I’m so disappointed in people, namely people that take to Twitter to throw insults. Gymnast Gabby Douglas has made history as the first American to win Olympic gold in both the all-around and team finals AND she’s also the first African-American to win the all-around title as well. Those are pretty spectacular accomplishments for ANYBODY, let alone a 16-year-old. Yet, some are attacking her because they think she has bad hair.
I remember being a little girl and watching Mary Lou Retton in the 1984 Olympics. She inspired me to start taking gymnastics. I HAD to take gymnastics because of Mary Lou Retton. Looking back, Mary Lou Retton was a great role model for little girls, and it is clear that Gabby Douglas is following in those footsteps. I didn’t know too much about Gabby Douglas this time last week, but I saw her routines the other night and was blown away. And then when I saw her amazing poise in a post-competition interview and heard what she had to say, I instantly became a fan. What an incredible young lady she is, handling the good AND the bad with dignity and grace. I’m not a parent, but if I were and had a daughter that looked up to Gabby Douglas, I’d be THRILLED.
And people want to attack her because they think she has bad hair? Give me a break.
Just some of the Twitter posts…
It goes on and on. Am I the only one that thinks this is TERRIBLE?? I am so tired of hearing about it. Let's focus on the GOOD stuff that the Olympic Games has to bring and stop being so negative and trying to tear people down.
And while we're on the subject of the good stuff that the Olympics has to bring, this picture just flat out makes me proud to be an American (with an internet connection)...
USA! USA! USA!!!
Two things I LOVE are Racing and Country Music. Like any fan of music, there are artists I love and artists that I don't love as much as the others. And like any fan of racing, there are drivers I love and drivers that I only love when their car blows up and they're out of the race.
I love Miranda Lambert. She pretty much rocks.
I don't love Danica Patrick. I want to. I love the IDEA of Danica Patrick... a beautiful girl that gets out there and takes on the guys. That's pretty cool. My big problem with Danica though is the whining. She whines. A LOT. And don't get me wrong, when somebody by the last name of Busch whines, I don't like them a whole lot either. Ironically, my favorite driver is Tony Stewart. Does he whine? Yep! But not as much as he used to. And his whining is different than a Busch brother or Danica whining. I can't explain it. It just is. Tony Stewart is THE MAN.
Anyway, I want to like Danica. I'm trying. The fact that she is driving for Tony Stewart helps. It's just hard to get past the whining.
And then I saw this video to Miranda Lambert's new song "Fastest Girl In Town." Danica just scored a ton of points in my book.
What's funny is that I saw ESPN do a piece on Danica this past weekend and they were playing this song in the background. I remember laughing to myself, thinking "Fastest Girl In Town... haha... I get it, but that's NOT what this song is about, ESPN!" And then look... Danica shows up in the video!
I admit it, this is a pretty good video. Danica's growing on me...
I was just reading an article about “what not to wear to work” and I’m feeling like a bum. The
temporary agency Adecco commissioned a report that surveyed more than 1,000 American adults and… let’s just say that my dressing habits are worse than I thought.
Among the findings:
72% believe that strapless or backless tops and dresses are inappropriate for the workplace. I’m OK with this. I don’t even own anything strapless, and if I did, I certainly wouldn’t wear it to work. I would be terrified of a wardrobe malfunction in front of my co-workers, in which case I could never come to work again out of sheer humiliation. But that said, I certainly wouldn’t be “offended” if somebody here came to work sporting something backless or strapless. Frankly, I don’t care what you wear as long as you do your job! Well, unless it was a hairy guy. But that’s another blog for another time…
But here’s where things start turning bad… 59% said that shorts are inappropriate at the office, 76% said flip flops are inappropriate, and 35% said open-toed shoes in general are inappropriate. Thank goodness I don’t know the people that were surveyed for this. They’d hate me. Take today, for instance. I had to go with one of our salespeople to meet with a client and I have on a cute dress and a pair of bright red peeptoe pumps that I think are ADORABLE. Now I learn that 35% of people would not approve of my footwear. That’s crazy. These shoes are SO cute and I thought they were just fine to wear to a meeting, but I guess not. Yesterday, I was seemingly more offensive, as I had on a dress that, again, I THOUGHT was cute, but as I walked by the mirror in the restroom, I realized it looked more
like a bathing suit cover-up. And yes, I was wearing flip flops yesterday too. I guess I am just one faux pas after another to the respondents, but see, I totally disagree with the 76% that said flip flops are inappropriate. There are so many cute flip flops… flip flops with jewels, flips flops with sequence… you’re telling me that it’s “inappropriate” to wear those to work? Come on! We live in West Georgia and East Alabama and flip flops are what we wear!
I guess I should REALLY thank my lucky stars that the respondents didn’t see me the other day when I showed up to work in a Lynyrd Skynyrd t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops. They probably would have taken me out back, shot me, and threw me in the dumpster. “Any girl that would dare wear a Skynyrd t-shirt to work… BE DAMNED!!!”
Then again, I work in radio, so who cares? It’s not like I’m on TV and it’s not like I’m
constantly in front of people. The days I have to meet with people outside of the office, I make an effort to dress nice. If I were on the sales side of radio and were constantly getting out and meeting with people, I would dress nice as well. And if I worked in a law office or a classy establishment or somewhere with “professionals,” I’m sure I would have a totally different outlook too, but since I’m in radio… the on-air side of radio… they’re lucky I don’t show up in my pajamas when I oversleep.
On a side note, something tells me that the respondents would lose their mind if they knew I occasionally brought my dog to work, while wearing flip flops and shorts, of course…