Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Funny story...

Stripper_D, Reina_B and I met with our general manager (Harry) the other day, he called it a "huddle with Harry". Stripper_D called it our "cuddle with Harry". Ha! She's so durrrty like Xtina. Anyways, a day before the cuddle with Harry, Reina_B emailed us a reminder, but instead of telling you about it, i'm just gonna show it to you.

[Email message between Reina_B, Stripper_D and Himbo]

From: Reina_B
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 4:49 PM
To: Himbo; Stripper_D
Subject: Dress Sharp Tomorrow

Hey peeps!

Don’t forget to wear your Sunday best tomorrow.  We’re meeting with Harry.

Reina_B, Personal Relations Assistant

“The Hotel”

777 The Hotel Street, “The OC”, CA 90210
P: (714) 555-1234 | F: (714) 555-4321

From: Stripper_D
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 4:55 PM
To: Reina_B
Cc: Himbo
Subject: RE: Dress Sharp Tomorrow

 

Ooooh gurl I already picked it out………………

 

Stripper_D, Assistant to the Director of Absolutely Nothing

“The Hotel”
777 The Hotel Street, “The OC”, CA 90210
P: (714) 555-1234 | F: (714) 555-4321

ü  Please consider the environment before printing


From: Reina_B

Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 4:57 PM

To: Stripper_D
Cc: Himbo
Subject: RE: Dress Sharp Tomorrow

LOL LOL LOL!!!

Oh so evil and sexy.  Cochina!  I love it!  LOL!

Reina_B, Personal Relations Assistant

“The Hotel”
777 The Hotel Street, “The OC”, CA 90210
P: (714) 555-1234 | F: (714) 555-4321

 

From: Himbo
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 5:00 PM
To: Reina_B; Stripper_D
Subject: RE: Dress Sharp Tomorrow

Ooh gurl, me too!

 


-Him

How you like dem apples? I was totally joking. Haha... BUT IT GETS BETTER! I accidentally responded to the wrong email. Instead of replying to D and Reina_B, I responded to an email that came in right after, so I sent my response with my pic to a bunch of other peeepos. I nearly died.

The end

Sunday, March 29, 2009

If I Could Turn Back Time...

So, Endless Summer turned out to be awesome, I also got 3 others in that batch, Billy Wilder SpeaksGoodbye, Norma Jean and And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story.


Billy Wilder Speaks was a snooze-fest! I am a huge fan of Wilder but this film did absolutely nothing for me. If I could turn back time... I wouldn't waste my time watching this.








Goodbye, Norma Jean was BIZARRE! I actually hated it. HATED IT! It's from 1976 so I prepared myself for it but there is just no amount of preparation that can help, everything about it screams 70's.

The music... atrocious, it sounded like porn music. But watching a porno lacking nudity and sex would still be better than Goodbye, Norma Jean.

There was tons of unnecessary nudity. Normally that's a good thing but this was just bad. And the characters used some pretty interesting language. They'd use words like "Cock", "Blow Job", "Fuck", and it sounded forced.

The actress suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked. She had the most annoying mouth! Every time she opened her mouth she'd show every single tooth. That bite was nasty, I'm sorry. And she sounded fucking retarded ...Train wreck.

But the most offensive part was the disclaimer in the beginning of the movie, it basically states that everything in the film is true. Well, boys and girls, hate to break it to ya but that was a big-fat-enormous-HUGE-gigantic-lie. Everything like her hair color, her first hubby, actual events... I don't even know where to start... nothing about the movie actually happened the way it was portrayed in this mess of a film. Total failure!

And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story was a movie I had seen a loooong time ago but it was probably about 10 years ago so I queued it. WOW! The Actress who plays Cher really got the character down! She was perfect. Every nuance and mannerism was spot on. And the look... flawless. I totally thought I was watching Cher. She was the best part of the movie but it was a good find. I loved it.


That's it. Good night.
-Himbono

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Endless Summer

A few months ago my friend suggested a film called The Endless Summer. He spoke highly of it so I like "Eh... okay fine I'll queue it", and forgot about it. It sat all alone, all quiet at the end of my Netflix queue, then finally it arrived at Chateau Himbo this weekend. But people, let me tell you, I was not prepared for the level of awesomeness that slapped me in the face! Not to worry, it didn't mess up my hair.

So, I read the blurb on the little envelope that it comes in and it says it's a documentary. Now, don't get me wrong cause I love documentaries, yes I am a huge nerd, HUGE, but I wasn't really in the mood for one. Then I noticed that it's from 1966! I was like "Woah woah woah woah... hmmm..." I don't know if I'm up for this. I read on and "filmed in Hawaii, Australia, Africa and Tahiti" caught me eye, so I'm like, "Okay that might be cool". Read a little more and "[...]strengthening their friendship and teaching natives along the way", I'm thinkin' "Hmmm... this could get interesting". So I figured let's get it out of the way, if it sucks I'll return it today.

*Himbo pops in the dvd*

You know how everything that's old starts with a really loooooong prologue with boring music? Well this had one, I nearly ended that "Endless Summer", but I was distracted by a shiny object and it started before I was done looking at the shiny object (it was a mirror. Shh... don't tell anyone). It started out sorta cool, the narrator sounded young and seemed really funny. It was very intriguing 'cause it had a 'reality tv' feel... you know, scripted but pretending not to be. It also reminded me of those really old black and white Disney shows. It kept getting better and better as it went on. It was so trippy... it did a great job of placing you in the 60's and making you understand exactly what it was like back then, the surf scene was just becoming.

The Don's came over half way through and finished watching it with me. We all loved it, laughing our arses off. Apparently BDC had watched it when he was 15 and remembered the whole thing. He's a cray-cray.

So, my friend tells me that there's a sequel [
The Endless Summer II] and that I need to watch it. It's next in queue :D There's a third one called The Endless Summer Revisited, it's a little different but I'm such a fan now that I'll need to see that too. I went back to Netflix and rated Endless Summer, 5 stars. Take my advice go watch it and tell me what you think.

I'll tell you about the other 3 movies I Netflix'd, tomorrow. There's not a whole lot to say about them.

-Him

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I Love Winning - I Always Do.

This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time, and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. Check up on these writers! The rules are: This blog award should be sent to your favorite 8 bloggers, and they, in turn, should forward it to their fave 8. 

Gabby from Gabby, She Wrote gave me my first blogger award ever!

I delivered an acceptance speech:
[Ahem, ahem] "I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!

After much deliberation, I had to narrow it down to just 8 blogs, I chose these 8 but rest assured there are several other blogs which I follow with an equal amount of appreciation.

1. Bon Don @ "Who Throws a Cupcake? Honestly!"
2. Just Me @ If I had a Plan
3. Desert Rat (Aka Yua Sista, aka Desert Storm, Aka Traveling Sales Woman with Nothing to Sell) @ Runaway Train
4. Brenda @ Musing from the Tundra
5. Jo Schmo @ What Is This... Really?
6. The Alleged Ringleader @ The Mean Girls' Guide to Glory
7. Ambles @ Confessions of a Weirdo
8. Elizabeth Marie @ It's Unbeweavable!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Blue Monday

Loca, what's with the Blue Monday? Is it just me or has today been the lamest day EVER? It's cold outside, not very sunny at all, the vibe in the office is bleugh. Mondays aren't typically my favorite day of the week but I'm just not feeling it today. I got a lot of work done, but it was just way too easy and effortless. There's nothing exciting about today, I don't like the feeling of that.

Anyway... I need a change. A little spice in my life. Give me some suggestions or inspiration.

-He-emo ('cause I'm so emo today)


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Himbolicious Quote #11

We are the hero of our own story.
-
Mary McCarthy
I like this quote so much that I put it up on my closet door.

-Himbo

Friday, March 20, 2009

Loca, I said HIV!

Oooooh my jeeeez, kids! I am addicted to RuPaul's Drag Race on VH1! Drag queens are a hoot!

Exibit A

Exibit B

My favorite has to be Nina Flowers, she is a fierce Puerto Rican with tons of tude! The girl is HILARIOUS!!!! She has a really thick accent and calls everyone "loca" which means crazy girl in Espanol. Loca, her English isn't all that great and reading from a queue card proved to be a challenge for her, loca.

In episode 3, the drag queens were asked to use Oprah as inspiration and interview Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott. Well loca, Mz Flowers was up and the queue card read:

"Hit TV show, Tori & Dean"

Well... Nina got it wrong and what came out of Nina's mouth was classic. In the video below, you will see exactly how it went down. The video is the full clip, Nina's part is 12:15 into the video. Loca, it is worth the effort, you MUST watch it!



What's your drag queen name, loca? Mine is Puffy Carranza. Coming up with your drag queen name is easy, take the name of your first pet, and the name of the street you grew up on, put them together and voila!

-Puffy Carranza

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How Do You Sleep?

I've been having a little trouble sleeping lately, I get like that sometimes. I decided to get a few things today, to help me sleep but I didn't realize it was gonna cost me $60!



Taking a hot shower right before bed helps me sleep, and there's this amazing cream I use that makes my skin feel so soft whch adds to my ability to fall asleep quicker. So, super, amazing, luxurious, makes-my-skin-silky-smooth-and-delicious cream... check.

The scent of lavender helps me sleep, and I LOVE the smell of lavender, so I got some lavender electric plugins to place near my bed, and a lavender scented spray for my sheets and pillows. Luxurious Lavender smelly stuff... check.

Chamomile tea... check

Mint tea... check

Lifescapes "Sleep" CD... check.

How does that add up to $60?? I should just start drinking red wine right before bed, red wine always makes me super sleepy! Whatevs, I'm gonna go shower, lather up, drink tea, smell the flowers and listen to soothing sounds now. G-night.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Project Luxurious Update

FINALLY... My new mattress was delivered this morning! I went to work today but came back home after running a few reports, because I'm not feeling very well. Bon Don force fed me meat the night before last and my poor little tummy has been so mad at me. Well, it's mad at Bon Don 'cause it's all her fault. I haven't eaten meat in over a year but I've decided to reintroduce meat into my diet, just not full time, I'll be a part time carnivore. I had dinner with The Don's the other night and Bon Don ordered Won Ton Nachos, which have shredded pork sprinkled on top. I seriously only had like a quarter serving of the pork yet my stomach's been upset ever since.

So I came home today at noon and put my bed together so I could lie on it. It's so luxurious! I don't even know what to do with myself right now. Actually, I'm gonna lie down and take nap but Bon Don made me post some pix so she can see from work, so without further adieu:



I got rid of my couch and replaced it with this chaise:

What do you think?

-Himbo

Electro Movimiento

I'm about to make myself go to bed because my new mattress is being delivered EARLY tomorrow morning, but not before sharing this video which I have been obsessed with for the past week. The song is called "Electro Movimiento" by a latin-reggaeton duo called Calle 13. It's kinda like an 80's throw-back, the video is great and the song is great - hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


Monday, March 9, 2009

By Your Side... I Get No Sleep!

I'm having a hard time falling asleep. My creative juices were a flowin and I haven't been able to turn it off. It started this afternoon when I went to Target to pickup some tools I needed in order to continue on with Project Luxurious. I really only intended to get olive oil and a staple gun but I ended up spending over $100. I got a level which turned out to be quite handy... I have vertigo therefore not the best at eyeballing stuff for accuracy. I stumbled on a few t-shirts and the movie Australia, cause I needed something to watch while I decorated. AND... I really love that movie. So I was in bed trying to sleep but I couldn't get Sade's By Your Side out of my head. I just discovered Sade, apparently I have been hiding under a rock. Bon Don played it for me a couple of weeks ago and I have been meaning to add it to my playlist, but hadn't gotten around to it. I won't be able to sleep all night if I didn't get up immediately and find the song. Now I'm just sitting here listening to it.

Btw, did anyone catch
Bros & Sissies Tonight? T'was pretty good! So much drama, it reminds me of my family.

Well, I'm gonna try to go to sleep. Wish me luck!

...I'm gonna be a mess tomorrow!

Here's the song:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"Alone" on the American Idol! Stage

My life is starting to seem to piece back together :D I'm living in my apartment again, I finally have my new furniture, my new mattress is on the way, AND... I'm catching up on American Idol! as well as the rest of my DVR lineup. As I caught up on AI! I thought to myself, "Man, Himbo... the contestants suck this year!", then I thought, maybe AI! producers are trying a new sound system and it's making everyone sound horrendous. But then I remembered Allison Iraheta's performance of Heart's "Alone" last week and I'm sorry but she ROCKED IT so the others have no excuse. Allison's performance was so good that I downloaded it on itunes, which I've never done before. As far as I'm concerned, Allison's in a league of her own... the rest are just around until she wins.

So this week was good in terms of discovering good new music. Here's the short list:
  1. Alone (by Heart) covered by Allison Iraheta
  2. Untouched by The Veronicas
  3. Unbelievable (i am jen remix) by Sleepy Rebels
Playlist provided below:



Oh and btw... Allison's hair is luxurious!