Oh, Paula. She gave us so many good tunes, and videos. While "Cold Hearted Snake" is my favorite, this one is also fantastic. How easy, and cool, would it be to be Paula Abdul for Halloween? All you need is some feathered bangs, large hoop earrings, a cropped black-and-white polka-dot jacket (OK, a little hard to find), a sequin corset (even harder), a flippy black skirt, and black jazz boots. And, some killer dance moves. This video is hard not to sing along to, and the words are so relevant to young love; how about some information please? . . .
For this week's Buzzworthy challenge, let's take a little trip down Memory Lane... back to when you bought your first album. Not your first CD, mind you, but the first album (or albums) you can recall purchasing and bringing home as your own.
My first memory of putting my very own brand-new cassette in the tape player features Madonna's 1983 self-titled album, Madonna. I've bookmarked the CD version of it, of course, because that's much easier these days. I also have fond memories of bringing home Talking Book by Stevie Wonder and grooving to "Superstition." Molly has helped me kick off this Buzzworthy challenge by bookmarking Paula Abdul's Straight Up — and she found an actual cassette version online! Ah, memories.
Whether you find them in cassette form or CD (or 8-track... or vinyl!) just use Buzzsugar's cool bookmarking tool to bookmark your own albums online and tag them with the phrase first album (singular, no "s"). I'll post some readers' picks here next week. You can also now make a list of your picks. Here are mine:
First came condom machines, tampon dispensers, and even perfume spritzers. But the latest bathroom vending trend is just plain weird: coin-operated hair straighteners and curling irons. (Thanks to Beauty and the Blog for the tip.) Strange, but true: A British company called Beautiful Vending has created a hair-straightening vending machine called Straight Up.
Found in nightclubs, bars, malls, and gyms, these wall-mounted machines offer GHD flat irons for customers who need a quick fix for misbehaving hair. According to the Beautiful Vending web site: "Your customer’s bad hair days are now a thing of the past, and they will thank you once our Beautiful Vending machine is installed."
Now, I can see how this might be a nice feature in a locker room or hotel — much like the ubiquitous hair dryers — but nightclubs? It's hard to imagine women taking dancing breaks to line up and straighten their hair. So please, tell me: Would you use a straightening iron during a night out?