Saturday, February 27, 2010
Some tabloid "experts" worry that little Shiloh will be picked on for her tomboy clothing choices.
Thanks for the handy analysis assholes. Her new short 'do really completes the unisex presentation, non?
My five year old niece just recently started choosing her own outfits and if she had her way,
she would be clad in head-to-toe pink everyday. My two year old nephew has a penchant for sweater vests and button-down shirts. Big deal...they could both suddenly turn goth at the age of thirteen. (please God)
Here I am at four when I dressed in hand-me-down clothes from my older cousins who were both BOYS:
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Smize really never caught on the way she wanted....yet I just used it in a sentence. doh!
It's firmly branded into my vernacular then.
Anyhoo, Tyra has decided that the term 'plus size model' is sooo 2006 and wants us to start using the phrase "Fiercely Real."
She even created a contest for models of the voluptuous persuasion.
Fiercely Real Teen Model Search.
(I've highlighted the infuriating segments for your convenience)
"Hey My Gorgeous Girls, I've been trying to expand the definition of beauty through my B.I.O. (that's Beauty Inside & Out) campaign. As part of the campaign I wanted to do a plus-sized model search – ya know, represent the REAL girls. I got to thinking and since I've gotten so many requests to do a Top Model for teens, I figured I'd put the two ideas together here on Tyra.com! This is the first ever Plus-Sized Teen Model Search! But “plus-sized” models sounds so old fashioned… so I’m changing the term “Plus-Sized” and making it "Fiercely Real"! I will pick the winner ON STAGE on The Tyra Show. Yep, I want to see all ya’ll full-figured teen girls who can rock that H2T pose, take a great picture and strut their booty down the runway! Let’s show all those magazines, TV shows, blogs, designers and CRITICS (lots of them around!) that REAL girls are fierce too."
Now, by Tyra's definition, it seems as though I don't qualify as a REAL girl anymore due to my diminutive physique:
Since when did being a REAL girl equal plus size?
My girlfriends, I consider them to be the real-iest chicks I know and they are definitely not plus-size. They are not twigs either.
But Iron Chic, you are always so critical of anorexia and bulimia? What do you want?
Listen, I don't want you to be overweight but I don't want you to have an eating disorder and try to pretend that you don't.
You should be healthy in mind and body.
I think the whole idea of "loving your fat" is a slippery slope. (Jezebel commenters, time for you to leave) We are slowly and systematically accommodating obesity by creating an environment that encourages weight gain. Bigger clothes, cars, airplane seats.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Afterwards, we did something that girls like to do which is go to H&M and try not to buy stuff.
I was really good and didn't get anything but Ching bought a pair of "slacks."
I wanted to see the Sonia Rykiel collection in the flesh without being trampled by rabid fashionistas. When was the last time you heard that word, fashionista? Problee not for a while...
There wasn't much left, just a few pickins'. I didn't see this sweater:
Or this bejeweled thingy:
Ching surprised me by liking a dress with studded shoulders. Ching + studs?
Stranger things have happened.
There is a little striped bathing suit back there that is sad I didn't buy it...
Oh and it is for real snowing in Toronto today and I have to say, I'm over it.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
That is why there is a big ol' blank spot in the sidebar waitin' for somethin' to happen.
In my head I sounded like Dolly Parton when I wrote that.
Specifically her character Truvy in Steel Magnolias:
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Are those things called "husbands?" Creepy. I guess I am too "old" to understand the Twilight thang. Cry me a river!
After I finished LOLing, I clicked on the link and lo and behold, isn't that Lala from Art Geek and Fashion Freak?
Sunday, February 14, 2010
It's Valentine's Day and they are playing The Godfather on AMC...okay.
Hey, do you feel like being cringe-y all over? Why don't you watch the remake of We Are The World?
I dare you to watch the whole thing.
I'm staying in tonight. Jay is making steak and red wine sauce (holy!) and I am going to vegematate. I'm drinked out and socialed out for now.
Here are some photos from the opening last night on Jay's new blog....
Friday, February 12, 2010
Are you happy to be alive today?
You should be. Do you need me to tell you that your life is special? It doesn't last that long so you must carpe every diem to the fullest. There were times when I took being alive for granted.
Maybe I was young and I didn't know any better. Perhaps I will feel like that again some day but for now, I will relish my existence.
Career, money, fame, power- even if you are at the top of your game and the world adores you and puts you on a pedestal...when you are alone in your own head, despising yourself, there is no comfort in success. Your achievements won't "snuggle" you to sleep and your black diamonds won't understand your insecurities.
There is no victory in suicide just a big F.U. to living and the people who love you.
The world will go on and you will be a memory; a hint of a potential life and missed opportunities.
If you ever need to talk, I'll "Dr. Phil" you anytime.......
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
See America, we can do everything you can do. Canada's answer to Mark Sanford is Toronto's own Adam Giambrone (pronounced Giamboner) Toronto Transit chairman and mayoral candidate.
Totally textbook case: he banged some young chicks in his city hall office, sent illicit texts (duh),
she contacted the press, he denied it then later admitted to multiple flings and apologized.
The end. Psych! It's just the beginning for this weiner:
“This searing experience has taught me, permanently I hope, that a public career of integrity cannot survive deceit in your private life.”
You cannot have everything. (Bill Clinton excluded) Is this why our transit system is thoroughly useless? Too busy sexting college girls to sort it out....
Prepare for a permanent entry of your indescretions on your Wikipedia page, weenie. That's what hurts the most, you know.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
This is the floor color I wanted in the beginning but people were all like "don't do it you'll regret it blah blah." It's not like I layed down white cashmere on the ground. Cool your jets!
You walk on it, it gets dirty. Whatever.
So pleased with the results!
Vanilla cake batter!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
It is currently dirt-grey and looking a little worse for wear.
So, we cleared out the whole shebang tonight and laid down a coat of paint.
Here is the before shot:
This is what I am doing right now...
I'm having flashbacks to that time before the store was open. How did we make it through?
You just do!
I can already say that with one coat, it is as if a ray of light has beamed into the space.
After photos tomorrow... if you care.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Let's talk love.
You've been living vicariously through my opinions for too long, after all.
Get ready for positivity without a hint of sarcasm......
I love life.
I love going to sleep at night just so I can wake up and start the next day.
I love toasted coconut covered marshmallows:
I think these guys are pretty rad:
I live for pop culture:
I love Mel Gibson movies:
And fantasy films:
I can't break my habit of wearing black clothing, who knows why?
I enjoy scraggly, ragamuffin-style dogs:
And Toulouse-Lautrec paintings:
I wish Fra Angelico would paint a fresco in my bedroom:
I would stay in there all day contemplating it whilst eating Strawberry Shortcake ice cream bars: