Kim Kardashian

Some Sunday Selections

I normally (er… used to normally?) hook up links to my blog during my www. Wednesday feature, but since I’m SO far behind, I figured I’d roll ’em all out here on this lazy Sunday. Or, if you’re like me, you’ve already been up for three hours listening to the Arctic Monkeys and planning blog entries.

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+ I LOVE short stories. There is something about them that is so special; here’s a list compiled by Refinery29 of 30 you need to read… bookmarked and ready to go over here!

+ My friend S posted or sent this McSweeney’s article to me forever ago, and it just knocked me off my feet. It’s a perfect picture of our mental health care system right now, as written by a lady writer whose been through it all. She’s also witty as hell, so read it if you like charming-as-hell writing.

+ Not that I know anyone like this (cough… me), but I’ll just leave this here for anyone who might understand the 11 struggles of being a highly sexual being.

+ Through pure chance, I am apparently a combination of two of my lady heroes’ body-type wise: KimK (hourglass) and Angelina (carrot), and I could not be happier. I also adore how many body types they address in this article. #Refinery29JunkieForLife

+ I will never tire of this highly paid teachers salary math problem floating around on the Internet. Spoiler alert: teachers are so, so, SO underpaid.

+ BLESS THIS POST: 15 things you don’t owe ANYONE.

+ Just sayin’, this dude ain’t a marriage counselor for nothing. He understands why women (or men) leave and/or cheat on the ones they love: lack of attention/gratitude/listening.

+ Because I miss it every day, here’s a compilation of 26 Office quotes that will make you laugh. There are thousands more if you just WATCH THE SHOW!

+ I was appalled to find that the Neutrogena products I’d been using for YEARS were exposed as being horrible for you/NOT WORKING this year, especially since I’m (for the most part) vigilant about sun exposure. EWG has an extensive list of sunscreens that actual work, while also being good for your body.

+ God, I hope this scientifically-proven method of decreasing procrastination works on my concrete-stubborn procrastination tendencies.

+ This beauty article makes me feel so validated about my brow tendencies. Here’s how to keep your brows on FLEEK… and get ’em there if you don’t feel satisfied yet 🙂

+ Please enjoy this puppy photo to brighten your day, or you know, make it brighter.

via jjae

via jjae

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Hopefully I’ve caught up enough to jump back into the www. Wednesday pattern later this week! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, lovies ❤

In Defense of KimYe

I know.

It might be hard to believe I wrote that if you’re new here, or maybe not so much if you’ve been here a while, but I’ve always been a fan. Even if I hated them both, I still think I’d be a little upset with… well, how upset everyone else is about Vogue putting Kim and Kanye on the cover of their magazine. It’s not that I don’t understand the argument for it — it’s Vogue and it has a certain connotation associated with its name — but I think the ruckus is a little absurd, and to be honest, a little mean.

Let’s cover some bases real quick: Kim Kardashian got famous and stayed famous through a means most of us couldn’t or wouldn’t stand for; no one here is arguing that. However, you cannot deny that Kim and her family have talent. They may not have the typical skills of those who we think of as “normal” celebrities: singing, acting, dancing, or anything else in the creative vein. Their talent? Business. Their whole empire is a tightly run, highly successful company. You can hate them or love them, but the undeniable fact of the matter is that they’ve stuck around because of their adeptness at playing the system many before them and many after them will play in different (or similar) ways. The only difference between the Kardashian clan and other notable and famous businesspeople is that one of them made a sex tape which later became public. How is it (honestly) any worse than other famous business person’s indiscretions, such as Martha Stewart’s insider trading or Paula Deen’s blatant racism or Donald Trump’s many, many, MANY morally ambiguous life choices?

If I’ve convinced you or if your problem with the KimYe Vogue cover has nothing to do with Kim’s journey to the spotlight then my next logical assumption is that you take issue with Kim’s (or even Kanye’s) fashion choices. I definitely agree that she hasn’t always made the wisest or classiest wardrobe decisions, but who of us HASN’T been there? I cringe when I look back on photos of me dressed like this:

If you have to ask which one is me making the horrific fashion choice, then you'll never know.

If you have to ask which one is me making the horrific fashion choice, then you’ll never know.

However, we’re all entitled to evolve and be proud of that evolution. At the end of the day, who’s to say she’s not stylish enough? Maybe if she wasn’t way-back-when, she’s definitely evolved in a positive way lately, and no one can argue with that. Anyway, have you seen some of the weird shit that walks down the runways in fashion shows? Kim is far from fashion’s worst offender…

Really. REALLY.

It’s not just Kim. It’s all of us. We’re all going to make shitty sartorial choices forever and ever, amen.

Again, if it’s not how she dresses that people are finding qualms with, then I’m ultimately  led to believe that the latent problem America has with Kim Kardashian is her aesthetic. Somehow, the public has started to believe that she isn’t “good enough” for them, but I just can’t remedy that. If that IS the real reason, then we’re really, really in trouble as a population. Why? Because whether you like her or not, whether you personally find her attractive or don’t, she IS a beautiful person. She was beautiful years ago and is beautiful now; whether she’s been enhanced is neither here nor there, as it is a woman’s prerogative to make herself feel beautiful in any way that is mentally healthy. And if her face alone is not the issue, then I start to think that people have a problem with her figure, in which case: just shut up because your argument is invalid. No one, not even Vogue, is allowed to shame someone for the shape of their body, their weight on a scale, or how they look in clothing. No one. That’s how eating disorder epidemics start, and I think we could all back off a little bit for the sake of both Kim and thousands of other young women who struggle with body image. After all, if this gorgeous woman isn’t good enough for Vogue, who is? Who will ever be?

Kimye Vogue Cover

www. Wednesday

I spend a lot of time scouring the internet when I should be doing things like planning or sleeping or living. In an effort to spread the wealth (and close some of the thousands of open tabs I’m infamous for), I decided to start www. Wednesday. Hope y’all enjoy!

Apparently The Huffington Post has the secret to the world’s happiest relationship on lock. Whether I agree or have a similiar relationship is neither here nor there. Let’s just say I’ve found my Jim Halpert 😉

This Refinery29 article’s a little old, but as a fellow KimK fan, I had to share with the world some of the few reasons why I can’t say I hate the girl. In fact, I kinda love her.

I’m sure you’ve been introduced to the cutest animal on the planet by now thanks to Reddit or Tumblr, but in case you haven’t, meet The Quokka.

NOT THAT I’VE HAD ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THESE TYPES OF PEOPLE…………… but Time has finally proven what all of us have known all along: Internet trolls are psychopaths.

This is my favorite, favorite video explaining reverse racism. Please watch through the end of the video else you end up confused about where Aamer (the brilliant comedian) and I stand on the issue.

To quickly move back out of the political realm, Buzzfeed has this beautiful treasure trove of Anna Kendrick’s so-right-it’s-painful Tweets.

And maybe this last one only interests me because I’m moving later this week, but here’s how to really organize, clean, and BEAUTIFY (real word? nah.) your new walk-in closet. Just me again? Sorry. A gal can’t get enough of a good closet!

Catch you sports fans next week from the new r.n. blog HQ!