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Some Brilliant Input

I spend a lot of my time at work in the dressing room in front of my laptop, either reading or writing. In this entry I thought I would cover some of the latest stuff in the news. Although I feel like I have brought up my thoughts and opinions on most topics over and over here in the blog and I do not want to repeat myself. Therefore I don't write as much about some stuff anymore.
For example, last night my friend Fatima asked me if I had heard of this thing when you steam your vagina cause she wants to try it....maybe. I was like DUH, I wrote a blog about that in 2011!
So contrary to popular belief Gwyneth Paltrow was far from one of the first to write about V-steaming but her platform reaches millions. Mine doesn't (but it SHOULD, right?). Besides, Chai-Yok has been around in the Asian communities for a long time. Way before Gwyneth Paltrow.
Anyhow.....let's get started. Some brilliant input on some of the latest from me.
A few weeks ago the current Pope (Pope Francis) made this statement, "We see that people do not want to have children, or just one and no more. And many, many couples do not have children because they do not want to, or they have just one -- but they have two dogs, two cats ... Yes, dogs and cats take the place of children," the Pope said. "Yes, it's funny, I understand, but it is the reality. And this denial of fatherhood or motherhood diminishes us, it takes away our humanity. And in this way civilization becomes aged and without humanity, because it loses the richness of fatherhood and motherhood. And our homeland suffers, as it does not have children."
Ehhhhh....what now? I think it is GREAT that people do not have kids or decide to have "just" one. In fact I wish that everybody that reproduces stops at one or two. First of all, the world IS overpopulated. There are not enough resources for all here now and for future inhabitants of this planet, so stop having so many kids! I feel that people that squeeze out four or more kids are selfish and careless. Second, many of the people that do have children should NOT have any. So many bad "parents" out there. Children SUFFER unspeakable abuse in the hands of "parents". That is not parenting!
Currently in Afghanistan parents are selling their children because they can not afford to feed their family. Selling their children on markets. Hard to imagine that some have to resort to that. No child should be born into those kinds of circumstances. So that some of us are RESPONSIBLE and opt out of traditional parenthood and have four legged children instead should be recognized as something positive. I decided as a teenager that most likely I would not be putting children into this miserable world and I have not regretted this decision. Besides I think that I love animals more than I love random people. Well....I know I do.
Then Pope Francis talked about adoption. He suggested that people that can not biologically have children should adopt instead. I think that people should adopt instead of having biological children. There are abandoned children in every country, take those in and care for them. But ONLY if you intend to be a good parent.
The Pope should address all the sexual abuse the priests in the Catholic church are guilty of instead of suggesting that people have more kids. The Pope should also look over draconian abortion laws that force little girls as young as 11 to give birth after they been raped because abortion is illegal in the country they reside in.
Pope Francis gets a big thumbs down from me. His views are backwards.
In New York City a vigil was held this evening for a young woman, Michelle Go that was showed to her death in front of an upcoming subway train. Some say that this is one of many Anti-Asian hate crimes. And I looked into some of the perpetrators of Anti-Asian hate crimes and many of them are black. Just like the man that pushed Michelle Go in front of the train. Had this been a white man showing a black person in front of that subway, Portland and other cities would had been on fire (again) tonight. With crowds yelling Black Lives matter. I guess no other lives matter for some huh? Instead people are peacefully gathered in Times Square for Michelle Go. I can not imagine how Michelle's family are coping with this. From what I have gathered Michelle was a wonderful and kind human that contributed to society, so it is a huge loss that she is gone.
And two other young women lost their lives recently in senseless murders while at work. Kristal Bayron-Nieves got shot in New York City while working as a cashier at Burger King over $100.
The offender got caught and yelled at the crowd, "Fuck You all" and ranted about reparations for 400 years of slavery. Is that how you do reparations, by shooting an innocent 19 year old girl while she is working?
Brianna Kupfer was found stabbed to death inside a store in Los Angeles while at work. Only 24 years old.
In 2019 Tessa Majors got attacked and stabbed to death by THREE guys in New York City, they wanted her cell phone. Tessa was only 18. The defendant's pro bono attorney pointed out that "the boy was born while his dad was incarcerated and had a “turbulent childhood,” growing up in public housing and homeless shelters." OK. A bad childhood. I feel for children that grow up like this.
How about we start pushing for NOT having children when your life is in shambles and you cannot provide a stable and safe environment for your offspring? Maybe picking better Fathers for your children? Simply hold off with having children until you ACTUALLY CAN provide what they deserve.
All those young women murdered over nothing. They will never come back. And there are more.
ALL the offenders are black. I see a problem. I guess some people would be quick to label me a racist after making that statement, I am just giving the facts.
Almost daily I read or hear that mental health is dwindling here in the US and most likely in other countries as well. It is very obvious to me that poor mental health is raging. Yes....have more children people! Poor mental health + having children = disaster. Just look at people's behavior at airplanes. Like I don't want to get on an airplane, simply because I don't want to be potentially stuck with some psycho having an episode.
A rat, Magawa recently passed (from old age I hope) that sniffed out landmines. A man got a pig heart transplant. I don't know if that particular individual deserved this grandiose gesture after reading about his past but he did receive the world's first pig-to-human transplant (I hope he is grateful). Dogs are seen as man's best friend. Cats are beloved pets. So are many other animals as well. ❤️ Animals are giving SO much to us, having said that I feel it is time, it has been time to seriously look over how we treat animals.
Treat them better, give them MUCH better living conditions and stop eating so much meat. I promise, your ass won't starve if you start eating less meat. In fact you will most likely get healthier.
And severely punish the lowlife scumbags that mistreat animals, big AND small animals. Make trophy hunting illegaI everywhere.
No animals should be used for human entertainment. People that abuse animals should get locked away for a long time, they belong in the same building as child molesters. Locked up for life preferably.
Jamie Lee Curtis spoke on her striptease scene in 'True Lies', saying that it was a powerful experience and that she felt like a bad ass. She is getting applauded for this statement. I am sending applauds to all the ladies that strip on a regular in clubs across the US. Badasses all of them. YOU got some dusty backwoods view of strippers (I personally refer to myself as a dancer)? Shove them deep up yer ass where they belong!
"Prince" Andrew of the United Kingdom.....WTF? I know I am not the only one that feels that monarchy has got to go. That is a prince? Not my kind of prince. To mention some other winners, how about Albert of Monaco and Juan Carlos of Spain that abdicated only to give the throne to his son (of course), look into why he abdicated. Such bullshit. These families, often inbred for ages, born into a lavish lifestyle funded by working people. Retire monarchy.
Do something useful with taxpayer's money instead of supporting this madness.
And lastly just for giggles......some white trash wedding party in Barstow got broken up by the police. I guess there was just too much fun, like violent wrestling. Who doesn't want that at their wedding? Even the pregnant bride got tasered (!) and detained and there were children present. Beautiful! That is #GOALS right there! What advice did the Pope give to human kind again? Have more children? A great example right there of idiots that should NOT have children. Collect cars and beer cans instead. Reminds me strongly of somebody from my past, that is why I am throwing it in here.
That shit is right up his alley. Fun life.....NOT.



New Year New Shoes

I held on to these shoes (for work) for a looooong time, I finally reluctantly gave up on them after both pairs fell apart.



They are up for grabs to the highest bidder! I know YOU need these on display in your living room.
Now this pair I actually decided to save so I located a cobbler. I think they got some life in them still. Let's see if the cobbler can patch up my bejeweled treasures.



So new year....new shoes. And I also decided to try something new for me and move up a size in height. I have been wearing 7 inch heels for a long time but got a pair of 8 inch heels….and yes it is noticeable and I like it.



See the height difference?



And if you think that is a crazy tall heel, I work with girls that balance on 10 inch heels. Stilts. Almost. And they move around effortlessly and gracefully in them too.



Display Of Carrots

One more food related entry.....Went to the grocery store this evening and saw this amazing display of carrots. Somebody took their time to make this for us shoppers. I stopped, looked at it.....admired the art because to me this is art. Complimented it to the produce guy working. Then I got a strong feeling of gratitude. For the abundance of food at my fingertips. All I have to worry about is getting to the grocery store (and I never had to worry about that either) and once I enter the store there is more food and goods available than I would know what to do with. And in some parts of the world people go hungry. Or walk for miles to find food and water. Where we are born shapes our life in so many ways.
Do you ever stop and look at the variety of goods available at the grocery store.....like is it necessary to pick in between 30 kinds of razors, way too many deodorants, all the different cheeses, yoghurts and everything else that comes in so many varieties?
We are so spoiled. I am beyond grateful for my life, really. I tend to forget this.



Fresh fruits and vegetables.....all kinds.



Upon leaving I decided that I am going to print out the picture I took of the carrots and write the grocery store a thank you note for everything and include the printout of the carrots. A big thank you for everything that is available to me as a consumer and everything the people that work at the grocery store do for me. Like creating a beautiful display of carrots. Thank You.



Latest Food Habits

My latest food habits are as follows.....fresh green beans. I fry them up with a pinch of salt and a LOT of hot chili oil. I love spicy food, great for clearing mucus out of the nose. Healthy.



I recently discovered this juice, an immunity juice full of vitamins. Plus a Vitamin D gel cap for extra boost.



The last two entries have been food related - I feel like Martha Stewart. Need to switch it up with something else. Stay tuned!

Vitamin Shots

Do you take vitamins? I do once in a while in pill form. But I have been drinking these vitamin shots that I get at Trader Joe's for some time now. They come in a few different varieties - C, Turmeric, Ginger and Vitamin D & Zinc. I alternate between them. I like!



So the virus is making rounds. Not sure what to think about this virus that has been occupying our lives since early 2020 now. I can say this....I personally do not know anybody that has died from COVID or with COVID, on the other hand my friend died a short time after taking the J&J vaccine. And yes I think that he would had been alive still had he not taken the J&J vaccine. And yes I know that people have died from COVID as well.


Final Pictures

And.....the final pictures from my beach shoot back in October. What a great way to start off 2022, with with pictures of me for several days in a row!












Beach In October

And here are a few more pictures of meeeeee on the beach in October. ;-)
So I got this outfit, it's not a bathing suit, not really sure what to call it (lingerie?) so let's go with outfit, from Fredrick's of Hollywood. And I did not manage to put it on the right way for the shoot. It is a bit complicated with many strings and clasps and when you are trying to change on a public beach out of your regular clothes into something else, something that is complicated to put on.....you don't always get it right. The right way to wear looks much cuter, it's actually supposed to come down over one shoulder like super sophisticated and all.
But I had to fasten it in the back back with a hair tie.
I got a black one as well and if I do a shoot in that one I will make sure to figure out how to put it on the right way beforehand.









More Beach 2021 Pics

More of the beach 2021 pics. It was a bit cold that day, I was the only person wearing a bathing suit on the beach, everybody else had much more on.....but hey those are the things you do sometimes.
Me and Barry actually planned to shoot a week earlier but it was raining. On October 1st it was sunny but windy, my hair was blowing all over the place and I was constantly trying to get it out of my face.
Here are three pictures, check back tomorrow for more.







October 1 2021 Beach Shoot

Three months ago on October 1 2021 I met up with my friend Barry that happens to live not too far from me now in WA, back in the day we both lived in Las Vegas. I have done several photo shoots with Barry over the years (search for Barry in the blog to see our stuff).
So back in October we drove to a beach in Oregon and spent a couple of hours shooting. Here are some of the pictures, I will put them up in a few entries.
And since we live in the time of plastic surgery, photo shop and filters I just want to say that these photos have zero filters, little photoshop like the light has been adjusted but no body parts have been made longer, thinner or larger and I have no plastic surgery. So if you are expecting to, or used to seeing unrealistic looking people on social media.....that's not me. I am hoping for the pendulum to swing towards the natural look cause if it does - I'm it.













First Day Of The New Year

The first day of the new year is here. Hello January 1st 2022!
Just like Christmas and my birthday, my New Year's Eve was uneventful. I did entertain the thought of driving to Seattle just for the night to watch the fireworks show from the Space Needle but changed my mind. It seemed too complicated in the end. Like where would I watch it from? I am not familiar with Seattle. So I stayed at home.
All night. Had somebody told me when I was 17 that one day I would stay home all night on New Year's Eve and be OK with that I would had been like.....nooooooo way, I will never stay home on New Year's Eve! But here I am, staying at home like a real fogbone. (Fogbone = boring, kind of lame oldie....basically me).
I did make a very yummy drink that I will drink again. Pink champagne with raspberry sorbet and fresh raspberries. Not only is this drink Tati approved for being pretty, it is also good! You can't see it in the pic but there is a dollop of raspberry sorbet in the glass and a total of six raspberries floating around. YOU NEED this drink!



My 2021 was kind of stressful and at times difficult (even very difficult) but also good and happy of course. I am hoping for less stress, less personal turmoil and some clarity. Basically I am hoping for a less complicated year ahead. I need peace and calm. I really do. One of my friends told me that I need to become more selfish, that I care too much about others and need to put myself first and center. And I know this.
I have been taking baths for a few nights in a row now and scrubbing myself really well and thoroughly moisturizing. Tonight as well. I spent the first day of the year arguing with a family member (not a great start at all), then I had separate conversations with two friends, good long talks......I stayed in bed until late afternoon, had coffee in bed, ventured out in the evening for a walk, ate good (as always). A cup of evening tea. Took a bath like I mentioned already. Had a face mask on, watched Netflix. I try to spend the 1st day of the year as calm and good as possible. Just doing things that I like. It was almost like that except for the argument, which was no good. Kind of sad.
Well friends.....I will leave you with that for now. Happy New Year.