Month: June 2014

A Disney Princess

I look around me and I see plastic & pristine emulations of artifacts from the American frontier. I’ve been standing in the center of a herd of overheated humans. Is this torture? An apocalypse? Nope. It’s Splash Mountain; we’re “roughing it.” It’s here in this line at Disney World where I feel most human. As …

You’re SOOO pretty!

Don’t forget to compliment yourself today! Retro Princess Pixie/Pirates know what matters.

You’re SO pretty

Don’t forget to compliment someone today!  

From Superior Smirk to Sparkling Smile

Bosses running around me like chickens. Color coded papers being separated into piles but somehow simultaneously dissapearing. Data entry specialists overflow with papers on their desks. It seems impossible that the computers can store all this stuff. The bagels are stale. The coffee is cold, and I’m too sleepy. It’s days like this when I …

Now That’s a Beauty Queen

One of every four college women in the US survive rape or attempt at rape. In South Africa, it is more likely for a woman to be raped than educated. –documented in Brave Miss World Many of us hear about rape, encounter it or avoid it. It dwells in every human realm. Social class, nationality, …

A Picture of a Perfect Friday. Cheers!

Julia Roberts in the film, Pretty Woman, finds luxury in her own (perhaps not highly recommended) way, but bubbles bring out the best in all of us!

Let’s get physical!

Feel the burn from back in the day.

“Step up!” “Step down!” “Step up!” screeched the bobbing blonde on the mini stage into her mini microphone. I could barely hear her above the 90s pop, “Pump, pump the jam, pump it up!” When I was around 6 or 7 yrs old, my mom would take me to her Step Up classes. I would …

Movie bubble madness…

Retro snapshots: scenes when the birds and the bees are thinking, geeze! Featuring Jane Russell, Mad Men and Marilyn Monroe!  

48 Colors of Stress Relief…

So when I told my friend, a successful psychologist, that my new technique for stress relief was painting and coloring (yes, as in coloring books!), she didn’t seem surprised…surprisingly. In fact, she was so supportive she found an actual coloring book for grown ups and gave it to me on my birthday. It’s one of …

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