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Women have taken

The Fall
Since Eve

I’m not Naive

The world has barely changed
for us, the Fairer Sex
Our only weakness
May be that we’re complex.

Perhaps that is Our Strength
Fighting to the death
For love and life and length
Of lasting legacy
That has no guarantee

People pleasers by nature
But smarter than you think.

I like the dirt, the grit, the grime
Take a bite
Make it mine
I want your teeth
In my flesh—
As with the apple,
I’ll take that bet.

Because I know I’ll win the rest.

You will Repay
that Tempting Danger
of love and lust and longing
And be sorry you’ve
Mistaken belonging
by giving in to Sin
that exists within

Isn’t it easy to fall?
And you thought you had it all.

I got you back you Snake, you Coward.
With me exists true Power.

My really cool co-worker and I decided to get lunch from one of the food trucks parked outside of our office this past week. There are different ones on different days, and we have the best of the best of them to choose from, according to NYC foodies.

We decided to get sandwiches from a Korean truck. It was cold out and we were busy, so we brought them to our respective desks. About, oh, 15 minutes later, my c.w. g-chatted that she initially thought the sandwich was too big and she’d save half, but then she proceeded to eat the whole thing. At this point, I’d had about 1/4 of mine and started to feel funny, like Did I just smoke some green? funny. I don’t like that stuff; it doesn’t make me happy or calm or cool—just  paranoid and anti-social and weird.

Then I developed a theory: Chefs put weed in food to make it addictive and keep customers coming back. It’s not necessarily the actual food that you love; it’s the high. For me, this won’t work. But I am one of few who has a negative reaction to the substance, and therefore for most people, this is an ingenious marketing idea.

Just a theory.

A few months ago, I came across a coloring product that is seriously for dark-haired brunettes and black-haired ladies that lightens your color without making it orange or brassy (or so the box claims).

My awesomely talented roommate applied it to my hair in highlight form with straight-from-the kitchen aluminum foil. The results were noticeable enough that my hair looked like it had seen some sun and subtle enough that they are not currently noticeable growing out.

Then, last week I discovered an awesome product: paint-in color. I could only find it in red, blue, and purple (unlike sprays which come in every color under the sun including glittery gold!). I tried the red and put two streaks in my hair. It worked brilliantly and it washes out with the next shampoo. However, I was at a party until 4 or so in the morning and wasn’t planning on showering when I got home. Translation: This will get on your pillows and seep into your scalp (it looked like I’d been sunbathing without a hat). However, it did wash right out when I showered, so I’m hoping the same will happen when I wash my pillowcases.

It’s radical without the commitment. Like a one-night stand.

People often ask me for workout song suggestions. I think you constantly have to update your playlist, so I’ve decided to share a new playlist every month of what’s racing my laces at the moment. Here’s my third installment:

Just Do It 3 2012

“Work It Out” ♦ Kanye West
“Five Minutes To Midnight” ♦ Boys Like Girls
“Bucket” ♦ Kings of Leon
“Numb Encore” ♦ Linkin Park feat. Jay-Z
“Wet Hot American Summer” ♦ Cobra Starship
“Headfirst Slide into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet” ♦ Fall Out Boy
“Birthday Cake” ♦ Rihanna
“Last Time” ♦ The Daylights
“Good Times (Sick Pimpin’) ♦ Atmosphere
“Throw It Up” ♦ Yelawolf feat. Gangsta Boo & Eminem
“Ridin’ Dirty” ♦ Chamillionaire
“Go Crazy” (Remix) ♦ Young Jeezy

Click on the numbers below for my previous playlists:

#1

#2

Enjoy!

♥Gigi

One of my favorite, go-to, hard-to-fail crowd-pleaser meals is pizzetta. I make many varieties; only a few are pictured. (More pics to come!) They can take as little as 10 minutes or as long as 40 minutes to make, depending on your toppings. You can use just about anything in your fridge.

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