Monday, July 14, 2008

America's Next Top Model and stuff

Here is a picture of my friend with her bridal shower bouquet - a very good friend. I had to take a picture of the bouquet because it just shows how much she is loved with all the bows and ribbons (and so many gifts from tons of far flung relatives and friends who couldn't attend but sent a package) and I am ever so happy for her. She truly deserves this happiness (I can't wait for the wedding, this fall!).

This past Sunday at Potomac Mills Mall (my local mall) they had auditions for America's Next Top Model. You know the reality fashion show. I have never gotten into this particular phenomenon but was asked to write about the event for the local paper (the paper I freelance with). I was expecting a bunch of divas at the try-outs but it was just a lot of nice young girls who wanted a big break. I think the hardest part of the whole thing was that the auditions were out in the open, so all the mall shoppers could view the event...and they were not spare or kind with the comments. Though I guess the argument is that these ladies will have to get use to negative comments; I just thought some of the "audience" were cruel.

Right, enough nattering - I'm off to Florida tomorrow morning, on Southwest no less. Crossing my fingers all goes well...


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1:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh, little spambot got ya!

You hit on my major complaint about those reality shows. They can have contest iwthout ripping people to shreds. It's uncalled for. And the audience at teh mall was just indulging in an opportunity to be cruel.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

Can I just say, I LOVE that you were able to post about you're friends wedding without questioning your love life or lack thereof.

I like this sudden surge of empowerment, dear. It looks good on you!

( big hug )

6:42 PM  
Blogger mommanator said...

Ah yes I thought the same thing Tony, but she was so happy for her friend! she looked sooooo happy!
To Florida! and me in MD

8:11 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Wow you've been busy. Hope you're having fun in Florida!

3:21 PM  
Blogger Virginia Gal said...

Citizen - yes the mall audience was indulging in being cruel, and that is so sad. Why do people's natural instincts go to that, instead of being nice? Are we hard wired that way or trained?

Tony - wow, I didn't see it that way, but I guess I have grown and changed. Thanks for pointing that out, I guess Denmark was really a big turning mark for me. I am happy.

Mommantor - funny that now I'm in Florida and your back up in MD. too cute : )

Brenda - I'm having TONS of fun - thanks!

12:04 PM  

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