Name: Erica Croce
at 1:36PM on Jun 17
Taylor looks amazing in white and I don’t know how she does it…If I wore white in public, people would be trying to put a big ole’ lamp over to cure jaundice…
at 1:29PM on Jun 17
This actually kinda makes me wish I had a Samsung phone…
Whatever, this will be amazing. Can it be July now?
at 12:47PM on Jun 14
Now, I love me some Yeezy. But after the SNL performance I wasn’t on board. This was better but, for me, not on par with his other work. It got better as the album went on but the first few weren’t really my taste. The third track made me chuckle with some of his crazy outlandish statements.
Oh well…I’m still going to check out your throwback list because I’m guaranteed to pretty much love all of that. I guess for Yeezus, I was looking for something as amazing as “See Me Now” with Beyonce or something like that. I mean, good on him for trying something different, but it didn’t have the impact and will not have the same kind of rotation on my iPod that his other albums have had.
at 11:18AM on May 1
It’s…weird. They’re coming to Hershey as part of VH1′s Mixtape Festival and I don’t know about the line-up overall. But this really gives me pause.
I guess I think…maybe Chili and T-Boz should still perform, but not call themselves TLC? Mix in new material with the old favorites and play and celebrate the good times but NOT pretend that this is still the 90s TLC? Because that’s sorta what makes it weird. I don’t know. I’ll let you know what it’s like if I wind up going afterall.
at 6:21PM on Apr 18
Holy hell that was a lot. Sorry for the essay! I mean, I could go on more about women’s issues and slut-shaming from what I just had to type to describe those experiences. But let’s leave it at: this girl has severely damaged that sorority’s reputation, they will be a joke on campus for years to come, and that letter was OUT OF CONTROL.
at 6:17PM on Apr 18
Shannon, I’m with you on not knowing where to start and having SO MANY thoughts running through your head on this one.
I feel like I had a whole bunch of points to make about this letter but then I got to “…you are HORRIBLE, I repeat, HORRIBLE PR FOR THIS CHAPTER” and everything else I wanted to say went out the window. I cannot with this girl…and I cannot with this level of irony!
I’ll admit, I wasn’t in a sorority. I’m not against them – I just think they’re right for some people and not for others. We had every possible example in my family: my brother was in a fraternity. loved it, and it was really good for him; my sister-in-law was in a sorority and liked it for a while but didn’t really like it by the time she graduated; and then there was me…I knew right away I didn’t want to join one.
BUT I had two roommates/friends one year who were both in the same sorority, so I went with them to some parties and got to see how it operated from the inside. It further cemented the fact that it wasn’t my thing. Some sororities fined its members if they couldn’t attend “mandatory” events during Greek Week. Mandatory study hours weren’t my thing either. During recruitment or Greek Week or one of those things, the officers decided what outfit the girls had to wear and they HAD to go out and buy the clothes (whether they had money or not) and had to MATCH.
What reminds me the most of this letter, though, are two things I thought were so freakin’ weird. At the sorority meeting at least once, the girls had to talk about a new rule where the sisters could NOT hook up with a frat brother who was hosting their mixer until after 10 PM when the mixer was over, because it would make them look bad. 10:01 they could have sex with a brother anywhere in the frat house where other brothers were probably listening in and cracking jokes but not before because they’d be known as sluts if they hooked up during the mixer. (WHAT?!?!!) My other favorite was that, when a girl would do something the others didn’t like, they’d call her every name they could think of (she was a bitch, she was one of the hoe-bags hooking up at mixers, she was a cheating whore, etc.) but in the next breath it would be “but she’s my sister, I love her”.
I think this girl needs to calm the eff down because at this rate, she’ll have a heart attack in her 30s. However, I can totally remember these types of issues from college. Yes, they do happen. And no, you probably didn’t miss any crucial life experience by not being a part of greek life in college.
at 6:20PM on Feb 22
After seeing all the boy bands in concert last summer, I love that they’re calling this the Package tour. They know what’s up – they know this is a yard of fabric or two removed being a Chippendales show. And they embrace it, which is good, considering that’s why we go to these shows.
at 1:54PM on Feb 21
Not when they only dated for a minute!
at 11:51AM on Feb 11
I love Jay and you’re right on the cognac and the ridiculous fun. acceptance speech interaction…but you missed my favorite HOV moment of the night (and actually my favorite moment, I think).
Jay-Z was up to accept the award for best rap/sung collaboration and he just stands back, letting everyone else do their thing. Then, at the very end he leans over and says:
“And I’d like to thank the swap meet for his hat!” Referring to The-Dream. Amazing.
at 12:06PM on Jan 22
He’s not that young anymore…dude’s almost 30. And especially with the way he’s been raised, I’d expect that he’d know what to say to the press (and what not to say) to avoid the kind of backlash these comments can get.