Bah. Blog Closed For Today.

July 23, 2007

I’ve been sitting here all day wondering what it was I wanted to post about since yesterday.

And I can’t remember.

No image storage yet, either!! PayPal’s squirrels haven’t returned yet from their mission. They’ve probably gotten drunk on my dime…

Red Alert: Your PC Might Have This!!

July 23, 2007


It was published on the Interubernetwerkmachinen!

You Always Do This When I’m Not Looking!

July 23, 2007

Sometime since Friday it happened.

This blog has now passed 200,000 views since its launch.

Now I will shut up until it hits 500,000.

The Candice Jarrett Campaign: Part Two

July 23, 2007

From her MySpace blog:

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Current mood: determined
Category: News and Politics

Images of sickeningly thin supermodels (whose ribs are being airbrushed out of the photos) are poisoning women against ourselves: But behind that megawatt smile, her disease is slowly destroying not only her body, but also shattering the self esteem of teenage girls who believe in order to be beautiful, they have to look like the supermodel.

Two supermodels died last year from complications due to eating disorders. These were 22 and 23 year old women who died from Cardiac and Renal failure. And yet, in London, people who had the power to change this held a meeting and voted AGAINST a minimum body fat percentage for runway models.

So, I’m just going to say it:


The self esteem of our daughters and granddaughters is at stake, we’ve got to start reaching out to them about this. We have to redefine “beautiful.”

I have been pressured many times during my music career…. Told repeatedly that I needed to loose weight in order to be more successful… (I wrote a blog called, “Who do you think you are?” addressing the music industry’s expectations of women.)

And now, when I think back on those years of my life I spent agonizing over not being “thin enough” for… prom… or the first day of school… or a wedding… or to impress someone else…. I am so disappointed in myself for literally WASTING precious minutes of my life because I let someone else make me feel inferior…. But I’m not alone: it’s happening over and over again to girls and women everywhere.

Nothing will change unless we change it: and we’ve got to start right at the clothing stores where we are bombarded with giant ads in the windows of super-thin models… on top of that, once we actually get into the store, the mannequins are size zeros.

Clothes should come in all shapes and sizes, because


Department store mannequins are wearing size 0 clothing…. And did you notice they pin the shirts to the mannequin to make them even smaller? Why don’t they just put the clothes on popsicle sticks and get it over with?

I want to do something about this… and so, I am going to use my voice, my experiences, my mailing lists, websites, blogs, and now almost 12,000 myspace friends to make this heard… to do my part to try to change this twisted perception on beauty so that my daughters won’t have to live in a world where anorexia is held in high esteem… and where girls feel like in order to be beautiful, they have to conform to someone else’s sick perception of what is attractive.

So, I would like to start a campaign on myspace and youtube called “Beauty is NOT a Dress Size” …. And I’m going to need your help to make this happen. I am going to make a video featuring YOU…real people, so that we can start a new trend: the eating disorder look is out: the beauty of real women is in!!!!

Please take videos or pictures of yourselves holding signs that say something about real beauty…. for example, your sign could say “I am Beautiful.” or “My eyes are beautiful” or “Kindness is Beautiful”…or you can have a group picture with a sign saying “Best Friends are Beautiful”…. be creative!!!! You can send as many photos as you like! All ages are welcome, and men are welcome to submit too! Please pass this on to as many people as you can. I will be posting the completed video on my myspace profile along with the code for other people to post it on theirs.

Send your photos as attachments to

If you would like to send a video clip to be included, please upload it to and send me the link to the video by contacting me through my myspace profile.

The quote below is from a former supermodel who almost died from Anorexia. She is now one of the spokespeople for The National Eating Disorders Association.

“We are far more than this body. We come in every shape and size. Our differences are to be embraced and celebrated. By honoring the differences in ourselves we learn to honor and be compassionate towards others.

When I think of the women I admire it is for their strength, courage, resilience, and intellect. This is truly where beauty lies.” – Carré Otis, former Supermodel

I would like to invite you to share your stories as responses to this blog. Thank you for taking the time to read this! Let’s make a difference together.

Previously in this blog:
The Candice Jarrett Campaign: Part One

The Candice Jarrett Campaign: Part One

July 23, 2007

From her MySpace blog:

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Current mood: Encouraged

Ok, so after literally years of being told that I need to have a certain image to be successful in the music industry, I decided to do a little experiment. I made a somewhat sexy profile as you may have noticed… and left it up for less than 24 hours before I couldn’t stand it anymore.

So many people in the industry say that the only way to reach an audience is to portray a sexy image: “Sex sells Blah blah blah” – NEWSFLASH! Just because I am a blonde girl in my early twenties who happens to be a singer doesn’t mean I am trying to be a freaking pop star.

I don’t fit that mold. It’s not who I am.

When I looked at that profile, I thought, “This isn’t me, I can’t stand it!” I had the same feeling I had when my favorite folk singer sold out with a trashy pop album a few years back. Disappointed. Angry.

I embrace who I am: a quirky, clumsy, folky singer who doesn’t always say or do the right things… who dresses up as a ninja turtle for halloween and loves rollercoasters, wearing flip flops, and romantic comedies…. and recites Shakespeare and tries to teach herself Italian…. and who sings in the car while driving and laughs at the stupidest jokes…. who loves playing with her dog and the smell of old books.

That is me. Not “the bad girl”, not sexy, not angry, or aggressive. I’m not going to write songs about a no-good-cheating-boyfriend… because I’m not the type of girl to stay with a guy who cheats… or would give that type of guy the time of day to write a song for him. I’m not going to write songs about hooking up at a club or shaking your bon bon… because I don’t identify with that topic… and it’s not my calling to write music like that.

But I DO write songs about beliveing in your dreams, about making a better life for yourself, about breaking hearts, and leaving a better world for our children. I write songs about real people who have touched my life, and songs to help people heal from hurt. I write silly songs to turn a lighthearted smile, songs about second chances and falling in love.

And, I’ll never get tired of writing those songs. I’m standing my ground.

If I change who I am because they tell me I’ll never be successful if I don’t, then I don’t want any part of what they’re offering.

Because if I turn into someone I’m not, none of that success really belongs to ME anyway.

Take that to the top of your charts.

And so, I’ll leave you with some lyrics that fit my mood right now. I know, if you’re reading this – you are a friend or fan… and it means so much that you took the time to read this blog. Thank you.

“I fell asleep in a brave new world.
I woke up a brand new girl.
Who do you think you are to keep putting me down?
Ashes to ashes, we’re all just dust on the ground.”

From “Caged Bird” – a song I wrote two years ago.

God Is Avenging Himself On That Awful Olympics Logo

July 23, 2007

England is flooded: Official: Worst Floods In Modern History

And flooded: Humanitarian crisis as thousands face new evacuation alert

And flooded: Looting, panic buying – and a water shortage

And via email:

Rain, yeah we got rain, worst for decades if not since records began. We are well placed here and flooding is not an issue. However, our cellar is now a swimming pool, probably 24″ deep and rising. Keep meaning to get a bilge pump off ebay …

It has rained for two months, every day, probably more as I was not counting, lol, might be 40 days and 40 nights soon , eeek ….

And what is the weather in NYC today? Sporadic downpours!

Previously in this blog:
It’s A Broken Swastika!
The Fall Of London Design

Harry Potter More Popular Than Microsoft Zune

July 23, 2007

It’s true!

Within the past 24 hours, I’ve seen three people with the latest Harry Potter book on the ferry.

Since its introduction, I’ve seen only two people with Zunes.

This is a scientifically-accurate measurement.

Because I made it.

And there’s also this:
Harry Potter Breaks Sales Records — read it now. Links like this disappear fast.

Like A Bullet To My Head

July 23, 2007

The opening sentence of The Futile Life – Part 6, which I think is a story. Or something…

John offered the block of nicely sculptured chocolate by putting it forward with both hands.

Enough With The Fekkin Secret Diaries!!!

July 23, 2007

The Secret Diary of Hillary Clinton

The Secret Diary of Kevin Rose

The Secret Diary of a Prisoner in the Creative Writing Gulag

Dr. Watson’s Secret Diary

The Secret Diary of Adrian Cat

And of course this bastard has two —

The Secret Diary of Bill Gates
The Secret Diary of Bill Gates

The Secret Diary of Mike Cane — WTF?!!?

This Fake Business Is Going Too Far Now

July 23, 2007

Trying to cash in on the Living Godhood of Fake Steve Jobs is a Fake Steve Ballmer.

Um, has anyone done a Fake George Bush?

Oh shit. Yes. But it hasn’t been updated in over a month. So visit his website.