So what do “Rock of Love”, “I Love New York”, “A Shot at Love”, and “Flavor of Love” have in common?

Aside from the fact that they are the pride and joy of VH1’s line ups – they are all scripted and fake. Much like every other reality tv show out there.

The other day at the gym,  two girls tried to convince me that “Laguna Beach” was real. Come on people get a little bit of common sense here. Do you really think Bret Michaels is going to find love on tv? No – that show should just be called T&A. Seriously – tv has turned to trash, that show is like softcore porn.

I know what you are thinking – if you don’t like it, turn it off; but I can’t. This fakeness is everywhere. It just sucks that our society has gone so far downhill that people actually watch these programs religiously thinking that they aren’t scripted.

Even “The Real World” is fake. It is more of an improv BUT there is a basic outline of what the producers and audience wants to see. Someone has too hookup, there has to be catty fighting, there has to be cheating, wild nights at the bar, etc. “This is the true story… of seven strangers… picked to live in a house…work together and have their lives taped… to find out what happens… when people stop being polite… and start getting real…The Real World.”



My boyfriend gave me the sweetest complement a girl like me could ever ask for the other day.

It was not quite – “You are très belle, tonight, Mademoiselle” – but it was better…

“You are the best dressed poor person I know Jen.”

Matt has a way with words. You see, my entire wardrobe which is overflowing hasn’t cost me over $150. My dresser is full, closet is full, and I have bins full of stuff I have packed away depending on the season.

All my jeans are either American Eagle, Hollister, or Abercrombie.
Hanging up you will find the same stuff plus Express, Guess, The Limited, and Charlotte Russe.
Look in my athletic clothes and you will only find Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, and Puma.
Go through all my shoes and you will find Nike, Adidas, Asics, Saucony, Etnies, Adio, and whatever the heels I have are.

I have so much and have spent so little.

When I was in high school – I wasn’t the best dressed kid by far. My parents didn’t have the money for me to go to the mall and get all the nice stuff- Walmart kept me clothed comfortably.

Once I graduated high school, I started going to garage sales and thrift stores. I spend less money than my parents used to and if you didn’t know me – you would think I was a mall rat.

To this day I have never gone into the mall and walked out with anything. Instead I lavish myself at the Salvation Army. Granted I get gifts of clothes so I do have some new things – but that is rare – and I guess I am picky.

So now, I am selling my extra clothes online and maybe one day I will go get a new outfit – after I pay my student loans, insurance, and all those other lovely bills.

So – if you want to take a gander – check out my booth on Bonanzle.

Yesterday as I was driving home from getting a TB test done I drove past a Hooters and started to think…

I for one have never been to a Hooters establishment nor will I ever go to one. For one – I think you just pay for the atmosphere and being a recent college graduate – my fine dining is all on the dollar menu. Secondly – I completely thought of Hooters as beingdegrading towards women – until yesterday.

Parading around in a skanky outfit trying to earn tips really isn’t my cup of tea. I have heard plenty of people talk about Hooters in the sense that they went there – were expecting a large chested chick to wait on them – only to get a “dud”. It was in the cases of the duds that they didn’t earn as high of a tip as they would have if they were more attractive. This is merely situational and could occur at any establishment of course but I could see it happening more at Hooters.

Now here is the idea that I picked up on yesterday – the women of Hooters could be seen as empowered. They use their sex appeal to earn higher wages. They may use the if you got it – flaunt it idea. Some women that work there are so gorgeous that they could have the men (or women) they are waiting on wrapped around their finger.

Even so, as it may seem empowering – if I ever had a daughter – I don’t think I would approve of her working at one.

And that is that.

I for one am against spousal abuse – no one should have to go through that and its a shame how often it occurs in society and how underplayed it is.

So Chris Brown is in trouble for battery against his girlfriend Rihanna. He will probably end up losing his endorsements from all/most of the companies that he works with over this case.

BUT think about this – if he got into an altercation with another man – this would not be an issue – that would just be overlooked and everything would be hunky-dory in his neck of the woods – but its not – because he struck a woman.

It just doesn’t seem fair that because he hit a woman his career is over and if he hit a guy he would seem to be a bad-ass if it even made the news. How often do we hear of women who get in trouble for striking a man? Rarely – but it occurs. Maybe men don’t report it because they don’t want to look like less of a man, maybe they don’t report it because it wont be taken seriously – whatever the case is – battery is battery regardless of sex and I think the penalties and repercussions should be more evenly distributed not only in the law system but in societies eyes as a whole.

If you haven’t noticed yet – the ideas that come from my mind are pretty nontraditional – but I hope I spark your mind to think a little bit outside of the box. If even for a moment you consider what I type to have some sort of validation – ill have a sense of accomplishment.

Michael Phelps doesn’t have much to worry about it seems…

Other celebrities are going ape shit all over the place.

Christian Bale went on his little shit fit tantrum –

Etta James said she was going to deliver an ass whooping to Beyonce –

Chris Brown is in custody for assault against a woman – right now it is speculated that it is with his girlfriend Rihanna – both missed out on the Grammys

Miley Cyrus made some slant eyes and is being called on upon as a racist –

A-Rod hit the juice –

One of the members of Saving Able and one of the bands employees are facing charges for allegedly forcing a 17 year girl to perform sexual acts on them at a concert –

Shit has hit the fan people.

BUT on the brightside – BLINK 182 has reunited!!!

My best friend Mark decided to start doing tattoos about a year and a half ago. His first victim was of course himself and then my boyfriend Matt. Then I got a lower back piece… ink above the stink… tramp stamp…whatever you will.  Since he was just starting out – they took him awhile to do so I had to do it in two sessions.

First Session Of The Tramp Stamp:

1st Stars SessionWhen he left that day (as he does house calls) I basically said screw that and i’m not getting it finished. But of course I decided I wanted color after I forgot about how bad it hurt.

Second Session Of The Tramp Stamp:

2nd Stars Session

I got the five stars for each member of my family including myself. The nautical stars represent being able to find your way home and in essence being true to yourself. The colors came about from the three track team colors I had been on. This was my first tattoo and I vowed never to get one again…

Until I forgot about the pain and decided to get my upper back done… This time around I just wanted to keep with the traditional theme and decided on some sparrows and a banner.
Originally I wanted to go with the Bob Marley quote “Who are you to judge the life I live? I know i’m not perfect and I don’t live to be, but before you start pointing fingers… make sure your hands are clean.”

Sparrows Idea

I soon realized that was too wordy for the area that I wanted to cover and searched online and found a quote that intrigued me. “Every saint has a past, ever sinner has a future.” How true that is. I think the meaning behind it goes without saying. I have a past, much of what I am not proud of but I have changed my ways and can live without constantly reminding myself of my faults. This was a three sessioner… it was rough but thanks to Vicodin – I made it through…

First Sparrow Session:

Sparrow Outline - 1st sessionThe ouline was rough…

Second Sparrow Session:

Sparrows Shaded 2nd SessionAt the start of the second session he did the shading and that needle is a bitch. I liked the way it looked and contomplated just keeping it in black and white, but…

Sparrows Colored 2ns SessionI decided I had to have it colored.

Third and Final Sparrow Session

Sparrows Done 3rd Session

And now we come to the final chapter of the tattoo saga… It is finally finished – I just got it done 2 days ago so it is still inflamed and all that but I am pretty satisfied with the results…

So I am no pro with the politics behind gay vs straight and that whole deal – but this is just an idea that popped up in my head – take it for what you will – I am just a straight girl that gets philosophical as she gets tattooed.

I don’t believe that bisexuality exists.

Yup. That my friends is my thesis. I don’t think it exists based on the simple fact that in the end (not always but most commonly) you end up with one person – your “soulmate” if you will. Bisexuality i think is  a state of confusion, or it could be seen as a path you could take until you ultimately choose what feels right to you. You can be attracted to the different sexes and have one preference over the other and not realize it. I think after you spend a while in the “bisexual” dating pool you will find that perfect fit for you whether it is a man or a woman will determine your gay or straightness.

This theory goes to crap though once you bring in trans-genders and all that jazz.

Just my two cents – I don’t think this should offend anyone but I welcome any comments you may have on this topics. My boyfriend and I got into a debate and he shot me dead in the water without really taking my ideas into consideration so really I am looking for a few honest opinions.

So I was reading today – Michael Phelps was cleared by the IOC after he apologized for the bong picture incident BUT now the tough law officials in South Carolina are going to try to prosecute over it.

“Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott told The State newspaper of Columbia, S.C., that he would file charges against Phelps if he determines the swimmer smoked marijuana in the county.”

What a jackass – he is just trying to make a name for himself – get his 15 minutes. Reminds me of the old Monica Lewinsky Scandal… who honestly would save that dress and not even clean in? She got what she wanted in the long run.

In response to the last blog I wrote about Phelps I received this comment via Facebook:

“Jenny the problem is he “says” he’s anti drug… As you said he volunteered to be on the anti team… Our Olympic athletes are by no means perfect but they should represent the best… If he can get away with smoking pot why not have steroids in sports ? The line NEEDS to be drawn somewhere…
Honestly I don’t really care… I do think he’s a douchebag however… Many children look up to him as a role model (as you said) damn the media and their mixed messages !”

My response to this lame argument is:

Well ya see – the difference between pot and steroids is that steroids enhance athletic performance – pot just gives ya the munchies n giggles.

A lot of the countries that compete in the Olympics have legalized marijuana it’s not that big of a deal. Would people in Jamaica frown upon Usain Bolt for smoking? Nope. But in the States – we do because…  Read More the government deems it as illegal.

I am for the legalization all around. From my perspective – if the kid wants to smoke – whatever. If anything smoking could hinder his performance as a swimmer hurting him in the long run. I just think he has gone above and beyond anyone’s expectations in sports and maybe it just happened too fast. He has so much responsibility on his shoulders with the title that he carries I could understand how it would just be overwhelming and I could see how he would just want to break loose for awhile…

He is only 23, people make mistakes – his only mistake was getting his picture taken.

If only people would have listened to Bob Marley:
“Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect and I don’t live to be. But, before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean.”

I love the 1950’s.

I sometimes think I was born too late. My mom collects antiques and stuff so I am fortunate enough to be able to surround myself with the decor. Like the table…

The Booth

I wish I could aspire to be a housewife – Laura Petrie they could call me. I love the shows Lucy, Dick Van Dyke, Leave it to Beaver, Lassie…

My dream car is a 1957 Chevy BelAir.

I always wanted to marry a greaser but I suppose Matt will do.

The clothing of the era is timeless and classic.

I’m glad the poof is back in for hairstyles because that is the only retro way I can fix mine.

I started my tattoo collection – I have two on my back so far – both 50’s inspired with the nautical stars and sparrows – can’t wait to fill up all that space…

And then there is Pin-Up. Bettie Page, Marilyn Monroe, real women, true beauties… crazy lifestyles but i’ll save that for another post.

True Beauty

Anywhoots – this was inspired by my latest listing on Bonanzle – Vintage Coloring/Sticker books from the 1950’s. I have doubles from my collection so I guess I could part with them. Even if you have no intention of buying anything – check them out – I think they are absolutely gorgeous – but then again – I am partial…

Bonanzle Booth

so i know a few people that are going to take this as a straight dig, but its not meant to be. If you want to take offense – go right ahead. im not losing any sleep over it.

So when a person  joins the military it is a difficult thing to do indeed. You are sacrificing your life for our country in a fight that you yourself may see as unjust. It is an honorable thing to do by far. If a person didnt want to do it in the first place I could hardly see why they would sign up -unless they got drafted – then that just sucks.

And i understand it is difficult when a person leaves to go fight. You go months without seeing them – sometimes without hearing from them and you are always going to have that unsettling feeling lurking in the back of your mind.

so here is my two cents. If a person is going – they have to go – they committed to it. If they dont go, they could be seen as a coward and would be ridiculed by some of their peers or even face jail time. It could tarnish their records and prevent them from doing/obtaining several things in their life and be viewed as a dishonorable action.

So instead of saying “please dont go” to them, tell them that you are proud of what they are doing. Bite your tongue. Its difficult as it is to leave the ones you love behind – but it is even worse when they plead to you not to go even though you dont have a choice.

If people actually thought of how their words affected others before hand they might see the point that I am trying to relay.

God Bless Our Troops.

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