Bonita got the Jezebel ban hammer

I am as surprised as the rest of you. I’m really torn. I love the community, but I stand by my comment. Their Occupy Wallstreet coverage went from sadly lacking to totally laughable. I’m sad to be losing contact with my fellow jezzies. If you want to keep up with me, please subscribe to Bonita Appleblog. And know this is really devastating to me. The community wasn’t perfect, but I always tried to help foster it with positivity and optimism.


The occupy movement needs you

You can keep doing nothing, but those that are exploiting us are showing no signs of letting up. In fact, they are getting more bold because they have been allowed to act outside the law with no negative consequences. Those that have caused others to loose homes, livelihoods and retirements continue to compensate themselves handsomely. And the media would have us believe that if we just keep working harder and spending (read increasing debt) in this consumer based economy, things will somehow get better for us. Eventually.

IT WON”T. Not doing anything guarantees more of the same. People are trying to stand up for something different and they need your help.  After the jump, pictures of democracy at its most basic level. It’s not easy but it’s exciting to see people who are willing to take a stand against corporations that are too big to fail and running amok.


What needs to happen to you to get you to do something?

I have been following the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Seattle movements over the last few weeks. I stopped by Occupy Seattle yesterday afternoon. This was before the police arrests were made and Parks and Recreation removed the tents. I’m heading back right now.

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I just keep thinking that we all felt so great about getting Obama elected and then we went back to sleep. And now we criticize Obama but did we keep up our side of the deal? Did we get more socially aware and politically active? Because I sort of went back to my life. And now it seems things are not better, in fact, most people I know are worse off than they were a year ago.

So after the jump. a few things to think about and at least one thing you must do NOW.


Finding a style that suits you and your life

This is the second part  of a two part series. Here’s the link to Part 1: Is your style still working for you? Are you sure?

I have always considered myself a good dresser, but that’s not the same as knowing your own style.

For me, defining my personal style was a part of a bigger process. The cosmic colonic was about stream-lining  my life. I got rid of what wasn’t working to clear space for the things that do work. In order to find the true me hidden beneath the shlumpadinka facade, I went about defining my personal style and then cleared out my closet to reflect that person back to me.

After the jump, some ideas and suggestions to help you find your own style. It’s not about spending money, it’s about getting rid of what’s not working in your wardrobe so you can easily access the stuff that does.