Plastic Surgery to Look Like Jennifer Lawrence?

I think this is a bit extreme.
Woman spends $25,000 on cosmetic surgeries to resemble Jennifer Lawrence

The Globe and Mail

Just how far will the average person go to look like his or her favourite celebrity?

Or more to the point, how much will they spend?

In the case of a young Texas woman named Kitty (not her real name), the price tag was $25,000 (U.S.), which she happily dropped toward the bizarre goal of resembling Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence.

So why take such extreme measures? In the pre-op interview, Kitty said, “I can appreciate that her personality is spunky and fun. I can appreciate that her body is banging.”

A big part of the inspiration, claimed Kitty, was that friends and strangers alike kept telling her how much she already looks like Lawrence.

Said Kitty: “I’m not trying to look like Pamela Anderson during her Baywatch days. I’m trying to look like a very capable, very personal level-headed female who is an Academy Award winner.”

Yep, that sounds like ample rationale to go under the knife.

Kitty also allowed that, as a mother, she wanted to get back her post-baby body.

“The reason why I decided to get surgery is because post having my daughter, I wasn’t quite as comfortable with my body,” she said on Nightline. “I don’t think you have to be crazy to want to look better or feel better about yourself. That’s not crazy.”

The Nightline segment tracked Kitty’s four weeks of surgery that took place in February at the First Surgical Hospital in Houston and cost her approximately $25,000 (that figure was already minus the discount deducted by plastic surgeons for the publicity).

In brisk succession, Kitty had liposuction performed on her face and body, a breast augmentation, rhinoplasty and fat grafts to her cheeks and buttocks.

All told, the procedures took an estimated six hours on the table, which was followed by several weeks of recovery for Kitty.

Kitty’s surgeon, Dr. Franklin Rose, said that he routinely tracks the mental well-being of patients who request celebrity lookalike makeovers.

“You can tell very quickly, within a matter of a minute, if the patient is well-adjusted or not well-adjusted for whatever the procedure they might present,” Dr. Rose told Nightline.

Dr. Rose also said that he’s seen a growing number of women requesting famous-people makeovers.

“Patients come in wanting to have lips like Angelina Jolie, breasts like Scarlett Johansson, Megan Fox,” he said.

But in Kitty’s case, all she wanted was to look like the star of American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook. The post-op tension was sustained throughout the Nightline segment right up to the moment of the big unveiling.

Kitty didn’t actually look a whole lot like Jennifer Lawrence, but she seemed more than happy with the results, which only shows that celebrity makeover beauty is more in the eye of the subject than the beholder.

The more shocking reveal: Kitty admitted that the money she had spent was originally intended to start a college fund for her daughter.

“Basically the money that I had for this was money that I had saved from a previous job,” rationalized Kitty. “So it was sort of a ‘me fund.’ My child’s only 5 and I’m still just barely 30, so I still feel it’s naivete, but I still have some time to rack up some money to help her when the time comes.”

Hello, Kitty, that time already came and went.


Personally, I love Jennifer Lawrence. She's funny, beautiful, and an amazing actress. But for me, to have your entire body completely remade to look like someone else's, no matter whose it is, is not right. And just a little bit creepy.

No one is perfect. Everyone has their own imperfections, and while I don't think I'll be loving my imperfections anytime soon, I would not go as far as to remodel my body to resemble someone else's. I think that that is disrespectful to my own body.

Of course, this is just my own personal opinion, and I respect that other people may have a different view on this subject. Feel free to disagree with me, but no hating please :)


Bye bye :)
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ALWAYS Try On Your Clothes Before You Buy Them

So recently my whole family went to send off my older sister in another city, where she'll be living from now on because of her job. It takes about three and a half hours to get there, without traffic.

After we had dropped off all her stuff at her new place, we went to a nearby shopping mall to buy anything else she might need. The mall was 5 minutes away by car, and it had everything.

EVERYTHING!! It had the grocery stores and other stuff, but the clothes. Oh, the clothes. There was Suzy, Urban Planet, Simons and sooo much more. (Btw those are some of my favourite stores.) SHE'S SO LUCKY!!! That's not even fair :(

Anyway, after we'd pretty much finished shopping there, we were on our way out. The closest exit to our car was in Simon's, so we were just passing through, but we were also looking around a bit at the clothes. While we were passing through/looking around, I saw this pretty red short sleeved long sweater thingy. GAH I suck at explaining :( Maybe I'll take a picture. Or not. Ack whatever.

So because the sizes are kind of weird at Simon's I tried on a small (I'm usually a medium). It fit perfectly, and I really liked it. It was just a bit tight taking it off though, so I grabbed a medium instead. And because we were sort of in a hurry, I didn't try this one on. We just payed for it and left.

When we got home, I tried the size medium on and what do you know, it's too big. Not by a lot, but whereas the size small fit perfectly, this one is baggy in all the wrong places. Specifically, the tummy area. The sweater makes it look like I have no waist at all, and it's just GUH. And there are no Simon's where I live, so I can't just return it. And now I'm like:
So that's my little story/rant. Now I'm all sad and frustrated.

But seriously. Why, life, why?

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P.S. I just wrote the literacy test today!! It was easy.


Cookie Cake!!

I made a cookie cake!! :D Here are some photos I took of my gorgeous cookie cake:

my cookie cake side

my cookie cake full

Do you see that? That lovely cookie cake? That yummy, beautiful, delicious, SO MUCH SUGAR cookie cake?

It's already half gone.

Yes, I know, it's sad. And by the way, I didn't eat half the cookie cake all by myself, if that's what you were thinking.

And also in case you were wondering, a cookie cake is basically one massive cookie. You can probably see why that might appeal to me :)

On another subject, the cuts on my face on barely noticeable now!! Thankfully it didn't take long for it to get better. I was afraid it would take forever to heal just because Mother Nature hates me. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, click here.)


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P.S. I disabled word verification :) I'll just deal with the spam when/if it comes.

P.P.S. Don't judge my photography ;)

My Face Has Been Ripped

Ok it's not that bad,'s pretty bad.

So here's what happened:

Today in outdoor education we went tobogganing. The hill isn't very steep, but it's a decent tobogganing hill. There are also a  bunch of bumps in the middle of it.

Because it wasn't very steep, we didn't slide nearly fast enough, but it was still pretty fun :) Most people avoided the bumps, except for a few guys who purposely didn't because they thought it was cool or whatever to be in pain...yeah I don't know what they were thinking.

Then my two friends, Flower and Eggnog (no, those aren't their actual names), really wanted to go down the bumps too. Again, I have no idea why. And being the idiot that I am, I went with them anyway.


Luckily, we missed the first set of bumps at the top of the hill, but then we started gathering speed going down the steep part. We went on the bumps, and the whole time Flower is squealing, Eggnog is screaming and I'm half screaming but also going "ohmygodohmygodohmygod". We slid and bounced all the way down the steep part, and the bumps may be small, but damn they hurtAfter that, there were still even more bumps, and this time they jostled us so much, we were flying off the toboggan half the time, but we were still sliding down the hill pretty fast and no one had any control over the toboggan. Then we finally all fell sideways, still sliding, and right when I was about to sit back up, Eggnog fell on top of me, pinning me down, and my face slid on the ground for another metre or so before the toboggan finally stopped.

We got up, and all our butts were hurting so much because of the stupid bumps and the stupid wooden toboggan. My butt was also numb from sitting on the snow, and the right side of my face burned. And I mean burned. I thought it was because the snow was so cold that it felt like my cheek was burning, so I didn't think much of it. I did ask Flower if it was bleeding, though, just to make sure. She said it looked normal, so we just went right back to tobogganing [my stupid friends actually wanted to go back down the bumps again (as their friend, I reserve the right to call them stupid :P ), and when they asked me to go with them, I was like NO WAY].

I wasn't until we all went back to school and I was in the change room that I noticed what was really up with my face. I was looking in the mirror to fix my hair, when I suddenly noticed my cheek. And not just my cheek, but my chin and jawline too. They were practically covered in thin red cuts. Some were tiny dots, but most were half an inch long; some were pretty shallow, while others look deeper, but they're all bright red cuts that because they are all slanted one way, make it appear as if my face has been repeatedly slashed by something sharp. And I guess it has been.

What I thought was just a "cold burn" was actually the burning sensation of a multitude of cuts on my face created by tiny ice shards in the snow slicing across my face as I was dragged along by the momentum of the toboggan.

Imagine how I felt when I saw my face in the mirror.

And when I realized that outdoor ed. was just 1st period.

I would post a picture on here, but lucky for you I've decided not to grace you with the marvellous spectacle of my current face.

Granted, it's not that bad. If you're standing a few metres away, all you'll notice is that one side of my face looks like it's slightly flushed. One metre away and you'll see a bunch of thin, slightly pinkish lines. Any closer and you'll be able to clearly see the cuts.

Getting through the rest of the day was alright. Most people either didn't notice at all, or if they did, didn't say anything about it. I thought that was pretty nice of them. My friend Fishy (again, not her real name) was really nice about it and I'm so grateful she was there :)


My parents weren't very happy about it though.

It's probably going to look worse soon, since all cuts look worse on the second day. Oh, how I look forward to tomorrow *rolls eyes*

See ya,
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P.S. Notice how I labeled this one "Tales of My Misfortune"? That's because there are probably going to be a lot more :/

Follow Me On Twitter :)

Hellooooooooooo there my pretties >:D
...Creepy much?

Anyhoo, this post is about my Twitter account. If you've already clicked on it, you may have noticed that I have posted pretty much nothing. That is, nothing except for something along the lines of "Enter for a chance to win a signed copy of (insert book title here) by @author'sname".

That is because I have never wanted twitter, and I've never had any reason to want it. (Just to be clear, I also have nothing against it.)

Then why create a Twitter account, you ask? Why, for the sole reason of entering Rafflecopter giveaways, of course.

Pretty much ALL of my favourite authors have been using Rafflecoptor for their giveaways, and not being able to enter made me so mad!! I mean why does it have to use twitter?? I want those boooooooks!!!

Spongebob: I NEED IT!!
So yeah. That's my ulterior motive :D After much time spent drooling over those books, I finally decided to make a twitter account.

So there. That's why everything I tweet is about authors' giveaways. Because that's what I made it for: entering authors' giveaways.

On the other hand, if you think that there is a chance that I might actually start using my Twitter account (which there is actually a chance of), then feel free to follow me here. I might just follow you back ;) And while I'm on the topic, you may also follow me on Bloglovin', by email, or using the Google Friend Connect widget. They can all be found on the sidebar.

And...that's it.

Here's a picture of a llama, just for you.
weird llama face

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Embarrassing Moment of the Day

Today, at school, I went to the washroom. There were a few people inside, but there was no line-up (for once). So I chose a stall, went inside, and did my business. [Haha does this sound interesting yet? ;) ] But then when I went to flush the toilet, it didn't work. No, I don't mean it was plugged or anything - the actual flushing mechanism or whatever you call it wasn't working. So I kept on pushing down on the flusher-majiggy but it still didn't work, so I gave up. But then I realized that there were people outside of the stall at the sinks, and if I just walked out without a flushing sound, then they would think that I'm one of those annoying/gross people who don't bother with flushing the toilet.

So I decided to wait, because there were only a few people left in there. However, after a while it became clear that instead of everyone leaving, more people were actually entering the washroom. And I was like: frig.

So then I desperately shoved and yanked on the flusher-majiggy for a good 30 seconds but the STUPID thing refused to work!! But since I didn't want to stay in there forever, I finally just gave up and walked out of there, washed my hands, and the whole time I was trying really hard not to meet anybody else's eyes because I didn't want to know what they were thinking :( Because honestly, I would be kind of grossed out.

I was glad to leave. Walked away as quickly as I could.


I guess it doesn't sound so bad, but I am a bad explainer, and it actually was embarrassing.

Now that I think about it, there are actually so many stories I could tell about washrooms...

Over and out.
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P.S. Follow/subscribe to me please? Pretty please with a cherry on top? :)

Inseparable Shih Tzu & Kitten

So that cute cat and dog picture in a previous post reminded me of this:

I think that that may be one of the sweetest, most adorable things that I ever saw.

Even without the pictures, that would still be an amazing story, but with the pictures, it's just so "awwwwwww." Lol yes I know my vocabulary is astounding, what with the whole awwwww thing. But still. Do those pictures not warm your heart? Or melt it?

*sigh* Such cuteness...

Buh-bye :)
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Why I Love Snow

In honour of the melting snow (I hate slush).

1.  It's beautiful
It really is. One of the things I love doing in winter is to watch the snow fall. It's really calm and peaceful-looking. The little pieces of white fluff gently (or sometimes not so gently) drift down from the sky, and everything gets coated in a soft layer of white. It makes the scenery looks amazing

So pretty :)
Technically, school is never actually cancelled unless the storm is so big that the power goes out or something, but school buses can still be cancelled if there's enough snow. And then us school bussers don't have to go to school!! =D
Dean screaming
Me when I find out it's snow day.
I remember this one snow day back at my old, old school when I was in grade 1. A lot of people didn't go to school that day, but I did because I lived really close. Because my teachers were awesome, that whole day we basically just watched a movie, played in the snow and had free time. No work at all. I know the other grade 1 class actually got to eat popcorn or something, but whatever. It was still awesome :)

3. Sports
Specifically tobogganing (does that count as a sport?), snowshoeing and skiing, both downhill and cross-country. Though the only times I do any of these is at school, and my school doesn't actually have downhill skis. While I'm glad that we have skis at all - cuz I know that a lot of schools don't - honestly, going downhill skiing with cross-country skis kinda sucks. You get like no control and you end up falling A LOT. Or maybe it's just me. Lol ;)

Also, one down point is that wearing snowpants sucks. Combined together with a coat, they always make me look like a marshmallow. So flattering. 

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P.S. Is "lol" a word yet? And what about "funner"? That one should definitely be a word. Just saying.

P.P.S. I was right - I'm still not done my homework :(


As you can probably tell from the title, IT'S MARCH BREAK.

fangirling minions

AND YET - I have homework.


Yes, yes I know. Be outraged along with me. I mean, even the teachers are somewhat ashamed of it. This is what my geography teacher said after he gave us a big assignment that from the looks of it would take a while:

Class: So is this due after the March Break?

(class stares intently at the teacher)

Geo Teacher: Well, I'm gonna give you some class time today to work on it, but, um...uh..yeah, it's due after the Break.

(half the class groans and the other half glares at him)

Outdoor Education:
The class before, the teacher told us that we were going to have a ski trip the very next class. And yes, he had only decided to tell us about this the class before. I wanted to go, but I already knew right then that I couldn't because the day of the ski trip I already had a French test and a History debate. While I obviously didn't want to do either, I also didn't want to do an extra assignment for History or a makeup test for French later on. So anyway, the O.E. teacher gave us an assignment.

The day of the trip, the supply teacher handed out the assignment sheets. It was one page long, and it was COVERED in questions that he had never even talked about. I mean, how I am supposed to know what a camber is??? And not only that, but he actually wants it typed up, written in paragraphs, with a title page and all that shiz. Do you have any idea how long that's gonna take??

Science class:
He decided to do a lab on the class before the Break. And what does that mean? Lab discussion questions for homework.

Math class: 
She gave us some extra homework. And what was her excuse?
"It's not homework for March Break, it's homework for tonight."

stunned minion

Why yes, of course. Like we can fit math, science, geography AND science homework all into one night??

So yeah. Those are my awesome teachers. (Some of them actually are awesome, by the way, they're just not awesome right now.) Anyway, I'm going to try to finish everything by this Sunday (like that's gonna happen *snort*), so that for the rest of the break I can do whatever. And for me, "whatever" includes PJs all day long, eating junk food, reading books, blogging some more, surfing the net, and eating. Did I say eating twice?

I'm not actually going to go anywhere for the Break. I don't really mind, because it would just be a hassle, and I don't really want to look at myself in a swimsuit right now (haha). I'd rather stay at home and just relax.

Ugh homework. Homework homework homework. STUPID HOMEWORK!!

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P.S. I swear (or not) that by the end of the year the "homework" tag at the bottom of the page is going to be one of the biggest.

P.P.S. As you can probably tell, I love minions ^_^

P.P.S. Happy International Women's Day!!

Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson...+ other stuff

GAH I can't get this out of my head!! But that's ok because I love this song.

I'm supposed to be studying for my French test.
I'm not.

So true.
How am I supposed to know all of the exceptions for conjugating verbs in l'imparfait?? And after this I have to make research notes for the history debate.

I should really be doing homework.
Do you have any idea how distracting having a blog is??? Because let me tell you, it is DISTRACTING. Or maybe it's just me?


Awwww. Isn't that so cute?


Homework time :(

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Food

Can anyone else relate to this? Come on, I know it can't only be me.

pigging out

Happens to me all the time :/ Especially when I'm home alone. It's probably because no one is around to judge, so there's nothing stopping you. Plus I love food. No, you don't get it. I looooove food. Especially sweet food, including my school cafeteria's cookies. Oh, those cookies. They're soft in the middle and a bit crispy/crunchy around the edges, and they're the perfect combination of chewiness, crispiness, and yumminess. Yes, yumminess. If it's not already a word, I just made it one. So there :P

ANYWAY back on topic. I usually end up cleaning out half the cupboard before my parents are home again, and then I'll end up feeling guilty because of all the freaking CALORIES.

Not because I'm on a diet, or that I think I'm fat or anything. I'm not overweight, though I could certainly lose some. I know too much food could get me overweight, and it's not like the food that I feel guilty about eating is healthy. Quite the opposite, really. And damn, I eat a lot of it.

This also happens a lot when I'm (not) doing homework. I'll be sitting at my desk with my pencil in my hand, ready to start my homework - and then I just don't. I'll be like: "Right after one brownie.." And then I'll go down the stairs (hey, at least it's exercise, right?), open the cupboard, take a brownie, and just before I close it the box of cookies will catch my eye, and I'll just be standing there having an internal debate in my head about whether or not to take a cookie too. Then with extraordinary force of will, I'll close the cupboard and walk back upstairs with my brownie. Once I've finished the brownie I'll be thinking "Ok, back to work now." So I'll write one sentence before getting distracted again by the thought of food, and I'll think to myself "How about that cookie now..."

And you get the idea.

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P.S. Do you consider the word "damn" a swear word? I don't think it's a good word, but I don't think that it is a swear word either.

P.P.S. I just ate two brownies...

What would you have done?

So I'm supposed to be doing homework, but obviously I am not. Instead, I found this video:

Have you watched it? This did actually happen. The people's actions aren't staged, and the only actor in it is the boy. A hidden camera was filming this the whole time.

I know it's in another language, but the meaning is still the same. With all the things that we hear about happening in the world today, it's quite easy to forget that there is still kindness in the world. This video shows that we humans aren't entirely hopeless :) While it's what anybody should have done, I still find it quite touching. (I actually cried lol. But then again, I cry for everything.) To see those people give the boy their sweaters, jackets and mitts when they saw he was cold was really moving for me. But I also wonder what those same people would have done if it was not a child who was out in the cold. People tend to be more sympathetic toward children, so if it was someone else, for example a grown man who was out there, what would they have done? Perhaps it would have had the same result.

I hope that this inspires you to live with an open heart, just like the people in this video.

What would you have done?

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Calgary's Mayor

LOL I just randomly found this. This guy is awesome :)

Calgary's mayor

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