The Sassiest New Year Ever!

Happy New Year toast to you!  Gorgeous Marilyn Monroe image from the fab web site Kaufmann Mercantile:  http://kaufmann-mercantile.com/champagne-stemware/

Are you ready for a FUN way to make New Years’ Resolutions?  New Years’ Resolutions can fail because, well, how fun are they really?

  1. I will lose weight this year.
  2. I will find love this year.
  3. I will get the raise and make more money this year.

Let’s review:

  1. I will lose weight this year.  (Your subconscious Drama Queen:  I’ll lose weight from all the over-eating I did during the holidays and deprive myself for the next few months!)
  2. I will find love this year. (Your subconscious Drama Queen:  PLEASE!  Let him love me this year!  I must have him or I will die!  Why does everyone else have someone special! How do I get him to chase me!)
  3. I will get the raise and make more money this year. (Your subconscious Drama Queen, sniffing:  I love my job.  I love my job.  I love my job.)

Starting on Wednesday…I’m going to be giving you a New Years’ gift.  A little thank you for being such fantastic followers and clients!  We are going to give New Years’ Resolutions a giant, sassy kick in the butt.  Make them fun for us!  So follow the fun here and on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bitch-Lifestyle/205875411841?ref=hl and Twitter:  @Goddesspower.  Happy New Year, beauties!  Huge toast to you and our Bitch Rebellion to the sassiest and most successful New Years’ ever!  Love, Goddess

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Chicken Little vs. Reality

“The world is ending?”  She purred.  “I just don’t have time in my schedule for that!”  Pin up image from the fab website I Want to be a Pin-Up http://iwanttobeapinup.wordpress.com/tag/brunette/

The Mayans prophecy or whatever it was about the world ending.  Big, enormous and bored yawn.

I say whatever it was because I didn’t care.  I didn’t spend one second thinking about “the world ending” unless someone addressed it to me personally.  Then I would say something like “Stop it.  You’re being an alarmist.  The world is not going to end.  Besides I’m too busy for it to end.”  (The last part said with playful sarcasm) It made me think of all the “Chicken Littles” in the world.  The alarmists who are whipped into a frenzy over some story in history.  Or what a reporter says in the news.  Or a moment of reality TV. Or someones’ opinion.  Something they hear to be true without one bit of research.  Or if they do any research, no consideration for the source.  Then some of these “Chicken Littles” blow their money in Vegas, get married or some other crazy thing that IF the world was going to end would be cool.  IF.  What happens when it doesn’t?  They have done something that will impact the rest of their lives.

AND they have wasted so much time.

But Goddess…that’s their right.  Sure.  I agree.  But I don’t want to hear about it.  The whining, the moaning the lamenting and the countdown.  Waste of time.  How about enjoying life every day without all the “drama” Chicken Littles?  There is plenty of fun to have every single day.  Plenty to love, party with and plan for.  That, to me is so much more meaningful than what a dead society wrote about years ago.   Drama and being a Chicken Little is a habit.  And you know what happens to Chicken Little and all her friends at the end of the story?  They are eaten by the sly fox.  The sly fox who knows how to take advantage of them.  I see people being taken advantage of by sly foxes all the time.  The Chicken Littles are scared.  They trust a King or a fox to lead them.  It gets them manipulated, dead or ruled over.  Not fun.

You know what I’ve been focused on?  The fun and spirit of this time of year.  And every other day of the year.  When a hot man smiles at me and opens a door to let me through.  A little baby boy who sees me, smiles and we play the peek-a-boo game.  How my best friend and I think so much alike that we give each other the same exact Christmas Card.  How fun it is to enjoy those I love and eat special treats.  All the unexpected surprises, gifts and joy.  How other people really enjoying the season makes me so happy!  There are two houses near where I live that have coordinated lights to music.  Amazing show.  Last night we went to the houses to enjoy the lights and music and they had turned it into a block party!  There were dancers, a unicyler and Santa was there juggling.  These are people really partying with the spirit of Christmas.  I wanted to go out there and party with them!

So in the fun and spirit of the Block Party-ers…let’s embrace their sense of fun.   Chicken Little=Drama Queen.  There are Chicken Littles everywhere.  Feeding off of some rumor, story, creation by someone.  There is absolutely nothing you can do about what they are prophesizing about.  Nothing.  Even if it were true!  The only thing you have control over is your world and YOUR PARTY!  So Bitches…we now party…be damned you Chicken Littles!  The Chicken Littles can join us if they leave their Drama Queen at home.  Now and into the new year, I wish my Sassy, Luscious Bitches the most delicious moments and the most love, play, fun and adventure that you can possible handle!  Love sprinkled with skyloads of gorgeous pink, purple and silver confetti,  Goddess

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Burlesque! Not Just Strip Tease

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Gorgeous star of Le Scandal Cabaret Bonnie Dunn

Mmmmm….burlesque!

Burlesque: (From Merriam Webster online)  theatrical entertainment of a broadly humorous often earthy character consisting of short turns, comic skits, and sometimes striptease acts.

Burlesque gets a bad rap as an entertainment form.  It’s all strip tease.  It started off as so much more!  It was, at its best, a rich source of music and comedy that kept America laughing in the mid 1800s.  Burlesque made fun of opera, plays and other loved activities of the upper classes in America and Great Britain.  The shows used comedy and music as a sort of challenge to look at things in society differently.  Love that!  Modern day entertainments such as the Austin Powers series were born from burlesque.  Poking fun at comic targets and asking the viewer to look beyond appearances.

Early burlesque shows were suggestive rather than “bawdy.”  Suggestive.  Definitely much better than just “giving it up” like a lot of women have been taught to do today.  Women playfully reveling in their power to attract.  Then disappearing at the end of the scene.  Catch me if you can, you naughty boy!  Would it surprise you that originally a womans’ wit was the draw and not her body?   This changed as men took over management of these shows and wanted to flaunt the feminine form to draw in crowds.  Just like everything…there is a cycle and popularity wanes and peaks.

Famous comedians were born out of burlesque acts:  Jackie Gleason, Bert Lahr, Bob Hope and Fanny Brice are just a few names.

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Fanny Brice image from Last FM: http://www.last.fm/music/Fanny+Brice

For my birthday my best friend Mary Ann booked us for a burlesque class in New York City.   The class was run by the gorgeous Bonnie Dunn (above image).   A few days ago I had the pleasure of learning from a real burlesque star!  We made our very own tassels and she taught us how to entertain with various props.  Chairs, gloves, boas and my favorite…giant feathers!  It was such glamorous and fun play!

The reason why I’m writing about this is because it is a fun art form for you to explore.  Google burlesque shows and go see with your girlfriends!  Imagine what a fun girl outing that would be.  Women enjoying each other and our God-given sensuality and playfulness!  Bitch it up and take a class together!  Play some really fun music like “Whatever Lola Wants,” and move and play with a boa.  Don’t forget the audience before you.  Flirt and play with them!  This is a really fun way to give yourself attention and a sensual work out.  Class dismissed. (Sassy smile)

Another reason why I want you to explore fun art forms like burlesque:  for some reason, we women love to shake it.  It makes us happy to do so!  If you find yourself saying Drama Queen phrases such as “I want to be happy again,” “Am I depressed?”  If you are fighting depression over a horrible breakup, find yourself googling “signs of depression” because of guy or personal drama, insert some fun mayhem in your life.  It will give your Drama Queen the attention she desires and hopefully send you on a search for other fun things to explore.  Give it a whirl.  Your Bitch will love it!

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Passion

Yes!  Gorgeous image can be found at silive.com:  http://blog.silive.com/kidsinthecity/2009/02/large_PS2002~Passion-Posters.jpg

“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted… unbidden… it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us… passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love… the clarity of hatred… and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we’d know some kind of peace… but we would be hollow… Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we’d be truly dead.” 

Joss Whedon, Screenwriter and Director

Nothing else to say.  LOVE!  Now go get passionate Sassy Bitches!!  Love, Goddess

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