*I love swimming in the nude. Everything free and flopping around. Wearing swim trucks while swimming is, I’d imagine, like women wearing a bra while…doing everything. So I’m sure you don’t begrudge me the pleasure. And in return, I’ll invite you over to swim in my pool sometime.
And that’s the difference between how I spend my days off in the summer and what this dude did: he went swimming nude in shark invested waters off the coast of Hawaii and almost lost a foot doing it.
Now, I have a size 12 foot, and I’m absolutely certain that a shark watching me from below would see and go for another part of my anatomy if he saw me swimming in the buff out in the ocean. He wouldn’t be able to help himself. I’m popular.
But Paul O’Leary decided to go for it. So did the shark. Continue reading
*Kayden Coleman, a 29-year-old transgender man who had been taking testosterone shots for years thought he had gotten out of shape and that it was time for him to hit the nearest gym. But he was wrong; what he had gotten…was pregnant.
Coleman had lived life as a man for nearly 10 years, and was about to have a doubly mastectomy at this stage of an FTM transition, but after several pregnancy tests (he kept thinking were wrong) it was a trip to the doctors office that confirmed it.
Coleman was 21 weeks pregnant.
The symptoms had been there all along. The frequent visits to the restroom, the lack of energy, and the growing belly. But what man — even a transitioning one — would have thought it was a pregnancy.
Reports say that Coleman saw his nose getting wider after viewing pictures of himself on Instagram. In addition to all these symptoms, he was also experiencing back pain. He asked his then-boyfriend, now-husband, Elijah to give him a back massage.
*Just about everyone I know who has taken chemotherapy has lost their hair. It’s one of the most common side effects when being treated for cancer. Alopecia is the medical term used when your immune system mistakenly attacks your hair follicles — which negatively affect hair growth. But now, the invention of a new cap promises to change that by helping cancer patients keep more of their hair.
It’s called the DigniCap, according to Allure, it was first introduced in Sweden, and is currently in the final stages of FDA testing. Continue reading
*Dolly Parton famously said “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap.”
Parton PREACHED! No one has taken that statement to heart more than Cassandra, the transgender woman who’s spent over $200,000 in her misguided effort to look like “Jessica Rabbit,” the animated female lead in the 1989 feature film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
On a recent episode of the plastic surgery show “Botched”, Cassandra tells her doctors that she’s having trouble breathing out of her Michael Jackson-esque new nose. While she’s in for that snip snip, she tells them she wants to have her waistline redone, so that it more closely resembles Ms. Rabbit’s.
During the episode, she outlines all of the work she’s had done, including procedures on her cheeks, lips, brow, ass, breasts, and hips.
“The only thing I haven’t had done, she says, “is my heart.” Continue reading
*And here I am just trying to get the eyeglass marks on my nose erased. That’s so last week. What the hell was I thinking? Apparently, women who are unsatisfied with the size and shape of their vajayjay are doing something about it.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), there has been an increase in the number of women who have chosen to reconstruct their honey pot.
This, to the tune of 49% over a one year period.
Dr. Jennifer Walden, a spokesperson for ASAPS, says labiaplasty is “one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in women.”
Where the hell have I been?
And lets not even talk about wrapping your brain around the fact that women scrutinize their coochie so closely that they even think about “customizing” it! Continue reading
*Uh oh. A friend and I just ate there yesterday. Come to think of it, I treated her to lunch. Better put 911 on standby.
And contact an attorney just in case she gets sick and decides to sue ME!
The popular Chipotle chain (my favorite!) has closed 43 of its restaurants in the Oregon and Washington areas after 22 cases of E. coli surfaced and were reportedly linked to them.
A statement by the Washington State Department of Health says no deaths have been attributed to the outbreak, but eight of the cases have resulted in hospitalization. The statement also said that “local and state health officials in Washington and Oregon are investigating” the outbreak to determine the exact source of contamination. Continue reading
*As the biggest Michael Jackson fan in the world, I always wanted to recreate that Thriller video…when I’m sober, for once. The best annual excuse is Halloween, but for me, the iconic jacket (yes, I have one…don’t judge) and jheri curl (now THAT will require a wig!) will have to do. Those contacts could do some serious damage, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Although selling cosmetic contact lenses without a prescription is actually illegal, they can still be found in stores and online. They are dangerous because they can scratch the cornea, which covers the iris and pupil, as well as cause ulcers on the eye, which can then lead to infection (keratitis).
The AAO warns that if THAT happens, corneal transplants and other eye surgeries might be necessary to prevent blindness.
Blindness. So you’d go from pretending to be Michael Jackson to being Stevie Wonder. For life. Continue reading
*I can remember the day, not too long ago, when I wanted to scream out loud with excitement upon seeing an African American model in a national print ad. Diversity in advertising used to be the exception, not the rule. While we still have a way to go, a look at a recent circular makes me think we’re making a lot of headway.
Target has got people talking about a recent Halloween ad that takes the concepts to a whole new level. In a recent circular, the retail titan has featured an adorable little girl with mobility challenges, supported with crutches and dressed as Elsa from “Frozen” for the upcoming holiday.
The ad first showed up last week on Facebook, having been posted by a mom who was familiar with the importance of giving visibility to models like the one in Target’s ad.
“Thank you for including a child with braces and arm crutches into your advertising campaign,” Jen Spickenagel Kroll posted. “And as Elsa, no less! My daughter (with arm crutches and prosthetic legs) is going to FLIP when she sees this!” Continue reading