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My name is Harmony. I'm an actor and I'm a damn fool. Sooooo...there you go. This is just a place for me to vent I suppose so I don't drive my roommate nuts. So you can expect political ramblings, shrines to Kate Winslet, clothes that I like, just whatever. It's nice to have an outlet. If you're interested and want to go to my actor website, just google me. I'd put the link up but teamsugar would yell at me. ;)

If it makes you happy....

Posted By harmonyfrance on Oct 12, 2009 at 4:36PM

So I'm writing a home design column now for my friends website/blog. I'm going to post it here first to hopefully get some feedback from you girls. This one is a little weak and disjointed. Hopefully they'll get better. :-)

Hello! My name is Harmony and I'm so excited to be joining the Love LuLu Mae family of bloggers as the "home design expert." I have been a fan of the Love LuLu Mae brand for quite some time and feel honored to add my small contribution to such an inspired business. Let's dive right in shall we?


First of all let me tell you right off the bat that I'm no expert. I don't have any fancy degrees , I don't always like or even appreciate the current trends, and I can't tell you the difference between a chair designed in 1955 and one designed in 1960. Not only can I not tell you the difference, but I don't care. If I like something well then I like it. End of story. I don't care if it's IN or OUT. I don't care if it's purchased at Bloomingdales or the Dollar Store. Beautiful, stylish, and useful things for your home can come from anywhere with any price tag.

I truly believe that you should surround yourself with things that you love. While I can appreciate and admire the work of an interior designer, what truly delights me is how real people decide to design their own space. I respond to a space that represents a life and not just the hot new trend. Don’t worry about status symbols or trends unless they truly make YOU happy. Don’t worry about what everyone else thinks. Do what is right for you. If you like to hang up mass-produced posters that everyone else has…DO IT! If you think carnations are the most beautiful flower in the world then…USE THEM! Drape your entire room in circus tents for all I care. As long as it makes you happy then DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!


Chances are if you're a Love LuLu Mae fan or customer, you have a killer sense of style yourself, both in your closet and in your home. Of course you do! To me fashion and home design go hand in hand. Just look at Agnes LuLu Mae Mile's studio!

Sexy. Sassy. Smart. Right? That room is as beautifully put together as her elaborate pieces of wearable art. I plan to feature other homes and artists with equally confident, unique, and beautiful flair. I'll be searching for those amazing deals and I'll post them here so that you all can take advantage of them. We would also love to feature your homes! Perhaps with you front and center wearing your piece of wearable art?! Please submit your photos, suggestions, and questions to:



Thanks again to Agnes and the whole LuLu Mae team!


Until next time, Cheers! Harmony

Owner of Harmony's Nook


***photos from the late and great Domino magazine. May she rest in peace.

:-) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted By harmonyfrance on Feb 22, 2009 at 10:09PM

:) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jessica Simpson is NOT fat

Posted By harmonyfrance on Jan 30, 2009 at 8:29PM

Okay this is seriously pissing me off.

This was in the New York Post! I think it's disgusting. This is what she looked like.

Okay, now clearly that outfit is heinous and I will admit that she has probably gained 10 to 15 pounds. But honestly that's not fat! It is like the shape of Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor. It's curvy and feminine AND sexy. I think it's disgusting that just because she's an entertainer that she's supposed to be stick thin, especially if that isn't natural for her body type.

Sorry this really irritated me! :rant:

Kate the Great

Posted By harmonyfrance on Jan 12, 2009 at 8:16PM


Next come the oscars!

Have a Very Merry Christmas

Posted By harmonyfrance on Dec 24, 2008 at 1:54PM

Have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone! I've enjoyed talking and debating with all of you. :)

Fame! I'm gonna live forever. I'm gonna learn how to fly. High!

Posted By harmonyfrance on Dec 1, 2008 at 3:45PM

I'm so excited about this. I used to LOVE this tv show. It was a big influence on me going into the performing arts. I wanted to go to this school so badly. It looks like they're getting some major talent for it too. Look at the cast they're racking up!

Five performers named to "Fame" faculty (Reuters)

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Actors Megan Mullally , Kelsey Grammer , Charles S. Dutton , Bebe Neuwirth and Debbie Allen have been tenured. The quintet has been chosen for administrative and teaching roles in the remake of "Fame."

Choreographer Kevin Tancharoen will direct the reinvention of the 1980 musical drama about a group of dancers, singers, actors and artists trying to survive four grueling years at New York City's prestigious High School of Performing Arts .

Allison Burnett and Aline Brosh McKenna wrote the updated screenplay for the MGM/ Lakeshore Entertainment production , which is scheduled for release September 25.

"This picture is a celebration, a testament to people pursuing their dreams, so we set out to find talented actors who could both convincingly instruct onscreen and also inspire audiences," MGM Worldwide Motion Picture Group chairman Mary Parent said.

All five actors have noteworthy performing arts backgrounds. Mullally, who will play a voice instructor, graduated from the School of American Ballet ; Grammer, who will play an orchestra conductor, attended Juilliard; Dutton, who will play an acting teacher, went to the Yale School of Drama ; and Neuwirth, who will play a dance teacher, has won two Tonys.

Actress and choreographer Allen, who played dance teacher Lydia Grant in the original film and won a Golden Globe for her role in the spinoff television series, will appear in the updated version as Principal Simms.

The student cast includes Kristy Flores, Paul Iacono, Paul McGill, Naturi Naughton and Kay Panabaker .

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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Have a Warm and Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted By harmonyfrance on Nov 26, 2008 at 11:26AM

The New Oppression of Gay Marriage

Posted By harmonyfrance on Nov 23, 2008 at 6:45AM

The New Oppression of Gay Marriage

BY Carrie L. Kaufman

When one group is oppressed, we are all oppressed. That was the lesson I learned from the Holocaust. Germans turned their eyes when Jews were stripped of their rights. They spat at the Gypsies who were rounded up. They laughed when the faigelah son of their next door neighbor was taken away. They started to worry when their “correct” neighbors disappeared, and they started to lose their own freedoms of movement and association. Then they couldn’t move at all, and they wondered how they got there.

Barack Obama is going to be president of the United States. When California closed its polls and Obama was announced the winner, tears sprang spontaneously to my eyes. Then I saw that Jessie Jackson, and Oprah, had them, too. When Obama spoke of the 106-year-old woman, Ann Nixon Cooper, and all that she has lived through, the floodgates in my eyes could not hold back. This election is truly an historic moment, not just for brown skinned people or for liberals, but for the world. Oppression has been overcome, and our kids are going to grow up not knowing what it was all about.

Well…not all kids.

At the same time that California voters were putting Obama over the top, they were also decisively adding an amendment to the state constitution to ban gay marriage. According to the tracking polls, Proposition 8 was opposed overwhelmingly by white people, independents and liberals. It was supported overwhelmingly by Christian conservatives…and African-Americans.

This is the first time in American history that people have voted to change a state constitution to strip people of rights they already have. It took a long time to get the vote for women, but once we got it, we never looked back. As late as the 1970s, many states still barred black people and white people from getting married. But once those miscegenation laws were struck down, there was no support for constitutional amendments to pull back progress and codify prejudice.

But now, the son of a black man and a white woman is going to be president of the United States. And while I was awed by the progress that this group, and we as a nation, and we as human beings, have achieved, I am struck by the fact that with all the oppression African-Americans have had to overcome, there are still many who don’t understand that by stripping another group of their rights, they are still oppressing themselves.

This campaign for gay marriage has put me in an odd position. I’m not for marriage. At all. I see it as a social construct borne in misreadings of the bible and designed to reinforce the view that men must rule over women. Its history in the last 1000 years is one of contract law and ownership. “Husband,” in its Old English origin, means to rule over a household. The word “obey,” was a regular part of the marriage ceremony as late as 20 years ago.

Even in these modern times, when women and men write their own vows and enter marriage with the best intentions for creating a co-equal partnership, the collective weight of history and subconscious societal expectations often buffets their resolve. We don’t know how to be married and be ourselves, so we tend to fall into pre-conceived roles.

The thing about being gay—about being an outsider in any way—is that you get to live apart from society’s expectations. You get to figure out who you are. You have to. There’s no pressure to follow the pattern that moves us from, say, college to living together to marriage to kids to the house in the ‘burbs to… Once you’ve decided that you can find more connection with someone of the same sex than the opposite sex, that pattern is broken. In a big way.

And that can be scary to non-gay people. When you’re caught up in trying to navigate—mostly subconsciously—the demands of societal expectations, it’s unsettling to see people who aren’t even trying.

As ambivalent as I am about gay marriage, it has occurred to me that gay people, perhaps, can redefine marriage, can strip the sexism from it and help pave the way for more co-equal partnerships.

Of course, that is ultimately what terrifies anti-gay marriage people. If gay people get married, who mows the lawn? Who cooks? Who has the kids, if any? Most importantly, who’s in charge?

As I watched Jesse Jackson cry on election night, I was reminded of the incrementality of progress. When I was a baby, Martin Luther King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. And now, my generation and the ones that have come after have elected a brown skinned man as president. As Obama said, Mrs. Nixon-Cooper, that 106-year-old woman who feared lynchings and had to sit on the back of the bus and go to separate schools and separate restaurants and separate parks, who was 61-years-old when King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, who had just watched as Medgar Evers was gunned down, and was to see the same of Dr. King a few years later…would never have believed that this day would come. But the men and women who stood up for civil rights throughout the 20th century threw the first gravel on the road that would lead to this historic presidency.

This gives me hope. My children already think gay people can marry. My children are growing up with a different understanding of what marriage is about. Many, many other children are, too. As the generation born during the struggle for gay marriage gets to middle age, the generations behind them will wonder even more why gay people getting married was such a big deal.

I saw a quote the day after the election from a woman who voted for Proposition 8. She said the country was getting too socially liberal, that it was different from the America she grew up in, and that it scared the hell out of her.


The America of the 20th century was one of prejudice and exclusion. The America in the first part of the 21th century has been worse. I have feared in the last eight years that German-style fascism could too easily gain strength in the U.S., as “divisiveness” has been the byword of American politics. No, I’m not saying that people who are uncomfortable with same-sex marriage are fascists. And I’m not even really lamenting the passing of Proposition 8. It will go down. Eventually.

But as I celebrate the victory of Barack Obama, it is imperative that I—that we all—keep remembering that real progress is incremental, and that we need to keep telling ourselves and each other that as long as we stop one group from living in freedom, we are stifling freedom for ourselves.

5th grade choir sings Tori Amos (LOVE this)

Posted By harmonyfrance on Nov 15, 2008 at 11:37AM

Cutest thing ever. Here's their blog: http://ps22chorus.blogspot.com/

Look how freaking FANTASTIC Hillary looks

Posted By harmonyfrance on Nov 11, 2008 at 7:32AM

America looks good too. ;)