Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I attend Pilates classes and I had the weirdest conversation with the lady beside me. One of the people in the class had just gotten back from vacation and was a nice tanned colour (probably my colour or darker) and our instructor commented on her glow.
The Indian women beside me looked my way (because we are a similar skin tone) and said “I never understood why white people want to get darker when we want to be lighter.” I looked at her and said “I like my skin tone and I’m not trying to get lighter”. Really who does she think I am Michael Jackson? She quickly realized I wasn’t in her “mind set” so she over corrected her comment and said “Yes, really who wants to be a pasty white.” Now I’m not shocked about having this conversation because South Asian people are messed up (yes I’m being politically incorrect but I have issues and justified one’s about Indians) and although I may look Indian I correct people and say I’m South African Indian and really Canadian because that is what I am. My heritage may be something but what I identify with is a whole other thing. Yes I embrace my exotic Aishwarya Rai type look but in the end I am more than a skin colour or my ethnic heritage.
I saw a show on TV about skin lightening products and how they are hot sellers throughout Asia and not only for Indians, but Thai, Phillipino etc…So single ladies if you have someone say something off kilter to you don’t be afraid to comment back because maybe they'll actually learn something (we can only hope).
In the end the most important thing for you to remember is to be true to who you are and above all love yourself, pasty white, tanned or dark and lovely.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Oh and here’s another one girls, I’m on a blogging rampage…so I recently rejoined online cause it’s so hilarious, and here’s one of the first messages I get…keep in mind, I’ve blocked all “intimate encounter” type emails:
“baby, i got a big thick co.ck, a muscular body, fine all around im told...I would love to pleasure you, and let you ride me until we both cu.m. also, i take a pill that is a natural version of viagra... it works awesome ;)
if we met in public you'd see me, and could judge then.”
Online is awesome! Should I meet up with him?
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Hey girls – sorry, it’s been a while. Christmas break and working like a mad man, and then Valentines Day as a florist will seriously impede upon a girl’s dating life, but I did manage to squeeze a couple doozies in. So let’s get right to it…
Date #7 - probably would have been better if he didn’t have a bigger hard on for Pearl Jam than I did…he was part of the fan club…and went to every concert that ever existed…EVER!! Ok, I would have gone out with him a second time, but he never called. I obviously wasn’t a big enough fan. Bummer, cause I would have loved seeing Eddie from front row.
Date #8 - this is one for the books if I ever did say so. So I was messaging 2 guys through a dating site…one named Matt, one named Aaron. Turns out they’re friends and Aaron ends up texting me on behalf of Matt and makes me believe he’s Matt who’s actually Aaron. I got seriously confused. I set up a date with Aaron (who did say he was Aaron, but I at first thought he was Matt) and just as I’m about to leave my house, he calls to tell me I’m meeting Matt. WTF you ask…yes, both these guys are actually in their 30’s…I felt like I was in the playground. So I go, cause now I’m curious. I meet with Matt and OMG…awesome! I actually couldn’t resist telling him how much material he was giving me. He was completely shy, nerdy, security/IT guy and was so freakin nervous, couldn’t look me in the eye. I calmed him down by telling him this was never going to happen…EVER!! He was super sweet though and I told him he’d absolutely be married before me, probably within the next 6 months. So we get onto casual conversation and I ask him what his favourite band was…his answer “The Barenaked Ladies”. True story…no word of a lie.
Date #9 - so I finally meet my “Trip Fontaine*” except it’s not high school, I’m 32 and he’s 40 (so he’s basically already entering his re-hab years…or should be) and then in week #4 he say’s “could you just shut the fuck up for a second” in front of his friend…and that was the end of that. Oh, and his 80 year old mother gives him 6:30am wake up calls or he wouldn’t get up for work. Seriously…another true story…never an exaggeration here, EVER!!
So girls, if this doesn’t pump you up for dating in 2011, I don’t know what will. Good luck out there dudettes, I’m off to surf and flirt with someone that looks like Eddie Vedder.
Single Chick (how much longer do I have to write that??!!)
*Trip Fontaine was the character played by the fabuloso Josh Hartnett in the even more fabuloso movie The Virgin Suicides.
Friday, February 4, 2011
1. Jon Hamm – God this Mad Men actor is sex in a suit, he is supposedly charming and fantastic in real life and that just makes him even more appealing to me.
2. David Beckham – The man can hit a soccer ball and model underwear, enough said.
3. Larry Mullen Jr. – Since I was young I have been in love with the Irish drummer of U2.
4. Rob Lowe – Is it just me or is he getting sexier as he gets older? It also helps that I haven’t heard any rumours of him sleeping with any 16 year olds so it’s all good.
5. Colin Firth and Hugh Grant – The accent, the Britishness and with Hugh the dirtiness of being caught with a prostitute somehow is appealing in a warped way. Don't ask...
BTW - I know my list is 6 instead of 5 but I’m single so I’m allowed to break the rules and dream a little. Also it's not like there is anybody right now who would mind me throwing in an extra night of debauchery for the fun of it.
Who are your 5, 6 or 10?
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
So I did something out of the norm, I signed up for a personal twitter account and am now tweeting. It may not seem strange given I am a blogger and I have a Facebook account but if you knew me you would know that I'm a pretty private person. My Facebook account has limited friends and I continuously delete comments, pictures etc...(that may just be my obsessive compulsiveness) but all in all these things aren't showing the real me just an online part of me. So why did I sign up and start randomly writing my thoughts for the world to read, well it came about because of a course I'm taking. The course is about new media and marketing and it's really interesting and it got me thinking about my internal fight with technology and how I go back and forth on the merits and pitfalls it presents. What I came to realize is that instead of fighting with it I am going to embrace it because it isn't going anywhere and if anything things are only getting better faster.
Like anything it's a rush at first but I'm sure I will get bored of it like I have with Facebook. But if any of you are interested in reading my random comments about life, feel free to look me up at BeebsinTO.