Archive for ‘GirlyLife’

April 22, 2012

Crossing Over: When Friends become Stalkers

by Desi

"If this is what it takes to get you to use a phone as a phone..we have a problem."

                It’s safe to say I have a lot of friends (not saying this in a pretentious way AT ALL) but my friends are all little different- I’ve met them through different times of my life and college career so of course we are friends on the standard social networks…Facebook..Twitter etcetera. But I’ve noticed that the line between friend/stranger has been dwindling down to a term I‘d like to call the “Friend Stalker”.

I want to say it all began as just a hunch in my junior year in college. For many, this is the year that you get into your major classes for your degree. Therefore you begin to make nice with people in your major (Let’s face it, I couldn’t talk about the importance of AP Style and my love of  Franz Kafka with my friends.) So while my schedule changed so did my balance of time did, which is pretty normal in school. What I realized wasn’t  was the  less texts and phone calls I received..the more facebook and twitter mentions I got in return. Sure social networks have become  more of a platform for us young folks (well besides our own vocal abilities) it shouldn’t cloud your mind of what the job of a friend is.

Towards the beginning of my senior year, things really got weird….I posted pictures and statuses about my summer and some of my friends would only make comments online. Now the weird thing is that many of my friends are just a hop and a skip away from where I lived…but have we become that reliable on social tools to just become plain out creepers!

I just hope that the Friend Stalker (patent pending) will just grow away soon..or at least before we realize  that we’re too old to use “social do-hickeys” in the future.

P.S- Girlies ..take the time to call your friends and actually have convos with them…you may appreciate the friendship more :)

February 9, 2012

Girly Fun: Google Searching “(year) girl”

by T

From time to time I look to google image search to spice up my posts. I heard somewhere that people prefer pictures to words or something.

 If you remember my recent “My NYE Resolution WAS to…” posts you can see the 2012 image I included in the post. My original plan was to show a girl holding or somehow included with the image of 2012 included. So I searched “2012 girl” and I got something like this…

The 2012 girl struts around in her underwear!

 
My curiousity got the best of me. I wonder what the “2011 girl” looks like?

She lives in a wheat field!

 Ok, how about the year I graduated from high school? “2007 Girl” please.

The "2007 Girl" is a prolific runner!

The girl of 2000!

I'm. not. sure. what's. going. on. here... O.o

 Hmmm… How did that get in there?
 
 
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      T
 
 
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February 4, 2012

Girly Of The Moment: Kelly Clarkson

by T

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GOTM pick for this round is songbird and DIVA Kelly Clarkson. Kelly is performing the national anthem for the 2012 Superbowl this Sunday. She also has a sizzling new single out called “Stronger”. We figured she was the perfect candidate for GOTM this time around. Yay for Kelly Clarkson!

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February 3, 2012

“My NYE resolution WAS to” …Eat Healthier

by T

Well, well, well… It seems we have reached the most romantic month of the year– February. That means a month filled with heavenly chocolate-covered everything and romantic candlelit meals. Everything so yummy in your tummy.

But, wait…

Remember on the eve of January 1 when you made a resolution to eat more vegetables and fruits? That resolution to cut out the heavy pasta and bread meals, stop the constant rotation of caffeine and candy bars. Sure, you did good for a couple of days, but temptation and cravings got the best of you soon after. Well, December 31 will come around again, better luck next time.

Your wrong! It is never too late to revisit your new year resolution. Most people make these resolutions with the most extreme starting points that destined them for failure. To go from consuming fast food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to becoming acquainted to a meal that takes more than three minutes to get is a daunting task. It is the equivalent of putting a house cat into a pool– total shock value.

So, let’s think of February as retribution month. Instead of picking up every low-fat, naturally grown, calcium-enriched product at Whole Foods, take your time to transition yourself into your new regiment of eating.

For example, I love to eat out. If one was to look at my bank account, one would see a sequence of restaurant and gas charges. True story. Where I live, the city is full of eclectic, tasty restaurants each with their own flair. It is absolute heaven for any “foodie” that isn’t able to go to the motherland of these restaurants to taste the native food.

Eating out is great and all, but not conducive to the overall health of your body. In America, everything is practically served in ginormous sizes compared to the serving sizes of other countries. We have become used to the super-size value meal with these outrageously high calorie counts.

I believe portion control is one of the most important factors to eating healthier. Portion control conditions your mind and body into eating smaller, more frequent meals. Eating more, smaller-portioned meals will limit your cravings for those giant-sized portion meals. Doing this increases your metabolic rate, as opposed to eating large amounts of food at certain times which slows down metabolism. You can read more about portion control here.

You also want to include more color into those small meals; which means more fruits and veggies. The more colorful, the better!

They are happy to SERVE you! :-)

An important thing to note is that a “meal” does not necessarily mean a plate of food. For example, a snack such as trail mix, an apple, or a smoothie is considered a meal. Just think about it like this: breakfast [snack] lunch [snack] dinner.

  • Start by incorporating healthier options little by little into your daily diet. For instance, instead of having a bag of chips, trade it for a single serving of fruit.
  • It is better to have company. We often cheat on our diets when no one is watching. Having a friend to support or go along with your new diet can keep you on track.
  • Don’t know which fruits and veggies to eat? Pick some of your favorites from the grocery store. For instance, I love grapefruits, so I make sure I have plenty of those around to eat when I get snack cravings.
  • When in doubt, throw away the junk food in your cabinets. If your workplace is full of not-so-healthy food vending options, opt to not bring cash for the day and pack a lunch instead

Remember, February = Retribution month. Get back on it!

Cheers,

T.

Sidenote: I am not a dietician nor personal trainer. For further information on dieting please search qualified sites on the internet or go see a dietary consultant. For a list of popular diet sites check this article out.

February 1, 2012

Girly Style: T is Styled!

by T

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This look is from a recent shoot I did. Even though I would rarely ever think to put this ensemble together myself, I loved this look that the stylist on set put together. I am especially fond of the faux fur vest, blue hat and the neck piece. Very posh if I do say so myself! ;-)

What do you Girlys think of this look? Chic or no? Hott or not? Let me know.

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Until next time.
T