The 2013 Groundhog Day Live-Tweet

  1. Despite the fact that my iphone went mental and I’ve had three hours of sleep, I am up and ready to tweet #groundhog2013
  2. Oh duh. Maybe I click on the button that says GROUNDHOG DAY LIVE WEBCAST CLICK HERE! #groundhog2013
  3. These fireworks are pretty spectacular, especially when they are accompanied by the BeeGees. #groundhog2013
  4. Oh wait they are introducing the CPR staff which is why they are playing “Staying Alive” #punxsutawnyrules
  5. But in all seriousness I do not feel comfortable learning CPR from a man in a Groundhog hat to “staying alive” while they shout “push hard!”
  6. “Push Hard! Push Hard! Push Hard! We’re Getting Close to Phil! This is Staying Alive By The BeeGees! We Want YOU to Be Staying Alive!”
  7. The man who wrote Groundhog Day is in the audience and they are playing audio of Bill Murray’s lines in honor of this genius. #groundhog2013
  8. Did you know it’s the 20th anniversary of #GroundhogDaythemovie? That’s cool, though I thought it was older.
  9. The inner circle has arrived! They are about to bring Phil out! #groundhog2013
  10. In case you are wondering, yes, I did make a list of all possible hastags to use last night.
  11. But they are singing “I want Phil, Phil, Phil” Well, ovbi, some 800 people want to see Phil – you’re not special. #groundhog2013
  12. Some day, I too will stand in the freezing cold early morning with hundreds of people waiting for an animal to tell me the weather.
  13. Apparently there is no Hannah and Dylan in all of #punxsutawny to come onstage with #FakeBluesBrothers
  14. A rousing round of applause for #FakeBluesBrothers but now it’s time to explain the bus rules for everyone.
  15. Explaining the Exit rules must mean it’s time for #phil at #gobblersknob, right?
  16. Do you think that being a #FakeBluesBrothers is like a stepping stone to being apart of #TheInnerCircle?
  17. The sun is rising on #gobblersknob and it’s almost time for Phil to emerge!
  18. Ok, it’s fine. A little lag-y but hopefully I can still see the #prognostication#groundhog2013
  19. Ok, almost back up and running. #TheInnerCircle is leading the Groundhog Pledge!
  20. Can’t help wondering if it would be more interesting if #TheInnerCircle was wearing the Groundhog Hats the CPR guys had….
  21. Nah, I like their top hats. But it’s always good to question tradition. Like in Fiddler on the Roof. #lifelessons
  22. (side note: am I the only person who puts commas between multiple hashtags?)
  23. #PHIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  24. The podcast is working now and they are playing Rusted Root’s Send Me On My Way on #gobblersknob.
  25. Phil really is adorable. I desperately want to cuddle him. #groundhog2013
  26. Well, that seems to be it. If you are at #punxsutawny, I’m totes jelly and I hope you have an awesome day with #phil.
  27. If you are at home and that home is not #punxsutawny, Happy Saturday and remember it’s only #4moreweeksofwinter
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Monthly Obsessions #1 – January

Welcome FabNerds! Today marks the beginning of a exciting new segment here at Nerdy and Fabulous Headquarters – Monthly Obsessions. This is where I get to share the FIVE THINGS I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT DAY AND NIGHT FOR THE LAST MONTH. If you can’t tell, I’m really stoked to share these things. So, as a clichéd cheerleader would say: “Ready? OK!”

1. Baby Lips

So I don’t know why this commercial totally captivated me this month, but it did. I think it’s a combination of my love of lip products and the fact that this new chap stick from Maybelline looks like grown up Bonne Bell Lip Smackers*…Anyway, I am in love. I only have the peppermint flavor right now (the green one) because everything else was sold out, but it is amazing. It’s smooth and refreshing. I also have this delusion that when I put it one it makes my breath fresh. It doesn’t, but it does make me feel better.

2. Argo: The Ben Affleck Story

OK, so I touched on this briefly in my last post, but I’m like totally obsessed and proud of this good ol’ Boston boy. Let’s do a quick recap of his life, shall we: Brother to Casey. Best Friends with Matt Damon. Starts the acting thing. Writes Good Will Hunting with him (so we are told, though I still don’t believe he did much). Wins an Oscar. Does some blockbusters. Everyone is comparing him to Matt, who is making some pretty deep films (relatively speaking).

And then it just goes down hill. Bennifer happens. He makes Daredevil and a slew of other crap movies.  He is the basically the screw up. Then he marries Sydney Bristo- I mean Jennifer Gardner and has a couple kids and starts directing. Though Gone Baby Gone and The Town were both fairly well-received they were also fairly predictable Boston movies, which for some reason are really in vogue right now. But then there’s Argo and it’s like zing! He’s actually really talented. It’s a wonderful underdog story – minus the Oscar snub. But he’s winning everything else so he should be proud. Way to go Ben.

3.  The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Aka. The thing that defines and consumes my life. No, really. For those who don’t know, LBD (as we of the fandom call it) is an interactive web adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Here Lizzie is an American grad student who keeps a video blog where she talks about her friends, her sisters, her marriage-obsessed mother, and -of course- the mysterious douche bag known as Darcy (Lizzie’s words, not mine). What’s kind of awesome about it is that the story spans through all sorts of online media. The character’s have facebooks and tumblrs and, most importantly twitter. Well, most important for me anyway. Literally when a character tweets my world stops and I have to stare at it for hours and hours until another character tweets and so on and so forth.

It’s a fabulous retelling of an already fabulous story. I can’t really say anymore because then I’ll never get anything done. If you haven’t started watching yet, here’s the first episode. If you are already a fan, tweet me @TheFabJessGoing and we can talk about what’s happening with Lydia.

4. This is My Jam

I learned about this sweet website from a fictional LBD character’s twitter and I realize I should be more ashamed of that, but I can’t be because it’s too cool. This is my Jam let’s you pick the one song you are currently obsessed with (totally up my alley already) and share it with your friends. You can only pick one song a week so it’s kind of a big deal, but it all gets added to your ultimate playlist. Really cool. You should all join and follow me. This is not just a ploy for followers, but it really is.

5. Pitch Perfect

I just saw this movie a few nights ago and it is Aca-perfect. This funny, sweet campy movie about collegiate Acapella is everything that I secretly loved in high school. Just watch this clip and you’ll see that it is amazing.

So that was our first Monthly Obsession. What’d we think? Now I’m late for class** so I gotta end it here.

See you Friday,

Jess

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*I tried to find a Lip Smackers commercial to compare to the Baby Lips one, but all I found were these weird tributes to the 80s classic. If you have a lot of free time on your hands you should check it out.

**Don’t worry Mom, I’m not really late.