vanity, anyone

#grammyforgrimmie?

Are any other Christina Grimmie fans kind of saddened and annoyed by the #grammyforgrimmie hashtag? I get that it’s an attempt to honor all she has done for Team Grimmie, but it’s something that really isn’t going to happen, and it puts unnecessary pressure on those in charge of the grammys and makes it really awkward for them. Christina doesn’t need a pity grammy; I personally loved All is Vanity as much as anyone, but to be frank, it really isn’t grammy worthy. A third of the songs are from Side B anyways, which really bugs me that Republic Records would try and use her death to make an extra buck on the album by doing that, but that’s a whole different topic.

Am I alone in this thinking, or does anyone else feel the same?

“What, are you worried about stretchmarks? Women who don’t want children are just so vain...”

Ha. 

I’ve seen waaay too many young mums with fake eyelashes, fake tans and fake breasts to let this one slide. 

Physical vanity has very little to do with whether you’re a parent or not. 

We’re all vain - whether that manifests in the childfree woman who gets her hair cut and coloured the way she likes, or the mum who makes sure her children are clean, neatly-ironed-uniforms and shiny-shoes before they leave for school. They’re a reflection of her. It’s all still vanity.

And is it a crime? Taking care in your physical appearance doesn’t harm anyone else. 

Vanity isn’t a major factor for me in childfree, but if I met somebody for whom it was a big deal, I wouldn’t judge them. You only get one body. It’s cool to care about it - rather than blindly turn it into a mere conduit for other bodies to enter the world.

Weird, how two completely polar stereotypes exist about childfree women: first, the vain and pampered winkle-free forty-something who has a different set of acrylic nails every week, and winces snobbishly at the mere thought of stretchmarks or vomit stains; and second, the sad and frumpy childfree spinster who spends her day peering narrow-eyed through her net curtains at the children outside, beige clothes and bird nest hair, oblivious to how undesirable and strange she is.

And for the record, I’ve got stretchmarks. They’re not some kind of noble badge of honour bestowed only upon mothers. 

That Pinterest thing that says hot vinegar and blue Dawn mixed together in a spray bottle cleans your shower better than anything else is… TRUE!

Not that the shower floor was filthy before, but it definitely was never this clean. I started to notice that the floor looked darker where the water runs from the corners to the drain, but this solution got rid of it! It also worked great in the sinks/vanity and on the glass doors.

For anyone who is interested, just take 12 oz of white vinegar, heat it in the microwave for 2 minutes, pour into spray bottle, add 10 oz blue Dawn and mix/swirl gently.