Hello, Blogland, it's been a while. I've got to be honest, I've been lacking blogspiration lately. I've been a little more focused on my transition period from Norman townie to Carrollton townie...ahh the joys of joblessness! I know, though- how selfish, of me, right! Seriously, though, this change is tough for me... Norman has been my home for 5 years and I am going to miss all of the wonderful people in my life who are here tremendously.
But enough about me... I figure I'd take this opportunity to take a look at some other (self-)important ladies and how they are handling transition in their own lives. Please note that all photos are in a before-after format (including my own, above!).
The Good: Ok, I've given Demi Lovato a lot of flak lately, but really the girl is entering that "i'm not a girl/not yet a woman phase" with a lot of grace. She has taken her look from "young emo-ite battling miley/mandy for youtube supremacy (side note: who is leslie and why did mandy get the shaft as BFF in See You Again?)" to "smoldering pop princess who is probably trying to look a little too mature, but in a non-skank way." And really, that's kind of all you can ask of any young Disney star these days. I'm still not buying into the whole Jemi relationship, although you have to admit they are kind of darn cute together. If they are still an item after the Camp Rock 2 premiere and their joint tour stint, I will concede to the point that they are legitly an item. Anyways, Demi's latest foray into the adult world was a guest spot on last week's Grey's Anatomy. She played a patient suspected to be crazy, and she had a good performance. She matured her career the RIGHT way- not with raciness or scandal, but with a more grown up acting role. This was a good way for her to test the water and prepare us all for when she no doubt moves away from her Disney career. Way to go, Demi!
The Bad: I'll give her this: true to her word, she's just bein' Miley. And what Miley seems to be is a B-Spears, Lilo hybrid in-waiting. It's unfortunate, really. Remember when I said not too long ago that she seemed to kind of have her stuff together finally? Man, was that short-lived. I'm really surprised more people aren't appalled by her new video. I can see how it could be considered not that bad compared to the Gaga and Britney videos out there, but the big problem here is the disconnect. She's STILL Hannah Montana! How are young girls supposed to reconcile squeaky clean with skankalicous? Not to mention, the video had a ceremonious premiere on E! and was billed as the next step in the evolution of Miley. The move seemed so calculated and drummed up, that it feels so forced. It's like, "Miley is edgier, and more grown up, and we want you to know that." How stupid are we? It's becoming clearer all the time that she is going down the Britney/Lindsay road, and she has no adult forces stopping her. It's sick, really. And her stupid new song isn't even good. Next.
The Ugly: Heidi Montag Pratt isn't exactly a spring chicken (but I guess if she's not...neither am I- cue: denial!), but why is she so eager to look like a 40-something tranny? This girl is hardly joke-worthy... she is THAT pitiful. At first she, Spencer, and their crazy antics could be chalked up to trying to make 'good' tv... but by getting 10 procedures at one time, she crossed that boundary and did something that pretty much legitly messed her up for life. Her body image is so distorted, she believes her already too large breasts need to be even larger! She literally looks like she is made of plastic... it's disgusting. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone, save her crystal-toting hubbie Spencer, that finds her remotely attractive. It's so sad, because if you look at pictures of the original Heidi, she is a cute girl! Hopefully she will serve as a cautionary tale rather than a model to young girls.
Anywho, I think we've learned a lot here today. Maybe Miley isn't the inspiration we've all (I've) thought her to be. Maybe Jemi is not just a fairytale (read: delusion) out of a Taylor Swift Song. Maybe Heidi's implants have reached maximum capacity, maybe not. Can't wait to find out all these things together, readers. Also, I'm sure neither person remembers this, but I promised shout-outs: Shout out to Rohit and Jay, two of my fabulous Norman peeps! I hope you boys enjoyed reading about teeny boppers and skanks as much as I enjoyed writing about them.