Friday, April 30, 2010

Speaking of love and dating..

Please refer to this list whilst reading my ever-inspiring post.
100 Great Date-Night ideas.

GREAT? We'll see. Here are some Montastic insights on some of the options:

1. Go out for pizza — ask them to cut the pie into the shape of a heart.
Um, excuse me...what exactly are doing with the pizza you cut off? I want my money's worth. Bring me the trimmings, I'm not rollin in riches here.

10. Oysters are said to be an aphrodisiac, so head to a seafood place and slurp them right out of the shell.
Fish breath and slurping? Not hot. No one is attractive or turned on after this.

11. Take a dinner cruise: The motion of the ocean sets off sensuous signals inside us (think water beds).
My state is landlocked. Shitty option.

14. Make a finger-foods-only dinner and feed each other.
My first thought was fish sticks. See above. Fish breath...not hot.

29. Take a sketchpad to a scenic bluff and draw your own version of the vista.
I'll show you a scenic bluff. And don't worry, you won't have to draw it.

36. Find a bridge and walk across it; the view can't be beat.
-Ok, close your eyes. I have a surprise. ...Alright here we are. Open them!
-Um...what are we doing here?
-What do you mean?? We're going to walk across this fantastic bridge!!

54. Give each other haircuts.

60. Hold a kiss for one elevator ride.
I don't even know what this means.

Hmm. Well the list definitely had some good ideas on it too. There were a few different categories like "cheap dates" and "fun dates" and whatnot.

When I finished reading all 100...there were only two sets of ideas that I had no objections to. "Outdoor Adventures," no suprise there. I heart the outdoors.

The other?
"Man-Friendly Outings."

This just in: I'm a man.

Friday Funday!

Ah yes! Glorious Friday.

After a busy week, it's definitely time to relax and have some fun. Tonight I'm headed to an ex-coworkers wedding. Pretty exciting stuff. Love!

There's nothing like a good excuse to get all dolled up and act classy.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Up There documentary

A favorite professor of mine from my time at University of Oregon, Deb Morrison, posted this video link to her facebook yesterday.

Up There, a documentary detailing the work of NYC billboard painters, is quite lovely.

UP THERE from Jon on Vimeo.

It is definitely a lifestyle and type of work I've never thought about. I've never considered the amount of work and artistry that goes into a painted advertisement (in this case, Stella Artois). I've never considered what all they are privy to by simply floating above the city to make their living.

It's also kind of a bittersweet documentary. I mean the art these painters produce is flawless...but their jobs are slowly dwindling as the desire by companies to have ads produced and displayed instantly makes their time-consuming process less appealing.

Regardless, love this. Well shot. Well edited. Well told.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

because of 3 reasons

1. I think "Nobody puts baby in the corner" is the stupidest line of any movie ever.
2. I am super pumped for Iron Man 2.
3. I heart ACDC.

Shape's 15 Healthy Foods to have at all times

So I read this article this morning, by Shape magazine. It was a simple list of the following 15 healthy foods you should have in your kitchen at all times. I don't have all of them all the time. But I have most of them most of the time. So that's good right?

Yogurt (we have this MOST of the time)
Wild Salmon (uhhh...have you seen our paychecks?)
Egg Whites (most of the time)
Leafy Greens (usually we have broccoli and some mixed greens)
Blueberries (fancy fancy, we never have these)
Almonds (nope)
Black Beans (eww)
Apples (sometimes)
Tomatoes (matt no likey)
Orange Juice (me no likey)
Sweet Potatoes (we both no likey)
Wheat Germ (huh?)
Pomegranate (nope)
Hot Peppers (always!)
Oatmeal (always!)

How'd you fare on the top 15?? I'm healthy enough.

I guess to be healthier, I'd have to get rid of some of the food in our house. Such as the lil smokies, mac and cheese, bacon, and the delicious ice cream. DAMMIT.

I'm ok with being mostly healthy some of the time. If I were to summarize, that is what I would say.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

originality or lack thereof

I've seen something like this before. But this one is quite good (minus the overly rehearsed introduction).

4 chords, every pop song ever (that was an overstatement).


Monday, April 19, 2010

I want this punctuation shirt like whoa.

Buy it for me, will ya?

I don't ask for much. Just this shirt.

And donations to save boobies.

Frankly, I'm quite deserving.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Clever Little Bag

If you know me, and you should, you know my love for a fresh pair of Pumas.

I own...let me count, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.... I think six pairs of Pumas. In fact I was so excited with the purchase of my freshest pair of kicks that I sent a picture message of them to my love.

Anyhoo, you know how I enjoy creative packaging. As well as packaging innovation that change up the way things have always been done.

If you've read yahoo news today, you'd have seen this. If not, here it is. Puma's redesign of your typical shoe box into the Clever Little Bag.

Innovative. Green. Puma!

Sweaty Pits--they say I'm not alone.

"Excessive sweating from your armpits is a condition called Axillary Hyperhidrosis. It is a condition that affects thousands of people causing them annoyance and embarrassment."

Sigh. It's true. Within minutes of putting on my shirt this morning (a light green, linen button up) I pitted it out, as it were.

True, I was rushing around getting ready while also cleaning the apartment before work. What is not true, however, is that any other part of me was sweating.


So, while I continued to get ready, I'm not ashamed to admit that I put some tissue under each arm so that I could at least LEAVE the house without sweaty pit marks (though they would be certain to return quickly anyhow).

Off I went to go to work.

As I hopped in my car, a tissue (which I had forgotten was there) fell out.


Had this happened in public, I would have had to justify my fallen white tissue (a symbol of my surrender to my armpit affliction) with one of the two following choices:

1. Yes, I'm almost 26 and I still stuff my bra.

2. I'm a sweaty man-woman who perspires on the regular, even when not moving.

Ahhh... a little insight in to Montastic's morning.

You're welcome.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

pointless post

because i haven't posted in a while.