Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Here's a side by side comparison of OJ Simpson's mugshot from 1994 after being booked on double homicide charges (left), and his mugshot from 2007 after being booked on multiple felony robbery charges (right).
I'm a firm believer that you can't do a bad deed and truly get away with it. Let's see how this plays out. With any luck, he won't have R. Kelly's judge.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
And then I saw her on last week's Emmy Awards and noticed the weight loss was not so prominent.
Pasting photos side by side (Vogue, left/Emmy, right) will show that Glamour, just like GQ did to Kate Winslet, has taken the heroine of the everyday normal girl and airbrushed her to hell and back. Here is a person who, along with the character she plays, stands up against what fashion has long dictated is the "right look". And now she is its latest victims.
Young girls who see America and Betty as role models will pick up Glamour or Vogue or Mademoiselle and be barfing in the toilet within minutes. And no one is held accountable.
Monday, September 24, 2007
2 Super Bowls
2 volleyball championship tee shirts
2 games of putt-putt golf
2 Wright Brothers
2 holiday parties at Neil & Bob's
2 Oscar Nights
2 watch batteries
2 dinners at Ole Ole
2 gluhwein parties
2 seasons of Project Runway
2 blog designs
2 Vegas hotels
2 farewell parties for Matt
2 trips to southern Illinois
2 Blue Man Group New Year's Eves
2 Cirque du Soleil shows
2 vacation trips
2 Volley Follies
2 Hallowe'en contests
2 "Dave's birthday parties for himself"
I'm glad I moved.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Kelly was charged in 2002 and is accused of engaging in videotaped sex acts with an underage girl. Since his arrest, the case has been hit with numerous delays. A new date hasn't been set and the trial has been delayed "indefinitely". Since being charged, Kelly has had six best-selling albums and three nationwide tours.This man will never go to trial. R. Kelly has been arrested and accused enough times for us all to accept the basic idea that he has deep, ingrained pedophilic tendencies. Where's Chris Hansen when you need him??
Thursday, September 13, 2007
I wanted to go home, pack a bag, and drive to my parents' house. We heard rumors of streets being blocked, so that no one could get out of the city. Was it worth the effort? Was it even safe to go outside r travel? Were there gases or poisons in the air? Would I get stuck if I tried to drive anywhere?
And it still isn't.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
The owner, David Wilshire, had posted an harangue on his company's website last week (thanks, Jim!) that was nothing more than a "poor me" essay on how he has nothing left in life and that he's lost everything. However, miraculously, all three locations - as well as a new location in Logan Square - will reopen this week. Wonders never cease.
Sounds more like a case of a drama queen overreacting. If you have a chain of stores, and one or more employees steal, that's no cause to close everything down - especially when you've just taken every member's money for their monthly memberships. It doesn't sounds like the public is getting the true story, or at least all the details, about whatever happened at Cheetah Gyms last week.
But I, for one, am glad I don't go there anymore.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
And then one day flipping through a book, I saw Erte's Symphony in Black, arguably his most famous artwork. And I fell in love with her. The sassy fur hat, the daring bare shoulder, the glorified muff, the Morticia Adams train! I shuddered. I think it was my first awake wet dream. Tall and slender with killer purple eyeshadow - she was the epitome of garish style, taking her black greyhound out for a walk on its diamond collar and leash.
I wanted to be her.
Several years ago, I was at a drag show and when the curtain parted, there stood my favourite piece of art in the flesh. I was overcome by the strange feeling you get when you realize there are others out there who think like you do. Granted, no one with me knew what we were witnessing. But I was about to see my heroine come to life - albeit through the body of a drag queen. The music started, and without moving, SIB sang, "How Lucky Can You Get" from Funny Lady. I went all giddy. I don't remember the drag queen's name, but I thanked her afterwards for doing great justice to something I had long admired.
When art deco makes another revival about 20 years from now, Symphony In Black will be hanging back up on my wall for me to admire, envy and adore. Some little boys want to grow up to be firemen, policemen, even ballet dancers. I just wanted to walk a dog.
Monday, September 03, 2007
Woke up with The BF who proceeded to leave me and go for an 18 mile run. I popped in a Netflix movie - in this case, Funny Lady - and then took a shower. Unfortunately started watching a marathon of Cycle 5 of America's Next Top Model . . . which is what I continued to watch for the next 10 hours. I did manage to move from my bedroom to the living room after the 5th elimination, and I made a quick trip to the Jewel to order a cake for work on Tuesday. Otherwise, I watched Tyra go from ghetto to demure in .009853 seconds and a house full of bitchy spoiled girls just get more bitchy and spoiled.
Woke up with The BF, had some breakfast and sent him off to BMG. I took a shower, and then unfortunately turned on MTV and yet again got sucked into a marathon, this time of Cycle 3 of America's Next Top Model. After my fifth hour, I decided to save myself and spent some time in Border's. I met The BF after work, and we rented Team America.