Tuesday, January 31, 2006

I'm Over It...

Not that anybody gives a shit, but I've taken a bit of a break from updating the Beyond the Air blog. I've turned into a hermit, I'm sick of people and all of their comments like I'm not really a person who has feelings. Besides, who really gives a shit about all this pink and Hollywood gossip that doesn't count for anything in the world. Perhaps I am the idiot who understands nothing more than Britney's zits.

For anybody's information, I do have feelings, in fact, in my personal life I'm dealing with things harder than I've ever dealt with before. And to come to my job and have to listen to callers anonymously respond on our comment line and tell me how stupid they think I am and how much they hate me is really tough. Oh, "poor Holly," you're thinking? Well screw you. I don't come to Taco Bell and criticize you while you're making a burrito. It is hard. And to say "have a thicker skin" fine, easier said than done. It's not like stars and tabloids where all you have to do is not read the magazine. Part of my job is to decipher just how horrible the comments are, and then in a self-deprecating attempt to laugh it all off, play it on the air over and over again.

You try it.

You deal with family loss and emotional devestation, lonliness, financial worries then go to your job and have five to ten people tell you you're dumb, fat, ugly, boring, stupid or various combinations of the like, and tell me how easy it is to have thicker skin.

So quit bitching? Make a change? Right, I don't want to do anything else, I know. That's the paradox. Perhaps I'm a masochist. But maybe if I knew it was going to be this difficult I would've actually gone to law school and spent every day behind a desk.

I'll get over it. I'll have an update in a bit. Cut me some slack.

Monday, January 23, 2006

What is it about Getting Knocked Up?

Why is it that when people in Hollywood get pregnant they let themselves go to hell? Maybe I'm just still wondering what happened with Britney, or why she still looks like hell, but now Katie Holmes is the latest star to sport greasy pregnancy hair. Do Scientologists not believe in painkillers or shampoo? Meantime, it is alleged pregnant Angelina Jolie is going to have Brad Pitt's twins! Watch for her to quit washing her hair soon, as it's a long time until the Summer when she's due.

Anyway, here's a picture of post-pregnant Britney who reportedly got down to 120 pounds in mid-November but now allegedly weighs 140 pounds because she is so stressed out about her scumbag husband, K-Fed. Sources say she's a "human vacuum cleaner, chowing down ice cream, burgers, chicken nuggets and Cheetos."

Girly Girl Pick of the Week 01/23

I'm a lotion-aholic, it's true. There's something about slathering my body in stuff that makes me smile. And I love to hear when men tell me I have amazingly soft skin. Yeah, I'm a sucker, I know.

I've tried Jessica Simpson's Dessert brand products before and they're okay. I love the smell of the Creamy Body Butter, but it's a little greasy. The matching Creamy body spray tastes good, but leaves your skin kind of sticky. I was in search for the perfect sugar scrub becuase this winter air makes my skin feel really dry.

This is a super girly product, but it's totally indulgent and I've never run across anything that makes my skin so smooth. Enter Dessert brand Creamy Sugar Scrub. I tried this on my elbows and knees and I moved on to my arms and legs becuase I couldn't get enough of it. Plus, right now from Drugstore.com it's on sale for half of what it's been. I don't know if it's because it's sort of an "older" product or if Jess needs some popularity, who cares? It's $19.99 and worth the splurge.

There are also other "flavors" like Juicy (it's fruity and pink) and Dreamy (it's chocolatey) which I have smelled but not tried because I like the Creamy (it's vanilla-ish) the best. You'll want to eat your own arm, or hump your own leg!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Hawaii is Awfully Damp!

Paris Hilton's reps are allegedly trying to silence a cab driver in Hawaii who claims Paris Hilton peed in the back of his cab. Apparently, Hilton was so plowed she was taking a cab to her hotel and just sort of let loose in the taxi. The cabbie then used towels to mop up the... ahem... accident to use as DNA evidence against her. And from pictures like this one, I can't imagine Paris peeing in a cab! Sure she's falling over, but she's not that drunk, right?


Monday, January 16, 2006

We Heart our Legislators!

Thanks to the folks at Wasatch Brewery for their donations of beer bottles for the legislature this morning. I thought it was cute, and so I'm posting it here as well.

Girly Girl Pick of the Week 01/16

It's time for another girly girl pick, and since we're on the downside of Winter (yep, I've got Spring fever already!!!), it's time to start thinking about skirt, short and bikini weather! Okay, even if the thoughts are just pipe dreams right now, summer is going to happen soon enough and I can hardly wait.

Though I love glitter more than anything, I feel like a high school senior when I wear lotions with big chunks of glitter in them. While sometimes this is fun, generally this "stripper dust" is just way too much. What's a girl to do who wants a little shimmer but doesn't want to look like she needs to be swinging around a pole?

Nivea Body Silky Shimmer Lotion is the answer. It looks gorgeous even if your legs are white as the snow like mine. It has light reflecting particles that make muscle tone look great and just a hint of color to really look grrrrooowwwwl! It smooths out imperfections and basically makes you look all glowy and pretty.

And no poles in sight!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Chad Lowe and Hilary Swank Split!

So, another Hollywood couple has made the big split. After eight years of marriage, Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe are calling it quits. Well, just a separation, but does that ever really get better? What the hell?

Why is it that whenever a Hollywood woman is more successful than her husband, they eventually end up making a break. I mean, honestly, who is Chad Lowe? He was in like, Life Goes On, and we all know Corky was the only one who got success out of that show. Hilary Swank has won two Oscars (one of those was not for her brilliant performance in Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Chad Lowe has done nothing, and now they're getting divorced? Why does this always happen? I think it sucks that women can't have their success and their men too.

Just one mutation of the classic "glass ceiling" syndrome and it's frustrating to see. Now maybe there's more to their relationship we don't know. Maybe there's something wrong with him... like he's goddamn insecure! Suck it up Chad, you'll never do better than Hilary. You screwed up. Turn it around, you're just separated. Get over it, work it out, and realize that a woman can make room for your sad little ego in her successful life.

Now, if the guy wins multiple Oscars (i.e. Tom Hanks), he keeps his woman.

Girly Girl Pick of the Week 01/09

Let's talk mascara... the one product I love and adore and buy in bulk and would take with me if I were on a deserted island. I'm not kidding. I would take mascara... and my iPod... and maybe a cabana boy.

I love L'Oreal 3-D Lash Architect. It's glorious, and for some reason I have a difficult time finding it in stores here so I buy it in bulk from Drugstore.com and then keep it in the makeup closet until I run out. It's that perfect blend of length and volume without being too spidery. It also holds up really well throughout the day and doesn't flake if you apply ten more coats before you go out at night.

In a moment of panic, and I couldn't find Lash Architect. I had to try Revlon's Fabulash and it's almost as good, but I just don't have mad love for it like the L'Oreal. Still, in a pinch, give it a whirl. Avoid just the regular black, and go for "blackest black." It just looks better.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

How Old is Too Old?

Okay, I don't have kids, but I'm increasingly disturbed about how Maddox Jolie gets treated. The kid is four. Not only does Angelina carry him around like an accessory, but now Brad has started doing the same thing.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't four a little old to be carried around by mommy and "daddy?" I mean, the kid starts kindergarten in a year, can't he stand on his own two feet? Am I up in the night, sick still with bird flu?

From People Online:
"The actor – dressed low-key in a gray hooded sweatshirt and aviator shades – and the Mohawk-topped 4-year-old were spotted at the sporting goods store (sans Angelina) looking 'comfortable with each other' as they shopped for more than hour, says a store staffer." Yes, Maddox looked comfortable because when he's not clinging to Angelina's massive rack, he doesn't have to worry about walking his little legs around the damn store with Brad Freakin' Pitt. WHAT is this kid going to grow up like?

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Well Surprise, Surprise

After being admitted, and released, from the a Miami hospital over New Year's weekend, Lindsay Lohan has now come out and admitted her eating disorders and "experimentation" with drugs. Like we should all be shocked Lohan is battling these problems. How else can the poor girl drop weight like she did in such a short amount of time?

Kudos to Miss Lohan for speaking out honestly rather than letting us continue to speculate she was anorexic. No way man, anorexia is a cop-out. Homegirl was eating and then sucking it up long enough to barf. That's rough man, and being a ballet dancer for my whole life, I know about eating disorders. Sure, anorexia is an eating disorder which screams type-A control, but you've really got to be a head-case to go for the bulimia-gusto! If not for Lorne Michaels and Tiny Fey pulling aside La Lohan and telling her she has problems, she might not have gotten help. Just one more reason to love Tina Fey, right?

Anyway, I actually like Lindsay Lohan more for her frankness with her fans, and I wish her well in her quest for wholeness because I think it would be extremely difficult to be in the limelight at her age. I'm only making light of the situation because now we finally have a reason for her skin-and-bones look.

Also, because I think I'm the only person who reads this blog anymore.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Did They, or Not?

With all the TomKat drama in the past year, we forget that Nicole Kidman has been having her own "secret" relationship with country-music star Keith "Hotter Than Hot" Urban. The two were spotted together in Las Vegas this last weekend, along with Kidman's sister. While Nicole sported a large diamond ring on her left finger, nobody will confirm if the pair actually got hitched.

You know, as much as I don't like Nicole Kidman and think her pinchy, Botoxed face looks just mean, I wish her luck with Keith Urban. First off, Keith Urban is totally hot. That aside, think about poor Nicole Kidman married to the allegedly gay Tom Cruise for nearly a decade. Put yourself in her shoes and imagine not getting laid for nearly a decade-- or if they did have sex, imagine her thinking him not liking it was her fault-- for nearly ten years!

I'm hoping Urban is knocking the bottom out of Kidman, and because he's so hot, she's loving every minute of it.

Frightening, Isn't it?

Is Britney really afraid of getting her picture taken or is she eating Sean Preston's head? Rumor has it, Ms. Spears is trying to get pregnant with her second child in hopes of patching up her damaged relationship with Kevin Federline. That's a GREAT idea! Why not take an already disfunctional relationship, wrought with financial losses and public discourse, and have ANOTHER baby!

And for those keeping score, this would make baby number FOUR for Federline, with two separate mamas. No word on who actually pays the child support.

Girly Girl Pick of the Week for 01/02/06

There are a million online sites leading to deals on our favorite designers. But how to find them all, much less know how to find all of the great sales before everybody else?

I surf the typical few, Bluefly.com, and even find a few deals at Neiman Marcus, but it's not enough.

This week's pick isn't a product, but a FABULOUS service for shopping gals like us!! Right now, go to Shop it to Me and find the online sales first! You can set up your profile for it to search only your favorite brands and stores, and then it will send you a daily or weekly email of clothes and accessories on sale. And, in your profile, you set up size ranges so it will only send you sales specific to you.

AND IT'S FREE! Happy shopping and happy new year. By the way, the Victoria's Secret half-yearly sale started this morning at 9.