Friday, July 30, 2010

This Week's Celeb Rebel Deb: BioDiesel Guy

... for reminding us all that investing in cleaner, 21st-century energies instead of clinging to destructive 20th-century greed will help us to:

1) End our reliance upon foreign oil, and with it our

2) Collective funding of potential terrorist/extremist groups; thereby,

3) Reducing the proportion of our tax dollars reserved for federal acts of wars, and -- oh YEAH! I almost forgot...

4) Save our planet from certain destruction and ALL OF US -- Democrats and Republicans -- from DEATH.

Because, really, who cares about keeping party lines when we have no fresh water left to drink and no clean air left to breathe? Apparently no one. At least, no one in Congress or any commentators on FOX news.

And now back to what Americans really care about: Lindsey Lohan's obvious alcoholism...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ah, to Be Loved.... :)

monday, july 19, 2010

Considering that The Love List's subtitle reads "Southern living for the rebellious debutante," reading Anna Field's Confessions of a Rebel Debutante was imminent. I admit that I began the book with a touch of a bias, expecting it to be one of those self-important, "too cool for school" autobiographies. I was definitely off in my judgment. Sure, Anna tells her fair share of defiant tales, but the book left me wishing I was a little less inhibited and had a touch more of her courage and spunk. One of my favorite parts on the book was in the very beginning, when Anna listed life lessons learned by a local waitress. A few of them include:
  1. Be kind. Everyone you know is fighting her own silent battle.
  2. If you stop accepting "no" in life, you might start getting a different answer.
  3. You won't find any answers in a bar, but if you stay a while and drink enough, you might just forget the questions.
Overall, the book is a lighthearted, entertaining read, but watch out for a couple of crushing parts. (I won't spoil it here!) A perfect poolside companion, Confessions of a Rebel Debutante will leave you wishing you could have been Anna's partner in crime, shaking the pretentious world of Cotillion school and debutante balls with style. -Katie Diaz

Monday, July 12, 2010

All Hail Paul, the Oracle Octopus!

Eight picks, eight correct, eight tentacles. Paul the Oracle Octopus is clearly the biggest winner of the World Cup after recording a perfect prognostication record whether he knows it or not (he probably doesn't).

The big question was whether Paul's predictive superpowers would translate to the final - the first match he was asked to predict that did not involve his native Germany. But such piddly concerns did not bother Paul. Mostly because he's an octopus. Just as he predicted, the European champions Spain became world champions for the first time with an Andres Iniesta goal in extra time. And as the Spanish celebrated, Paul floated in his tank, sure of his genius and probably craving a fresh clam.

Since Paul is an international celebrity of the highest order now, everyone wants a piece of him - both literally and figuratively. Italy is trying to claim that he was caught in Italian waters, Spanish businessmen are trying to buy him for €30,000 ($38,000), and Dutch priests tried to dismiss him.

But in Spain, Paul is an icon. The Spanish prime minister has already spoken of his desire to protect "Pulpo Paul" and the mock up of a new version of Spain's flag could be dangerously close to becoming real.

So what becomes of Paul now? Well, he'll probably continue to live out the remainder of his days at the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, no longer forced to pick his food out of flag-covered boxes while surrounded by an obscene number of media types. He will swim at his leisure and continue to be oblivious to the existence of sports. He will retire a winner and a global sensation - what every other octopus (and even a few pundits) wishes they could be.

All hail Paul.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Happy Birthday, (Kevin) Bacon!

Right now, KB's thinking, "Wait... you actually take time out of your busy life to celebrate my birthday? Who's got two thumbs and an a*#hole? This guy!"

Everything tastes better with (Kevin) bacon! So happy birthday, Senor Footloose. My thumbs have never been better employed. :)

Rebel Deb

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Rebel Deb Gets Some SKIRT! (Magazine) :)

Anna Fields – Rebel Debutante

Stephanie King

I’m a Feminist because…

“…I’m asked "Why do we need Feminism anymore?" by women so comfortable in their present that they forget our past. Because my great-grandmother couldn’t vote. Because my grandmother couldn’t get a legal abortion. Because watching Entourage makes me want to stop writing for television. But most of all, because I’m a Rebel Debutante.”

Anna is a television writer, author, and former personal assistant to Diana Ross and “Real Housewife of New York,” Jill Zarin. Her first book, Confessions of a Rebel Debutante is available now.