Real Women

I want to talk about Real Women! I came across the profile pics of Teri Hatcher fresh out of the bath. She was proving a point that not all celebrities get Plastic Surgery or Botox, lighting is crucial to a great photograph. She was showing the world that she has character lines regardless of what ‘they’ say. We all know who ‘they’ are so I am not even going to give ‘them’ credit for being ‘they’.

I met Teri Hatcher back in the 80’s when she had a part on MacGyver and she was just as beautiful then as she is now. She is a Real Woman. I liked her immediately and have watched her throughout the years and have noticed that she is aging gracefully.

On Desperate Housewives she is never the one with the forehead that looked like a freshly Zambonied ice rink. It’s distracting to watch someone talk and react from an actors point of view and see no emotion! I love when real women stand up and use their voices, it shows confidence in who they are, which is more than skin deep.

I tuned into Millionaire Matchmaker about two weeks ago to see what it was all about, Millionaire Shauna Raisch was the one looking for love, really good looking young hot love to be exact. Who isn’t but lets get real! She owned a spa and was in great shape. The more the interview process went on the more I realized that parts of her face didn’t move as she talked, she was either paralyzed with fear, the freezing hadn’t come out from a root canal or she had a lot of work done. I guess when you are the owner of a spa sometimes it’s hard to stop! It would be like a skinny cupcake store owner, or hair stylist who never changed their hair, you’d question what they were selling if they didn’t partake in it themselves. Shauna was a ‘superficialist’ (appearing to be true or real only until being examined more closely) according to Patti Stange host of the show.

If I look deeper it’s not the work done that bothers me, it’s the frame of mind your in before doing it. It’s important to know why and that regardless of what you do have done, you are still the same age going in as you are coming out. That doesn’t change. It’s when it becomes an obsession, that the balance goes out and the dominos start to tip.

I sway back and forth on this subject. I have always said I wouldn’t do anything that involved a knife, but I am heading in the direction that I would think about filling a few lines with epoxy. I know that’s not the real word but you get what I’m saying. About 5 years ago my doctors office started to do Restylane, that’s the correct word, and asked if I would like a free session which was about a $500.00 value. Free or Guinea Pig? He showed me the lines he would fill in and it didn’t make sense to me. He wanted to fill in my dimples and laugh lines. I said no but thanks? In a few years I might be persuaded to get between my brow done but I’m not quite there, give me a couple more years of ‘the face’ (furrowed brow) and I might be game! This photo is what ‘the face’ would look like with Botox. Scott thought it would be funny to erase my hair line to make my forehead look huge, it’s funny how it fits perfectly for this post now, never delete pictures!

We did a photo session with Cathy Empey who is amazing at her craft. I had to get real with myself after that session. I will only speak for myself, there were a few photo’s that I cringed at, not anything to do with Cathy, but my perception of my body. I’ve let it go now but it was a challenge. After coming to terms with the fact that I look pretty good for a 40 something Mother of two, I suntanned on the wharf with Bonnie in my bikini not having a care in the world at who saw me. (that’s not entirely true I would have dove for a towel had a real handsome man shown up in his boat)

So ladies, would you have plastic surgery, botox or restylane? I would love to hear from our Male Energy on this topic too! Please remember that this photo has been photoshopped and my hairline was set back a tad!  lol

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Which Reality Show Would You Do?

Jacquie’s Take~

I’m so glad it’s my turn to start the team post topic this week!  I don’t think my compadres would ever choose this subject so I’ve got them on the hot seat and they’re gonna have to do some serious head scratching since I’m the ‘reality junkie’!

Without a doubt, the show I would LOVE to get a spot on would be The Amazing Race!  And my partner would be my girlfriend Cheryl.  In fact, we’ve had it planned for years!  Our combined travel skills (she’s a cruise consultant and I had a compass surgically implanted in my hip socket) would make us an unbeatable duo if ever given the opportunity.  Unfortunately, the producers obviously fear us as they’ve made the show unavailable to Canadians to enter.

A few years back Cheryl and I did a Navigate the Streets event in support of the Make~a~Wish foundation in Vancouver.  We sucked air big time!  We suffered a humiliating loss at the end with a fatal mistake.  We were allowed to ‘phone a friend’ for help and sadly we mistook Carroll St for Haro St through the static on the cell.  Yup, not too good if you know how far apart these drags are downtown!  It was sooo  much fun, though!

Last person I would do the Amazing Race with would be my husband, Gavin, and he knows why (“cough” Vegas trip).  Oh, I would go to the ends of the earth with him just not with a time limit and a camera crew tracking every move! Nobody wants to see that train wreck in the making.   I’d be signing up for Trading Spouses next.

Your turn Tracy.  Canada’s Next Top Model?   Have you even ever watched any reality TV?

jacquie

Tracy’s 2 cents~

Indeed I have Jacquie!  I did watch the Amazing Race but only the season Rob & Amber from Survivor were on.  I tuned in because I saw the two of them take over Survivor when they became a couple right in front of our eyes.  Romance gets me every time!

I knew they would be a fantastic team and, although they didn’t win the entire show, they won quite a few legs of the race.  Amber was a strong, confident, naturally beautiful woman and Boston Rob was a very charismatic, smart guy with that great accent!  I’ve watched Survivor up until this year.  I am not sure why I’ve tuned out, but I think it’s because I have too many books I NEED to read.

I am waiting for the reality show that involves being stranded on the Beach!  I would need more time to find the point to it, but at this moment I’m not sure I need one or that there is one!   My luxury item would be Nair!  If you’re looking for a show that really exists it would be L.A. INK

Bonnie what show would you do?  So You Think You Can Dance ?  You’ve got the moves!  I’ve seen them !!

Tracy

Bonnie weighs in~

Ok, I’ll bite but I think you know I’m not a fan of “reality” TV.  It was fun when it all first began because I believed most of it then.  I’ve since become very cynical.  The first show I was glued to the TV watching was one where the guy chose a stranger to marry and then went through with it right on national television.  It was like watching a car accident; I wanted to look away but I couldn’t.

I was intrigued by Survivor for the first two or three seasons but lost interest.  I hate watching people bicker and connive against each other.  Fear factor, The Amazing Race, and The Apprentice all had me for awhile, and American Idol can suck me in if I’m not careful.  The trouble with all of these is that they’ve been done over and over again.  Even American Idol is just the same characters but different cast now.  You are right Tracy, I enjoy watching some of the dance reality shows because those people have some real talent…and I’m not referring to Dancing with the Stars here.

When I turn on the television these days what I truly miss is a really funny well written sitcom.  Remember when Seinfeld was brand new, or Friends or Sex and the City?

I don’t want to watch every day people doing ridiculous things anymore and I don’t want to be told it’s “reality” when I know damn well it’s mostly scripted and fully edited.   What’s happened to all of the clever writers in Hollywood?  Did they get lazy or is it Joe Public who has put them out of work because of this new obsession for “reality” tv?

But I haven’t really answered your question…Which reality show would I do?  None, I’d rather go along living my reality without a camera in my face thank you.

Bonnie


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