You guys. I kind of failed on my I’m going to do more blog series biz throughout the year. I mean, I had a good run of my “for the love of” posts and one little blip of “the handsome series” but I kind of dropped the ball.
Anyways, I cannot help saying “OMG he is so handsome” every time I see Gunnar on ABC’s “Nashville.” And so I thought it was proper to revive this series now with him. So without further ado, here he is, the actor who plays the lovestruck Gunnar Scott, Sam Palladio.
If you haven’t been watching “Nashville”, I highly recommend you do. Because it’s so good. The music is amazing and the acting is great of course. There’s the mega country stars (played by favorites Connie Britton of FNL fame and Hayden Panettiere, girl indestructable), but then there’s these underdogs that you root for - Scarlett and Gunnar. And lemme just say, they are absolutely heavenly together when they sing.
It’s got this Civil Wars (<— RIP) feel to it with the folksy Silver Fleece sound. OMG. So good.
And he plays the guitar. And has a southern accent. And wears flannel shirts. It sort of makes me weak in the knees.
But what gets even more crazy, is the fact that these actors aren’t from Nashville - Claire Bowen is Australian and Sam Palladio is from the UK. How in the world are they nailing that accent?? So crazy.
Anyways - here’s a video of the duet they did in the pilot. It cuts through other scenes in the show, so sorry about Hayden’s character being a hoe bag. Hahahaha. She gets better. You know, character development over time.
More Handsome Series to come in the future … in the meantime, be sure to check out FOR THE LOVE OF SERIES. It’s my collection of lovely slash awesome ladies out there that I just want to give a shout out to.
I’ve been a long time fan of The Office and somehow without even knowing it, I’ve become a huge fan of of Mindy Kaling … aka Kelly Kapoor.
Who would’ve known all those culture-centric jokes in those episodes resonate so well with audiences? I’m sure she’s the one to credit for planking jokes, Twilight posters, and the ridiculousness of Kelly and Ryan’s relationship. And her dancing seriously gets me every time in these two clips: CPR Training and the Dunder Mifflin Theme Song
Anyways. her new book just premiered! I’ve had it on my Amazon Wish List for awhile and I almost forgot about it … until the Blogosphere took over and made sure none of us forgot.
She’s a brilliant writer. That has to be a given since some of best episodes of The Office were penned by her (“The Injury” where Michael steps on a George Foreman Grill, “The Dundies” and “Micheal’s Last Dundies” for memorable awards moments, and “Niagara Falls” where Jim & Pam get married”).
Here’s an excerpt from the book … and I totally agree.
Non-Traumatic Things That Have Made Me Cry
All women love Colin Firth: Mr. Darcy, Mark Darcy, George VI — at this point he could play the Craigslist Killer and people would be like, “Oh my God, the Craigslist Killer has the most boyish smile!” I love Colin Firth in everything, even as the obsessed, miffed, tortured non-Ralph Fiennes husband in The English Patient. But the role that makes me cry is Mark Darcy, from Bridget Jones’s Diary.
When we ﬁrst meet Mark, he’s kind of a, well, dick. He’s arrogant and judgmental and seems to take himself so seriously. But he is secretly wonderful (and not so secretly gorgeous). There is a part in the movie — I’ve seen it six or seven times, and I swear to God, every time I see it coming, I start tearing up in anticipation — when we ﬁrst see that Mark Darcy is not a bad guy. In fact, we see that he is the best guy ever.
Do you guys remember the scene when Bridget is sneaking out of the horrible couples dinner, having humiliated herself in front of all of her “smug marrieds”? And when she’s at the door, Mark stops her and he says, “I like you, very much. Just as you are.”
It’s ridiculous that I love this so much. It’s so simple. It’s not a witty, perfectly phrased, Ephron-y declaration by our charming, neurotic hero. It’s so … plain. But the idea is the most beautiful thing in the world. So, obviously, it makes me cry.
Anyways. Check out her book! And eat some pink cupcakes. I think that would be fitting :)
Natalie Tran is the #1 subscribed Australian youtuber. She’s asian. She’s hilarious. And her hair is so pretty it’s stupid.
And this week she was featured in a series in Forbes Magazine. If you know me at all, you know how much I love where creative meets business. It’s inspiring to follow all sorts of people who are making a mark on this world through unusual routes (Youtube, Etsy, blogging, etc). Things are done differently these days, without the traditional boundaries, and they’re a making a killing in the moneyz area. And that’s just them doing what they love …
Anyways. I read the article and thought it was awesome & had to share.
I’m a big fan of Ellie Kemper. She splashed onto the scenes not that long ago as the cutesy naive but also very lovable Erin Hannon on The Office. I’m always skeptical of new people being established on my favorite tv shows, but heck she’s growing on me.
But somewhere along the way I realized she’s amazingly hilarious. For many reasons:
The Office, of course - watching the misguided love connection between her and Andy Bernard is dashingly sweet.
because of the scene where she throws scissors … sorry, I can’t find that scene on YouTube :(