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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I've said this once before and I'll say it again: Canadian television programming SUCKS. And no, I do not watch Murdoch Mysteries, Bomb Girls, Degrassi (back in da day, but no next gen stuff), Corner Gas, etc. I may catch the odd W5/Passionate Eye/Fifth Estate, but that's only when there's no 48 Hours/Dateline to be found.
And since there doesn't seem to be much on the US Networks now either, especially during the week, I am turning to the Brits for some respite from this bone chiller of a Winter! Enter Channel 4 to the rescue...
Aside from The Undateables, Channel 4 also features shows such as Bodyshock (people with fucked up genetic conditions), Jewish Mum of the Year (reality show contest), and Embarrassing Bodies. One of the hosts of Embarrassing Bodies is Dr. Christian who also hosts Supersize vs Superskinny, also on Channel 4.
I've watched a coupla eps and so far, I've seen a young man with manboobs (tame), a granny who had first gen breast implants that ruptured and resembled rustic bagels, a man with dark moles on his penis (he seemed ashamed about this normal condition), and a young mum who had an incontinence (hardcore!), etc. And with each case, Channel 4 took you there, even with the vaginal examination for the last woman!
This stuff would NEVER be broadcasted here. Maybe that's why our tv sucks so bad. :P
Whatever happened to shows like the old school Degrassi, SCTV, Breaker High, & Ready Or Not??
posted by Stephania at 10:25 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014
So Ellen Page recently came out during a conference for LGBTQ youth. More of the acronym later.
Her announcement really got me questioning my own sexuality because I find her very attractive. If I bumped into her...somewhere...and we clicked...she would totally be my girlfriend 'cept for one small issue...
I just don't think I can do it. Receive - ok. Do - a whole other story. I guess I'm not a lesbian after all...
Now onto 'LGBTQ'
I was aware of Lesbian-Gay-Bi-Transgendered, but where did this extra 'Q' come from and when was it added?? Does it stand for 'Queer', 'Questioning' or other?
The aim of the LGBTQ community is to be inclusive, right? How about 'Transexual', 'Hermaphrodite', 'Seemingly normal middle-aged men who try on panties/pantyhose/bras' or does that fall under 'Q'? No disrespect, but when will they stop adding letters to this acronym?
posted by Stephania at 9:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014
It's that time again. Every Chinese person knows that when they see Black Sea Penises, a.k.a. Sea Cucumbers, our New Year is 'round the corner!
New Year's Eve - Family Gathering
If your family is really traditional, you should've all gathered last night for a family dinner with what White people would consider "strange lookin'" foods. See above. According to my mom, this gathering is pretty important.
Here's a list of other stuff that's eaten during Chinese New Year and the symbolism behind each item via HuffPo. (I flipped through the slideshow and it sounds pretty legit!) Basically each item represents wealth, health, prosperity, long life, etc. etc.
New Year's Day - Superstition
Today, you shouldn't shower/wash your hair/take a bath 'cause you'll be washing away all your luck!
& most importantly, for those of you who follow, or are just curious as I am, here's a brief overview of what The Year of the Horse holds for you!
I just assumed that if it's 'your year', re: if you're a Horse and it's the year of the Horse, then there's already lotsa prosperity in store or you. However, I was corrected and it's not a particularly lucky year if your Chinese astrological sign corresponds with the year.
Year of the Horse...for the Snake
This is more of a personal reminder, but I've scanned a few websites and as a Snake, I'll experience better luck and more financial stability in career this year. Also I may face some 'opponents' who'll try to take what I have (??). And there is some looming illness in store for me, but I should get over it quickly.
posted by Stephania at 12:07 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014
Dear Catherine & Sean,
Sorry that I missed your nuptials that aired last night on ABC. I saw the pics online and Catherine, you looked absolutely stunning in your Monique Lhuillier gown! Great pick.
It must've saved you hundred upon thousands of dollars on your wedding knowing that a national tv station was footing the bill.
I hope you & Sean all the best, especially on your sex life as apparently, well according to the tabloids, you two were waiting 'til your wedding night to consummate your very public relationship.
Here's hoping not to see you two on a The Bachelor Divorce special!
All my love,
posted by Stephania at 5:15 PM
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
This video is less than 24hrs old and it has already made the 'rounds'. Worst. Jamaican. Accent. EVER. I highly doubt this guy hangs out with actual Jamaicans 'cause he can't even get the accent down pat!
Click here for a translation of Ford's rant.
Mayor or not, this recent drunk ramblin' has just solidified who da real bumbaclot is!
posted by Stephania at 4:59 PM
H&M Hair Elastics
Totally random post, but even when it comes to cheap accessories, I scrutinise my purchase. So I was totally delighted when I picked up these hair elastics at H&M. In came in a bundle of 10 for $3, on sale AND I split them with a gf of mine. Made in Italy.
So far, so good, no stretching out or slipping off!
Be sure to check out their sale section for these as the 'weird colours' were a $1 cheaper. Honestly, as long as they weren't neon, I could care less about what colours they were as I primarily wear them to the gym/at home/casually.
And if you're from the UK, they're even cheaper at 1 quid!!!
posted by Stephania at 2:15 PM
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Breeches haven't quite broken the mainstream, but fashion styles have been around for a few seasons now.
I have a pair from Zara that I purchased a coupla years ago. They even sell a somewhat pricey variation of these glorified leggings, in an array of colours, at American Apparel here.
I just bought a coupla pairs of actual riding pants, for horses, and they're quite comfortable and surprisingly functional for everyday wear.
So if the skinny fit is flattering on you and you want something slightly more sophisticated (& substantial!) than leggings, breeches may be the solution! They look great with a pair of boots, so ideal for the Fall &/or Spring seasons.
posted by Stephania at 10:52 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014
After suffering from the flu for the past few days, I think I've learned a thing or two about anorexia and I don't like it. The constant rumblin' of the tummy, nearly gagging as you attempt to even put the slightest morsel of food in your mouth, and just the overall bitchiness that comes with not eating/drinking like a normal human being.
I would never be able to purposely be an ano tho' 'cause I like eating too much. The loss of appetite is probably one of the worst symptoms, aside from the feeling of malaise, entire body aches 'n pains, coughing, etc. etc.
posted by Stephania at 5:05 PM
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