Archive for November, 2008

Hello, New Readers!

Hello! Have you found our little blog because you came from the link in our YouTube video “I Am…Britney Spears Fan”? Or maybe you’re an old reader and you haven’t seen it yet?

Any reader, new or old, is always welcome and wanted at Bosh With Elaine and Josh, and we hope that you’ll stick around. Be on the look out for future videos!!

Why am I so Awkward?!

I’ve asked this question to the powers that be many times, and it only seems to be getting worse as I age.

This may be a common problem, but whenever I am in a conversation with someone I don’t know TOO well, I always get nervous and say something really strange, random, or completely inappropriate.

Here are some of my favourite examples:

  • By chance, I randomly meet Jeremy, an old acquaintance, in Harvard Yard while I’m touring the campus (he’s a current student). At one point he says to me, “It was nice seeing you again!” to which I accidentally and awkwardly reply, “yeah, no problem!” I’m not an asshole, I swear! I don’t think letting you see me again is a gift from me to you!
  • While leaving a message on a teacher’s voicemail, I said “thank you… thank you very much,” and now she’s going to think I talk like Elvis.
  • Whenever I want to say “goodbye” when I’m having a conversation in French, I end up saying “bonjour” and the other person hangs up/leaves before I can say “au revoir”.
  • If there is a situation where I know someone, but don’t really “know” them, but I still feel obligated to say hello, I just whimper a little “hey!” and then try to run away as fast as I can.

The bottom line is that people I don’t know very well make me nervous when they talk to me one on one, and especially when I talk to their voicemail.

But for you fellow awkers out there, my Yale interview was fine, so you still have hope!

In my opinion, my problem is, is that there are too many pleasantries exchanged in the English language and all of them flood my head at the same time and I just choose the wrong one… everytime.

Hi Your Welcome,

Josh

Giving Thanks 2

So Elaine already did this and Thanksgiving already passed, but I’m going to do my list of things to be thankful for anyway.

For the year of 2008, I am most thankful for:

  • Britney Spears
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • 4th period Poli Sci (on Monday and Friday only) [because on these days we actually don’t have class and I eat out with family]
  • My mattress
  • My Poli Sci family
  • My real family and Tigger
  • Madrigal
  • The Jonas Brothers… JK!
  • My best friend who likes to pretend that she has other friends but really doesn’t (I know Shandra isn’t real!).
  • All you readers out there reading this!
  • My driver’s license
  • Rhonda Byrnes
  • People who think the weird things I do are at least a little bit funny.
  • Europe
  • France
  • Senioritis

Without all of these things, and in particular, Britney Spears, life would be cold, sad, and bitter.

Special shoutout to all the French people out there for just being what you are– rude, elitist and generally good-looking!

And to all the turkeys in the hizzouse… I’m really sorry. But better you than me.

Best,

Josh

Giving Thanks

Well, it’s that time of year that Americans take stock of their lives and give thanks for what they have. Here is a list of people and things that I (Elaine) am thankful for:

  • Britney Spears
  • Tim Curry
  • Richard O’brien
  • My iPod
  • CATS 2-disc London recording
  • That I got to see Eddie Izzard over the summer
  • My dogs and cats (despite always being covered in pet hair)
  • My well-worn teddy bear, Dudley
  • Vh1 reality shows
  • Netflix
  • The Internet
  • My red and purple room
  • That next year I’ll be writing this from a dorm room
  • My family (most of the time…)
  • And my best friend in the whole world, who really gets me and can basically read my mind: Sandra!

What are you thankful for?

PS I’m also very thankful that Brit’s beating Slipknot by about 400,000 in the Fuse contest! Keep voting! http://www.fuse.tv/music/best-of-2008/

The Most Important Day of 2008

Okay, so Elaine started this post, but all she wrote was the title, “The Most Important Day of 2008”.

Because I know Elaine quite well, just from this title, I already know what she was going to talk about. It is a day more joyous than Elaine’s birthday, or even mine, or even yours dear reader.

In fact, it happens to be the day our dear Savior Jesus Christ saved us from eternal damnation. That day, my friends, is December 2nd… the day of the birth of Britney Spears in the year 1981 of our Lord (or the year 0 ABS).

This year, December 2nd represents a resurrection and a second coming, all rolled up into one day.

I’ll let Elaine explain why December 2nd is, in fact, the Most Important Day of 2008…

It’s Elaine now. I guess it’s good to have a bestie who knows your thoughts from five words and four numbers (stay tuned for a post about our other mind-reading abilties in the coming days)!

But then again, I guess that you don’t have to be my bestie to know what’s been on my mind lately.

December 2nd, 2008 represents Britney Spears’ 27th birthday, as well as the day that her new studio album “Circus” is released.

Dear friends, I cannot use written or spoken words to describe the feeling that rushes through my body when I think about “Circus”. Let me try to use my new favorite medium of dance to describe it to you:

Okay, so that’s not me. But I think that it sort of sums up my wealth of emotion about 12/2/08.

I fell in love with Britney with the release of 2007’s “Blackout”. I had casually liked her through elementary school, forgot about her in middle school, and then, in the eleventh grade found her again. It was in the middle of her hard year. I don’t need to go into details. You know. But when I heard “Blackout”, it was just so good. Everything was so good. And I accepted Britney, let her enter my heart, and fill it with love and joy.

I showed the CD to Josh (but I wasn’t embarrassed to admitting to him that I loved a Britney Spears CD because I regularly get emails from him with subjects like, “I’m working on a new opera”, or “My a cappella version of ‘Moon River'”).

Anyways, we started to really get into all her music, and the culmination of this was the 26th birthday party that we threw her last year.

Since then we’ve really followed her every move, and naturally, this CD is a giant leap.

Why do I love Britney Spears?

Where to begin. My favorite music includes David Bowie, The Who, Elton John, The Beatles, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed…Britney Spears. I know that she doesn’t have deep/soulful/meaningful lyrics (she hardly even writes!), and none of her songs are musically significant, but…I just love how fun they are. And how easy they are to dance to first thing in the morning in your pajamas, or down at the club with your homies.

I just love everything about her. Every topless photo shoot, every thong-worn-over-jeans, every bump and grind on the dance floor: she may not be role model material, but I don’t care. She’s nothing but Britney.

Everyone, please buy “Circus” on December 2nd. Even if it’s just a few tracks from iTunes. (But once you hear it, you won’t want to stop!!)

Let’s support a woman who has had a tough time. Who is being honest about it, and who is trying to get herself reestablished in the harsh world of show business.

And let’s support an artist who is real.

Real sexy, that is!

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This is Josh again. I just wanted to say that I approve this message.

How “Complicated” by Avril Lavigne applies to my life.

Now you have to excuse me. I came home really angry and ready to write a scathing blog post about how much my parents disappoint me, but then I read some really awesome Britney news and everything was better.

So at best, this blog post can only be lukewarm because with Britney’s “Circus” music video coming out on December 5th, how can anyone be sad? Plus, she’s beating Slipknot by almost 200,000 votes on fuse (to widen that gap, go to: Best of 2008)!

But now back to the anger.

This week we have a guest from China staying at our house– one of my parents’ customers and forced friend (as Carla Bruni described the relationship between Sarkozy and GW Bush, “well… they have to [get along],”).

Up until tonight, I’ve been very good at avoiding this guest and having to eat dinner with this guest because I’ve been all over the place (which really means one of four places: my house, Santana’s Mexican Grill, Elaine’s house, or McCafé). However, I couldn’t get out of it tonight and I had to go out to Viet food with my parents and the guest.

You may think I’m rude for trying to avoid a guest, but you just don’t understand.

You see, my life is just like “Complicated” by Avril Lavigne. Allow me to quote some of the beautiful poetry:

You’re watching your back/ Like you can’t relax./ You’re trying to be cool/ but you look like a fool to me.

Continue reading ‘How “Complicated” by Avril Lavigne applies to my life.’

For Ummmmmm: LOL @ H8!

So Elaine and I recently did an opinion piece on the teenbop phenomenon known as “The Jonas Brothers”. I was fortunate enough to have stumbled upon this youtube gem:

All I got to say Ummmmmm is that aren’t you glad we aren’t like this girl? At least we left out the scary music!

I don’t know why I think that video is funny… I think it’s because I can imagine some angry, punk girl sitting at her computer making a bunch of title cards with Windows Movie Maker and cursing at the world. Now THAT’S comedy!

I do like that UndeadAngel993 is really sassy like Miss B though (that’s Beyoncé for y’all who don’t learn dance from Coca).

And UndeadAngel993 cusses a lot. That’s always good.

See, sometimes hate can be funny!


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