Random musings and activities of a 30 something mom, potential sprint triathlete, vegetarian, dog and cat owner, and a evolving urban homesteader just trying to do the right thing in life for my daughter and the world around us. If the blog seems random, it's because life is and hits us all at 100mph.
Friday, December 29, 2006

PostHeaderIcon Bratz are Whorez

I think part of being a parent is denying your kid things you think are bad for them. Parents have no problem telling their kid they can not have a Coke for breakfast, so why when it comes to toys parents are willing to throw just about anything under the tree?

Advertisers want children to beg and cry for what they want until their parents finally concede. Neglect is sometimes giving a child exactly what they want.

This Christmas, my beef is with :

Also known as Bratz.

They look like pole-dancers on the way to a strip club ( no offense to the pole-dancers I know, but come on...... there's a reason those clubs are over 21...).

No child really needs a slutty looking doll. Seriously.

I think the original commercial for these doll-shaped hellspawn sums up their message well: "Don't theorize! Accessorize!"

Are these dolls creating immature sexuality or simply reflecting what is already there? To find out, let's not forget your phallic accessories that every 6 year old needs:

"The sweet and sassy Bratz Babyz™ flaunt it on the most funked out furniture! Take a sweet seat on a donut chair or banana split lounge, and hang out in Bratz Babyz™ style!


* Beautiful Bratz Babyz™ Design
* Fits 1 Bratz Babyz™

Donut Chair

* Spins around and around!

Banana Spilt Chair

* Moves up and down!

*Features and Accessories May Vary"

WTF?!? "Flaunt it on funked out furniture?" Who in the hell would want their young daughter flaunting "it" (Whatever "it" is since these are marketed to pre-teen kids) on anything? And these "baby bratz" are being marketed to the under-7 crowd.

So don't give me flack when I ask for the gift receipt for the fugly little Bratz doll you bought my 4year old for Christmas and tell me to "loosen up" when I tell you it's not coming into my house.

You want to know why? Because in 7 or 8 years from now you'll be saying "I just don't know how little Tanqueray became a fugly little slut..."

Right now you think your daughter dressing like their favorite dollz is cute.....Yeah, you're daughters aren't Slutz, they're Bratz.

Trash in, Trash out.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006

PostHeaderIcon Ok, so I was walking behind these 3 blondes...

(true story)

Ok, so I walking behind these 3 blondes at the airport (in their mid-late 20s?). All size 0, all just got back from a (obviously) massive shopping trip out of kc, and all wearing stilleto boots and the whole 9 yards..... (yes, JoCo stereotypes, lol).

As I get closer behind them on the way to the baggage claim area, I hear the middle one exclaim (in her best valley-girl voice):

"Yeah, I don't know why they make bags that big. I mean, if they're going to charge you to take it on the plane, why make them that big?"

Blonde on my left: "Soooo unfair."

Blonde on my right : "Yeah, you shouldn't have to pay."

Am I guessing right here? That they bought a extra-large suitcase, filled it full, exceeded the 70# limit the airlines have, then probably spent their whole trip complaining about it?

Maybe it's just me, and airports are a never-ending amusement for my people-watching hobby....

but I had to share a story that I could start off with, "so, there were 3 blondes walking and one blonde said....."

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Quotes as I come across them......

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, an hour, a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it last forever.” ~~~Lance Armstrong

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." ~~~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I like running because it's a challenge. If you run hard, there's the pain----and you've got to work your way through the pain. You know, lately it seems all you hear is 'Don't overdo it' and 'Don't push yourself.' Well, I think that's a lot of bull. If you push the human body, it will respond." ~~~Bob Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers general manager, NHL Hall of Famer. (Will-Weber's "Voices From the Midpack" chapter.)

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.~~~Denis Watley

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly. ~~~Thomas H. Huxley (1825 - 1895)