March 14, 2012

A Secret Confession (that's not so secret anymore)

I'm angry at my dissertation so I've decided to write a blog post instead. Because that is the most responsible use of my time. So is watching the "Bates Family Special" on TLC, which is about a family of 21 living in the "hills of Tennessee" (because where else would a family of 21 live)? Okay, that was a snarky comment. I have nothing against Tennessee, it actually seems pretty nice, and I'm pretty sure that when doomsday comes it will probably be the residents of such fine states as Tennessee that survive. I love TLC for giving me fine entertainment such as "Bates Family Special," "My 600lb Life," and "My Strange Addiction," whose season finale I'm not sure I'll be able to stomach - it features a woman addicted to drinking her own urine. Apparently she also likes to use it to keep facial wrinkles at bay, too. For some reason I'm not [that] bothered by the idea of injecting botulism into your face, but pee facials take it to a new level.


I have a confession to make. And that is that I like the color pink. I feel like I shouldn't. That by liking the color pink I am letting down all my fellow ass kicking name taking lady scientist colleagues. But I do. And I don't like it just a little bit, I like it a lot. Like, Marie Antoinette foufy girlie, cabbage rose, dreadful "shabby chic"pink on pink action.


You can buy this bed set at Target. I wonder if it comes in California King? I'm guessing Tony would not appreciate coming home and finding this on our bed...Oh, but I want it!


This painting looks like a giant cross stitched rose. I know I'm not the only one who thinks this is awesome. Or who is impressed with the artists ability to freehand straight lines.


I'm sorry, I've betrayed you all.


Okay, even I admit this is overboard for me. In fact, it's kind of nauseating. Apparently it's a house in England that's rented out for photoshoots? I'm not sure because I only spent five seconds looking at the website, but it looks very Marilyn Monroe to me.

Am I the only one who thinks that "shabby chic" is more or less the same stuff that Town and Country Magazine and Southern Living have been showing for how I don't know how many years?

p.s. I just want to let you know that the girls of the Bates Family go hunting in skirts.


  1. Smart women that are for the color pink! We should organize a group!

    1. Oh yes, and we should get sponsors, too!

  2. I stumbled across your blog whilst reading another blog and this post made me laugh out loud. You see I've fallen into the pink trap as well, and I KNOW that the former me of a couple of years back would have me hospitalised for even saying I like the colour pink out loud. Now, suddenly all sorts of pinkish, flowery-ish, Cath Kidson-ish prints are showing up little by little, ( I have to make it in small transaction as my husband HATES pink). Anyways, just wanted to let you know I truly enjoy your blog. Kind regards


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