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Monday, November 24, 2008

Going Green....Gone Wrong!!

Everywhere I turn there is someone telling others to "go green". Well, I think Madonna took this advice totally wrong!


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Disney Chicks!

After spending time with my 6-year old sister and the Disney Channel, I have realized how early fashion and self-expression starts. I think that many of the girls on the Disney Channel shows are setting a great example for little girls out there like my sister. The actresses each have their own distinct personality and they each express themselves extremely well through their clothing and accessories, and their overall style chosen for each episode. These actresses may not realize it, but I believe that they are teaching their young viewer's a great lesson. They are teaching their viewer's to develop their own style and their own self-expression at a young age. 

Here are a few pics of some of the Disney Channel girls and their great, unique styles and fashion.

Brenda Song: The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Miley Cyrus: Hannah Montana

Sabrina Bryan, Adrienne Bailon, Raven Symone, and Kiely Willams: The Cheetah Girls

Emily Osment: Hannah Montana

Anneliese Van Der Pol: That's So Raven

Selena Gomez: Wizards of Waverly Place

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

C-O-L-D spells COLD!

Sorry I haven't written in a while peeps, but I have been super busy with school and LIFE. But I miss you guys! Well, since I've been out for a while I think that the first thing I should do is add a link for you girls and guys who don't seem to understand that IT IS COLD OUTSIDE! 

For the ladies out there who feel like they must wear the short shorts and mini-skirts, throw some tights on underneath. No one looks good wearing a terrible cough or pneumonia. So when you wake up in the morning and realize that it's cold don't put on a pair of Uggs and think that they will warm you entire body. If you don't like to wear huge coats or jeans, try a cute skirt and tights or try putting on layers. A sweater with a long-sleeved shirt underneath will help keep you warm and healthy, unlike a short sleeved t-shirt, running shorts, and Ugg boots. 

Another cute item that you can wear to protect yourself from the cold is a scarf. Yes guys, scarves are not only for fashion, they can also keep your neck warm. WOW!! Not only do they protect you from cold, but they also spice up every outfit. So before you run out of the dorm in the morning throw one on.

On a positive note, I have seen some of the most amazing boots walking around campus this week. The super sexy, stylish ways that I have seen people rocking boots has really been impressive. This is a great way for you to keep warm. Don't throw on a pair of flip-flops with your tights or jeans. Go out and grab a pair of cute ankle high boots or a pair of knee high boots. 

Also for the guys, I think that you all should remember to stay warm in order to stay healthy as well. Don't forget that it's okay for guys to wear scarves. Actually, it's pretty attractive and makes you look very sophisticated (if you do it right). Guys, it's okay to wear your grungy tees and your ripped jeans, but also try to layer it up. If you must show some skin, try to only do it once your in class. A nice hoodie or coat from Oldnavy can do the trick. And they're pretty cheap! yay! And although many of you guys are getting more and more comfortable wearing flip-flops, it's not a good idea to wear them now. Your feet need to be covered in this kind of weather. So try getting some boots (Polo boots are HOT) or try getting a nice pair of Sperry's.

Okay guys, I know I'm not a doctor, but after seeing many of the students walking around campus wearing summer outfits, I realized that common sense is apparently not common. So remember that's it's getting cold out there and if you want to look good on the outside, and you want to stay fashionable, you also need to want to stay healthy! 

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My President::: BARACK OBAMA!!!

Chills ran across my body last night after realizing that one day this image will be in a history book. To witness this amazing moment in history has been a highlight of my life and I will never forget the feeling I received after hearing the newscaster say, "Barack Obama is the President Elect of the United States!" It's amazing to me that the President of the United States is a black man just like my father, Terrence, and my grandfathers, Jack and George. It also brings me great pride to know that the First Lady is a black woman just like my mother, Latarsha and my grandmothers, Alice and Jean. This is an image that I thought I would have never experienced, but now that it is happening I can finally say that I am proud to be an American. I am also proud to be a black female in America.

After asking people what Barack Obama's presidency meant to them in one word, here are a few of the words I got:
Love-Peace-Happiness-Change-Pride-Hope-Unity-Equality-Faith-Progress-Amazing-Daddy-Beauty-Cooperation-No War-Passion-Ability-Strength

After hearing these encouraged responses from my peers and seeing the Obama pride around campus, I am extremely excited to see what Barack Obama will do for not only America, but the world. I still don't think people understand the magnitude of the history that we all have witnessed. This moment will be in history books one day. Barack Obama has endured through threats, struggles, family deaths, and so much more for us! Not only for himself and his family, but for ME AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU!!! Barack has given the African American community hope, he has given the Mexican American community hope, he has given the European American community hope! I think that he has instilled a feeling of hope and progress and change in every one of his supporters.

These two girls said they stayed up all night and watched the election and when they found out Obama was the new President, they immediately ran and created these shirts! I thought they were amazing when I saw them in class.

Well, I know that I could ramble and ramble all day about how excited I am to see Barack Obama in the White House. I could also go on and on about how much I think Michelle Obama is going to rise, and finally give the real black women of America a voice. They are both major role models to me and I think that children of the future will always believe in possibility. The children of the future will read about the Presidents prior to Obama, and the way that we thought there would NEVER be a black President, and they will LAUGH! I believe that my own little sister and brother will grow up and not only will they know that they can do anything....But they will believe it and they will conquer the impossible. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Do you want to have sex with Mom and Dad??

I'm sitting in my room right now watching Sex with Mom and Dad on MTV. I think the thought of the show is great. All children should know that they can be open and honest with their parents when they become sexually active. But I feel that this show crosses the line. It is acceptable to tell your mother or father that you are having sex, but I do not think that a child should tell their mom about their orgasms and personal fantasies. Most of the excercises performed in this show are somewhat disturbing. I would NEVER want my parents to tell me what position they have had sex in, or what their favorite form of foreplay is. I also feel like the show is boderline unrealistic. I don't believe that most parents would be as open with their children about sex as they are on the show. For example, in one of the episodes the parents had to tell their daughter where they have had sex in the house. They explained to her that they had had sex in the bathroom and they took her to the bathroom in which they had sex. It is hard for me to believe that most parents would be so willing to do these things and to tell their child so much about their sex lives.
Don't get me wrong guys, many of the tactics practiced in this show are beneficial. Putting the promotion of birth control and the education of STD's on T.V. is always a positive. I can give MTV their props for that! But I think that when they developed the concept for the show they should have thought it out better. After watching the show again, I began to feel as if it was going to do the total opposite of its' purpose. Instead of teaching kids about safe-sex and abstinance, the show will only show kids that they can have sex with multiple partners, perform unsafe oral sex methods, and have unprotected sex AS LONG AS THEY EVENTUALLY TELL THEIR PARENTS!
But that's just my take on the show guys!! What do you think??

Monday, October 13, 2008


AAAGGGHHH!!!! So, why the heck am I screaming??? Because I'm extremely nervous about a performance I have to do this Thursday. I'm singing....&& YES i can sing....but I've never performed....

WAIT!!!!.....I take that back....I have had 2 performances in my LIFE and well..........

1. Second Grade: I was at Country Hills Elementary School, and we had a school play, and "the little black girl with a powerful voice" (aka ME) got a solo. OMG!! i was so excited. I was the lead in "Someday My Price Will Come!" by. The Beautiful Snow White!! Well, when it was my turn I click-clacked over to the microphone in my CLOGS!! Yes, people, I had on clogs!! Well, I got to the mic, sang my song, ruined a few notes, and click-clacked back to my spot on the stage and made sure NOT to look or speak to anyone! It was a mess! I think that was the moment that caused me to have such a huge fear of performing, and singing on stage!

2. Well, number two is not as bad, but it still sucks. Too make a long story short, I sang at a wedding and I was soooo nervous. My voice was shaky and my hands were sweaty, I sang a song by Mariah Carey. HUGE MISTAKE! After my second grade experience I don't think I should have jumped out that far and tackled such a queen. After the performance was over,I walked inside, and held in my tears! 

The most encouraging thing after these performances was the feedback from everyone. Even though I know I sucked (a little) people still came up and told me about the positives in my performance, and instead of lying to me and telling me it was all good, people decided to encourage me to work on the mistakes I made. {{Thanks to all you}}

.....The moral of the story is..........I'm performing on Thursday and I am terrified, I'm nervous, but I am building confidence daily, because There is HOPE!! I talked to my mom, and she says that backing out is not an option, so at this point I just need to work on perfecting my performance. It's just so hard, to perfect your performance, when you don't know what your performance is. HA! So, I guess I'm going to learn Thursday!! 

Anybody else ever felt like this??????????????????????????????????

Wish Me Luck!!
Peace Guys!!


--CaMrEi ReNeE

Friday, October 10, 2008

What does your style SCREAM!!

Hey guys! First off I would like to say THANK YOU to the SuPeR people who left comments. I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

Well, in case you don't know......I changed my major to Fashion Merchandising yesterday. YYAAYY!! As a fashion merchandising major, I thought I should talk about fashion today. After reading THE RED & BLACK, I was inspired to post on the individuality and uniqueness of the fashion here at UGA. Many people seem to forget that fashion is not necessarily what society defines it to be. Or what the media says is "in style." Fashion is a statement. It is an outlet of expression for people through their own personal style. BUT!!!!! It should not look too CrAzY. lol. In The Red & Black today, Katie Deary, a junior from Savannah, Georgia, defines fashion and style perfectly. Katie says, "Fashion was never meant to restrict and alienate but to liberate." So today, instead of placing my own opinions on peoples style, and instead of defining their fashion myself, I decided to ask a few students to give me 4 words that described their fashion and what it speaks about them. Here's what I got!!

Chidi Inenacho, Freshman (Stone Moutain, Ga)
"My style is unique, relaxed, chill, and comfortable. I DO ME!"

Taiki Hari, Senior (Japan)
"My style is Japanese, Paisley, Light Toned, and Not Flashy."

Tierra Bagby, Sophomore (Snellville, Ga)
"My style shows that I'm outgoing, beautiful, bright, and loveable!"

Sara Crawford, Freshman (Fayetteville, Ga)
"My style says Pizzazz!! Salt N Peppa!! Paper Mache!! and Aloe Vera!! 

Salah Eltarhoni, Sophomore (Marietta, Ga)
"My style is flashy, but conservative. Unique and good -natured!"

Chi-Chi Ibiam, Freshman (Lawrenceville, Ga)
"My fashion is spontaneous! It says freedom, individuality, and joy!"

Carlton Thomas, Freshman (Frostproof, Fla)
"My style is fresh! It's unique, it's sexy, and it's diverse!"

Kristal Boddie, Sophomore (Lithonia, Ga)
"My style says I'm a diva! It's sexy, but still classy! It's trendy, but it's still unique"

So this weekend, I challenge you readers. When you go out, and see someone dressed in a fashion other than the one you like, DON'T JUDGE THEM!! Embrace their uniqueness!! And when you get dressed to go out, try to make an outfit that screams your name and your personality. Leave comments and pics of your outfits to let me know how it goes.........

PEACE YA'LL!!! Have a great weekend!!

P.S.....{every vote counts}

--CaMrEi ReNeE T.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

What's on your mind???

As my first post I would really like to find out what's on everyone's mind. What would you all like to see me talk about on here? Not only did I make this blog for myself, I also made this blog for the readers, and I would really appreciate feedback!!!!

So.....tell me.....What's on your mind?......What's your style?.....What's your favorite color?......When's your birthday?......Tell me anything about you!!! I want to know the GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY things you'd like to read about and discuss. I want to know your interests.

I can't wait to hear from EVERYONE!!!

{{{ EVERYONE needs to make sure that they get out and vote. Every vote counts.}}}