Friday, August 22, 2008

What I Didn't Know My Hair Said...

I already mentioned the blog "Stuff White People Like" in a previous post. But there is a new post and it talks about my hair cut, (which I also blogged about) well at least my bangs or fringe as I and the British like to call them. I never knew my hair cut said so much about me.
Post #104 Girls with Bangs

If you see a white woman and you are trying to figure out whether she is liked or just merely tolerated by white people, the best thing you can do is get a quick look at her haircut. It is a known fact that white people love women who wear their hair with bangs that hang straight down.

A number of very popular white women have worn this hairstyle including Joni Mitchell, Jane Birkin, Jenny Lewis and every girl ever photographed by Vice Magazine or the Cobrasnake. (Note: it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with these two things as they are both beloved by cool white people. Follow up note: these same things are hated by cooler white people).

Many people associate this type of haircut with children and people looking for the most efficient way to get hair out of their eyes. But for white people, this simple haircut makes a bold declaration by saying that the wearer is artistic, deep, and has probably dated a guy in a band you like. Of course, as with many things loved by white people, simple often means expensive and these haircuts usually cost upwards of $100.

It is essential for you to know this haircut is more than a mere fashion statement– it is an important cultural marking. Throughout the world, many cultures feature ceremonies to announce that a girl has become a woman. For white people, the haircut-with-bangs is an important symbol that a female has completed her transformation from a nerdy girl to a cool woman. In fact, if you went to high school with a nerdy white girl who moved to a big city, there is a good chance she will show up to your high school reunion with this haircut.

When you are introduced to a group of white people, it’s a good idea to befriend the girl with the bangs. She’s probably the most popular.

It is nice to know what my hair says about me. Especially the part about "probably dated a guy in a band you like" it is like the guy wrote it about me. If I did not already have bangs I would definitely get them now.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Magic Trick

Late this past Tuesday night Mimi & I decided that we wanted to go to the Breaking Dawn Concert/Signing in Los Angeles that was Thursday night. Did I mention that the tickets sold out with in the first 45 minuets. When I got home I emailed a few people I knew who were going to see if they or anyone they knew were selling tickets. I also checked out eBay and Craig’s list but there were only a few tickets for sell and they were going from anywhere from $90 to $150. The original price was $20 probably $35 with taxes and fees. Wednesday morning I had a few leads by lunch I was down to two, neither where looking very promising. By late afternoon I decided to pull out a magic trick and bippidi bobbidi boo and next thing you know it is Thursday Morning and Mimi & I are off to Los Angeles.

Our seats were amazing in fact they were so amazing we were sitting with Catherine Hardwicke.

Catherine who? You ask. Catherine Hardwicke the Director of the up coming Twilight movie. I believe the woman next to Catherine is also the Producer.

Sorry the picture is so bad but I used my camera phone so I could text it to a friend. Catherine is the blonde, you can see the people lining up to get her autograph.

Mimi & I waiting for the show. This was not a regular signing it was an actual concert. Justin Furstenfeld the lead singer from Blue October started off by playing a couple songs.
Then Stephenie came out and they did a Q & A there were some good questions but some that were repeated. I really wish people would do some research before they asked questions. After Justin came back out and Stephenie & Justin talked about the songs she had picked for her playlists for her books and Justin would play the song. Here is an example. I really enjoyed it even though I did not know Blue October before.

Then it was time for the signing, Stephenie was only signing one book and was not doing personalization so it was going pretty quick. I was debating saying anything or maybe just thank you since we did not have much time. But when I got up to her I asked "Did you ever get the Muse songs uploaded onto your ipod?" she paused for a second and then answered "yes I did thank you so much?" then she said "Oh your Jens friend. It is so nice to meet you." Who knows what I said something like thanks or your welcome. Anyway It was such a great night and the whole trip really did just work out like MAGIC!!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

I want to be Kate...

Friday August 1st was the release party for the final book in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn. After experiencing my first midnight release party I have decided they are a bad idea. I think I would have much rather started reading after a good nights sleep rather than 12:30 in the morning. I am not one for staying up all night, I rather like sleep. But I have this thing where I can't sleep until I finish a book the suspense kills me. So Mimi came over we changed into pj's had snacks & caffeine on hand and began reading around 12:30. We would be reading and one of us would gasp or laugh the other would ask what page, then when the other person caught up we would discuss or laugh together.

While at Barnes & Noble Debbie, Mimi, her mom and sister Britt & I found a corner of the store for us to camp out in. We were even able to help some teen girls with some of the trivia they did not know and they won a t-shirt. Look how cute they are.

I am not going to write anything about the book I know some who read my blog have not read the book yet so I will not be posting any spoilers yet.