Sunday, June 27, 2010

Top 3 Reasons...

Here are the Top 3 Reasons... why the 1st "Willy Wonka" is better than the 2nd "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

So that everyone knows I'm aware: I know that the Johnny Depp version was NOT a revised version of the 1st. But everyone compares the two, so I'm going to, too.

3. Veruca Salt is way more spicy in Willy. Super obnoxious with sexy beach-hair and that obsession with the golden egg... she totally overpowers the chick in the "I match my mom" jump suit in Charlie.

2. That boat scene. You know which boat scene I'm talking about. The creepy one where Willy starts talking craziness and those pre-Avatar graphics of bugs chomping their eyeless faces on the walls of the tunnel scare the crap out of every viewer under 82 years old. THAT is serious stuff.

1. The Oompa Loompas are way better looking in Willy than in Charlie. That orange skin and snow-white brows? Brilliant makeup artistry. And a great use of wigs, as well. Green was a great choice.

There you have it. The Top 3 Reasons why Willy Wonka was way better than Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Thoughts?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sox Nation vs. Yankee City

Thirsty for some good reading material? Well, if you're interested in comparisons between Boston and New York- you've come to the right place!

I posted a status the other day asking my FBook friends what they want to read about and the best option that was given to me (out of 3 and 2 of them weren't even legit...) was this:
Boston versus New York for a young professional - compare and contrast - nightlife, dating, careers, living, things to do, etc - which one is better overall and why?
Thank you Russ, for that lovely question. I will do my best to keep you readers entertained...

Topic 1:
*Nightlife*= NEW YORK

Due to the fact that trains run all the time (whether or not I chose to use them, other people do, so people are always coming and going- literally allowing the city to "never sleep",) cabs are never more than a 1 block-walk away from wherever you are, bars are open until 4AM at the earliest (and when you go OUT at 11:30pm, 4AM comes way sooner than you'd ever realize- especially with impromptu-at-bar-dance parties starting around 2AM,) and the amount of bars and clubs and lounges FAR outnumber the amount of Irish pubs and drunken students (combined) in Boston.

Topic 2:
*Dating*= TIE

After doing some dating in both cities, I think that the number of solid options of guys are BETTER and MORE in BOSTON. But, the options of what to do and where to go are BETTER and MORE in NEW YORK.

I'm used to dating Boston "types" of guys. The muscley-all-American, beer drinking, baseball hat, Polo shirt, Khaki-short, and sandals wearing type of guy. It doesn't seem like these guys exist in New York- at least I don't think I've seen them.

It seems like all the guys here are: not interested, gay, skinny, or in relationships. If you are a New York guy reading this, please do tell me why you're all seemingly like this.

Topic 3:
*Living*= BOSTON

This topic is tough. Obviously living on Manhattan in the middle of New York City is a dream come true and a tremendous accomplishment in my own life. However, when it comes down to cost, close-to-the-beach-ness, high way options, traffic- Boston wins. It's cheaper (SLIGHTLY) to live there/around it, anywhere you live in the city is close to the beach- even if it's just in Southie, highway options and traffic (for long-traveling purposes) is WAY easier to do in Boston than NYC (just the other day, going from 34th and 8th to the Bronx, en route to Boston, took 1 hour!)

Topic 4:
*Things to do*= NEW YORK

Granted, Boston has museums, parks, running paths, water sports, historical places to visit, etc. New York does too. And it seems like this city has way more of all of the above. The museums in New York are world-renowned, it has Central Park, running paths on the East River, Hudson River, in Central Park, and tons more locations, water sport options on the East River, Hudson River and again, in Central Park, historical places to visit.... well, I'm not sure about this in NYC because I don't care enough to visit them.

There you have it folks. I feel funny saying that NEW YORK wins, seeing as dating stinks here (and let's face it, that's a big part of a single, 20-something girl's life) but at the same time, the options of what to do, where to go, how to get places, what to eat are way more in Yankee City than in Red Sox Nation.

But, Boston has the best people. And, in that way- it's still home.

And home... is where the heart is.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Whip it Out Wednesday

If you were thinking something nasty, shame on you!

We are humans. We can't control everything- especially unfortunate occurrences that happen to us. I, however, have devised a plan to combat this.

Wear a fabulous outfit in the middle of the week. Pair it with shoes that you'd only break out on a Saturday night. If you're a dude, wear a suit and your favorite tie. Voila! Your mood is instantly perked (a little bit anyways.)

Today, my fabulous outfit includes: an olive green version of this dress and these strapping sandals.

What do you think of my new plan?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Trendy on a Tuesday?

NOTE: This post isn't just about shoes. Guys, don't get fooled by the picture or title. Keep reading.

Waking up this morning to be at work for 8AM, between my snoozes, I'm trying to determine what I'm going to wear for the day. I lift my head up off the pillow to look through the open spot in my curtains: sunny, blue sky. AWESOME!

I came to this conclusion: I have a pair of strappy suede, turquoise, high heel sandals from Aldo that I bought 3 years ago and have never worn. They've been sitting in my closet at home-home forever. After visiting home-home this weekend, I decided "I'm GOING to wear these this year" and packed them to live in NYC with me.

So I am. Today. On a Tuesday.

Now, these awesome shoes may look a bit dressy or clubbish, but from what I've learned while working in Soho: anything goes. I felt a bit out-of-sorts where I live, as it's a pretty conservative section of the city. But, once I got off the subway in Soho, I was happy with my shoe-choice.

BUT before I got off the subway, something, or rather, someONE struck me. My choice of heels may be a bit off-kilter for a Tuesday, but I saw something else that was a nasty and terrible choice for a Tuesday.

Thick, black, chest hair. It was peeping out from under a white t-shirt worn beneath a popped-collar pink and blue plaid shirt. And, naturally, the offending party was wearing sunglasses. On the 6.

Now, I realize that chest hair is going to happen to some men. They can't hide it, especially in hot weather when shirt choices are minimal. (And in most cases, I like it, but this was extreme.)

But, in this case, it was out of control for a Tuesday. If he was headed to the Jersey Shore then the chest hair AND the sunglasses would have been more than appropriate. But, he was on the 6 (not the PATH) and it was 7:40AM and I just don't think that his goal for the day was to get a tan and fist pump.

Maybe I'm biased, though. Are strappy, flashy heels just as inappropriate for a Tuesday as exposed chest hair?

Friday, June 11, 2010


Just as I want to write about the new Jean Huggies ad, I find something more in need of my words.

On my fave website, I came across some pictures of a super skinny girl. I clicked the link that the picture came from and found myself on a Tumblr page of a girl who's aiming to get her weight down to the mid-90s. She's at 105lbs now.

She has a photo of her torso- her stomach is paper thin and ribs are very visible. The copy underneath reads "not enough ribs! never enough!" Enough IS enough.

I did what I thought I could to help (and because I couldn't just "x" out and head to bed like this was nothing) and wrote her a little note on her blog about how she doesn't have to do this to herself, as there isn't any such thing as a "perfect body." I wasn't the first person to have written anything like that, either.

On the footer of the page, you can see images linking to other "need to be skinny" blogs written by girls just like this one.

I guess being in my mid-20s now, hearing about anorexia and people dying to become this thin isn't something I hear about all the time anymore. After seeing this though, it's so very present in the lives of girls everywhere.

Some of these girls are literally CRYING out for help, too. One of the blogs that this girl links to included a letter to the blog readers explaining that she's been cutting herself because she's so unhappy. This specific girl is 5'4 and weighs 125lbs- and she's trying for 100lbs.

People wrote to her telling her to go to the doctors and get some help. And you know what, she did! I don't think this girl is on the road to recovery because of people writing to her on her blog, (if you looked in depth into her blog, there are other things going on with her,) but, it's so sad to re-realize that this is all still going on.

I don't know how I could help these girls, but I want to try- somehow.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I'm Back!

Hello Everyone!

Well, it's nearly mid-June and I almost have time enough back in my life to blog again.

Just want to say hi now... and to tell you to stay on your toes! I'll be back again with a good blog soon!

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