excited when the food came, I’m not a huge steak person but Laurelhurst’s menu is extremely limited to fairly boring steaks, I was more excited to taste the mac n cheese. As soon as I dug in my first thought was, what the fuck is with this gravy all over my steak? I felt like I was eating at a diner in the midwest with my super rare steak slathered in this unappetizing brown goo-like substance. The mac n cheese was extremely disappointing. As soon as I took a bite I asked myself, what exactly is good about this? It was not cheesy at all, very burnt on the top, and oddly oily. My mac n cheese kicks the shit out of this, well, shit. I do not recommend Laurelhurst Market unless you are a hipster who enjoys eating over priced mediocre food and receiving their cheque on a slab of wood…You can do better PDX.
My Steak Frites slathered in unappetizing gravy.
You call this mac n cheese?
The elegant cheque
The butcher shop section…gross.
Forgot to add this to the last post, but here’s my new ZARA dress! It makes me look so tan!
Here’s a little look of my newest purchases! I’m obsessed!
New Shoes! Pair of simple black heels from H&M and a cute pink and nude pair of sandals from Zara. Also bought a really cute white dress, but it’s not photographed here.
My H&M heels! So Obsessed!
New scrunched sweatpants from H&M
The whole look. All H&M.
The next week will be a very depressing time for me, this is because television seasons are coming to an end. I just finished watching the season finale of Revenge, and it was good and sad and ended on such a ‘fuck!’ moment. Next week The Vampire Diaries will end, which makes me sad, because it’s the only show that cheers me up. And I believe tonight is the series finale of my beloved 90210. I hate this time of year because all my entertainment is gone. Now I only have Game of Thrones once a week until True Blood and Pretty Little Liars start up again in June. And to be honest True Blood has begun to lose my interest. I’m not sure how much longer it can go on for, like Eric and Sookie should just stick together and Bill has gotten so whiney. As for Pretty Little Liars, three seasons have gone by and we still no absolutely nothing….Does anyone else notice this? They’ve spent all this time diverting suspicion as to who ‘A’ is and it’s just been one dead end to another. I’m getting a bit frustrated, they better quench my curiosity this season, I’ve got a long fucking summer ahead of me, and I’ll need these shows to live vicariously through since my own life is so mundane. I hope all these finales will be a satisfying end to keep me interested in the coming months.
Best wishes and R.I.P Declan & Bonnie