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October 1, 2010 / thelittleone.

Speck See Thru Satin Cover Review

After much trawling through the internet for reviews and the like of the Speck See Thru Satin Cover, I decided I would buy one for my Macbook Pro. I have to say, I love it!! It’s amazing, and though the picture doesn’t do it justice, the red colour I chose is amazing.

I’ve been seeing these covers around Uni since I arrived here and decided I didn’t want my mac to stay boring silver. My first foray into buying one of these went absolutely wrong – I ordered the incorrect type. Suffice to say a unibody mac is not going to fit into a case meant for the white macbooks. It just doesn’t work. I wasn’t going to go through with it after that, too much effort, but I’m glad I did.

The cover fits like a glove over my mac and I’m really happy that the apple symbol shows through as a really cool red colour.

I was a little disappointed when I pulled the cover out of the case as it did have a little bit of excess plastic coming up around the edges, but this was easy to pull off and didn’t affect the case at all, so all was well. The only thing I’m going to have to remember to do is regularly clean the casing to protect from a build up of dust and the like.

I do really think these covers are brilliant, and I love the texture of the satin style – so soft and nice!

I would definitely buy another one in a different colour!

September 29, 2010 / thelittleone.

What better way to fix a muddle…

For the full video, click here.

Sarah Murdoch and the final two have appeared on A Current Affair to clear up rumours.  Right, because ACA is the best format to do so. I really don’t know if I believe it all though, Sarah Murdoch’s display on the night and during this video are suspect to me. I mean she is basically smirking the whole time and does not come off as sincere.

I also found this blog had an interesting slant on what happened. As you can see by the quote from Harper’s editor, Edwina McCann, it was suspect and inconvenient for them as well.

McCann said: “It is a monumental screw up… We had a cover ready to go to print last night, we’ve had to swap our printing presses so another magazine prints before us, complicated issues; we were abused all night… I think essentially what happened is the network [Foxtel] did want Amanda to win; they were keen for Amanda to win. They kept the voting lines open for a long time, I think, in the hope that she would get over the line. I’m told it came down to three votes… And they’re audited. So they called it for Kelsey….

“We had a cover girl. I would have left it as it was… We’ve decided we’re going to split the cover because immediately we were pretty much abused online for perhaps not printing the Kelsey cover… From a sales perspective, as a fashion person, Amanda is taller and she can do runway but Kelsey is the better cover girl… I’ve got to explain it to production people, to the printers, to my managing editor and to my readers… what am I going to do with the inside of the magazine? It’s meant to be an eight-page story. I can’t print that twice!”

Very interesting allegations. I find it slightly unfair that Kelsey’s cover is getting printed as well. Maybe Sophie has standing to say the voting was rigged and thus she should get a cover too?

Thoughts friends?

Also, just on a side note, I’m absolutely loving Karl Stefanovich’s feigned shock…

September 28, 2010 / thelittleone.

AusNTM: Australia’s Next Top Mega Fail

Sarah Murdoch may as well be doing a mega facepalm at this point. She really did stuff up, on live television no doubt! I have to admit, I’m not in Australia at this time, so I sadly missed this when it happened. However, ninemsn was able to bring the story to my attention with this lovely news article. Now, I also have to admit I didn’t want either Kelsey or Amanda to win, I thought Kelsey was an overrated shorty with a weird attitude problem and I didn’t mind Amanda, but I thought she was much of the usual stuff we put out there. What I really dislike about Australia’s Next Top Model, however, is that the viewers basically decide who wins, and I personally believes this gives the winner a lack of credibility in the industy.

Take America’s NTM, they have a panel of “specialists” who pick the winner and only they have the final say. I would rather take a winner who the likes of Tyra Banks or Andre Leon Talley pick as the best over who the bogans mass vote to be the winner. Popularity contests should be left in high school.

Whilst I’m not overly thrilled with Amanda’s win, out of who it came down to, I’m quietly happy compared to previous seasons. Demelza should never have won, the year before her a 16 year old girl was told the reason the judges couldn’t vote her as a winner was her age and lack of life experience, yet the very next year Demelza wins despite the bitchiness she displayed and the discontent with the industry judges. Go figure. I bet no one can forget when Claire was ousted out of the final three last seasons, urging many to guess that the reason the final three were left to the viewers vote because of it.

Maybe its time for an overhaul of AusNTM. Throw away the live finales, the viewer votes and urge the judges to not play favouritism (Murdoch seemingly enjoys playing favourites if you notice in the show).

Oh Sarah Murdoch, you really pulled a fail. But Kelsey won’t mind, she’s being handsomely compensated and Amanda stole the crown, so I guess all we can do is cue keyboard cat.

Play her off, keyboard cat.

September 26, 2010 / thelittleone.

I’ll be your Easy A.

I gotta pocket full of sunshine. This song will be seared into my brain for the next few months because of Easy A and to be honest, I don’t really mind.

I went in thinking I would really like Easy A and for the most part I wasn’t let down. It had everything a good teen movie should have: overt references to John Hughe’s 80’s movies, a sarcastic protagonist and a dreamboat. I absolutely loved Olive’s parents and brother, hilarious jokes and well played characters! It definitely was a concept that was semi-witty with the Nathaniel Hawthorne references strewn throughout, though I’m not entirely sure about the whole sew an A onto EVERYTHING I own thought process, but oh well, its just a movie. My main gripe is that the movie was a tad over predictable, a little bit disjointed and could have gone in a better way at points.

Overall. I know I’ll be buying this on DVD when it comes out!

September 26, 2010 / thelittleone.

I’ll Stop The World And Melt With You.

Modern English has inspired me to Reblog.

I’m not entirely sure what this should include me writing about, but I’m sure it will be somewhat inspired.

I hope.

Ok, So. I’m currently in America and I have a couple of observations to make:

  1. Leggings are NOT pants. I have seen way too many girls wearing leggings/tights as pants and it scares me. You wouldn’t walt around in a see through dress or shorts ripped up the but crack, so why walk around with the material stretching across your ass so much I see too much? Find your pants thanks. Please see this link if you need any more cajoling on the subject.
  2. For that matter, bikeshorts are not pants either! Especially when you pull them up so  you can be oh so avant guarde with ‘high waisted’ bike shorts. No. I do not want to see your clack thanks!
  3. Ugg Boots are for inside the house, especially if they are the slipper-looking knitted type. It is not acceptable to wear these out if you want to be taken seriously.
  4. Pyjama’s are for the house too for that fact.

Basically I enjoy picking apart what I see, its fun 🙂