June 19th, 2012
We used to have a fun, really quirky time with Reader Isa back in the day. There was a lot of singing in cars and dressing up in costume. There was a lot of giggling doing our homework together and a lot of decorating stuff with paint pens. None of that sounds that different from your typical perky 16 year olds perhaps; and truthfully, it’s a bit challenging to articulate in a blog post what growing up with Reader Isa was really like.
Reader Isa is different than other people, and her influence has had a tremendous impact on me. She’s taught me so much about being comfortable in my own skin, being creative, and mostly, what abundant faith really looks like. I am forever grateful for her, but that’s enough sweet talk for now.
SO! Yesterday, we did a total throwback to our giggly, high school selves and were extras on a TV show set. As in, we applied, took a day off of work / got a babysitter (respectively), and arrived promptly at our stated “call time.” It. Was. A. Blast. Why?
1) It’s so interesting. You know all that stuff they say about craft services and director’s yelling at people and filming the same thing over and over…it’s true! And it was so cool to see it in person.
2) You meet some characters. People that are “career” extras are an interesting bunch. And Reader Isa talked to every single one of them.
3) The days really are long. We had about a 14 hour day yesterday, and they don’t play around. You are expected to be somewhere at a certain time with your makeup done, your hair curled, and specific attire on (along with 3 other options of what to wear).
4) They film things over and over and over. It’s no lie. They film scenes 12 times and then move the camera and film them again another 12 times. Then move the camera again, etc.
And finally 5) It was just fun to hang out and be random with Reader Isa all day! We totally recommend being an extra one day, but definitely do it with a friend. Because you definitely spend most of your time just sitting there.
March 6th, 2012
“The other day my co-workers were joking about banishing the 1% to an island. I was like, uh, can I go there to find a husband?” - Reader Melby
February 15th, 2012
They say nobody loves you like your emum, but we’d say no one loves you as uniquely as your brothers. Our bros (who adamantly demand to be unnamed on elaney) sent us our valentine in the mail today. A bunch of random free spiff they found around their office and a card that plays music in Spanish. Signed “Roberto.” Nothing says sibling love like total randomness.
December 14th, 2011
Reader Betsy once mentioned that she had observed that sometimes single people get an inflated sense of self since they don’t have someone to reflect flaws back to them. We had no idea what she was talking about. Or why she would say this to us. However, this video is a HILARIOUS look at what the average woman might look like to the rest of the world. Our fav? (Shouting) “I had to get up at 6 this morning!”
November 8th, 2011
Thanks to all of you who’ve emailed in our absence (MSI, Dr. Love: shout out). It’s really such a bore when one’s real job interferes with our blogging time. We’re never able to be the chefs, fashionistas, writers, pop culture connoisseurs, or friends that we want to be. Thank you for your patience. This Barbie can’t always blog, but this Barbie comes with a paycheck.*
One thing we have been doing? Running the SAV half with great friends! Check out some photos and our latest running mix. More posting to come soon.
*Yes, we’ve been waiting to write a blog post with that title since we heard the phrase.
September 8th, 2011
Glasses without lens. Glasses without lens. What to say. What to say. Over breakfast last Sunday, we stumbled into an interesting conversation with a self proclaimed “redneck” (ew) about the trend of glasses without lens. We probably don’t need to elaborate on the redneck’s stance, but (as Carrie Bradshaw would say), “later that day, we got to thinking” about said trend. And we can’t lie….and we know we are about to get scalded in cyberspace…we think it’s kinda fun, funny, and playful. Sorry! Sorry it’s true! Curse me and my 20/20 vision. I want glasses! Sure, we get that it’s ridiculous, and we’d never do it (chill out emum), but there is something so ridiculous about it that it’s endearing (like Jersey Shore). And yes, it’s only for hipsters, and yes there are entire forums dedicated to how much people hate this trend, but let’s hear it ladies – what do you think about glasses without lens (even if you are actually not a hipster, except a little bit in your head)?