March 31, 2009
I'm so proud of Zack's roommate Paul Ridley, who rowed across the Atlantic -- and is the youngest guy to ever do it -- to raise money for cancer research. Read about his amazing journey. Then visit www.rowforhope.com and donate whatever you can (even $10 will help). Of course, Zack and I envy Paul's other roommates who hopped a plane for Antigua to greet him when he returned. How cool is that?
March 24, 2009
Some days I wish I were a black woman.
Like Rainn, the hot, curvy/muscular woman who teaches African Dance class at Crunch (in Park Slope, 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays). She's the anti-skinny and so confident in herself. Very sexy. Authoritative. Tells the men drummers how to pound their instruments correctly. Leads the ladies. We're devotees, to say the least.
I think it would be cool to be part of an ethnic group whose body ideals are booty-licious (and thick-thighed) Beyonce and Rihanna. Sure, there are skinny black gals, too, like Brandy or Ashanti. But with my butt-focused figure, I feel obese compared with the chicks on The Bachelor, Rock of Love: Bus, and other shows supposedly touting the feminine ideal (that boobs plus a feigned lack of appetite, not butt, will get you the guy).
Being a short white chick with A-cup boobs and a J-Lo-worthy butt isn't terrible. But I think my body issues would most definitely be lessened -- and I wouldn't feel guilty for hungrily, lustfully devouring hamburgers -- if I were a black woman.
Is this just a "grass is greener" issue? Or do I have a point that white people don't appreciate butts and men expect their girlfriends to be thinner/eat less than they do?
March 20, 2009
Join MM, Jovan, Bryant & Morgan for a hot show. Spring is here!!
3-7 p.m.; All Ages
1733 1st Avenue
(between 89th & 90th, below Bar East)
3 - 3:45 p.m. --- Marisa Mini & The Underage Hotties (myspace.com/marisamini)
4 - 4:30 p.m. -- Royal Sons
4:45 - 5:15 p.m. -- Jacobi Wichita
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. -- Trophy Scars
Directions: The club is at 1733 1st Avenue between 89th & 90th, below Bar East. Train: Take the 4/5/6 to 86th St. then walk to 1st avenue, take a left and it's on the west side of the street.
March 11, 2009
No fewer than 43 people Facebook-ed me yesterday (and a few today) to wish me a happy birthday! Who's luckier than me?!
While this economy continues to suck -- just a little more than a certain student who tells me every week how much she hates guitar and can't wait to quit but her mother keeps making her take lessons -- my days end with a bit of optimism.
And today ended with streaks of purple hair.
yes, my hair is streaked in purple. And reddish-pink. Kinda like Barbie of Barbie and The Rockers (an '80s variation of the doll who celebrated her 50th on Monday). It's a bit of an adjustment, but Paris (my stylist pal) says I'm ravenously hot. She took lots of photos, too.
So. MM & The Underage Hotties have a show coming up on Sunday, March 22. It's a matinee gig with Trophy Scars and lots of other teen punkety-angsty bands. Thank God I've got Mo, Jo and Bro (that's Bryant for those of you out of the loop).
Details t/k. Xoxox
March 3, 2009
One week till my birthday, and I'm gonna count my blessings early:
Over and out. Xoxox