Tag Archives: High Heels

Greetings from The Middle of Nowhere

16 Jan

So blogging from a much different area, much different part of the country.  There are a lot of dirt roads, camo hats and trucks about.  No more just stopping by the store on the way home to pick something up.  No waking up in the morning and heading out to grab a cup of coffee and a bagel.  It’s quite surreal.

Anyway, I’m hoping that all had a good holiday season and did all the things they wanted to… Partied too hard, stayed in and relaxed, ate way too much awesome food, drank too much stuff that tasted great….

Like I mentioned earlier, during this time, I was kicking off the time with a move.  Oh… If only I had more time, because I ended up having to have people come in and help pack up the boxes.  The important books were all loving packed away and marked clearly.  Some of the other stuff, well, not so much.

In fact, I think the comment made (more than once) was, there are too many books and too many shoes.

Um…. excuse me while I spam pictures of both these beautiful things:

Lots of beautiful pics on this blog! click the pic to see more!

Of course, now I’m finding myself having to organize (AGAIN!) these beautiful things. *sigh* But at least I know where they are.  The utensils on the other hand are still missing as is my Inniskillen wine key.  While this made me sad, I lasted a two full days before being forced to go out and buy a new wine key.

Clicking on this picture will direct you to a NSFW link! Just a warning.

So while I’m still digging through my many, many boxes

While I am still learning all the crevices of my new home

While I am am catching up with technology

While Classic Who is in the background

While waiting for Warm Bodies to come out in theaters

While waiting to make new friends

I am keeping my books nearby.

Protected…

clicking on the above pic while direct to a NSFW blog

And I will leave you with a Twilight Fanfic called Dirt Roads by winehoes.  It is a hilarious story about people living in the middle of nowhere being much more successful than I have been. Maybe I’m visiting all the wrong gas stations.

https://i1.wp.com/i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k602/winehoes/1adirtroads.png

Trucker hats, possums, and dirt roads.

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Avengers Showing Off the Goods (also drinking game rules)

17 May

ASSvengers

From: Mickey
To: Leela
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:57 AM
  

Saw it!

From: Leela
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:21 AM
To: Mickey
  

AND?!?!??!!??!?!?!

From: Mickey
To: Leela
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:37 AM
  

I liked it, alot.  It was good. It was the anti-Matrix. It started slow and then built up to a good finale (as opposed to starting out with wonderful potential and falling to shit the last 30 minutes)

I could have probably done w/o the 1.5 of backstory though

HA! You call THAT a backstory?!

But it ended on a really good note which I appreciated.

I think I developed a little crush on captain American

I can see why loki got to you, he was great because he wasn’t one dimensional

Mark ruffalo was the best part

I still dislike gweneth paltrow

And I HATE THE FACT THAT EVERY SINGLE FEMALE IN THE MOVIE INCLUDING EVERY AGENT WAS WEARING HEELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!

From: Leela
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:50 AM
To: Mickey
  

I did not notice any heels! except for when black widow picked hers up and walked away. Which I almost stood up and clapped for.

I love my heels. I can understand that.

*swoon @ Loki* I’m glad you understand though. I LOVE YOU LOKI! LOL

“Have a care how you speak. Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard. And he is my brother”

“He killed 80 people in two days.”

“He is adopted.”

 We are Ruffalo fans at my house.

I like Paltrow. Mainly becuase of Glee. Don’t dislike or like her in this role. Anyone could’ve played Ms. Potts.

I LOVED the backstories. Right outta the comics, and they were not boring. And of course freakin Whedon has to go and kill off a loveable character… RIP Coulson.

I am glad you thought it was good. Maybe now you will trust me?

Although I was right about Cabin in the Woods.

From: Mickey
To: Leela
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 10:34 AM
  

Funny that you quote that:

1. Avengers‘ Joke Ignites Online Protest by Adoption Community

mashable.com/2012/05/14/avengers-adoption-petition/

well… I thought it was good. I didn’t think it was great. And just because the stories were in the comics doesn’t MEAN THEY NEED TO BE IN THE MOVIE! IT’S A DIFFERENT MEDIUM!

YOU JUST SPENT LIKE TWO YEARS AND SOMETHING LIKE SIX MOVIES GIVING FREAKING BACKSTORY!

I DON’T need to know WHY people have the freaking motivation to DO EVERYTHING!

Sorry

About an hour in I really thought I was going to hate it because it was soooooooooooooooooo slow

And then the heels thing ticked me off. Put Captain America, Hawkeye and Iron Man in some heels too. It pissed me off because there is no need for heels (and YOU KNOW I LOVE ME SOME HEELS!) but not to save the world, it’s only there for aesthetics and even in SHIELD all the agents wore the same suits… except the women have to unzip theirs halfway and wear heels. It’s about nothing more than aesthetics and I can really appreciate the fact that Katniss and Ripley never wore heels to run and jump and shoot. Because REALLY?!!

Also, the movie theatre didn’t know who Stan Lee was!! Just a few people cheered/clapped when he was on screen!

Excelsior Bitches!

(Damn I miss his reality show, “Who Wants to be a Superhero!”)

From: Leela
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 10:51 AM
To: Mickey
  

That is what happens when you don’t go at midnight. People went ape shit when stan lee came on screen

And seriously. People need to take a joke. That shit was funny.

Again, loved the backstory lol I am okay with it. Especially because not everyone has seen all the movies or read the comics. I mean I don’t know who these people are but they are out there.

I am not sure how it was slow. I thought it was awesome seeing all the characters come together, where they were what they were doing.

Me likey. We can agree to disagree. No way on putting captain america and iron man heels no thanks. lol The shield agents all wore provacative suits. there was no need for them to be all sexy, but thats how it is in the comic world isnt it? I guess I was okay with it because there was so much eye candy for the ladies.

Not Just the Comic Book World Apparently!

From: Mickey
To: Leela
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:28 PM
  

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/04/4461239/movie-review-avengers-looks-great.html

From: Lela
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:40 PM
To: Mickey
  

Last email wasn’t meant towards you, lol. to the author of article

Dumbest review I have ever read in my life.

It’s a comic book movie. For the love of all that is holy! And it was great.

If you want a story that frickin transends stick to Sundance. Thanks.

No I am not defriending you. It will take more than you stomping all over my heart to do that. 😉

From: Mickey
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:43 PM
To: ‘Leela’
  

Lol

Yea…. I’m sorry we didn’t fall in love with it together.      Though, yea.. might be crushing on chris evans…

*furiously googling images*

would this prove that he just might own me?

When will you see “Attack the Block”?

Ok… now tell me all the things you loved about it, like you were dying to do back when you first saw it the first time.

From: Mickey
To: Leela
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:48 PM
Subject: FW: so

OMG

He was the guy in “Not Another Teen Movie”!!

Now I can’t get the image of him w/ a banana and whipped cream out of my head… in a decidedly non-schmexy way

Also… I didn’t think he was good looking in Scott Pilgrim

Apparently I just like him as Captain America…

Hmmmmm I dunno what to think about that

captain american in a whipped cream bikini.

From: Leela
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:54 PM
To: Mickey
  

Secretly you’re a giant patriot…. OR his body is 10 billion times better now.

When he lifted the punching bag and you could see all those arm muscles *drool*

From: Mickey
To: Leela
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:59 PM
  

I have no idea what it is, he just grew on me was all.

Kind of like you and Loki

Lol

Still The Hulk… awesome…

I have a comic where Deadpool is antagonizing the Hulk on purpose and it’s hilarious.

Since you’re a Ruffalo fan, have you seen “The Brothers Bloom” ?

From: Leela
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:42 PM
To: Mickey
  

no. I never heard of it.

I should retract my statement and say I am huge fan of the 3 movies I have seen him in. Seeing how according to IMDB much to learn I still have.

I did not care for the Hulk movies that were put out. Well the first one. I didnt see all of the Norton one. I enjoyed Ruffalo as the Hulk. He played troubled real well.

What I wanted to revisit the second time?

EVERYTHING.

All Loki Scenes

All scenes with Iron Man talking shit 😉

Black Widow at work, being called in

Tony Stark being called in

Bruce Banner in exile in India, being called in, scaring the shit outta Widow

Captain America – working out 😀

captain american working out gif

Thor coming in to take Loki

The fight in the forrest between Iron Man and Thor

Loki locked up

The playful and not so playful banter

Hulk punching Thor while fighting the bad guys

Hulk smash

Hulk smash on Loki

Hawkeye and Black Widow

Yeah. The whole thing.

From: Mickey
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:46 PM
To: Lela
  

LOL

HULK SMASH!

See ? it works as a  joss whedon drinking game for your next party!

Loki tries to do a whole speech and hulk says he ain’t playing it

Thor clubbin at toonerdygirls house party!

As for my bitching about all the females in the movie wearing heels, I will just defer to my favorite movie concerning sexy schmexy heels:

Then again Chiwetel Ejiofor wasn’t trying to save the world.

If anyone else cares, here are some articles that debate exactly this topic:

http://ifanboy.com/articles/high-heels-and-cleavage-windows-why-cant-female-superhero-costumes-be-sexy-and-functional/

http://blogs.longwood.edu/thomasandcomics/2011/06/28/the-female-superhero%E2%80%A6-high-heels-are-not-very-practical/

http://www.cracked.com/article_18591_the-5-most-impractical-aspects-superhero-costumes.html

Outside of the Marvel and Sex in the City universes, women usually need  a damn good reason to redistribute their weight between their toes and  mini-heel-stilts. However, when you take the solemn oath to fight crime while  giving it a boner, that dynamic is reversed. If a female crime fighter is  wearing flats, they usually have a damn good excuse…
Read more:  The 5 Most Impractical Aspects of Superhero Costumes | Cracked.com http://www.cracked.com/article_18591_the-5-most-impractical-aspects-superhero-costumes.html#ixzz1v8boREqN

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-mendelson/the-avengers_b_1519725.html

Sienna Miller G.I. Joe

 

over 21 Avengers drinking game:

TAKE A DRINK WHEN…  •Someone is killed •There’s a fight scene  •Someone yells or roars •The hero changes his clothes  •See an explosion  •A news report on a television WHEN SOMEONE SAYS…  •a superhero’s name •Scientific mumbo-jumbo  •“S.H.I.E.L.D.” or “shield”  •The superhero’s civilian name

CHUG WHEN  •Stan Lee shows up

WATERFALL WHEN  •Samuel L. Jackson gives a questionable look

**DISCLAIMER** no one here recommends sneaking liquor into a theatre in order to play this game.

Manly Men in Tights

12 Apr

Robin Hood: Men In Tights

How this email started:

http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2012/04/to-be-a-man/#comment-12200

Doctor NerdLove did another great article (see above) that seems to be timed so well with a rant I had over the weekend.  So, of course, I had to comment on it:

mickey says:

I was just talking to someone last week about this issue. I have become close to a coworkers children, the oldest being a teenage boy who recently turned 16. He is a VERY young 16 year old though. The boy is shy, bookish, sheltered and a bit of a nervous type. He’s tall thin and good looking for his age with all the right gadgets and clothes to be popular, but a little awkward, very quiet and embarrasses easily. As an adult, I find him charming and adorable. As a reader, I love that we can discuss novels and how he sees them versus how I see them. Recently, he was being teased about getting a car and “getting girls”, but I found a group of other coworkers making offhand “Not likely” comments. I could not figure out why, but after some prodding I found out that the general consensus is that he is gay. I couldn’t place WHY people thought this other than a general “lack of masculinity” in his demeanor, which I personally think is coupled by the fact that he is a minority and lacking any of the stereotypical tropes associated with his cultural background. He may be, I am pretty sure he isn’t, but either way it doesn’t matter, and I was very upset that they felt the need to put this kid in a box under their own guidelines when he may not have set any of his own yet. Nevermind that he is growing up at a different time then they did and maybe they have not realized that the guidelines have changed.

 

 

Problem was, I didn’t just to comment about it, I wanted to have a discussion about it, so I went to my go to girl for that. 

 

 

From: mickey

To: Lela

Sent: Monday, April 9, 2012 11:37 AM 

See link above.  Seriously, I was complaining over the weekend about everyone judging the poor kid who is kind of shy and lives in his own heads to the point that he can be a little oblivious to the world.  But it’s such joyful innocence that you just kind of  hope no one hurts him too much. I think the world will be hard on him because he is a male though and it made me kind of sad.  As far as teenage boys go, the kid is remarkable non whiny and very respectful.  Which may be seen as a “sign of weakness” or lack of aggressiveness in boys, something that is rewarded in our culture, but ONLY to males.   

 

From: Lela

To: mickey

Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 12:48 PM
 

 you may not want my opinion on this.  it may ruin our friendship…  I’m pretty old school in my opinion of gender roles. 

I do feel bad for ANYONE who gets teased.  Sounds like your teenager is just not as masculine, it’s just not who he is.   It sucks.  I have a cousin in the same boat as him.  Growing up, he didn’t come out right, probably due to the amount of teasing I am sure he endured.  Although I am not sure if anyone labeled him gay?  But most likely it happened.  At the end of the day, kids are assholes.  They’ll find anything to tease.   I hate teenagers. lol

 

From: mickey

To: Lela

Sent: Monday, April 9, 2012 1:28 PM
 

These weren’t teenagers though.  That’s what upset me so badly.  They were grown adults.  And because he doesn’t seem “very masculine” (by THEIR personal standards) they have made a judgment about him, without ever talking to him.  He’s not the only one I’ve seen them do it with.  Even with older males we have interaction with, if they have a high appreciation in clothing and artwork it’s suspect to them, which I find strange when you think about how white collar a job I work in. 

I know your opinion, it was why I couldn’t stand a couple of your exes in the past because they wanted to treat you like a 1950’s housewife; telling you what was best for you and expecting you to take care of all their needs while they did whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted and expected you to not argue because they were the MEN.  *insert chest thump here*  I mean, it’s not my business who you want to date, but really… some were… unbelievable.  I don’t mind people who prefer traditional roles, as long as it’s respectful and agreed upon, not dictated to and then scorned upon for not following those roles.  It’s fine if that’s what you decide you want, by mutual agreement.  If you like to cook and want to or you just like things a certain way and want to have control over the house and kitchen, that’s fine, but to have people expect you to handle certain things because you happen to have mammary glands is a stupid reason to believe those things.  The article points out that in today’s society, having “the man” support the family monetarily isn’t even a reality for 90% of the general population, and with both adults working full time, how does it only fall on one person to take care of the house, kids, and food?  One person can’t even support a family anymore, most of the time. 

It’s great, if there is a choice along with give and take, and compromise.   Relationships and of course marriages are supposed to be for both people and no matter what the roles, need to be flexible, because when one is down, the other is supposed to be there for them.  Having rigid, non-changing ideals is a sure fire sign of the breakdown of any relationship. 

 

From: Lela

To: mickey

 Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 2:15 PM
 

I will agree with that statement.  I am also proud to announce that although I believe in traditional gender roles, my own family is not exactly traditional and I believe in them along with one key word – RESPECT.

From: Lela

To: mickey

 Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:27 PM
 

As for the adults making judgements, sadly enough you know what happens to the kids who were assholes as kids?  Most of them are assholes as adults.

Although, what if he is kinda femme and you don’t notice?  When you first met him what was your impression?  I think we all tend to make snap judgements of people when we first meet them.  Although I think most of us know better than to say ANYTHING.  I have a friend who to this day I am not sure if he is gay or straight.  He talks a little feminine, I never see him with a girl, but then again the same could be said about me.  I tend to wear more t shirts than skirts and I never seem to have a man so I know someone out there is probably thinking that I am gay.  But hopefully they would respect me enough to say it behind my back.

I don’t know.  I see nothing wrong with gender roles, as long as there is RESPECT.  Women are not less than men or vice versa.  I do believe that men should take the protector roles, and women the nurturing ones, as genetically most women are more nurturing and men tend to be bigger and stronger.  I wonder if that is why deep down I am not that attracted to short men or really thin men?  I want to feel like my man can protect me, not like I would have to jump in to save his ass…

Brian Molko

 

From: mickey

To: Lela

Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:41 PM
 

To be honest, nothing really crossed my mind either way.  He just seems like a quiet kid and we bonded over books. 

Anything more than that never even entered my head?

 

From: Lela

To: mickey

 Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:57 PM
 

I’m pretty sure that’s because you are not an asshole.  I wonder if that makes me an asshole…

 

From: mickey

To: Lela

Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 8:46 AM
 

I don’t know if it makes anyone an asshole, unless you are a grown adult teasing some young kid behind his back? 

I think it’s funny that you saw “femme” in terms of behavior, when I have met some very stereotypically manly men… who liked men.  Look at Rock Hudson, he was considered very manly, not feminine at all…. Besides, that 16 year old, he’d fit right in with the Disney crowd.  All those boys are unassuming and very anti-lumbar jack.

  

  

From: Lela

To: mickey

Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 10:03 AM
 

LMAOOOO  @ Disney crowd   TRUE

Really though I feel bad for anyone who isn’t comfortable being themselves because people are assholes.  Yeah I know, that’s kinda my underlying theme, people are assholes.  Even though I love people, for the most part dammit if we all don’t have a long way to go…

But I digress.  No, we should not judge people without knowing anything about them.  I try not to judge, I usually like everyone until I’m given a reason not to.  That can be a downfall too, I like to think that people are inherently good, everyone has good in them, it’s just a matter of whether or not they choose to tap into that.  Now a question I have though is are we talking true to life judgements or first impressions? 

 

From: mickey

To: Lela
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 10:07 AM
 

I’m not sure?  I’m not sure what my first impressions of people are?  I mean, half the time I can’t remember people’s names, I know that sounds bad.  It’s almost like people are just outlines that fill up with things as I learn about them.  It’s probably why I can remember what shows, foods and music people like but not remember birthdays or eye colors.  I’m probably the wrong person to ask as people always think I’m weird as a first impression.  I’ve also heard snobby, quiet…  but I probably hold everything back until I know whether people can be trusted?

what's your first impression?

 

From: Lela

To: mickey

 Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 10:26 AM
 

I am that same way.  Unless I am in a comfortable environment.  Like when I start a new job, I am very quiet and shy, and I tend to study people.  Then once I know how they are, I start being myself.  Now once I have been at the job for a while, if a new person comes along I am okay with talking to them trying to make them feel at ease.  So weird.   I think this affects me in talking to guys too.  It’s hard for me to get to know someone because I am not a big talker if I don’t really know you.  I usually don’t know HOW to start a conversation with someone I barely know, let alone let you know anything about me.  Sadly with first impressions it rings true, you never do get a second chance to make a first impression.  For example if you first see someone, lets say they are yelling at the guy behind the rental car counter.  I will automatically assume the guy yelling is an impatient asshole.  For all I know he could be a saint, who keeps giving the rental company car a chance, maybe they ran his card 15 times in a row and now he’s broke for 2 weeks while they fix it, can’t pay his mortgage and his wife just left him, and this was the last straw…  I don’t know.  I’m strange.

From: mickey

To: Lela

Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 10:28 AM
 

I don’t think you’re strange, I just… don’t think like that.  Then again, I don’t study people. 

Sherlock would be so disappointed.

Disappointed Sherlock is disappointed.  (Source: elementaryofyouth, via mcavoyings)

Disappointed Sherlock is disappointed. (Source: elementaryofyouth, via mcavoyings)

 

 

 PS. 

On another note, it’s probably a good idea to remember that modern ideals of masculinity DO change through out time.  High heels, tights, long hair…. a lot of these “fashions” were originally attributed to men and they were considered no less masculine to wear these. 

Heels had more to do with class than gender.