my picture on a napkin

 While sitting outside of Panera Bread enjoying my lunch, unbeknownst to me, I was being sketched. On this particular day, I was not in the best of moods and I did not feel that my appearance was anything amazing. However, as I was leaving, an older gentleman carrying a sketchbook approached me and handed me a napkin. He said that while he was inside, he noticed me outside and sketched me, adding that I was pretty. It was odd, but definitley made my day.


Kardashian Kraziness

oh, the Kardashians. As a pop culture writer, I am required to immerse myself with all things popular. The Kardashians are not a lot of things, but one thing that they are (for some insane reason) is popular. Sigh.

It started when I was writing for the Christian website Project Inspired. They asked me to write about the Kardashians and why they are not good role models. Initially, most would agree that, although entertaining, they are not people teen girls should look up to. With only a premise to go on, I had to spend hours researching these girls and pin pointing the exact reasons as to why they were not good role models. Along the way, I learned about the entire Kardashian/Jenner clan and I now get to bestow my Kardashian knowledge unto the world. Lucky you.

After so many articles chronicling the events of this family, I still wonder what it is exactly that entices people. Yes, they are beautiful and live a lavish lifestyle, but why get so immersed into it? Why not focus on yourself and your own life?

I suppose my working theory as to why people love the Kardashians is because, for those who live an average life, this is their way of living vicariously through the Kardashian klan. This is a life that many of us will never have and watching these reality shows and following every detail of their lives is the only way we can be close to it.

I’m still not watching Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s.