Archive for April 2013
I was reading The Cut this morning when I came across an article (click the link above) claiming that upper-arm lifts are one of the fastest-growing cosmetic surgery procedures. The reason? In a statement issued by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (and paraphrased by the “L.A. Times“), “women ‘are paying closer attention to the arms of female celebrities’ including Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Kelly Ripa. The most-admired arms of all? Those of First Lady Michelle Obama.” The blog then goes on to cite another in-demand procedure: Kate Middleton’s nose.
As a Capricorn, I suppose that I shouldn’t be surprised by any of this; I continually inspire myself to be more beautiful simply by being beautiful. What does surprise me, though, is that the upper arm is a target of plastic surgery at all. It’s so easy to work your arms at the gym or in a group fitness class. You really need to let yourself go before your arms start to flap in the wind.
I guess the Capricorn in me is coming out when I read things like this and immediately accuse the women who request these procedures of taking the easy way out. I could probably be a lot more compassionate toward people who find themselves on the wrong side of pretty because it comes so naturally to me. As the First Lady of blogging, maybe there’s something I could learn from my fellow Capricorns Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton. Or I could just do this yoga DVD before I get too comfortable in this chair.
Hmmm . . .
Yesterday I thought that it was April 30 when I wrote my customary “Happy Birthday” post. I had sent in my taxes, too, believing that it was the final day to submit them — I always owe the government money so I usually wait until the last minute.
So imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning to discover that it’s still April today. Normally when this sort of thing happens to other people, they find themselves missing time. Then they start to speculate over where the time has gone, invariably blaming our reptilian alien overlords and their penchant for abducting earthlings.
Because I’m not crazy, I never to claim to be “missing time.” However, for some strange reason I feel as if April had an extra day. What’s even stranger is the coincidental appearance of this photo featuring Anna Wintour and Marc Jacobs aka The Evil AntiZob in matching Prada coats. Anyone who has seen the documentary film “They Live” will agree that it’s never good to see two members of the ruling class in matching attire. One day it’s Rolex wristwatches, the next day it’s Prada coats!
Anyway, what are these two up to? Has the Evil AntiZob finally got to Anna Wintour? Why do I feel as if it should be May today? Why does my cat keep looking at me that way?
So many questions . . .
I haven’t been blogging much lately because I’ve been watching too much TV. Thankfully, “Big Brother Canada” ends in a week and I can stop devoting so much time to such a trivial pursuit.
Anyway, things in the BBC house have been interesting since Peter’s useless ass was evicted and Gary was voted back in by the fans of the show. Emmett has final-two deals with everyone and still none of them have ever discussed what a big threat he is to take to the end. Jillian also hasn’t landed on the block once because she’s either been Head of Household or in an alliance with the HOH.
And that makes me think of Andrew. Andrew was so enamored with the idea of taking his East Coast Alliance to the end that he failed to realize that he had made a final-three deal with two people who had never been targeted. He was constantly on the block and constantly dealing with the repercussions of his actions while his teammates took no heat at all.
Andrew should have flipped. Peter should have flipped. Gary should have flipped. Talla should have flipped. Every one of these players has allowed a power couple with the full support of the house guests to get to the end without ever asking themselves “Why is no one putting Emmett and Jillian on the block?” Rule #1 in my “Big Brother” strategy book is to never support the supported players. Even Rachel, the most-annoying BBUS house guest of all time has commented on this cast’s inexplicable denial of the threat right in front of their eyes.
At the moment, I’m rooting for Jillian because she’s done more dirty work to get to the final three and she hasn’t been disqualified from half of the competitions, either. Emmett has played a great game, but his tantrums have rubbed me the wrong way. Gary doesn’t stand a chance because he was voted back into the game and the jury will resent him for that. Talla is my sentimental favorite because she’s from my hometown and I want to be her friend when this is all over, but the only way she can win is if a couple of her competitors are hospitalized before the finale. Perhaps she’ll get lucky and Jillian will finally catch something from constantly licking her fingers while she’s preparing food. If Emmett catches it from sticking his tongue down her throat, too, Talla might just stand a chance. I’m hoping for the best but expecting much less!
Happy birthday, Dianna Agron. My friend Rusty has the same Giles Deacon gown! He was going to save it for Wear a Gown to Work Day, but it’s pretty windy on his street corner . . .
Edited to Add: Dianna’s birthday is April 30. I really thought it was April 30 when I wrote this post.
Happy birthday, Kim Gordon. There are so many things I like about you, but these clothes are not any of them . . .
Happy birthday, Ace Frehley. As hard as I try, I can’t find a single thing wrong with this outfit . . .