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The Almost Perfect Fishey Filled Day

Today had all the makings of being a great day.  IIt was my last full day of classes (and my second day of the week).  America’s next top model comes on in cerca de half an hour.  I had smoked salmon (ya’ll know that’s my fav) on two separate occasions AND I mooned someone today while running.   I’m so badass. About that…I’ll talk about it in a future blog.

Smoked Salmon Quiche is Quiche of the week!

But then my laptop has completely died.   I don’t even know what happened-I just came back from my run and the keyboard isn’t working. At all.   I don’t even know what happened-I just came back from my run and the keyboard isn’t working. At  So now I sit here in the computer office on campus (preying to the high heavens that they will fix it in time for America’s Next Top Model).  I guess fixing it in general would be optimal.

I had all this lovely time to dedicated to reading blogs.  Know that I am reading all of them-just not commenting because that is too hard for me on my phone.  is too hard for me on my phone.

Oh and my corneas feel decent as well.  It doesn’t look like I’m cracked out right now.

*Edit I went home.  They said for me to come back at 10.  Good-me and Tyra have a d-me and Tyra have a date.

Question for you:

What kind of computer do you use? 

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Plus Size and Modeling

I want to preface this blog before you read:  I do not believe the term “plus size,” is actually plus size and I think it’s silly because the average plus size model is size 6.  I also do not feel I need to lose/gain any sort of weight nor do I really want too.  If talking about weight makes you uncomfortable or modeling makes you uncomfortable, I’ll ramble a different topic tomorrow.  I just wanted to create an open discussion about it. 

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So yesterday when I was in line at the store and a lady approached me asked and if I was a plus size model.  Long story short I w as just like no I’m actually just a college athlete who happened to be wearing real girl clothes.  She then told me I should look into it.  So.random. Why is my life cray cray?  Not to stereotype but she was a middle aged woman with perfect hair and makeup, I almost wanted to ask if she would do mine all the time.

I wasn’t sure how I should respond to that question because honestly it was kinda awkward.  I’m 5’7 and I’m not overweight by any means but I’m also not underweight by any means either.  Oh and also because I forgot to say this-her asking me actually didn’t even really make me think oh my god fat day have I gained weight?

This is my baffled face because that exactly what I gave her.

I was just more puzzled then anything else.    What would you do in that situation?

I mean I was flattered that someone would think I was a model to begin with but I didn’t know how to approach the topic of “plus size.”   In fact, “normal size models” don’t even wear normal sized clothing and plus sized females wear clothing set at most normal sizes.  I never quite understood why it would be that glamorous to walk down a run way when you can barely walk because you are so damn starving. 

Oh and incase you wondered (because we all know my obsession with ANTM and I spend hours researching possible ways to meet Tyra)… Editorial (magazine) models are not normally underweight with bones showing.  They are in the (lower) but healthy range of their weight category. Runway  models and some high end fashion are the all skins and bones.  Think about it, a 5’8 female weighing less than 115 pounds?

While some people think that all models are underweight, that is actually false and it’s runway models that get all the attention for that. (So not even half the modeling industry is underweight, but it’s just the most advertised).

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While doing a bit more digging around, I found some interesting statistics of the modeling world. 

Runway and editorial models:
Height: 5’8″-6’0″
Weight: 105-125 lbs
Measurements: 34-24-34 (bust, waist, hips)
Size: 0-4
Physical: naturally slim/slender, not very curvy, striking/unique/odd features, strong bone
Commercial/print models:
Height: 5’5″-5’7″
Weight: 105-125 lbs
Measurements: 34-24-34 (bust, waist, hips)
Sizes: varies
Physical: proportional, symmetrical, attractive face, great smile/teeth, good complexion

Petite models (on a side note-It’s harder to get a job if you are petite versus being plus size):
Height: 5’1″-5’5″
Weight: 100-125 lbs
Measurements: 34-24-34 (bust, waist, hips)
Sizes: 2-4 petite sizes
Physical: proportional, naturally slim/slender, strikingly attractive, good complexion, healthy hair

Plus size models:
Height: 5’8″-6’0″
Weight: varies
Measurements: varies, but must be proportionally 10 inches between measurements (example: 42-32-42).
Sizes: 10-18
Physical: proportional and toned, great skin, hair and teeth, nicely shaped legs.

Yes. This girl is "classified" as a plus size model. Do you know why she went on home ANTM a few seasons ago? She lost too much weight and wasn't plus sized anymore.

Glamour models:
Height: open
Weight: open
Measurements: varies but 36-24-36 is ideal (bust, waist, hips)
Sizes: open
Physical: glamour models can be short or tall, thin or thick. The curvier, the better. Should have a great, toned body, full bust and a nice butt.

Lets chat about the modeling world.  It all fascinates me as you probably know.  What do you think about it? 

Girl Was a Diva and Needed To be Sent Home.

Today was my last day observing in a classroom.  Now I have nothing to ramble away with on Thursdays.  Blech.    Except!

I do have more time to take multiple photos of myself.

Wearing my favorite outfit!

Working on my 50 page. Yes 50 page paper due next Thursday. (and exceeding my printing quota on campus).

Or mimicking my math class expressions. Pictures of me sleeping wouldn't be as um. interesting....

Well anyways-I know you were dying to see my face…but onto another face.  PS: I’m sorry for blowing up your twitter feed last night.  It was a big episode.

I tried to show the most divaesc picture of her.

Yes she has finally been voted off.

You are the weakest link.

Goodbye.

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Anywho back to today-Well first, ask me questions here and I’ll do another FAQ post.  You guys know I’m upfront and blunt and will answer 99% of questions.  But don’t ask why I’m extremely weird because god knows my parents haven’t figured that out in the last 20 years….

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Notable Noms of the day:


Breakfast was raspberry pancakes. These pancakes turned out extremely well. Which is why I took a photo.

I actually had lunch at the school today and for obvious reasons, I couldn’t exactly whip out my camera.  It looked something like this though.  I wish my high school had those options all we had were chicken nuggets and French fries.  I would have gotten one of these wraps every day.

mushroom wrap. nom.com. For a school lunch-I'm impressed.

Dinner (number 1) was just salmon and some cooked spinach.  Swimming at 7:30, I don’t want my belly to be too full so I had something light.  I’ll have dinner number 2 (god knows what I’ll forage in my house) after my swim sesh.

Fish skin is my favorite part. I peel it off and eat it last.

Hmm.  I feel like It doesn’t look like I ate a lot today so I’ll include my snacks.

One of my Snickers Marathon Bars in class yes pleasee

Grapes are my favorite snack ever.

yogurt and pumpkin is the bomb.com snack.

I haven’t had ice cream in two days looking back so I’m feeling a milkshake for dinner number 2.  Always acceptable.

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Workouts today included an hour running on the dreadmill.  It is seriously so cold and freezing rain does not help my situation.    I can run outside in the 15 degree temperature but not when there is freezing rain at 40.  I will much rather get my Tyra on. 

Tentatively, grandma Hollie plans to actual venture from my house past 7 pm and go swim laps during open swim. (With the screaming babies and god knows who else is there).. I want to get about 4000 yards in but you can check my daily mile to see if I actually made it there ha.

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And Finally.

Tomorrows Friday which something I have been craving all week (more than usual).  I have an exciting revelation for all my college friends about another use for your race numbers.  Everyone else can judge me….

I'll use the number from this weekend...lucky 692

I think I looked so confused because I had been running for over an hour and a half and was rather uncoordinated to just stop running over a 1 foot line.

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Question for you:

  1. 1.       Were your high school lunches good or bad?  Do you pack/bring your lunch now doing whatever it is that you do. 
  2. 2.       What are you doing this weekend! 

Artichoke Hearts and Burnt Waffles

So I have gone to comment on a few blogs lately and it has said “comments closed”  Is that happening to anyone else?  It’s really bothering me.  It’s like a tease.

You know like that whole being a foodie thing where you have to wait to eat your food so you can take a darn photo.

Um my butt is starving and not really wanting to wait for my darn camera to load and take the perfect angle shot.  No thanks.

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Anywho today was my last 6:00am wakeup call for high school.  Next week I go in at 10 and then I’ll be done.   After my getting ready I treated myself to a nice burnt waffle.  No really burnt lemon waffles are delicious but then again I’m a weirdo and love burnt things.

burnt waffles are seriously my favorite...I leave them in and let my waffle maker beep at me for a few minutes.

After school today I made myself some eggs and artichoke hearts.  I’m addicted and love artichokes.  Maybe I was pretending it was an artichoke quiche…who knows…

Eggs and artichoke...who craves that...

I was going to run right after my high school watching today but it started monsooning outside.  Seriously it was windy, rainy and all that jazz so I decided to wait.  I absolutely hate working out after 3pm so it made me a little antsy-Okay a lot. 

Anywho-it wasn’t bad and I had to chunk my running and swimming back to back.  It went by quickly though seeing as swim practices are normally two hours and I was at the gym for about two hours.

Dinner today was a lovely date with a swimming friend of mine Jenna.  We went to the union, which I haven’t been to eat in forever.

San Fernando wrap=melted chedder cheese, broccali, rice and peppers all wrapped up.

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I didn’t have too much of an exciting day sadly, except, I’m so mad Alex didn’t go home on ANTM.  She was so close.  So.Close. 

No thankyou.

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Questions for you:
1.       I know a lot of people are doing races this weekend, are you?   
2.       How did you veer from your typical schedule today?
I did my running and swimming back to back from 4-6.  Blech.

Work that Trash Girl

I’m so in shock that so many people like smaller pancakes.  I’m with everyone who said that they love pancakes that are huge and still gooey in the middle.  YES!  That is seriously what I live for.  No really, gooey pancakes (even though I made them with egg) in my belly are pretty awesome.

Some people use some nice mathematical terms too, such as Emma saying she loved a smaller stack for more surface area and more syrup coverage.  I knew we were twinnies.

Speaking of last night, I’m so happy that Brittany didn’t go home.  You didn’t sign your ticket home girl and you looked the bomb.com at the photoshoot and you knew it!  I want to be in a photoshoot with just trash and look fab.  They took pictures at a landfill…work that trash girl.


Speaking of America’s Next Top Model,  I was very sad that I was going to have to miss it since I’m flying home next Wednesday but luckily for me-the entire episode is pushed back an hour.  It’s like Tyra knew that I needed to still get my fix on.  Therefore,  you will be seeing Twitter updates from 9-10 next Wednesday How you guys put up with me is beyond me ha.  I am the sole reason they made a mute button for tweets.

I don’t want to shock you guys or anything but today I did not have pancakes [or waffles] for breakfast.  I had eggs.  Overeasy eggs are my favorite besides poached eggs so I made 3 overeasy eggs and ½ cup egg whites with toast.  It comes up to be about the same amount of calories as my waffles and pancakes and keeps me full forever.  By forever, I mean a hot second because I’m always hungry.



During lunch I had to take a test so therefore stopped at Dexter’s and ate my sundried tomato quiche in my room along with a glassnoodle salad.  The glassnoodle salad had shirataki noodles along with fresh vegetables such as tomatoes and sweet peppers.  Since it was the salad of the week (and one of my favorites-I had to get it obviously).

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Today I swam roughly 3000 yards.  1000 swim, following by 2X800 pull and then 400IM.  Nice and long and no kick to wear my little legs out for running on Sunday.  I’m on the downward slope for my half and I’m pretty stoked.

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I’m glad you guys enjoyed my nail painting from Sunday.  I literally try and paint my nails at least 3 times a week.  For me, it is something I can disconnect from the world (even the interent…I still heart my blogging BFFS though) and just relax.  Last night I painted my fingers sparkly pink beause I’m a princess…clearly.

You can't even tell how pink and Sparkly they are

Question for you:

  1. What do you do that just relaxes you and takes you away from the world?  You time!
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