Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Camelot Goes Dawson's Creek...

Along with the venerable Audrey, another of my favorite ladies has always been Jackie O. The dark hair! The perfect jewelry! The fascinating life! The Kennedys were as much sordid soap as they were shining heroes, but I love 'em anyway.

Anyway: Jackie. The History Channel is making a new eight-hour miniseries about the family called The Kennedys, and the first pictures from the set came out today. Greg Kinnear looks super-dashing as JFK:

Perfect sunglasses, perfect hair: I believe he's going to negotiate major political deals during the day and sneak off with Marilyn Monroe at night.

But then, as Jackie, they've cast:

JOEY POTTER. You've got to be kidding me! Beyond a basic resemblance -- dark hair, dark eyes -- she seriously just looks like Katie Holmes in a wig. I hope she proves me wrong, but I don't think she's going to be able to pull off Jackie's sort of aloof coolness. I have a feeling I'll be sitting there for eight hours, watching the miniseries and wishing it was a no-name actress playing the part rather than our old friend Joey.

Maybe they'll cast Pacey as RFK?

You've Got a Friend in Me

I went with some friends to see the latest Toy Story movie last night -- it wasn't a film that was really on my list, but one of them was really excited for it. I have to say, even though I hadn't seen the second one, the third was a really clever and sentimental movie. The theme of moving on from childhood was so touching, and I was definitely wiping my eyes when the end credits rolled! We went out for drinks afterward, and I was afraid that everyone was going to think I was crazy with my red post-movie-crying eyes! :)

(Also, I had to crack up -- I definitely had that exact Ken doll back in the late '80s, blue leopard print shirt and all! LOL!)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I'm a Neutrogena Girl

One of the reasons I started this blog was to help keep a record of a self-renewal project I've recently decided to start. Like probably all of the rest of you, I've got bad habits that need breaking and talents that I think are being wasted because I'm not taking full advantage of opportunities. And so, for my first step on the "Better Laura" project, I'm tackling my skin!

I've never really had bad skin -- I wasn't an Accutane teenager or anything -- but at 26, I'm still getting pretty regular zits. I know that part of the reason for that is that I'm sloppy with my skin care. I forget to take my make-up off before I go to bed sometimes, I pick at my face -- you've probably all been there! So, as of this week, I've bought some new products and am ready to go! Here's what I'm using!

In the mornings:

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash. (As you'll soon figure out in this post, I live and die by Neutrogena products!) I've also seen this recently in a pink grapefruit scent that I really want to try.

And in the evenings...

First, Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes. These make it so easy to get all of my make-up off, even my eye make-up (it's labeled "opthamalogist tested," so I feel like it's safe for my eyes). These smell good, too. And then...

Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser (to try to tighten up those pores and deep-clean my skin), finally followed by:

Spot Treatment Gel (to zap those ugly zits. I'm a professional, for goodness sake!)

So, fingers crossed -- I'm still getting zits here and there, but that's really normal for me in the summertime. But so far I'm already noticing that my skin is smoother and less blotchy ... we'll hope it continues to improve!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hello, Blog World!

My first post here at Pashminas and Prose ... so exciting! More from me soon...