Friday, February 27, 2009

If I Were To Get A Tattoo

If I were to get a Tattoo,

What would it be of?
Where would I put it?

So today I dedicated to Googling tattoos.
In my opinion, smaller and more obscure tattoos are the best [at least for me].

I definitely like the ones on the back of the neck, like Rihanna's or Chris Brown's.
Or perhaps a little one tucked behind the ear, or on it in some instances.

These would be very easy to conceal if the need arose.

Maybe a zodiac sign, mine is Gemini as illustrated in the picture to the side. Or maybe an expression of my background with an Irish symbol?

Would a butterfly or flower or cluster of stars be too overrated?
I personally adore the stars, and in some instances a butterfly can be beautiful.

I found the one that says "I'm the toughest girl I know" placed under the breast to be intriguing, but I would never be as brave or brazen enough to commit to a tattoo like that, although I fully commend the woman who did!
A very sexy spot to put a Tattoo would be on the hip, like the one of the stars trailing downwards or the floral design. Or the wrist, it would be easy to hide.

One thing I know for sure is that I would definitely not get a tramp stamp/ass antlers (No Offense to those that Have). A tramp stamp being a (typically horizontally spread) tattoo across the lower back. I just find it a tad tacky and overrated, and I must admit, even though it may not always ring true, it is associated with being, um lets say sexually uninhibited and of loose morals or getting around. I must repeat, this is not always true, simply an observation and opinion from my perspective.

The next issue may be whether or not to apply colour. Colour can be really attractive if done right, but eventually it will fade and have to be re-inked. On the other hand, a plain black tattoo would also eventually need to be re-inked.

However, everything looks good in black, and one should always keep it simple and sexy.

My contemplation continues........

To Tatt or not to Tatt

To tat or not to Tat... that is the question.
Tattoo, that is.

Tattooing has been practiced worldwide. The Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, traditionally wore facial tattoos. Today one can find Berbers of Tamazgha(North Africa) and Maori of New Zealand with facial tattoos. Tattooing was widespread among Polynesian peoples and among certain tribal groups in the Philippines, Borneo, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Japan, New Zealand and Micronesia. Despite some taboos surrounding tattooing, the art continues to be popular in many parts of the world.
Ötzi the Iceman, dating from the fourth to fifth millennium BC, was found in the Ötz valley in the Alps and had approximately 57 carbon tattoos consisting of simple dots and lines on his lower spine, behind his left knee, and on his right ankle. Other mummies bearing tattoos and dating from the end of the second millennium BC have been discovered, such as the Mummy of Amunet from Ancient Egypt. Tattooing in the Western world today has its origins in Polynesia, and in the discovery of tatau by eighteenth century explorers. The Polynesian practice became popular among European sailors, before spreading to Western societies generally.
Tattoos have served as rites of passage, marks of status and rank, symbols of religious and spiritual devotion, decorations for bravery, sexual lures and marks of fertility, pledges of love, punishment, protection, and as the marks of outcasts, slaves and convicts. The symbolism and impact of tattoos varies in different places and cultures.
Today, people choose to be tattooed for cosmetic, sentimental/memorial, religious, identification, and medical reasons.

The Facts
The National Geographic News stated that 15% of all Americans are tattooed. Details Magazine published a poll that stated 22% of 18-25 year olds have at least one tattoo. It’s also estimated 60% of the tattooed are women.
Buying a tattoo can be an extremely important decision, and definitely not one to take the least bit lightly. First of all, tattoos last a really long time. Secondly, you have to look at that tattoo every day of your life. Thirdly, tattoos can be really expensive, so you better make sure you spend your money wisely. And lastly, tattoos are a symbol of your inners self, the ultimate form of self-expression.

The Argument


  • And then there's the physical affects of aging to consider. As most people get older the gain a little extra weight and the quality of their skin deteriorates.
  • That's bad news for most tattoos. Twenty years later they can end up looking stretched, distorted and washed out. This is particularly true of tattoos place on your stomach. And for young women, they also have to consider what pregnancy may do to tattoos located on their stomach.
  • One of the best places to avoid the problems of weight gain is the lower back. The skin on this part of the body tends to experience less strain in the event of weight gain.
  • It’s still a fad, and is there anything dumber than doing something permanent to your body because it’s in style?
  • Those who get tattoos are making a decision to send certain signals to those around them, and those people may react negatively and stereotype you [Stigma].
  • The human body is beautiful enough without any permanent adornment.
  • Getting a tattoo may impact your personal or professional life.
  • Cost of a tattoo. (Money and Pain)
  • Risk of infection and disease.
  • Risk of tattoo not turning out how you wanted it.

Possibility of not liking it in a few years.


  • As I said earlier, a tattoo can be an outward expression of ones inner self.
  • Tattoos used for symbolic significance as well as a pure design element on your body give you a chance to stand out in a crowd
  • Variety of colors, sizes, shapes and designs definitely add up to the positive side of tattoos. You can access innumerable designs if you do a search of magazines, journals, libraries or the internet, which is one of the biggest resources for tattoo designs.
  • Tattoos can be removed (by laser treatment), however it is painful and expensive.
  • If it has a meaning or a story, it can be a great topic of conversation, and it will be a reminder and a memory.

I keep flipping back and forth between wanting a tattoo (in the distant future) and not. Both of the arguments presented are very debatable, and both weigh in heavily on my decision.

I believe that as long as a tattoo has meaning to someone, a story or memo or symbolic, then it is justified. Some people get stupid tattoos that they think are hilarious now, but I am sure that in the near future they will greatly regret them.

[ see WWHM Presents Special Edition II: Bad Tattoos]

Its funny, but at the same time quite sad and pathetic.

If I were ever to permantly ink my body with art, I would be absolutely sure I would love it forever, never regret it, place it in a spot that can easily be covered, and be sure the actual tattoo has personal unique meaning to me.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Real Women have Curves

There has been much controversy in the tabloids about many celebrities' weights, ranging from thick to thin, and all negative.

The sad part about this is that they truly believe how badly they treat their bodies will not affect others. they are so wrong. Teenage girls, kids, women, and even their children if any, take this as a cue to what is 'trendy' and what one is supposed to look like.

Eating Disorders and the obsesssion to be skinny have extrapolated over the past few years, and we all have to stand together and fight it. Fight against this unhealthy body image, educate ourselves about nutrition and proper exercise and moderation.

Looking at the pictures I collaged above just sickens me. Ew. I know it may be mean to say, but they must realize that they look like little boys with wigs on, not beautiful women in their prime. They look incredibly unhealthy, sickly even. It makes me want to invite them over to my house for some ice cream, chocolate, burgers, and all that good stuff. This may be weird to say, but just looking at them makes me hungry, no not to eat them, but, I feel like I can feel their hunger you know? LOL.

I can just imagine how Paris would’ve responded to this: “Anna Rexic? Who’s she?”

A few curves -- as sported by Banks, Kate Winslet, Beyonce and Drew Barrymore tend to be easier on the eyes than the my-skeleton-is-trying-to-escape-my-body look increasingly sported by starlets like Nicole Richie, Victoria Beckham, the Olsen twins, Keira Knightley,

Says Tyra Banks:
"I get so much mail from young girls who say, 'I look up to you, you're not as skinny as everyone else, I think you're beautiful.' So when they say that my body is 'ugly' and 'disgusting,' what does that make those girls feel like?"

You tell'em Tyra. I just love her, and how she has taken a stand against the media on this hot topic. She really does use her show for the better, getting her message out there that what she looks like is not bad, that she is healthy, and that curves are sexy. Embrace your body. Love yourself and take care of yourself.

I even have my own body image story.
I have learned from a young age that eating healthy is vital. I did go through a phase where I was not as healthy as I should have been, and I felt pressure to lose weight because my 'curves were not cool.'

Since I was in grade five I developed wider hips, boobs, and a butt. As a dancer my thighs were strong and thick, and as a figure skater my calfs were big and lean. Nothing was skinny about me, well except my arms [haha].

I had a friend who was just stick thin (naturally, and because she had not hit puberty until years after I had), and she always made fun of me because I 'had a big butt' or my boobs were big. Not my fault really, I exercised alot and was always involved in one physical activity or another, and always ate very healthy, growing up on a farm and all. Plus my grandma would just not have us being 'scrawny', because just like the Mom off of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' she would 'snap us like chickens.'

As a kid, I was a very picky eater, and quite scrawny. I would be full just by eating a half of a Pizza Pop! My baby sitter and my mom called me chicken legs. So I ate more, alot more. But that consisted of tomatoes, chocolate milk, and apples. Nothing bad, I just hit puberty one summer, and perhaps was a little scared and shocked by this new body of mine.

Even some boys teased me about my bubble butt in grade 8. It made me feel awful and so embarrassed.

But you know what?

Eventually those boys came to, well, lets say appreciate those new curves. Because like all boys who have hit puberty, boobs and butts are sexy.

And, even though it may be a stupid reason, I began to accept and love my body.

And that skinny girl who was still my friend, well I think that she was jealous all along, and that is why she made fun of my voluptuous figure, because I began to take the attention of the boys.

Well, what can I say. Curves won.

And now, I eat alot, most of the time uber healthy, but sometimes I cheat. I love chocolate, and Wendys french fries and frostys. I also love Dairy Queen.

And you know what?

I don't care. Because when I go to the beach. I am the one the guys are checkin out, not those skinny chicks beside me who stare at me and refuse to eat infront of people.

Because the one I am trying to impress is me. Its about how I feel about myself, how healthy I feel, and just downright indulging myself every once in a while, not afraid of those few extra calories.

I have declared Body Peace.

Follow the lead started by starlets like Beyonce and Tyra, as well as Dove's campaign for real beauty.

So why don't you?

Because we are all beautiful, we are sexy.

Love your curves. <3

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Les Danseurs

Fashion inspired by the world of dance.

Movement, beauty, emotion, passion...

At the age of five my Mom enrolled me in our local dance studio. I took classes of jazz, tap, acro, and ballet. I will be the first to admit that I wasn't the most graceful, and my turnout not so great, but I had heart and determination as well as flexibility and strength.
This attitude spilled over into my daily life, as well as into my fashion sense.
For me, it was just easy to go to school in my pink tights with body suit underneath, it just made changing that much quicker.
[Cue phonebooth, young Canadian Girl takes off tshirt and jeans to reveal... Ballet Babe!]
After I switched dance studios (a move to a larger city and better academy), my friends and I would waltz over to the mall across the way in our dance shorts, black/white/pink tights and a cute shirt or sweater thrown over top. Sometimes you might have even caught us with our leg warmers on. It could be a really classic ballet look with the pinks tights paired with flats and a hoodie but could easily change to a freer rebellious style with black tights ripped at the knee paired with black shorts and a tee.
As we all can see, eventually this style caught on, and everyone was wearing ballet flats and knock-off Capezio tights or leggings. Even leg warmers were revived. I have even seen American Apparel ads sporting a ballet bodysuit/ leotard.
This just goes to show how much of an influence this classical and reknowned dance sector has in the fashion world.
And I can't blame or hate on the people who jumped onto the ballet wagon, and even made it their own and gave it new angles and twists (some people even went as far to wear [fake] tutus!), because it is so darn cute and easy to throw together a ballet outfit.

Ballet - by canadiangirrl on

California Dreamin'

Here is a little fashion spread, inpired by the laid back and cool vibe of So Cal.

California - by Annie' on

Californian Hipster
Californian Hipster - by Alexus Zabel on

I &hearts; CALIFORNIA!
I ♥ CALIFORNIA! - by Imani DioR[i need a group logo!] on

Americas Best Dance Crew

Among the reality competition shows, Randy Jackson Presents Americas Best Dance Crew is definitely in my top five.
Having been a dancer for about ten years, I definitely have an appreciation for it.

Some of my personal faves have been JabbaWockeez, Kabba Modern, Break Skate, Beat Freakz, Strikers All Stars, Super Crew, Supreme Soul, Dynamic Edition, and Quest.

Maybe thats a big list? But there have been three great seasons. The JabbaWockeez were the first season winners, adorable with or without their masks. They always came up with versatile and unique choreography as well as tricks, and those shirts are just so cool. I truly wish I had a JabbaWockeez shirt. My second favourite of Season 1 ABDC was definitely Kabba Modern, and in a close third was Break Skate. All three of these crews had their own unique elements, JabbaWockeez had the masks, Kabba Modern had isolated hand choreography, and Break Skate, well it was break dancing on roller skates, how much cooler could you get?
The best routines definitely came from the Micheal Jackson inspired week, JabbaWockeeze without a doubt being my favourite with 'Billy Jean'. LOVED IT <3
And their Tshirts. I want one. Two maybe. So Sick.

Season Two faves? A bit tough, but probably Supreme Soul tied up with Super Crew, even though Super Crew won, I believe they are both great crews.

ABDC Season 3 promises to be very competitive and unique, each team having an edge. There is so much diversity between competitors, (dance diversity of course).

I am proud to say that ABDC is now embracing dance styles other than that of JUST Hip Hop or Break Dancing. The judges like Lil Mama and Shane Sparks, have been, in the past, very rigid when it came to being more open to other dance styles. 'Ya'll need more hip hop. . .'
I really do not like Lil Mama, just for this reason.
She is so close-minded, and, for lack of a better word, stupid.
I could do a better job of judging these crews than she could, honestly. She is only one year older than I, and I have way more dance background and experience in many areas, not just dancing in the streets of Brooklyn or rapping.
I really hate that she, and others like her, have to pidgeon hole dancing to be directly related to the hip hop style.
Maybe if she did her research she would know it is quite new compared to the many other types of dancing.
It makes sense that Jc Chasez and Shane Sparks are judges, but Lil Mama. Come on.
She is an idiot. Like telling those cloggers (I call them tap dancers) that they need more hip hop?
HELLOOO? Its called Americas Best DANCE Crew, Dance, not Americas Best Hip Hop Crew.
And props to JC for saying so. You tell em. I just wanted to crawl through the tv and smack her.
She is so dumb and ignorant. They are getting an under educated (dance wise anyways), under experienced kid to judge.
In my opinion this is an insult to Shane and JC, they have experience and then they plop this stupid little girl at the judges table between them with crazy rhinestones and outfits that makes you think she cares more about her style and outfits for the show than about educating herself upon what she is judging. And not just that, but she can't even speak English properly.
Like ya'll needa hiddit reel hard, ya kno? Fo Sho. Know wha I meeen?
Not cool. It is a joke, She is a joke. Who is she trying to impress? Im not usually the kind to "hate on celebs", I hate on people who think they got 'it' and they really don't. She is overconfident in her talents [or lack thereof]. Yah, I went there. She really isn't as hardcore as she thinks.
Plus she is really immature, she can't just objectively critique a crew, she has to compare and down talk. What a dumb little B!&#H!
Lets switch it around. Lets have a dancer judge her [c]rapping skills like she judges their dancing skills. Hmm.
She claims she was raised on the streets. Oh Bull$&!*! She is 19 now, and has been on ABDC for each season, so retroactive about 2 or 3 years. And before that when she attempted a career, so 16 or 17.
You haven't been there very long, and you can really stop acting like life is so hard.
Really, it can be much worse. Think of others before you act like you had it tough.
I just know I am not alone. Really, Im Not. Google "I Hate Lil Mama" and read what you find.
Dont act surprised.
This judging stint is only a way to respark her career after her album failure.
Ooh. I went there again.!
Moving on from my Lil Mama Rant (I really needed to get that off of my chest).......

This season we have the uber talented tap dancers, who have up until this moment been underestimated in the general public. As a prior tapper, I can really appreciate their talents, infused with great choreography as well as a bit of a hip hop vibe.
Strikers All Stars hit it hard, great choreography and versatility.
Quest and Beat Freakz, a bit more hip hop than the rest, are among my faves.

This season also has a heavy cross-over from So You Think You Can Dance. Quest Crew's Ryan Conferido was a season 1 finalist, Hok and D-Trix (Dominic) were season 3 finalists. Also, clogger Brandon Norris of Dynamic Edition was heavily featured during the season 3 try-outs of SYTYCD and performed at the season finale. Judge Shane Sparks has also judged and choreographed for numerous seasons of SYTYCD. Also included are the Beat Freaks which consist of a group with many professional dancers namely Rino Nakasone, formerly of the Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Girls.

One of the teams I had an eye on that I actually really enjoyed were the Puerto Rico natives with a splash of salsa [dancing] was G.O.P Dance Crew. Unfortunately, this crew as well as Boxcuttuhz and Fly Khicks were in the bottom three for a sudden death dance off, resulting in G.O.P heading home.

Personally I thought Boxcuttuhz sucked hard and should have been the first to go home.
What gets me is how Fly Khicks has been in the bottom 3 times, and still survive. Its not that they are bad, but they are just the one forgetable crew.

Lets make a prediction,
Season Three winner will be Beat Freaks.
"We are an all styles crew, so we teach each other" says Out There. Adds Lockn'Key, "This is a well-rounded group of women. We have B- girling, freestyle, hip-hop, popping, locking, house salsa, jazz, ballet, you name it." Plus, says Rino, "We love to laugh and to have fun."
All-Girl Crew, All the way to the end. Representin!!!


I feel so.. Ick.

You know when you just feel sick.

Stuffy, head ache, etc.

Sick..... and on top of that Auntie Flo is visiting


I do have a few secrets to combat these sickness blues.

So I thought that now would be the perfect time to share them.

Gargling with salt water. This is a trick my Hungarian Grandma told me to do. It acts like an anti-bacterial mouth wash. Its about a half cup of really hot water (not boiling, just very warm) with about a tablespoon of salt dissolved in it. Now gargle until this concoction is all gone. Even swallow a little. It really helps with sore throats, strep throat, and tonsillitus.

"Hot Toddy"--> Boil water like you would make a tea. In mug, pour/ squeeze about 3-5 tablespoons of lemon juice. Add 2-3 tablespoons of liquid honey. Let this dissolve in the boiling water once poured into the cup. Stir. Enjoy. The honey coats the throat, so it does not feel as scratchy, and the honey is a natural anit bacterial agent. The lemon juice breaks up the phlegm and is an astringent for your body.

Ice Cream. No longer just an excuse to indulge, but it does a great job of numbing the throat and is easy to swallow. If you are lactose intolerant jello or a smoothie is a great alternative.

Vitamin C. This little vitamin can really boost the immune system and kick those anti-bodies into gear so they can combat sickness. Take one daily, and drink orange juice and eat fruits high in vitamin C, like kiwi, oranges, and grape fruits.

Amino Acids. You can take an amino acid supplement, a pill, that will help your body recover from illness, it can make you feel alot better fast!

Ginger. If you have the stomach flu, the best thing to do is to let it pass over. But it is best to eat ginger because it naturally soothes the tummy. What I eat is chocolate covered ginger, sort of cheating, but I love it.

Water. Drink a lot of water to keep your body hydrated and to flush out the bad germs and sickness. If you have the flu you have to rehydrate your body after throwing up.

Salted Soda Crackers. Light, easy to eat. Settles the stomach and is cheap too.

Ginger Ale. also settles the tummy when it is very upset or when you are nauseated.

Sleep. During your sleep your body does it best repair work, thus healing the body more efficiently and faster. So catch up on those Zzzzz's!

Pajamas. just kick back, relax, and watch the price is right in your oversized comfy clothes.

Add your own tried and true tricks to combatting sickness!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Charles Darwin

Happy Birthday to You. Happy Birthday to You. Happy Birthday Charles Darwin.
Happy Birthday to You.

Are you 1,
Are you 2,


Happy 200th Birthday Charles!
Okay... So I am a little belated,
His birthday was February 12th,
but I still want to wish his skeleton well. :)
This is among my favourite brilliant men of the world,
He was the man who developed the world famous theory of natural selection,
which basically means evolution of species.
His magnificent scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, providing logical explanation for the diversity of life.
Before Darwins publications on the matter, the general public believed in the biblical verson of divine creation.

In the wake of Darwin’s 1859 controversial publication ‘Origin of Species’ some Christian believers and theologians began to see science as a threat to their faith. On the other hand, some scientists also began to see religion as a threat to scientific freedom.
This brings us to present day debates as to whether creationism ought to be taught in science classes across North America, on equal ground with evolution.
I believe that no it should not, the bible has no right to attempt to thrust a Bible based subject into school curriculum and say it is as equally true as evolution.
However, I have done extensive research, as I did have to write a 2000 word essay [which ended up being 2600 words :s] on the topic, but I won't get into specifics.



Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentines Day <3

Valentines day
a day of love, romance, flowers, and the grandest of sincere gestures....
or is it?
Some people have taken an anti- Valentines approach to February 14th.
Perhaps because they believe that they would be jumping the bandwagon by contributing to the near 15 million (or billion ?) dollar industry based around this day of alleged romance.
Perhaps it seems a tad contrived, obligatory, to participate in this corporate controlled 'love' day.
It is perspective.
I believe that one can still participate in the tradition that is known to be Valentines Day while not breaking the bank and feel like a sheep controlled by Hallamark and the big floral and chocolate industries.

Just follow the rule of KISS. Not real kissing, but the fashion and cosmetic rule that can be applied to everyday professional and casual life.
Keep It Simple [Stupid]
I personally prefer Keep It Simple & Sexy.
Either way, just go back to the basics.
Valentines Day should be a day where it is not assigned to the couples, but can be for everyone. Singles, Families, Friends, and romantic partners as well.
Love everyone; friends, family, partners, yourself, your life.
It can simply be a day where you let those who matter most to you, know that you care!
It can be a day where you take a step back from the hustle and bustle of every day life, and appreciate those around you, as well as yourself and the life you are living.

Don't take anything or anyone for granted.

Make those pillsbury cookies with the heart in the centre and bring them to the office and leave it in the lunchroom, or take them to your neighbour.
Buy cute little kiddy Valentines cards and hand them out to your friends, family.
Who cares if it is immature, because that will not be the focus of the recipient, it will be the gesture of appreciation and like/love.

You can give your closest friends a rose each, or break tradition and hand deliver daisies or lilies!
Even writing a short note, email, text, send a eValentine! Make a phone call!
Treat yourself, have a spa day, at home or the real thing.
Go out with your single friends and live it up instead of sitting at home wallowing in your loneliness thinking about your ex's watching sappy movies and drowning yourself with a pint of Ben and Jerrys Rocky Road.
It won't take alot of time, and it won't bust your wallet,
but you can spread the love.
Feeeellll the Loveeee.
Im really not trying to preach or get cheesy,
but Valentines Day can be a great day.

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Rainy Wear... Don't Be A Wash-Up Fashionista

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sex and the City Movie

A number two is on the way!
SO excited!
I love the first SATC movie, all of it, right up to the hundreds of shoes they wore on their feet.
Now how will they continue it...?
How will Carrie and Bigs marriage survive?

Sex and the City

I'm not exactly from the generation when this began but, via my boyfriend's mother's sex and the city season collection I was hooked.

I have seen nearly every episode.

And the movie. The movie is amazing! But perhaps more on that topic in another post!

I just love the clothes, and the shoes?!
To die for!

The Brownie Batter Blizzard

An edible confection that is literally Heaven on Earth, a treat for the tastebuds that is godly.
And as you take that first bite you contemplate as to whether you have had to give up your soul to the devil for such a delectable taste.
Or, you could have driven to Dairy Queen for the Brownie Batter Blizzard.
It was one summer evening, one of those where there is a warm breeze and it just screams summer. My sister and I waltz into our local DQ, pondering over their selection.
I looked up to the Blizzard of the month sign, and saw Heaven.
A ray of light dawned upon the spot I stood, and angels sang 'Hallelujah!'
I ordered myself a medium, and my sister followed my lead.
We darted outside, and each raised the red spoons and dipped into the Blizzard.
We had tasted the most beautiful food ever to be consumed.
I could taste the thick brownie batter in the ice cream, 'Mmmmm,'
it reminded me of homemade brownie batter when you fight over who gets to lick the bowl or the spatula.
My eyes nearly rolling into the back of my head, 'ahhhhhh'
It was that good.
Like sex in a cup. Yum.

I did some research and found the nutrition facts of this amazing treat.

O-M-G. Literally. WOW.
Over a thousand calories, a ton of fat and almost 200 grams of carbs! Now I'm not obsessive about calorie counting or worried about gaining weight, but I am a healthy eater and I like to watch my figure, you know, for bikini season.
Is it really worth it? I say, yes. But only every once in a while. This way I will never get tired of it right?

However, as much as I would love to say I gorged myself on this delicasy a million times over the summer, I did not. I had it twice.
I was massively disappointed (and even that is an understatement) when I cheerfully ordered a medium Brownie Batter Blizzard with pride, craving that gooey brownie batter and those delicious brownie chunks, when I was turned down.
My heart sank to the floor. Broken.

"Wh-What?" I managed to stammer. I was unfortunately brought back to reality as the DQ clerk explained to me that they no longer offered it there. It was only on for a month, but he was more than glad to tell me of the Strawberry CheeseQuake Blizzard.

On top of my disappointment my stomach flipped,

I hate cheesecake.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Canadian Playmates

"Canadian fashion model Jayde Nicole, 22, was named Playboy's 2008 Playmate of the Year at a luncheon yesterday at the Playboy Mansion, winning her a nude spread in the June issue, a 2008 Cadillac CTS, and $100,000 in prize money
-Huffington Post

I was just cruising the net and though that this was pretty cool. A Canadian girl in the Playboy Mansion, pretty cool, and even winning Playmate of the year.

Say what you want, but I am proud. I mean, it doesn't really matter that her profession is exactly conservative. Canadian girls are hot. Props to Jayde Nicole, and I really love her dress, it is absolutely adorable. Thats really what caught my eye and led me to this link, I was not looking up playmates. Ahem. Just to make things clear.

Respect, that’s what the tattoo says on her pubic-hill. It’s written in black, old-english letters, her words about the tattoo:
I put it there so I could hide it and continue to do modeling. I got it when I left a bad relationship to remind myself that I deserved more and not to let ANYONE push you around and treat you poorly! This is very important, not just for girls, but for everyone!!!

Perhaps a tad inappropriate, but nonetheless interesting and it has a good story behind it.

So I read on about Canadian playmates and found myself some interesting little tidbits!

It wasn’t long ago that Canadians were viewed as little more than hewers of wood and drawers of water. Fortunately, that perception began changing in the late 20th century when some of our most voluptuous native daughters began appearing in the pages of Playboy magazine. Now, several decades later, our home and native land is celebrated around the world for producing some of the most mouthwatering glamour models to ever strike a pose. (

Here are just a few of our gorgeous Playmates:

Brooke Berry Tailor James

Shannon Tweed [ she is married to Gene Simmons, how cool is that?]

Pamela Anderson [Baywatch,....]

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I'm Dreaming of Somewhere-Nice-N-Warm.....

Like I have said, when winter strikes, deal with it.
So I have designed my most adorable winter wear, gone sledding, thought of snowboarding but cancelled due to lack of funds, shovelled, made a fabulous snow chica, and shovelled some more.
But all I can think of now is how much I wish it were summer.

When I can lay on the beach scantily clad in my cute little bikini and oversized sunglasses.
Like what I did this past summer in Cuba. I went with my boyfriend and it was amazing.
Especially because I had never even been on an airplane!! Very Exciting. I tanned
( or what I could call tanning, My pale skin makes it impossible to gain a lovely bronzed appearance)
I went into the ocean ( and swallowed some salt water AND got salt water in my eyes. Bad Idea)
I pigged out on the buffet ( and learned that I should not drink the juice, just bottled water)
Met these lovely and nice British girls, as well as another British family, who were there with their family.
took a ton of pictures,
*sigh*.. those summer nights (cue John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in Grease)
flashback done.
And I look out the window and wish that the sun today would melt away all of the snow
and the beach would call my name to the golden sand and warm waters.

Fashionably Winter

It has been deathly cold here in little town, Canada.

Blizzards one day, sunshine the next, and then rain and slush that freezes into overnight death traps!
Since one cannot control this dire weather, you must cope, maybe even have fun with it.
So, I made up a few really adorable outfits where I am comfortably warm, all the while not sacrificing fashion in the least!
I will post them up, and you can tell me what you think.

Even email me some of your fave winter looks and I might just post it in a later post!

Here are some things I googled for inspiration:

[above photo: Michael Kors fall/winter line 2008)

[Emu Australia boots < . > LC with fringed Emus]

[Uggs, can match anything, dressed up or comfy and almost any colour too! ]