7.05.2010

Rant

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 I must clear something up right quick. From yesterday's post you all probably assumed that I actually LIKE the 4th of July, understandably, but the truth is I think the 4th totally blows. Yes it's always fun to have an excuse to drink beer, get together with friends, and watch explosives but I can basically do that any day of the year (Disneyland lights off explosives every night which I can see from my apartment, so even the explosives are there). Let me list some of my pet peeves for this "patriotic time"

People dressing up in ironic or uncalled for outfits. It's not funny. Yes your friends will give you courtesy laugh so that you don't feel like an idiot but it's never funny.You look like an idiot.

The Fucking Traffic! The fourth of July is the worst day to live near the beach. It might seem idealistic to enjoy this "glorious" holiday sipping margaritas and soaking in the sun while enjoying the water at the beach but think again. Let me que you into the reality of the situation. First of all drinking on the beach is illegal. Secondly there is trash everywhere as my post after memorial day demonstrated. Thirdly the traffic, unless you head to the beach at 9:00 AM there is no way you will find a parking space without paying at least $25 or drive around for two hours. And both of these are not an option in my book.

And as far as the traffic is concerned, it takes at least triple the normal driving time to get anywhere regardless of the proximity to your home. And yes sitting in traffic sucks, but worrying about drunk drivers is even worse. I refuse to drive anywhere after 5:00 PM on the Fourth of July because the drunks are on the road and couldn't care less what happens to them. Therefore I am stuck where ever I am. Which is fine if I am at a friends house but sucks if I am at my apartment because even going out for dinner is not an option.

Obnoxious Drunks, sure I enjoy drinking as much as the next person, or depending on who you ask, more than the nest person, but being an obnoxious drunks ruins it for everyone. There is no reason to yell at random people in the streets, it won't get you laid and it's not funny. Talking about how much you drank is not impressive nor interesting... no one cares and everyone can see it was too much.   And lastly throwing up in public is both disgusting and rude. Sure we've all had too much to drink but at least run to a bush or trashcan.

It feels so nice to get this off of my chest, sorry about the rant-sometimes it's necessary.

On a lighter note, I was trolling around the blogosphere yesterday and stumbled upon a link to an article in Elle Se noting the top 60 fashion bloggers around the world. After clicking through the article I realized I'm actually on the list! So damn cool.

54 comments:

Laura said...

love your shorts and the hat, amazing outfit and blog :)

Ashlee said...

these are very similar reasons why my friends and i left the city (san francisco) for the holiday. that, and the s%&*ty weather.

i hope you still had a good day!

Away with the fairy's said...

Love you haaaat! :D

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revital said...

wow! these photos are wonderful!!! you look great and I really like the location you chose!

Ellie jane said...

Love the shorts. Congratulations on being listed! I hope that you did have a good 4th July despite the problems it incurs!

la Merne said...

love the white and brown together

Rebecca said...

I love the shorts. It's quite refreshing reading a blog rant as well.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

LMAO! " And lastly throwing up in public is both disgusting and rude." Ah, Megs, you're so right, that is soooo rude! (I'm shaking with laughter as I type this so forgive any typos, k?)

Ah, congrats on Elle's mention of top bloggers, that is so rad! Proof you've got crazy mad international style, huh?

And speaking of which, today's outfit is in my top 60. You look so friggin' amazing! Love the creams and browns, the shorts, and the overflowing top. And the back drop...this landscape is gorgeous. hope you take more photos here!

Well, I stay away from crowds, as I don't care for them much, so had a great day hanging with the boyfriend and sipping on beers all day. Which, like you said, I can do any old day, BUT I got to wear my flag dress, and that makes it special.

No puking involved. Just delicous veggie dogs, dawg. xo. -Bella Q

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the Citizen Rosebud said...

PS: Elle se calls you Ramona! LOL>

styleeast said...

This is my favourite hat of yours I think. Lovely photos.

Enjoyed your rant too...it's good to get it off your chest sometimes! x

Kat said...

congrats on getting on the list! :D i love your shorts

kat

avalonne lou summers said...

Well it's totally different in San Francisco, since it's such a small city and I don't drive, so it doesn't affect me that way. I'm sorry it's a day you don't enjoy. I'm not even American, so it doesn't affect me at all... and the fireworks are totally pathetic here... so aww well.

I love this outfit and I love how you stand out amongst the beautiful garden of plants and flowers. You look so beautiful as usual!

Mitzi Cocoa said...

You cutie! I love those shorts with the tucked blouse! I'm planning on hacking the long sleeves of my vintage blouses into short sleeves but you are making me hesitant... Thank-you for the kind words on my blog!! They mean so much coming from a stylish lady like you.

I have never been in America for the fourth of July but I was not feeling patriotic due to the horrific police brutality going on in Toronto right now. I'm sure you've heard of it on the news and how bad the looting is but I've watched some independent news videos and am freaked right out by the demonic stormtroopers looking police singling out protesters, throwing them on the ground, firing rubber bullets at women, hitting teens (kids,) dragging people off and detaining and interrogating them... Sorry for the rant. I am really upset too!!! Haha. But anyway, I know what you mean about being annoyed during a holiday.

Jenni said...

First off: Love the shoes and socks! Secondly, I agree! Obnoxious party people=not my kind of folks.

Camilla said...

ahh! I love this.
gosh, why are you so darn fabulous.

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Tayler said...

agreed about 4th of july.
and thats cool your on the list!!
love those shorts ♥
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Luna : said...

looking simply killer!

The little world of fashion said...

Great outfit

libys11 said...

gorgeous!! the billowy feel of the blouse is just stunning! :D

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Fabiola "Fab" said...

I can't stand traffic! you look gorgeous even you rant! ;)

The Daily Fashionista said...

Similar story in my neck of the woods. Crazy drunks driving boats isn't cool either. One year a whole slew of drunk boaters drove into a beach where fireworks watchers were also getting drunk and stupid. So we either walk to a quiet little pier hidden by condos to watch fireworks, or, like this year, we just chilled out and ate some BBQ with friends.

Faux Naif said...

agreed. to everything, agreed.

aleitereg said...

This post was perfectly timed for me after this past 4th, in which I was called extremely cynical for not loving the holiday. I share the same pet peeves as you regarding the 4th of July!

bestie said...

Well I can't really relate to anything here... but I still understand where you're coming from! Ahh especially the leftover trash after festivities. Most irritating thing ever. But you look spectacular as always, and congrats on the feature! (:

Diya said...

yep... the drunks that are driving around downtown during 4th of july is always freaking annoying.

PS. you look really great as always! I was inspired by you to go look at some hats (again... gave up the search a year ago) today and the bf apparently HATES hats? wtf. Anyway, I love all of your hat collection!

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Kelly's Joie de Vivre said...

I lucked out on traffic in NY early this morning, I guess those obnoxious drunks were all still hungover haha

By the way I am IN LOVE with those shorts!

barefootandvintage said...

this is brilliant. i've been down in newport/balboa on the 4th and memorial day weekend and it was chaotic. one year, i left in the am to grab lunch with a friend (near fashion island) and when i came back...i literally drove around for 30 minutes trying to find a spot. needless to say, we stayed there the rest of the weekend. love this rant.

Terri said...

well said and congratulations on making the list!

HeatherClark said...

lovely outfit and congrats on the top 60 bloggers..well deserved!

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a.m. said...

Congrats on Elle mija! Umm I need to tell you about last night. Lookin cute.

Fashion Fantasist said...

I love your outfit posts! They are just perfection!!! Congratulations on the list :) :)

xxx

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ella said...

These photos are amazing! and your legs are incredible.

Eule said...

great look, great blog

Arielle said...

haha! I think you've perfectly summed up what we've all been feeling. I honestly lost interest in the 4th of July years ago. It was only really fun to me as a child, when I would go to a family friends house for some BBQ, badminton and croquet. Now that I'm in San Francisco, all I get is a bunch of obnoxious people screaming outside my apartment all night. Anyway, congratulations on making the top 60 list!

Luci Ana said...

Gorgeous outfit. love your short so much. amazing :)

Dress up scientist said...

Haha I love the anger. July 4th can be frustrating but well, at least you look damn good putting up with all the bs.

LA said...

AWESOME OUTFIT!

The shorts, the hat, the blouse, the boots!! EVERYTHING!






LA

Sara Lynn said...

Ditto this rant for St. Patties day! Omg people dressed really wrong, getting DUI's, walking in front of cars. ugh.

I love this outfit, you look great in this all-light colored look :)

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

ugh, you don't have to tell me about how obnoxious drunks are. my entire neighborhood gets wasted for any excuse (the phillies win, there's a holiday, the weekend came, etc.). drives me nuts.

Anna said...

I totally agree! I don't understand why people think holidays give them an excuse to be complete idiots.

LOVE your outfit! That Elle Se article is actually how I found your blog. Congrats!

fashion corset said...

i love the shorts! such a great find :)

and I definitely agree, the 4th is one of those holidays where if you try to do anything fun, chances are you're going to end up miserable and stuck in human and/or highway traffic.

shoeless simone said...

Congrats on making that list!

And I love the color palette of this

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Jasmine said...

hahaha i escaped these obnoxious drunks because i was at work all day thank goodness. but i whole-heartedly agree with your rant! love the way the sun shines through your hat and how it creates a halo-like effect ;) your shorts are so adorable!

sherryl said...

you are so lovely, rant and all.

Jada C. said...

happy belated fourth dear! You have the most unique style. Ah, sounds like you had a crazy fourth! sorry to hear that!

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StuddedLilly said...

i hear you about the traffic! but i've been lucky i was always the passenger so i could just sleep lol an congrats! you made the list! yayyyy**
xxjess

Jess said...

Kind of glad it passed me by over here in the UK. & congratulations on making the list, but you deserve it for sure. Your outfits are absolutely stunning... & I thought your dress collection was impressive? The shorts!

Emma Louise said...

lovely outfit! and your legs are amazing!

Starr Crow said...

holy shit! you made the Elle list. your fucking amazing lady, and you make me want some chocolate socks.

Louisa said...

Great style and great Blog!
:)

Blackswan said...

that garden is definitely thriving! wonderful location. You look lovely!

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Stephany Reyes said...

i love your pants!!!!

whimsicalwardrobe said...

You look absolutely STUNNING! I just love your style; and I must say..you have some of the longest legs I've ever seen! :)

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