bitter much?

There’s this woman I don’t like. I’m fine w/ it. Not everybody is going to like everyone else. Esp when the person is a stuck-up, full-of-themselves know-it-all who really doesn’t know anything when asked what’s going on.

Anywhoo… So, this woman told my boss that my department orders a certain number of her publication, but we don’t use them all. She found out that we toss out over half of what we order. So, my boss came to me & asked if maybe we should order less. He said it doesn’t bother him either way if we keep ordering what we do, b/c it’s not like we don’t pay for it anyway, so we can do what we like with what we get.

I said he’s got a point there. But the reason we order so many is b/c every now & then, the publication is actually interesting to read. Most times, eh, not so much. So, I offered up 2 options:

1. They can send us a pdf of it prior to printing / our ordering, & we can tell them exactly how many we want. We’d order more copies when it’s interesting, & less when it’s… uh… not.


2. They can just make it more interesting to read, & we’d actually use them, & end up not throwing so many of them away.

I’d just like to mention that I made my boss crack up laughing when I offered up option 2. And that’s why I’m such a good employee; b/c he’s had a rough day today.

still on topic

Ok, so I had all intentions of posting my fantasy football question yesterday for everyone’s input.

But then I was sickened by what’s going on in Sudan & the Darfur region. Sickened. I don’t know what to do. It’s just horrible, & getting worse. I was going to post about that instead, but couldn’t even get actually make myself do it.

It’s just so sad that I sometimes think so much about it & my head hurts & all I can do is cry. B/c I can see them in my head. Helpless.

I do need to post about it though. I may tonight.

But in the meantime, I came across something else that was also disturbing. In a whole different spectrum of disturbance from the Darfur genocide. But it’s like apples & oranges. It’s still very disturbing also. You can scroll down to my ‘Evolution by Dove’ post & I’ve updated it to include the said annoyance.

‘Evolution’ by Dove — Update at bottom

If you guys haven’t seen this video yet, you absolutely have to check it out. Just watch it really. And I have been talking about models & our perception of beauty lately, so it fits in.

You can either click on the YouTube player to view it, or go to Dove’s site, & click ‘play film’. There, you can also find more information about their ‘Campaign for Real Beauty’, & a discussion group.

I’ve watched the video about 5 times in the last 10 mins now.

Here are the credits for the video.
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Toronto
Co-CCOs: Nancy Vonk & Janet Kestin
ACD/Writer/Art Director: Tim Piper
Production Company: Reginald Pike
Director: Yael Staav
Music: Vapor Music, Toronto

UPDATE: (10/24/2006 @ 4 pm)
Ok, so Nello’s back, & she posted a link that someone gave her on her website. This is just all kinds of CRAZY. Seriously. I mean, it makes me never want to look at another celebrity again. EVER. You know how they did that study that proved that monkeys like to see pics of the “celebrity monkey of their pack”?

Well, now that I see some of our celebs in their original photos, I feel sick. Not sick b/c they look horrible. No, they look fine. Normal, you might say. But the fact that we’ve been force-fed an image for years. Lied to, consciously misled. That makes me sick.

Go here to Click on ‘Portfolio’, & ‘Agree’ to the terms. Then, back in the left menu, click on the ‘before/after’. And get ready for what you’re about to see.

I have to say, I do love the internet, & my blog, & my blog-buddies. I have really discovered so much in the last year.

radar comes back Sept. 5th

Guess what?!? Radar‘s not dead!

They’re gonna re-launch the website September 5th; then the mag itself is set to return next year.

I did love the site, they were always informative & entertaining.

Here is an example of classic entertainment from their archives. It’s a couple of excerpts from an feature titled “$tars for $ale”, where they try to find out how much it’d cost to get Star Jones to participate in an eating contest, how much to get Anna Nicole Smith to down shots and drop Ecstasy at a country club gala. You know, fun stuff like that.

If you liked Sassy, you’d love Radar.

I do miss Sassy. I loved how the binding always had weird stuff on it. Like the endings of Chuck Lorre productions. I know I can read Jane now, & Jane Pratt’s still in charge & all, but it’s not the same; & ever since she had her baby, she seems more hands off now.

JT, why ya gotta hate?!?!

I just found out from Vi, that Justin’s been dissin my boy Taylor. That’s just wrong. I’m really pissed at JT now. I mean, what’s up w/ that yo?!

I mean, seriously, weren’t you in the Mickey Mouse Club?!?

JT, you used to be cool. I loved Justified. Yes, folks, I loved it. It was one of my fave albums of that year. I thought the whole album rocked & I listened to it straight through constantly.

Here’s what Justin said about Taylor:

“People think he looks so normal, and he’s so sweet and he’s so earnest, but he can’t carry a tune in a bucket. If [Hicks] has any skeletons whatsoever, if God forbid, he’s gay, and if all these people in Mississippi who voted for him are like [then he takes on a thick southern accent], ‘Oh my god, I voted for a queer!’ It’s just too much pressure. I have a strange relationship with that show. I despise it, yet I’m completely fascinated.”

This is from an interview in Fashion Rocks, a supplement to Vanity Fair magazine.

Interesting articles

I think that periodically, I’m gonna post here some of the most interesting articles that I’ve read recently. I may discuss them, & I may not. But usually when I read articles, really read them, they linger w/ me for a while. And eventually, I’ll want to re-read it. So, please feel free to read on the things that I find of interest here & there.

25 worst tech products of all time
The LIWW found this & showed it to me. She says that I could probably contribute more to this particular article. I agree.

Something Borrowed from the New Yorker Archive
I actually read this one a while ago, when the story broke about the Harvard chick that was accused of plagiarizing. I don’t just love it for the Beastie Boys reference though. It is a fascinating article.


hahaha. Oh my, I just read one of the funniest stories I’ve seen in a while. Seriously, go read it, it’s here. It’ll literally take about 4 minutes to read.

Didja read it? I can’t believe this guy OR this girl. First, no one dumps someone they’ve been dating for 10 months because they’ve put on a couple of pounds. Here’s the line from the article:

The weight gain, which Kristoff estimated to be between three and five pounds, transformed the young woman into “kind of a porker,” according to Kristoff.

Three to five pounds! Are you kiddin me?!? Five pounds does not a porker make. Na-uh.

This Michael Kristoff character needs help. This is complete displacement. First, he was probably headin towards breaking up w/ her anyway. This is just his excuse. Sad one at that.

And she accepted his break-up over an email! No! She needs to get to where he is, & explain to him that she does not need someone like that in her life anyway. This story is so ridiculous.

I have a friend who could’ve inhaled a 2 pound box of Malley’s* (& has on occasion), & I haven’t stopped being friends w/ her b/c of it. Oh, & this Kristoff guy better not ever give any girl those Trader Joe’s truffles. That’s just a divorce waitin to happen.

Aaaahh, Trader Joe’s truffles. I’m going into a trance-like state just thinking about them now. I think they are the best thing about the holiday season. Oh, & the time off work to enjoy them.

*Malley’s is a local chocolatier
**alt title of post: I heart chocolate.

Attn: Hearst Publications

Letter to all fashion magazines (excluding Harper’s Bazaar & W, b/c they have taste; but mostly any other Hearst Publications):

Sienna Miller is not a fashion ‘Do’, a fashion icon, or a person w/ any bit of sensibility AT ALL. Please STOP (read: cease & desist) putting her in magazines as someone/something to aspire to. I do have taste, so you will never see me dressed like trash (read: Sienna Miller).

However, many young, misguided women do not have any taste & seem to rely on your publications to steer them in fashionable directions. I don’t mind your trotting out all the ‘trends’ here & there. I don’t mind seeing every gal shake her booty in the same exact outfit. What I do mind is having to look at trash.

And the problem now becomes that if I tell these ppl that they look like circus-training-school rejects; then they get all huffy-puffy at me. And w/ all the rage going around these days, you just can’t try to help ppl anymore. There are little, discreet things you can do. Like, possible show them pics of your cutie little nieces & nephews; throwing in how amazing it is that these 4 year olds can pick out such great outfits for themselves.

Anyway, do us all a favor & stop putting her name or pictures, or any likeness of her in any publication ever. She’s not cute, she has no taste, or sense, or class, or (obviously) a good stylist. The only thing she has is a great agent (hence her name being everywhere), and an affiliation for wearing little or no clothing (hence ppl wanting to see her all the time).