Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Tell Me Something I Don't Know

So yeah. Last we spoke I was off to watch the Globes. I watched and enjoyed and the next morning I woke up and was down a pound for the week. Great right? Well since then, not so great.

Well some things are great, but the food/exercise situation is definitely not great. AGAIN. Why do I keep doing this? I'm up three pounds this week. Suck.

Blah blah blah excuses blah blah blah. I haven't been reading your blogs because I'm ashamed to read about how well people are doing. Why don't I have the January mojo?

Without going too much into what I do for a living, I had to work the Sundance Film Festival this weekend. It was fabulous and glamorous and one of the best experiences of my career so far. Bonus, I got to see a TON of celebrities walking around the little town of Park City. This is new for me because what we did at Sundance was a new venture for my firm, and it was seriously a dream come true. As I've said before, I am a total celebrity news whore. I loved it. Every minute of it.

Seeing celebrities in person, I noticed a couple of things.

1. They are tiny. I mean teeny tiny in an unnatural sort of way. Not all of them of course, but many. Teri Hatch3r, I'm talking to you. So skinny. And not in a good way. I mean I know this is the ideal, the absolute epitome of beauty in our culture, but when your skin is hanging off of your face because there's no fat underneath, there's a problem. Seriously.

2. They are plastic. Again, not all of them, but you can see it when you get up close. Eye lifts and chin implants and boob jobs, oh my. Sick. Again: seriously.

So yeah, I know, big revelations right? I should write US Weekly and let them know. I'm sure they'd be thrilled.

As much as I don't want to be that skinny though, dammit I need to be skinnier. So I'm going to try again tomorrow.


Kim said...

Hi Jeni!!

Gaining 3 lbs sucks. It's just a big mental kick in the nuts (so to speak). But, it is also well within your power to recover from. Don't let it mess with your head. You are more than a weekly number.

Ok - on to the Sundance deal. WOW. As much as I hate to admit it, I would LOVE to be able to gawk at some of those celebs up close. If only to be able to confirm that they aren't as uber perfect (physically) as the media makes them out to be. Is that bad??? It would be nice to think somewhere in my brain that you can be TOO thin. That being thin does not equal any kind of hapiness or perfection or the ability to make perfect choices.

I am so happy for you that you have such an amazing job that lets you live your dream. That is nothing to be taken for granted girlie!! :)

Soooooo, who else did you see???? Hmmmm???

WifeMomChocoholic said...

Our art museum had a display of costumes used in movies last year and I was amazed at how teeny tiny they all were! I mean, you don't usually think of Drew Barrymore (in Ever After anyway) as being tiny, but that costume was miniscule!

Nicole said...

Sundance sounds fun, my husband is a HUGE movie buff, both independent films and movies, and he has always talked about trying to go out there. Last year he even signed up to try to get lottery tickets to attend some of the films that showed during the festival!