Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shoegasm!


These Sam Edelman's are the perfect balance between professional and sexy...I could definitely rock these at work or at a sales conference without feeling like I'm dressed inappropriately...and with the right dress, these would be great for a spectacular evening outfit as well

Monday, November 21, 2011

Music Monday


You can buy David Mead's new album, Dudes on iTunes

You can buy Peter Bradly Adams and Caitlin Canty's Down Like Silver on iTunes

On Noisetrade, download free music from Young the Giant, Matthew Mayfield,

Check out Graham Colton and Steven Moakler's tour dates here

Check out Adam Sullivan's KickStarter campaign here

You can buy Green River Ordinance's Christmas album on iTunes and Amazon

Check out NeedToBreathe's upcoming tour dates here


The top 10 tracks for free download on Tweet for a Track are

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Through a Rapist's eyes-Please Read and Pass On, You May Save a Life

It seems that alot of attackers use some tactic to get away with violence. Not many people know how to take care of themselves when faced with such a
situation. Everyone should read this especially each and every girl in this world. THOUGHT THIS WAS GOOD INFO TO PASS ALONG…

FYI - Through a rapist’s eyes! A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:



1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle.
They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.

3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is grocery store parking lots.

5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.

6] Number three is public restrooms.

7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.

8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.

9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.

10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.

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POINTS THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER:


1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk:
can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.


2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would
not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.

4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and
armpit or in the upper inner thigh - HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.

5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our
instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.

6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using
much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel
little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.

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FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE AS WELL ….

I know you are smart enough to know these pointers but there will be some, where you will go “hmm I must remember that” After reading forward it to someone you care about, never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.


1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.

2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or
purse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE.


5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may be
hiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE RIDING A TAXI CAB) .
b. If you! u are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)


6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.


Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it’s better safe than sorry.


If u have a heart or compassion reblog this post.
‘Helping hands are better than Praying Lips’ – give us your helping hand.


REBLOG THIS AND LET EVERY GIRL KNOW
ATLEAST PEOPLES WILL KNOW WATS GOIN IN THIS WORLD.
So please reblog this….Your one reblog can Help to spread this information.
I hope you all will Reblog. Lets See how many of you really care for this.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Shoegasm!



These Frye sandals are simple summer casual...they'd be perfect with shorts or a dress depending on the occasion, and would be great with jeans for those warmer fall or spring days...I think I've been having a Frye-gasm lately...I love their shoes!




These are also Frye...very chic and casual, they'd work great with a dress or jeans. I also like them because they are pretty classic and would last season after season.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Music Monday




Grab free downloads from Derek Jordan here

On Noisetrade, download free music from Brooke Annibale, The Low Anthem, Sara Swenson,

At Spin! Grab a free download of their November playlist here, Small Black's Nicki Minaj sample cut here,

Check out Steven Kellog and the Sixers tour dates here

On Daytrotter, check out new sessions from Acrylics, Javelin, Gun Lake, Small Houses, R. Stevie Moore, All Get Out, Carl Broemel, We Are Trees

The top 10 tracks for free download on Tweet for a Track are

Check out the Ocean Is Theory's upcoming tour dates here

Check out Steven Moakler and Graham Colton's upcoming tour dates here




Friday, November 11, 2011

Shoegasm!








These are super sexy and risque...they'd be so fun to wear for a night out with a hott outfit




These are kind of the less sexy, office appropriate version of the first pair of shoes...I love wearing fun shoes to work, and a fun, black staple is such an easy way to make a work outfit just a little bit more interesting

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fadi's Mediteranean Grill


There are some nights when I just crave Mediterranean food..and more than just hummus and pita chips. I first went to Fadi's when it opened in Houston...I will admit, my young self was a little snobby about it because it was not a sit down/waitor type restaurant...there's nothing wrong with that, I was just being a little bitch and going through a phase.

Fadi's has great, authentic Mediterranean food, ranging from safe and simple options (hummus and pita chips) to the more daring and traditional options (kabobs, falafel, shwarma, dolmas...I could go on). The food is always delicious and made with healthy and fresh ingredients. I usually go with a falafel plate and pita chips...I really need to branch out because I LOVE all of the food they have, I just for some reason crave falafel like none other.

So I think that all of you should give Mediterranean food a try, and if you're awesome and live in a city that has a Fadi's (Houston, Dallas, Frisco, and coming soon Sugarland), you should go and try it!

Check out their website and menu here

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

26. My life is a joke centered around bad timing

Seriously-I won tickets to a Dallas Stars game from work...the game was on the same night as game 7 of the Rangers-Cardinals world series...SO of course I had no one to go with...so I stayed home like the awesome person that I am....It really sucked because I love hockey and I've been wanting to go to a Stars game and get back into hockey for a while...Of course, this is just one example of the story of my life..it's like whenever I try to do something good for myself, it locks me out of something else...whenever I get into something, it makes me awkward (or even more unique...?)..it's so frustrating because it's like..what am I doing wrong and why does this keep happening? I would LOVE to break up this joke pattern of my life, but for now I'm just going to laugh, because last week really took the cake.

Boyce Avenue, Granada Theater-Dallas


I finally saw Boyce Avenue a few months ago after waiting too long for their previous sold out shows. When I say that Boyce Avenue is amazing, I mean it. Their lyrics are so heartfelt and deep, and they bring a whole new level to each of the songs that they cover. These brothers have been through a lot and have drawn from their experiences to make beautiful and inspirational music. They are a great band to see live in a more intimate venue. I don't have any pictures or video, but here are some of their songs...see if you like them; they do tour the smaller venues around the States quite often.


For more Boyce Avenue, check out their official website, youtube channel, facebook, and twitter.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Music Monday


Download a free Fall playlist from Refinery 29 here

Check out Elenowen's upcoming shows here

At Spin! Grab a free download of their CMJ 2011 Mixtape here, and a free november playlist download here

From Noisetrade, grab free music from Cary Brothers, Lord Huron,

You can download Down Like Silver's self titled EP here

Check out The Undeserving's upcoming tour dates here

Check out the Dirty Guvnah's upcoming tour dates here

Sign up for Derek Jordan's new email list and get a bunch of free songs here

You can buy Harrison Hudson's new album, American Thunder on iTunes and Bandcamp

Grab a free download of The Hundreds presents Gilbere Forte's Some Dreams Never Sleep here


You can buy Katie Herzig's album, A Walking Sleep on iTunes and Amazon

The top 10 free downloads on Tweet for a Track are

Check out Kelly McRae's upcoming tour dates here

Grab a free download of Looking for You Again by Matthew Perryman Jones here

Grab a free download of She Ain't Easy by Suite 709 on their Facebook

Help Jake Ousley with his Kickstarter Campaign here


Saturday, November 5, 2011

25. I want a secret down low real relationship

Which because it's me, is impossible for 2 reasons: 1) I get WAY too excited about things and always end up telling people...2) it's me, and i polarly repel any type of romantical relationship period...but if i could, i really would like one...I think that a relationship like that would actually benefit me...being just one on one with a guy...just us, getting to know each other and hopefully falling in love..and doing that with out the distraction of other people knowing too much about the relationship...i'm not talking about dating in secret, but if nobody really knew that I was dating anyone...maybe if i did keep it to myself for a while, it would work out...which honestly, at this point in my life, I really am ready for...and all i can do right now is keep putting myself out there and hoping for the best

Friday, November 4, 2011

Shoegasm!





I also really love this pair of Frye platform sandals..understated and edgy...definitely on my list




These slingback wedges are really cute and I think that they would be perfect for a vintage dress or a vintage style outfit with jeans.