Sunday, September 28, 2014

This scene is so much better in the musical.

Vivienne: Run home, Elle, and change out of your skank costume.

Elle: Oh, is THAT what you see, Vivienne? How unfortunate. Because I am Gloria Steinem undercover, circa 1963, researching for her feminist manifesto ‘I was a Playboy Bunny.’ Are you calling Gloria Steinem a skank?

Enid: Who’s calling Gloria Steinem a skank?!

(Source: michaelsocha)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tagged by: jottingitalldown

  • Name: Melissa
  • Nickname: Mel
  • Birthday: 02/28
  • Gender: Female
  • Sexuality: Hetero
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Time zone: EST
  • What time and date is it there: 2:15pm, September 26th
  • Average hours of sleep: 8
  • OTPs: Heron
  • The last thing I Googled was: ”In-n-Out in Canada?”
  • First word that comes to mind: Dad jeans
  • What I last said to a family member: Love you! (to my mom in an email)
  • One place that makes me happy and why: Bookstores because they always feel safe and cozy and like home even if I’ve never been there before.
  • How many blankets I sleep under: 1 (or none)
  • Favorite beverage: Pina Colada
  • The last movie I watched in the cinema was: Guardians of the Galaxy?
  • Three things I can’t live without: Something to read when I’m alone and waiting, someone to call when I’m nervous or excited, somewhere to go when I need to feel at home.
  • Something I plan on learning: EVERYTHING
  • A piece of advice for all my followers: Don’t let other people shame you for your passions. Liking things is nothing to be ashamed of.
  • My blog/s: This one, my Disney one, my fitness one (see sidebar)
  • You have to listen to this song: Recovery - Frank Turner
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Whatever, I’m A Basic Bitch


Okay. I’ll admit it. I’m a basic bitch.

So what if I like the feel of hot, pumpkin spice coffee wrapped around my hands. Yeah, you like my nail polish? It’s Essie in “Take it Outside.” That’s taupe with pink undertones, motherfucker. I got bottles of em in 30 shades of gray, cranberry, wine, merlot, a different kind of cranberry. They are all puns. What of it? Don’t you like the beautiful nuances of the English language? The word trickery that this celestial landscape can paint?

Hold on, I’m going to Instagram my coffee. So what? I have great boots on. You can see the coffee cup and the boots at the same time. I think it’s an aesthetically pleasing picture and I want the people in my life to see it. Why do you fucking care? Why do you care that I like my coffee like I like Idris Elba: covered in artificial pumpkin and in my mouth?

And yeah, it’s fall and I’m happy about it. Fall is great. I like leaves and a slight chill. I happen to really enjoy jacket weather. I have a lot of great jackets. Sorrrrrrry I’m not sitting in a puddle of my own tears crying because summer is over and I can’t go eat a tomato corn dog or whatever.

Also sooo sorry I’m taking my hard-earned cash to go and buy a candle that smells like a MARSHMALLOW so I can have a MARSHMALLOW HOUSE and watch HOCUS POCUS IN IT. Oh! Sorry NOT SORRY. I thoroughly enjoy my marsh house and my tea with lemon and my comfy sweatshirts from V Secret.

Okay, you’re really gonna come at me because I like yoga pants? Do you know—do you know how COMFORTABLE yoga pants are? Putting them on is like being swaddled like a little baby, except as a baby you never noticed how good my ass looks in yoga pants. My ass looks absolutely incredible in yoga pants. And don’t get me started on my tummy fat—it’s like it’s not even there.

What’s it to you that I’m going to brunch? I happen to really enjoy eggs. I don’t care what you do with them. Put some goat cheese on that bitch if you nasty. Put some hollandaise sauce on there, too. Funnel me a mouthful of bloody mary’s and a spin class. It’s Sunday and I’m alive.

Yes, that’s almost a Lena Dunham quote.

Yes, I drink red wine. It has heart healthy benefits, you uncultured toad.

Yes, I listen to pop music and I’ve liked a few old pics of Marilyn Monroe because I respected her as a comedienne. Yes, I like truffles. Leave me alone! All kinds of truffles! Ground ones and Godiva ones! Leave me alone! I want to enjoy my shows and things without you hassling me! I’m not basic! I’m a real human being with varied emotions and complicated energy and all kinds of hobbies!

So come on, call me a basic bitch. Come at me, bro. I’ll be over here, enjoying my blowdried hair and puttin blueberry muffin recipes on pinterest.

You blueberryless motherfucker.

compassionandcupcakes and I were sort of chatting about this while in line for our seasonally appropriate Starbucks beverages the other day.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Apple & sweet potato soup with homemade bread. #jjmmeatlessmondays

Apple & sweet potato soup with homemade bread. #jjmmeatlessmondays

Saturday, September 20, 2014
I’ve been dying to see this for so long that it still doesn’t feel real. Emerald City here we come! #wicked_musical #iheartmusicals

I’ve been dying to see this for so long that it still doesn’t feel real. Emerald City here we come! #wicked_musical #iheartmusicals

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
frenchpan you’re the one who first introduced me to that colour!

frenchpan you’re the one who first introduced me to that colour!

Monday, September 15, 2014

In my book, it’s fall.

My nails are painted my favourite fall colour - OPI’s Caffeine Fix

And I’m drinking pumpkin chai tea with just a little bit of maple agave.

Mmmmmm fall.

Fish tacos with red cabbage, guac, and pico de gallo. #jjmmeatlessmondays @juleemz @jordanncouture

Fish tacos with red cabbage, guac, and pico de gallo. #jjmmeatlessmondays @juleemz @jordanncouture