Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Long Time

Been kinda m.i.a. for a bit, but that's justified by the holidays. I may or may not be back diligently come the new year, due to a new job and me franticly trying to find my head amidst it all.

Anyway, on that note I will post a few of my newly acquired items (watch, teacups etc) at a later date, and till then will leave you with this creepy as fuck picture from the haunting spread over at the online magazine, Cheek:

Sunday, December 27, 2009

To hear many religious people talk, one would think God created the torso, head, legs and arms, but the devil slapped on the genitals.

Don Schrader

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Das Park Hotel

Can be found in Linz, Austria. I think when I go back, maybe I will stay here:

This unique hotel has transformed standard concrete sewer pipes into hotel rooms, simply by giving them a back wall and large front door, and drilling a window in the side for a little bit of natural light.

Happy Christmas to me!!

I just bought these lovelies over at modcloth and am extremely happy to get them in the mail in a couple of weeks. For only $19 shipping, this makes me quite happy. Even if it is American prices.

First ever online shopping, huzzah!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Them kids

Are much tougher then you or I will ever be.

They also probably died of lung cancer.

PS: I currently have a cat lying in my arms like a baby, and we're just chillin together. He does make typing difficult though.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Dirty Blond

Thank you Siri, for helping me decide what colour to dye my hair in January:

Friday, December 18, 2009

Are women as horny as men?

This video...oh man...

I agree with the bloggers over at filthygorgeousthings, most men are "just a little less uncouth about the whole thing".

Oh Daria,

The things you do...

How can I not like you when you go and pose with a beautiful bike in the deserts of Utah?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pretty much.

If you go home with someone and they don't have any books, don't fuck them.

John Waters

PS: I'm done school now:)

Monday, December 14, 2009


I wish my parents had kept me in ballet. I figure I'm pretty graceful as it is, but I honestly wish I were able to just break out in beautiful traditional and contemporary ballet dancing.

via cherryblossomgirl

PS: The lack of posts mean I am ALMOST done school. And that my handsome man is back in town...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dear Santa Pt. 2


Here we go again...more pictures of a beautiful girl who is encouraging me to colour my hair.

Mum? Is that you?

I encourage you to check out this lovely girls blog; it is filled with beautiful clothing and lovely backgrounds.

Swedes for the win!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Is the name of the game.

My mind is wandering everywhere except my comparative sociology paper.

I want to dye my hair...It has been mahogany, black, strawberry blonde, red, and dark brown. Basically, my hair has been every 'normal' hair colour that there is out there...except blonde. Like really blonde. Because of course, when I was a little girl, I had curly blonde hair.

Now my hair is back to its natural colour...which is light brown.

I think in the New Year I'll go have a sit down with Ebony and ask her opinion on the matter.

...I'm ready to be done exams and papers, thank you very much.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dear Robyn,

May this imagery provide you with the inspiration for your Sociology paper:

Courtesy of Elisa Lazo de Valdez.

You're still one of my favourite artists.


“Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren’t they? They’re all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you’re born, you’re on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don’t want to know about you.”

- George Carlin

Have I mentioned...

That one day I will collect teacups and display them on a beautiful dessert stand?

I think I get more girly by the year.

Also on the list for collection:
-vintage tins

Monday, December 7, 2009

Dear Santa

Do I want an oversized watch, or a petite one?

La Mer Oversized Vintage Watch

La Mer Petite Watch

In general I am a fan of menswear styles, and like the idea of a large watch face on my tiny little wrist...but I also like the idea of having a petite and dainty one.

Either are on my Christmas list.

Normalizing Disabilities

Because I just wrote an exam on it, and because this woman is beautiful and an accomplished athlete, model, and spokesperson for people living with disabilities:

Aimee Mullins - (born 1976 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model best known for her extraordinary collegiate-level athletic accomplishments, despite a disability that resulted in the amputation of both of her legs.She was born with fibular hemimelia (missing fibula bones) and had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was just one year old. While attending Georgetown University she competed against able-bodied athletes in NCAA Division I track and field events and set Paralympic records in 1996 in Atlanta in the 100-meter dash and the long jump. She says she will have realised one of her ambitions when people describe her as “Aimee Mullins, the model”, rather than “Aimee Mullins, the disabled model”.


Ish wrote a couple of weeks ago about a 13 year old girl who committed suicide after the repercussions of what started off as a harmless "sext" became public knowledge to her school, her teachers and her parents. I think she summarizes quite nicely that had it not been for the negative reactions of her school and her parents, and the shaming that transpired, this girl probably would not have killed herself. I doubt anyone of her friends told her, "Hey, it's ok. So you sent a naked text of yourself to john doe, you shouldn't be's just nudity...and it's just a body. Something most people have seen before, because hey whaddya know, they have one too."

Ish also discusses the laws that surround things like this, i.e. is it considered underage pornography, what do we do about the non-consensual spreading of the message etc...

The following quote, I feel, sums the situation up nicely:
As Veronica Arreola said on her Twitter, while the media insists on calling this a “sexting-related suicide,” it’s much more accurately referred to as a “slut-shaming suicide.” Because the photograph she sent is not what drove this poor girl to kill herself — the non-consensual spreading of the photograph, and the subsequent reaction that her classmates and all adults in positions of authority had to it seems to absolutely have been what drove her to despair. And that is a truly vital distinction to make if we actually care about the fact that a 13-year-old girl is dead, and why.

missing you

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Red dress


I have one very similar to this, except rather than the lovely neckline on this one, mine has a much more 40's sweetheart cross-over neckline.

Regardless, I want to own a cute little belt similar to this one so that I can complete the look.

...I quite enjoy wearing dresses in the winter.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Kiki's Birthday

Last year I was invited to Kiki's birthday at Ish's place and we all enjoyed yummy food, desserts, sparkling drinks, clothing and Korean horror movies.

This year I get to celebrate again with the girls, and do much of the same things, but this time we'll do it maybe dressed like this:

And perhaps there will also be some of this:


Either way I'm happy to have a ladies night with yummy cupcakes and other goodies, because it means taking a break from deathly studying.

Have I made you all jealous?

skeleton obsession

Throw in some cupcakes and my day is perfect:

Friday, December 4, 2009

skeleton tea spoons

I want them:

Sure they may not work so well for sugar purposes...but aren't they pretty?

Guido & Guidettes

I just learned what the term referred to after having seen clips from an appalling mtv series "Jersey Shore". Guido's are typically referred to as:
An Italian American man usually residing in New York or New Jersey. He wears shirts that are too tight and unbuttoned 5 buttons too low to show off the chest that he spent hours and hours at the gym obtaining, he spends more time on his hair than his girlfriend, and continues to “hit the clubs” long into his mid to late 30’s. Often attracted to the female version of himself, the guidette.
while guidette's are the
Female counterpart to the Guido, meaning vapid, vain, and shortsighted. Located largely in the tri-state area or wherever there is a high density of Italian families. Can be spotted generally according to lack of clothing, and lack of breathability in said clothing. Often speaks in a high, shrill voice---almost like a mating call to attract guidos. Daily life consists of clubbing, tanning, shopping, perhaps exercise or work, and not a whole lot else.

Basically I was shocked by the amazing shades of orange that both sexes seem to achieve, and the overall impression that these people must have some sort of venereal disease. Or are at least going to die of cancer...or plain stupidity. Sometimes people make stereotyping really easy.

I can hardly believe that I even took the time to post this...but with the amount of filth on TV these days it's hard not to want to critique it all.

Why is this shit popular?

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Secret Life of the American Teenager

So there I was, relaxing after school flipping channels, and I come across The Secret Life of the American Teenager on Much.

At first I was so turned off by the clearly Christian influence (created by the same women who wrote 7th Heaven), promoting abstinence and highlighting all the terrible things that you have to deal with if you get pregnant out of wedlock when you are young. But then I became intrigued...this is what youth watch on TV; and apparently this is how youth react around sex and think about it. Worse than that, it's this type of programming that is no doubt impacting how some kids view sex, love and all those other hormonal time bombs. To top that off, the stereotyping throughout the program is horrifying. The religious cheerleader who has a purity ring and plans on abstaining until marriage, her boyfriend who kisses the 'slutty' sexually open girl, the badass drummer who knocks up the innocent quiet band geek...throw in a smart Asian girl who recites sex statistics at the drop of a pin and you have your high school student body.

I think what bothers me most is the idea of love and how in North American cultures we condone having sex with someone by putting the label of love on it. "I love him, so it's ok." "It's only been two weeks, but I love him." What does love have to do with it? That's called lust and infatuation kiddies. Not love.

Actually, who am I to say what one person calls love isn't love? All I'm trying to get at is that I think for many young people nowadays we try to justify something so utterly natural as the act of sexual intercourse as an act of love, and that it can only be an act of love. If there isn't love attached to it, then it is a sin and wrong.

I think what I'm getting at is best described by the article "Sex, Sin and Social Policy" by Susan Rose, which focuses on the practices of abstinence-until-marriage programs versus comprehensive-sex-education programs and discusses with students and teachers from Denmark (pro sex-ed) and the United States (anti sex-ed) the impact and views on both. One of the passages I remember most clearly from that article was an observation made by a Danish teen along the lines of, "Sure I have sex with my boyfriend, sure I like him. But I don't love him. Love is something I attribute to people I've known for many years, like my family and good friends...I've only known my boyfriend for a few months in comparison."

Really you should probably read the article for yourself. I wish I had a link for you, but I read in it my Sociology of Sexuality text (Stombler, Mindy et al. 2006. Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader (2nd ed).) I wish I hadn't sold it back...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

25 good reasons to dress up

Note: I wear what is comfortable and aim to look well put together, and enjoy not looking like everyone else. If that means being dressy, fine. Although I do have some issues with the girls at school who are dressed like they're going out to a club; but hey, to each their own.

*Because life’s too short to blend in. Don’t settle for average.

*Because you’re only young once. You’re way more gorgeous than you know & have a fabulous body you’ll one day look back on and wish you had! Take advantage now and show off how fabulous you can be.

*Because fashion is a method of self expression. What are you trying to say?

*Because you never know who you’ll run into. Brad Pitt at the grocery store? Hey, stranger things have happened.

*Because it obviously annoys some people (like the guy who asks why YOU are so dressed up). The fact that it annoys them so much is all the more reason to keep doing it.

*Because you never know, there’s always a chance you could get snapped by The Sartorialist (or maybe the girls over at Street Spotted)!

*Because you deserve to look your best at all times.

*Because you’ll never improve your sense of style if your default look is “I give up”. Yes, that was a Seinfeld reference. But it’s true!

*Because dressing up helps you weed out friends who don’t love you for you. If they have a problem with the way you dress, they’re not the kind of friends you want around.

*Because cute clothes and accessories are a great conversation starter. Wear something fabulous and people will ask you where you got it.

*Because parties aren’t the only time to celebrate.

*Because that fabulous party dress in your closet cost too much to only be worn once. Remember cost per wear?

*Because it’s fun!

*Because even if you live in an “unstylish” city & are scared to dress up, cities don’t become stylish without someone going first. I know it sounds cheesy, but be the change you want to see in the world. Everyone else can follow your fabulous lead.

*Because dressing up helps you make fashion mistakes and get past them. Mistakes happen to everyone and that’s how you learn what not to do – get them out of the way now!

*Because it’s a test of your confidence. Dressing unconventionally forces you to develop the self-assurance necessary to stand out from everyone else.

*Because fashion is one of the rare instances where art comes alive. What artistic statement do you want to make?

*Because if you’ve got it (great style, killer confidence, amazing legs), it’s just wrong not to flaunt it.

*Because someday when you have a 9-5 corporate job and are required to wear business suits, you’re going to miss the freedom of dress you had in college. Experiment now! There’s no better time.

*Because glamour isn’t only reserved for the rich and famous, even though maybe they’d like you to believe it is.

*Because if conspiracy theorists are to be believed, the world might end on 12/31/2012 – that’s only 1211 days from now! Even though we all worried about Y2K too, why not be on the safe side? Don’t spend the theoretical 1211 days you have left in sweats.

*Because Carrie Bradshaw would not approve of your sweatpants and UGG boots. You can do better than that. And deep down, you know I’m right.

*Because dressing well means you don’t have to do your hair at all – you’ll have that ultra fabulous, slightly disheveled Kate Moss look.

*Because nothing beats the rush you feel when you look in the mirror and LOVE what you see.

*Because you want to. That’s the only reason that matters.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


To add to the shit that is occurring in my life right now, the neighbors whose lot backs onto ours (panhandle) are dumping leaves and throwing twigs that fell from our tree over our fence (they stopped for a brief moment when they saw me watching them, while on the phone).

They've always held a sore spot regarding that tree (it's a heritage tree that they wanted us to cut down), and have now resorted to childish antics. Have I mentioned that they're in their 60's? And that they now have their 40 something son in on it too?

Fuck. I have very little respect for these people, and it boggles my mind that they think this is a good way to deal with the situation. Because you know...they did all that raking, and now they are in a neat pile on our side of the fence.

Grow up.

Friday, November 27, 2009


This is indicative of how I've been feeling lately, due to a number of reasons. Boy, school, projects, extracurricular name it. Some good, some bad.

Regardless of how I've been feeling, I think this is a beautiful photograph and will continue to allow it to represent my current feelings.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Just when I think I was being somewhat original, I find a pretty girl who basically has the same tattoo that I would like to get at some point in my life.

I can't tell what is written underneath the feather, but when I do get around to adding this tattoo idea to my body, I will also have something written.

Dating a boy with lots of tattoo's is making me itch to get some new work done.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Anyone else want to go for a hike with me and Natalia? We can wear pretty and totally inappropriate hiking clothes if you'd like:)

Or we could just recreate this photo-shoot.

period sex

This article makes some good points, whether or not you agree with them.

I’ll admit that stained sheets are an annoyance, but getting menstrual blood on oneself is a monthly occurrence for women, and yet we somehow manage to avoid PTSD. Understanding this, and accepting that the vagina is part of the female reproductive system and not just a sterile hole for your dick, is an important step toward becoming a man worthy of fucking.

...if boys and girls and men and women would all stop treating menstruation like some ultra-private phenomenon, the world — and the vagina — would be a happier place.

Why Men Should Learn To Like Period Sex - Jezebel via sexisnottheenemy

Monday, November 23, 2009

Last two weeks

Of the last full semester that is a part of my undergrad. And what am I doing? Stressing, studying, procrastinating, and spending wonderful moments with a certain someone.

And of course, finding pretty pictures:

Friday, November 20, 2009

The problem with today's society is...

that some people think it's OK to dress little girls up like this:

And then wonder why it is that we have pedophiles who rape little girls and boys.

I mean, what are those? Bathing suits or terribly short dresses? And wedges on an eight year old (I can't tell what age she is because of the makeup/styling)? For real people?

I just barfed in my mouth a little bit.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

instead of school

This is what I spent my morning doing. Much better than going to classes; especially when it's gearing down to the last two weeks of the semester. Good life choices. Do I regret it? Certainly not.

image dump

Sometimes I think maybe I should just get a tumblr blog instead of this one, as I do generally just post a bunch of random pictures that I enjoy.


It's always a tragedy when someone passes away, but especially those young ones that still had such a future ahead of them. I just hope Daul's death doesn't become a huge press thing that the media will attack. And then here I am...writing about it.

My condolences to her family.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Woke up to this

In my inbox:


You festering goat sack pustule. Where the hell are ya?


I'm starting to go to Victoria Wheelchair Rugby games (murderball), and I guess this kid forgot to get rid of all the cc's in the email when he hit reply.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


My parents are in Honolulu right now.

I'm a little jealous, but only because of the sun...Also, Heather and I now have the house to ourselves. This is a plus. She will probably have parties, and this means as a responsible adult I will boot for her.

I'm ready for school to be done. I hate writing reports; especially on different forms of sociological research methods. I should stop complaining, since I've had a week off due to reading break/illness.

Time to make supper.


Favourite photo shoot with Miss Ricci:

American Gothic
POP Magazine, 2004.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

boot dilemma

Everytime I see this style of boot I want to go out and buy a pair...and then I think, well crap, I also want a pair of lace up boots.

We Who See field boot...

Aldo elfering biker boot (I wish they were in suede not leather)...
What's a girl to do?

Friday, November 13, 2009