Friday, June 02, 2006
  mariah carey creeps me the hell out
(after that thoughtful post, how about i move onto something superficial. i try to shake it up, ya know.)

i realized that every time i see mariah carey, she's kinda posing the same way. i did a google image search for mariah, and sure enough - she always faces the same way. do a google search for "mariah carey right side" and you get this, which explains that, yes, she demands to be photographed from her right side only, as she considers it her good side. i had heard of things like that before, namely i think a rumor that barbra streisand has the same sorts of demands. but, like, to really see the evidence of something like that.. yeah, wow.

i mean, the whole good side/bad side thing has merit; i tried it out once with a photograph of mine; you know, when i first heard about the whole symmetrical-face theory, i used a straight-on headshot and replicated the sides so i could have a full face of my right side and a full face of my left side. one side is significantly more attractive.

but anyway, regardless, isn't a little crazy to actually pose for pics like that? a little, um, superficial? a little self-absorbed? anyway, i thought that was weird.

also, she is completely nuts. every few months, i see pics of her outside "walking her dog" and she's always completely glammed-up and slutted-out. to "walk the dog". (also here. and here. that poor dog looks so confused.) mmhmm.

there's also, but i don't even know what to say about that.

needless to say, the lady needs help.

ADDENDUM: now she's in a pepsi commercial - watch it! it's hilarious! she is faced the SAME WAY for the whole commercial. singing, smiling, going down a freaking slide.. all from her right side! crazy!
Ha ha! I love The Superficial!
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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