Monday, December 27, 2010


Michelle is sick! Since she can't talk, she created a silent film to describe her winter woes from the east coast snowpocalypse 2010.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

CHRISTMAS RAP (Saint Nick's Song)!

A little Christmas ditty brought to you by Lorraine and Michelle of Girls Side.


I picked up my tree from the local Rite Aid
I talked to the sellers and they're Canada-made
Said I got a good deal for what I paid
and the Christmas spirit that will never fade.

Saint Nick, Saint Nick, Saint Nick,
Saint Nick, Saint Nick, Saint Nick.

Brought it back home, man my apartment is small!
Why'd I have to get tree that's eight feet tall?
I got it through the door but had to leave it in the hall
and then I gave my friend Lorraine a call.

Saint Nick, Saint Nick, Saint Nick,
Saint Nick, Saint Nick, Saint Nick.

Buying lots of gifts for the family
Gonna put them all underneath the tree
Took a sweet picture of Santa and me
Oh dang! It's time for me to leave Macy's!

Saint Nick, Saint Nick, Saint Nick,
Saint Nick, Saint Nick, Saint Nick.

Hurry on home it's Christmas Eve
Gotta make some cookies for Santa to eat
Lookin' through my drawers for my cookie sheets
Don't forget the milk it's one of his pet peeves!

Saint Nick, Saint Nick, Saint Nick,
Saint Nick, Saint Nick, Saint Nick.

I was lyin' on the floor then I heard, "ding dong"
I helped her pick it up 'cause I'm big and strong
And then we waited for Santa all night long
And that brings us to the end of our song.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Girls Side Travels Up Soapcreek!

Exclusive Girls Side look into Soapcreek, our favorite shop at the Bryant Park Holiday Shops this year. Find them on the web at:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Girls Side Adventure to Citipond!

We went to Bryant Park to visit all the Citipond Christmas Shops!

More about the shops: http://www.theholidayshopsatbryantpar...
Where we got awesome puppets:
Michelle's tasty kettle corn:
Where to get a shot of chocolate:

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dramatic Reading of a Real Life Work Email

Michelle does a dramatic reading of an email she received from a Sales Rep at her former place of employment back in February 2010.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Girls Side Thanksgiving Special!

It's almost Thanksgiving - that special day where you get together with family and friends and eat food beyond even your own comprehension. Lorraine and Michelle take you back to the first Thanksgiving and explore how traditions have changed now in 2010.

Monday, November 15, 2010

New News with Lorraine

Lorraine takes you through all the new news going on in her world.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sports Special! Quidditch World Cup! Podracing! Unicorn Run???

Lorraine and Michelle are excited about the upcoming Quidditch World Cup in NYC. What other fictional games should become a reality?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pumpkin Carving Spooktacular Michelle Vlog!

In the Halloween spirit Michelle carves a pumpkin with an image of Yoda on it. This is what speeding up over 1.5 hours of footage looks like.

Song credit: The Who - "Boris the Spider"

Monday, October 25, 2010

Michelle's Birthday!!

It's Michelle's Birthday on October 26th! Check out highlights from her Birthday party this weekend and don't forget to WISH MICHELLE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY if you haven't already! :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Harry Potter Land, Witches and Halloween Dress-Up!!!

Lorraine talks Harry Potter Land, her recent delve into witchcraft and gives you a preview for her possible Halloween costume! http://

Monday, October 11, 2010


Get a glimpse at NY Comic Con 2010 through the lens of Girls Side!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Michelle vlog! Comic-con! LOTR! WEDDINGS??? T-Shirt Contest!!

Michelle has been pretty busy recently. She talks about some upcoming events she's attending including New York Comic-Con, LOTR: Live in Concert and TWO Weddings!

Design Michelle's T-Shirt contest!
Find the picture here: or below
If you are chosen, I'm going to ask for the high quality image artwork so I can actually make the T-Shirt!
E-mail your submissions to

Monday, September 27, 2010


Lorraine and Michelle celebrate their one year anniversary of uploading videos to YouTube from viewer suggestions.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

One year!

It's our one year anniversary today! One year ago today we posted our first Girls Side! video: An Introduction!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Betty White (an original song)

New Song Vlog by Lorraine! Starring our favorite Golden Girl!

Monday, September 13, 2010


Michelle uses the power of technology to briefly bring Lorraine to you in this video and discusses her experience on the BHRA: Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Tour.

Tickets to Michelle's play:
Lorraine's improv group, Borealis:
Brooklyn Historic Railway Association:

Friday, September 3, 2010

GS Marina and the Diamonds "Shampain" Music Video

Michelle searches for champagne to help battle her insomnia to the tune of "Shampain" by Marina and the Diamonds.

Special thanks to Michael T. Astolfi ( for being the cameraman!

Sunday, August 29, 2010


No new vid tomorrow. :( Expect the new Michelle Vlog sometime this week, though! Waaaah!

Here's a production still in the meantime:

Monday, August 23, 2010

Star Wars 30 Year Celebration!

We are psyched about Star Wars Celebration: 30 Years of The Empire Strikes Back! See our date with R2-D2 and a fun video brought to you from the people at JibJab. Yay!

Creative Differences:
More Girls Side:

Monday, August 16, 2010

Growing Up Song

I wrote my first original song for ukulele - it's a song to teach kids about about growing up. (May not be suitable for children).

I have been teaching myself to play ukulele for about 2 months now. So I am by no means a master, but I hope you enjoy! Please leave a comment and say what else you might like to hear a song about!! xo, Lorraine

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Chip Chat

Lorraine and Michelle eat snacks and talk life. Michelle gets cast in a show and does an Office Fanisode, whilst Lorraine gets ready for IT Award Announcements.

Michelle's Office Fanisode:
Lorraine's Theater Co:
Chip Chat:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

We'll be responding to your questions LIVE tonight!

Hey all! Tonight at 9pm EST we’ll be on GChat ( - ADD US!) and responding to your Tumblr Questions ( LIVE. So ask away!

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Movie Reviewkus: Toy Story 3, Despicable Me, Inception

Michelle presents three of her latest creations called Reviewkus (Movie Reviews in Haiku format). She does Toy Story 3, Despicable Me and Inception. - New Video Every Monday!!

Michelle's Reviewkus:

Andy's off to school
Salty tears on my popcorn
I'd just keep the toys

Oldest person here
Want a fluffy unicorn
Really super cute

Leo meets Juno
Final level is on Hoth-
Pause, is this a dream?

Monday, July 12, 2010

SIX FLAGS!! More flags more fun!

Lorraine & Michelle take an adventure to the wilds of New Jersey to explore the magic of Six Flags.


Monday, June 14, 2010

A Walk in the Park with Girls Side

Lorraine and Michelle take to the Parks of Astoria located on the East River (Socrates Sculpture Park & Rainey Park) for bicycling, crafts and good times.

Wee woooo!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Michelle's Gone Fishin'!

By viewer's request via Facebook, for Michelle's solo vlog she made a montage of angry fishermen!

We do not own the fisherman videos and do not claim to.

Here fishy, fishy, fishy.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


A collection of moments from our rendezvous at Forest Park. #workingfortheweekend

Also, special thanks to the rest of our team - we couldn’t have done it without them!

**Michael T Astolfi, Aditi Chakravarty, Andrea Kornstein, Ai Hirashiki, Daniel Holmes, Nick Markovich, Geoff Menegay, Sean Reidy**

Thursday, April 15, 2010

CHIP CHAT Features Girls Side!

Hey all!

My friend Trevor and his buddy run a blog called CHIP CHAT. To quote their introduction message,
Here at chip chat we take our snacking seriously, but not too seriously. Point being, we really wanna talk about chips and everything chip-related.

Sounds good to me!

I heard about some crazy new "Late Night" Doritos Flavors: Last Call Jalapeno Popper, All Nighter Cheeseburger and most importantly, Tacos at Midnight.

I wondered, how did they obtain such specificity? Naturally, I turned to the Chip Chatters for an answer. Check out Tevin's review here.

Thumbs up or thumbs down? You be the one to decide.

Thanks again to the guys at CHIP CHAT for the shout out!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Saint Patty's Day

Top 'o' the morning to you! Please check out our newest Girls Side Saint Patty's Day Special! We LOVE your comments, questions and feedback, so keep it coming!

Please check out our Hands on New York volunteer page for our team Snackbot HERE! Please, please, please DONATE to team Snackbot! Every penny goes to bettering NYC. Even a dollar or two helps! Hands on New York is April 24th. We will spend the day rejuvenating schools, parks, public gardens and other awesome stuff for the good of the whole with our friends and the charity New York Cares.

You can join our team (seriously!) or start your own! "Why?", you say. If you volunteer even one day Disney Parks will give you a free one day pass!! Say what?!?! That is right! A free day at Disneyland or Disneyworld. Check out Give a day. Get a Disney day. Here! We would love to see you out there trying to pitch in with your community too (even if it's for a pair of mouse ears)!

If you want to find more cool volunteering opportunities in your neck of the woods check out Bon Jovi on

Official Snackbot webpage: HERE!

Kittens and Rainbows,
Lorraine and Michelle

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Best Show Ever

I have recently discovered what might just be the best show ever. There are just no words to describe it. It is one part reality cop drama, one part celebrity delusions of grandeur and two parts awesome. Feast your eyes on this:

You are welcome.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lorraine Vlogs and Sings "Cozy, Festive, Cheerful"!!!

Hey Girls Side!

Lorraine did her very first Vlog!

Lorraine found this little ditty on the podcast Road 2 Shambala and decided to do a cover. You can listen to the original at about 10mins in (but you should listen to the whole podcast because it is awesome!)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Michelle Vlogs! Hair! T-Shirts! Music!

Hey! We decided to start doing some individual video blogs in between the Q&A's and Specials. I took the first crack at it. Enjoy!

Rhett and Link T-Shirt Wars!
Steph's Channel
Song at end: Duffy - "Warwick Avenue"

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cane that converts into a stool??

So I've been posting on Twitter about this like a fiend because I find it so amazing.

Let me set the scene for you. Yesterday at 6pm I left my office and headed to the 6 train (kismet?) to Queens. After a rough day, instead of transferring to the 4/5 at Union Square I got caught up in reading The Time Traveler's Wife, which I'm mildly obsessed with and stayed. I also was seated. This is a big incentive to stay on my current train than chancing it on an express especially since my near fainting spells (thanks overcrowded subways).

As I trudged towards the N/W after getting off at 59th Street, I saw a seemingly hunchbacked older woman making her way to a snack stand. I noticed she had a cane. But this cane was different than your ordinary cane. IT ALSO CONVERTED INTO A STOOL. "What a brilliant idea," I thought. I really should have exclaimed it.

Honestly, I'm considering getting one for myself. I'd make a fortune if I sold these at Disney World or anywhere else that has equally long lines. I'd prefer if it was retractable, though, so I could fit it in my bag.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine's Day Special!!

Valentine's Day is coming soon! Lorraine and Michelle present you with ways to get through the holiday with what they like to call: Bad Date vs. Good Date.

Love, love!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Our friend Chris Luther made us this sweet Batman Comic.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Girls Side: Winter Special!!!

We intended on doing an episode with fun! outdoor! winter! activities! However, we both got sick. Wahh wahhh. Take a look at what you can do INDOORS in the winter.

Our favorite weather-predicting stuffed animal, Le'roy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

YAY! YAY! Q&A - Star Wars, Eye Amoebas and Karaoke

Yes! Another YAY! YAY! Q&A! Watch it and look for the link to another bonus video... :D! Next episode will be a special. What kind? No one knows but Girls Side!

Questions answered:

TheMattFriedHour: ...Why was I not born a Jedi?
Joseph Ortiz: ....What are those weird squiggly eye amoebas that fly past your eyes when you stare at white colored walls?
Sean Reidy: What is your quintessential Karaoke song and why?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Filmed a New Q&A!

Wahoo! Girls Side filmed their latest installment of YAY! YAY! Q&A tonight! We're very excited about it - we think it's going to be super fun.

Sneak peak image!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Girls Side Meets iTunes!

YES! The day has finally come. Girls Side is on iTunes! We're up there as a video podcast. Now if you subscribe to us on iTunes, you can set it up so every time we upload a new episode, it will automatically be downloaded to your computer for your viewing pleasure!

Thursday, January 7, 2010



We've just submitted Girls Side to the Streamy Awards! And now we need YOU to nominate us! See below to find the categories we're nominated for and follow the links to make a public submission. YOU CAN SUBMIT ONCE PER CATEGORY EVERY DAY - SO PLEASE DO!!

Series Name: Girls Side
Series URL:

Best New Web Series: Girls Side
Best Comedy Web Series: Girls Side
Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series: Girls Side
Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series: Girls Side
Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series: Lorraine Cink
Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series: Michelle Ciotta
Best Vlogger: Girls Side
Best Editing in a Web Series: Michelle Ciotta



The Streamys are primarily a merit-based awards mixed with a small splash of popularity contest.

The series or individual with the most submissions in each of the non-Craft categories (click here for a full categories list) will automatically become an Official 2010 Streamy Awards Nominee. Only one submission, per IP address, per category, per day will be counted. For example, if the same person submits the same show in the same category 300 times in one day, only one of those votes will count.

With the exception of the Audience Choice Award, the remaining nominees in every category will be decided by members of the International Academy of Web Television.

The Audience Choice Award is the only award whose nominees and winner is solely determined by popular vote. The top 10 most submitted series in the 11 Overall Series categories (again, you can click here for a full categories list) become Audience Choice Award Finalists. In late February, the IAWTV will announce the Official Streamy Awards Nominees and the Audience Choice Award Finalists. On March 9, Audience Choice Award voting begins.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

YAY! YAY! Q&A 01

NEW EPISODE! It's the first of many in our YAY! YAY! Q&A series.

Send in YOUR viewer questions and we will answer two to three of them every episode. Right now we're shooting to get one out biweekly/every fourteen days/in a fortnight.

We're going to try to go through our backlog of questions starting from the ones submitted around the time of our first episode! It's like taking a stroll down memory lane...from four months ago.

Also, this video features our first YouTube ANNOTATION ! We have seen them around but never dabbled. Dabbling = officially done, and it was so worth it.


Saturday, January 2, 2010


OH MY GOSH! Girls Side: Dating Special has hit 1,000 views! We are thrilled! So very exciting. This was the second video we ever filmed and it was a lot of fun to make.

Please keep watching, commenting and subscribing. If we do something you like, please let us know so we can do more of it!

And still, feel free to GChat and/or e-mail us.