Archive for August 2012

I've developed a strange habit since moving to Chicago

It happens like this. Someone else: Did you see that movie with Meryl Streep where - Me: She’s from New Jersey! Someone else: Last night, Chelsea Handler - Me: She’s from New Jersey! Someone else: One of the Jonas Brothers - Me: They’re from New Jersey! Someone else: You’re proud of that? Me: I can’t... Read more »

When Life Imitates Sit Com: Price Check on Panties

I’ll admit it.  I buy my underwear at Target.  Hey, they have the best thongs for the gym! They’re part lycra, part cotton and at 5 for $20, how can you go wrong? I sound like an old person.  A cheap old person who works out. So, a few days ago, I made my way... Read more »

Queen of Versailles: A Story of Gratitude?

In Queen of Versailles, documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield set out to tell the story of billionaire David Siegel and his wife Jackie’s efforts to build the largest house in America – a 90,000 square foot home, modeled after the royal chateau. Then, well, the fall of 2008 happened and … Construction stopped. Perspective gained. I... Read more »

Happy #ThankfulThursday!

I wish for all who see this post or tweet or pin or FB status … a Happy, Healthy Thankful Thursday! Feel free to spread the thanks … Source: Uploaded by user via Fern on Pinterest   ~~~ Thank you for reading Stop and Blog the Roses.  Follow me on Twitter @fernronay and on Facebook... Read more »

Celebrity Quotes Later Claimed to be "Taken Out of Context"

Chloe Sevigny to the AV Club in 2010 on Big Love ~ Sevigny was quoted as saying "It was awful this season, as far as I’m concerned. I’m not allowed to say that! ... It was very telenovela. I feel like it kind of got away from itself. ... I mean, I love the show, I love my character, I love the writing, but I felt like they were really pushing it this last season. ...But I hope the fans will stick with us and tune in next year. There’s a lot of people who really love this season, surprisingly. God, I’m going to get in so much trouble."
Karl Lagerfeld thinks Pippa Middleton is ugly.  Actually, what he said was “I don’t like [her] face. She should only show her back.” I estimate anywhere between 24 to 48 hours – give or take an hour – before his publicist claims it’s all a big misunderstanding, his quotes were taken out of context, blah... Read more »