Reflections on Glitter

In my first post I alluded to my love of Mariah. So, now I’m going to dedicate this entire post to my newly rediscovered obsession with her. I first became infatuated with Mariah when I bought Daydream back in 1995 when I was a little bookish loser. Yup, I went through my bookish phase very early on in my life and slowly gave up reading(well not entirely…reading online still counts right?) as I got older. It always surprises me how much I learn through not reading. I feel like the most important things I’ve learned have been through experience, observation, and listening. So to sum things up: I use to be a nerdy child and now I only watch tv

What was I trying to say….oh,right I LOVE MARIAH!

I LOVED that album and memorized every single song. I literally just sat in my room and made myself memorize the entire album. I also did that some years later but this time with a 98 degrees album….that I’m not entirely proud of. I continued being her #1 fan throughout Butterfly and Rainbow but I have to admit that when Glitter rolled around I lost interest. Mariah and I continued to be on a break for about a span of 7 to 8 years! Crazy, I know! But let’s focus on the positive. I rekindled my once flaming(gay) love for her this past year thanks to an amazing friend of mine whose name rhymes with Paria. Since then it’s been one crazy, smelly, crowded, emotional, non-stop, express bus ride back to MariahHood(hood because she’s from long island, ya know).

This post is going to be way too long but who cares? Mariah doesn’t.

I’ve been looking to find/buy Glitter on dvd for some time now but haven’t been successful because I’m cheap and lazy. So, you can imagine my excitement when I realized Glitter was on fuckin youtube! It was right under my nose this whole time! Ironic, don’t you think?(no, Alanis, no). This movie was an absolute emotional roller coaster. I felt thoroughly invested in the character of Billie, who let’s face it is just Mariah, and truly felt for her from beginning to end. But maybe that’s just because I’m a sucker for love stories involving foster children. My favorite parts were the glances that Billie/Mariah would exchange with her love interest whose name I forgot. He looks like such a tool though so whatever. I also have to admit I teared up when she sang “Reflections” because it was about her mom! I’m also a sucker for fucked up mother-daughter relationships. The whole movie was really excellent and I mean that in the most honest, real kind of way. I’m not hyping this up for some kind of hipster cred. Queens don’t play that shit.

Another awesome part of the movie was the guest appearance of…Padma Laksmi??
She’s the one without the beard. But fun fact: that dude is her ex-husband and has recently been granted knighthood post-divorce.

It’s one of those things that I would have entirely missed if I hadn’t been intently watching the movie so thank goodness I have an eye for detail. First of all, I had no idea she was an actress. I assumed she was a model or something else that required little speaking. Not to be mean but she just seems really equipped at saying small phrases like ” Please pack your knives and go” and ” That’s too salty”. So, I googled her and found some pretty (not so) interesting things about her. She actually stared in the Star Trek series as well as a series on The Ten Commandments( I felt compelled to capitalize that for some reason). She’s also been quoted as saying that she’s “the first well known model from India” which I think is presumptuous. I bet there are tons of well- known models from India… in India. I don’t understand measuring success purely on being accepted in the U.S or being well-known in the U.S. As if we only matter if we exist here. I guess everyone else who inhabits the rest of the world are just C-list celebrities. Hmmm I’ve never even thought of comparing the inequality and systemic oppression that people face with an A-list/C-list celebrity analogy. Maybe that can be an upcoming post. Anyways, Padma has a cookbook so buy it, I guess, if you want to learn how to incorporate booze in all you cook. I hear she drinks in the morning.

I’m gonna say it again…this post is wayy too long but relax it’s my second day attempting to blog so I’m bound to screw this up. I seriously lost my train of thought but I think I was trying to emphasize my love for Mariah. Yup. I dig her. Yes, dig. I think I should end this post with an awesome picture of Mariah…
mariah_carey_and_nick_cannon000x0432x530 Mariah lubs cupcakezz. I do not lubs her new husband, Mr. Nick “Drumline” Cannon, but I guess he must be alright if she likes him.



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During times of economic hardship…Cosmo got yo back


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I Feel Like I’ve Been Missing Out

Oh boy, have I been missing out… on the awesome train wreck that is this video:

I’m sure this video came out some while ago maybe while Brit and K-Fed were still together buuut it is still an amazing find. An amazing buried treasure. Except it’s on the internet for the whole world to see.

I feel as if this video gives us just a small glimpse into Brit’s (drunk) psyche. We witness her insecurities(“I’m ugly”) as well as signs of the immense pressure she is under(“I’ve been grinding my teeth cuz I’m nervous”). She complains about her mother(“This feels so good to itch…mama, see what you passed down to me”) just as we all do. More importantly she talks about how disconnected she feels from the rest of the world(“I feel like I’ve been missing out :::burp::: on life”) and how even though she is constantly surrounded by people sometimes she just wants to have a night in to reflect(“I’d go watch that movie and just drink at home”).

My favorite is the continuous MMMMMMMM noise she makes throughout the video. You can really feel her pain.

I honestly love this grrrl to death. I was on her team back in her school girl days as well as when she transitioned into a latex wearing snake holding seductress. Let’s face it though, Britney was never not sexual. From her first video she was already playing up the whole naughty school girl thang and the only reason there was a Britney backlash(not really a backlash considering she became more famous) was because she was actually fully participating in the creation of her sexy image. Everyone was so into her when she was “virginal” sexy but once she actually started having sex(ewww with Justin Timberlake) and started enjoying being sexual everyone turned their backs on her. That was only the mini backlash though. The BIG ONE was post-KFed. Sure, I kind of understand how pictures like this can give off the impression that Brit was having a bad day:

But c’mon we all have bad days when we want to smash someone’s car window with our umbrella right after having a pretty drastic hair makeover. Right? Anyways, Brit is no easy puzzle to solve but she is pretty amazing at keeping us entertained and laughing at things that are pretty unfunny. There is no doubt in my mind that she was going through a really hard time in her life(wouldn’t you if you realized you were married to K-Fed?) and was probably heavily medicated or just really really depressed which can cause us to react in strange, unpredictable ways. Even through all the horrible media coverage of Brit she ultimately has the last laugh because she’s come back stronger and hotter than ever. Don’t call it a comeback though, because she was never really gone to begin with.

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How long will this attempt at blogging last?

Hello internets people

I have never finished anything I’ve started. I once took guitar lessons when I was around 12 years old and only lasted a month(it was a pretty commendable effort actually). This destructive habit has followed me for the majority of my life. Whether it was dance classes or piano classes or any job I’ve ever had. I mean, it is pretty self-destructive, but I also feel like I just have a low tolerance for bullshit. I don’t like feeling bored or trapped or in some kind of continuous pattern for too long so I usually find a reason(either real or made up) to discontinue any activities that are not worthwhile. So, how does blogging relate to all the unnecessary info I just revealed about myself? Well, this project is actually something I want to stick through. I don’t want to forget the name of my blog or my password and decide that it is just to hard to find all that info all over again so giving up is the reasonable thing to do. I want this to be a constant in my daily life. Not in an annoying kind of way but I want to want to write everyday.

Anywhoo I’m annoying and think too much. This will be further revealed in my following posts in which I will talk about anything and everything. I will talk about the things that I love/ hate. Trust me, it is hard to love something in it’s entirety without being critical. Let’s face it most things exist in grey areas that make us uncomfortable but being uncomfortable is actually a good thing because it makes us think and analyze that which makes our palms sweaty and bodies squirm. So, I’m off to watch the second to last episode of The L Word because well I have to since it’s supposedly some big deal that this series is coming to a close. I wonder if lesbians will continue to exist post-L Word…I will give you all an update after next week. Maybe I will choose to blog about the episode but then again lately The L Word has not been so blog-worthy. Seriously, I keep hoping baby Angelica is the one who kills Jenny. Because nothing grabs my attention like a 3 year old killer on the loose.

Also, I will explain why I’ve posted the following video in future posts but as for now…ENJOY:

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