Saturday, April 17, 2010

White lies turned black.

These are my top five white lies (one being the most acceptable to five being the least):

1)Yes, I love my present!
2)Your pixie hair cut does not look awful! (hey, what can they do about it now?)
3)I love the painting you just finished after 6 years. (arts different to everyone)
4)I cannot speak now so I'll forever hold my peace. 
5)No, your boyfriend wasn't flirting with anyone last night (your best friend was just flirting with him)

Luckily, I do believe I have only had to use number one and sadly number five. 

But, when does a white lie become a "not-a-white lie"? 
I will use number five as my example. "No, your boyfriend wasn't flirting with anyone last night (your best friend was just flirting with him)" IS an acceptable white lie....unless if you're the best friend. 

This switches the purpose of lying from protecting your friend, to saving your back-end.

A white lie, in my book, is when your intentions are good and selfless. Only does it transform into a lie when the purpose is for your sole protection disregarding its effect on others. 

You, Mark Sanford, you. (of course he's not the governor of my home state <--lie)


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"People's" pushing the truth.

I have a guilty pleasure. A weekly, guilty pleasure. Its name is...People magazine. I love seeing pictures of celebrities walking out of grocery stores, walking their dogs, strolling their children, you name it. People would be sad to loose my weekly business...but they're about to. 

For some reason, People has decided to lie. As I was reading an article about Kendra from the "Girls Next Door", I ran across a statement that said something along the lines of, "Kendra, who was a size 25 (in jeans) at her heaviest, felt nothing like herself when she put on the weight."

I thought I was reading an article about a celebrity new mom, not an article about eating disorders?

As if it couldn't get worse, another issue featured "brides that were going to shape up before their wedding day". The cover picture of this was certainly an overweight woman who looked like she needed to loose weight simply for her health. When I turn to the article itself and see the number by her that is her supposed weight, I couldn't believe my eyes. Apparently, at 5'6" she is 158 lbs. 

People. Really? I know plenty of girls around that weight and height and they look nothing alike. Truly.

Maybe the eating disorders aren't stemming from models in advertisements. Maybe they're stemming from an extremely popular magazine that makes girls think size 25 jeans and weighing 158 lbs is obese.