Thursday, May 29, 2014

Swimsuit Season......<---SO WHAT?

Howdy. <--No, I'm not Southern (actually I'm Northern, but that's not important).

So, there's this little thing called 'SWIMSUIT SEASON' that is fast approaching or maybe is already here. I don't know the exact DATE it arrives, but regardless, it's apparently PRETTY IMPORTANT to a lot of women out in the world.

(Note: I am a BIG fan of CAPITALIZING things, so yawl <--[what?] just accept it.)

I get the whole hype of it and how it's a reminder on nearly EVERY SINGLE magazine gearing towards women right about now and probably until August.



Same stuff, same headlines, EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.
Sure, I want to look good in a swim suit, even if that swimsuit is a one-piece with control top because, folks, I do NOT look like Keira Knightly. But the constant reminder of people that they should lose weight in order to look decent in a swim suit (regardless of what kind) is a representation of how our society works, I think. Magazines are hung up on reminding people that, YOU NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT; GET THIN AND THEN YOU'LL LOOK GOOD IN A SWIMSUIT.


Why should women feel that the only way they'll look good in a bikini or swim suit or WHATEVER is if they lose weight? Does every woman have to be the ideal stick-thin that's become the norm?

I don't know about you, but the only time my stomach is uber flat is first thing in the morning before I eat anything. Or if I go a whole day without eating. Which is rare. Read: never.



Granted, there are those select few who are actually genetically built with a skinny frame and body. To those women, I pity and envy you simultaneously (think Keira Knightly).


Let's see...would you rather go ALL DAY without eating just so you look spectacular in a ini mini yellow polka dot bikini with a flat stomach and nausea due to lack of food, OR would you prefer feeling full of energy and life the ENTIRE DAY with a comfortably full stomach that is listened to when it growls.
Why does anyone need to lose weight? It it's to feel better both physically and mentally, then fine. I say go for it. But if it's to fit better in society and the so-called "ideal body", then that's not necessarily a healthy mentality to have.

For me, I am a one-piece-suit-kind-of-girl ALL. THE. WAY.
Let's be honest here, my belly button hasn't seen the light of day since I stopped wearing tankinis in the first grade.
Ever tried jumping off the diving board without your tankini top riding up to expose your ENTIRE FRONT?
Just, don't.

So, to all those skinny-ass-phalt girls strutting their lack-of-stuff around this summer in itsy bitsy bikinis, I say go eat some peanut butter.


Love your body for what it has done for you your entire life so far. DON'T hate on it just because it isn't following the twisted social acceptance of what's known as the perfect body.

Yeah, that advice is easier said than taken, I know. REALLY, I DO. I struggle with this pretty much every day. I mean, HELLO. STILL WEARING A ONE-PIECE HERE.

Maybe someday I'll bare the holy belly button to the world.
Or maybe not.

REGARDLESS, it won't be due to shame of my body.

To be honest, it'll probably have something to do with whether or not I had eaten too much dessert the night before and will be contemplating if I can fit a fifth serving into ma' belly without looking as though I'm the new octo-mom.



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Long time

Hey there blog! So, about that 14 month hiatus....yeah, sorry about that. NOT intentional. You know how sometimes you have motivation to do things and then they just..disappear? Well, that happened to me for about a year or so. Maybe a little more. HEY, I'VE BEEN BUSY WITH LIFE. Although, to be honest, there hasn't been anything extraordinarily remarkable about what I've been doing. Just more school with papers, exams, finals, you know the drill.
 But now, HELLO SUMMER. What the heck took you so long to come around?
 Now for three glorious months off from anything having to do with the dreaded C word (you know, the one that rhymes with knowledge). Time to get a crack-a-lacking with this blog o' mine. Cuz I know ya' missed me, right?

Don't answer that.

So here's the top ten reasons why I love summer and all its glory, because I'm really loving lists and I think it's going to be a new thing of mine to just make lists in every post. FUN FUN FUN! ;)


1. Sunshine = tanning = no sickly, vampire-looking skin that looks HORRIBLE on a Greek person (disgrace to all Greeks, I tell ya)

2. Fruit, fruit, MORE FRUIT in season; berries, pretty much anything that is in the fruit category gets me FAR to excited. Especially when there's reduced produce at the supermarket and you can get a HUGH JASS bag of slightly old but still good fruit for one buck. Yes, a buck. That'd be a dolla'. Priceless (okay, not really but you get where I'm going with that, right?)

3. (An extension of 2) MAKING CRUMBLES WITH SAID FRUIT. Best. Thing. Ever. Seriously. I honestly can't think of anything better than fruit crumbles topped with cool whip <--obsessed, ranks even higher on my list than vanilla ice cream (GASP..I KNOW..HOW COULD I).

4. Tank tops. Sleeveless shirts. I really truly HATE sleeves during the summer. I mean, why the heck do we lift weights and strength train and use the rowing machine (just me?..okay then..) if we're not going to show off our sculpted arms? Muscles? <-- (pronounced MUSS-KULLS) SHOW OFF YOUR  ARMS LADIES (MEN? IF YOU'RE READING).

5. Walks. Outside. Okay, I love the gym and all (I'm a gym rat. Like, the very definition of it. Look it up in the dictionary. That's my picture), but sometimes I get stir crazy. Going outside is SO refreshing instead of looking out the stinking window all the time. AMMMMMazing.

6. Barefoot. Freeing, airy, MY FEET CAN BREATHE. After months of being constricted to the dark, suffocating cover I call my socks and shoes, FLIP FLOPS ALL THE WAY. Except, you know, when you're running. Or at the gym. Or walking (POWER walking, that is). Then I'd recommend wearing some sneakers. Cuz, you know, it's not as easy as it looks to run in flip flops. Really, I've tried.

7. Fro Yo. Congratulations, you officially have a valid reason to get frozen yogurt nearly everyday. IT'S HOT, YOU'RE SWEATING, YOU NEED TO COOL DOWN. Forget ice cream; fro yo is OF COURSE healthier than ice cream because, DUH, IT'S YOGURT. RIGHT? RIGHT?! That's a solid argument, right there. Don't let anyone else tell you any differently. Amen.

8. More time to watch anything and everything on the telly (no, I'm no British, quit looking at me like that). During the summer I usually catch up on tv shows I've missed during the school year because, HELLO, NO TIME = NO LIFE = ISOLATION FROM ALL THINGS ENTERTAINMENT.
Top of my list this summer--Castle, Scandal, Bones, Vampire Diaries, more that I'm probably forgetting but will remember once I hit 'publish' because that's the way my life is.

9. BOOKS. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to read and when I don't have time it literally drives me insane. During the school year I probably read about a book every two months. That, my friends, is sad. Truly, embarrassingly, sad. (Sniff inserted here). Now, in the past week I've been off, I've read 3 books. THREE. YES. THREE. It's been...glorious. Sigh. If you don't like to read novels, don't tell me. I'd rather remain in blissful ignorance rather than know that sad fact about you.

10. Um...blogging, DUH.

There ya have it. Top ten. Right there. In truth, there's probably more to add on to make it something like the top hundred, but, once again, MY MIND IS BLANKING. That and I don't think my fingers could handle that much typing. Read: at all.

Now, it's time to go practice #1 and #4. Two bird with one stone, right?
 (Now that I'm thinking about that phrase, I'm starting to realize just how violent that is. Seriously. HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT THAT?
Why the heck would anyone even want to kill a bird, let alone two, with a stone.
No freaking idea.