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This morning I read a blog by my friend Danielle that mentioned what she carries in her purse on a regular basis. At the end she asked other ladies to post what they keep in their purse so, here you go.

The purse itself is my black Harajuku lovers purse that my Mama D got me for Christmas. May actually be the perfect bag ever. But on to the contents:

1-Keys, duh I need them to open and shut doors

2-My Amazon Kindle Fire that my dad got me for Christmas. I never go anywhere with out it. It’s honestly the best thing I’ve had and is my new best friend. My iPhone is jealous.

3-Lipstick. I can’t remember the brand but it’s a burgandy color.

4-a pen. I always have a pen. Which leads to me buying a lot of pens because everyone knows I have pens.

5-my Hello Kitty id case I bought at HepKat in San Luis Obispo when I went down for Tristan’s birthday. It holds my ID and my credit card. I don’t really need much else.

6-Burt’s Bees chapstick. Very important stuff. I am addicted and I blame Ben.

7- one 8 ounce soda. I carry one of these most week days. It’s the actual serving size of coke that you’re supposed to have and you get these 8 to a pack instead of 6 like with the pepsi products. I don’t drink one every day but I like having one by my side if I am needing the caffiene.


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Someone at Time Magazine agrees with me.

You might remember my post about Tommy Jordon. I found it interesting today, in light of some negative (and expected) feedback I got on that post, that a Time magazine columnist also agreed with me on several points.

You can read CHRISTOPHER J. FERGUSON‘s post here.

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“fashion” sucks these days

Ben and I went out this weekend in pursuit of clothes for me, specifically something for me to wear to Social Distortion tonight. We came home empty handed for the most bit, aside from some DNKY leggings and a couple of Calvin Klein t-shirts. All of which we got at Costco. So I wonder what that says about where I live that even to get quality basics, I have to go to Costco…. Anyway, after our Costco trip we went downtown to shop the boutiques and for the most part I found absolutely NOTHING I would actually put on my body.

Last night during the Grammys some outfit I liked came up on my Facebook feed and I showed it to Ben and he said “Oh so you like more conservative clothes then?” And it sort of threw me for a loop because I don’t think anything about my sense of fashion is conservative other than the fact that I WEAR clothes instead of hankerchiefs.

So in honor of this horrific revelation that I’m “conservative” here are some looks I like:


Timeless and sexy

I am actually most likely too short for this to ever “work” on me, but Jennifer had one I borrowed often and it really did me justice. Hers had verticle pin stripes that really made look taller though.

Gwen Stefani is fucking flawless

Gwen Stefani is not much taller than me. And I could kiss her for the Harajuku Girls line because she does seem to remember what it was like to not be a millionaire. But this outfit is so classy and edgy, if I could get my hands on something similar I’d be all over it.

the pants a million times yes

I would wear everything this woman is wearing

By the way the above outfit is what made Ben say my tastes are conservative.

Miss Sixty Jeans

My favorite jeans in the world were Miss Sixty jeans.Yes I can get other brands of 100+ dollar denim up here but thanks to the Jersey Shore, they’ve been blinged. No thank you.

trash or class?

I would rock this skirt eight ways from Sunday.

I’d also probably sell a kidney for this dress from ModCloth

I guess as I was when I first moved to SLO, I’m just a victim of not knowing where to go even though I have been EVERYWHERE. Our Forever 21 is like some derelict homeless shelter’s cast off closet. We don’t really have a high end department store. Our thrift stores pretty much straight up suck and the boutique stores are either importing clothes from New Jersey or fashion for us “common people,” is just a joke of the highest order these days. I don’t know, but I’m not plunking down 50 dollars for a blouse that is less structurally sound than a napkin.

I must be getting old.


This whole Tommy Jordon dude shooting his daughter’s laptop over facebook thing…

I’m sure you’ve seen this dude’s video on the internet by now. You know the guy with the teenage daughter that complained about her life on facebook and his idea of a “punishment,” for expressing how she felt  was to  berate her and her feelings and then  shoot her laptop ten times with hallow point rounds. Because he got his feelings hurt about facebook. He called her immature, spoiled and even at one point implied she was slow because she needed a chore list to remember all of the chores she has to do.

So wait, let me get this straight. A grown man is mad about something on FACEBOOK. Facebook. A social networking site that for teens of this era is the equal of talking to a friend on the phone or at very least writing in their diary. You’d be hard pressed to find a kid who at some point hasn’t complained about something their parents have done. And Facebook is the new way of doing that. It’s just kids expressing themselves.

However I get the feeling that in Mr Jordon’s house expressing ones self isn’t very popular and probably isn’t allowed. It probably gets you called stupid or dumb or immature or worse. I have a feeling that in that video we’re seeing the “nice” version of Mr. Jordon and not the day to day of what his daughters life is like.

Why would I think such a thing? I mean who am I to judge? Shouldn’t this man be able to “parent” his child any way he wants?

A gun is a violent tool. I don’t disagree with people’s rights to own them but it is a violent tool. It has one purpose and one purpose only, to kill. If that be in self defense or for hunting purposes, whatever, guns are for killing things. Like hammers are for putting nails in things, guns are for killing. Pure and simple. What else would you use one for? I mean you could try to hammer a nail with one but why? They make less explosive tools for that.

To teach your child a lesson with a tool made for killing is well pardon the word play, overkill. I know it’s a radical notion that children have valid feelings or that sometimes maybe they get frustrated and need to talk about how they are frustrated, but sometimes they do. I was a teenage girl not thaaaaat long ago and it does get frustrating to have every one dismiss your feelings because you are “just a child.” Your age does not determine how you react to having to constantly mop up mud or how you react to being belittled because you need a list to help you manage your time or how you feel about being embarrassed by your parents on the entire internet.

There are a lot of people calling this guy father of the year. I think that’s crap. If this had been a video about a husband blowing holes in his stay at home wife’s laptop for being frustrated with the amount of things she has to do when she doesn’t “work” for the money he spends on her, people would be calling for his head on a stick. At least rational people. Because the act was violent. The notion behind it was violent. It was threatening. I know some people are taking it as a “ha ha kid, you don’t know everything,” but I saw it as “If you don’t behave, you could be this laptop.”

Kids are not born disrespectful. And if they are treated with respect and nurtured instead of talked down to and bullied into behaving in a way adults find acceptable they will learn respect. Children mimic what they see around them and if this is how Mr Jordon and his wife and ex-wife parent their child, through shame and threatening tactics, well… its no wonder she’s acting “disrespectful.” Your kids act how you treat them.

Telling your child they are stupid, immature, unimportant, etc hurts. It stings. It stays. They don’t forget. That little girl was angry about something besides chores and having to do something. She wasn’t being a “bratty teenager” who didn’t want to do her chores. She was complaining about a lack of respect. I don’t think it’s out of line to give a child allowance for doing chores. It helps teach them responsibilty with both work and money. I can almost promise that girl would know the value of a dollar that Mr Jordon seems intent on teaching her with violence if she was rewarded for her work in a small monetary fashion. Instead of buying her stuff and then using it as a weapon to lord over her, let her earn it. She’ll value it more and feel like a grown up and start acting like one. Provided of course her father ever treats her like one.

I’m disgusted with the amount of people cheering this guy on. It makes me sad for children across the country that people are starting think corporal punishment is the way to go with their kids. Those belt straps leave marks that last forever.