Wednesday, September 29, 2010

white trash.

ten reasons why I love my white trash ways and those two nimrods from 'what not to wear' are a constant fear when I hear a knock at the door...
1. my jean jacket is my favorite article of clothing I own. It's shredded to pieces and is way too small but I wear it anyways and still face the dilemma- if there is a time when jean on jean is appropriate.
2. I don't smoke but have been tempted by the sole fact that it looks cool.
3. I am a sucker for anything glittered...anything.
4. I think nails painted white is completely acceptable, even if people assume you used white out.
5. I still think Juicy Couture is fancy.
6. knee high socks are not just for harajuku girls.
7. brews and canned beans are delish.
8. I am a firm believer that a fleece is suitable outerwear, especially if it's timberland and accompanied by lugz.
9. I will never get over heroine chic black eye make up and nude lipstick, more specifically making it look like your eyes got punched out and you have no lips.
10. tattoos are only trashy if you are.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


romantic fails.

very funny and truthful article by modernman about how not to wow your biddy.
five romantic gestures she'll hate.

girl secrets.

another list of things women don't want you to know...
1. Don’t try to figure out what will make us happy. We have been trying to get to the bottom of that mystery since the beginning of time and we have no clue either.
2. If we offer you gum, it means we want to kiss you later. It’s not an insult. Just take the gum.
3. Hey – we’re not always aware of our breasts. If we happen to brush up against you, we’re not necessarily coming on to you. Sometimes we are. But it’s not a given.
4. Don’t pretend we don’t tell you when something’s wrong. Come on now. Increased chocolate intake. Foot tapping. crossed arms. Tears during a Hallmark commercial. We’ve said all we need to. Tell us we look even skinnier than usual. And then get us a glass of Sancerre.
5. We love to hear we are beautiful. Breaking it down into specifics is even better.

6. Don’t tell us you’re on a low-carb diet when you take us out to dinner. That’s why we’re not out with our girlfriends.
7. Sometimes we wear our bathing suits when we run out of underwear.
8. We find it creepy when your fingernails are longer and/or shinier than ours. You may get a manicure, but don’t admit it, and don’t enjoy it.
9. Sometimes we just complain about our periods so you’ll leave us alone.
10. Turning into our mothers is an inevitable fear we live with on a daily basis. Calling this to our attention at any point is a terrible idea

1. Using a GPS is not a sign of weakness.
12. We know we snore sometimes. Don’t ever tell us when we do.
13. Sometimes we bring you to dinners, parties, and events just to be able to say, “That one is mine.” Remember that.
14. A plunger for our place will never be a good gift.
15. When you offer to pay for something and we refuse, insist one more time. Always insist.
16. It’s okay if you want to watch Steel Magnolias with us. But if you cry harder than we do when Shelby dies, you are going to have to start answering some questions.
17. It goes movie, then dinner. That way we don’t have to rush. We have time for dessert.
18. Never pinch the muffin-top. This is grounds for execution.
19. You have our interest if you pick us up in a convertible. You have our hearts if there is a hair tie and/or brush in the car.
20. We want you to have your “guy time.” In fact, if you don’t have a great group of men to hang around, it’s a turn-off.


lessons learned.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

the wilderness downtown.

this is the coolest thing I have ever seen. the combination of new age technology and the nostalgia of music videos and our childhood homes come together... thank you again... ARCADE FIRE.
the wilderness downtown.
enter your childhood home and see a personalized music video. so brilliant.


you stole my heart.
give it back...
you're not even using it.

apt 101

when looking for an apartment, these should be your requirements: upper (which means it’s on the 2nd floor of a building or higher! there’s less chance of murder than if you live in a lower), hardwood floors (chic, classic, easier to clean, dirt/grime can’t hide like it can in carpet), parking spot (a MUST! looking for parking at 4am is a recipe for disaster! and by disaster i mean rape murder- and not necessarily in that order even! not having a parking spot is not safe, sexy, or smart), dishwasher (heroine for the lazy), washer and dryer on the premises! (makes life WAY easier then schlepping your bullshit rags from urban, American apparel, or forever 21 to some coin slot/homeless haven!), and last: location location location! (live somewhere where you feel safe and can easily walk to cool stuff – in case your car breaks down. IE: coffee shops, cute boutiques, a grocery store, etc.
thank you boycrazy
uh.. I had two. and the one's I didn't have ended in rape... yikes.

she can't get a good night's sleep unless she is covered with money.

my fairy tale thursday (not yours).

this is the first time I have been on a computer in awhile (aren't smart phones the tits?!) but for this I am sorry. I think keeping up one's writting is detrimental in the sucess of the writer, and more importantly its reader dedication. firstly I would like to thank you for the messages, comments and critisim. I can't explain enough how nice it is when people even mention they've looked at the site.
thursday thoughts...
PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE IS BACK boom bam baby! if you haven't tried this droplet of heaven go to starbucks NOW
rain, rainy daysssss I could not love them enough. fall, wellies, leaves.. did I mention pumpkin spice latte?
old movies.. I watched the brave little toaster yesterday... I'm sorry but whoa- ahead of the times or what?! except our kids are going to be watching a brave little ipod or something
reading... I have read so many amazing books in the last couple weeks, the glass castle, bright shiny morning, flower children.
the excitement of fall! spring is supposed to bring new beginnings- but would you not agree fall has more of a fresh start?

Monday, September 6, 2010

social networking and why maybe you should stick to facebook.

Social networking sites are the most prevalent way of staying connected with our friends. In our short lifetimes we have experienced pen pal letters in the mailbox transfer to waiting for our dialup modems to check for our emails to load at sloth speed. Instant chatting became mind-blowing with icq and msn messenger, which now seem ancient. Facebook exploded and suddenly old classmates to  co workers and relatives  are a click away and so are their status updates and floods of pictures.. But do you really care?
People I care about I follow on twitter. Not to say there are not many people I wish had twitter. I should be getting some kind of cut from twitter the way I promote it. But here it is: twitter is for those who are smart and witty and positive. So if you lack all of these qualities, stick with facebook, twitter isn't for you. Facebook has everyone you have to be friends with. twitter is everyone you want to be friends with. From celebrities to authors and politicians to classmates you never saw out of class but share the same interests. A way to vibrantly connect and share with friends in your twitterverse like they are a second away and not in another country. I love the quotation "facebook is everyone you went to high school with, twitter is everyone you wish you went to high school with". You "retweet" what people say that you want heard, spreading positivity and good vibes. Others love foursquare- the site where you update your location and get rewarded for different achievements. I tried it out and it's not my style- but its important to try anything if you want an opinion on it. I can't wait for what is next.

the friends you keep.

Fall has a way of bringing out nostalgia. The cool wind, crunchy leaves and smell of home cooking. Not going back to school has made me realize how lucky I am to have such wonderful friends. Especially the ones I made at university. I never understood when people would say "you make your best friends at university". I think this statement is true in many ways not so much at university exclusively but the friends you keep before and into and after as well. There are no high school cliques at university, no popular kids, no "uh well we are friends because we've known each other forever". The friends you make at university are the chosen ones. The ones that compliment you. The people that keep you close because they enjoy and are inspired by you just as you are them. They don't know where you came from or what you were. They share your wit your and your lifestyle. They are also the people you call when you are home for the holidays. Who you need to see in the seventy two hours you are home. I am so thankful for my friends. We all have so much of our own shit but when we get together it disappears and we are immediately lifted by each others presence. thank you.

never take it seriously.

You're so money but you already knew that.
There's the rub, your head can barely secure a hat.
I let you in that was my fault, let you see

my four walls don't contain such security.
I told you I only want to make your life better.

I should have pushed away your gravity and listened to eddie vedder.
Penny lane said never take it seriously

I thought you were an exception, silly of me.
But if asked. - to do it all again, what would be my reply?
Never have I thought of anything more divine.

why not?

labour day love.

Friday, September 3, 2010


have you done everything you wanted to this summer?

who am I sleeping with?

my phone.
and I am not alone...
two thirds of american adults sleep with their cellphones in or right beside their bed.
90% are those ages 18 - 29.
read more from this study here.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

thursday thoughts.

things I love..
1. harlow baby angel face. love your dog. dogs are better that humans in every way.
2. freshii frozen yogurt with fresh strawberries and crushed oreos SO GOOD.
3. hot days and sweater needed nights
4. pleasant people you bump into in the day- isn't it awful that most are not? always try and be someon elses' pleasant bump in
5. boys who compliment girls. you have no idea the battles we face daily with our hair, skin, clothes- your compliments make it worth every second.
6. realizing you have SO much longer to sleep in the morning before your alarm goes off, flipping the pillow to the cool side and zzz
7. tomorrow is friday...duh.
happy thursday :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

all you need is love.

All you need is love?
Where is the comfort in this?
Our life goal from the beginning of our existence is to find love. Your other half. Your soul mate. To find that love you can't be with out. You can't live with out. We spend all of our time and energy focused on the love of our life. Someone who completes you, someone who you will spend the rest of your life with. Anthems, ballads, works of art are all dedicated and inspired by finding your love. The biggest celebration in our life is our wedding, when we find that other person. People are so happy they throw money at you, all because you found a person you can't live without. How is the bane of our existence to not have such radical self love that you could live without someone? To me that deserves a party. Celebration of independence versus co- dependence.
so clearly single.

mermaid or whale?

Recently, in a large city in Australia, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said, “This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?”
A middle-aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern,
Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans.) They have an active sex life, get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Bering Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia.
Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans.
They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.
Mermaids don’t exist.
If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don’t have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex? Just look at them… where is IT?
Therefore, they don’t have kids either.
Not to mention, who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?
The choice is perfectly clear to me: I want to be a whale.
P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a piece of chocolate with my friends.
With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren’t heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.
Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, “Good grief, look how smart I am!”
thank you galadarling