Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This Is For You, Sue!

Ya'll know I'm not posting for a few days...
taking a break to catch up.
However, I needed to post this special pic...
for my good friend, Sue, over at

Smile, Sue...
and have a great day!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Busy As A Bee!

I am busy as a bee...
but maybe not as busy...
...as these bees!
I didn't know
it was going to be so hard
being a nurse on top of everything else!

So I am taking a few days off to catch up...

Going to Round Top/Warrenton..

Treasure Hunt prizes go in mail...
Monday!
Be back in a few days!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

I Can't Help Myself!

I can't help myself...
you know that!
Right?
I will just apologize...
in advance!
Just wanted to let you know...
Lurch and I have
leased a limousine
and are on our way
to Warrenton/Round Top!
What?
No, I wouldn't leave Karen!
She is coming too!
I told you I am not
always responsible
for my actions!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Renaissance Chick Assignment for Wednesday!

You know that thing
in life that
you have been ignoring...
and you miss?
Here is your assignment:
On Wednesday,
post a picture
of what you miss...
what you want to...
REVIVE...
RENEW...
REAWAKEN!
If you read today's comments,
you know that Cher
would post a picture
like this!
Post your photo
for assignment
What I Miss Most!
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Now, while I have your attention, let me ask you a question...a bizarre question. For all you Ru Paul Drag Race watchers...don't even act like you didn't watch it...did the female impersonator (who is pictured below on the right)...the alter ego of Rebecca Glasscock (yes, that is her name)...remind you of anyone?
Well, this is who
he reminded me of...

Do you think
Ru Paul is a
Renaissance Chick?

See, it's men like him...
Who make women like me...
Feel bad! :)


Monday, March 23, 2009

Why a Renaissance Chick...Part II

Because it is time for
a REVIVAL!

Because I need my voice
heard in the crowd...

Because I need
to be healed...

Because I was raised Southern Baptist,
I know all about REVIVALS!


WHAT?

Renaissance isn't about that
kind of REVIVAL?


Well, actually, I already knew that. I have always been confident that my degree in Literature would come in handy one day...and I was right! The Renaissance is associated with the words REVIVAL, RENEWAL, REAWAKENING and REBIRTH. It is time for a revival in my life...a revival of interests. I have spent so much of my life making a living and surviving that I neglected the things which make my life worthwhile. So it is time...I'm having a REVIVAL and you are invited!

Do I hear an AMEN?

I invite you to join me on my journey
of RENEWAL and REAWAKENING!

On The Renaissance Chick blog, let's not be afraid to state our real opinions...to display our true feelings...to be the voice in the crowd! Let's learn to appreciate who we are...where we came from...and where we are going! Let's create an atmosphere where this is no wrong answer and no judging tongue.

It is time for a REBIRTH!

Are you a Renaissance Chick?







Thursday, March 19, 2009

You Have Got To Be Kidding Me!

Are we so warped that we think
a size 8-10
is a "plus size"?
photo courtesy of Top Model

Taken from an article in The New York Times:
"In December 2006, Tyra Banks was shooting the exotic-location portion of “Top Model” in Australia when she was photographed in her one-piece bathing suit at the beach. It was an extremely unflattering shot, and the tabloids went crazy; one called Banks “America’s Next Top Waddle.” Banks was incensed. “It really made me angry,” she told me earlier. “What bothered me is that they were saying there’s something wrong with a woman’s body if she’s not super-skinny. I did not shed tears, but I called my talk show and said, ‘I want to say, loud and clear, “You can kiss my fat ass.” "
Pictured above with Tyra Banks is Whitney Thompson, first "plus size" model to win the Top Model contest. Whitney is a size 8-10!



photo courtesy of ABC

Taken from Meghan McCain's blog:
(Meghan McCain responds to Laura Ingraham’s attack on her weight: Why is this topic still a socially accepted prejudice—and why in the world would a woman raise it?)

Recently my not-size-0 body has come under fire again by the conservative pundit Laura Ingraham. On her radio show recently, she sarcastically commented that I was “too plus-sized to be a cast member on the television show The Real World” and needled me about my weight with a comment about Barbie's 50th anniversary. Instead of intellectually debating our ideological differences about the future of the Republican Party, Ingraham resorted to making fun of my age and weight, in the fashion of the mean girls in high school. I responded on Twitter by saying, “To all the curvy girls out there, don’t let anyone make you feel bad about your body. I love my curves and you should love yours too.”

But now that numerous media outlets seem to have picked up on our tiff, I believe it warrants a more thoughtful response than can be contained in 140 characters. I have been teased about my weight and body figure since I was in middle school, and I decided a very long time ago to embrace what God gave me and live my life positively, attempting to set an example for other girls who may suffer from body image issues. I have nothing to hide: I am a size 8 and fluctuated up to a size 10 during the campaign. It’s ridiculous even to have this conversation because I am not overweight in the least and have a natural body weight.

But even if I were overweight, it would be ridiculous. Ingraham is more than 20 years older than I and has been a political pundit for longer, almost, than I have been alive, she responded in a form that was embarrassing to herself and to any woman listening to her radio program who was not a size 0.

In today’s society this is, unfortunately, predictable. Everyone from Jessica Simpson to Tyra Banks, Oprah Winfrey, and Hillary Clinton has fallen victim to this type of image-oriented bullying. Recent pictures of Pierce Brosnan’s wife, Keely Shaye Smith, on the beach in her bikini raised criticism about her weight and choice of bathing suit—as if the woman should be wearing a giant muumuu to swim in the ocean. After Kelly Clarkson’s recent appearance on American Idol, the first commentary I read on the Internet was about her weight gain instead of her singing.

My weight was consistently criticized throughout the campaign. Once someone even suggested I go to a plastic surgeon for liposuction. Afterward, I blogged about loving my body and suggested critics focus their insecurities about women’s bodies elsewhere. On the other side, my mother was constantly slammed for being too skinny, so the weight obsession of the media and our culture goes both ways. It also goes to both parties. Hillary Clinton has consistently received criticism for her pantsuits and figure. Whatever someone’s party, these criticisms are quite obviously both wrong and distracting from the larger issues at play.

The question remains: Why, after all this time and all the progress feminists have made, is weight still such an issue? And in Laura’s case, why in the world would a woman raise it? Today, taking shots at a woman’s weight has become one of the last frontiers in socially accepted prejudice.
I think I must agree with
Erma Bombeck...
"I've excercised with women so thin
that buzzards followed them to their cars!"

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Why A Renaissance Chick...Part 1

Do you ever feel like you were
meant for another time in history?

A time where you would be
treasured for having the real
shape of a woman?
A time when natural breasts
and rounded tummies
were beautiful?
A time when the round shape
of a woman's backside
was a sign of beauty?

I've always said
that I would have been a sex symbol
in the Renaissance years.
What happened that made women
ashamed of their soft curves
and alter their natural shape?





Plotting...

Why does everybody think
I'm up to something?
I'll see you all tomorrow!

Sunday, March 15, 2009