Ok, work in progress…New blog. Not that I’d exhausted my old one, but for reasons that I don’t need to get into (okay, I just had to change my email address), I decided to change the blog. Is that okay with everyone? Ok, as most of you know, the main purpose of this blog is so that I can talk to all of you while I’m at Sundance and keep you apprised about all of my celeb sightings. And, of course, I thought it would also help to make me look busy when I’m petrified of talking to all of the folks in the Village. Not that it’s called that, but it reminds me of when Heather and Dale and I talked incessantly about the 2002 Olympic Village and the shenanigans that must have gone on in there, which was before we all saw Munich and realized that shenanigans are not always funny. I thought that was a good movie.

Now then, onto Project Runway. Thoughts on this season? So far, I’m not enamoured of it, but I’m trying not to be all, “Season 2 was the best.” Especially because I very much liked Season 3. Anyway, I thought what’s his name did kind of get screwed with the polyester wedding gown — I was shocked when Michael Kors said that he had wonderful (or whatever superlative adjective it was) fabric with which to work — because, really, what was that? I felt that woman was trying to sabotage whomever she was working with. Though not really because she actually seemed really sweet.


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  1. 1 g December 14, 2007 at 10:04 am

    Did you read the article yet on Sundance? You’re going to be super duper in love with all the celebs. And the photo looked like they’ve already had a bit of snow which will be fun.

  2. 2 Kate and Gracie December 14, 2007 at 10:14 am

    First, thanks for being my first comment! And two, I was talking to Kinks about some case of his and had to tell him a story about Mike McCarthy and now my mom is on the phone…So, no. Going to read it immediately after I get off the phone. Very excited.

  3. 3 Kate and Gracie December 14, 2007 at 10:28 am

    Excellent article! Thanks for pointing it out. I’m getting nervous.

  4. 4 rose December 14, 2007 at 10:33 am

    I love the blog and I love the picture of Gracie. So cute.
    So Project Runway….yes I’m having similar reactions.
    He totally got screwed with the wedding gown. I could not believe they actually seemed to think he had an advantage with that god awful material. I’m not understanding how the challenge was to create an everyday outfit for a person when they show up in their crazy ugly wedding dress (no matter how nice she was, the gown was horrendous). I do think his black dress was pretty bad though. He could have done a skirt or something with the material after taking off some of the beading. Also–I know everyone really likes the big guy, but he should not be in fashion.

  5. 5 Kate and Gracie December 14, 2007 at 10:40 am

    First, thanks for the kind words about the blog. I appreciate it more than I can say. Second, re: PR, brilliant post. Exactly. That wedding gown made no sense…And why in the world was that her favorite outfit? Ick. And that big guy…Chris?…He really should stick to costumes. I was really surprised they let what’s her name off the hook with that red dress. I guess it was nice, but usually they’re so hard on people when they skirt the challenge like that. I don’t really have any idea how this season is going to go…I don’t really see any clear standouts yet. Do you?

  6. 6 Sara H December 14, 2007 at 10:45 am

    Kate, great blog, and I can’t wait to hear about Sundance!!

    Re: Project Runway – how awesome was it when Tim Gunn referred to himself as an “old fart”? Hilarious, but also very strange to hear that word from a man who oozes elegance.

  7. 7 Kate and Gracie December 14, 2007 at 10:49 am

    Tim Gunn is maybe the best thing to ever happen to tv.

  8. 8 rose December 14, 2007 at 10:53 am

    While I’m certainly not in love with Christian, he at least has some pretty solid skills. I’m thinking he’s the standout. Honestly people are kind of boring this year.
    Tim Gunn–Too funny when he was talking about the 3am bad decision. I was cracking up.

  9. 9 Kate and Gracie December 14, 2007 at 10:59 am

    The 3am thing was so cute. When he said he was so old that he didn’t even think of it in that way…Oh, Tim. And you’re right — Christian’s pretty good, but I feel like he’s trying so hard to be uberconfident and it’s annoying. It’s not like Jeffrey or Santino when you knew that they really were that confident. His doesn’t seem as real.

  10. 10 Sarayu December 14, 2007 at 11:09 am


    I’m totally behind on PR but I have them all on my dvr and will report back when I get caught up. With my work schedule this of course could be in March.
    Now, that being said, I’m a little groggy so I’m going to go have some coffee. I’m certain to be much more alert and astute afterwards. Thank you for your patience.

    ps. Did you know that two Indian Doctoral students were killed in Baton Rouge in their apartment? Very scary.

  11. 11 Kristin December 14, 2007 at 11:49 am

    OK, you’re officially on my bookmark toolbar (a big deal, fyi).

    CANNOT wait to hear all about Sundance, omg. Remember what I said about Peter Saarsgard. Same goes for Ryan Gosling. Thank you.

    PR4 – well, nothing tops season one for me, as you know. I watched the finale of it again a few weeks ago and laughed and cried with Jay all over again. He’s a genius. Although he does not get my superlative for funniest designer ever – that’s Santino. Sigh, I miss him. People might think my impression of Tim Gunn is purely of Tim Gunn – but it’s not. It’s Santino doing Tim Gunn.

    This is running very long. New season = a bit boring. LOVED John, but he’s gone. Christian is annoying and I think Rami or Straight Kevin could be the dark horses.

  12. 12 Kate and Gracie December 14, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    That Reb Lobster joke will just never get old.

    Why do some people not say hi to me when I said hello to them, I’m standing right in front of them, I know them, they are looking at me and they are able to speak? So annoying.

  13. 13 sara h December 14, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    Please tell me I didn’t just accidentally ignore you in Walgreens.

  14. 14 Kate and Gracie December 14, 2007 at 12:59 pm


  15. 15 db December 15, 2007 at 8:10 am

    Can you believe that PR has never become a staple of my diet? After reading Gracie’s thoughts on the subject the impassioned responses from all of her readers, I wonder if I have been living in an alternate universe – a lonely university where Tim Gunn and friends never visit and shed new light on fashion, coffee, and cigarettes.
    January 7th cannot come soon enough… no not because of stressful holiday events, or end of the year reports, or even too much eggnog, but one for one, simple, life changing event. The last season of “The Wire” will air on HBO. Start from the beginning (requisite advertisement for watching the DVDs available through Season 4 on Netflix) and your understanding of “good television” will change forever. Warning: after watching The Wire you may not be able to enjoy the sugary sweet syrup of PR. Gracie, any ideas about what is going to be the hit of the Sundance Festival? I am so jealous that you get to go!

  16. 16 Kate and Gracie December 16, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    Brilliant! Yes, the Wire. Rose tells me that she works in one of the buildings featured in the series. While I think the Wire is nothing less than total genius, I still find room in my heart for PR. It’s not hard. They don’t exactly compete with each other. And it’s impossible not to want to hear Tim Gunn’s calming voice telling some poor fashion-backward chap that he’s extremely worried that the argyle jumper they’re crafting might just not be what the judges had in mind when they told the designers to make an outfit for the red carpet. But maybe you’re right, it is an awfully sweet show, ultimately. But that’s the beauty of this world: there’s room for the Wire and PR.

    I have seen only the first season of the Wire and the first couple of episodes of season two. Although I know two folks who own the entire series, I find myself repeatedly paying late fees at Video Station in my efforts to catch up. I think those days are over, though. My mama, since she is kind and overly worried about me, has given me a six-month subscription to Netflix. Though I told her that I prefer to keep my local store in business, she insisted that this would be a nice thing for the winter and I could go back to the store next summer. And, really, who am I to argue with a sweet, red-haired, one-armed gift horse? No one. So, the second season of the Wire should be on its way.

    On another note, Atari Bigby is having a good game, I guess, but I’m really annoyed with all this discussion about when folks had their last haircuts. It’s not so much offensive as it is just dumb.

  17. 17 ali b December 16, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    I’m sorry to be such a latecomer to your blog. I have to admit that yours is my first and I’m quite nervous. Most because of my poor spelling and atrocious grammar. But enough about me.
    Your photo of Gracie is super cute. I wish I could get such a nice photo of Ellie. I am very excited for you about Sundance and look forward to your postings. I am also considering renting as much of PR and The Wire as I can get my hands on…see this blog really is life changing!

  18. 18 Kristin December 16, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    I just read this and I knew it would make you laugh and it has to do with movies so I think it is relevant. Most importantly, it is funny. From today’s NYT magazine, an interview with Francis Ford Coppola:

    You must regret some things. Are there any movies you regret making, like “Jack”? (HA! – KF)
    “Jack” is sort of fun. I would do “Jack” again. Movie-wise, there is nothing I wouldn’t do again. It’s not possible to make one perfect movie every time. I don’t know of anyone who has done it. I guess Kurosawa has come the closest.

  19. 19 rose December 17, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    OH the wire…so close to my heart. It really is some of the best television programming I have ever seen. I am already feeling somewhat depressed about it ending….but such is life and hbo shows. They never last as long as you’d like. I have not seen any filming lately, so I guess they are all done.
    So has anyone seen either the Bob Dylan movie “I’m Not There” or the Beatles movie “Across the Universe”? I usually avoid reading reviews (because I hate knowing too many details and I feel like no matter what they always give too much away for my liking), but I do like to find out if something is worth seeing. Hence, you see my dilemma. This seems like a pretty trustworthy group to find out information such as this though, so if anyone can give either movie a thumbs up or down, please do. Thanks!

  20. 20 Kate and Gracie December 17, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    You guys are really the best! Thanks so much for posting. Rosa, I have not seen either of those movies, but was thinking tonight of seeing Before the Devil Knows Your Dead — has anyone seen that? I think today would also be a good day to start my Christmas shopping.

  21. 21 Kate and Gracie December 17, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    I didn’t even see Ali B’s comment until just now! Hooray! I’m so proud of everyone.

  22. 22 ali b December 17, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    I have seen Before the Devil Knows Your (You’re?)Dead and it is quite good. But fairly depressing. I’m not sure if it was film that depressed me or the bad date with the guy that I knew I had to break up with but was biding my time because it was his (45th, gulp!) birthday…anyhow, I think the movie was the best part of that evening. Enjoy!

  23. 23 Mary December 21, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    this is my very first time seeing a blog as well as writing in one. very fun. going to see Atonement tonight and will report back.

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