Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wanted BFF and Baby's Daddy: The Prequel

Before there was Wanted BFF and Baby's Daddy (and obviously before there was Wanted BFF and Baby's Daddy: Part Deux because that's how prequels work. It is before the sequels because it is before the original. If you still aren't sure how it works, open a new tab and google it now!) comes Wanted BFF and Baby's Daddy: The Prequel.

These ladies and I need to talk music whilst braiding each other's hair:

Esthero


Sia


Nina Persson


Anne Litt


These men and I should kick it:

Simon Pegg


David Boreanaz


Ethan Hawke


Paul Walker



Hey, You can be a part of this list too.
Just send in your photo and top three reason why, and also some money, and cookies, and a pony to:

"Hey, YC, I am cool too! and I have a pony for you"
P.O. Box 1234
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Please send pony with food and toys, or whatever it is ponies do for fun.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Non. Je ne l'ai pas besoin. J'ai déjà fait pipi moi-même en plain air.

French is neat. I don’t remember when it was exactly that I fell in like with the language. I’m not ready for love yet. I’m keeping my options open. There are plenty of other languages in the language sea. No rush to settle down with just one. Maybe it was that my high school only offered Spanish (eh, I know that one already), Japanese (heard horror stories of both the teacher and the difficulty of learning it), and French (pretty, pretty French), that the choice was kinda made for me. I knew I liked wine and cheese and maybe, if I can be honest with myself, I just wanted to learn the correct pronunciation of “voulez- vous coucher avec moi?”, not to whore it up, mom, but really to open up my karaoke choices by going for Lady Marmalade for once. (Note: unless singer in Rock Band counts, I have never karaoke’ed in my life. Not that I wouldn’t. I just have not been in the position to do it)

“I learned three years of French too,” I said to my coworker when I was trying to convince her we should speak French in the office so we can, in a way, talk in code when speaking in front of others. You can see based on how I said this to her that I should’ve had English class a little longer.

“But you sound French-y, and I have forgotten a lot of it already. I never practice.” She resisted.

“Thank you! Can I tell people I’m actually French and not Mexican then? And also, I haven’t had French for a lot longer than you. You graduated like, what, yesterday? And my high school reunion is next year—woah! I think I need to go cry in the restroom,” I say to her dropping the idea of secret conversations in front of people at work. All I wanted was to feel like what the nail salon ladies feel when they talk to each other in their language while they do your nails. Was that too much to ask for?

Those who have heard me speak French, have given me the compliment “you sound French-y.” I’m pretty sure, though, that to a French person I must sound horrible. I totally lucked out with the teacher. Mrs. Fundukian (I wonder if she has a facebook) was the best! She was the reason why I still remember a lot of what I learned…well, also that I talk to myself a lot in public and I do it in French so people can think I’m crazy, but also French.

What I remember most about class were the dreaded presentations/conversations we had to do all the time. No one liked those. The one that sticks out in my memory the most is the one we did when we were learning the vocab for things found and used in the bathroom. I don’t recall who was in my team, but I remember it was all girls. Immediately I thought of making our presentation be about how all the other girls had dates to go to and were rushing in and out of the bathroom to get ready, while I kept getting pushed last in line and I really had to pee (little did I know this was foretelling of my adult years). For those old classmates who may be reading this, if you remember my pee dance during this, I will have you know that I have perfected that dance. I was even a finalist on “So You Think You Can Pee Pee Dance” but the show never got picked up by the networks. For those of you who weren’t in my French class, our presentation ended with me suddenly standing very still and upon being told that the bathroom was all mine, I replied “Non. Je ne l'ai pas besoin. J'ai déjà fait pipi moi-même en plain air.” I don’t think you have to know French to know what happened there.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wanted BFF and Baby's Daddy: Part Deux

From the people who brought you Wanted BFF and Baby's Daddy comes the sequel "Wanted BFF and Baby's Daddy: Part Deux"

In a world where awesome people are scarce. (Let's face it, most people are pretty mean, and also boring.)

These ladies need to stop messing around and hang out with me.

Sloane Crosley


Mindy Kaling


Amy Poehler


Kristen Wiig



These men need to all marry me and become brother-husbands...or whatever the 'sister-wives' male equivalent is, that is what they need to be.

Ryan Reynolds


Chris Evans


Jamie Cullum


Jimmy Shaw




If you feel that you have been snubbed once again and would like to be considered for future BFF/Baby's Daddy lists, write to:

"Hey, Y.C., Why not me? and here, have this money."
P.O. Box 555
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Send in your best photograph and top three reasons why you should be considered.
Also, no more cookies. I'm trying to eat healthier, and turns out, I make even better decisions when people give me money.