Monday, January 30, 2012

Seattle woman marries a building

I totally love out-there hippies, so I find this story really interesting.

My main objection is the singing of Jack Johnson during the ceremony

Babylonia Aivaz (awesome name, yes?) married a warehouse in Seattle at 10th Avenue and Union Street on Sunday, January 29, 2012.

She claims to be part of the Occupy Seattle protest, and she wants the building to be reclaimed as community space. Roughly 30 people attended the event, which was (my assumption:) organized to stop the demolition of the 107-year-old building. The building will be demolished to make way for new apartments.

The building is forced to say “I Do”

Aivaz claims the wedding is a gay union, because the building is a woman. Protesters were present because they are upset that she’s hurting the same-sex wedding cause…because buildings aren’t people, and this sounds like fodder for one of those  “What if people tried to marry snakes!!?” arguments.

Protesters, doin’ what they do.

So, what’s the point to all of this? I don’t know, Man. Seattle’s a funny place. Maybe it makes sense there.


I 100% support the right to protest things that seem unfair, but marrying a building is pointless, and protecting this grubby building from a timely demise is weird. It’s too bad they didn’t spend the same effort into figuring out actual plans for a community-positive function for the building. Maybe they could have gotten the neighborhood to rally behind them. It smells like fame-whoring to me.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Heidi Klum and Seal to rob the world of their love

The news of Heidi Klum and Seal’s divorce is SUCH A DOWNER, right? I loved them, their adorable children, and their crazy parties.

I only discovered their annual themed anniversary parties last year, and I remember looking forward to all the themes to come because it seemed like they were so great together.

“In a statement Sunday night, the power couple announced their separation after rumors swirled over the weekend that a divorce was imminent.

While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul searching we have decided to separate," the joint statement read. "We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition. We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children's sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy."


Their sexay video.

I guess Ric Ocasek (of the Cars) and Paulina Porizkova are our only hope for musician/model eternal love. They’ve got some cute kids too.

This pic is from 2006. I’m just assuming the kids are still cute.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Funny–passport stupidity

Found via my #1 timewaster Reddit, here’s a little nugget of dumbness from Yahoo! Answers.


If you’re grown-up enough to get married, maybe you should be smart enough to do a little Internet sleuthing on your own, no?

I wonder if they truly tried to exchange their Dollars for Puka shells.

Happy weekend!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Post Secret wedding secrets

There were a few wedding related secrets posted to Post Secret this weekend. Every secret gives me a new opportunity to see the world through a stranger's eyes.

Post card reads I've been married for 8 months. My parents don't know...and I honestly don't think they deserve to.
It would really hurt me to have non-involved parents. I love my family so much - it would be so sad to get married and not tell them. But if the secret sender thinks they're undeserving, then it seems like the right decision. Even if it is a tough one.

I used to hate people who got married just because they liked the "idea" of a spouse. Now I think I've become one...
What is this person saying? Does she now hate herself for becoming "one of those"? Getting married to an idea is not a solid marriage foundation, but maybe it's right for both of them. I think if everyone waits for their exact, perfect, ideal person, none of us would ever get married. 

Don't marry him, He is gay!! On back: I wish it was my place to tell you.
Some Googling tells me that the Locust on the Park apartment building is in Philadelphia. I think the sender is trying to get the attention of the future bride. This one makes a mess of a situation in my brain. I'm glad that the sender knows his/her place in someone else's relationship (i.e. to stay out of it).

What do you think? Do you also read Post Secret and imagine yourself each scenario? Do you judge the post card senders, or do you try to put yourself in that person's place?


Friday, January 6, 2012

Slow trainwreck destroys cake

It's obvious that this video will end in disaster. When I first watched it, I was curious to see what type of disaster it would be.

The cake comes out on a trolley, and the woman immediately gets to work lighting the scary sparkler candles. Terrible music plays as she makes faces and attempts to get more than three of the candles lit. Slowly, she works that match around the whole cake. She never successfully gets more candles lit, so she gives up and s-l-o-w-l-y pushes the trolley into the banquet hall to present it to the guests and...

splat. Dead cake. It's all over.

Total boner jam. No cake, sad guests.

 Initially I thought it seemed pretty stupid to light a cake on fire, but now that I've seen it done properly, I want a fiery birthday cake.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sinead calling off divorce

Happy New Year!

In case you missed it: everyone is getting divorced. Katy Perry minus Russell Brand, Sinead O'Connor minus Some Guy...wait, no, now they want to be married again.

Just a week after announcing her fourth marriage was over after just 16 days, it appears Sinead O'Connor has changed her mind. The giddy singer, 45, took to her newly re-opened Twitter account in the early hours of this morning to reveal she was reconciling with her husband Barry Herridge.

In rather revealing messages, the Irish star said the couple had been 'love-making'. Admitting they rushed down the aisle following their Las Vegas nuptials on December 8 after just four months of dating, O'Connor explained they would be 'boyfriend and girlfriend again' - despite still being legally wed.

Under her Twitter handle 'vampyahslayah' [ugh], The Nothing Compares 2 U star wrote: 'Guess who had a mad love making affair with her own husband last night? 'Yay!!! we decided to be boyfriend and girlfriend again an (sic) stay married but we did rush, so we gonna return to b friend g friend and be sickenly (sic) happy an go counsellin (sic) an move in like a yr like regular people... 'But stay married an we all in love an f**k every other motherf**ker who don't like it.. so me all happy!! me love me hubby.. he love me... f**k who no like it.. God is good!'

Her writing style makes me hate her more. 

O'Connor revealed the couple's marriage had ended in a lengthy statement on her official website on Boxing Day. In fact, they had only lived together as husband and wife for seven days following the ceremony at the Little White Wedding Chapel.

Initially, she blamed the 'intense pressure' on the couple and admitted his friends and family were unhappy with the union. A few days later, she revealed their relationship ran into problems immediately after the ceremony when she went on a hunt around Las Vegas for cannabis.

She told The Sun: 'We ended up in a cab in some place that was quite dangerous. 'I wasn't scared - but he's a drugs counsellor. What was I thinking? 'Then I was handed a load of crack. Barry was very frightened — that kind of messed everything up a bit really.' She met drug counsellor Barry, 38, after he replied to her online blog in September in which she said that she was 'sex-starved' and asked potential suitors to apply.

Clearly happy with her reignited lovelife, she later added on Twitter: 'So Sinead got laid!!!... and all well. 'Yay!!! me husband is a big hairy cave man an (sic) came to claim me with his club : ) and now I'm in cave-land.. yay!! We both go panto!' Herridge is the latest husband in a list of short-lived marriages for the unlucky-in-love star. She was previous wed and had a son Jake with musician John Reynolds in the late 80s, journalist Nick Sommerland from 2001-2004 and musician Steve Cooney in 2010 - which ended less than a year later. She also had a lengthy on/off relationship with Dermott Hayes and another that lasted about a year from 2006 and 2007 with Frank Bonadio, who is the father of her son Yeshua, four.

I normally really enjoy crazy women with strong personalities (hence my unending interest in the life of Courtney Love), but Sinead O'Connor isn't one of those women. Why would anyone take a drug counselor to buy crack - unintentionally or not. And what counselor marries a woman based on a blog post?!