Woman Wednesday: Leave Britney Alone!


As long as I can remember, I’ve known the name Britney Spears. “Baby One More Time…” was the first CD I ever bought (I bought Spice World and N’Sync at the same time. 1999 FTW.), and I’ve followed her career ever since.

A couple years ago, I came home with her compilation CD, Greatest Hits: My Prerogative, and my dad laughed in my face when he saw it. “Britney Spears?! Mark my words, her career won’t last 5 years.”

Well friends, you’d think her track record would speak for itself now, as it did then, but I found myself having the almost identical conversation last night. Because, people… I HAVE BRITNEY TICKETS.

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Woman Wednesday: Fashionspiration

Woman Wednesday blog post #2! It’s only been a week, but I’m pretty much addicted to blogging. I’m fairly new to it myself, but I’ve been reading blogs for a long, long time–or as long as one can really imply when talking about the internet.  But anyway, I read a LOT of blogs.

And when I say a lot of blogs, I really do mean a lot. I read blogs/online publications on food, celeb gossip, culture, news, wedding design, interior design, politics, and beyond. And I haven’t even started on Tumblr pages yet…  It’s a little shameful (Or is it? Discuss in the comments, please.) that on a daily basis I probably read more online content than I do actual print media.

So today, I present a few of my favourites: my top 4 fashion blogs. These multitalented women are so stylish, take such lovely photos, and have such distinct personalities that they lure me back for more. Every. Single. Day. The amount of time I spend on these sites…I could write thousands of blog posts of my own if I wasn’t so hooked on theirs. In more TYA-esque terminology, they’ve got SWAG. Continue reading

Inaugural Woman Wednesday: Poptimism

It’s Abi here! I’ll be blogging every Wednesday, and, as I’m the only woman in TYA, they shall now be known as Woman Wednesdays, and will cater to a slightly girlier sensibility. [Update: This was a horrible description of what I intend for this column. Look to the comment section for further explanation.]

First stop, pop music. I am a shameless fan of pop music. You may judge me, but the most-played artists on my iPod right now are these Fab 4:

I used to be embarrassed about how much I enjoyed these rather commercial artists. Indeed there was once a time when you’d find me trying to hide my love for this kind of bubblegum pop. Like, “Oh I know it’s not ‘good’ music, but it’s so catchy!” or, “It’s my guilty pleasure!” or, “Well, I downloaded the songs so it’s not like I’m paying for the stuff.”

Those dark days are over.

I love pop, and I’m not afraid to show it! In fact, I’ll admit that I own the most recent albums of ALL 4 of these artists. Yep that’s right, I bought Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0, and the other 3 albums as well. And my world is now filled with 100x more rainbows, cotton candy, and sunshine.  (N.B. You really should buy music legally; it’s just the right thing to do.)

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