What is one word that you love?
What do your summers usually consist of?
My past few summers have consisted of packing as much of my life into a small space as possible and then hauling it up the mountain to be a camp counselor. It’s been grand, to say the least.
What’s your favorite number?
4. It’s my lucky number. Lol
There’s this book called like “642 Things To write About” (I think) and I think I’m gonna get it. I still have some money on my Amazon gift card and I don’t have my computer to write on, nor do I really have the time or the space (seeing as I don’t really have a home right now)… But I’m also at a point of emotional… Surplus, I guess? that would best be dealt with in a writer-y way. So I’m going to get it, and I’m going to try very hard to write something every day. I don’t think I’ll follow the prompts in order, but eventually I’ll get to them. And when I’m feeling panicky/blah-ish, I can write something. I’m also going to try really hard to post what I wrote here as well. This is, after all, a writing blog.
Sir-Mix-A-Lot: “my anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns, hun”
Nikki: releases Anaconda
I guess if you’re objectifying bigger women for your own sexual pleasure it’s okay, but if you objectify yourself, it’s awful.
She literally uses the phrase “skinny bitches,” though?
Like, the song is incredibly powerful, and it’s a net good for reclaiming an objectifying song and repurposing it to promote sexual agency for women. But I don’t think it’s a baseless claim to say that maybe she could have done it without throwing women of a certain body type under the bus.
At the same time, though, “skinny bitch” is a thing skinny women call themselves all the time. theres literally a cookbook called “skinny bitch” or something.
In my mind, a skinny woman getting offended by a curvy woman calling them a skinny bitch (although I will admit, Nikki is nowhere near my definition of fat, I wouldnt even call her chubby.) is like a white person getting mad when someone calls them a cracker?
That’s certainly true enough; it’s hard to take the concept of skinny shaming seriously when they’re lauded as the ideal.
But yeah, your point about Nicki’s own body type, too - she’s not exactly championing realistically overweight women. And that’s fine - she has been body shamed and objectified to hell and back by the media, so it’s understandable she’d want to push back.
But idk, whether you believe in skinny shaming or not, the song doesn’t include all women in its message of bodily pride and empowerment. It’s a great anthem, but not a perfect one, is all I’m saying.
All good things, all good things…
Mary and I read a story about a couple at the local hospital that are carrying around fake babies and pretending they’re real and trying to get access to like, the mother/baby floor at the hospital, and they showed pictures of the dolls and they looked so realistic it was creepy, so now we’re looking up “life like” baby dolls and just… WHY?
don’t tag anyone in California in the ALS challenge
UNLESS YOU KNOW that they can afford to donate the $100.
We are in the middle of a HUGE drought and water/energy bills are expected to spike in the next couple of months. If you’re still going to do it, stand over some plants that you would have watered anyway.
SUPPORT THE ALS CAUSE but do not support wasting water in the middle of a drought that’s only getting worse.
You can do it in a pool, too. And even go as far as to use pool water that will just go back in the pool.
Superhero Workout: Motion-Tracking Home Exercise
We created Zombies, Run! to make running more exciting. Running is great, but it’s not the only way to keep fit. Bodyweight exercises like push-ups, jumping jacks, and squats are also essential for improving your health.
Except, like running, they can be super boring. Even the 7 Minute Workout becomes dull after a week — which is why we made Superhero Workout, a new game for iPhone and iPad.
In Superhero Workout, you’re pilot of the prototype AEGIS One battlesuit, Earth’s last line of defence against alien invaders. With our motion-tracking technology, your punches become plasma blasts and your abdominal crunches power your suit’s reactor!
Using your device’s front-facing camera, we can track every rep and every calorie of every exercise, allowing us to make a truly interactive workout game perfect for beginners and veterans alike.
20 Epic Missions
You’re the Earth’s last line of defence, fighting the aliens across land, sea, air, and outer space. Lead writer Matt Wieteska is the man behind Zombies, Run! fan favourite Radio Abel, and he brings his trademark humour and heart to the story and characters of Superhero Workout.
12 Rapid Workouts
We’ve taken the classic “7 Minute Workout” formula and supercharged it with bonus fast workouts that focus on different parts of your body. For the adventurous, there’s our Battle Workout mode – a dynamic, motion-controlled endless battle against aliens!
42 Bodyweight Exercises
Push ups and jumping jacks are great, but they can get boring. We’ve added mountain climbers, power squats, punches and more – and even better, none of them require any weights or special equipment!
Apple TV Support
Superhero Workout is optimised for Apple TV, so you can battle on a big screen while your device keeps track of the action.
You can grab Superhero Workout right now from the iTunes App Store for $4.99 (£2.99)!
P.S. Superhero Workout will be coming to Android devices this Fall!