Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Upgrade You

I can't help but post about Beyonce again. There are just so many things about the woman that are impressive.
Here are the videos I have been watching over and over and over again lately:

Not only is Beyonce a grown ass woman, but she also just does whatever she wants. I am impressed with her marriage to Jay-z, because they are both as successful as they have ever been.

As part of a secret online women's society, I have a growing appreciation for powerful women in our culture. Beyonce is probably the greatest, but these women are also definitely worth mentioning:

Uma Thurman
Natalie Portman
Meryl Streep
Bettie Paige
Marylin Monroe
Sister Mary Giles

This is a work-in-progress list.

The latest news from the Hope College front is that my prof from New York, John Silvis is here today! I am going to get coffee with him and Chelsea, and then sit in on the information meeting about NYCAMS. I think it's fun when I get to be a representative for different programs.

Also I've just been generally very happy, and that's probably due to one person in particular.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


three things about this weekend that were good or strange:

the cashore marionette show: the marionettes were incredibly well crafted, everyone in the audience looks like drama professors, it was sold out

the alumni club was here: except they didn't get here until 7 am on sunday morning, it was mike's birthday, the dudes stayed for a second day, it was really really great

went to the Windmill twice: jamison paid for mike and i the second time, also got the breakfast sandwich, also just... so good.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Grammys

I normally don't watch any awards shows, mostly because they are too long and I end up not knowing half of the people that are on it.

This year, though, I had to watch the Grammys because Beyonce was performing. As of 2009, I have realized a full-blown obsession with Beyonce. Basically, she is my role model, for so many reason. These photos are just a few reasons.

All of these photos are stills from Beyonce's new video "Videophone" featuring Lady Gaga. I have to say, Lady Gaga looks like an emaciated alien next to Beyonce. Not only are her eyes blazing read, but she also doesn't have a clue how to move her body. Beyonce, on the other hand, has such incredibly powerful moves. Here is a link to the video so you can see for yourself:

The first time I watched this video felt like I had motion sickness. Then, I had to watch it again because i couldn't even believe what I saw. I would venture to say that Beyonce is one of the most powerful woman forces in the world. My personal favorite look of hers from the video is when she is sporting the Bettie Page hairstyle. That is exactly how I want my hair to be. The fact that Beyonce wanted Lady Gaga in the video is a smart tactical move, and also very generous. In my opinion, Gaga has very little sustainable talent. Beyonce is helping her enjoy the fame while it lasts. I really think that by the end of 2010, Lady Gaga will be a fleeting memory. I mean, how many "funky" outfits can you really shock people with?

Not only do I respect Beyonce and Jay-Z's marriage, but also their talent and presence in the music industry. I think that they have a good amount of integrity behind what they do, and are surprisingly good at staying out of the tabloids.

Basically, Beyonce is taking over the world, and I fully support it.