Friday, February 27, 2009

Showing off the goods and illegally parked Durangos?

I'm really into the spirit of blogging now that I've given it a facelift. It like a brand new me! And everyone knows that when you get a makeover, you turn into a total whore. So this is me figuratively shakin it for you. Woot woot!

This isn't exactly a real blog post, so you can feel free to disregard.

I feel very powerful today. I've been entering in some HR "corrective actions" and it makes me feel all badass and HR cool. Which leads to my next story.....

There's a turnaround right outside my office with obvious "No Parking" "Fire Lane" and "15-minute Load Zone" signs plastered all around. Well, one woman has decided that she is free from the law, and parks her Durango there ALL DAY. And not just all day once... all day every day. She and her stumpy legs teeter away from her car into a nearby office building never to be seen again (until 4pm).

Well GUESS WHAT, lady? I'm going VIGIL ANTE on your ass today! That's right. I called it in to the Fairview security and emailed the UMPD. You and your free parking can SUCK IT!

Wow, this is a really boring post.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The name is Oscar. Oscar Mayer.

Are you sure you'd "truly like to be" this man's wiener??

The Oscars were on Sunday eve, and while I can't claim to have seen any of the films yet, I did see the glimmer of lights on some lovely Fred Leighton jewels.... here are some thoughts on this most recent Red Carpet:

Hands down the best dressed of the night goes to Taraji P. Henson. Not only is she naturally gorgeous, but the beautiful makeup and hair really polished off this fabulous Roberto Cavalli gown.... I gasped when I saw her!!

Is it weird that I feel a special kinship to her and her good style because her birthday is also 9/11?

My runners-up are Natalie Portman and Alicia Keys because of their popping pink done in decidedly non-prom fashion. Anne Hathaway was kind of in there until I saw her weird bodice issue. And her hair was a bit dead animal on one side. Kate Winslet as well, but her melodramatic acceptance speeches of late have soured me a bit. Her hair, however, was sheer genius!

Some comments to the others:
1. Beyonce -- you needn't wear sausage casing EVERY awards show. Wait... why are you here?
2. Jessica Biel -- pull up that hair! And get a hem job. And DON'T wear black pumps.
3. SJP -- I like you, your style, the dress... but that center part was a crime with your long face. I couldn't even look.
4. Penelope Cruz -- you looked lovely and always have great red carpet style, but I couldn't help but think wedding dress with your vintage gown.
5. Angelina -- lighten up, for chrissakes. Also, your look was stolen from Eva Longoria Parker circa 2005 Golden Globes.... And I also don't like you.

It was really hard to find a good pic of Eva, but you get the gist - hair half up, volume at the crown, loose curl, green earrings, black dress with sweetheart neck (sort of for ELP).....


You know, I HAD planned on blogging after every red carpet this year, but clearly that never happened. Oh well. There's always next year ;-)


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Refresh, Renew, Recycle (I think that's how it goes)

I've decided to give my blog kind of a facelift. The old design, while pretty, was an assault on my eyes. The background alone heightened my anxiety to surprising heights. I like things to be visually organized. Enter overhaul:

So here it is - simple, yes, but hopefully lovely. It's clean, it's neat, it's found some confidence and purpose in it's simplicity. It's an all around happier, healthier blog because of it. A change for the better, really.

I really wish I could apply this principle to my closet these days. There is just SO. MUCH. CRAP. I wear the tiniest fraction of the clothing I own (in part due to the fact that I have steadily gained unwanted weight over the years) and the rest gets shoved aside. Could this constant wardrobe replenishment be partly to blame for my financial woes? Ummm YAH.

Alas, I digress.

I've opted not to care about my blog's identity - it is what it is: a place for me to spill thoughts, talk about stuff and things, update you (who ARE you??) on my latest adventures (or lack thereof), and sprinkle tidbits of beauty advice in here and there. I used to have notions of compartmentalizing it all, but realized that sometimes the more you try to organize things, the more chaotic they become.....

And that, children, is the moral of today's story.