As a guy who gets to talk with a good amount of people...those in blissful relationships, those going through divorces, and those who have yet to "Love", I hear a LOT about this "Unconditional Love" thing.
Now, also as a man who knows LOVE...Loves Love...and shares it however he can, if there is one thing I have learned about "Unconditional Love" from each of these folks it is this:
It's what present and involved parents have for your kids, it's what your parents (if present and involved) had for you, and what God (if you choose to believe) has for everyone...even crack-heads...
But for everyone else who is not the almighty creator...it comes WITH CONDITIONS. This is not negative, this is not a downer, this is reality.
Lets say you were in love with someone...and day in and day out, they came home, punched you in the mouth, cleaned out your bank account, and slept with your friends...if you truly loved them "Unconditionally", you'd be cool with that...correct? You'd just laugh it off as a quirk, kiss em on the cheek, and call it a night with an ice-pack.
Therefore, unless given factors present..ALL LOVE COMES WITH CONDITION OF RESPECT...EVEN BEFORE TRUST...RESPECT is the fertile soil in which love's seeds grow!
So, while the concept of "Unconditional Love" is a great one...I think the world needs to take another look at this one...because...well...out of respect comes honesty...and honesty, trust....and I respect someone enough to say unless there is mutual respect...it comes with a condition.
Chuck and Woo, Please DO NOT use my name or post my email address. I have a big issue at my office. My boss is a female pitbull. She's horribly controlling, talks down to ALL of us, she's verbally abusive and just a terrible person to work for. She has no emotion but anger. Working for her is miserable but it pays the bills. I work with about 20 other employees who ALL feel the same but nobody will say anything to her. Nobody will put their foot down to say 'HEY - You can't treat us like this'. I am willing to speak up. My husband said that it is a bad idea & will only end in me losing my job. I feel like if I talk to her and tell her that we all HATE her, she might soften up. Right? I can only hope. Maybe she doesn't know how rude & demeaning she is? I'm over it. What should I do? Will this backfire?
HERE'S YOUR PINK SLIP...The Stone Temple Pilots fired founder and lead-singer Scott Weiland yesterday. How did he find out he was fired? He read about it on Facebook. OUCH! They have not said why he was fired, but Scott said he's focusing on his solo tour, which kicks off Friday.
'American Idol' recap: Zoanette survives into the semifinals
Moving on to the American Idol semifinalists round: Zoanette Johnson, Candice Glover, Janelle Arthur, Breanna Steer & Aubrey Cleland. Tonight, the men get their shot. Last night, Zoanette delivered a dramatic, polarizing performance of The Lion King's Circle of Life.
Celebrity Blogger Perez Hilton Is A Dad
Congrats to the ORIGINAL GOSSIP BLOGGER! Perez Hilton has become a dad. Mario Lavandeira, Jr. announced the baby news in a post on his website PerezHilton.com Wednesday. He included a photo of himself cradling the unnamed baby boy - who was born earlier this month. Congrats!!
Tom Cruise jets Suri to London for five-day stay
FLYING IN STYLE...at 6 years old. WOW! Actor Tom Cruise hired a private jet to take daughter Suri from New York to stay with him in London. He is filming a sci-fi movie called 'All You Need is Kill'. Producers allowed him time off so they could spend time together. Paparazzi snapped pics of Suri boarding the jet...blankie in hand. AWWW!!
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian moving to Paris
ADIOS KIM-YE! Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly moving to Paris. He is planning to move there for 2 months to work on his clothing line and new album. She is expected to join him. The rapper performed an intimate gig in the French capital earlier this week.
Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' No. 1 for Fifth Week
Congrats to POINT artist Mumford & Son's!!! Mumford & Sons' "Babel" remains at No. 1 for a fifth non-consecutive week. "Babel" marks the longest run at No. 1 for an album by a duo or group since 2004. The last group to reign for more than 5 weeks at No. 1 was Creed, with "Weathered" in late 2001 and early 2002.
Tina Fey says she won't host Oscars in 2014
It's a big fat NO! Actress Tina Fey says she won't serve as host of next year's Oscars. Fey and Amy Poehler earned rave reviews when they headed up the Golden Globes telecast last month. Oscars host Seth McFarlane recommended them for next year. Tina says “the gig is just too hard.”
Alright so I still eat like the half ton woman, but not as often, and i've found that I actually enjoy eating lots of fruits and veggies when I thought I would hate it. My boyfriend calls it pig food, cause I chop up a bunch of things and mix it together and TA DA! Its good. haha
I don't think I could ever give up my favorites: Chicken wings, pizza, steak, frog legs, deer... i'd be devistated.
Basically I've been eating "cleaner" WHICH MEANS incorporating more healthy foods lately. I've never been on a diet, but people tell me ALLL THE TIME " OHHH ASHLEYYY YOUR METABOLISM WONT BE LIKE THAT FOREVER, YOU NEED TO STOP EATING SO MUCH PIZZA AND CHICKEN WINGS."
So, now, instead of eating pizza and chicken wings a majority of the days of the week I incorporate a wide variety of foods, but I still eat foods I love A LOT! And its so nice trying new things and I've grown to love fruits and vegetables, never thought I would! Luckily ive never been a fan of snacks, like cake rolls or twinkies or whatever else 7-11 sells. The texture of those "cake treats" freak me out and they taste horrible. Its like chomping on spongebobs corpse.
So I havent made any MAJOR changes, I just incorporate more healthy things such as:
1. more fruit
2. more veggies
3. I only drink water, green tea, or chocolate soy milk. (and sometimes beer... well lots of times beer AND NO I dont like that low calorie stuff)
4. more eggs
im a big fan of smoothies now. usually i add a bunch of fruit, a handfull of spinach and some chia seeds and its always delicious. You should really try it out, its really not that hard to make and you can put whatever your heart desires in them. For example one day I used strawberries, bananas, peanut butter, and almond milk for a more filling snack like smoothie. I feel like a little diva chef when I make these fancy things!
I've been making a bunch of salads lately too, usually a bunch of veggies cut up with a dash of salt and pepper and you dont even need dressing. I find that so weird, I use to pour dressing over everything but it seriously taste AMAZING without! I make all my salads with spinach and then depending on whats in the fridge it usually consist of:
1. green pepper
2. red onion
9. (sometimes I throw in grilled chicken, shrimp, or salmon)
One of Kyles favorites has been my Avocado Nectarine Salsa/Salad. It's such a great snack!
You cube up:
Then add 1 TBSPN of lime juice and a dash of sea salt and ta daaa!!!! All the flavors really go well together
If you have any yummy dishes you'd like to share comment below! I love trying new things!
Below I put some pics of some of the things i've been making lately, and posting on instagram obviously haha YES those are frog legs, and the dish with the meat and veggies is deer meat :)
The HollyWooWoo Report Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
High risk: Andy Dick to compete on DWTS
The new cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' was revealed this morning on GMA! So who is hitting the ballroom? Here's a hint : Wynonna Judd, Kellie Pickler, Aly Raisman, Jacoby Jones, Sean Lowe, Victor Ortiz, Andy Dick, Lisa Vanderpump and D.L. Hughley. 1st of all I LOVE Lisa Vanderpump. I adore her!!! And 2nd of all...Andy Dick is a LIABILITY for that show! OMG! That guy is a train wreck. He's been in and out of re-hab so many times. I wonder if he is sober now? Let's hope so! ABC will debut Season 16 of DWTS Monday March 18.
Spoiler alert: The Bachelor's Sean Lowe Reveals Final Two
DON'T READ IF YOU TIVO'D THE BACHELOR LAST NIGHT!!! After 3 incredible dates in Thailand with the remaining women, The Bachelor's Sean Lowe said goodbye to early favorite AshLee. BYE BYE Ash!!! She was very visibly upset - she left Sean's side without saying goodbye. She refused to be walked to the car. And the exit interview was AWKWARD!!! Oh it was bad. Catherine & Lindsay are the Final 2...my money is on Lindsay. Love her!
Oscars memorial tribute leaves off notable names
Lots of angry relatives in LA this morning! And it's not just because they were left out of Ben Affleck's speech. Nope. Some notable stars were left out of the memorial tribute at the Oscars Sunday night. Missing from the list were Andy Griffith, director Gore Vidal, actor Sherman Hemsley, athlete-turned-actor Alex Karras, and actor Conrad Bain!! The Academy has yet to issue a statement or an apology.
Jennifer Lawrence propositioned by Jack Nicholson
Well this would make an awkaward pairing!!! But in Hollywoood...older men LOVE the younger ladies. So here's what happened...Actress Jennifer Lawrence was shocked when Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson hit on her following her Oscar win. He compared her to a former girlfriend and told her he would be ''waiting'' for her. FOR REAL!!! HA HA! He is 75. She is 22. Her face was pricless when he approached her! It was awesome!
Chris Brown parties without Rihanna at Oscars bash
Where was RiRi? Hip Hop star Chris Brown showed up at Elton John's Academy Awards viewing party Sunday night in LA without a date...that's right, his girlfriend Rihanna was NOT by his side. However - they are NOT breaking up. She was busy working on her new album, so he hit the town...no pun intended...alone. HA! Last week, he and Rihanna enjoyed a romantic vacation in Hawaii for her 25th birthday. BALLA! Must be nice...
Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Pose For Steamy Magazine Cover
While they continue to spread their love all over the world...Rio, Paris & LA - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have posed for the cover of a French magazine. He’s topless, while she grips her man. It is a very racy photo!! Google it. It’s their first joint magazine shoot since they began dating early last year...and it prob won't be their last. Rumor has it baby photos of their 1st child could fetch up to $10 million from PEOPLE Magazine. WOW! Can I have a baby with Kanye? HA!
Janet Jackson says she married Al Mana last year
THE SECRET IS OUT! Janet Jackson knows how to keep a secret: Her rep has confirmed she and Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana were married last year. LAST YEAR?! She went 365 days without one peep. WOW! She is a good secret keeper. This is her 3rd marriage...and 2nd top secret trip down the aisle. JJ secretly married Rene Elizondo Jr. in 1991. They separated in 1999. Her 1984 marriage to James Debarge lasted 3 months.
Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom get engaged
She musta liked his you know what in a box!! Sorry - I had to sya it. Actor and SNL comedian Andy Samberg is engaged to musician and singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom, his girlfriend of 5 years! CONGRATS! No word yet on a wedding date. The couple attended Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica. Andy served as host of the event.
"My co-workers and I recently attended a charity bachelor auction that one of our MAJOR clients produced. I bid on some of the guys just for fun and won a date with a potential client. Awkward - yes, but it was kinda part of the job. And my boss is ecstatic and he's pushing for me to close the deal on this "date". However - my boyfriend is outraged and says the bid and date are cheating and if the tables were turned I would be furious!! I'm trying to convince him that it's just for work. This guy means nothing and I am obligated to go out with this man. What do you guys think? ~Sarah"
Michelle Obama reveals 'Argo' as best-picture from White House
Mr Affleck is waking up a HAPPY man this morning!!! Actor turned Director Ben Affleck's "Argo" won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. "Argo" won 3 trophies, but "Life of Pi" led with 4. From the White House, first lady Michelle Obama opened the envelope & read the winner...which I thought it was random she was there. I also thought Seth MacFarlane as a host was...ODD. But I will keep the rest of my thoughts to my-self. All in all - the Oscars were fun. Just a bit too long!
Kristen Stewart cuts foot on glass, but shows up anyway
Kristen Stewart got the sympathy award at the Oscars last night...she also forgot to brush her hair. HA! KSTEW said she cut her foot on glass Friday and showed up on crutches. She literally hobbled up the stage to present an award with actor Daniel Radcliff.
Jennifer Lawrence trips and falls as she climbs the steps
Actress Jennifer Lawrence was fell in her gorgeous DIOR dress after tripping up the steps on her way to accept her Best Actress award. She was still adorable during her speech & smiled through it all! She is my new FAVE actress. I adore her! She is a breath of fresh air, right?
'Jaws' music silences long-winded Oscar winners
How about the 'EXIT' music for long speeches last night at the Oscar's? HA! That was almost funnier than Seth. The theme music from 1975’s “Jaws” was used twice last night to wrap-up long acceptance speeches. The music was used when "Life of Pi" won for best visual effects and again when "Searching for Sugar Man" won for best documentary feature.
'Dancing with the Stars' announces football player Jacoby Jones for Season 16
The "Dancing with the Stars" Season 16 cast announcement is tomorrow morning!! I am soo excited!!! AGH! I do love this show very much. ABC announced during the Oscars that Baltimore Ravens’ football stud Jacoby Jones will be on the dance floor this spring. Other rumored names: Sean Lowe, Emily Maynard, and singer Kellie Pickler.
Christina Applegate Weds For Second Time
Congrats to XTINA!! Christina Applegate is a married woman after exchanging vows with fiance Martyn Lenoble over the weekend. The couple wed in front of family and friends at their home in Los Angeles on Saturday. They began dating in 2008. They share a 2-year-old daughter, Sadie.
MC Hammer facing resisting arrest charge
Rapper MC Hammer was arrested outside a mall in Dublin, California last Thursday. He was booked and released. He vented on Twitter Saturday, claiming a mall cop verbally abused him as he sat in his car. He described the cop as a "chubby elvis-looking dude."
So I had some mixed reviews about my subscription to BIRCHBOX. Some people told me it sucks, some people said its decent, and some said its great! So I went ahead and gave it a try and I LOVED IT!!
It came in the mail looking all pretty and when I opened it I felt like it was christmas!
I got some really neat items and it was valued at a little over $100 and I only paid $10 for samples!!!! and they are decent sized samples, and one thing I always remember from my mom is "a little goes a long way"
I got the following:
JOUER LUMINIZING MOISTURE TENT ($25)
JUICY COUTURE LALA PERFUME ($25)
MARY-LOU MANIZER THREE IN ONE HIGHLIGHTER ($25)
TIGI ROCKOHOLIC FLEXI SPRAY ($20)
SMASHBOX LIP SHIMMER/GLOSS ($15)
(oh and some chocolate for VDAY)
I was really excited about this box and I decided I am not going to cancel my subscription. Im sure there will be times where im like, ehhhh but overall I loved everything!
Now I am awaiting my IPSY GLAMBAG (I heard thats 10x better) and my next birchbox for next month!!
If you havent tried out these subscriptions you really should! $10 a month to try new products is not a bad deal! and you get some neat things!