Monday, March 31, 2008

Our generation's Flock of Seagulls hair...

Upon mentioning the fauxhawk in my last post, I got some questions about what exactly is the "fauxhawk". So I shall explain...

The Urban Dictionary defines it as: "A full head of hair combed into the middle to fabricate the look of a mohawk. Ladies want me because I got a fauxhawk." I dont think it gets more spot on than that.

The look was made famous by British-turned-US-soccer-player-for-way-too-much-money David Beckam. (At right). In some countries the look is simply called the Beckham. Sweet.

Some of you may recall the style from your bathtub as a child and finding you could use the shampoo for a similar, yet temporary, mohawk-look. Little did you know you were years ahead of your time with what was actually the fauxhawk.

It is also quite popular in the current punk scene. In years past, the mohawk was seen as a dramatic statement by young adults. In the 80's was the glam-hawk (the pink and Elmer's glue style) with attitudes of noncomformity and "I don't care what drugs I do!" In the 40's and 50's was the pre-hawk that eventually turned into the greaser style. Today's fauxhawk doesn't so much represent any significant statements or youth movements (emo does not count) as much as it's just a funky hair style that's funny to give your baby but should not be worn past the age of 18.... unless your David Beckham... there's nothing juvenile about that picture....

Some famous sporters of the fauxhawk:

Elijah Wood

Jude Law

Maddox Jolie-Pitt

Big Boy

Thursday, March 27, 2008

While some refer to rap as merely 75% of "crap"...

I have recently changed the online radio stations that I listen to during the work day. I am now on the XM Radio "Hit List". I'm aspiring to be more hip, more down, more jiggy. I have learned a couple of things, things I've known from my days in the Top 40 world of high school... but now, years later, have realized have not changed much. And those unchanging factors in the music bizz are the necessary elements to land you a hit Rap/R&B track. The following are a few notes on the requirements... feel free to cover any that I have missed. yo. check it:

1) Recite your own name at least 7 times in the song. 2 of those times must be included in the intro to the song, along with any and all other artists you decide to "feature" on your track. It is advised that you have around 12.
2) Spell something. We don't care what it is. But spell anything and your song is bound to be o-f-f-d-a-h-e-z-z-y-f-a-s-h-e-z-z-y.
3) Turn completely innocent, everyday phrases or objects into something dirty. This is a family show so I won't give examples. But you know to what I refer.
4) One word: Timbaland.
5) "everyone's got a drug dealer on speed dial..." - this is actually a lyric from a Nickelback song. Go figure.
6) Aside from the designated word-to-be-spelled... the title of the song as well as your own name should be mispelled. The "rrr" or the strategically placed apostrophe(s) are encouraged.
7) Language fillers are not only permitted, but condoned. (Uh! Uh!, Yah!, Eh!, Er! Ah!)

*disclaimer* I claim no authority on the music world. Nor at any point in this post did I state that I don't like or support this type of music. I find myself hip-hopping with the best of them. It makes for great music. All genres carry their stereotypes... Maybe my next evaluation should be about skinny jeans, faux-hawks, cutters, and hating your parents.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

US War History... as told by food...

Watch the video first and try to figure out all the battles and which food is who. If you're still stumped, go here to the cheat sheet.

Monday, March 17, 2008

I'm expecting...

It's official. The wheels are in motion. The research has been done. I have consulted and test driven. I am expecting a new vehicle. The official time of arrival has yet to be determined but it looks like she'll be coming 'round the mountain in the next month. I'm really excited about this purchase. I feel so adult. My main dilemma right now is whether or not I should go new or used. Any thoughts? Suggestions? I am keeping her identity veiled for the moment in the event that plans fall through, you, as my devoted readers, are not as disappointed as I am. We all need to stay emotionally guarded at this point...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Because I needed a new post and I'm lacking in creativity

I came across some individuals' blogs. These are individuals that I do not know well but, after finding their blogs, know much more about them than ever before. They seemed to use their blog as a colloquial canvas of their thoughts and emotions. I thought... "Gee... am I depriving my readers from knowing my inner-most thoughts? Do I not express enough of my deepest darkest secrets through the world wide web for all to see?" And my response to myself was... "No. And I'm fine with that." That being said... I've decided to post a small glimpse into the person that is Kelley.
1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:10, for good.

2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds, but I only own fake ones. I do own real pearls. Donna Reed is so proud.

3. What is the last film that you saw at the cinema? U-2 live in 3D (Exploris). Sooo rad! Although I could have done without the subliminal political plugs. By subliminal, I really mean giant flashing words right in my face. Literally. They were in 3D. It was what I always imagined brain-washing to be like.

4. What is your favorite TV show? Gilmore Girls. We hang out every day.

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? yogurt, apple, string cheese

6. What is your middle name? Kelley

7. What food do you dislike? olives, cauliflower, mustard, "Southwest" style anything

8. What is your favorite cd? currently... I listen to my ipod most of the time but within the ipod, I've been listening to the latest Maroon 5 a lot

9. What kind of car do you drive? Mitsi Mirage. Soon a Scion tc (hopefully. wish me luck)

10. Favorite sandwich? #8 at Jersey Mikes. my ol stand by

11. What characteristic do you despise? closed-minded. judgmental. inability to think outside the box.

12. Favorite item of clothing? my hoodies. I hug them every night before I go to bed. we're that close.

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Private yacht around the Mediterranean for a month or so.

14. What color is your bathroom? The walls are a giant map of the world. My knowledge of world geography has increased due to my lengthy showers. Although it still has "Zaire".

15. Favorite brand of clothing? American Eagle jeans on boys are quite yummy. Oh, was this about me? Ok, I still really like AE jeans.

16. Where would you retire to? Outer Banks or Hawaii. Somewhere slow.

17. What was your most memorable birthday? 24 was pretty cool. Only time I ever got a surprise party.

18. Favorite sport to watch? College basketball (go heels!!) or soccer

19. Favorite saying? I don't know if it's my favorite, but lately I've been saying a lot: WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH ME!!?!?

20. Your birthday- August. Yes the whole month. I accept presents from days 1-31, with emphasis on the 16th.

21. Are you a morning or night person? night!

22. What is your shoe size? 8, although that has recently been put into question

23. Pets? 2 cats

24. Any new and exciting news that you would like to share with us? I am actively pursuing a new vehicle.

25. What did you want to be when you were little? professional soccer player, marine biologist, or super hero. I am currently 1-2.

26. How are you today? distracted

27. What is your favorite candy? hershey kisses

28. What is your favorite flower? I think I like orchids.

29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? March 27 - Krissy comes home!

30. What are you listening to right now? AOL Radio. Currently Timbaland-Scream.

31. What was the last thing you ate? black cherry yogurt

32. Do you wish on stars? yes, the last time I was in my princess dress

33. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? midnight blue. dark and sparkling. (that was beautiful).

34. How is the weather right now? Sunny and breezy

35. Favorite soft drink? Mountain Dew. but we broke up in college.

36. Favorite day of the year? Christmas Eve

37. What was your favorite toy as a kid? Legos

38. Summer or winter? Summer

39. Hugs or kisses? both. at the same time! Booyah!

40. Coffee or tea? herbal tea, with lots of honey or splenda

41. Chocolate or vanilla? chocolate

42. When was the last time you cried? Saturday...............

43. What is under your bed? wrapping paper box

44. Who is the friend that you have had the longest? my best friend Erica

45. What did you do last night? shopped, FHE, chit chat and ice cream with my cousin

46. Favorite smell? men. truly.

47. What are you afraid of? failure and inability

48. Salty or sweet? sweet

49. How many keys on your ring? 5

50. How many years at your current job? 3. wow. I'm so mature

51. Favorite day of the week? Saturday

52. How many states have you lived in? 6

53. Do you make friends easily? most of the time. but clearly none of them actually read my blog!!!

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