We’ve seen explanations as to why it is or isn’t white/gold or black/blue. From simple to complex to WTF.
“it’s about primal biology and the way human eyes and brains have evolved to see color in a sunlit world.
Light enters the eye through the lens—different wavelengths corresponding to different colors. The light hits the retina in the back of the eye where pigments fire up neural connections to the visual cortex, the part of the brain that processes those signals into an image. Critically, though, that first burst of light is made of whatever wavelengths are illuminating the world, reflecting off whatever you’re looking at. Without you having to worry about it, your brain figures out what color light is bouncing off the thing your eyes are looking at, and essentially subtracts that color from the “real” color of the object.”
I mean…I don’t know about alllll that BS craziness…all I know is:
That dress is OBVIOUSLY white & gold.
I have looked at it every which way possible. It don’t change. & the folks out there saying it changes…you crazy.
BUT…the BEST part about The Great Dress Debate of 2015?!?
These are the girls that spun my reality show addiction into a full fledged obsession!
I was giddy as I set my DVR to snag the Getting to Know specials.
So let’s talk a bit about it…
First things first…thank the lort she got rid of those atrocious eye lashes & overall ghetto girlfriend style she sported in Teen Mom…but dang she forgot about the nails.
She used to be ranked right next to Jenelle for me. I cringed during her parts and blew up my Bookface news feed with statuses blasting the crazy psycho. And now…
Well…as I said in theBeing Amber special post… prison did wonders on Amber. I love that she chose to go and I love that she came out a totally different person. Amber is now tolerable on the show. I’m excited to see what she is up to in the new season. She has an amazing story to use for some good and help people….let’s see if she does.
I did cringe a bit during the scene when she flipped on her mom…but honestly…we don’t know that background there and I’m sure MTV did some fancy editing for dramatic effect. Obviously.
Although…sometimes I do wish she could regress back to her drug induced boyfriend battery for a minute to put that douche Gary in his place.
OMG…what’s not to love?!? Her & Tyler have stayed strong as the cute mature little couple that America loves!
Even when revisiting Catelynn’s mom’s verbal & emotional abuse from past seasons…Catelynn & Tyler address her & her actions with love & forgiveness.
It was an emotional episode for sure. But these two handled it well.
Those TWO…..can they get anymore awesome?
Just wait…they totally can….
LOVE it Catelynn!!!
Which brings me to Maci…
Does the girl age?!? She looks exactly the same as she did in 16 & Pregnant!
I love Maci. Like LOVE her. I think she’s a strong, positive role model. She is a GREAT mom & her choice to not have her kid on the same show as a porn star reflects that.
The only thing that I’m a little iffy on when it comes to Maci…is those darn ear things! WTH?!
And to the shock of no one….Ryan is an even bigger douche as displayed in this heartbreaking scene:
You can see the pain on Maci’s face as she watches it. GOOD MOM.
And last but CERTAINLY LEAST….the whack job Farrah…
I can’t stand her, don’t like her, wish I could slap her. Just like in the Being Farrahspecial… I could barely sit through her episode.
Her parents can not even speak without her flipping out and making them out to be villains.
At one point…her dad tried to pay her a compliment and Farrah was a huge B to him before he could even get the words out! This clearly demonstrates her need for it to be ALL ABOUT HER.
And then….there’s the elephant in the room always….her porn that’s not a porn but really is…
This is where MTV has MESSED UP. This show is geared toward TEEN GIRLS and making better choices. With Farrah on the show there is constant references to her pornos, sex toy line, plastic surgeries, dogging her own looks, bad parenting, & disrespectful behavior.
This clip clearly shows how sad it is & what a poor parent Farrah represents…
Not cool MTV. If you want to showcase Farrah…give her her own show & call it WHACK JOB.
Get it?! Whack Job…as in her crazy AND her messed up plastic surgery?! hahahaha…sometimes I crack myself up.
No Farrah. No.
How does this girl even still have custody of that poor child?!
So basically…Farrah’s Getting to Know episode was the same as her Being Farrah episode which hasn’t changed much from her Teen Mom & 16 and Pregnant days.
I’m so aggravated that MTV would welcome that crazy B back that I started a petition to get rid of her!
I want to clarify something about my earlier post referencing the the “judgy holier than thou churchers” ….I am not talking about my church, which I love. Yes, I’m sure that there are a few there, as there are many in this world. But for the most part, my church is full of loving people that desire to love Jesus AND His people, despite their sins and differences. As I’m sure you are aware, I can be a bit over the top, rough around the edges, & full of sin. I have never walked into my church and felt anything less than welcome & loved. I go to church because I desire to be closer to God and church is the place I can do that. So please don’t generalize from my post that all church going Christians think they are better and will judge you. My church is proof that that is not true.
I do however want to caution those “holier than thou judgey Christians” about allowing the devil to use your passion for Christ to do his dirty work.
I am ALL about standing up for what you believe in and spreading The Message. BUT you should be careful in your pursuit so that you do not actually work against your cause by turning people away from Jesus and Christians and the Church. Be careful that your message is not seen as looking down on the person. When your message is one of judgement and condemnation, it is in fact YOUR message and not that of the Father.
Your message, delivery, and your hypocrisy are often what makes the unsaved uninterested and drives the saved away.
One thing I have learned from my social media & blog platforms is that people like to relate to other people and feel like they aren’t alone in their own struggles. They are turned off by fakes that try to project a perfect image. Therefore, when a person finds you unrelatable, they also find your message undesirable.
Back when I first began attending my church, I was intimidated by all the perfect little church couples everywhere, meanwhile I couldn’t even get my husband to attend. Then one day, a woman from one of those perfect little church couples opened up about her past struggles in her marriage and how years before they were close to divorce. For the first time since attending, I felt a connection. This couple that I viewed as perfect had the same struggles in life as the next guy. I could relate. From then on, I felt like a part of a church of people like me, not a sinner struggling to conform to a church full of perfect people.
Everyone sins. Be careful of judging others because they sin differently than you.
The big difference between me and you, is that I don’t try to hide my sin. I don’t flaunt it and celebrate it, but I also don’t pretend like it’s not there.
Be careful of the sins you point out in others. Sin is sin. So, my adultery and your white lie you just told your kid are one in the same in the eyes of the Lord.
Jesus loves me. PERIOD. I am going to Heaven. PERIOD. My sin doesn’t change either of those facts.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
As a saved follower of Christ should I try to be better everyday and hold myself to a higher standard? Absolutely.
But here’s where we will probably have a fork in the road.
To WHO’s standard shall I hold myself to? Yours?
The judgey Christian that has condemned a book & movie they have not seen nor read?
There is no debate that there is content in 50 shades that contains unchristian-like behavior. For instance, they are an unmarried couple engaging in sexual relations. My husband and I lived together for 10 years before we got married. If a Christian thinks I shouldn’t watch this movie based on the adultery, then should people also have covered their eyes or refused to be around me and Danny before we were married?
As far as all the other particulars in the movie, who is to define right or wrong? I will judge it for me and you should judge it for you. But please, do not judge me for not judging it the same as you. In the end, God is the only judge that matters.
I am a mature adult capable of watching and/or exposing myself to anything and deciding how I will apply the experience in my life.
I don’t believe watching this movie made be any less of a Christian or lover of Jesus. I didn’t commit adultery. I didn’t do anything sexually immoral. I didn’t lust. My husband was fine with me seeing it. If anything, it made me love & appreciate our marriage more. I enjoyed the love story and it was entertaining. The end. Plain & simple.
Everyone will take away a different experience from the movie, as with ANYTHING in life. Like I said in an earlier post…I chose to take away from this the story of a broken man that was saved by love from himself.
People in this world are flawed. Many are broken. Followers of Christ should not turn their back on those people just because they are full of sin. Not everything in life is rainbows & butterflies, & buttermilk pie. Christians want to save, but they don’t want to get their hands dirty doing it. The main character in the movie is one of those flawed broken people. His story is rough, graphic, and hard. But in the end he was changed. I would love for it to have been Jesus that in the end saved him….but in the particular movie…it was love. And isn’t that what Jesus commands us to do? LOVE?
So that is my message. If Christians want to win the battle of good and evil, they should do it with LOVE. Concentrate on that when spreading your message, not what you percieve as the sins of others. But, really, what is your intention? Were you trying to win a soul over to Christ or bring the saved closer in their relationship by condemning their choice in entertainment? Doesn’t it seem like that is counter productive? In the grand scheme of things…what is worse…me watching a movie you don’t agree with, or you driving people further from Jesus in your quest to prove your image?
So last night I saw the long awaited 50 Shades of Grey movie.
And I loved it.
It was better than I thought it would be. I just knew they would butcher the movie like most movie’s made from books that they try to reenact on the big screen. Surprisingly, they followed the book pretty closely. Close enough that I really didn’t catch anything that they changed and felt like it was coming right from the book.
The casting could have been better…but of course…a movie actors will never live up to the book’s characters you have built up in your head.
I wasn’t sure about Dakota Johnson as Ana at first….but I ended up liking her in the part. Although…the whole movie I kept thinking…does she brush her hair? She needs to change clothes she’s been wearing them too long. She hasn’t bathed in days. Eww…don’t those shoes make her feet stink? Can he smell her? Also…does she NEVER wear a bra?Obviously, I’m an over critical thinker and the logistics of things were irritating me. But to be fair, they totally did in the book too.
Now for Christian….Jamie Dornan didn’t really do it for me. At times he looked hot…but he just didn’t portray the part in it’s entirety to me. Sometimes he seemed too young & teenager-ish. Other times…he just wasn’t dominate enough.
The sex….it was just eh. It wasn’t near as hot & steamy as I was expecting & they barely touched on the erotica part. They mostly showed him tying a bunch of damn knots! #boyscout
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Also…they showed her boobs too much. I get it…it’s pretty much all they can get away with showing. But hello….this movie was made for women…cater to us a little bit more. We have boobs. We’re not interested in seeing how hot SHE is (well not all of us) We want to see more of HIS yummy hotness.
So that’s it…I loved it & can’t wait until the next one!
PS…After seeing waaayyyy too many 50 shades bashing posts…I finally had to add my 2 cents in on FB:
I personally liked the movie & the books (even though they were a grammatical & literary nightmare). I think it’s all in how you choose to view them and what you choose to take away from it. I never saw Christian as sick or abusive. I saw him as troubled. He was someone who was abused and therefore grew up with a skewed view of himself and love. The story is about Ana & Christian’s connection and how she saves him from himself. She shows him how to love and be loved. She also helps him find a healthy balance in his sexual experiences by the end of the 3rd book. Ana was a very strong character. She is very vocal about right & wrong and what she would & wouldn’t put up with. I love the story that this book/movie tells. People are flawed & not everything is black & white. But in love, anyone can change. With all that being said…we must remember..this is FICTION. This was written purely for entertainment with millions of women’s fantasies in mind. Women love to think they can change men. Most of the things in the book & movie are for pure entertainment value. They are filled with mature adult content & only mature adults should be viewing them. And again…this genre isn’t for everyone. It doesn’t mean anyone else is right or wrong for seeing it or even enjoying it or the movie is right or wrong. (Unless, you take the whole religious route…then yes..valid argument, that can also be applied to 99% of entertainment and life experiences) My point is…50 Shades is just like anything in this life…everyone will walk away with something different. I choose to walk away with the story of love that saved a broken man from himself. Annnd the fantasies I got to live out through Ana
But now that 2015 is here, along with the new year, new me bandwagon mentality…I dusted off my ol MFP app & took another go at it.
And surprise, surprise! New features on my beloved app!
The coolest, most rad new feature…it tracks your steps! Oh yeah!
Forget the FitBit, there’s a new tracker in town! Of course…if you have a FitBit that you just die over…you can use that instead & sync that baby up to MFP to automatically give you some cookie calories for those crunches.
So…hop on over to your MFP app & take a looksy around.
Except…my question is…where is OUR media coverage? When the petition against the Duggars began and had under 10,000 signatures, it was all over the media. AND NOW…a counter petition has OVER 180,000 in half the time ( https://www.lifesitenews.com/petitions/defend-the-duggar-family ) while the other only has 160,000.
Why is it not all over the news that the people have responded and have surpassed the other petition?
I don’t talk too terribly much about my very very conservative values on my blog.
But today, I am.
I’m pretty much at my limit with the “no tolerance for Christians” that is the norm now. Everywhere you turn…whenever a Christian stands up for their values and beliefs they are attacked.
As LGBTQ, liberals, ect fight for their “rights”, ours are being stripped from us. We are no longer allowed the right to our own values, beliefs, and religion because they have deemed it wrong. They have labeled it as “hate” & “intolerance” when in reality, that is what we are receiving from them.
So of course, when the Duggars dare passively-aggressively stand by their beliefs that a marriage is between a man and a woman and delete photos of gay couples from THEIR Facebook page….it put a big ol BULLS EYE on them. And now…they are under attack.
It started when the Duggars responded to their kissing controversy by…issuing a kissing challenge on their Facebook page:
” God designed marriage to be a loving, dynamic relationship between a husband and wife for a lifetime. God loves marriage and it is supposed to be full of love, joy, fun and romance. Marriage is where romance belongs! Recently, Ben & Jessa received some criticism for posting a kissing picture. We are so grateful they waited to share their first kiss until after marriage. We’ve been married 30 years and are still in love! We had fun trying to duplicate Ben and Jessa’s happily married kissing picture. We challenge all married couples to take a happily married picture and post it here:”
And then of course….John Becker, of LGBT blog The Bilerico Project, posted a photo of him kissing his husband, along with a message about marriage equality and seemed shocked when the extremely, openly conservative Baptist family removed the photo from THEIR Facebook page.
John Becker knew the firestorm he was trying to create from the second he posted that photo. He absolutely knew how they would respond. The Duggars were TARGETED to be an easy kill in the name of tolerance.
And this is how the Duggars responded on their Facebook page:
“Luke 6:27 “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” This is such a sweet scripture that we hold dear. We will always stand for truth and the values we hold dear without compromise but we will do so in love and kindness–treating others well even if we don’t agree with them and we will do so without hateful words. This verse is a reminder of how we must always carry ourselves. Precious words from Jesus.”
Everything I’ve witnessed from the Duggars since they have gained fame has been done in love and kindness.
The Duggars put it very well in another post on their Facebook:
“We love these wise words from Rick Warren:
“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. Second is that to love someone means that you must agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”
And so now…
A petition on Change.org launched by Jim Wissick of San Jose, California, clams that : “The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people,”
His bases is from a robo call Michelle made to residents of her community:
“Hello, this is Michelle Duggar. I’m calling to inform you of some shocking news that would affect the safety of Northwest Arkansas women and children.”
“The Fayetteville City Council is voting on an ordinance this Tuesday night that would allow men – yes I said men – to use womens and girls restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas and other areas that are designated for females only. I don’t believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls. ”
Well…I’m from Texas and we are having the same ignorant mess in Houston.
I AGREE with Michelle. I do not want a grown man allowed in the restroom with my 9 year old daughter just because he “feels” like a woman.
It’s a slippery slope people! Where do we draw the line?!?!
She is absolutely on point when she says that this opens up a whole new angle for child molesters and rapists to prey on their victims!
The Duggars have never hidden their beliefs from the moment they began their show on TLC. They are entitled to their beliefs and to promote them!
Why should they lose their show just because a group of people disagree with them? If we removed every single show because someone didn’t like something in it….there would be NOTHING on television! What about the millions that LOVE their show and what they stand for?!? What about us?
I’m just so over everyone getting tolerance and rights to their beliefs but Christians.
When I saw that petition it made my blood boil. All night I stewed.
So today…I choose the same passive aggressive path as the Duggars….I started OUR own petition. I stand with the Duggars and our right to freedom of speech!
Go sign and share!
Let’s push back against the intolerance against Christians and stand up for our rights!
Let’s show TLC that there are JUST as many and more AMERICANS that agree with the Duggars who enjoy them and their values on our TV screens!