It’s the Debbiest day of the year

Happy day of unhappiness!

Apparently today is “Blue Monday” according to a study that says the third Monday in January is the worst day of the year thanks to the cold and the end of the holidays. It makes sense seeing as there really is nothing to look forward to now except spring, which isn’t for another 800 years. Surprisingly, though, I am not feeling my usual seasonal depression on this bleak holiday. It may be freezing out, but the snow has yet to come (fingers crossed it never does) and I just bought a fab new winter coat.

Ally’s mupload from Miami. Don’t get too depressed you little brat –

 

My mother, however, may be feeling the depression today. Happy birthday, mom!

 

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That’s so ‘early millennium chic’

I know I talk about betcheslovethis.com a lot, but  they have become a pop-culture phenomenon – so much so that I am adopting their lingo. And lately I can’t stop seeing things that they would ingeniously refer to as “early millennium chic” – the first example being the girl at the bar last night wearing a jean skirt and backless sandal heels. Woof.

Anyway, according to AOL’s Stylelist, crop tops are all the rage again. Looks like all the top designers are feeling a little nostalgic – longing for the days when it was acceptable for white girls to wear corn rows. I wasn’t lucky enough to attend any fashion week shows, but I’m envisioning models strutting down the runway to an Aaliyah tune (RIP).

We all know fashion always recycles – this is nothing new. But I’m excited because this is the first time I am reliving an era in fashion. I guess this means I’m getting old. Gross.

- Gwyneth got excited about this at the Emmys -

So to honor the return of the early millennium chic trend, I would like to explore some of the other late ’90s-early 2000s fashion that I would hate/secretly love to be able to rock again.

Platform Flip-Flops: Who doesn’t love a Frankenstein shoe? I’m sad to say I worked the platform flip-flop all the way to probably 2006. I’m even more sad to say that I still see them around and sometimes my mom still buys them for me. Where do you even find these, mom? Kohl’s for sure.

Glitter Nail Polish: Not only did my nails look like disco balls all throughout middle school, but they were also always varying shades of some unnatural color like blue or green or worse – yellow. Sometimes I added decorative touches like flowers painted on with a toothpick. I know that some crazy colors are back in, but here’s the rule I go by: if the color of your nail polish resembles that of a fungal infection, steer clear.

- I know, girl. I still have my roll on glitter too. That stuff never runs out. -

Roll-On Glitter: Since putting glitter on your nails clearly doesn’t provide enough sparkle, the most stylish of us knew that you had to roll it all over your face and body too. At the height of the Bath and Body Works obsession (circa ’98-’99) the company hit the jack pot with roll-on body glitter. I have to admit I’m guilty of showing up to my 5th grade Catholic school classroom looking like I just did the walk of shame from a rave.

- Trendy gerbil? -

Butterfly Clips: It’s hard to let go of things you once loved no matter how hideous they are. Just ask my friend (I won’t mention names) who wore her hair in butterfly-clip-esque corn rows in her senior portrait. Unless you’re Mariah Carey, you’ve got to let it go. Let the butterfly trend spread its wings and fly.

- Wow, Tyra. So pretty -

Crimped Hair: If you’re looking for that fried, damaged look for your hair but constant blow drying and straightening are just too slow, get a crimper. It’s the easiest way to look like you just got electrocuted. Just make sure you leave two straight strands in the front – hot.

The Little Mermaid is my idol

- Totes do this in the pool all the time -

So it’s like a million years away, but Disney listened to me and decided to release The Little Mermaid in 3D in September 2013. I’m actually not a fan of 3D movies at all because they hurt my eyes, and also I’m well aware that it’s not real life – I don’t need to feel like Mufasa is in the theater with me. Anyway, I can’t wait to see Ariel on the big screen! I haven’t seen it in theaters since I was one. Literally – it came out in ’89.

I <3 Traffic

- China traffic jam in its 9th day...woof city -

This might be a scarier prediction than anything apocalyptic: the world will become one big traffic jam.

It’s pretty obvious that as the world gets over populated and more and more cars are on the road, traffic is bound to get worse. But AOL Autos is reporting that Bill Ford, the great-grandson of Henry Ford (ironic), is predicting that traffic jams like the one in China last year that lasted DAYS will become more common in the coming years.

I’m seeing this article right after living some traffic horror-stories in the past week. Friday it took me 2 hours to go 42 miles turning my 3-hour trip into a 5 1/2-hour trip. Then it took double the time it should to get to the beach this weekend, and yesterday my hour commute turned into an hour of driving plus an hour of sitting in a highway-turned-parking lot while running out of gas and the will power to hold my pee any longer. After that, this article is the scariest thing I have ever seen. I’ve had enough driving for a while. Can someone please get me to NYC so I can get rid of my car (sorry green guy) and start complaining about public transportation instead?

Read the story: Bill Ford Warns The World Should Cut Down On Driving

This would make life easier is it actually happened: Norwalk I-95 bottleneck a priority for Malloy

I really need to invent something

I don’t know if I’m smarter than a fifth grader, but I’m definitely not smarter than this 13-year-old. This kid invented “ManCans” – you’re probably thinking “hello they’re called ‘moobs,'” but I’m not talking about man boobs. ManCans are candles with scents that appeal to men.

Candles have never been popular with guys, but it took the genius of a middle-schooler to figure out that it’s not that men don’t like wax and fire – it’s the scents. Duh!

So he invented these candles with scents that men would like. “ManCans offers eight scents so far: New York Style Pizza, Grandpa’s Pipe, Sawdust, Campfire, New Mitt, Fresh Cut Grass, Coffee and, of course, Bacon” – AOL

I think a pizza candle sounds really gross, but he’s selling 300 a week! Good for you little man!

Here is his website (it’s the cutest): ManCans

OMG Royal Wedding Day

So it happened; I didn’t watch, so I can’t say much about it. I am seeing Facebook statuses galore about it and it’s all over the internet, so I feel that I can’t just ignore it. It’s not that I have anything against it, I just didn’t get swept up in the craze I guess.

So the big news is that they kissed not once, but twice! But only because the first kiss was lame….Come on guys, act like you mean it!

- Getty Images -

And here’s a pretty picture of Kate….nice dress, simple – very much her style:

- Getty Images -

Also, congratulations Kate, you now have 3 titles and probably more to come. Better start writing them down:

“Queen Elizabeth II gave Prince William the title of Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton the title of Duchess of Cambridge before the bride and groom’s ceremony on Friday.

In addition to the dukedom, William also became the Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus, which means Kate will become the Countess of Strathearn and Baroness Carrickfergus.

That makes three titles each for the royal couple.” – AOL (has EVERYTHING you ever need to know about the wedding).

The bad news for Kate – you’re not a real princess :( except in the hearts and minds of your loyal fans/subjects that is.

So, that’s pretty much all I feel like saying on the subject.

Royal Wedding Fever!

Okay, so I don’t really get it.

I tried hard not to catch Bieber fever, but I have to admit that I did – “Baby” is a quality jam. However, royal wedding fever is just not as contagious for me. For example, this fine china is one of the most hideous things I have ever seen:

I do know people who are really into it though, and I think it’s hilarious. AOL has a whole page dedicated to this stuff. Check it out if you’re one of “those.” The “Royal Wedding Hangover” is slightly funny – it got a chuckle out of me (how British of me).

I will give these crazy Will and Kate fans one thing, though: That jelly bean really does look just like her!