“And I know there are people out there who either love ‘em or you hate ‘em. What is there to hate about a bunch of kids that play hard, play with feeling, play with intensity, play the right way, go to class, get their degrees, and do things with integrity? I totally get amazed at those out there that have such an anti feeling very similar to the Yankees in baseball. What it gets down to is one simple feeling; it starts with a “J” and ends with an “S”. And you put all the other letters in it and it goes “E-A-L-O-U-S”. And there’s a lot of jealousy involved about their success.”—Dick Vitale, reflecting on the success of Duke on and off the basketball court, on ESPN SportsCenter after Duke’s win over Baylor
Not exactly a client story, but a job applicant story. One woman, in response to a job listing that the firm posted for a graphic designer, sent a very unique portfolio. Almost the first dozen pieces were mediocre photo-manipulations of her face on other women’s bodies, posing with A.J. MacLean from the Backstreet Boys. One featured her head awkwardly pasted on top of a nude woman receiving a back massage from the pop star. Needless to say, she was not hired.
I broke one of my Lent promises. If you remember, I said I wouldn’t buy any new clothes, and I was doing so good! But the problem with having fashion blogs in your google reader is it always causes you to covet the next best thing. And if that next best thing is on sale, well then all bets are off, in terms of restraint.
I bought some tan colored pumps (I refuse to call them nude because that is not the color of my skin) online today. But I couldn’t resist, they were less than $11!! By Nine West, so they’re pretty legit.
Anyways I figured I owed you a confession, my faithful reader. Though technically shoes aren’t clothes right…? (Don’t worry, I’m really good at justifying my “sins”).
On Barbara Walter’s last Primetime Oscar Special, she interviewed Mo’Nique, the eventual recipient of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In the interview, Mo’Nique told Barbara that she and her husband like her hairy legs, and she’s only shaved once in her life and it was “painful”. Now I don’t know about the pain part but the hairy legs bring up some issues.
First of all, I actually think its pretty cool that she is confident enough to rock hairy legs down the red carpet or anywhere for that matter. But my first thought was, how could her husband like sharing the bed with her if he’s always rubbing her hairy legs? Then I thought, hey, wives around the world share beds with hairy-legged men and that’s not a problem. So both people are hairy what’s the big deal?
No seriously, why are there 41,000 hits for the search “Mo’Nique hairy legs” on Google? What’s the big deal? And when did the phenomenon of women shaving their legs really begin? And why is not shaving considered dirty?
That’s alot to think about on a Wednesday morning.
Ok so I realize that this is my second blog title with the phrase “new year” in it since the, well, new year but I promise it’s the last time (for awhile).
Anyways, I made yesterday, March 8th, my January 1st. Kind of like how the Chinese have a different calendar, I’ve decided to have an Esi calendar as well. Now before you accuse me if being terribly self-centered, it’s only because I couldn’t think of a good New Year’s resolution for 3 months. So yea, now I’m ready to start 2010, or year 23 if we’re going by the true Esi Calendar.
From now on I resolve to:
- refrain from drinking soda or juice
- exercise more
- not buy any new clothing for myself till Easter (this is what I gave up for Lent)
- blog more
So I had kind of a trial period for a few weeks, but I’m finally ready to do this thing (as if it’s that serious haha). Yesterday I kicked things off by going for a swim for the first time since my triathlon last April. I’m pretty sure that was the longest I’ve ever been out of the pool since I started swimming but with my foot surgeries and my trip to Ghana, there was not much time. Well, it was definitely a humbling experience. The key though now, is to be consistent. I’ll keep you posted.
I hope you had a fun and festive Esi New Year yesterday!