August 27, 2013

Tsk.Tsk. Tsk.

Oh Miley... where do I even begin?

A few weeks ago, as I was at CHB's house, her hubby puts on the Top 20 countdown. Miley's new video is on there. All the kids, Doodle, PIA, HOW, asked me if I had seen the video for "we Can't Stop" and I told them this would be my first time.
Boy, oh boy, was I in for a shock. This is what was running through my head as I watched the video, jaw on the floor.
What the hell happened to Miley?
Do I have to keep seeing her tongue?
Camel toe anyone?
Does she even know how to twerk? CHB and I can do a better job!
Whats with the weird dancing bears?
Does everyone else feel high when they watch this video? Like I did? WITHOUT taking a hit?


Now, I get that little 'ole Miley has grown up. And she wants to shed the "Hannah Montana" Disney bubble gum pop image she had.
But this girl?

This is the "grown up" Miley. Post Hannah Montana.
This girl? Is out of her gourd.
I have to say the bears just creep me out. Especially after hearing Lil C tell me what the song was really talking about. Getting high. On "Molly". Awesome.
Now our little Disney star has turned in to yet another example of a teenage girl with too much fame, money and bad influence on her hands. Ala Paris Hilton, Brittney Spears, Lindsay Lohan.
I was going to blow off the video. And then the VMA's came on. As soon as I saw Miley walk out on stage, I knew this was going to be a train wreck. With her little girl pigtails and slutty outfit..... cause you saw the gray suit was just a cover up and something worse was headed your way.
Robin Thicke SHOULD be embarrased to have been a part of this.
These photos need no explanation. I had recorded the awards show and CHOSE to fast forward through the awkwardness that was her performance.
I would rather see this:
Than this.
I am all for Miley testing the boundaries. I am a proponent of self expression. I just think she has gone over the top. I am not a Miley hater. I think I have lost tolerance for her stupidity in the last year. Does she not realize that the ENTIRE world is watching her? And all she does is come across as white trash?
Comparison? Bruno Mars sang a song about getting down and dirty with his lover at the VMA's the same night that Miley sang her song. Hear anyone complaining about HIS stage act?

August 13, 2013

July 2013

I have been neglecting you, my dear readers. It feels like the last 5 weeks have gone by so fast that I barely sat down at all.
My phone was busy, snapping photos, tagging my location on Facebook, sharing pics on Instagram. Here is the long and the short of what my July looked like, through the eyes of my iPhone.
All the making for our Spanish Sangria.

Of course I saved all the corks!
MM and I headed down to Portland Oregon for a quick trip to see some of his friends, and to see my mom and Grandma.
Once we got there, we visited two different Lego stores. It was a first for me. After rooting around through the bin of misc pieces, I made these two mini fig's.
The homie and the pirate!

Not the best picture of me, but I had to take the photo opportunity with the girlie Lego figure!
We met MM's friends in an old hotel turned bar/pub/wine cellar in McMinville. The building was 100+ years old. We enjoyed food, drinks and lots of laughs!
On 7-11, my sweet Lil C went and got me a free Slurpee and brought it to me at work!
Doodle, PIA and a couple of other girls from the scout trip were day camp counselors. So, on my night to pick the girls up, we went for FroYo on the way home. Doesn't that look delicious?

This was a super cool moment! A friend of my mom's that I knew when I was younger, and his wife, were up in my neck of the woods. It worked out that we were able to meet for coffee and catch up on life. Haven't seen this guy since I was 8 years old....... Such a great visit!
The second to last weekend before MM left, more on that later, we went and played tourist in our own town. MM took me to some places I had never been, and we dragged MM's friend as well, who is from out of town.

First stop? Memorial grave of Jimmy Hendrix, and Bruce and Brandon Lee.
Next stop? Pike Place Market! We saw a huge fish be thrown, sat on the brass pig, stopped to appreciate the murals painted on the side of the building.

Of COURSE we had to visit the infamous gum wall, and contribute our piece on the wall.
We then went to Kerry Park. It seriously has the best view of the Seattle skyline, and I had never been there before!

Cool art at Kerry Park.

Isn't this a GREAT view? Man I live in a beautiful place!
With an out of townee amongst us, we had to head to a few other Seattle institutions:
The Fremont Troll
Archie McPhee's
 The only place in town where you can find an Underwear hand glove!
It was an awesome and fun day!
 I have been cleaning and organizing this month. First up? My garage. This is what it looked like in the middle. You know you have to make a BIGGER mess just to get an idea of what you have to work with. Ugh.
It is done now, and no, there is no picture!
Went to Red Robin with Lil C, Doodle and MM one last time, and to partially celebrate Lil C's birthday. He is now 17. This is why I ordered a spicy beverage. This ginger beer concoction? Freaking awesome sauce!

MM and I, Jgurl and her hubby went to a local restaurant for dinner and watch a belly dancing show. It was really fun!
Whew! That was my July. I am exhausted just typing this all out for you. What a whirlwind month!