Monday, February 21, 2011

This One's For You, Tommy.

In first grade I called a kid "four eyes" and to this day I still feel bad about the whole thing. He was making all of these weird faces at me, and naturally, I assumed we were fighting. Those faces were atrocious! Trust me, there was no time for dilly-dally. I had to act, and so I decided to go straight for the jugular: "Stop it, FOUR EYES!" I tactfully blurted. Then I watched the devastation sweep over his face as he realized we were not friends after all. "You're mean," he mumbled with what little strength he had left, and then crumpled lifelessly into his seat.

Mean? Me? No! I was standing up for what was right- fighting for all mankind! How could I sit idly by as  such hideous faces were being made? ... I wanted to say I was sorry. I wanted to make things right between us. I wanted to turn back time and play the ugly faces game! But it was too late. The damage was irreversible, and nearly 20 years later (emphasis on nearly) my heart still aches at the thought of it. I'm sorry, Tommy!

And who knew that when we grew up glasses would become so fashionable?  Big, obnoxious glasses, for that matter! Needless to say, I didn't see that coming. And, as fate would have it, I have been making arrangements to get a pair of my own.


Friday, February 18, 2011

If I were a Rockstar

This week has been a little on the slow side at my day job (yesterday I painted my nails at my desk). When boredom starts to rear its ugly head I start to do ridiculous things in order to rid myself of it. Yesterday I found myself doing a little daydreaming which led me to write this post.
A thing that you may not know about me is that I always wanted to be a Rockstar. More specifically I always wanted to be Gwen Stefani. Ever since I was 12 and I first heard the stellar beats of No Doubts "Spiderweb" I was hooked on Gwen. I mean really, how cool does she look here?
This fondness for rock and all things musical prompted me to make a list of a few of the awesome songs I would cover if I was a rock star. I'm going with covers because I have never written a song of my own (actually this is not true, I once made up words to the Jurrasic Park Theme song). I thought I would share these songs with you, because they are awesome. And make me wanna rock, or something along those line....
The Bends -Radiohead
Because everyone likes Radiohead

Meet Me In The Bathroom -The Strokes
The Strokes never fail to keep me upbeat

Sunday Bloody Sunday -U2
I know, U2, what a cliche, but come on guys, this is a great song (also let's talk about The Edge's sweet buffalo check vest. Stellar!)

Up, Up & Away -KiD CuDi
KiD CuDi is awesome. I could totally make this into a Rock Anthem. Also if I covered this song I could say something ridiculous like "This one is for all the haters" I have always wanted to say that.

My Name Is Jonas -Weezer
This song is just awesome.
The Magnificent Seven -The Clash
I love The Clash so much, it is not even funny.
Bye Bye Bye -Nsync
Obviously I have to go back to my roots. Nsync holds a special place in my heart. Basically I was totally obsessed with them. I was definitely going to marry Lance Bass (I know, let's not go there.)

I think this is a pretty good list of songs I think I could rock. What is a rocker to wear? Well here is one such example...

A Clash t-shirt, to represent how punk rock I am. Chuck Taylors, because The Ramones wore Chucks. A leather jacket because there is nothing more rock and roll than that. Denim mini skirt, just cause it's cute. Black nail polish, I imagine this is what Courtney Love wears. A Gibson Les Paul, which I would of course refer to as my axe. Finally a microphone for singing, duh! 




Thursday, February 17, 2011

What's in a Comment?

Well, guys. I have a small issue I want to address, and that issue is with you: Silent Reader. You know who you are. You read this blog, you laugh, you cry, you grow a little, and then you leave without even saying hello. You might not eat and run, but you certainly read and run!

 Don't even think for a second that we don't know you've been here. Using and abusing us, basically. I mean seriously, is a simple, "OMG. You girls are soo funny and awesome and fashionable and popular and cool! Especially you Mandi!" so much to ask? IS IT? (Don't tell Shanna I said that.)

I implore you, silent reader, to make yourself known. I believe it was Noah & The Whale, (not to be confused with the real Noah) (or the real Whale) who said, "If you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own." Well, this is your chance, friend. If you comment on our blog, we will love you eternally.

In closing, I would like to recite a poem that I wrote, which is aptly titled, Comments.


Comments, comments,
They are so nice,
They are even cooler,
Than vanillia ice (ice baby.)
I don't know,
But the thing of it is,
If you leave comments,
You are: The Shiz.

yours truly,
Mandi Dickinson

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Who is this Olivia Palermo, anyway? She is everywhere. Fashion Diva of a lifetime, basically. As far as I know, it all started with The City (let's not pretend we didn't watch it) and the next thing I know she is fashion's IT girl, as they say. I mean, whatever happened to our hating her? She was Whitney's arch nemesis and it was our job, as faithful City watchers, to hate her. Right?

Seriously. She was always saying annoying things like, "I am not going to continue further into this discussion" when confronted about something. Who does that? Actually, I tried it once. SEE. Thats what happens when you watch reality tv. Conflict resolution turns into Palermo resolution and that, my friends, is a scary thing. And now we love her even more than we love Whitney, don't we? What is wrong with us?

In the meantime, here are some fantastic pictures of Olivia in the Tibi spring collection, as featured on The Vogue Diaries this week.

...I'm not going to continue any further into this blog post.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Monday is a big day guys. If you weren't aware, it is Valentine's Day. Here at The Superfish we have a few thoughts on Valentine's Day gift giving. The first concept we would like to put forth is this one: Guys, you're girlfriend does not want heart shaped jewelery.
This necklace says something like "I put no thought into what my girlfriend really likes but it was on sale at Zales." 
Something else your girlfriend does not want: a Whitman's Sampler.
Honestly there are usually about 2 pieces of candy in these things that actually taste good and your girlfriend knows that you bought it at CVS. She deserves better.
Something that I find to be cringe inducing that I see sitting on the bed of so many of my friends are things like this:
Hopefully your girlfriend is an actual adult. Why does she want a stupid Teddy bear holding a heart. She isn't 5, she isn't going to snuggle it at night. What she is going to do is set it on her bed and then throw it on the floor when she crawls into bed at night. If she has a dog eventually he will somehow get a hold of it and your "thoughtful" Valentine's day gift will eventually become the dog's new toy. 
 Last, but certainly not least, your girlfriend does not want a copy of The Notebook.
If you're a bird I'm a bird

She probably already has a copy. Also, this movie idealizes unrealistic expectations that neither you nor your girlfriend can live up to. Why would you want to set your relationship up for disaster like that?

I do have a few ideas of somethings your girlfriend may actually like....

Peonies> Roses
Tiffany Celebration Ring

Michael Kor's Cashmere Sweatpants
Assorted Hershey's Candy
 These are just a few ideas. Use your own judgement, follow your heart. A rule of thumb would be that if it is pink, has hearts on it or can be bought at a grocery store it is a no go (except the hershey's, you can never go wrong with a Reese's Cup).

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Long & Flowy Is The Way To Goey!

First of all, I apologize for the title of this post. It popped into my head and one thing lead to another. Moving on, I am delighted to tell you that long skirts and dresses are on the docket this spring. I have no real idea what a docket actually is but I do know that long skirts and dresses are on it! And it's about time, don't you think?

If you are like me- a rectangle living in a square world- then you probably have a difficult time finding long dresses & skirts that are actually long on you. Getting the right length to width ratio is absolutely essential when it comes to things of this nature. But before I address that issue, I would like to shorten the phrase "long dresses and skirts" to L-Dirts because I am tired of typing out "long dresses and skirts." So, from this day forth, when I say L-Dirts you will know what I mean.

So anyway, if you find that your L-Dirts are always hitting at an awkward length, check out the online selection at Old Navy. They have a ton of cute sun dresses and L-Dirts and they are affordable and they come in tall! You may also want to peruse the L-Dirts at JtotheCrew and, be still my heart, Anthropologie.

love always,

Friday, February 4, 2011

Everywhere You Look.

I know that we here at the Superfish blog mainly discuss superficial things, but I would like to break that rule momentarily to discuss something that is weighing heavy on my heart. Just think of it as Opposite Day. Ya know, like in grade school when the kids would come up and ask you something like: "Do you want me to punch you?" And then you would say something obvious, such as, "No," and then they would say something obnoxious along the lines of, "It's Opposite Day!" and then punch you anyway? Did that only happen in my school? More importantly, did that only happen to me? Furthermore, do I need counseling?

Back to what I was saying, I have a serious question for you. Would you rather be Mary Kate or Ashley Olsen? Don't even think for a second that I'm going to believe you if you tell me that you didn't love watching all of their cheesy movies growing up, and I will definitely not believe you if you tell me that you didn't own them all (primarily because it makes me feel better about owning them all.)

Anyway, I would choose to be MK. I mean come on, Ashley is kinda boring. Where is her sense of adventure, and unique fashion, and time in rehab? Just kidding about that rehab thing. But what I am saying is that MK is a pro at clothes-wearing. Acting, I'm not so sure about, but clothes-wearing, definitely! ...For example:

                                       Excellent scarf-wearing.

                                      Two at once! Genius.

                                   Scarf, Hat- Tomato, Tomahto.

                                Long dresses? No problem.

                                     Jeanous! (Sorry, I had to.)

                                I will be wearing this tomorrow.

                                     Signature MK hat-wearing. 

                                Chanel Jacket-Wearing. No big deal.
               And, of course, the infamous over-sized flannel-wearing.

Shew! Feels so good to have that off my chest. Thanks, guys.