Meggings

So here’s the deal. There is a new fashion trend going around for men. Perhaps you may have heard about these non-pants; if not, let me introduce you.

 

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Those things covering that dudes legs are “Meggings”….yes, they are men’s leggings. Skinny skinny-jeans were bad enough…but this just takes everything to an entirely new level!!

Let me just make a few comments.

  1. EW!!! 

  2. After Lady Gaga’s meat dress incident, do you see your female friends walking around wearing meat? No, you do not. Thus, after the Justin Bieber and Russel Brand meggings incidents, we should not see any of our male friends walking around wearing these atrocious substitutes for real pants.
  3. The only positive thing about these, is that they are cheaper! The Stylish Fox sells meggings for only $12.60!! You are saving SO much money by reducing the amount of material needed to make your pants. Congrats.
    To my amusement, The Stylish Fox has size options for meggings….really? Let’s be honest here, I’m pretty sure they only come in extra extra extra small.
  4. I will admit that us Yoopers (Yooper: a term used to identify people who live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) wear a clothing product that resembles meggings. Our men wear this almost daily for the large majority of the year….it is called LONG UNDERWEAR. 
  5. Get a grip people. No guy should be confident enough to wear meggings. 

 

In summary:

It is never okay for men to wear meggings. The only exception to this would be in the case of a man getting onstage and dancing ballet.  ….Men, are you planning on dancing ballet for us? No? Yeah, didn’t think so.

Meggings-free is the way to be.

I’m serious.

-stay stellar-

 

For more info: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/13/meggings-trend-anderson-cooper-video_n_2294919.html

Being Rad in R.A.D.

Guess what time it is!! …That’s right!! STORY-TIME!

At my University I decided to take a health promotions class (for only 1 credit) titled “Rape Aggression Defense” (or R.A.D. for short.) Was I nervous to take this class? Absolutely. Did it end up being way more fun than I had anticipated and make me feel like a boss? Absolutely.

You are probably wondering, “What is it that makes RAD so special and fun that this crazy chick would blog about it?”  …I’m glad you asked. The normal training part of RAD is just like (what I would imagine) any normal self-defense class would be, but the real fun happens at the end of the semester when you get to beat up cops. Yes, you heard me right…we got to beat up cops.

Side note: To those of you who are getting arrested all the time…this does NOT mean that you can beat up cops. Also, don’t try this at home. Or in your neighborhood. Or when you get pulled over. Now that we’ve cleared that up, let me tell you about this super fun cop experience.

Even though I had been practicing and training for months to be able to do the fight simulation at the end of the semester, I was still nervous. Let’s be honest here, I’m super skinny, have zero muscle and not a whole lot of strength….I had good reason to doubt my fighting abilities. For the simulation both the “victim” (myself) and the “bad guys” (the cops) had to wear lots of padding (naturally). Then, they turn off all the lights in the padded room (with the exception of a teeny tiny lamp in the corner), and you have to fight off not one, but two cops and escape to the other end of the room where the “safe zone” is. Sounds fun right? No. It is freaking scary.

I got shoved up against the wall. I got picked up and thrown over the cops’ shoulder. I got bear hugged. I got tackled to the ground…twice. And there were a lot of other things in-between that. Good news folks, the class worked!! I was able to get away every time! And let me tell ya, they were not being easy on me because I look small and weak….they make you work to get away. After the first time, I began to realize how fun it was…so I then proceeded to do the simulation four more times. By the end I was completely exhausted.

My hip and shoulder and punching arm are so sore today.

Worth it.

Plus, I am no longer afraid to walk to my car at night.

-staystellar-

P.S. I survived! BACK OFF!

Aside

Dear stay stellar fans:

I must say that I was shocked when I discovered that I STILL have people visiting my blog everyday! Since I haven’t posted in such a long time, I just assumed that my blog was sitting around being lonely and forgotten. In fact, there have been times when I have considered deleting! So, for those of you who still visit and faithfully read (or perhaps even re-read) posts from…what? last year? Thank you. I now vow to try my best to resume writing for your entertainment.

p.s. to the person who e-mailed me a while back to comment on my Llamas With Hats video postings….you are  one of the larger inspirations for me to revive this blog. Thank you.

Yours truly.

-staystellar-

Gotta Give ‘Em Points For Trying

So today, this kid who is in one of my classes used the smooth, “What homework are we supposed to be doing?” line to strike up a conversation.

It worked.

I was being a little short with the guy and felt kind of bad so I humored him and asked him about his major (and some of  the other normal small-talk topics that we use when we either have nothing worthwhile to talk about, or we don’t feel like putting real effort into a conversation) and it was a pretty average conversation.

Oh, woops. Spoke to soon. It got even more average.

The next words out of his mouth were, “Soo…do you like to party on weekends and stuff?”
“No. I’m not a party girl, AT ALL!”
*AND THEN IT GOT AWKWARD* (I think I shocked the dude)
“Oh. Well, me and my housemates are throwing a party this weekend if you wanna come?”
“Thanks for the invite, but I’m just not really into that kind of thing…”
“Oh.”
“Yeah, sorry! See ya later!” 

Poor kid…..shoulda done some more research before asking the grade-obsessed, super conservative girl to party.
Gotta give him points for trying though…

staystellar

New Years Resolution

Well, once again I have failed to keep my promise to blog more. Maybe I should just stop talking about it.

I’ll begin by filling you in on my New Years. This year I chose to to be normal and come up with a fun and do-able New Years Resolution. I decided that I would try to be “on time” in 2012. Those of you who know me (and attempt to hang out with me) know that if I say “I’ll be there at 5:00”, that it is actually code for, “I’ll be there at 5:30…or later.” I’m terrible at being on time, absolutely terrible. It’s a wonder I still have friends!  SO, anyways, I woke up on January 1, 2012 and got ready for church. Guess who showed up 25 minutes late? You guessed it! I did!!! (I had a good excuse…my sister was sick, but still.)  Really? Is this even real life? My resolution lasted all of 8 hours! Let me tell ya folks, starting off a New Year with failure is not the way to go. I’m doomed.

In other news, I have sinus congestion and it is very possible my ears are going to fall off of my head as well.

staystellar

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Tweeter Twatter Twitter

Today I joined the world of Twitter.

Clearly I’m behind the times…I should have joined a long time ago, but better late than never! I’m finding that I’m oddly addicted….I spend my day looking and listening for things that will make good tweets. Dork alert.

Basically the whole point of this post is to tell you to follow me. My twitter name is : AnnaRoslyn

Also, I’ve decided to start up my blog again….I know I’ve said that time and time again…but I think it will actually be true this time. So stay posted and staystellar.