So, Serena Williams ended her US Open bid last night after losing to unranked Kim Clijsters. The controversial conclusion culminated with officials awarding Clijsters a match-ending point for unsportsmanlike conduct on Williams’ part. After being called for a double fault Williams approached line officials and had some words:

Sorry for the crappy quality,  but Serena says “I swear to God I’m gonna take this f***ing ball and shove it down your f***ing throat, you hear that? I swear to God”

Now, I’m not going to say I’ve never lost my temper playing sports. I’m a competitive individual- in fact, most of my high school teammates can attest that an official had to remind me to watch my mouth on more than one occasion. I understand that sports and competition can be extremely passionate and emotional, especially when a professional like Williams has so much riding on a win or loss. But blatant disrespect of officials is inexcusable and in my opinion the lowest form of unsportsmanlike conduct. A big fan of the Williams sisters, I must admit I’m really disappointed in Serena’s actions on the court. A lot of athletes and celebrities dismiss this aspect of their fame, but like it or not, if you’re in the public spotlight you are a role model for younger generations that aspire to be in the same position. Angry outbursts and other displays of unsportsmanlike conduct (both on AND off the field/court/green/whatever) seriously diminish the integrity of competition…and if actions like Williams’ are what the next generation of professional athletes are exposed (not to mention desensitized) to now, who knows what will be the norm ten or even 20 years from now?

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Ok, hopefully Rachel Zoe won’t be after me for using “I Die” but I couldn’t think of anything else to describe how I feel about these. Last month I posted photos of Hellz Bellz first foray into footwear, a collab with Vans. Well Lanie and the Hellz ladies just posted photos from the upcoming Hellz x Reebok release on the Hellz blog. I thought I loved the Vans, but these are literally to die for. Must. Have. In. My. Closet. Now.

They won’t be out until November, so for those of you with me on your christmas list, I wear a size 6. I just might not be able to wait for December 25 though, so I will definitely start saving.

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I love how they can be worn with the high tops rolled down. So versatile! Also digging the studded detail which is all over absolutely everything this season.


I have one word and one word only for this pile of disgustingness. Pathetic.

Just when we thought we got away from all the baby mama drama surrounding Sarah Palin and her motley crew, Levi Johnston (Bristol Palin’s baby daddy) decides he hasn’t quite milked his 15 minutes for all they’re worth just yet…and seizes the opportunity to pose nude for Playgirl magazine. No, I’m not joking. TMZ is reporting that Johnston has been spending lots of time in the gym getting nice and buff for his shoot. No word on when these photos plan on surfacing, but trust me when I say I will not be viewing them. I almost didn’t want to do this post, but I figured if I had to be warned of this horrific event, I wanted to share it with you all. You’re welcome.

Ugh. Are we supposed to WANT to see this naked?

Ugh. Are we supposed to WANT to see this naked?

First of all, what the HELL is Johnston thinking? He is [in]famous for being a teenage father. What’s more, why is he more focused on fame and fortune than he is on taking care of his baby? And finally, what kind of batshit crazy world is this kid living in that he thinks people are actually gonna go for this stuff? Yes, I realize that by posting this, I am giving him exactly what he wants…more attention. Therefore, I’m just gonna step away from my computer and go clean out my puke bucket.


I know, I know…this is my third post about the Twilight series. I promise, this blog isn’t being completely taken over by my favorite obsession, but I couldn’t resist posting the latest trailer for New Moon. Apparently it will premiere at the MTV VMA’s Sunday and is also playing in the previews before Friday’s horror release Sorority Row. Anyway, here it is…be sure to watch it before it’s taken off.

So, what did you think? Since I’ve officially moved over to Team Jacob, I personally feel there’s way too much focus on Edward in this one, but fans of the sparkly stud will undoubtedly get their panties in a bunch over the shirtless scene in Volterra. Me? I’ll stick to my buff underage werewolf, thanks!

Thanks to Perez Hilton for originally posting this.


Gossip Guy.

12Sep09

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I did a double take when I read the second sentence of this article on NYDailyNews.com. According to a recent study in the UK, men who gossip outnumber gossiping women two to one. What?!?! Especially knowing the habits of my friends (you know who you are) and myself (yes, I’m guilty too), I’m skeptical that these stats ring true for us here in the US. I don’t know a female who DOESN’T love sharing “the skinny” with a friend…we’re all guilty of it and it’s time to accept it. The guys I know, on the other hand, seem more focused on sports, beer, and of course, us ladies. I doubt they’re calling each other up because whatshisname and whosherface ended their facebook relationship, but I guess I could be wrong. What do you think…which sex is guilty of the most gossip?


Eargasm.

11Sep09

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I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. Hova is king of the hip hop/rap world, in my opinion at least. There’s just something about Jay’s swagger that draws me to his music- and his cockyness is definitely not misplaced. His rhymes have always had more substance than anything out on the radio (Soulja Boy, anyone?) and you’ll never catch him jumping around like a jackass talking about his BIG ASS CHAIN.  Not to mention, he’s married to Beyoncé, one of my biggest girl crushes. I took an early morning trip to Best Buy to pick up Jay-Z’s latest release The Blueprint 3 today, and was almost literally blown away. Although the entire album leaked onto the web a week or so ago, I purposely stayed away from any and all sites where snippets and/or full tracks could be found or discussed. This album is the first I’ve actually gone to the store for and bought in years, and I was so excited for it. Now I’m sure most of you think I’m biased since I’ve previously confessed my love for Jay, but believe me when I say this album is dope. I couldn’t find a track I disliked, which is pretty unusual for me. So go out and buy it or download it off iTunes- it’s definitely worth the $. Packed with high profile collabs, the track list includes already-released singles “Run This Town” ft Kanye West and Rihanna, as well as “Death of Autotune”, but also has quite a few more guaranteed hits, if they’re released as singles.  My favorites are “A Star is Born” ft J.Cole, “So Ambitious” ft. Pharell, and “Young Forever” ft. Mr. Hudson.


Updates…

11Sep09

Sorry guys! I know it’s been forever since I did a post, but school and work have kept me so busy for the last week or so…not to mention I added a little boy to my family, bringing our grand total up to 2! Haha. No, I haven’t been mysteriously hiding a pregnancy for the past 9 months…I adopted a puppy! His name is Tyson, and he’s the love of my life. Rob and I went to pick him up from a shelter in Elmira a week ago today, and needless to say Ty has kept me on my toes. He’s a 4-month-old boxer/mastiff mix and he’s already 40lbs! He’s gonna be absolutely huge and I can’t wait.  Here’s a picture I took on his first day home: Tyson

Don’t you just want to squish his little face? I guess you could say I’m a proud mama.

In other news, my 21st birthday is rapidly approaching. Feel free to send presents. I had to make a dreaded trip to the DMV to renew my license, but I was so excited to take another picture. First of all, I know I look way younger than I am, but at 16 I looked about 12. And I had this weird hair thing going on…not what I wanna be whipping out at the bars on my first night of legal debauchery. So, I took steps to prep for a good photo this time. I showered, blew my hair out (for those of you who know me, you know that happens once in a blue moon), and even put on a little make up. (which happens even less frequently!) I got up in front of that gray screen, gave my best “i’m cool as sh*t” smile and felt confident…until the clerk turned the computer around to show me my photo. 3 tries later, my drivers license photo is still disgustingly unflattering.

I guess my point here is…does ANYONE have a good drivers license photo? If you do, I wanna see it. I seriously don’t know anyone who does. I think those cameras are specially made to make everyone look horrible. What’s worse is that the DMV knows this! I found this transcript from a radio show on NPR where they interviewed DMV employees and asked for tips for a good license photo.

Also, if you’re looking for a few laughs, I found this site which features some funny id photos.

Whew. Ok, I promise I’ll have a few more posts out over the next few days…let me know what you wanna read about!

xoxo.