Sunday, June 26, 2011

Vid of the Week: "You get Love"

Because it's amazing.

This is my favourite ad right now. It makes me feel like I should become a guide dog trainer! Seems like a pretty sweet job, I mean you get paid to train this adorable puppy and even though you have to give it back, you get a new one that's even cuter!

On a serious note I sometimes get mildly teary when I see this ad.

But that may be just because I don't have a labrador puppy.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thumbs Up for Apathy

I know, I know I haven't been posting much lately. I do have an explanation which is what this is- one of my frequent post-to-explain-lack-of-posts.

So I only work about three days a week which means I get a lot of days off. Unfortunately, these days off always coincide with my mother needing her laptop, which happens to be the only computer in the house. I'm limited to facebook for iPhone.

And before I get a smart-arse "Uh why don't you buy a laptop? Derp" comment- laptops cost money. Which is something I don't exactly have a surplus of. On a positive note, I'm down to $1200 debt! AND my course is paid off after just one more $49 installment. AND tax return is coming up. Luxuries like hair cuts (only 16 months since my last one...) waxing and yoga will soon be within my reach.

On a positive note I'm starting "vid of the week" every Sunday from this one so you'll have SOMETHING to look at regularly on here. I really do want to start vlogging because, let's face it, not many people actually want to READ things anymore. But with my aforementioned computer limitations and the fact my filming options are restricted to my phone or my DSLR and I'm pretty sure the only editing software I have is windows movie maker, it could be a while.

It really kills me having a day off with no computer. You know what there is to do without a computer?


Well nothing remotely constructive at least. You want to know what I did today? I got up after 11 (after a strangely pre-cognitive dream, but more on that later!) and watched the first part of mini-series Pandemic, followed by Dr. Oz (where he told me lipo doesn't cure cellulite, so I guess I gotta think of something else to put my HUGE amounts of savings towards) followed by about two hours of Donkey Kong 64 and THEN I showered and that was less than three hours ago. Since then it's been TV time.

Compared to the assignments, blogging and youtubing I could have been doing if I had a computer, today was a whole lot of nothing. At least I showered. And I did also discover another website-mentioned-on-How-I-Met-Your-Mother-that-exists-in-real-life (but that was after mum came home with the computer so that doesn't even count.) Yes, Not a Father's Day, much like Ted Mosby is a Jerk and It Was The Best Night Ever actually exists. And I found this sweet invention to leave you with:

Yes, that's NPH's face on a negative pregnancy test. With two thumbs up. Best.

Way better than that smiley face means positive i.e. you are pregnant crap. That's just cruel. Like "YOU SHOULD BE HAPPY! YAY!

...unless you don't want to be pregnant in which case maybe you should look at this stick upside down?"

-m xx

p.s. YES! The dream! So I had a dream last night/this morning that I was peeing and I looked up and my bathroom door was open. I had a heap of people over and I shut it but then I'd look again and it had opened somehow. Then the music was too loud but I couldn't do anything because I was peeing see?

Anyway, I got up this morning (just) and went to the bathroom. I looked up, mid-pee, and THE DOOR WAS OPEN. Somehow, despite the fact that I have distressing dreams about going to the toilet in front of people ALL THE TIME, I forgot to shut the bathroom door. And that's how I discovered I'm psychic.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Can't Hold us Down

My favourite weekly fashion mag, Grazia published one of my letters again. Unfortunately I didn't get letter of the week but considering this weeks prize was skin cream and I'm 19 I'm not too dissapointed. Just like last time, they edited me down to save space so here is what I wrote:
""Slut" is a word I don't agree with. Women should not be judged on their sexual behaviour or the way they dress. Why is it men are applauded for having multiple sexual partners but women are made to feel ashamed? I agree with Bettina Arndt that women are often the first to point the finger at one another and call names but our like-mindedness ends there. Referring to SlutWalk as "flagrant pirck-teasing" is completely narrow minded. Women marching for their right to dress how they want are not "taunting decent men" if they show some skin. We're dressing for ourselves and nobody else.
I think Ms Arndt needs to get off her high horse and get laid."
They cut out my last sentence which was dissapointing but not surprising. I was looking forward to insulting the author of The Sex Diaries. Who is, from what I've seen so far (I haven't had the fortune of reading her book) a narrow minded bitch. If you think I'm harsh, find last week's Grazia and read the pro and con article on the Slut Walk.
For anyone who's reading this and wondering why the s word is being thrown around with reckless abandon, the Slut Walk is a march for women protesting to wear what they want without being judged for it. On January 24th this year, a representative from the Toronto Police spoke on campus safety at Osgode Hall Law School remarked that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised". This was the catalyst for the original Slut Walk in Toronto- an aim at claiming the word back, rejecting the insulting connotations that have come with it in the past, and telling the world that victims of sexual assault should never be blamed.
For me, it's completely ridiculous to blame someone's clothes for the horrible things that someone else has done. Sexual assault is in no way about how the victim was dressed, and yet people (let's be honest here; men) seem to think that it is. Even with a march like this going on, the face book event page for the Sydney Slut Walk was full of comments from men about how the march is unneccessary, and women should be careful not to dress in a way that "provokes" assault.
Most sexual assault happens with someone the victim knows, but in the case of "stranger rape" it is veyr much about dominating the other person; taking something from them without their consent. If the argument is that dressing in a "sexy" way is like giving our consent then surely rapists are more likely to go for the person who looks like a prude? It's the lack of consent that is the turn on for these types of people, and saying that wearing a short skirts makes us targets is just as ridiculous as saying wearing a short skirt prevents rape.
A rapist doesn't consider what a woman is wearing or what her sexual history may be and nor should anyone else. Women are always being judged and branded for their sexual behaviour, while men get praised. I will be the first to admit that women are the ones pointing the finger at each other. I wish I could explain how this double standard begun but it must come from somewhere within us.  I know I personally would feel a sense of guilt if I was having casual sex, because to me it should mean something.

As for why, I'm at a complete loss.

-m xx

Monday, June 06, 2011

More than a woman

Gorgeous isn't he? Oh yes. Don't be fooled by the feminine cheekbones and AH-mazing hair. Andrej Pejic is indeed a man. Or rather, at 19 years old, a boy.

Earlier today I read a brief article about this beautiful model in Grazia. This year, FHM put him at 98th on their top 100 sexiest women list. They refer to him as a "thing" following up with the comment that the thought of him modelling for Victoria's Secret warranted a sick bucket. The magazine claimed the copy wasn't checked by the editor before it went to print.

How can this man, who is stunning enough to transcend gender, be judged for modelling both men's and women's clothing? I've always been a fan of androgyny and I don't see how there can be anything wrong with cross-dressing in the fashion world. This man has an unlimited market (ok I guess childrens clothing might not quite work out on a 6'2" 28" waisted man who looks better in makeup than I do) and he shouldn't be punished for that.

Not only is he an extremely talented model, but he's aware of his identity at such a young age and isn't afraid of it. He should be celebrated.

And drooled over. I mean... jeez.

-m xx

Sunday, June 05, 2011


So here we have it, the final video from the Defamation of Strickland Banks.
I presonally hope they bring out soem more, the story feels a little unfinished.
But if you like the songs, buy the album, you won't be dissapointed.

So there we are, an angel and a man,
both just standing there, blood on our hands.

I now have to find a new video theme for Sunday posts. I am open to suggestions! Should I try making my own vlogs or stick to the experts? Should I go for funny or serious? Give me your thoughts!

-m xx

Friday, June 03, 2011


I just read this article and my mind is blown. This adorable hedgehog, Betty, has a mysterious skin condition that caused it to lose it's spines. Now when I first read "bald, spineless hedgehog" I thought "spine" as in vertebrae and was a wee bit confused.

Personally, it reminds me of the giant explosive armadillo thing you fight to get the first key to free K.Lumsy in Donkey Kong 64. If anyone actually knows what I'm referring to, I'm sure you'll agree.

See? Adorable. Even if in this photo it kind of looks like an inside out scrotum or something. But poor Betty isn't allowed to go near the hedgehog men-folk because of her vulnerable condition. That and her defect is most likely a genetic condition which could be passed on to any offspring. Poor Betty.

Once again, if you actually read the article you'll notice that the "journalists" working on the ninemsn website don't seem to have even an iota of literary talent, and nor do they have someone to proof read before their articles get posted on my homepage.

Still, interesting.