I am Erica.
And I would like to tell you about my sister Elaine.
We are closer than any other twins I know. When she smiles, it’s like I am the completion of that smile, we are two in one. Of course we do the typical twin things like finishing each other’s sentences, but the bond we have is stronger than that. We share most things because we have to, but we share our minds because we want to.
In school I don’t want to sit next to anyone other than Elaine, and I never have. A lot of times, schools try to separate twins because they feel they will distract each other, but we have always done our best work right beside each other. We are the top of our class.
I had heard a lot about this book. By a lot, I mean that I heard that this was apparently the book to revolutionize how a women interact with men in a relationship setting. Not being one for these kind of ‘self-help’ books as I think of them, I was pretty scornful of it…without having read it.
It occurred to me that this was a foolish position to take as how can you be critical of something you have not even read? But hell no was I going to buy such an obviously nonsensical advice manual. Or so I thought. Anyway, to cut a long story short, by some sort of Jedi mind trick by a friend (mentioning no names) whilst I was on the phone to her, I ended up pressing ‘confirm payment’ on Amazon SOMEHOW, et voila, two days later I had the book.
[N.B. If you are not up to date with episodes in Season 2, this review may reveal some spoilers]
This show barely needs an introduction. Its reputation is infamous and it’s not hard to see why. I love good quality American shows, and getting caught up in this was definitely like opting for Chick Chicken instead of KFC. However, I looked at it this way; last year Single Ladies was my guilty pleasure for 2011 (a show I won’t be returning too, please God help me to keep that promise); in 2012 I decided for Love & Hip Hop to fill that category…and I have not regretted it.
It is the most appalling, infuriating, disgraceful and downright addictive American reality TV show I have ever watched.
You may remember some time ago I laid out a plan of blogging about my 3 biggest current irritations. So far I’d covered Strike 1: Kids in A bit of a rant, a bit of a rave
Today I will be expanding on Strike 2, a subject matter many females will be able to relate to, and maybe some men as well. However if you are a man and you relate to all this… well…dang. 0_0 (Please bear in mind this is a rant so I’m gonna go HARD)
Strike 2: Street Chirpse
Once upon a time, a woman could amble amiably down a street, enjoying the joyous beauties of town life such as the vibrant shade of green emanating from the summer grass, pointedly ignoring the foul stench of urine rising so aromatically from that area and the suspected offending dog cantering innocently away; or the visual delight of the laborious shuffle of a filthy, one-legged overweight pigeon feeding off the remnants of last night’s kebab take-away, refusing to be terrified into flight by the powerful life-threatening stamp of your stiletto heel.
11th September 2010 marked the second Fashion Live show by Akemi Creative, the main focus being the Autumn/Winter collection and all female performances to celebrate talented women. I had the pleasure of taking part as front of house, and I can honestly say it was one of the most fun events I have been to and worked at in a while.
The venue was just right; some may have called it small, but in my opinion its structure rendered it appropriately intimate yet also flexible enough to allow for the various and creative ways in which it was used during the night. The layout was clearly the fruit of a professional vision, excellent planning, and appropriate practical execution of the vision and planning. Attention to detail were evident in the raised catwalk which spiralled out into a U shape in the centre of the room, and the stage lights which focused on this specific area, the impact of which was very noticeable during the actual show; it really brought a touch of sophistication and professionalism to the event; indeed the layout was just like fashion shows I have seen on TV, and equally packed out. Thus in spatial terms, Akemi Creative definitely get a huge thumbs up.