Friday, March 25, 2011 0 comments

Go see White Irish Drinkers!

by Brittany Geragotelis

Hey all!

photo credit: Columbia Pictures/
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
My good friend, Zach Booth is in a movie, White Irish Drinkers, that hits select theaters this weekend! Not only is he adorable and kind, but Zach is an amazing actor who's played Glenn Close's son in "Damages" and can be seen in movies like Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Taking Woodstock.

Anyway, you can support Zach and his latest venture to the big screen by checking out the film this weekend! It's going to be good! Congrats Zach, can't wait to see it! Here are the deets:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3 comments

Going to the chapel and we're....

by Brittany Geragotelis

Get your mind out of the wedded bliss gutter!
No, I'm not announcing my engagement online....but I do have a bit of a wedding announcement.

I was talking with my mom the other day on the phone and our convo went a little something like this:

Mom: "Did you hear what they're going to start selling at Costco?"

(NOTE: My mom and I are both huge nerds when it comes to Costco. Going to the warehouse is an exciting event for us, and I have fond memories of going there as a kid and eating my Costco hotdog piled high with onions from the little cranking machine it popped out of. MMmmmm. If only they were gluten-free!)

Me: "No, what?"

Mom: "Wedding dresses!"

Me: "Who would EVER buy their wedding dress from Costco? I mean, yeah, it's pretty much the best store ever, but the last place I'd buy my wedding dress from would be Costco. What, are you supposed to buy a pack of five dresses, one for each of your future weddings? That doesn't seem like it would be a good omen for your marriage."

Mom: "They showed pictures of them on the news the other day and they were actually kind of pretty."

photo credit: Costco
Me: "Still, beautiful or not, what are you supposed to say when people ask you where you got your beautiful dress? Do you lie and tell them something completely different, but then do you really want anything about your wedding to be a lie (again with the bad mojo)? Or do you tell them the truth and wait for people to start whispering about how you bought your wedding dress and your gallon-sized jar of jalepeno's in the same trip to the store?"

Mom: "Well, you won't have to worry about buying your dress at Costco, because I'm still making your wedding dress, right?"

Me: "Yes, Mom. When I get engaged and am planning my wedding—not that it's in the near future—you will be making my wedding dress."

Mom: "You know, the women in our family hit menopause early. Your eggs might already be drying up."

Me: "Sure. Thanks, Mom. Good to know."

(NOTE: Okay, so the menopause/eggs comment was a whole other conversation, but you can see how some of our talks go. Love you, Mom!)

Anyway, how do you feel about the news that Costco might start selling wedding dresses? Would you ever buy your own wedding dress at a store like this?

Monday, March 21, 2011 0 comments

DELETE—Spring is springing a whole new crop of DELETES

by Brittany Geragotelis

Once a week, my guest blogger (who shall remain nameless...okay, not nameless...let's call her Ms. Sassy Pants. Sassy for short) stops by to share all the things in her life that deserve a big, fat DELETE. Anyhoo, her majesty is back and she's taking on Spring and all that entails. Check out what she had to say and then come up with a few DELETES of your own.

Ah...spring is in the air, warm weather, know what that means. The days are longer, people are out and I'm, of course, primed and ready to fire the latest rounds of DELETES. This past week was a prime example of what Spring has to offer up to the DELETE-table.

Let's take a look-see...

St. Patrick's Day...really?! In my opinion, it's only second to New Year's Eve for amateur night. Just another excuse to dress stupid, drink too much and act like a belligerent ass-wipe. DELETE.

Short ladies (if I can call you that), do I need to see the creases of your ass cheeks? A tad much skin don't you think? Just a bit...DELETE!

Couples...Christ, make me puke why don't you. They're everywhere since love apparently is in the air. Kissing on the corner, in the subway, holding hands, making oogally googally eyes at each other. Step aside, I'm on my way to therapy. DELETE!

Rain, rain and more rain...and with that comes the umbrella Nazis. Taking up the sidewalk, poking my eyeballs out with your big, oversized umbrellas. DELETE.

Realizing I need to get into a bathing suit soon....Nothing's more fun than trying on bikinis in fluorescent lighting with the added benefit of seeing every dimple on my cottage cheese thighs in not one, but three-way mirrors. DELETE.

Losing an hour to daylight savings time....Boo! Hiss! I need my beauty sleep. DELETE.

See you next week kiddies.

Friday, March 18, 2011 0 comments

Aspiring writers....

by Brittany Geragotelis

Last night I ran into an old friend of mine who spends most of his time in L.A., although when I met him he was living in NYC. This friend is a huge, hulking guy (think biker-ishly intimidating), but is the biggest, baddest teddy bear you'll ever meet! I'm always so excited whenever he comes into town because he's got this personality that is infectious.

He's as big as a brick wall (muscles and all), so you can imagine what we look like standing next to each other. Hilarious!

Anyway, while we were catching up, he said, "So, you're the Book Slayer, huh?" I answered in the affirmative and he asked me if I knew a lot about the publishing world. I told him that I know a fair amount (not that it's exactly helped me to get published yet) and we started to talk a little about it. Well, apparently he's been writing a book for a while that started out as a collection of letters to his daughter about his life. As he continued to work through the manuscript though, it actually turned into a tell-all of his line of work (don't want to give away all his secrets, but it has to do with the entertainment world). So, thinking that he has a gem with the book (and I'd have to agree), he asked if we could talk about the pub world so he could begin to plan what he wants to do next.

It's so much fun talking to other people who have the same general aspirations as me. And now with self-publishing and the growing popularity of ebooks, the publishing world is starting to become a little more inclusive, so it's not totally like, as authors, we're all competing against each other, so we can really help one another on our journey to publication.

I'm looking forward to hearing more about this friend's book and maybe even getting a sneak-peak. Either way, I think I have a new book on my to-read list.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 1 comments

Funny advertisements....

by Brittany Geragotelis

As you all know, this last month has been particularly difficult on me. So, I revel in any chance I happen upon something that makes me laugh (Trust me....they've been few and far between lately). When I got this e-mail the other day from my Aunt Denise (who as a kid I used to call Auntie Niece....I never realized her name was Denise and really thought it was Niece. I still actually call her Auntie Niece actually. Old habits die hard.), I just about died.

Let me give you a little background into the picture. My mom is a ballet teacher and owns her own studio. She's far more flexible than anyone I know and is always laying down with her legs behind her head or in some kind of stretching position. It doesn't matter where she is: in someone elses house, Wal-Mart, the car. She's bendy. So, with that in mind, take a look at the below.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 0 comments

DELETE--The crazies you meet on your way to work...

by Brittany Geragotelis

Once a week, my guest blogger (who shall remain nameless...okay, not nameless...let's call her Ms. Sassy Pants. Sassy for short) stops by to share all the things in her life that deserve a big, fat DELETE. Anyhoo, her majesty is back and she's taking on the commuters of NYC. Check out what she had to say and then come up with a few DELETES of your own.
My commute to and from work is a hotbed of material. In a nutshell, en masse, people are idiots. Shove them into mini canisters (a.k.a. a subway car) and chaos will ensue. Here are just a few observations that delighted me this week:

If you're sick, stay home. Hacking up a lung and spraying spittle all over the joint during your morning commute is not a sign of how dedicated you are to your job, it's a sign you're a douchebag for subjecting me to your mutant virus. DELETE!

Allowing your children to swing from the poles or use the seat as a place for them to lie down. Newsflash, this isn't a fu@king playground or your bedroom. DELETE!

To "parents" (if that's what you want to call them) who fail to teach their children proper etiquette and allow them to run around like little Gremlins. Loved the movie, not the reality...DELETE!

Squishing your fat ass into a space that's too small...your lack of spacial judgment is your prerogative, however subjecting me to enduring the weight of one of your ass cheeks is mine. Get off me Jabba. DELETE!

Over-sized bags or backpacks. Rule of thumb, if your bag takes up half the space you do it's too big. I really don't need to be knocked down by your gym bag—the emanating smell is bad enough—but slamming your parcel into my gut will get you gutted. DELETE!

Step into the train instead of gathering by the door like cattle...but I suppose if you're going to act like an animal you should be treated like one. DELETE!

If I can hear "Baby Got Back" pouring out of your headphones, need to get back. DELETE!

Ah...happy trails kiddies.

Saturday, March 12, 2011 0 comments

Check it out!--What a Saturday!

by Brittany Geragotelis

Happy Saturday everyone! I woke up this morning to a bright, sunny day (albeit probably a bit cold) day, a difference from the last couple of days for sure. So, to start your weekend off right, here's another chapter in my book, Life's a Witch! Check it out and let me know what you think!

Monday, March 7, 2011 0 comments

DELETE—Bar Bru-ha-ha

by Brittany Geragotelis

Once a week, my guest blogger (who shall remain nameless...okay, not nameless...let's call her Ms. Sassy Pants. Sassy for short) stops by to share all the things in her life that deserve a big, fat DELETE. Anyhoo, her majesty is back and she's sick of the bru-ha-ha that goes on at bars. Check out what she had to say and then come up with a few DELETES of your own.

Recently I went to go see a friend's band a bar. I have to admit it's been a while since I've hit "happy hour" or as I like to call it...unhappy hour. I'm much too refined and dignified to frequent such unseemly environments. Well that may be a stretch, but my point is, my experiences on said evening are most certainly DELETE-worthy.

I don't know if you can relate, but here are a few instances that come to mind:

Coworkers, after consuming a few cocktails, seem to think that they are now besties with the boss-man. Really? Can you breathe with your nose so far up his ass? DELETE!

Beware of any poles. Especially when little miss drunky decides that she is the sexiest (NOT) little muffin top in the room and begins to use the pole as a prop to bump and grind. Excuse me, this isn't a strip club. Hot Mess, party of one...your table is ready. DELETE!

Noise. Noise. Noise. Combine music, with the "lively" conversations of 100+ individuals and you have what I like to call the "kill me now" I can't hear a fracking thing factor. I'm here to listen to good music...not the latest office gossip. Shut your stinkin traps...DELETE!

Cat-calls, whistling, licking my face (yes I said it) or screaming of any kind...yo pal, I know I'm hot, but I'm a lady...treat me like one or go back to the barn that you crawled out of. DELETE!

Drink prices...obscene. Period. I shouldn't have to declare bankruptcy to enjoy a night out. DELETE!

So my advice time stay in, cuddle up with the one you love (whether it be animal or human) and enjoy a DELETE-free evening, sans bar.

Saturday, March 5, 2011 0 comments

New chapter in my book Life's a Witch

by Brittany Geragotelis

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to let you all know that I posted a new chapter in my book, Life's a Witch. Things are really starting to heat up in the world of teen witchcraft as we find out that there's a traitor among The Cleri. Check it out today!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 0 comments

Rough week; funny video

by Brittany Geragotelis

Hey all!

I don't know about you, but these past few weeks have been particularly difficult ones for me. We've been on deadline for the Coaches Handbook (a 200+ page annual publication for cheerleading coaches) at work, as well as simultaneously finishing up our magazine Cheer Biz News and getting started on the next issue of American Cheerleader (which is going to be featuring Kendall Jenner as our cover girl! Woot, woot!), with the sleepless nights and hectic work days, to say everyone's been a little on edge would be an understatement.

Always one with amazing timing, my boss sent our staff a little pick-me-up the form of Indian Thriller. Don't question it. Just watch. You won't be disappointed.