Archive of ‘I Digress’ category

Get In Shape Girl

rhythmic+gymnastics Get In Shape Girl
Are rhythmic gymnastics Olympic sports anymore? I’m feeling too lazy to do the research. But if trampoline is a sport, someone needs to bust out some balls, hoola hoops and ribbons right quick.

As a child, I remember tirelessly training for the Olympics with my Get In Shape Girl equipment. And I know I wasn’t the only one…

Estelle: American Boy

Just in case this tune hasn’t yet found its way to your neck of the woods, allow me to inject some cool into your life.

Take me on a trip, I’d like to go some day.
Take me to New York, I’d love to see LA.
I really want to come kick it with you.
You’ll be my American Boy.

Tag…I’m It

Amber tagged me to answer six questions about myself, abiding by the following rules:

* Post rules at the beginning of the post.
* Answer all the questions.
* Tag 6 people, and go to their blog and leave a comment to inform them that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
* Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

Okay, and away we go…

What were you doing ten years ago?
Ten years ago, I had just wrapped up my sophomore at Ursinus College. I remember being pretty impressed with myself for successfully making a case to drop my dreaded bio major, but keep my pre-med full scholarship (hooray…no more messing with icky Drosophila!)

mazda+rx 7 Tag...Im ItThat summer, I answered a help wanted ad in the paper, announcing an immediate opening in publishing; that opportunity turned out to be a receptionist position at a newspaper covering the exciting world of construction equipment. I got my first car that year, a 1984 Mazda RX-7 that I called Scarlett, thanks to her red leather interior.

What are five things on your to-do list today?
* Make an appointment to join new gym
* Catch up on some overdue product reviews
* Mail some giveaway prizes to winners
* Paint my nails
* Avoid outdoors as much as possible (it’s 98 degrees and humid in Philly)

funyuns1 Tag...Im ItSnacks you enjoy?
I try not to snack. But when I do, I enjoy Doritos, pretzels, popcorn, bananas, and peanuts (especially the ones still in the shells)…I like having to work for it.

I also have a weakness for Funyuns.

Places you’ve lived?
Philadelphia, PA
Glenside, PA
Collegeville, PA

What are 5 things you would do if you were a billionaire?
* Stop working
* Pay off my bills and school loans…and those of my parents and loved ones
* Travel the world and buy homes in the places I love the most
* Bribe some theater producer to let me star on Broadway
* Start my own non-profit organization in Philadelphia

People you want to know more about?
My ancestors. And Jeff Buckley.

I’m tagging Marina at Makeup Loves Me, Christine at 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic, Wes at Honey Brown Sugar, Jennifer at Beauty in Real Life, Kristen at Sugar Shock, and Carleen at Girl Gloss.

Guess Who: 06.05.08

guess+who+6 5 08 Guess Who: 06.05.08
This British actress sure has transformed herself over the years. She’s barely recognizable in this photo from 1993, the year she got her big-screen big break. Can you guess who she is?

Lil Kim, BIG Problem

lil+kim Lil Kim, BIG Problem
Allow me to digress for a second…

Lil Kim walked the pink carpet at the NYC premiere of Sex And The City: The Movie.

More shocking than the fact that she was fully clothed was the condition of her face. Look at Lil Kim’s face, people! She looks like the lost member of The Chipettes.

Let this be a lesson to us all. Makeup is for a moment. This hot mess is forever.

When Did You Fall In Love With Beauty?

barbiehead When Did You Fall In Love With Beauty?
Most beauty addicts can pinpoint a moment in their life when they fell in love with hair and makeup.

For me, it was my Barbie Styling Head. Back in the day, I would spend hours trying to replicate the exaggerated 1980’s beauty trends on my Barbie Head. I braided and teased her hair within an inch of its life. At one point, I remember filling my mini hands full of Eucerin lotion and slicking Barbie’s hair back – a la Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love. And in the 80’s, the head came with powder and cream “makeup” that was probably only meant for Barbie’s plastic face…but inevitably ended up all over my highly sensitive one. They didn’t worry as much about toxicity and choking hazards back then. Ah…those were the days.

When did your love of beauty begin?

Anyone Here Watch The Bachelor?

final6 Anyone Here Watch The Bachelor?
Does anyone else watch The Bachelor: London Calling? It’s okay to admit it. This is a safe place.

shayne Anyone Here Watch The Bachelor?How funny was it last night when Shayne snowboarded down the mountain, sat on a mound of snow, then produced like eight beauty products from her parka to touch up her makeup? I was rolling! Even more hilarious was the revelation that Lorenzo Lamas is her dad.

Shayne was kinda working my nerves before. But we beauty addicts have to stick together. I predict she’ll make it to the final two – along with Amanda.

Okay, okay. Enough reality TV talk. Back to your regularly-scheduled beauty programming…

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