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It’s not about the nail….or about this video:

I am not livid at this video.  I do think it’s clever, well-made, and also like that it illustrates that men and women often speak different languages.  It tactfully delves into the realm of female/male relationships without desperately resorting to sexuality for cheap attention.   Oh, and I love Stevie Wonder, and also wouldn’t mind asking that woman how she styles her bangs…

However, it is problematic as well: The man in the video is reasonable, and the woman, though not completely crazy, is stereotyped as a little annoying and of course very silly and ignorant.  Again, there have been way more offensive portrayals of this stereotype, but may I just add that as you enjoy this video, don’t forget about some of the subtle, deeper messages portrayed in it as well.

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I’m the CENTER(piece) of attention!

Fuchsia Centerpiece:

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Green Center Piece:

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Yellow Center Piece:

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Black and white Centerpiece:

Alfredo and me

Black and white Centerpiece:

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sorry, Mom…

Pink Centerpiece:

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Red Centerpiece:

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Fuschia (again) Centerpiece:

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Think I should add this skill to my resume?  🙂

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Sometimes a picture is blurry…

but you Facebook it anyways because:

A) Your hat, hair, and makeup looks cute.  (Oh, yeah and I like these girls sometimes)

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B)  It’s the ONLY picture you took when you flew out to surprise your friend (even though she picked up on all of your “subtle” hints).

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And don’t think it’s an accident that both of these pictures feature my left-side.  To the left, to the left!  Come to think of it, I AM irreplaceable 🙂

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After an extensive count and REcount of the votes, I am pleased to announce the results of the title of this blog….

(if you recall I wrote earlier about my title troubles)

STAYING AS IT IS!  (but will probably drop the “wordpress” part of it soon.  looking into that)

P.S.  I’ve received exactly 3 emails on the subject matter

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I TOTALLY feel ya, Macklemore….

“Looking for a better way to get up out of bed
Instead of getting on the Internet and checking a new hit”

“little bit of humble, little bit of cautious”

#read lyrics here: 

#ambivalent feelings toward fame…..

#this song is about as near to perfection as one can get…

#still wouldn’t hate a Webby 🙂

#just barely over 4,000 hits…in 20 countries…in 11 days-LITERALLY!

#pride is the downfall of civilizations

# I STILL DO OTHER STUFF, PEOPLE!  sometimes…

#still no money, but have made strides in that direction 🙂

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I only really know one or 2 other people in this picture, but I put it up on Facebook to make myself look more popular.

Image True story.  Plus I STILL don’t really understand all that much about football, even after all these years.  Sorry, Dad.

PS.  Can you see my cute pink glove?  99 cents from Walgreens, if I remember correctly.  This girl loves a good deal.

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To address some concerns…

I’ve had a few people respond to some of my posts in ways that make me think that THEY think I hate myself.  Posts about bad makeup or being single or whatever.  I appreciate your concern, and also know that even with such a flavorful writer’s voice as mine, it can be hard to read emotion via technology.  But please know that I am happy!  This is not me fishing for compliments.  This is not me rejecting compliments either 🙂

If I didn’t have the confidence to poke fun at my insecurities, I wouldn’t do it.  And here’s the thing.  The sweet spot that I’ve gotten to has made it so that my insecurities lessen (and even sometimes disappear!) when I find the humor in them.

So put that in your pipe and smoke it!

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