5 Things I’m Smitten With 55

Web Therapy
Friends started the year before I was scheduled to graduate from High School. It was the coolest new show of it’s time. These six companions made up one of the first true ‘ensemble’ shows on television, and while Rachel, Ross, Monica, Joey, and Chandler are all great- it was Phoebe Buffay (aka Lisa Kudrow) that I tuned in for every week. Life after Friends, led to various movie rolls, and eventually the sitcom- The Comeback. Lisa’s D-grade actress character- Valerie Cherish, was hopelessly tragic and almost sickening to watch at times, but genius all the same. While I found it difficult to endure watching Valerie in her pathetic pursuit for stardom, let’s face it- Lisa Kudrow is laugh-out-loud funny. She comes from improvisation rootstock, so it’s no surprise her newest brainchild, Web Therapy takes her back to the source. Initially a webisode, Web Therapy centers around Fiona Wallice. Fiona, a restless therapist, discovers a way to make a 50 minute face-to-face session into a three minute video chat. Mostly improvised by Kudrow and her star-studded cast, the show will leave you in stitches. This is not to be missed.

 

Bed Intruder Tribute
I know you remember this. Huntsville, Alabama- Antoine Dodson was interviewed on a local T.V. station about the attempted rape of his sister. The interview, entertaining in it’s own right, blew up on YouTube, and captured the attention of the music group The Gregory Brothers. They tweeked the interview and used auto tune to amp it up into a catchy viral song and music video. The video was viewed over 84 million times and was the most popular video of 2010. Now the song has been taken to another level with a Tribute Album featuring thirteen different versions of the sought-after mix. There’s the original version (of course), along with a rock, jazz, a cappella, piano, and even ukulele rendition. Not only is this great entertainment, it’s great music, and the money is split 50/50 with the Dobson family. No harm, no foul. Just some good fun.

 

Style Mint
Who wouldn’t want to be styled by a professional designer? Pretty much everyone I know, but not many in mind could afford it. Now with StyleMint you can personalize t-shirts and styling options for peanuts. The dynamic fashion duo, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen design some of the coolest t-shirts, with the perfect fit, and match you with your ideal one. Visit the site, create a profile based on your style preferences, retail-therapy choices, and voila- see what the twins have for you. Each tee is only $29.99 with free shipping. Little cost for lots of great looks.

 

My New Desk
I have been obsessed with having a mirrored desk ever since I first laid eyes on a Horchow. Completely out of my price range, I set to work to locate the knock-off. One of my favorite home design blogs- Copy Cat Chic featured one from Pier 1. I rushed to find it, and sadly it was sold out- everywhere!!! I didn’t give up, oh no, and located a replacement on Amazon. This was it! I promptly ordered the affordable version, only to discover that it was on back-order. For THREE months! I was patient and it’s paid off. Last week my mirrored fantasy arrived, and I couldn’t be happier.

Alignyo Contest
A few months ago, I featured Alignyo. This week they’re back with another chance to win 3 months of some of the best yoga in NYC for you and a kindred spirit. All you have to do is visit their site, sign up for the “in the know” guide, and cross your pinkies and toes. You won’t be disappointed with getting alignyo in your inbox every week. It has expert reviews of yoga classes all over the city, and the opportunity to meet some of those most inspiring teachers. Enter this win-win contest here.