Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Week S.O.F.A.R.

Racist Hunger Games Fans are Very Disappointed - Honestly I don't give a rats ass if racists are disappointed. Good! Get over it. We need more diversity in our movies.

Miss Universe Canada Abruptly Kicks Transgender Contestant out of Pageant - Like I said on FB. Just another reason to hate Trump. 

A Bright Idea - A hilarious blog entry over at Holly's House about using your husbands razor

Being Feminine Doesn't Make Me Weak - Because I love rockin' a bow in my hair, skirts and girlie things. 

"Engagement's" Shocking Anti-Asian trailer - Some may say this is being too pick about race; too "PC" but I like the article says "Just imagine the political consequences of swapping “This Korean” for “This Mexican” or “This African.” It wouldn’t — and shouldn’t — be done. Why, then, do we laugh when Jason Segel’s Asian conquests are referred to by race?". Good point. 

5 Ways Modern Men Are Trained to Hate Women - I'm not saying I think this is true for ALL men...or even most men. But it does make a good point about how pop-culture and the media portray women to men.  

Friday, March 30, 2012

Fashion Friday: National Cleavage Day

This morning wasn't unlike most mornings. I was woken up by my large momma-cat, telling me it was breakfast time (even though the alarm wouldn't go off for another ten or fifteen minutes). Went through the motions of washing my face, putting on makeup, checking the weather forecast before picking out my clothes for the day. 

Fridays I usually go more casual and wear jeans. But going out this evening for a comedy show I thought I'd spruce myself up a little more with a great purple blouse and my slacks. Little did I know, when slipping into one of my more "revealing" shirts that I was going to be showing off The Girls on National Cleavage Day.

That is until I saw a friends FB posting (which she tagged me in) telling us all to make sure we "celebrated"!

I'll be honest, I've heard of many faux-holidays but National Cleavage Day was one I hadn't heard of. Apparently it was started by the makers of the Wonderbra....which, FYI, was created by...can you guess?? A MAN. (Wonderbra's current CEO happens to also be...A MAN).

Now I have no problem with cleavage. I typically tell people that I have cleavage in a turtle-neck (read: big boobs). I do, however, think there is a difference between feeling confident in your body and liking to show a little extra skin....and just pushing the girls up and out so much they look like they're going to cut off your airway.

So, for today's Fashion Friday I thought I'd share some of my thoughts regarding Good/Bad or the Dos and Don'ts of "Cleavage". 

Good Cleavage:




 


Bad Cleavage:

Butt Cleavage - Don't.

Giant fake boob Cleavage - Don't

Eating a kitten Cleavage - Don't

Back Cleavage - Don't


So go out and celebrate being a woman, whatever size boobs you have, but let's try and keep it classy....

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Am I "Wife Material"?


True Confession Time: Sometimes, with more and more friends getting married and having children, I wonder if it's just not written in the stars for me. If I'll never know what it's like to "walk down the aisle" or know the "joys of motherhood".


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So today, when I came across an article in Salon about Mad-Men redefining/reestablishing the idea and concept of "Being Wife Material", I started to wonder:

What is Modern-Day "Wife Material"?

I've always been...and on some level still am...the little girl who plays dress up, imagines what it might be like to get married some day (although I'm not a pre-engagement planner like is the new craze), to buy a home that my husband and I would raise our children in. I'm the first to admit I know I've bought into the propaganda and the social norms of what life will/should look like. But that's what I want. And I'm not going to apologize for it. 

I remember in high school I had a few (guy) friends tell me how I was the girl you brought home to mom, two who (jokingly) asked me to marry them because of a shoulder massage and one ex-boyfriend's mother & sister who told me I was too GOOD for their son/brother. So obviously at one point these individuals saw something in me that was "wife material"

What's different today?

What "qualities" make someone "marriage material"....we can look past gender here too and address both men and women. And let's leave out the analyzing the world "material". I don't see myself as property, I don't see my BF as property and that's not what this blog is about. I'm not interested in deconstructing the term but rather looking at what QUALITIES in our society give cues to others that they are long-term-marriage/commitment "worthy"

If its being a domestic goddess I've got that covered.

I can cook just about anything - just give me a recipe   Hell you can just describe what a dish should taste like and I'm sure I could come close. I bake too. I'll keep you fat and happy.

Sewing? Mending? Darning your socks? I have sewed a rockin' party skirt for a BFF out of caution tape! I sewed pantaloons for another friend under her full skirt formal. It may not be store quality but I can at least put your buttons back on or let out your waist band after the holidays.

Okay so I hate doing laundry and cleaning the toilet but those can't be deal beakers? 

Can they?

It obviously can't be "having your shit together". I'm educated, have a good job, don't have a criminal record...okay so my credits not the best but I'm working on it. Is that the problem? I'm not a Damsel in Distress thinking that "landing a husband" will save me. 

And yes, yes, I know that "studies show" the age people are getting married at is increasing. And "studies show" those marriages have a higher change of not ending in divorce. And women are having children later and later in life.... it doesn't help. "Studies" don't have to face more and more facebook updates about wedding and "see how big my belly is" pregnancy shots. 

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Please don't post comments telling me things like "it'll happen someday" or worse the quintessential "it'll happen when it's supposed to". No offense, this doesn't make me feel better. It doesn't make me feel any less of an aging baron old maid.

I'm getting tired of "Are you married?" and "Do you have kids" from strangers. I'm even more tired of hearing "recommendations" of being done having kids by 30 so I have more energy for them later on. 

So you're saying I have 11 months to get pregnant and have my (apparently) one and only child?

I'm also NOT giving my BF an ultimatum (which I've had suggested to me before). So no one suggest it (again). Don't even think it. I don't believe relationships, let alone the beginning of a marriage, should include "Either/Or" statements (in the form of ultimatums). I love him to pieces and while it may seem (superficially) that this blog is a rant about him and commitment I think it's more one about the pressure of social expectations and my own insecurities (which is why I'm having this conversation with you and not him).

I'm not sure what I thought I get out of this blog except a chance to bitch about 1) people telling me how/when to have children 2) asking if I'm married and 3) tired of seeing/feeling like everyone (elementary school playmates, high school and college friends, cousins...younger cousins) in my life is getting married and I can't seem to get my BF to even move to the same town as me.

I guess I'm just rambling at this point. 
And that's fine. 
This is my blog after all. 

And since it is I'm ending with this disclaimer.

Please know that I will not accept any disguised "pep talks" or "inspirational heartfelt" comments. Comments that will be approved? Dirty jokes. Tales of bad first marriages. Lists of reasons/benefits to getting married later in life. 

If its optimistic, positive or inspirational...I'm not interested. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

I Love My Online Friends

I've seen this a few places and thought I'd finally give it a try. It's I Love My Online Friends Blog Hop Mondays It's a chance to spread the word about your own blog as well as check out the other's on the list and find new reads for yourself.
I found this over at Tami Marie's The Things We Find Inside. So thank you Tami and hopefully this increases the readers here at Caution! Reality Check.

I recommend everyone jump on over to The Things We Find Inside and join the list.

Happy Hopping. 

Media Monday: Have You Seen?

 I'm not really how my train of thought got here this evening. I passed on watching a movie with my mother tonight, My Week with Marilynn, it's one I want to see but I just really have to be in a "movie-mood". At 7pm on a Sunday night, with a potentially emotional and stress-filled week ahead of me, I really don't want to turn my brain on and focus on something. I want brainless. I want facebook and hulu and to just become a zombie.

Somehow this all turned into "I wonder how many of 'classics' I've seen?" So I found the AFI (American Film Institute) Greatest 100 films and I thought I'd see how many I've seen. Why don't you count yours along with me... the one's I have seen are bolded... now no one get mad at me for the one's I haven't seen... okay?


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1. Citizen Kane (1941)

2. Casablanca (1942)

3. The Godfather (1972) I just recently saw this actually. Many friends were surprised that I hadn't, despite being Italian-American. You know because apparently you can't be Italian-American without having seen the Godfather. Well now I have.... just haven't seen 2 or 3.

4. Gone With The Wind (1939) Absolutely love it. I usually have to watch it over two or three days because it's so long and I get antsy but I agree it's a classic. 



5. Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)

6. The Wizard Of Oz (1939) Another that I just love. It's a family favorite and we've already introduced my three year old niece to it. 


7. The Graduate (1967)

8. On The Waterfront (1954)

9. Schindler's List (1993) Have only ever seen pieces/clips. I just can't bring myself to watch it. Maybe someday. 

10. Singin' In The Rain (1952)

11. It's A Wonderful Life (1946) I refuse. I don't know why but I do. Maybe because it's "a classic" that everyone (aka tv networks) have played to death. I just don't see myself ever watching it. 

12. Sunset Boulevard (1950)

13. The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)

14. Some Like It Hot (1959) Marilyn Monroe with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in drag - how could I not be in love with this film? Sad thing is I don't own it. Christmas gift idea!




15. Star Wars (1977) Yes, I have seen all of them. No, I don't like any of them. 

16. All About Eve (1950)

17. The African Queen (1951)

18. Psycho (1960)

19. Chinatown (1974)

20. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

21. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

22. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

23. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

24. Raging Bull (1980)

25. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982) Another I have seen and didn't care for. 

26. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1963)

27. Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

28. Apocalypse Now (1979)

29. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

30. The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

31. Annie Hall (1977)

32. The Godfather Part 2 (1974)

33. High Noon (1952)

34. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

35. It Happened One Night (1934)

36. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

37. The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)

38. Double Indemnity (1944)

39. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

40. North By Northwest (1959)

41. West Side Story (1961) I love musicals and this is a great one. I'm always a fan of breaking the rules when it comes to love. 


42. Rear Window (1954)

43. King Kong (1933)

44. Birth Of A Nation (1915)

45. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

46. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

47. Taxi Driver (1976)

48. Jaws (1975) No, really. I haven't seen it. 

49. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

50. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)

51. The Philadelphia Story (1940)

52. From Here To Eternity (1953)

53. Amadeus (1984)

54. All Quiet On The Western Front (1930) I've read the book... does that count?

55. The Sound Of Music (1965)


56. *M*A*S*H (1970) Grew up on the TV show and while the show is my favorite the movie is fabulous. 

57. The Third Man (1949)

58. Fantasia (1940) I enjoy it but it usually puts me to sleep. Pretty colors and classical music. DUH!

59. Rebel Without A Cause (1955)

60. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

61. Vertigo (1958)

62. Tootsie (1982) Again, men in drag. What's not to love? 


63. Stagecoach (1939)

64. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)

65. Silence Of The Lambs (1991) If you read my last blog entry you'd have realized I've seen this movie. Watch out for white vans and men with broken arms ladies. 


66. Network (1976)

67. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

68. An American In Paris (1951)

69. Shane (1953)

70. The French Connection (1971)

71. Forrest Gump (1994)

72. Ben-Hur (1959)

73. Withering Heights (1939)

74. The Gold Rush (1925)

75. Dances With Wolves (1990)

76. City Lights (1931)

77. American Graffiti (1973)

78. Rocky (1976)

79. The Deer Hunter (1978)

80. The Wild Bunch (1969)

81. Modern Times (1936)

82. Giant (1956)

83. Platoon (1986)

84. Fargo (1996)

85. Duck Soup (1933)

86. Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)

87. Frankenstein (1931)

88. Easy Rider (1969)

89. Patton (1970)

90. The Jazz Singer (1927)

91. My Fair Lady (1964) Another musical so yes, of course I've seen it. And it is one of my favorites. I post "Get me to the church on time" to friends FB pages the day of their wedding. haha


92. A Place In The Sun (1951)

93. The Apartment (1960)

94. Goodfellas (1990)

95. Pulp Fiction (1994)


96. The Searchers (1956)

97. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

98. Unforgiven (1992)

99. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)

100. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

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Okay so that's .... *counting* .... (wow) only 20 of the 100 on the AFI list. Guess I shouldn't say "I'm into films" every huh? I mean there are a few on there that I haven't seen that I feel I "should" because they are classics but like I said when I started this blog - I have to be in a "movie-mood". And apparently that's not as often as it could be. 

How about you? How many have you seen? Any films you think should be on the list that aren't? 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Gap Teeth

Last night, as I was lying in bed watching New Girl on Hulu (<-- only watched the first two episodes....thoughts perhaps coming soon), a Rimmel London commercial. 

For those of you who aren't familiar with these commercial's here's one for their newest lipstick (and no, I'm not getting paid in any way for showing their ad)



Lauren Hutton rockin' a gap!
This was the second one I've seen with their newest spokesperson Georgia May Jagger. And I have to say I think I may start using Rimmel London just because they've hired Ms. Jagger (Mick's youngest daughter). 

The reason I'm so proud of Rimmel London (and yes, I'm sure there are reasons I shouldn't be) is because they didn't mind a model with a gap in her front teeth. So many other agencies and companies would have either 1) asked Georgia May to wear caps on her teeth or 2) gone with a different model all together. 

Any time there are celebrities who are willing to rock the gap-tooth (Lauren Hutton, Madonna, Anna Paquin, and Natalie Cole to name a few)  it makes me a little less self-aware of mine... 


I myself have a small gap between my teeth, apparently small enough that one of my aunts didn't notice it until I mentioned it to her but large enough that when I was younger it was something I was self conscious about. 

In some ways I've started to just embrace it and when I smile it's a BIG TOOTHY SMILE! I've always had compliments on my smile so why be ashamed or try to hid every bit of it!

Yes, there are bits-and-pieces of me that I haven't been able to embrace as well, or as easily, as my gap-teeth... but the point is that we all have these slight "imperfections" and really aren't these what make us each unique and perfect in our own ways? 

The Week S.O.F.A.R.

So for this weekend's "The Week S.O.F.A.R" (Saturdays Ongoing Facebook Article Recap) we've got a wide variety of links, music and fun for you.

Don't forget you can find these also by "Liking" Caution! Reality Check on facebook here.

Health has no Borders

Hot Plus-size Brazilian bathing suit models (no it's not porn)

"Not Hate" by The IGive featuring Kia Nicole

"Hallelujah" by Hana Pestle

Cleveland Jones: St. Petersburg Session

"Cry Me a River" by Preston Pugmire

Hello, my name is NOT BABY

Lawmakers in Israel ban "Underweight" models

March's PLUS Model Magazine Issue - Includes a great article called I Am Plus about reclaiming the term "Plus-Size"

White People, You Will Never Look Suspicious!

Interview with Designer Rachel Pally

Friday, March 23, 2012

First Date Tips (My Ass)

10 Tips for a Great First Date

1. Keep it short - Only do speed dating.
2. Pick the Perfect Place - Because the perfect place means everything else will be perfect.
3. Play it Safe - You mean I shouldn't get into the back of his big white windowless van?


4. Keep a Good Attitude - Damn!
5. Be Yourself - Um? So nix the British accent and saying I'm a professional poker player?
6. Watch Your Wardrobe. - Is it going to do tricks?
7. Be a Good Listener - Stare at his/her mouth really hard like you're lip reading.
8. Ask Instead of Grill - So an interrogation room isn't the "Perfect Place" you mentioned before?
9. Maintain the Mystery - So be yourself but mysterious at the same time? PICK ONE!
10. Keep an Open Mind - So he/she can hypnotize you and lure you in.

Let's first start with saying that I'm not disagreeing or saying these "10 Tips for a Great First Date" aren't valid or a good idea. I'm all for playing it safe, staying sober (duh), dressing flirty but not hoochy, keeping an open mind all of it. 

But let's be honest. Even when you follow all of these "golden rules" you still have a chance of it going horribly wrong, of them (or you) making a complete ass out of them/yourself or of there being no chemistry and just sitting there in awkward silence.

When the BF and I were broken up (for those four mind warping months) I had put myself back out there - more to remind myself that he wasn't the only man who would find me attractive than to actually find someone knew. When I finally did make that first long awaited "first date" with someone - I certainly was given all these "Golden Rules" to follow.

It's not that it was bad advice...it just doesn't matter when the other person doesn't also have those same little birdies whispering in there ear. That's when you end up having a first date you can't leave soon enough and end up blogging about on your way home from: case in point.

I just think that blogs, websites, books and friends/family need to stop filling our heads with these ideas of how to make a first (second, third or tenth) date go smooth and realize that dating is a two way street...and sometimes a dead end.

Fashion Friday: Pretty in Pink

So you wouldn't know it by looking outside yesterday (Portland got another day of snow) but today is bright and sunny and what the fourth day of spring should look like! I've been counting down the days.

The days until I don't have to wear my heavy wool coat in the mornings on my way to work.

Days when I don't have to decide between the flats I want to wear and the winter boots I probably should wear. 

Mostly I can't wait for spring time blooms and the world just feeling like Spring! 

For today's Fashion Friday - since being Friday my brain is FA-RYE-D (that spells fried to those who didn't know) - I thought I'd share some Pretty-in-Pink Pinterest photos I found today. 
A Vera Wang flat from Nordstroms (here)

For those cooler mornings and late evenings a ModCloth scarf (here)

I think pink nails are an all year item (here)

This Polyvore collection is called Peachy-keen and I love it (here)

I'm a fan of pink - all shades and hues. What's your favorite "spring time" color?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Guest Blogger Wanted

Work and life are just getting a little soul-sucking right now and I could really use a day a the spa. However, I think what I'm going to look for instead is a Guest Blogger....you don't even have to have a preexisting blog. 

I'm open to most anything - just want it to be something my readers can relate to....fashion, relationships, love, the trials and tribulations (haha) of being an adult, a top 40 list of the best whatever....I'm open. 

It's a great way (too) - if you do have a blog - for us to exchange readers and grow our followers. 

So if you're interested let me know here or over at Caution! Reality Check's facebook page


Monday, March 19, 2012

Workation

My front yard daffodils
I'm sure we've all heard of a stay-cation... where you stay at home or in your own town and have a "vacation"...

Well how about a "workation"? 

Where you squeeeeeze in as much fun time in between actual work at a conference or convention. I try my best to explore and enjoy my time/environment whenever I'm sent somewhere for work.

This last week I was sent to Jacksonville, FL. It was not only my first time to the sunny state of Florida (which thank god I needed because it snowed the day I left Portland) but it was my first time to the East Coast.

The one thing I was determined to do, even if I did nothing else but work the whole week, was to see the Atlantic Ocean. I'm a born and bred San Diego girl. The Pacific is all I know. So it was time for me to see "The First Coast" (as all the Florida brochures referred to it) for the first time.

AND I DID IT!!

Jacksonville Beach Pier, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Not only did I see the Atlantic Ocean, I got to play in it. I brought up sea shells. I walked a 1/4 of a mile out into the ocean on the Jacksonville Beach Pier. And I got there and back by Jacksonville public transportation!! (With the assistance of my bff who was able to maneuver the JTA website)

Aside from accomplishing this AH-MAZ-ING feat, I also went to the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens. It was a fun and cute zoo.  And for only $2 I got to FEED GIRAFFES!!

That's my hand in the bottom left
I've done it before, at the San Diego Zoo, but this was still amazing. They were just inches away and one almost licked me!! I also fed lorikeets and lories - one of which tried to eat the ruffles on my blouse, my sunglasses and screamed in my ear. Haha.

Just before the blouse-brunch
Even while I was at the conference itself, I was having a wildlife adventure. I pet a Geoffrey's Cat (South America's smallest wild cat), pet an opossum who was snuggled in his keepers arms, took a picture of a chinchilla and got pretty up-close and personal with a six year old camel.



He tried to give the BF a run for his money.
Don't we make a cute couple? 
haha


I'm sure you're wondering what the hell kind of "conference" I was at. The conference centered around booking entertainment to come to  your school. While I may not have been able to afford to sign some of the entertainment up I at least got evenings full of comedians, magicians, a petting zoo and (best of all) new musical talent.

Such as my new found love Blair Crimmins & The Hookers (a Ragtime-Dixieland Jazz Band)


The concert wasn't the only place I was exposed to (potential) musical history (I really think some of the entertainers will become bigger the more they play the college circuit)... Jacksonville also gave me ELVIS!!

For those that don't know I was (apparently) born a few generations late. I should have been right out there next to my grandmother (who yes, was also an Elvis fan) screaming and fainting for The King. 

Anyway, Jacksonville's Florida Theatre (where Elvis played his first indoor headliner concert in 1956) was only two blocks from my hotel and you better believe when I found this out I was right out in front of it taking pictures!

Only photo of me and Elvis history
Also, during my recent "workation", I tried grits for the first time (liked 2 out of the three variations I ate), saw dolphins swim in the St. John's River (one of the world rivers that flows north), explored and photographed some beautiful old churches (one dating back to 1840) and (of course) enjoyed the roof top pool and hot tub at the hotel. 

View from hotel roof top pool
Over all, no matter how disappointed I was in the (usefulness of the) conference I certainly had a memorable and unforgettable "workation" to Jacksonville, Florida!

Week of Fab Fashion

Here's some of the fab fashions I wore this last week at my work conference.






Saturday, March 17, 2012

MIA

Greetings and Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone.

I have been MIA this week because I've been in Jacksonville, FL at a conference for work. Don't worry though I've squeezed in some fun time too: the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, hot tubing on the hotel's roof top and today I saw the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.

I promise that I'll post pictures of my adventures - feeding giraffes, strolling The Landing, maneuvering Jacksonville public transit to spend the day at the beach. I have plenty of pictures to share.

I hope everyone has the Luck of the Irish with them tonight. Stay safe.

The Week S.O.F.A.R.

Here's what you've missed if you're not a friend of Caution! Reality Check on facebook.

Many inspirational images (found on Pinterest) like this one -->

The pill and the sexual counterrevolution See how politics have played a part in the women's movement and sexual revolution over the years...some of this will probably surprise you. 

Jon Rafman's Google Earth art project  Yes I have a feeling some were Photoshopped but give into your imagination and pretend they are all real. 

Body Image is still a thing, Apparently A great rant/oped about not giving into the media and it's expectations of your body - or even your own expectations - just being happy with who you are.

Health has no borders Article about Planned Parenthood video release regarding healthcare for women around the world.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fashion Friday - St. Patrick's Day

How could I not do a piece on cute green pieces? After all I've already posted about my favorite outfits (which just happens to be a green sweater set).

This time around I thought I'd show you some of my favorite green pieces found on Pinterest.

Divine green coat found here.

Pea green head-to-toe look found here.


Peak-a-boo toe shoes found here.


Crocodile green purse found here



Vintage sea foam green pearls here.

Not that I'd wear all of these together. I prefer green when it's a pop of color with neutrals. Use it as that little something extra. :)

What's your favorite Spring Color?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Am I an Adult?

You ever have days when you feel like you're just...


...days when you question...


In our society there are "milestones" that are supposed to tell us that we've reached adulthood - getting a job, getting an education, getting your own place, getting married, having children, etc. What happens when you are nearly 30 and haven't reached all these milestones? 

Does that mean I'm not an adult? I certainly don't feel like ones at times. 

Life was so much easier when we were younger. I remember playing dress up and pretending to be an adult, thinking this was all there was to adulthood:


...little did I know it's more like this:



Sure there are times when I've felt more "adult" than I want (i.e., this weekend signing 1/3 of my paycheck to the IRS for the taxes I somehow owe them) but most days


I know I can't be alone here. There have to be others that feel this way too. Maybe I'm just missing something, maybe what I am feeling is being an adult. Somehow there must be more. 

How old were you or what "milestone" did you go through that made you "feel like an adult"? Or is there really no such thing as "becoming" an adult these days?


Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Week S.O.F.A.R.

Check out the links below - as highlighted this week on Facebook.

Meet the Models Breaking the Mould Beautiful models - older, feminists, transgender, black, and full-figured...showing you don't have have to be a white 14 year old girl weighing 90 pounds to have a modeling career.

Obama calls Georgetown lawstudent attacked, by Rush Limbaugh, to offer support President Obama personally called Sandra Fluke to make sure she was okay after the terrible personal attack by Rush Limbaugh

Plus size models - Up Close and Personal (Images) Sad thing, in my opinion, is I look at these women and don't see "plus-size" at all. They are gorgeous women who fashion sees as larger than normal. 

Blacks and gays: The shared struggle for civil rights "It’s an issue of civil rights, as you said. It’s an issue of equality. It’s an issue of equal treatment under the law....No one is asking for special rights. No one is asking for any kind of special favors."

Urban Outfitter's St. Patrick's Day Merchandise Offends Irish I'm sure some think that this is funny. Others will probably criticize people being too P.C. but replace "Black" or "Gay" here and you'd have a shitstorm on your hands. Also, this is offensive not only to Irish, but also sets up the wearer to possible assault and unwanted touch because "they were asking for it"...No?

6 Completely Outdated Relationship Rules You Should Ignore I have to be honest. I don't think I've ever believed or followed any of these rules. So... Yay me! ;)

Cause and Effect: How the Media You Consume Can Change Your Life (video)

International Woman's Day: Why 'Rock the Lips'?  I hadn't heard about this campaign until today. While I love the idea it is sad that these campaigns are not more organized or thought through in regards to spreading awareness and knowledge about the issue they are (trying to) represent. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Fashion Friday: Teal Time

This morning I had such a hard time deciding what to wear (mostly because I just wanted to stay in my pajamas)...I put on two different shirts before settling on the third....put on my jeans...took off my jeans...put on my slacks...contemplated putting back on the jeans. In the end I just got my rear-in-gear and settled on a little Teal Time (minus the shoes which are a great maroon for contrast).

Shirt was a Ross find I think.

Earrings were free with purchase at Claires

Ring from Target

Shoes from Payless Shoes
Now just over five hours before I can get home and get back into my pajamas. Haha.