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Friday, July 30, 2010
Welcome to Mummy Mayhem's weekly Hot or Not.
Well, last week Matt Damon well and truly took home the "hot" title. Very popular lad that he is with all of you. ;)
This week's choice, Andy Garcia, came to me when walking past a jewellery store at my local Westfield. I saw a print ad of him selling watches or something. I'm not sure, because I was so taken with his good looks! (Oh wait - I found the pic. It WAS watches.)
Granted, the photo was no doubt airbrushed to death, but who cares? I've always thought Andy Garcia has that something special. He's quite magnetic on screen or something. I first really noticed him in When A Man Loves a Woman with Meg Ryan. And, of course, who could forget his role in The Godfather Part III and Oceans Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen? Of course, he isn't as young and thin and wrinkle-free as he used to be, but then, neither am I. ;)
What do you think? Is Andy Garcia hot, or not?
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Only problem? She discovered the name when her husband told her about his work colleague's young daughter...with that very name.
I asked Ami if she would like me to put the question on Ask Mummy Mayhem. Here's a snippet of what she wrote:
"So here’s my question. How far removed from someone do you have to be to use the same name? Obviously we would never name our kids the same as their first cousins or the same as our closest friend’s kids, because they would all spend lots of time together, and let’s be honest it would be pretty bloody confusing for all if there were 2 Streeter kids a couple of years apart with the same name.
But what if you don’t spend alot of time with someone whose child’s name you love? Let me explain it in the current situation that’s happening for me.
I was 85% maybe a little bit more sure that I was set on our girls name. Then hubby came home and was chatting about a work colleague who had bought their 12 month old daughter into work and how cute she was. As soon as the child’s name left his lips I was in love. I immediately thought that’s what I want to call my daughter. It’s so beautiful, and a little bit different, but still a proper name, if you know what I mean.
The problem? Well I think hubby is a little worried about using the same name as his work colleague because he sees the guy everyday and because his daughter is still very young. I, on the other hand don’t see any problems with it as our families don’t spend anytime together.
I do worry a little bit about looking like we’re ‘copying’, but ‘copying’ in a good way I think! Hubby mentioned that maybe if it had been on my list from the beginning then it might be different, but I didn’t think of it until he said this little girls name. My response was that you usually don’t think of names until you here them, or read them somewhere. Well that’s how it was for me anyway.
So, as always, what do you think? How precious are you about your kids names? And how far removed from someone do you think you have to be before it’s ok to borrow steal their baby names?!"
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Last week, Adrian Grenier received more of a lukewarm response than I imagined he would. You are tough critics readers! Not to worry Adrian - I'm sure you won't ever be short of admirers. ;)
I threw out a request on Twitter last night for some suggestions for this week's Hot or Not, and the winner is..... @NomiePT for choosing Matt Damon. Thanks lovely Nomie! (Thanks to all those who tweeted suggestions - I'll be keeping them on file for the future. ;) )
Actually, I've been thinking about Matt Damon for a while now. Not in some creepy I've-got-a-crush-on-him kinda way - I just thought he's a good contender for Hot or Not, because he's not, in my mind, one of the most obvious first choices, if you know what I mean.
I was never really particularly enamoured by Matt until he started doing the Bourne Identity movies. Hello! I like a bit of a tough guy - so yes...I think he definitely has something.
I also LOVE that he's not in to the whole paparazzi/gossip thing. Think about it: you rarely read about his personal life in the mags, do you? He seems like a down-to-earth family guy. Me likey. Oh - and the Ocean films - fantastic.
I found this clip for a movie Matt has made with Emily Blunt called The Adjustment Bureau.
Yeah - I have no idea what's going on in that film either.
But we're not here to discuss movies...we're here to vote. So - is Matt Damon hot, or not?
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
I’ve been neglecting the old recipe blog as of late (as well as my Family Movie Reviews one), but I will endeavor to put the recipe up on it in the next couple of days. (The kids and I saw Toy Story 3 on Saturday afternoon too, so I’ll review that for my movie review blog!) Stay tuned.)
Friday, July 16, 2010
Last week I put to you Tom Cruise. I expected, considering Tom's couch-jumping ways etc in recent years, that some of you may have lost the "hot" vibe for Tom. But it was nice to see that a number of ya'll still thought Tom had what it takes. Seems there's not much argument that the characters he plays are hot..it's just his personal life is, well, somewhat weird - hence, a little off-putting at times.
Seeing that Hubby is away at the mo, I've been indulging in a little tv/DVD viewing. I'm a big fan of HBO's Entourage. Just love it. Its very slick, and I love all the guest appearances (and the character, Ari Gold is just..gold). Hubby bought me Season 4 for Christmas. Unfortunately, I'd already seen it. He only returned it a couple of weeks ago, and came home with...The Fixer. (What the?) Well, actually, it was sold out. But I got lucky. Not only were there plenty in store the other day, but on special as well. ;)
In Entourage, Adrian plays the "star" attempting to conquer Hollywood. He really fits the role. I heard that prior to the show, he didn't really "do" tv. Well thank goodness he changed his mind, huh? And as my friend, Mardi, recently said: his eyes are amazing. (Not that I didn't notice, to be honest.)
I pretty much watched Season 5 of Entourage in one week, and then I heard Season 6 is coming out this month (in about a week from memory. I'd Google that for you, but I'm a bit lazy. Sorry). Hence, the timing is quite appropriate.
Here's the trailer for Season 6 of Entourage:
Adrian is not only an actor, but he's also an activist. Here's a clip I found the other night which shows Adrian talking about the threat of tuna becoming extinct:
So, what do you think? Is Adrian Grenier hot, or not?
The very gorgeous Thea over at Do I Really Wanna Blog? who passed on the The Versatile Blogger Award to me.
I also received this gorgeous award from Michelle over at Mummy From The Heart (isn't that just a gorgeous blog name?) and I'm so thrilled.
Michelle gave me this award as I'm one of four of her fave blogs at the moment. A HUGE thank you to you, Michelle. I may pass this on soon, so look out for that!
Secondly, I'd just like to say how happy I am that I recently (and rather belatedly) discovered my Google Reader. I've been reading and discovering a lot more blogs as of late, and I'm looking forward to getting to know all you beautiful bloggers out there I've 'met' to date, as well as getting to read more of your stuff! (Which is really what The Versatile Blogger Award is about - introducing blogs you've recently discovered, or bloggers who have recently discovered your blog.) Some weeks, I may not get to as many of your posts as I'd like to, but that's only because I have a busy life around here at Chez Ansted - especially with school holidays at the moment and Hubby cycling around the French Alps as I type this. (I know. He owes me BIG time.) But I will get there, because I love reading them all.
So, a BIG HOWDY not only to all my fellow bloggers, but also to ALL my fabulous Mummy Mayhem readers (bloggers or otherwise) out there. If I could give you ALL an award, I would, so instead, please accept my gratitude that you're popping in here.
Oh, and...please - come back later this morning for this week's Hot or Not?