Friday, February 29, 2008

As seen on the streets...

This dude has the current style down

Are you kidding me?

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tomorrow night..

Go see my dude Marco Morales at Burlington tomorrow. I'm hoping he plays that awesome "Calabria" party song. Free PBR for those who like feeling like shit the next morning too..

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Heavy rotation..

I think of puppies, rainbows, sunny days, world peace and that true, real love..all while listening to this song. A twist on one of my top 5 all-time favorites.

Common "The Light-2008" (MP3)

Monday, February 25, 2008


Word for word from COUNT TO TEN:
Through creative collaborative efforts me and my girl Hananne/Tennille shot a bunch of my students today over at my/her crib. We created a lil nostalgic rebirth of our own tomboy style from back in the day with a few of our sassy girls to ice the cake.
Its part of a big big big (motherfuckin big) project were working on for the next few years.... which I wont discuss to jinx it... but.. peep game, we snapped.


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Boyfriend status..

Friday, February 22, 2008

Teardrop Twinsies!


Holy shit, thank GOD it's Friday..I've been waiting for this day to come since..Sunday evening, no joke. It's here...the week is over..and your girl is getting PAID. I also have a romantic comedy and a package of Oreo cakesters waiting for me at home. In addition to that, I will also try to make it out to this event tonight. Come show some support!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Micaela Approved.

White people: the demographic I make fun of the most. Thanks to my dude Marco for linking me to this...


Monday, February 18, 2008


Busy, busy, busy..which means E-slackin' on my part. This weather is also a drag too. When's the first day of Spring? When can I take my layer game down a notch..from 5 to 2? I'll even compromise and settle for 3 layers, counting my coat. Anyway, hopefully this picture of a bright, young and outstanding woman will hold over some DONTBECHI readers until I come back. She's a 24 year old UIC (holler) student who is currently being held at 75,000 bond and if convicted, can face up to 3 years in prison. Instead of going into details about what she did (which can be read here), I'll just say this: If you are going to send out an "anonymous" E-mail to students telling them that you are going to go into a shooting rampage at school in the Spring, follow these 2 tips:

1. Don't write the E-threat in a public place such as the school computer lab.
2. Don't sign in using your own school ID number.

Thanks..and until this girl is locked up (mental institute,prison,otherwise) I'll try and make a bulletproof vest one of my Winter layers.
Have a good Wednesday.


Saturday, February 16, 2008

Came up!

Everything at free.99

Worthy of being called the “Greatest Basketball Shoe Ever,” the AIR JORDAN XX3 launched nationally at midnight on February 16, allowing sneaker enthusiasts to experience the excitement surrounding the shoe. The AIR JORDAN XX3 is the first basketball shoe for NIKE to embrace the NIKE Considered design ethos, where details in the development and design of the shoe seek to reduce waste and allow for the use of environmentally preferred materials.
So stop hating... they're even good for the environment...
even tho little kids in China are making them...

Fate? A sign from above?

I'm a subscriber to "Time," "Elle" Magazine, "W" Magazine and "Jane" (RIP), but I guess I can now add "ESPN" to the list. Nico, did you sign up and not tell me? Am I part of some scam that's going around? Is this a joke? My credit card better not get charged. I will say this though: It's nice to come home from work and have my very special man waiting for me on the kitchen table.

Friday, February 15, 2008


Thank God it's friday and thank God Rihanna also wears sweatpants aka my favorite article of clothing. Here's the difference between us though: I like to keep my sweatsuit clean and stain free when I'm running my errands. Apparently Ri Ri does not. I'm not hatin', just sayin'.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I got top 5 on it..a special "Pure Moods" edition.

Valentine's Day. A quick rundown of gifts I've gotten throughout the years on this (not so) special holiday. Grammar school: I don't know, a few cards here and there..probably some chocolate from Kyle Balmer. Highschool: Hi, I attended an all girl's Catholic academy. It was filled with a ton of anorexic, lesbian coke addicts, but I'll save that story for a rainy day. Anyway, this holiday was a HUGE deal during this time and you weren't shit unless your boyfriend had candy, stuffed animals and flowers delivered while you were sitting in class. Of course my high-maintenance ass had my man at the moment deliver all three of these items and then some to me. This was essential. Fast forward to more recent years. Other random items include, more chocolate, more cards, a sprinkle of mix CD's, a diamond encrusted Wu-Tang watch (no joke), and sex. Let's elaborate about sex for a minute. How many people in this great big world of ours will be doing the dirty dirty today/tonight? While walking to class today, I notice that more couples were holding hands than on any other given day, so that ratio can be translated to sex, right? Is this google-able? Of course I tried. I didn't find exactly what I was looking for, but I did however, find this:

Bangkok - Alarmed by polls showing one in four Thai teens will celebrate Valentine's Day by having sex, police plan to swoop on motels, malls and parks to ensure youths behave themselves on the "Day of Love".
"We will send patrols to check out public parks, restaurants and shopping malls, which are the starting points for potential sexual activities that will be done at home or motels," Bangkok police spokesman Suporn Pansuea said.

Thailand's moral guardians are taking action after an Assumption University poll showed 27 percent of 2 400 Bangkok teenagers surveyed said they might have sex on Wednesday.
I don't have a US statistic to fully support my theory, but I am still going to make the assumption that Thai teens are getting more action than people in the United States, including myself. Police officers aren't dedicating the time to scour US grounds to prevent people from doing "it", and now having read this, I kind of feel bad that they aren't. So tonight, while Thai teens are getting a little something something (probably while listening to the songs below), a few of my friends and I will be drowning our sorrows in an "Iron Maiden" Kuma's burger, which just so happens to be my Valentine's Day gift for 2008.

1. Robin Thicke "Lost Without You" (MP3)
2. Sade "By Your Side" (MP3)
3. John Mayer " You Body is a Wonderland" (MP3)
4. Celine Dion: Theme song from the TITANIC (MP3)
5. J Holiday "Bed" (MP3)


Can anyone tell me why the Cuban flag imposed with Che's image is in BARACK OBAMA'S campaign office in Houston?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Raneta, my Burberry rainboots twin, is moving to London in a few days. Come have some Baileys and coffees and say hi to me and goodbye to her. Oh, and contrary to popular belief (I'm looking in AWB's way..) this is NOT a gay bar. Thank you and see you tonight!!

I'm back!

from my business trip to Puerto Riiiiico

Call me dude one more time!!

"I'm not man, I'm not dude... I'm officer Rivieri!!"

the fuck?

Don't open Valentine's Day cards

They'll explode in your face, warns the FBI. Or give you a crazy "Trojan horse" virus that hijacks computers. So if you get any random VDay cards online that you didn't expect from Bob, don't get excited... just delete that shit. There's no secret admirer.

Bank of America

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Grammy's: Yes, Yes and Yes.

I know everyone has been talking about Kanye this..and Kanye that..and Kanye's mama..and Kanye's crazy glowing blazer, but I feel that THE moment of the night belonged to my favorite crackhead, Miss Amy Winehouse. Is it just me, or is her face glowing angelically? She also has a full set of teeth now. God bless.

Attn: Accountants and/or People who understand Accounting..

Straightline depreciation? Unearned and earned revenue? Accrued and deferred adjustments? If this means anything to you, e-mail me at


Monday, February 11, 2008


Nas, Kelis, some crazy white girl, and my thoughts on gold leggings. If anyone can pull it off, it's these two? More pictures/commentary to come, I'm sure.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Saturday, February 9, 2008

One more thing..

Let me anticipate Spring for just a moment longer. I haven't figured out which color I'm getting yet, probably red. Perforated G's? Done and done. Mines.

Gucci Spring/Summer

Reasons why it's necessary for me to be making mad figures by 25. First choice, first picture..


M for Mica..

Friday, February 8, 2008

These are a few of my favorite thangs..

I apologize. I'm losing my posts are starting to suck. What's going on with me? My simple life of napping, novels and Netflix has proven hazardous to my health. Anyway, top few things in my life as of late:

1. Vitamin Water XXX...the acai blueberry pomegranate joint. If I'm not drinking water or coffee, I'm drinking this. Crack. I don't care if it tastes like cough syrup?

2. "Unforgivable". You ain't no nerd? I coulda sworn you were.

3. Kuma's Corner. Metal and sweat. Click here for the menu.

4. Henry Rollins. Further proof that I love aging white men.

5. Neutogena hand cream: Norwegian formula: I'll share a quick secret. When I'm doing my 9 to 5 thing, I like to check out consumer reviews..mostly regarding makeup, hair products and lotion. All the reviews I've read praised this lotion, so I purchased it. Agreed. It's the shit. My hands no longer resemble Ashy Larry's, thank God.

6. Hershey's Cherry Cordial: This is my KRYPTONITE. I keep some in my pockets, in my purse...even in my glove compartment. Secret snack stashes. I guess this doesn't mean anything anymore since I'm giving up chocolate..whatevs, I'm obviously still not over it.

7. Air Max 95's: One minute I like these, the next I don't. I keep coming back to them though. I'm over Winter..and I'm over boots. God, please just give me weather that I can work with here.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

So necessary..

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Gucci loves NY and not Chicago.

Opening Friday, February 8th

725 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

I'll be making a pit stop here, late March.

EDIT: I just came across an interview that Time Magazine did with Frida Giannini, the woman behind the name. Click here to check it out.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Fuck pants.

This is one of the times where I really feel that I should have my own television show..I'm serious, I want a talk show. Here's a clip from Tyra that involves a bunch of women, including T-bone, taking off their pants in unison. Super liberating, right?! I get the point. These women aren't necessarily "skinny"...different sizes, shapes, ethnicities, etc, and that's always good. I mean, what man wants a really skinny woman anyway? That's a whole different topic that I won't dip into though. So, back to my television show. This thought runs through my mind quite often: when I'm walking to class, when I'm sitting in traffic, when I'm doing my 9-5 thing, when I'm watching shitty, we're talking about anywhere from 75 to 90% of my day. Real productive, I know. Either way, I think about how the show would look; how could I get myself, specifically my characteristics and mannerisms across to my viewers? Then it came to me: No pants. That's right. No fucking pants. Ask my old room mate, ex boyfriends, ex lovers, ex whatevers, current whatevers, good friends, Mom, neighbor or even the mailman (because I'm sure he's caught me a few times) if I like pants. I can't STAND them. There's hardly any room for them in my life and there's sure as hell no room for them on my talk show. My guests won't wear them and I won't wear them. I can't tell you how long I've had this idea for, but it's been a while. Thank you Tyra Banks for stealing my thunder.

Pre Vday's video..

Monday, February 4, 2008

Erykah Badu for Giant Magazine..

Survey says: no fro.
(Click picture for the article.)