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  • Friday, March 01 2013 @ 08:42 MST
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Random Thoughts I'm always happy when I realise that I've made it through the January and February. Today seems more like New Year's to me then New Year's Day ever does.

Beautiful

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Chantelle Rants I hardly knew what to do with myself while watching the Oscars last night. At least four women around my age graced the stage and (GASP!!!) they weren't thin! In fact, they weren't even close to what is generally considered “healthy” by today's media.

Because, you see, “healthy” has become the new buzz-word when discussing the unacceptable largeness of women who the media feels have no business being all uppity and successful. Within the next week, several so-called “nutritionists” and “health experts” will appear on various TV shows and news casts all discussing how the larger ladies of the Oscar evening are all going to convince young girls to stop caring about how they look and eat whatever they want. I mean, heaven forbid! Can you imagine a world where women grew up to like themselves and are focusing on something other then their outward image?

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  • Monday, February 25 2013 @ 08:30 MST
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Random Thoughts Thanks to James for a lovely evening. Not only did he provide a nice spread of food and drink, his impressive knowledge of the movies if helpful for someone like me that doesn't get to the movies to often.

Also, thanks for letting us bring the munchkin.

Sincere and Classy

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  • Monday, February 25 2013 @ 08:20 MST
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Random Thoughts Unfortunately, I haven't seen Jennifer Lawrence in a movie yet. However, I have to say that I found her to be incredibly graceful under pressure. She took a small tumble up the stairs on the way to receive her award and was able to make light of it before doing her heartfelt acceptance speech. I also loved her dress, it was elegant and lovely colours.

Dame Shirley Brings Down the House

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  • Monday, February 25 2013 @ 08:04 MST
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Pump up the Volume The Oscar party I attended last night was a lot of fun and I was genuinely entertained by the show. Dame Shirley's performance was a definite highlight for me:

Regimental

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  • Sunday, February 24 2013 @ 08:46 MST
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Random Thoughts Oh man. It's windy days on the parade square all over again.

Just Watch It

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  • Wednesday, February 20 2013 @ 08:29 MST
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Chantelle Rants

And now for something completely different...

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  • Monday, February 18 2013 @ 07:50 MST
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Pump up the Volume Sometimes I wake up with a line or two of a long-forgotten song in my head. It's time to get your 1980's on because it's all in here:

Successful Women

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  • Monday, February 18 2013 @ 09:47 MST
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Chantelle Rants For once, a Fox News reporter didn't offend me. Check out this video and see how uncomfortable the nutritionists gets when the reporter points out that she's too thin.



In all fairness to the nutritionist, she's not being totally crazy with her advice. She's pointing out that losing 10 to 20 pounds is a reasonable step to being healthy. I don't disagree, I struggle to keep my weight down and can certainly see a difference in my performance in various activities that I take part in when my weight is higher than I would like it to be.

However, the notion that young girls will see successful women like Adele and Kelly Clarkson and stop caring about their health is ridiculous. In fact, when women of all ages are exposed to photos of women that are a variety of shapes and sizes, they are more likely to take care of themselves and not get into dangerous diet habits. What's even more irritating, is that I don't see the media doing stories on how young boys may not be concerned about their appearance because of actors such as Seth Rogen.

Insert Girlie Scream Here

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  • Monday, February 18 2013 @ 08:43 MST
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Pump up the Volume If this doesn't make your Monday 1007 kinds of cool you are dead inside and I will arm myself with my cricket bat the next time I see you.


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