Thursday, August 22, 2013

my favorite good girls < 3



hello my lovelies <3

one thing you may not know about me is that i absolutely LOVE girls!!  I can really appreciate a beautiful girl when i see one as opposed to most girls' natural reaction of instant jealousy---I instantly spit out a compliment because you never know whose day you can make with a simple compliment!! I think girls who cannot compliment other girls have some sort of serious inferiority complex. Perhaps it is because I personally am very confident, so I have no problem telling another girl when I see one how gorgeous she is looking, or how much I love her hair that day, etc

any way, the main point was a post about all of my girl crushes. i have a quiteee a few. If the world did some gnarly Freaky Friday shit tomorrow and made every girl a lesbian, I’d pray to God I could get stuck with one of these yummies.

However, in order to prevent this post from being super long and picture heavy, I separated this post into two separate posts; this one being the list of good girls I admire, and the next being a list of bad naughty girls I admire. the parameters of which these females have to meet in order to be considered 'good girls' vary from female to female as some of them may have had a bad girl past, but are currently very inspirational, not involved with any thing illegal or in Hollywood's horrible "party scene" and when you see their name, nothing related to any scandals or huge headlines come to mind. You get the idea? Good, let's get started, shall we? ")



Kate Beckinsale

This woman is such an amazing woman. She is involved with so much GOOD, I don't know where to start. She is involved with a lot of charity work, mainly charities for Heart disease and Animal Cruelty. She is more so a action heroine actress.
She stays out of the limelight for the sole purpose of providing a life as normal as possible for her only child, her daughter Lily. She has only been with three men her entire life, and does not do any nude work.
She is just a beautiful person inside and out.







Maria Menounos

She is a T.V. personality, and I have always thought she was very pretty. Every time I wanted to do some thing new with my hair, I always look her up to see what she has going on because she ALWAYS has an absolute perfect hair style going on. Clearly -->











Eva Longoria
she has been my all time favorite latina, from even before desperate housewives. she was a soap opera star and that is where I first saw her and fell in love. She is now one of the most known actresses in shows and movies, and huge food enthusiast including owning a restaurant Beso. She's a diehard Texas fan, and very much involved with charities due to her younger sister who is mentally and physically handicapped. she is a tiny little firecracker and so sassy. I love her!






Cheryl Cole

She is a HUGE singer in the UK, and also a judge on the X factor. She is very similar looking to Eva Longoria I think. She is so gorgeous to me, I really love her looks, her demeanor, the way she carries herself. All of it.

I am not a huge fan of all of her music, but I like some of it. She is the mentor of infamous "want you back" singer Cheryl Lloyd.






Beyonce Knowles

Never been involved in any scandals, married to one guy for 10+ years then has a beautiful child. she does so much good in this world, i dont know where to begin. A true inspiration for all women, at any age. I love tivoing hEr music videos and learning her dances. I love to dance and if there is anyone who knows how to work it, its queen bee !!!




Demi Lovato

Talk about my inspiration. I do not know a single thing I do not like about this woman. She is the true definition of strength in my eyes. I just can't get over how much she has overcome in the past few years. She has a famous tattoo most girls who have endured any abuse throughout their lives get, and that is her "stay strong" tattoo.

this picture was also my inspiration on dying my hair red.  I wanted some thing different and show stopping-- and this color does both wonderfully. She makes any thing look absolutely gorgeous!

love you demi! <3



Charlize Thereon
Wow, talk about a woman who can transform herself into any thing she commits herself to. Charlize is a true chameleon. she defied preconceptions to become one of Hollywood's most versatile actresses by being able to adept at comedy as  perfectly as she was at drama like her portrayal of the serial killer Aileen Wournos in "Monster" --one of my favorite movies.
I am not that big into light hair and eyes on women (obviously given the dark beauties posted above) but she is that one exception I cannot ignore. I have yet to find a flaw in her statuesque figure, piercing eyes, and perfectly symmetrical face.









Jennifer Love Hewitt

This girl is my favorite girl in Hollywood. My absolute favorite actress. Her performance in Heart Breakers was what drew me in, and I have been hooked ever since. Not only am I absolutely addicted the The Client List on Lifetime both the TV show and movie (have both!) But she is just the epitome of perfection.

Even when she was very heavy, she never succumbed to Hollywood's pressure of losing baby weight super quick, etc. she said FUCK YOU. and did her thing! I really love her without the bangs she has been known for -- this hair style is perfect for her face shape I think.








 
 && lastly, kim kardashian.
need i say more ??


I know I’m missing a lot, but this is all my 1 a.m. brain can muster up at the moment. Notice I have this freakish obsession with exotic women-- dark hair & dark eyes. Not just because I have dark hair and eyes, but i think they are just absolutely stunning. Of course there are a few exceptions such as Charlize Theron but for the most part I LOVE dark hair & eyes in women and LOVE light eyes & hair in men. Weirddd, i know. LOL

Given the fact that there are so many, I think I’d have maybe a C+ shot at nabbing one of them if this Freaky Friday Armageddon should ever occur, no? C+ is not so bad, at least it is passing. haha!

All jokes aside, I think beauty has no definition. It truly is in the eye of its beholder. Every culture has a different definition for what they consider beautiful -- and what may be downright gorgeous in one culture, can be ugly in another. What is most important is just to be Y.O.U.

Stay tuned for my PART TWO : My favorite BAD GIRLS ! This post you will not want to miss.

xox rica

Monday, August 19, 2013

what goes around comes around xx

work.

i legit don't think my life would be complete if i didn't have a job to go to every day. i think working is one of the things every one must do. you never will know independence until you make your own money, live in your own place with no help from daddy, and pay for all your necessities and wants yourself.

this feeling makes me feel so alive and amazing. words cannot explain.

so i currently work at a car dealership in which I help run the finance and investments department. i'm only the assistant to the manager, but he is so busy playing computer games I am usually the one making sure things are going the way they should, and keeping  his ass from getting fired. which is probably why he pays me so well. LOL i am the assistant finance adviser whom handles financing people who wish to buy vehicles, as well as title work and sometimes sales.

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The other day, I watched a girl named "Chrissie" come and interview for a sales position. She was tall, a little thicker, and was lacking any interpersonal skills whatsoever. It was kind of hard to watch and not laugh.

My manager, who is supposed to give the final yay or nay, was hardly even listening to her as she spoke, and was more engrossed in the baseball game on the big screen. As she maneuvered around the show room, showing off her knowledge of the cars in the lot, another new girl we recently hired who goes by the name Gina, stated aloud what we all were thinking. "That girl is out of her mind thinking she is fit for this job." Gina then began to nitpick at every little thing.. and while it was funny at first.. it later began to annoy me how mean she was being.

The courage and confidence required to come in confident to an interview, and then to work in a new environment, with professional females staring you down waiting for you to mess up, and all this especially in sales, is tremendous. So how could a female possibly be so judgmental towards another female when they face and have faced the same demons? I didn’t participate in the conversation and I kept my opinion to myself. Not everyone is meant for sales. To my surprise, Chrissie returned to the floor after she interview and sat among us. This means my manager said YAY.

Apparently her sales pitch was good enough. Then, one of my managers approached me and asked me to do something I have not done in a long time. He wanted to know if I could train her. i've always been the one to train employees who were new, but in this particular department.. this task holds soo much more weight to it than i was used to.

Back in the old days when I worked in a popular clothing store, I was always the one asked to get the new people accustomed to the sales floor. I demonstrated how to up-sell. I showed them how to put outfits together to get good sales, because we are females in the biz--we already have a higher chance on selling to males than males do. Believe it or not, I am right.


And the weird thing was, I had an absolute blast doing it. It was the most satisfying feeling to see my “students” succeed and go on to become great sales people. So you can imagine I was more than happy to sacrifice some money (there were already customers seated) and show this girl how to kick ass.

We took a tour of the showroom, and the service departments, etc. She even mentioned to me that the information I gave her was incredibly helpful. All I could think of was that I wish I had someone to teach me when I first started out. But then again, I took to sales the way normal people take to sports or music. I was a natural.

Chrissie ended up doing well that next day. And Gina?? Yeah, she was fired for lying to a customer about a car's engine problems leading to a sale.

Now that's some irony.

xox rica

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

the shark week craze

in some ways, the Shark Week obsession makes sense. it's almost like a safistic fascination with horror stories of surfer boys, children, marine bilogists, or fishermen turning into chopped liver. it's one of those so disgusting but can't stop looking type gigs.


... i cannot get enough.


Shark week is not only about the gory stories though. it also is very very informative. i see shark week as a chance to shed light on the difficulties faced by sharks in the wild. for instance, did you know that more than 100 million sharks are killed around the world each year by commercial fishing. also that sharks alongside crocodiles are the world's oldest living animals believed to be older than dinosaurs? they've been on this planet for billions of years.



Not only that but let's face it.. sharks are awesome. I mean, how many other people know that sharks have five 15 rows of teeth in each jaw? Or that a lot of weird things have been found inside sharks, such as a nail, a bottle of wine, a treasure chest, coats, a suit of armor, a drum and a torpedo. Oh and a question: What is more dangerous to people - a shark or a wasp/bee? Answer: wasp/bee!! Every year, 100 people die from wasp or bee stings, yet hundreds of millions of people go swimming, and sharks kill only about six people worldwide. Only about 25 sharks have been known to actually attack people. Every year, people kill thousands of sharks. They are killed for food, oil, skins and sport.

Here are some other things i learned from shark week 2011...

a:: the way sharks breathe is by ram ventilation, a process that forces water into their mouths and then processes it as they swim forward.

b:: it's a shark-eat-shark world ...parents sometimes eat their embroyos and even the babies, once they develop teeth they eat their brothers and sisters who are not yet developed. . yuck!! it's called intrauterine cannibalism. i'll never forget. haha

c:: Every once in a while, a female shark can reproduce without any contact from a male, an act known as parthenogenesis. Scientists have only documented a couple of cases of parthenogenesis, but some suspect that just about any female shark can get pregnant on her own in the right circumstances. (More on virgin shark births.)

here are some interesting links if you would like to jump on the bandwagon and wait all year for shark week 2012 !!! :D





Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/sharkweek

About Shark Week: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shark_Week




Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Trent Reznor x0x


trent reznor

he's the lead singer of Nine Inch Nails and someone who I believe single handedly changed rock music forever. He has been around for the past 20 years and in those 2 decades.. hes come out with numerous #1 songs that have put his personal thoughts out there for everyone to see. && it is quite obvious that his defiance not only made him a millionaire but it also made him an icon. He isn’t afraid to break the rules and let people see him for who he is. ... if that isn't inspiration, i don't know what is! 

i havent always been a NIN fan, the only song i really liked was "Closer." It wasn't until these past few years that I truly started getting into their music... i was friends with a girl who was obsessed with them who has since moved away, but we still keep in touch and of course our main topic is Nine Inch Nails news... did i mention how upset i was to have missed their show in 2009..only time they'd be in Chicago for the rest of my life probably.. and i missed it.. their last tour!!
ugh, i'll never forgive myself.. lol



as stated above, the first song I ever heard was “Closer” and I was immediately in love by the boldness of the lyrics. I knew what he was getting at and I really liked it. Trent’s words go into motion and it just truly feels amazing. 


You let me violate you. You let me desecrate you. You let me penetrate you.
And yes Trent, you can complicate me any day. LOL 

Not only did “Closer” tap into the hidden sex kitten inside of me, but other songs really spoke to me as well. The following are some of my favorite lyrics from my favorite NIN songs. 



You can have my isolation.
You can have the hate that it brings.
You can have my absence of faith.
You can have my everything.”

“Devils speak of the ways in which she’ll manifest.
Angels bleed from the tainted touch of my caress.
Need to contaminate to alleviate this loneliness.
I now know the depths I reach are limitless.”


“so impressed with all you do
tried so hard to be like you
flew too high and burnt the wing
lost my faith in everything
lick around divine debris
taste the wealth of hate in me
shedding skin succumb defeat
this machine is obsolete
made the choice to go away
drink the fountain of decay
tear a hole exquisite red
fuck the rest and stab it dead
broken bruised forgotten sore
too fucked up to care anymore
poisoned to my rotten core
too fucked up to care anymore”


“In my nothing, you meant everything to me.”


“My moral standing is lying down”.



 


Are you a NIN fan? Can any of you tell me what song each of those quotes are from? :)

xox rica

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