Wow! What a fast paced, tense & exciting week! I'm writing early, because I'm so busy during the work day that I don't have a moment to get all this down the way I want. This is stuff I've been compiling throughout the week. So check out my diggs for this week! Enjoy!
Favorite Guilty Pleasure: Justin Bieber "Boyfriend"
Ok- when did Justin Bieber hit puberty & get sexy??? I mean, I know all these tweens knew it all along... scribbling his name on their notebooks in tiny hearts... But Justin Bieber grew up & straight Justin Timberlaked me! ( <-- yeah- I need to patent that phrase, lol). I heard this song on my pandora & immediately was hooked. I hope his newly found grown man shows up on his next CD. I might actually have to check it out! Thank you, Pandora!
Definition of "Justin Timberlaked me..." : V. 1. The shocking realization of how much talent & sexiness a boy-band artist (or boy-band-like artist) has. It's generally the transition between little boy & grown a** man. 2. Sometimes happens after a band artist goes solo.
Favorite Moment: President Barack Obama Re-Elected!!
Yes, I voted for him. No, it wasn't just because he's black. This is also not the reason I voted for him the first time, as well. I am not Republican or Democrat, really-- I'm more an Independent. The fact of the matter is, I look at the economy. When Bill Clinton was serving as president our economy was doing really well. It wasn't until Bush & others got back into office, that personal agendas and vendettas took our nation back into another depression. For one, I'm for almost anything that allows us to go another way, financially. So many people want to blame Obama for the mistakes he's been trying to clean up... The one major one that sealed the deal for me, is when we got rid of Osama Bin Laden-- something that hadn't happened in the 8yrs we were under Bush. On top of that, I find being a gracious leader very appealing. I always have found Obama more gracious, respectful & courteous to his opponents. I don't claim to be a politics afficionado (I actually find it daunting after awhile), but I can say I feel more secure in a president who aims to "include" everyone in moving forward, rather than exclude those who don't share his views. Furthermore, there are just certain people who I know personally in my life, that I couldn't possibly see myself voting for the same person they vote for politically. Their lifestyles do not mirror mine at all & their mode of thinking is purely selfish & money-hungry. So, it's pretty much guaranteed that I'm probably going to vote for the opposite of who they vote for- not by default by probaby by purpose. I don't agree with everything he says or believes, but I do believe he has been the lesser of the two evils.
Favorite Quote: Isaac Asimov
"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."
- Isaac Asimov
I find this quote incredibly inspiring & relevant to what I've been experiencing this week. With every election, the two predominant sides (Democrats or Republicans) often tend to vehemently disagree on many issues. The saddest part is, some people are so bullheaded, they don't take the time to reflect on what the other party is saying, only on how to present a more intriguing rebutal. Not only that, a lot of times they'll come up with a counter-argument based on a loose & often incorrect version of the issue. It's only through educating ourselves with the realistic & theoretic facts that we are able to move forward.
Favorite Look: Owlization
I'm really into this "retro" animal look that's been emerging over the last few seasons. It really taps into my 1970's Animal Lover side. It reminds me of the Owl that schools the young kids about how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a lollipop. You gotta love nostalgia like this... I think Owls are gonna be my new best thing....
Favorite Video: Bruno Mars "Locked Out Of Heaven"
I absolutely love this song! It's something about the beat... something about Bruno Mars... There's a vibe to this song that reminds me of a primal, tribal, Native American chant... It speaks to something in me-- that I could be dancing to this song in a crowded club or by myself, cleaning... or an awesome "Car Song"-- You know those songs that make awesome travel music.
Favorite Food: Mama's Homemade Chili
Often a Favorite of mine! You know how us Northerners do it w/the Elbow Noodles. I'm looking forward to that right now, actually!
Welp! That's the end of this week. Tune in next week for more of my favorites!
What kinds of things are you digging this week?