Saturday, August 11, 2012

And may all your Sassurdays be... SASSY!!!

You are so beautifullll to meeeeeeee!!!!!!! (x)
Dear readers, 

As you all well know by now, we love our good King Fassy. We love the ALL CAPS FEELINGS his sharky smile gives us, a swoon worthy period piece with our tea, inspirational heroines, and an ever-growing list of fictional boyfriends. Basically, we love everything about Victorian Swag from melty chocolate eyes induced by Mr. Darcy to the smelling salts we bust out any time Prince Eddie graces the screen and, yes, even the arguments we get into over which adaptation of a classic is best. We have so enjoyed fan-flailing about all these things to you and hearing what you have to say. But with a busy fall creeping up on us, new jobs, and all the adult-life chaos Peter Pan won't seem to save us from (despite peanut butter cookie and thimble kisses bribes), we have come to the heart-breaking conclusion that it's time, for now at least, to say goodbye to the blog. We hate that this is so abrupt, but this week proved that as a group we simply can't produce the kind of material we want to be able to anymore. That being said, you can find us all on tumblr (see links below) and we'd love to stay in touch and simultaneously *heart-clutch* over Masterpiece Classic and Tom Hiddleston's face!

Thank you for being such a superb audience! We have truly enjoyed every moment of it.

Keep it sassy!

xoxo,

Ali, Mariah, Sally, & Sarah


Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday We're in Love!

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Mariah's Pick: Wednesday night, in the midst of a great life-changing adventure, I was able to take a much needed break and head to The Fabulous Fox Theatre. What for, you ask? Why, to see none other than the great Cathy Rigby as the boy who never grew up (I'm so excited I can cross that childhood dream off my list!)

Sally's Pick: Um WOW, out-of-left-field Teen Wolf, where have you been in my life? This week I caved and jumped the fan-wagon and... can I get a fist pump for bromance and witty scripts and paranormal activity?! I can't believe how much I love the underdog Stiles and bad boy Jackson in so little time! *heart-clutch*

Sarah's Pick: Sarah's pick:  I love zumba.  It makes me feel like I actually have rhythm (which I don't), and it doesn't feel like exercise.  This week, though, something happened that made me love it even more.  We did the wobble as our warm up.  Yeah, that happened. 

Ali's Pick: This past weekend I got to go home to St. Louis to see my friend's brand new baby boy!  I also had the honor of taking his newborn pictures and, let me tell you, he is a CUTIE!  New babies are just awesome.  

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FACE: Michael Phelps

Aww yeah, Baltimore bullet! (x)
Perhaps it was obvious to the world when I went to see you swim in Disney's Swim With the Stars tour after the Athens Olympics and sah-wooned when you high-fived me afterward. Goodness knows it was evident to everyone who ever walked in my room and saw the Wheaties box, the signed shirt, the newspaper clippings, collaged agenda, and life-size poster of your wingspan on my wall. Or maybe it was at its most glaring when I declared you to be a Greek god during an oral presentation in a college French class. But... ya kinda coined FAN-FLAILING for me! Yours was a household name long before I was jumping on a couch watching you swim on television, before you changed the face of the sport forever and graced the cover of Sports Illustrated with eight incredibly won gold medals after Beijing. And just when the world seemed to be making way for a new star, you go and win four golds and two silvers, proving that you're still a force to be reckoned with just like I knew you would. Now the most decorated Olympian of all time, we must say the ridiculously obvious thing here... Congrats, Michael! Congratulations on a stellar career, those races that kept us on our toes, your priceless reactions, and, of course, congrats on your face! You're golden.

Monday, August 6, 2012

M'Lady Lois Lane

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Consider this post an unbridled fan flail dedicated to one of my favorite and most kick-ass fictional female characters of all time: Lois Lane. Not only was she Superman/Clark Kent's girlfriend (and for most of us mere mortals, that would have been enough) she was also a brilliant and fearless investigative journalist for the Daily Planet, a trusty sidekick to the Man of Steel (when she disnt need rescuing, of course) and was incredibly sarcastic. I admit that I am a bit of a lady nerd and I harbor a soft spot for comic book heroes and their supporting characters.  I spent most of my free time in grad school making my way through every season of Smallville available online. I have seen every Superman movie ever made (and most of the Saturday cartoons as well); I even watched the awesome series Lois and Clark for years.  My dedication runs deep.  That being said it should come as no surprise that I am beyond smelling salts excited for the upcoming Man of Steel starring Henry Cavil. Two trailers have already been released!  At the end of the day it really comes down to the fact that I just want to be Lois Lane.  I enjoy hanging around the newsroom in pumps and pencil skirt, just waiting to nail Lex Luther while my boyfriend changes into his cape in a phone booth. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

It's Sassurday!

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Venture Magazine has named Michael Fassbender number 95 of the "100 Most Valuable Movie Stars."  Ok, we all knew that, and I personally think that he should have been higher on the list.  However, they softened the blow by acknowledging that he was snubbed at the Oscars for his performance in Shame and by naming him "The Ascendant" that is the "actor's actor."  I have a feeling that his upcoming film schedule, he will rank a little higher on the list next year and win an Oscar.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday We're in Love!

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Sally's Pick: MUAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To say I've been fist pumping like mad over my long-time beloved Michael Phelps this week would literally be the understatement of the year. While it's been an absolute thrill seeing him in the water (PHWOAR!!!!! esp. slow-mo replays of the butterfly- eeep!), breaking records, racking up more medals than any other Olympian, and being the total BAMF I know him to be, I can't wait to give the champion of my heart a proper Baltimore welcome-home! *purposefully fainting into the nearest pool*

Ali's Pick: I have lost so much sleep this past week staying up to watch prime time Olympic coverage and I have loved every minute of it!  Gymnastics is what I wait four years to watch and I would be lying if I told you that I didn’t tear up when the women’s gymnastics team won the all-around Gold Medal.   IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!  

Sarah's pick: I think I speak for most everyone in the world when I say that I have pretty much only gone to work and watched the Olympics all week.  I have also realized that a 25-year-old body does not bounce back as easily as a 24-year-old one when it comes to staying up late every night to watch gymnastics and swimming.  But honestly, Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian, Conor Dwyer, James Magnussen (the honorary Aussie), Missy Franklin, and Gabby Douglas are all worth it.  GO USA!!!

Mariah's Pick: I have two words for you: DISNEY WORLD. Which means I'm going to be eating Dole Whip, Mickey-shaped rice Krispie treats, and turkey legs to my hearts's content. Try not to be too terribly jealous. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

To Judge or Not to Judge: The Glass Virgin

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Next up we have The Glass Virgin. First off, can I just ask... Who is Catherine Cookson and why do all her novels-turned-movies have posters that look like they were chopped together in a middle school Photoshop class? They're all exactly the same! Except this one's lime green. Nothing says 'period piece' like lime green, am I right? I'm not sure whether I would question Ms. Cookson about these sad designs or the titles first. As you may see in Netflix, there are about a hundred of her same-poster movies. So how did I narrow it down? Simple: it was the title. The Glass Virgin? I mean, come on! How could I say no? What does it mean? I've been sitting here staring at the cover screaming, "WHAT DOES IT MEAN?" over and over again. Is she emotionally sensitive? Does she collect Mary figurines? I don't understand! But she obviously has one very big problem and that is a very creepy man with excessively curly, and thus excessively creepy, hair and chops. Is he some wealthy lovestruck fool intent on marrying her? Yes. I'm betting this girl has been saving herself not only for love, but a little adventure and Mr. Right-There-Leering is not who she had in mind. I'm further betting she meets a pauper with a delightful personality and sweet digs under the nearest bridge. Let's see how far off I am and press play!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

(Mostly) Obscure Fairy Tales: The Light Princess


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Welcome back to the wonderful, and very often weird, world of obscure fairy tales!  This week's tale hails from Scotland.  Written by George MacDonald and published in 1964, it is a very funny take on many classic fairy tale principles. I really enjoyed this one because of its elements of anti-gravitational awesomeness and the fact that the princess loves to swim.  Those are my reasons and I am sticking with them.  I also found the premise hilarious:  case in point, the best punishment the villain could think of was to make someone "lose their gravity."  I don't know about you, but that sounds less like a punishment and more like a wish come true to me.  But I suppose it can interfere when you are trying to woo a prince.  (A quick note before I begin the commentary: I by no means claim that these fairy tales are at all obscure.  My judgement as to their level of obscurity comes from the fact that I have personally never heard of them.  If you are already quite familiar with a tale or two in this series, you get extra points.)