Justin Bieber is a Douchebag.

Let’s talk about Justin Bieber.

Remember over a year ago or so when I praised him and declared my adoration for this boy? It’s not that I want to rescind this, but rather reevaluate and reconsider those statements.

Things change. People change. This is a fundamental truth of life, whether you choose to recognize it or not. It’s really no surprise that Justin Bieber is not the same Biebs that I fell in love with a few years ago. He’s grown up, he’s gotten a lot of tattoos, he’s become a total douchebag.

Yeah, I said it. Most of you are probably not offended or surprised by this. Frankly, I’m not either. In the past year the Biebs has been doing and saying continuously outrageous things. And it only matters because he’s a celebrity in the spotlight, not some random. But that doesn’t magnify or diminish his newly found doucher status.

The most recent example of this is spitting on his fans from a balcony and then laughing about it with his stupid little group of friends. One of my friends posted a picture of it on my FB and I replied with I can’t respect that.

I mean, I don’t know how to feel about this one exactly other than remember the scene in Titanic with Jack teaches Rose to spit like a man. It mostly just makes me feel uncomfortable I guess. Because just…why? You are not 5. You are not mentally ill. You are not God. WTF?

I don’t feel like I can make excuses for liking him anymore. Because I don’t think I really like him anymore. Deplorable behaviour cannot always be saved by good music.

Yates!

Today was a wonderful, well-deserved indulge-in-food, and forget about time kind of day. After class was over, my mom and I picked up my aunt and we headed to Yates Cider Mill, which is a local “famous” cider mill in the Metro Detroit area. They’re actually a registered historical site.

We bought a lot of stuff when we first got there, and I thought to myself, wow, that was quick and thought we were going to leave after. But then we spent a good hour walking down the trail next to the river they have there. My aunt picked nettles and I spent that time taking pictures of nature because Yates is a perfect place to find all kinds of great wild weeds and flowers and leaves and berries.

We bought fudge after that little excursion, and then fed the two goats that were in the goat pen and gave them water, after which they were totally pooped out and they chilled on the ground the rest of the time we were there.

I had hot cider while I was there even though it was 96 degrees outside. It was good for my cold.

We also stopped by a local farmer’s tent across the street and I bought a yellow watermelon and peaches cause they smelled a-mazingly. I just couldn’t leave them there. And then we had dinner at 2Booli and shopped at Nordstrom Rack after.

All in all, it was a really great day. My feet hurt sufficiently enough for me to know that I got good exercise today (and really dirty legs!) and that I’m going to sleep like a baby tonight.

P.S. My Justin Bieber singing toothbrush arrived in the mail today. But the batteries are dead. :(

Dear Yes To Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer: An Open Letter

Dear Yes To…Carrots and other related companies,

Let me start off by saying that I love you guys. I love everything you stand for and I love your company motto and what you’re trying to accomplish. I especially love the scent of your Yes To Carrots line cause it smells like Jesus tears. However, I do have a gripe or two with you.

I recently bought your Yes To Carrots daily facial moisturizer with the expectation that I would be getting a product that was of the high standard of Yes To… quality that I am used to. I am sadly disappointed. Instead of moisturizing my face like I expected, I find my cheeks to be drier! Just before I showered earlier, I gazed at my face and noticed that my cheeks were flaky. Also, after I put the moisturizer on, I seem to sweat it out for about 20 minutes. What the hell is that!? I don’t feel like that’s supposed to happen. This does not make me a happy customer. I paid $15 for a tiny bottle of what!?

That said, I want you to know that while it breaks my heart to pay your damn high prices, I’m still in love with your Yes To Carrots shampoo and conditioner. I always felt great when my hair smelled all Jesus-teary.

As for the rest of you related companies, (Alba Botanica, Burt’s Bees, Aveeno, Lush, etc) I am equally disappointed in all of you when it comes to your facial moisturizers. They’re either too greasy, don’t work, or REALLY WEIRD SMELLING. Why can’t any of you make a goddamn facial moisturizer that MOISTURIZES and SMELLS GREAT!? I’m going to go to Meijer this weekend and buy Avalon Organics Vitamin C facial moisturizer (it actually smells good! like oranges!) and hope to god that shit works better than all the jars and bottles of barely used moisturizer from all of you.

Love and shit,
A semi-happy customer.

P.S. The Biebs has released a new single with a lyric video. I am enticed. You should be too.

On Bieber.

So Justin Bieber’s video for Boyfriend finally premiered. I just watched it.

Here are my thoughts on Justin Bieber:

1. I love the kid. I always have, ever since I saw him on TMZ 3 or 4 years ago in this cute gimpy cast-legged state.
2. I love his music. That’s right, I LIKE JUSTIN BIEBER’S MUSIC. In fact, I own both his My World and My World 2.0 albums. And I played the shit out of them when I got them.
3. Oh and his movie? Went to see it twice in theatres. The second time I sported purple Bieber 3D glasses. I still have them.
4. I’ve mentioned this before, a long time ago, but the big reason why I like him so much is because he was not part of “the machine” AKA Disney.  He worked hard to get where he is now. He’s a sweet kid.
5. I like his face.
6. I even kinda like his bible-humping take on life.
7. I admire his unwavering determination and ambition. I think it’s something that people need to recognize. Forget the stupid jokes about him looking like a girl and whatever other bullshit. He’s actually incredibly talented and he puts in the effort to make his dreams reality. What have YOU done!?
8. I’ve considered buying Bieber underwear from his fan shop.

P.S. It’s thunderstorming here pretty hard and I LOVE it. I really hope it lasts throughout the night.

Monday Musings and Wishing I Was In Choir Again.

As anyone that knows me knows (and if they don’t, they SHOULD know) I am a total Bieber fan. (Please don’t stop following me if you’re not a Bieber fan, though! I’m not like a total nutball for the kid.) Anyway, I don’t remember what I was thinking about a few minutes ago, but it led me to listening to U Smile by the Biebs and god, I love this song. I wish the Biebs would just come to my house and sing to me every night before I went to bed.

Last year when his movie came out, I went to see it. Twice. With my gay friends, both times. In 3D, both times. The latter of which, one of them gave me a present: Purple Justin Bieber 3D glasses that I cherish to this day. True story, guys. I think a big part of the reason why I really like him is because he was not part of “the machine” aka DISNEY. I cannot stand any of those Disney stars. I takes me a VERY LONG time to remotely acknowledge that a Disney star is even somewhat okay. Example: Hillary Duff. I loathed her back in the day. Today – she’s kind of irrelevant, but if she were to be big again, I’d probably really be abraded again. Also, Miley Cyrus. I just…can’t handle all ‘o dat.

Child stars aside, today was pretty great. After work, which ended wonderfully, I did about 20 minutes of some really intense Zumba followed by about 15-20 minutes of cool down yoga/stretching/weightlifting and it was GLORIOUS. I wish I had more time to exercise so I could get in the swing of doing it every day or nearly every day again. I can get really addicted to it to the point of my day doesn’t feel correct if I don’t do it. And I need that in my life.

I can’t remember if I mentioned this yesterday or whenever it was, but I was looking at my 8th grade/early high school photo album and discovered my 9th grade homecoming pictures and I was visibly skinnier and I want to look like that again. I just want to be able to go shopping in more places and be able to fit into a size medium or small. That is basically my ultimate goal.

But also to just be a better looking me. Because a better looking me = a healthier me. And I want that again in my life. But it’s gonna take more work and more discipline. And I need to brace myself. But I can do it! I’ve done it before – the only thing stopping me is my excuses. Here’s to commitment and continuing my journey of weight loss! This reminds me, today I discovered this blog via AOL and encourage you all to check it out.

Also, last night I had a dream involving my choir/band teacher from high school and it reminded me of how much I miss being in choir. Whenever I sing in the car and get really into it, my voice tends to crack and get…weezy? And it’s because it’s not put to good singing use like it used to be all my senior year! It makes me truly sad and it’s one of the reasons I wish I were still in high school sometimes. Choir was one of my top favorite classes I ever took. I was the unproclaimed lead soprano (everyone kinda followed my lead, and got lost if I was lost – it was actually incredibly amusing and humbling) and it was just a great time in my life. Oh what I wouldn’t do to switch with a high schooler in Choir for a week…