Thursday, September 27, 2012

DIARY OF A MAD FAT WOMAN: SAYS THANK YOU LADY GAGA

Today as I sat at my table by myself at school eating my dinner of chicken tender covered in barbecue sauce, I kept thinking about all the pictures I've been seeing of Lady Gaga lately. If you didn't already know Gaga posted a pic of herself on via Twitter only dressed in matching bra and panties. She did this to show of the body that she has admitted has had its ups and downs battling bulimia. I am proud to say thank you to mama monster for doing this and showing that people talking about other peoples weight only brings ugly thing out into the light.

Gaga along with Katie Couric has admitted publicly that they both have had their battles with bulimia and continue to struggle with the sickness. The way our society is today it praises those they consider the ideal size and shape. They tell you that you aren't perfect unless you are a size 6 or even smaller. They tell you that you aren't beautiful if you don't look a specific way. All these ideals of beauty and what is acceptable in our society is driving people women mostly to do stupid, dangerous, insane things to attain these standards. When I was younger I did not see myself as perfect and was call fat, husky, and all kind of other names and that lead me to stop eating which is never a good idea. I ended up looking horrible and sickly due to the fact I wanted to be thin and considered pretty so that people would notice me and like me.

Lady Gaga, Twit Pic
Brave image of Lady Gaga 
One does not need to be perfect, nor does everyone need to be thin to the point where they look like skeletons. I have seen many a models on the runway that look like they haven't eaten in years. The people who use these ultra skinny models should tell them that bones don't look good in an outfit.When I personal look at a model I want my eyes to be draw in by the clothing she is trying to sell me, or the jewelry, or the hat, whatever she is wearing. I don't want to be distracted by her ribs showing or her hip bone being so predominate in the picture that I totally forget what the whole print ad is about.

When I see a body like Lady Gaga's I see a body that is perfect. Her body to me looks like a picture of health. She is neither ultra thin, nor is she over weight. The magazines and tabloids got on her case due to the fact that she reportedly gained 25lbs. Oh My God!!! She gained 25lbs. Who is she to go and put on weight and offend our eye sight? HELLO PEOPLE...she is a person. A woman. We gain weight whether we like it or not. It's her body and she has the right to put whatever she wants in it. People, gaining 25lbs is no big deal. I wish some of the ultra thin girls out there would take a page out of her book and eat something.

I love the fact that Gaga is happy with herself. She shows us that you know what let them say what the hell they want to say we are find the way we are. True there are people out there that only for health reasons need to lose weight but if a young girl or woman gains a few points she shouldn't be criticized nor should it be pointed out to her everyday. This society needs to evolve its sense of what is health and beautiful. There are cultures out there that think a skin woman is the most unattractive thing on two feet. Israel has taken it one step by banning ultra skinny models,but that is not the point. The point is that society needs to let it go and stop trying to influence people on what is beautiful. We all have eyes of our own and we can all look at ourselves and judged whether or not we are happy with ourselves. we do not need some man or some woman telling us that this is what we should look like when they don't even look like that themselves. That's all this pleasantly large woman has to say.

Here are some other famous people that have battled this disease


If you are battling this disease or know someone battling bulimia here are books and links that you can refer too. There is help out there and you are great the way God made you.

BOOKS
  1. BRAIN OVER BINGE
  2. THE OVERCOMING BULIMIA WORKBOOK
  3. LEARNING TO BE ME: MY TWENTY-THREE YEAR BATTLE WITH BULIMIA
CLINICS

GOODREADS.COM GREAT SITE FOR READERS

Quick post...if you're looking for a great way to keep track of all the books that you've read this site is the place for you GoodReads. This site is amazing you can find all the books that you've read and let the whole know how literate you are. Also you can keep a list of books that you plan on reading and also invite friends to read the same book.

This place is also a great place if you are looking for something to read. If your friends are already on the site you can see what they've also read and reviewed and you can pick from their list. If you are looking for something that was published by an independent author and are not able to find the book you are given the option of posting the information about the book on the website for everyone to see.

So once again if you're trying to keep your thought organized about what you've read this is the site for you. If you do stop by make sure to check out my profile and see all the books I've read, am currently reading, and plan on reading.

Happy Reading

Sunday, September 23, 2012

THE REVOLUTION IS HERE


We all fear the dark. Now imagine a world where the lights have gone out for good. No one knows why. No one knows how it happened, but it just did. The governments are gone. The world is now ruled by the laws of the jungle. Only the strong can survive in this new unlit world. But there is a beacon of hope in the shape of an old looking necklace. This may be the salvation of mankind and a way back into the light.

The new Fall TV show Revolution on NBC looks like a great hit. We open with a family who are engrossed with technology, when all of a sudden when the lights go out. We jump a head 15 years later. America as we know it no longer exist. The government has been replaced by a brutal militia lead by General Monore that seeks to dominate all. But there is hope in a small town lives a man, a scientist by the name of Ben Matheson who may know why the lights went out and how to turn them back on. Matheson, is killed by the militia that was sent to capture him and his son taken.

With is last breath he changes his friend Aaron to protect a mysterious necklace and tell his daughter, Charlie Matheson one of the main characters to get her uncle Miles Matheson a former marine portrayed by Twilight star Billy Burke to rescue her brother Danny who was taken by the militia.

Charlie fines her uncle in Chicago serving as a bar keep. After she fines him she tries to talk him into helping her rescue her brother but he refuses. The group is betrayed and the militia attacks Mile's bar, but he with some help from his niece and her companions fight off the murderous group and begin their journey to rescue Danny and turn back on the lights.

So that in a nut shell is the first episode of Revolution and let me tell you I already like it. The thought of a future America where its every man, woman, and child for him or herself makes for great TV. The character of Charlie portrayed by Tracy Spiridakos (try saying that last name 5 times fast) is likable and strong. But who I am really impressed by is Billy Burke. After seeing him as Charlie, Bella Swan's father it's great to see Billy in a roll where he is kicking ass. But this isn't the only role where he plays a tough guy, he also plays a really good bad guy in Drive Angry. Burke plays a great tough guy in this new show.

So make sure to watch Revolution on NBC Mondays at 10PM. This show so far looks pretty good and delivers. It has action, drama, in a post apocalyptic background. So if you one of those people that always thinks what if the lights do go out this is the show for you.

Friday, September 21, 2012

80's CARTOONS YOU WISH THEY WOULD BRING BACK BUT NOT MESS UP

Silver Hawks, He-Man, Thunder-Cats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the Smurfs are just a few names of cartoons that were popular in the 80's. I myself grew up watching all of these shows being a child of the 80's. So you think to yourself  why don't they bring these shows back? Well some of the shows that we have loved over the years have been brought back but unhappily a lot of them just plan SUCK.

1980's THUNDERCATS
One of my all time favorite shows growing up was Thunder Cats. Debuting in 1984 the story of a Lion-O and his loyal Thunderans was a tale of tragedy and an epic struggle to survive against the mutants Plun-Darr and the evils of Mumm-Ra The Every Living. After losing their home Thundera, the ThunderCats travel to third earth. While the rest of the ThunderCats sleep Jaga voluneeters to pilot the ship to the new planet. Sadly on the journey Jaga dies from old age but delivers the then sleeping Thunderans to Third Earth.The Thunderans awaken to find themselves on this new planet, but also that the young lord Lion-O's body had age and he was now a boy in a grown man's body. While on the new planets the ThunderCats befriend the natives who then help them build "Cat's Lair". Mumm-Ra senses the Eye of Thundera and wants it for himself to destroy the ThunderCats and rule Third Earth  unchallenged.

2011 THUNDERCATS
The series goes on good against evil. The original show ran from 1984-1989. It was then brought back in 2011. I must say I was totally excited by the thought that they were bring this classic back to TV, but I knew there would be a few upgrades. What I was no in store for were the down grades. 

Here are is everything I am happy with in the new verison.

1) Like its 80's predessor it is filled with a lot of action and a exciting story line.
2) Cheetra is given a lot of screen time and seems to be a large part of the story lines
3)They keep ALL the original characters

So that's what I am happy with. Here is what I am not happy with.

1) SNARF can't talk!!! Whats up with that? I know for fact that the reason I loved the character of Snarf so much was to hear all the witty banter that came out of his mouth. He was Lion-O point man and when Lion-O got in trouble Snarf was always there to turn tail and run to tell the others.
2) The story line seems to have changed or is it just me? The original ThunderCats escaped Thundera but in the new vision they seem to still be on Thundera and this is where the story takes place. Maybe it's me.
3) Lion-O is still a kid. Don't get me wrong I think its kind of cool that they kept him in kid from because it makes him lording over the rest of the ThunderCats, such a challenge and makes for great viewing, but I would have been happier with an adult Lion-O.
4) There was nothing wrong with the old theme song. Bring it back.

As soon as they fix those things I will be happy with the new version, until then they are still on my are you kidding me list. Also on my are you kidding me list Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. If you have seen the commercials you know what I am talking about. I know one of the artist who use to work on TMNT when it was then held by 4Kids Ent. the art work has totally gone blah. I don't know if they are just updating it for the kids, but it is totally lacking something, a whole a lot of things.

But that's enough of me ranting..here are a pics of 5  shows that I wish they would bring back but try not to mess up. I know that you might have to change the story line a little to make more entertaining for today's generation but they must also remember to try and not to alienate the older 80's gen that made these shows such a success.

1) The Smurfs-This show is always a good laugh. They made a movie which I thought was okay. I believe you can still catch the 80's version on channel 125 which is Cartoon Networks Boomerang. But I would love for them to update it.

2) Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors was and awesome show. Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors on going fight against Saw Boss was great to watch.

3) He-Man I really don't have anything to say about this the show speaks for it self. But the word EPIC comes to mind...and awesome.







4)Silver Hawks awesome characters, great opening. I still want to know who played that guitar rift. Amazing.  Intergalactice police half human, half machine fighting against the evil Mon* Star The rights to the Silver Hawks is owned be Warner Bros. hopefully someone will be crazy enough to take a chance and bring it back.


5) WildFire...This one is my secret love...I know this was super girlie, but I could never get enough of this show. It was the only girlie show, besides Paw Paw Bears, Gummy Bears, and Pound Puppies, I swear.

So there you have it...The list of 5 shows I wish they would bring back and the one show that they did redo that I have issues with. Please be advice that ThunderCats isn't the only show out there that has be brought back for a new generation. Also out there is Voltron, Transformers, TMNT and I am not really happy with it.But we will save that for another rant.

Happy Reading.