Friday, December 25, 2009

Quote It

Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect and I don't live to be but before you start pointing fingers make sure your hands are clean.
Bob Marley

Thursday, December 24, 2009


God Hates Lady Gaga

Eeeeeeeek. Would you praise Jesus with that mouth?

Call me crazy (or a sinner) but I happen to believe hate is hate regardless of whether you're a Muslim extremist or a Reverend behind a pew. So despite my personal beliefs, I find stuff like this incredibly offensive.

It's awfully presumptuous to tell people they're going to hell since, you know, none of us are God.

And I personally think those who go around pointing fingers and yelling "SINNER," need to take a chill pill and make sure they're perfect.

So boo Reverend. Boo.

In situations where the principles get lost in the religion, I like to ask myself: what would Jesus really do? Would he be cool with this? I think not.

Does Monogamy Work?

How do these two do it?

Disclaimer: I am sorry in advance for this particular rant.

Thank you.

You know, as I get older and I get closer to being in the position where I can start actively pursuing my dreams, I can’t help but ask myself how monogamy makes sense.

Hear me out:

I love my alone time, I can literally go a week without really seeing anyone. Don’t get me wrong, I love people but being with someone all the time? ALL THE TIME? Why would anyone want to see a person that much?

And change is constant! We as people are constantly growing and evolving. Won’t our needs and the qualities we desire in partners change too?

And what about our aspirations? I’ve heard relationships are all about compromise but when does compromising get in the way of pursuing our dreams?

Then it hit me; relationships don’t sound that fun. Sure, committing to one person forever sounds all well and good in theory but really think about it: a relationship is all about committing. So is that a promise to never fall out of love? Is that a promise to always love a person who is at the moment your world?

Doesn’t sound fair to me. God forbid a person has a change of heart, right?

For the record, I like to think of myself as a realistic idealist. My parents are happily married and celebrated their 30 year wedding anniversary in December. I’m not jaded, I actually love love.
Birds chirping, angels singing, dancing on clouds love. Whatever, it’s all good.

With that said, I’ve seen enough relationships crash and burn to know they aren’t always a bed of roses.
I think the idea of finding one person to spend forever with is great and I used to look forward to meeting someone I could share my life with.

But with age comes more common sense.

I went on a date with a guy who was great on paper; really single, mature, smart, handsome, morally sound and successful. But when presented with an actual option, the thought of settling down right now made me physically ill. Seriously.

But what do I know? I am your quintessential single gal; I’ve never been in a relationship. I have no cred when it comes to love and committing and all that good stuff.

So I am asking all of the happily domesticated people out there: what’s your favorite thing about being in a committed relationship?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

JMO: Sex and the City 2

I love Sex and the City, I really do. I love the series and I , like many, waited in line opening night to get "carried" away when the first movie came out.

But Sex and the City 2? Was it really necessary? Of course not; sequels rarely are.

The producers obviously know a cash cow when they see one so they're milking this one for all it's worth. Just my opinion...

But I'm not hating. Go and get that paper ladies.

I'm probably going to sit out on the fabulousness of SATC2 but what about you guys? Will you see Sex and the City 2 in theaters?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

R.I.P. Brittany Murphy

"Cher, I don't want to do this anymore. And my buns: they don't feel nothin' like steel." - Brittany Murphy's Tai, Clueless.

I think it’s just devastating that I’m writing about death. It’s sad enough when people die of old age but Brittany Murphy is dead at thirty two? It just doesn’t make much sense.
While there are tons of rumors flying around about the cause of death, I’d much rather take the time to focus on Murphy’s career as an actress. She may not have been an “it girl” these past few years but her resume is still pretty impressive. No one can deny how talented Brittany Murphy was.
While I’m incredibly partial to her role as Tai (my love for Clueless runs deep), I think my favorite Brittany Murphy movie is Little Black Book. I loved her as Stacy. But that’s just me; I’d love to read about everyone else’s favorite Brittany Murphy role.

Do you have a favorite Brittany Murphy movie/role?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Better Late Than Never: Zoe Saldana in the August Issue of Vanity Fair

“I’ve done roles that anybody would have done...I’ve never helped any girl get the quarterback. I left with the quarterback.” Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana is stunning.
She's also incredibly talented.

And this Harlem Renaissance inspired photoshoot (courtesy of Michael Roberts) is sweeeet.

Click here for the interview that appeared in the august issue of Vanity Fair.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dang, You Smell Good Gurrrrrrrrl

I’ve always wanted to be a smelly girl.

Now when I write smelly, I don’t mean New York in the Summer smelly; I mean Oh Wow, She Smells Lovely, Is That Chanel smelly.

People, I am talking about perfumes or eau de toilettes. I see a delicate bottle of perfume and I think of my glamorous mother getting ready for a party. I automatically associate it with being a woman. I mean check out Monica Belluci in that Dolce ad. There's my proof right there.

I’ve never really worn perfumes or sprays but I think it’s time for a change. I am, after all, a college graduate now. I’m legally allowed to drink in public, I have bills. I’m a woman dang it. I want a signature scent. My mother has a scent. My older sisters have scents; I want one toooo (stomps feet and sucks thumb).

Here’s the problem: I have a sensitive nose so I can’t wear anything that’s going to bring on the sniffles. Does anyone have recommendations for a light spray/ perfume that smells clean but not like soap, pretty but not too girly, kind of sexy but not desperate?

How did you find your signature scent?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Shits and Giggles Mondays: Guido Edition

For all those Jersey Shore loving people out there.

Life is too short not to laugh at our own silliness.

Happy Monday : )