I love writing but I'm bad at writing about me.
I'm glad I'm not the only person who gets all her power from Beyonce and Nicki. Doing comedy - getting on a stage in front of people, grabbing a microphone, and hoping that some words I wrote will make them laugh - makes me feel powerful. It makes me feel like I can be successful at something that used to terrify me. But I can't get there without my preshow playlist of all the songs that make me feel like I deserve a place in this world, on that stage.
You'll be okay as long as your love for MuchMusic stays strong!
If someone can make a dessert that can sustain my sweet tooth and cost under $3, I will be their best friend.
@Monkey yes! I feel like the only thing that was clear about that article was how to maneuver the T-shirt around your hair. (I just use a microfibre hair turban because I had never previously understood the mechanics of T-shirts.) I don't think I'm a fan of squeezing most of the excess water out of my hair, either.
Also, Jaya, you are a treasure and thank you for writing this.
This seems counterintuitive, but that's because I have almost no intuition when it comes to makeup (other than mascara last) and am constantly wondering what goes on before what. And now I know!
Now I want to try and find out what Justin is up to, but here are some guesses:
- Rebooting his career as a singer-songwriter, like Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines, minus all the Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines stuff, and just trying to shed his old image. I think Ashley Parker Angel tried this, and I don't know how successful he was at it. Probably not as successful as he would have been if he had held onto the O-Town fanbase.
- Hosting some kind of infotainment show, because is it just me or do a lot of former Idol contestants or singers end up doing this?
- Singing at smaller events, like county fairs and such. I saw a former winner of Canadian Idol headlining a concert at a ribfest a few years back, and I figure that people whose bellies are full of delicious, fattening food make for mellow yet welcoming audiences.
- Successful local singing teacher to kids who have no idea who he is, brought to singing lessons by shameless aunts who totally just wanted to meet him.
- Writing songs that you've totally heard and had no idea he wrote. (Sidenote: I gave up watching Nashville, but one of the Moffatts writes songs for it!)
Thank you so much for writing this, Sarah. Ella was and is spectacular. Hearing "I Love Paris" during a boat cruise down the Seine felt like living inside a movie.
Jaya, everything about this is perfect.
If I can add one: 6. Prince Akeem's description of football is the most accurate description of football I have ever read, and that includes like Grantland and stuff.
This all makes me feel so much better about not being able to wear heels! I wear them sometimes but can hardly walk in them. My sister used to like joking that I was bad at being a girl because I couldn't walk in shoes that were clearly not built for wide flat feet and not-delicate ankles. (I look stupid in most heels.) Sometimes, if they're properly constructed heels and not thirty-dollar embarrassments to shoemaking I can actually stand to wear heels. I apparently walk in them all wrong, but whatever. And I bring flats to change into.
tl;dr Heels are great for conforming to certain standards of beauty, also for sitting or sometimes standing still for short periods of time. Not so great if you're self-conscious about feet or ankles.
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