This morning I was discussing Wonder Woman with a friend of mine, it was probably a Starbucks induced conversation as today is pseudo Friday and Starbucks day. However, I think that I came up with some really amazing insights as to why Wonder Woman has endured for so many years.
First she is a strong role model, she is independent, strong, thought provoking (different thoughts for different sexes), outspoken and let’s not forget fashion forward.
Yes, fashion forward. I believe my very first fashion influence was Wonder Woman. To this day I love boots, cannot get enough boots. I even own WW boots, now I had to go to a “dancer” website to find them, but I love them, I have yet to figure out how to wear them in the real world. I did wear them for Halloween; I dressed up as WW for Halloween one year. I may post that picture later. The strapless outfit influenced evening wear and even sundresses. We did not have strapless evening wear until WW made her appearance.
Her hair, the dark flowing tresses; we did not have a dark haired role model until WW. We had the blondes of the world. That was considered the “norm” for beauty.
Even her alter ego Diana was a strong woman, she never backed down to Steve Trevor, and she too had a fashion sense that could not be denied. I love the longer pencil skirts with ankle strap shoes.
This imaginary woman was a huge influence in my developmental years. She taught me to stand up for myself and others without being obnoxious and hurtful. She taught me that fashion was an extension of who you are.
I still hate working out. No matter how much I do it, I hate it. Ok enough about that. I did not work out today, I had to go and get pet food. Everyone ran out of food this morning after their morning meal. Why not go after work you ask, well by the time I get off work at 7pm I am exhausted and just want to go home and watch TV. So pet food store it was. Now everyone has food and I will not fear they will turn on me. Two cats and two dogs…. They could gang up on me, they are not small animals. Also my son had to work today so I felt I needed to come home and visit with the gang in the middle of the day. Let the pups out, pet the cats. Keep everyone happy. It is so freakin hot here! The dogs don’t stay out too long these days, just long enough to do their “business” then come back in to the air conditioned oasis.
There are very few things in this world that I truly hate. However, working out is the number one thing that I truly, bottom of my heart hate. Well then, why do it you might ask. I ask myself that all of the time, then I turn to TLC, (The Learning Chanel) and watch a show featuring 700 pound people. I am not exaggerating, 700 + pounds. This man, who was in England, could not leave his bed. I didn’t watch long enough to see how he relieved himself; I didn’t really want to know. It was, although, sufficient motivation to get me to the gym. I went all last week for the first time in over a year; I used to be very fanatical about it. Then I slacked off. Now I am back and working furiously at not being 700 pounds. Yes, that is my only goal. Not to be that huge. I’m not huge now; I just don’t want to be. So off to the gym tomorrow to torture myself so I will not be ginormous. Oh did I mention I am trying to exist on 500 or less calories a day. I have yet to achieve that goal. It is mostly around 1000. Which is probably more realistic for a healthy lifestyle however, I have never been accused of healthy eating habits. Any thoughts….
I was reading a question posted on tvguide.com regarding Joss Whedon’s internet baby, Dr Horrible’s sing along blog. The person who wrote the question obviously had never seen Mr. Whedon’s work. She was questioning the twist ending, don’t worry I am not going to spoil it for all of my friends who love his work as much as I. You can see the webisode on itunes now. I, of course, watched it last weekend before the episodes went to itunes. my review in one word…. BRILLIANT. Typical Whedon. Joss is just so freakin brilliant. Ok, so by now you have guessed I was a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and the movie Serenity. I cannot wait for the Dollhouse this fall. I have missed his presence on television. I hope to see some other Buffy Alumni’s in this new venture. The star is Eliza Dushku, Faith from Buffy and Angel. The premise if very promising, I cannot wait to see what he does with it.
That is me in a nutshell. As for the shoes, well, call me Imelda from Plano. I love that I live in Plano, Texas. I have the best shoe shopping possibilities surrounding me. I am completely addicted to BCBG, Dollhouse, Chinese Laundry and Michael Kors at the moment.
Chocolate, well the darker the better. I love Godiva dark chocolate. For Valentines Day my boyfriend got me the biggest box of dark chocolate from Godiva. I love him too.
Starbucks. Oh the word invokes love. The aroma, the sounds of the espresso machine, the absolute warmth of the establishments. I limit myself to one a week, on my Fridays. I know that sounds strange but my work week ends on Thursday so that is my Friday. My friend Jess and I get Starbucks on my Friday morning. It is our treat to ourselves. Everyone should have one.