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*just some random writing*

I know what I want now. I want to be begged and needed, really needed. I crave it. I want to be the center of someone’s universe, in an unhealthy way.

Don’t “call me maybe”, call me ASAP. Kiss my feet, worship me, love me, but most of all need me.

Use me, debase me, overwork me, OVER NEED me but NEED ME.

At times, I put something or someone-a job, a man, an ambition, on a shelf for a bit but if I feel needed, I succumb.

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Lily Allen

“…I’m not ashamed of myself. I think as long as you’re not being malicious and you’re not hurting people then you should not be ashamed of what you do”Lily Allen (via GQ)

Lily Allen MegaMix screencap

10 tracks (as listed above) from the talented Lily Allen. Yes, a friend of mine tried to get me into her music years back and I didn’t listen. I was wrong. It literally took me years to listen to more than two of her songs. Simply hit the small play button(s) to play each or any song.










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Fiona Apple Discography Playlist
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Boozy Playlist
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…or Vaginas R Us

a helpful PSA for your weekend

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I try my best to avoid reading the type of blog post that I am going to describe to you as best I can, the trouble is that I’ll be reading something by someone I admire and get directed to one of these things. Then I’ll read half of it before I realize what it is…

“Did you notice that yesterday over there at shesbetter.corm Glinda stated that Geeneric Snack will poison everyone you know. I think that this is an important subject. The history of Geeneric Snack is overonWikipedia.

Do you eat it? Did you know that Evil Corp makes it? Did you know that eating it is a direct representation of who you are as a person?

Personally I only ate them once on a dare to join an exclusive country club to meet my husband but I’d like to know if all of you could leave a comment below telling me why you do or do not eat them and why that makes you better than the other side.

Thanks. Hurry…I just know that this will be a hotly debated topic all over the interweb…”

Obviously that was a bunch of gibberish that I just whipped up. I could go read a random sampling of blogs or other types of blog structured sites right this minute and link them back here, thereby giving you a random sampling of this type of semi-cloaked hatred directed at other women…BUT I WON’T.

Despite the way that everything seems to be set up (men and women at war with each other, women and women at war with each other), I like other women. I think that we should encourage each other. I read tons of writing by women that I find funny and insightful.

I see these types of posts often and find them quite disturbing. They may start out with any topic, it could be more superficial, like a beauty secret or something more complex, such as a political issue. It would not be unusual for it to fall into a vast gray area of topics somewhere in the middle. A post of this nature will usually quickly devolve from a woman stating the facts and then her opinions into a post where she turns it around on the reader asking them to choose a side. Then ladies flock to the comments section to argue about why something (quite possibly incredibly arbitrary) makes them in some way better than another woman. Sometimes she will even pick a side on the issue (it could be an issue that she just thought of and has no long standing opinions on) and state that if you are on the other side that you are in some way a moron (or maybe ugly, it would depend on the topic).

I’m not trying to tell women not to have a voice, quite the opposite. I just wish that they didn’t feel the need to turn every topic into some weird, creepy Mean Girls situation that involves them bringing other women down by placing those women’s hands on each other’s necks.

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Despite the fact that I’m not that old (27 at the end of the month) I’ve seen a lot of change on the internet. My household got the net when I was in Jr. High. I was the first child in my school who used it. Some of the well off kids’ parents had it but they wouldn’t let them use their expensive computers. Back then the net was more information based instead of socially based. Although I always had a hard time finding any factoid I needed, funny considering what I do now. Initially I (naively) thought that chat rooms would be a cool way of talking to people all over the world. Turns out they were mainly for picking people up.

So I contributed to a forum or two and some newsgroups. This was all well and good but it was very plain to see that women were often under represented, then insulted when they spoke up. In a forum of malcontents I hung out in men habitually bitched about their love lives and in a Seinfeld sort of way always had “good reasons” for it. If a woman spoke up and said the same thing the men turned on her saying “She had it easy and should be able to get any guy she wanted easily if she wasn’t “fat and/or ugly”. And what were we women doing hanging around here anyway when we should be off tanning, cleaning or cooking?

I think this is why I’ve gotten into reading a number fashion blogs lately. I enjoy the blogs featuring women who feel like it lets them express themselves in a way that they weren’t able to before. A lot of them preface their site with “I know I’m fat, ugly, short, poor, ____ (insert imagined imperfection here)” but then they post what they want anyway. (FYI: I’m guilty of this too). That might sound harsh but those are the ones I prefer. The girls who are more in the vein of “Now I’m off to party with a billionaire” don’t forge a real connection. I know that there are other types of female run blogs but they don’t speak to me as I don’t cook or have children.

On the surface it seems silly to be inspired by someone modeling their shoes until you think about it.


TRUE TO YOURSELF QUOTES

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”- E.E. Cummings

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”-Oscar Wilde

“He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.”-Raymond Hull

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”-Judy Garland

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”-Dr. Seuss

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”-Jim Morrison

“I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.”-Jim Morrison

“I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.”-Shirley MacLaine

“If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it.”-Andy Warhol

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”-Andy Warhol

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