Dear Everyone, Block block block block…

Source: heartifb.com

Source: heartifb.com

Dear Everyone,

I’m not sure if you’d noticed, but I’ve been taking part in a blogging challenge created by super-blogger Luvvie called ’31 Write Now’, where I have to publish a post every day for the 31 days of August.  The first week was okay, I was able to line up the topics I wanted to write about, in advance.  The second week, I started slowing down slightly, but I would find inspiration at the last minute.

This is the third week now and I am starting to get stressed out!  I have a couple of post ideas to come for certain dates, but right now I’m just BLOCKED.  I’ve been wracking my brain, surfing the web, monitoring Facebook and Twitter and chatting on the phone, all in search of inspiration.  I didn’t actually want to mention that I was doing a challenge, I just wanted you to enjoy the frequent posts – I know they were way overdue!  But for the sake of writing, I’m sharing my current feelings with you.

As a writer you are always told by the experts that the only way to be better is to just keep writing.  Even if you think what you’re writing is nonsense, just write, write, write.  I have great difficulty with this, because I’m the type who won’t do something if I think it won’t work or be good (a trait I’m slowly working on changing), but today I’m putting that theory to practice, and admittedly I’ve written more than I thought I would.

So now I’m going to retire the stressing for the day, and just see what happens tomorrow.

Thank you for listening, and have a lovely evening.

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An Open Letter To The Jackson Family: Just Stop

Dear Jacksons,

Stop it.  Right now.  All those of you who have suddenly become extremely active on Twitter within the past week… stop it.  Tweet about something else.  Tweet about how nice the weather is in California, or what you’ve just had for dinner.  Since when do the Jacksons air their dirty laundry in public in such an unclassy way??  You can’t do this then get angry when people are talking negatively about you and judging you.

You’ve been in the public eye for nearly half a century or so, you know exactly how you should be conducting yourselves.  Don’t stoop to the level of current celebs who like to have ‘Twitter beef’, because the sad thing is that you’re dissing each other and you’re looking like laughing stocks!  It wouldn’t be so bad if it was just a case of Paris making the mistake of tweeting the family’s business on one occasion and being reprimanded, since she’s young and all.  But you’ve got Randy ranting on Twitter (and Randy if it’s true that you leaked the initial letter addressed to the Jackson Estate executors… then… I’m just shaking my head) and then this Anthony Jackson (I don’t even know who he is) who keeps tweeting Paris about things to do with the family.  Bro, I’m sure if she has a Twitter account, she has an email address at the very least.  In fact I’m pretty sure you’ve all got each other’s phone numbers, or have other ways of communicating with each other.  Have a look at LaToya’s Twitter timeline; obviously she knows full well what’s going on, but you wouldn’t know she did, because she’s not blasting it out for everyone to read!  Are you looking for one of these “ratchet” type reality shows???

Everyone knows how private Michael was when it came to his children and how much he loved his mum, so all this public goings-on is ridiculous!  As they say, he’d be “turning in his grave”.  It’s nice that his kids are able to live somewhat of a normal life and do some of the things that other teens do, but they’re still ‘Michael Jackson’s children’ – there needs to be some Michael Jackson style regulation taking place.  Prince has been quiet so far, but now he has tweeted a segment of a family group conversation.  It’s not necessary.  Reel it in please.  It doesn’t have to be a negative thing that the kids stay with TJ for now, take them out of the drama, it’s not healthy.  It doesn’t mean that Mrs. Jackson is incapable of taking care of them at all, it just means that they’re not at the family house where we’ve seen the drama happen.

I have always been a HUGE Jackson fan, so I’m not trying to come at you all in a negative way.  Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson are my all-time favourite artists.  I was five years old when the Thriller album came out and 29 years later I still have MJ’s back.  Ask anyone who knows me.  I was even a big 3T fan in the 90s – in my daydream I was married to Taryll and Michael was my uncle-in-law (don’t judge!).

So honestly, on behalf of those of us who have admired you over the years, please stop making it hard for us to defend the “Jackson family are crazy!” comments.  Do whatever legalities you need to do in private.  Stop giving the media ammunition.

Yours sincerely,

Wendi x

An Open Letter To The Mainstream Media: What Bum?

Dear Mainstream Media,

There is a particular issue you’ve been bringing up over and over again, and it’s been happening for the last five months.  For the life of me I just can not get my head around it.  My eyes have also rolled up on many occasions and said to me: “Wendi why are you putting us through such strain, there’s nothing to see here.”  And there really is nothing to see.  I’m speaking of Pippa Middleton’s bum.

Where??

Since April 29 when she fulfilled her duty as Maid of Honour to her older sister Kate at her Royal Wedding, you have been using the printed and online press to throw her derrière in our faces, as something to be admired and revered, and a lot of us just do not understand why.  What exactly is it that you see?  You did the same thing with Kylie Minogue many years ago, when the video for her song ‘Spinning Around’ was released.

The same nonsense we were subjected to with Kylie, we are now experiencing with Pippa.  Features on exercises to achieve ‘Pippa’s bum’, jeans we can wear, and even invasive surgeries including fat injections to achieve a “fuller and more rounded rear”.  How can you have the words “fuller” and “rear” in the same sentence, and liken it to Pippa Middleton?  I just don’t geddit.  The latest thing I have seen is an email I received from a friend, which featured a press release for pants that give you bottom cleavage, based on Pippa arse.  How my friends and I laughed.  Really?  Look again at the photos above – What. Do. You. See?

Now let me show you something, Mainstream Media.  When I, and a lot of people, speak of a naturally amazing backside, this is what we’re thinking of:

Wow…

Now try and tell me this isn’t simply glorious!  I’m a heterosexual woman, but if Serena Williams were to walk past me, I’m pretty sure the expression on my face would be the same as that of a man standing next to me.  But mine wouldn’t be sexual, it would be envious.  I would love to have a booty like that.  THIS is what you should be showing me the exercises for.  THIS is what bottom enhancing pants should produce when I put them on.  THIS is a butt (and a half)!  Look at it.  Just look at it!

Do you see what I mean, Media?  Pippa may well be a lovely girl, and I don’t mean to offend her in any way (plus she didn’t ask you all to draw attention to her glutes), but even she would have to look at Serena and realise that there is simply no competition.  So please Mainstream Media, get a grip and stop leading the lemmings astray.  It’s almost like a case of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, and it is just not fair on them.  There is nothing there.

Thank you for listening, and I look forward to your co-operation.

Kind regards,

Wendi xx