Friday, May 30, 2008

My Weekend Crush

I’m shamelessly stealing this idea from Dorothy Surrenders, whose weekend crush this weekend is: Sara Ramirez, who was my weekend crush last week. Obviously, Dorothy expressed her love for Sara more eloquently than I did, but our message is the same: Sara is hot!!

You could consider this to be part 2 to last weekend’s crush. Brooke Smith plays the other half of Callica, resident heart surgeon Erica Hahn. Erica is uncompromised, tells both the Chief and McSteamy off and generally doesn’t like people she doesn’t know. But she’s made friends with Callie, for which tons of lesbians and Grey’s fans are grateful! I already posted this video, but in case you haven’t seen it yet, you should really check out this little interview with Brooke Smith about the first Callica kiss.

Brooke Smith appeared in The Silence of the Lambs and has guest-starred in numerous shows such as Weeds, Law & Order, Six Feet Under and Crossing Jordan (and many more). Smith was originally only cast as a guest-star in Grey’s Anatomy in five episodes in season 2 & 3 (2x25 – 2x27, 3x09 + 3x10). But, probably after Isaiah Washington got fired, the creators asked her back to become a series regular, starting from episode 4x05. She does an amazing job portraying the fierce, sometimes even rude Erica while still allowing her character to show her feelings – I especially loved the scene where Erica tells Callie she’s mad at her because she just disappeared on her, not because she’s sleeping with Sloan.

Brooke Smith has two daughters, 5-year-old Fanny and the adopted 7-months old Lucy. She has the most amazing blue eyes probably on TV right now, especially because she can put so much emotion into them. With her, I really have the feeling that the eyes are the windows to the soul (the pictures don’t do those eyes justice :-( ). What makes her even more crush-worthy in my eyes is that she has really great curly hair, which I totally dug! Even though the way the stylist styles her hair for Grey’s fits Erica’s character way better, I still love her curls!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

the three degrees of famous lesbians

I guess you all know the concept of "six degrees of separation" and we all know how small the lesbian world is. But, even though I know that, I was still surprised when I saw the following picture in Gala (#22, 21. Mai 08).

Samantha Ronson & Jodie Foster, New York
Picture from Gala

My first reaction was: They know each other?? According to the article, Ronson and Foster are close friends (Gala is usually credible, if they print rumors they usually say that it's a rumor). Which surprised me even more, because what do they have in common, apart from being famous and lesbians? And then I had to think of Shane and Bette (or maybe Tina?), who don't really have much in common either and are still pretty good friends. And the fact that they are close friends just shows that the lesbian world is really rather small. I guess you could easily link all famous lesbians in the US through 3 steps - even though Ellen is making it very easy, because she has interviewed a lot of lesbians. Anyways, I was very surprised to see that picture, because I've never seen it before and I also haven't read anything about those two being friends. I didn't even find the picture online, so I thought I'll share it with you and let you ponder about those two for a bit. Comments are appreciated!!

Sorry for the not-so-great quality, I scanned it and the picture in the magazine was small.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

it's getting hot in here, so take off all your cloths...

Today was the first really nice, sunny and hot day this year. Hot as in 30° Celsuis, or for Americans: 86° Fahrenheit. So, I went outside a bit in the later afternoon and still could only sit in the sun for about 45 minutes before I thought I was going to melt away. Obviously, this is the perfect weather for icecream and as I didn't have any at home - that can't be true, can it? - I went out to get some. I found this:

I thought Eskimo did not produce Brickerl anymore, but I guess I was wrong. I used to love this ice, because it was chocolate on the outside AND chocolate on the inside!! It also was the second-cheapest ice pop available, so perfect for my tight pocket money budget. While I ate my Brickerl and felt very happy, I thought about the famous Tschisi (picture at the top). This was a kids favourite when I was small, it was introduced in 1990 and taken off the market in 1998 (I think). Whenever I talk to people about icecream the conversation always leads us to Tschisi, which everybody seems to love. This special ice pop looked like it cheese, even had holes like cheese. I'm not really sure anymore what it tasted like, but it was good!!! So, while I was looking for pictures of Tschisi online, I came across an email someone had sent to Eskimo, asking them to bring Tschisi back. Apparently, the special technique with which they made the holes into the ice turned out to be a problem to the wooden sticks that hold the ice and they didn't want to risk any children getting any harm. So, they took Tschisi off the market. Google really is my friend, despite their not respecting any privacy.

On friday, there's going to be a party called "Sonnendeck" in my hometown, organised by the local lgbt-organization. I'm really looking forward to going there, because I'll see a lot of my friends again and I'm sure we'll have a blast. Lots of lesbians and gays and the best lesbian djs in town - what do you need more? I really hope that it'll stay this nice, because the party is mostly outside.

Monday, May 26, 2008

The L Word has spoiled me...

Screencap @ Home Of The Nutty

Last week on Grey's Anatomy's season finale, Callie Torres kissed Erica Hahn after a lot of talk about threesomes. Callie decided to be honest and allow her feelings and we'll see next season how that's going to work out for her. I was hoping that she would not continue to have meaningless sex with McSteamy, even though I liked the idea that she's really just using him and isn't at all interested in him. Usually, on tv, woman are not allowed to act that way (except for Samantha on Sex and the City). Anyways, Callie tries to explain to Erica how she feels, but is so overwhelmed that she can't express it other than by kissing Erica *Yay*.

Screencap @ me!

While the storyline and the pairing really made me dance around happily - for real! - their kisses were a bit disappointing. Here's the thing: on "The L Word", kisses are always so steamy and hot and French (hehe), that the Callica kisses seemed tame and tv-kissy. While I get it that it must be difficult for the actresses to be all "hot and bothered" with all the cameras, I still was disappointed. "The L Word" has spoiled me, especially Leisha Hailey and Rose Rollins, Jennifer Beals and Laurel Holloman.

Case in point #1

Case in point #2 - check out the 4:06 mark!!

I realise that Showtime is a very different to ABC, but still. I can't wait how the Callica relationship is going to turn out, because I really want to see some more action between Callie and Erica. Check out what Brooke Smith has to say about the first kiss! These two actresses are beautiful and hot and they just need a little more training *snicker*.

Update: AfterEllen has posted a mini-recap of the season Finale.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Soundtrack to my life

I tend to listen to the same cd/artist/song over and over again until I get sick of it. The latest music addiction is "Sky" by Joshua Radin feat. Ingrid Michaelson. They played that song on Grey's when Erica kissed Callie for the first time. That was when I fell in love with this song. Since then, "Sky" has been playing on my laptop ALL THE TIME. I'm a bit obsessed, I do realise that. But I so don't care :)


My Weekend Crush

I’m shamelessly stealing this idea from Dorothy Surrenders , whose weekend crush this weekend is: Jane Lynch. Yeah, Jane Lynch is hot and funny and you should definitely check out the We’re getting nowhere episode with her.

In case you don’t watch Grey’s Anatomy and don’t read AfterEllen, go to youtube and check out the “Callie and Erica” videos. Dr. Callie Torres is my favourite Grey’s character. She’s smart, she’s beautiful, she’s hot and she likes to break bones. Sara Ramirez is the actress who plays her. She went to Juillard, started out at Broadway, won a Tony for her role in “Spamelot” and then got offered a role in any ABC primetime show. Since she was a fan of Grey’s, she picked that show and ever since I just love her. She’s a great role model, because she’s not a size 0 and her character is very confident and dances around in underwear and goes to the toilet naked *snicker*. Ah, great moments on my tv!! Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Callie kissed Erica Hahn in the season finale. More about that will come later, check out AfterEllen for more. She also took part in the glaad campaign against discrimination and filmed one spot in Spanish.

There’s not a lot of information on Sara Ramirez private life online, so I have no idea whether she’s in a relationship, straight or lesbian (my fantasy). But one thing I know for sure: she’s gorgeous.

pictures from