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by Elvert Barnes

by Elvert Barnes

So, after knowing that I’ve been accepted into the DCP since March, I’m finally really packing just days before my departure. It’s difficult to decide what to pack for four months. You need business, casual, workout and sleep wear. Plus shoes! I actually went with a smaller suitcase. This one was coming out to a little over 40lbs, which is the cut off. I’m not going to pay $100 extra (which Spirit charges if you are over). Instead my smaller suitcase is coming out to about 29lbs.

blk dress outfit 2

This is the dress that I hold up and refer to in the video.

You may also enjoy:
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My Disney Online Submission Character Audition
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3.5 out of 5

sex tape movie poster

Early this year I caught the first Sex Tape trailer. I knew from the moment I started watching that I had to see it upon release. It seems like it’s taken forever to come out. Okay, that’s probably just me.

Sex Tape is about a married couple (Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel) who make a sex tape to spice things up. In these tech heavy times though things like this tend to get out quickly.

Let’s get the looks thing out of the way. This is a movie (albeit a comedy) with nudity and simulated sex so it’s not like I’m going to ignore what they look like. The last time we saw Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel together was in the hilariously awesome Bad Teacher. At that time I was super hot for Segel. Since then he’s gone super extreme with losing weight. His drawn face combined with his receding hairline is a bummer. Good news for Diaz fans though, she’s lookin’ good. I just watched her in The Other Woman, in which she was sporting some bad collagen and I’m guessing other plastic surgery don’t s. She’s looking much more natural here. And yes you do get to see her strut around in her undies, so for everyone who enjoyed that scene in Charlie’s Angels you’re in for a treat.

sex tape movie lowe

So, plot? It wasn’t quite what I thought it’d be. The flick opens with Diaz narrating for her mommy blog. Eek. Okay, I have read some, but this didn’t take my fancy. One subplot is that she’s trying to sell her blog to some big corporation headed by Rob Lowe. I did enjoy the Lowe scenes. At first he just seems to be doing his overly nice Parks and Recreation character but later it gets weird and fun.

sex tape movie early sex

Segel is somewhere up the line of the radio DJ hierarchy, which I am not familiar enough with to completely explain to you. Seems like a decent, fun job though. Between his job, her blog and MAINLY, their two children, they never have time to get busy. We know that it hasn’t always been like this since we do get a fun flashback of all of their early boning times back in college. I kind of think Diaz almost pulls off looking college age with her young do.

The movie starts out strained. I suppose it’s since that’s how they are feeling but it’s not so fun, aside from the screwing montage. Eventually (okay, it’s not even a long movie, but I’m impatient), we get to the night that they get down to business.

sex tape movie book

After many funny, failed attempts at getting busy, Segel even says “it’s like we forgot how to have sex”, (even his kissing technique seems to need a lot of work in this scene). Diaz finally gets a great idea! Making their own porn, of course. This is super easy since Segel always has a surplus of iPads due to his hazy job. I did enjoy their preparation, tequila and a vague porn plot, doing the entire Joy of Sex.

The rest of the movie is pretty what you’d expect from the commercials. They run around trying to stop others from seeing their sex tape and end up getting into some fairly funny hi jinx. Rob Corddry and Ellie Kemper (both of whom I’m big fans of) costar as their married couple friends. Neither gets that much to do but both are amusing, as usual. I was surprised by some tech stuff in the flick but I don’t want to give it away. There’s also an awesome cameo.

I must admit that I am biased when it comes to this movie. I could picture something like this happening to me in my 40s. There’s even stuff I happen to be familiar with in the movie-3 hour sex sessions, a super long jelly dildo (I didn’t know any better) and YouPorn. So yeah, I’m kind of the target audience here.

Despite that fact it didn’t blow me away. I did enjoy it and it might be funnier on a second viewing but I’m not sure. I’d recommend seeing it during a cheap matinee or waiting for it to hit VOD and DVD.

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Get Fit with PiYo!

Jun
2014
25

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piyo muscles

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m now an Independent Team BeachBody Coach. A benefit of this is that I find out about new, exciting workouts as soon as they come out. The newest addition to the BeachBody family is PiYo.

PiYo is a mixture of Pilates (Pi) and Yoga (Yo), but it incorporates cardio as well. I love Pilates and Yoga. I do both at different times. I really enjoy the flexibility that they give me. However I don’t always get sweaty or feel that I’m burning as many calories as I’d like, so they often get passed over in favor of a more intense workout.

piyo arm

PiYo addresses that concern by adding in cardio and not holding poses for a long time. This program was designed by Chalene Johnson. If you are familiar with any of her other programs (ex. Chalene Extreme, Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire), then you know that she is not be about staying still. So she has mentioned that she invented PiYo because she wants the benefits of Yoga and Pilates but she doesn’t want to get bored.

piyo close

I do her program Turbo Fire, which is intense and has been helping with my muscle development. I’m going to incorporate PiYo into my workout schedule so I can get back that sense of calm and lengthening that I had when I did Yoga regularly without giving up burning a lot of calories.

piyo collage

The basic PiYo Package includes all of the following: 8 workouts, a workout calendar (so you know exactly what workout to do each day), a quick start guide, a get lean eating plan, a tape measure and 2 BONUS workouts! Plus you will get the support of me as your coach and our challenge group, which helps push us further with our goals. That’s a lot of awesome stuff to receive for such a great price, plus it’s currently being offered with free shipping.

Want to know more about the workouts?

Align: The Fundamentals (40 min.): This workout breaks down the most important and effective moves in the program to help you perfect your form and get the best results possible.

Define: Lower Body (25 min.): Get your sleekest and leanest legs ever as you lengthen and strengthen your entire lower body—from your glutes and hamstrings to your calves.

Define: Upper Body (20 min.): Use this incredibly effective workout to start chiseling away at your upper body to help shape your arms, carve out your triceps, and define sexy shoulders.

Sweat (35 min.): A traditional PiYo workout that incorporates effective dynamic conditioning, fast-paced cardio yoga-flows, and bodyweight resistance strength training to help sculpt your entire body.

Core (30 min.): This ab-centric workout hits your powerhouse from every angle to build a strong core, flat, sculpted abs and obliques, as well as a strong and sexy back.

Strength Intervals (25 min.): Twenty-five minutes is all you need of this nonstop body-carving, calorie-incinerating workout that uses no weights, no equipment, and gives you no bulk!

Drench (45 min.): This endurance workout maximizes fat burning while it works every muscle in your body. It will not only leave you drenched—it will kick-start your metabolism as you scorch away the fat.

Sculpt (30 min.): This workout uses varying tempos to keep your muscles under tension for different periods of time. This generates muscular endurance and metabolic changes that will totally

BONUS!
Buns (25 min.): Focused on the glutes, this workout is designed to lift, redefine, and tighten the entire backside of your body for the perfect tight and round butt.

Hardcore on the Floor (30 minutes): This unique workout uses your own body weight to scorch fat and develop long, lean muscles while you sculpt strong abs, glutes, legs, and arms without ever having to leave the floor.

Right now PiYo can only be ordered through BeachBody coaches so if you are thinking about it, definitely ask me for more info, I’d love to help you with your decision. You can contact me here or on Facebook. If you already know that this is THE program for you, you can click here to buy the challenge pack or here to buy the program on its own.

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Meeting Evan Peters

Jun
2014
24

posted by on Conventions, Life, Movies/TV

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evan walking

arriving!

evan signing collage

signing autographs

evan table

another (slightly different) one of him signing. (BTW-I saw a girl with a photo of herself and the older gentlemen to the right. She said he’s Evan’s dad and that his mom, not pictured, was there too).

evan auto

evan peters prof op

I’m not coherent enough due to my HUGE crush to write out how exciting it was to meet Evan Peters at Wizard World Philly this summer so here’s a video about it instead.

my question

These are not mine but they are from the same panel.

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot: X-Men

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disney lifeguard

my "sinspiration", j/k

my “sinspiration”, j/k

This fall I will be working in Orlando, Florida for Disney as a part of the Disney College Program. My role is lifeguard. See above for a photo of an actual Disney lifeguard and the poster for Kristen Bell’s The Lifeguard. Obviously that has no relation to this except it comes to mind when I think of lifeguarding. Plus she does have to wear a red swimsuit and she’s over 30.

In my above video I go into detail on everything I’ve learned about what it will be like when I actually do the program. Obviously I won’t really know what it’s like until I start but I like to be as prepared as possible.

Below are the videos and links I’ve found online to be most useful when it comes to researching this role. I’d recommend watching both the unofficial and official videos to really get a feel for it.







I forgot to mention in my video that yes, it’s a known thing for the lifeguards to dance (so fun!).

recommended DCP lifeguard links:
Kingdom Hopping-a blog written by a DCP lifeguard. Just scroll down to the links for her many posts on the topic.
Guarding the World: Lifeguard Class Days 2 & 3 -from the above blog. This post is specifically about the training.
Adventures with the Mouse: All About Training to be a Lifeguard at Disney-another DCP participant’s post about the training

You may also enjoy:
DCP: What is the Disney College Program?
Disney College Program: Interviews & Roles
My Disney Online Submission Character Audition
DCP: My Disney College Program Entertainment Audition

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