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My new enemy Donna

20 Aug

I was stumbling around on the Internet when I found this column, from the Daily News. I don’t expect everyone to read the column, though I suggest you do, even though it just might infuriate you like it did me. In a nutshell, this woman in New Jersey was refused her wedding dress from a bridal store (I was going to call it a boutique but I feel like that is too classy of a word for this… establishment) because she was marrying another woman. That’s right, some woman in a dress shop in Somers Point is actually God and the president, so she can control who marries who and has the nerve to tell her customers, “There’s right, and there’s wrong. And this is wrong.”

It is completely and utterly mind-boggling to me. How can a person think like that? First of all, Donna, I’m glad your dirty looking little dress shop called “Here Comes the Bride Tux Rental” (you can’t even spell out the word tuxedo on your faded yellow sign?) is doing such fantastic business that it can deny a person a dress in the middle of a recession, and I’m glad that you can sacrifice plenty of future business with your stupid and ignorant comments. Second of all, where does a person get off in intruding in the way of what should be one of the happiest moments of a bride’s wedding process? Surrounded by her family and loved ones and all this miserable old broad can think about is who this customer is marrying. I want to meet this Donna chick so I can ask her if she’s ever actually worked in retail, because if she has she would know that most people try to please their customers, not rip them apart by denying their sexuality. I’m sure the bride-to-be didn’t say anything about Donna’s probably 80’s perm, or the fact that her name is as annoying as Donna, and that would bother anybody.

I get so worked up about this issue that I almost don’t know how to process all of my emotions into a blog post. I mean, look at me, I’m rambling like a crazy person complaining about a woman I’ve never met and don’t ever want to meet. I just can’t understand how people live with so much hate and spite in their lives and feel that it is okay to project that onto others. I have grown up with gay and straight friends, never having any issues, mainly because we gave each other the chance to get to know and understand each other before jumping into some hateful stereotype. Of course I think gay marriage should be legal, why wouldn’t it be!? I want to stand in from of people like Donna and yell “Hello!? Are you crazy!? What the hell does it matter!?” Why shouldn’t one adult be allowed to marry another adult? It just completely floors me that this is still even an issue!

What bothers me once is that in the next decade I plan to have children, and those children will grow up in a world that will eventually have legalized gay marriage everywhere. It’s not a possibility, it is an inevitability. Two people will allowed to get married no matter what parts they have, plain and simple. And one day, those kids will look at me and ask ‘how was that even an issue?” There was a time when black people and white people could not legally wed, and look at that now. It is an embarrassment to our history and to our culture. I do not want my children to know that I grew up in a time when two adults couldn’t marry each other. When broken down to the simplest form, that’s what it is: two adults in love. What is wrong about that Donna?

My Girl Crushes

20 Aug

I don’t know if I can speak for all of the other ladies my age, but I know plenty of girls like me that have a whole bunch of “girl crushes.” What do I mean, exactly? Pretty much famous women that are super attractive, talented, just wonderful in some way.

I’m not saying that if they laid the moves on me I would go after them, but I definitely have a list of celebrities that are super beautiful/hot/all around perfect. I find that a lot of girls I talked to agree with me on my favorite chicks, so I figured I’d share them!

1. Katy Perry

Katy Perry is just perfection in woman form. She has a perfect body, stunning hair gorgeous face and she’s kind of a badass. Plus she’s married to Russell Brand who is her awesome counterpart. She makes pop look dangerously sexy and I love it. I would like to meet the person- guy, girl, gay, straight, giraffe, platypus- that doesn’t find her insanely hot and I would like to shake them until they say, “Oh wait, you’re right Erica!”

 

 

 

2. Emma Stone

When I tried to think of how to explain Emma Stone without using the word “hot” I came up with “smolders.” Her eyes are so sexy and smolder-y she makes me weak in the knees. I love her hair, too. So much so that I have been considering going red myself. Plus, most importantly, she is hilarious without needing to play the ditsy girly idiot character that most “comedy” women are stuck in. I love that she has enough independence in Hollywood to carry any part without turning it into an overly-feminine pile of crap.

 

3. Adele

I am obsessed with Adele’s music. Of course I got hooked when the radio played “Rolling in the Deep” about 7,000 a day but then I got the rest of her album, and it’s basically the only thing I listen to these days. Her music is perfection: she has the most beautiful voice I have heard in a while and I love it real bad. Then I decided to Google her and saw Adele’s gorgeous lips, eyes and hair. I’ve always wanted big, pouty lips and she has exactly what I want. Plus she does her hair and makeup so perfectly: she rocks the look I wish I was cool enough to rock. Gotta love a girl with a bouffant.

 

4. Tristan Prettyman

Tristan Prettyman totally rocks the sexy hippy chic look to a “T.” When I try and do that I just look overdone and dirty. Plus she’s in great shape and she has a sexy, scratchy, jazzy voice with really mellow songs that are irresistible. It doesn’t hurt that she lives the coolest life imaginable: beach bum, model and yoga instructor by day, rock star by night. I mean, come on, it’s like everything any girl would want in their life and she gets all of that in one day. I have raved about her music before on this blog, but I think everything should check out Tristan Prettyman: she’s super crush-worthy.

 

 

5. Zooey Deschanel

What isn’t there to love about Zooey Deschanel? I love any girl that can rock the dark brown hair and pale skin and make it look cute as hell. And her outfits! She does the vintage, ’50’s look and lifestyle and it is so cute. I wish I had the money she did from her movies and awesome band so that I could buy cute dresses and heels like her. Plus, she was in one of my absolute favorite movies in the world, “Elf.” Who doesn’t love an adorable elf?

 

 

6. Tina Fey
Tina Fey is my number one girl crush without a doubt. Mainly because she is someone I completely look up to. She has my dream life, career and she looks awesome. Tina Fey makes nerdy sexy and she proves that you don’t have to be 7 feet tall and 60 pounds to look good. She makes average look sexy and I have so much respect for her because of it. I would say more but there is so much more for me to say that I might just save it for a long love letter! In the words of Tina Fey  “She is my  heroine. And by heroine I mean ‘lady hero.’ I don’t want to inject her and listen to jazz,”

I guess I must have a thing for brunettes…