Great White Snark: September 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Celebrity mermaids.

I love looking at awards shows dresses. A lot of times, I don't even care who wins (especially with something like the Emmy's...I probably watch a grand total of 6 hours of TV a year), but I love seeing who wore what.

So I was looking at pictures of the Emmy's, and there were a lot of trends (crimson and saffron were pretty popular), but the one thing I noticed was gorgeous splashes of blue. The only thing I thought was, "OMG, look at all the mermaids!"
From Left to Right: Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, Hayden Panettiere, Zooey Deschanel, Nicole Kidman, and Julianne Hough. All pictures from 
Look at it! Isn't it marvelous?! I love all the blues, teals, and seafoam greens in floaty, ethereal fabrics and cuts! Sofia Vergara and Julianne Hough's are the most mermaidy...I love the silhouettes of both dresses, and I'm pretty sure Sofia Vergara is the only person in the world who doesn't look cheap and tawdry whilst plastered in sequins. Heidi Klum's dress looks like lingerie and I don't really like it, but it fits in with the trend. I love Zooey's take on it, because, per usual her, she did it her way and it WORKS. I really like the Grecian feel of Hayden's dress. She looks like a siren or water goddess! And Nicole Kidman's dress is just odd, and I'm not sure what she was going for.

I would never wear any of these (except Zooey's...I would totally wear that), but I LOVED them! I love seeing these pretty aquatic dresses all in one glamorous place. They make me want to jump in the pool and sing "Under the Sea."

If you're bored and/or want to translate the mermaid look into real life, I highly suggest browsing Polyvore. I love seeing how other people interpret trends, and it's always a great place to look for inspiration!

What do you think of the oceanic trend on the red carpet? Love it? Hate it? Couldn't care less about it?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Beauty AND brains.

I have this taped up at my desk at work, because it's beautiful, and true, and who doesn't want to be called "sweetie" by Marilyn Monroe (who was, I think, a lot smarter than people give her credit for being)?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Well, unemployment was short.

I got a call that the receptionist quit last Friday, so the office was down two people instead of one, and they wondered if I'd take the receptionist job. I said "yes," even though I've never done that kind of work before. Today was my first day. It's mostly answering phones and data entry, so I'm glad I'm getting to learn how to do that stuff. 

On another note, I saw this article and had to write about it.
Omg, so apparently, women in Japan are going and having a procedure done that gives them crooked teeth on purpose, because men in Japan find it "attractive and endearing." What they're doing is going into Dental Salons (that's apparently a thing) and having temporary caps placed on their canine teeth so they appear "snaggletoothed." This is wild to me, especially knowing what we spend on orthodonture in the US to assure perfectly straight teeth.

But that's not what I find most perplexing. 

I'm all about loving your flaws--Cindy Crawford's mole? Madonna and Anna Paquin's tooth gaps? Love them! Tyra Banks even coined the word "flawsome," meaning your flaws are awesome, and I agree! I love the little irregularities that make people beautiful and unique and deviate from the typical "plastic" look that comes out of Hollywood. But I'm not sure how I feel about people giving themselves flaws just to achieve that "unique" look. I feel like that goes against that entire philosophy. It's just another procedure to cover up what you naturally have to obtain a look that's more trendy and "right now."

I'm so curious to see if this comes stateside. What do you think?

Friday, September 14, 2012

I understand the language of waves.

Lose job. Best friend takes day off work to go to beach to "celebrate."

Best place to be. :)

(We found a manatee preservation park! There were none there...YET. But now we know it exists!)

Tell me I'm not lucky, and I'll tell you you're a liar.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

When one door closes...

Hey, Bloggity-Blogworld,
As many of you probably heard via Facebook (which I'm getting sick of, btw, but I'll still be on there since it's the primary form of communication for so many people--myself included), I lost my job.

I basically got laid off. I was let go due to "budget reasons," so that's not exactly the same as getting fired, right? 

I'm a little bummed because I was just getting into my groove there. I'd just gotten to the point that I understood what was going on and not having to ask questions every 10 minutes. But here's the way I see it. Four months ago, when I started, I didn't know how to work a fax machine. Now, I've learned SO much that I wouldn't have learned otherwise. It was basically a post-college, paid internship. As a friend of mine told me, "You should've paid them for the experience," and she's right! I got to see the entire publication process from start to finish, and I would never have gotten that standing behind a register. So I'm really grateful that I had the opportunity, however short, to get my feet wet in an office and as a proofreader.

I also met some really great people, and I will miss them (it's only Wednesday--I found out Monday--and I miss them a lot!), but I'm glad I got the chance to get to know them, too.

So, now what?

If you've known me a while, you know that for all my anxiety and panicking, I tend to be very fatalistic with the big things. I absolutely believe that everything happens for a reason, and this door closed because another one ("A better one." "That one!" "That one??...Aye, that one!") is about to open. So I'm just hanging in there, sending out those resumes and hoping for the best. The Big Guy Upstairs has always seemed to know what He's doing, so I've got a good feeling that He didn't just stop being omniscient overnight.

So now I have a few things I've wanted to blog about and either didn't get the chance or didn't have time or didn't feel comfortable doing while under someone else's thumb. Hopefully I'll get some of those out this week/weekend!