Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Rob and I agreed, in her photo she looks a little like Traci Lords. That she giggled through the chemotherapy hair loss photo shoot, claiming that she looked ridiculous and found it funny, was probably her death knell. If you can't be serious when you are supposed to be dying from cancer, then you don't understand that modeling is all about acting, as Tyra and Co. say year after year. I am not sure about all of that, frankly. I will agree that it is about emoting and being able to convey a mood with a facial expression for certain photos is important. Also, most professional photographers are probably not going to want to listen to you giggle as you try to compose yourself. Time is money, after all, and until you make supermodel status, the photographer probably makes more than the model. Certain the designer and magazine editor paying for the photoshoot make more money!
Tyra announced that this year the model house would be a smoke free house. Anyone who smokes will have to quit. She said that young girls watching the show look up to these girls and the ones on the show have to set an example for the ones watching and aspiring. My first thought is this is not going to be good, knowing that some people get really bitchy when they forsake their addiction of nicotine. I'm assuming it won't be that bad and that the three or four girls who are smoking this year will have been inspired by the truly disgusting images that were created for the photoshoot because the premise was glamorous smoking shot versus reality check. Each girl was made to look hideous, hair falling out, teeth yellowed, faces old, etc. What you can't see in Mila's image above is the mirror in which they cropped in a grusome image of her with her hair falling out, etc. Through which, as I mentioned above, she was giggling most of the time.
Here's a picture of Traci Lords.
In my previous post, I said I am hoping that Heather and/or Lisa make it through to the end of the show. I rarely choose the one girl who will successfully do this but it could happen this year. In the meantime, although Heather is being ripped apart by the girls behind her back, she was the first one called which means that her photo was considered better than the rest. And Lisa was called second, in spite of the fact that Bianca has made it clear that no stripper will ever be America’s Next Top Model.
I am not saying she will be but now that she’s there for one more week, the chances of another lap dance are at least there! However, Heather did not make any geeky comments so I was a little disappointed. I still have hopes she will do so. Of course, the likelihood of this happening would increase if the other girls would stop talking about how weird she is and get to know her.
Aries Horoscope for week of September 27, 2007
Your first assignment is to practice feeling that everywhere you go you are standing on holy ground. Capitalize that phrase in your imagination -- "I AM STANDING ON HOLY GROUND" -- as you move through the world. Your second assignment, which may at first seem unrelated, is to kick your evil twin's ass. Do it tenderly and compassionately, with full awareness that both you and your evil twin are standing on holy ground. But don't stop kicking until you convince your evil twin to take greater responsibility for his or her personal share of the world's darkness.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Rob says I spoil Romanov. I say he spoils Romanov. I think we can both agree that Romanov spoils us. There is nothing quite so lovely as the adoration of a dog.
I took this picture of Rob and Romanov yesterday. Rob lay down next to Romanov. The black pillow beneath their heads is Romanov’s . . . a black satin pillowcase with a pillow from our bed. Rob would put it on the floor at night. He never claimed it was there for Romanov but inevitably Romanov would find his way to wherever the pillow was and would lie down with his head on the pillow. Eventually the pillow never managed to find its way back to the bed.
So here is photographic evidence of how spoiled Romanov is . . . and how spoiled Rob is . . .
The truth is, yesterday I found out something that really hurt me and today I am still feeling a lot of ire associated with what I learned. It is nice to be able to share something this loving and lovely even in the midst of my simmering rage. Grrrrr . . . but then look! Ahhhhhhh . . .
Monday, September 24, 2007
You start afresh on Wednesday, as the Full Moon in Aries takes place in your sector of self and how others view you. If you've recently found that you are burning too many bridges, or that your approach to people may have an abrasive quality, you'll soften your approach and make an effort to state your case in a way designed to win converts. After all, your sign gives you more zest, zip, and enthusiasm than anyone has in the universe, and you attract a lot of attention through your ability to take charge of any situation. You also have a lot of innate style and flair when it comes to how you present yourself. Thursday, Mercury enters Scorpio and your sector of psychology, and you do some serious analysis of yourself and your motivations. You begin to learn who you really are in your innermost sector, and that will allow you to make better decisions in your journey along your life path. You have so much to offer the world, and as you learn why you feel and act the way you do you'll present yourself in the most optimum way possible.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
- the novel about my being a runaway (aka melodramatic crap)
- the story of a marriage falling apart due to infidelity (aka narcissistic characters I hate)
- the story of a teenager who self injures (aka the novel I never finished)