What is HOT and what is
When you are addressing the ever probing question, what is hot and what is not?; \you really are telling others what you like and what you do not like any longer. It could mean anything from an exciting place to visit or vacation, to a fashion statement or faux pas. Therefore, what do I personally think is HOT and what do I believe as NOT is as follows:
However, let us begin with one disclaimer: This article is written not necessarily to tell one what to do, eat, or wear; but only what I like to do, eat or wear (Therefore, please do not take offensive if you are committing any of these crimes of “NOTNESS”….
Now, let us begin, for example with the ideal of “ going green “…what is HOT about the color green? Other than green being one of the primary colors of the spectrum, it is the mixture of the two primary colors of the spectrum Blue and Yellow, and can be tinted by adding the color white ; it also symbolizes “harmony” and “balance”. These days, the phrase “going green” is attributed to being ecologically conscious.
FYI: The Colors of the Spectrum was first observed by Roger Bacon, and later in the 17th century written about by Isaac Newton in his book Opticks.
FYI: Did you know that there are over “forty shades of the color Green” (well according to a song sung by Country singer (song-writer, author, and actor) Johnny Cash; while on a trip to Ireland, he witnessed all shades of green.
One of the best example of “going green” refers to motor vehicles. The SMART CAR is not only HOT; but literally smart, why is it smart?; because its, according to an article I researched, conscious of the environment. The ”"Hybrid Technologies” plans to sell an electric version of the Smart vehicle in the U.S. starting at US$35,000. It is being called a hybrid car even though the vehicle is all-electric. The electric Smart car will have a range of 120 to 150 miles (190–240 km), a top speed of 80 mph (130 km/h), and charge in 5 to 6 hours using a standard 120 VAC outlet. An electric Smart is currently undergoing testing in the UK and will only be offered to commercial clients as a trial for the time being. The electric model is scheduled for a U.S. release for the 2012 model year with some test market cars surfacing in 4th quarter 2010.”
….so does size really matters? When it relates to fuel efficiency, safety regulations for your family and style ?! Yes, with the added bonus of the new HOTNESS is to be ecologically conscious as to our green earth….
FYI: Ecologically consciousness basically implies that one keep in mind that their actions, thoughts, and deeds are dedicated to the “Protection of nature and its resources”
As opposed to the Smart car the Hummer is noted to have “ Poor fuel economy, even compared to other heavy passenger vehicles, Hummers without the Diesel engine options have very poor fuel economy. Because the H2 is built to the over-8500-lb GVW class, its fuel economy is neither published by the U.S. EPA nor counted toward Corporate Average Fuel Economy. For instance, H2 in one engine configuration averages about 14 mpg-US (17 L/100 km; 17 mpg-imp) on highways, 10 mpg-US (24 L/100 km; 12 mpg-imp) in the city. In other words, the Hummer is a gas-guzzler, thereby being not very “smart” to purchase if you are interested in saving money or the environment. In general, cars are bad for the environment because they release bad toxins or fumes into the air. Basically, when a car starts, it gives off exhaust. Also, many cars use gas, a non-renewable resource, they release carbon monoxide which destroys the environment. They also release carbon dioxide (CO 2: It consists of simple molecules, each of which has one carbon and two oxygen atoms covalently bonded to a single carbon atom. ) which is the gas that creates a greenhouse effect trapping the heat in the atmosphere…It pollutes the air, releasing carbon monoxide ((CO) is a colorless, practically odorless, and tasteless gas or liquid. It results from incomplete oxidation of carbon in combustion.), which deplete the ozone layer thus causes global warming. Therefore, larger cars equal larger damages, to the environment which is definitely NOT HOT!!
Now, that social networking is as popular as texting on your cell phone ( it is almost the equivalent to texting or SMS; but on your computer)…I would say that the new social network hotness is by Google.
FYI: SMS is an acronym for “Short Message Service”.
Now, joining the social media of AOL, YAHOO, MSN and BBM is GOOGLE+ . it is not only fun but a practical method to keep in touch with family, friends, Co-workers, and business acquaintances!
…adding to your circle on “Google+” is super cool and thereby HOT;….
What is old and woeful is bemoaning about your failed relationships (either of a boyfriend or girlfriend who is just not that into you) on “facebook” NOT. Now is a good time to become empowered by life & love lessons; use a break-up as a way to place your life into a new perspective. This is a time to re-evaluate your priorities; take a new class, begin a new project that will enhance your career, personal life, or family. Focus on others instead of stressing about “why doesn’t s/he “love” me anymore, or did they ever truly?! Get more in touch with the One that loves you GOD (let Him be your primary focus and become even more than ever concerned in making Him pleased and happy)! Crying about lost love publicly unless it is a poem or “cautionary tale” NOT NOT hot!
Dining on a salad at “Salad Creations” especially a Salmon Ceaser Salad, yummy and HOT;….eating a salad anywhere with iceberg lettuce NOT as Hot and as healthy for you.
Did you know that there is a difference in the nutritional quality of Iceberg and Romaine lettuce? Iceberg lettuce is the more common type you find in salads, shown below, and is the type used most often in sandwiches. – that is, until now! Romaine lettuce (shown above to your left) is being increasingly used these days. It is darker green in color, and a smaller leaf. Although, both types are low in calories (8 calories per cup), but when it comes to micronutrients, romaine lettuce has a leg up on it’s iceberg cousin. The following table lists the food facts for a cup of iceberg and one of my all-time favorite, romaine lettuce. Good health always HOT! Refusing to change your eating habits over taste NOT!
|Calories: 8||Calories: 8|
|Protein 0.5g||Protein 0.5g|
|Fiber 0.7g||Fiber: 1.0g|
|Calcium 10mg||Calcium 16mg|
|Potassium 78mg||Potassium 116mg|
|Vitamin C 1.5mg||Vitamin C 11.3mg|
|Folate 16mcg||Folate 64mcg|
|Vitamin K 13.3mcg||Vitamin K 48.2mcg|
|Beta carotene 164mcg||Beta Carotene 1637mcg|
|Glutein+zeaxanthin 152 mcg||Glutein+zeaxanthin 1087 mcg|
One of my favorite markets for fresh vegetables and Fruits is Whole Foods Market in Naperville, you can find me and my family there around most holidays (lol) ! The wonderful thing about Whole Foods Market is that they are committed to bringing to their customer an extremely wide variety of Fresh, Organic, and Innovative arry of foods both form Local Farmers and International Markets.
Wearing Hudson jeans skinny stretch jeans in any brightly colored wash with wedges wash HOT…wearing daisy dukes shorts with stiletto sandals after the age 31 (especially with Cellulite ) NOT
I just love these jeans with their distinctive back pocket design…it helps those with a “not-so” perky booty appear a bit perked (LOL)!
…as the story goes there is a time “you got to know when to let go” (LOL)!
August Rodin, French – (1840-1917)
“Rodin has been appreciated for decades as one of the pre-eminent Realist sculptors of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century. Rodin’s goal, as he put it, was “to render inner feelings through muscular movement.” He achieved this aim by joining his profound knowledge of anatomy and movement with special attention to the body’s surfaces, saying, “The sculptor must learn to reproduce the surface, which means all that vibrates on the surface, soul, love, passion, life…Sculpture is thus the art of hollows and mounds, not of smoothness, or even polished planes.” To this end, his detailed modeling and energetic poses are strikingly vigorous and lifelike…even one hundred years after they were created!”
The Kiss Sculpture was inspired by Dante’s tale of Paolo and Francesca, lovers entwined for eternity in the Inferno, this statue was initially part of Rodin’s Gates of Hell. Of the many couples sculpted during his tumultuous liaison with Camille Claudel, The Kiss is the most sensuous. The poet Rilke compared it to “a sun that rises and floods all with its light.”
One of the original castings of Rodin’s The Kiss resides at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Wrote the poet Rainer Maria Rilke of this masterpiece: “One has the impression of seeing the delight of this kiss all over these bodies; it is like a sun which rises and its light is everywhere.”
By Tom Irvine
What is deliciously HOT Chewing Extra spearmint flavored gum before “french kissing“ red HOT;…smoking or drinking beer before kissing NOT so appetizing (yuke)!
on the same note…ROMANCE …always H O T! Simple sweet pda (Public Displays of Attention) is always so exciting with the
right person who does it tastefully, respectfully and most important playfully (oh là là mon chéri)!
FYI: Oh là là mon chéri: Ma chérie/ Mon chéri means Dear, Darling, Sweetheart. [My Cherished one] Cher- means expensive in the French language . Further, mon chéri” if the object of affection is male or “ma chéri” if said to a female On a personal note, I once had a French boyfriend and I must say that his French expressions of endearment were very beautiful ”Oh là là“….EVERSO H<3T
This Spring nail color that is fresh and almost nude in tone (with American-white tips) trimmed at a functional length–HOT; wearing very long neon colors NOT anymore!
HINT: tastefully nail art is hot too (the ring finger and thumb are popular fingers to apply your artful expression).
or use the technique termed “fanning” if you have “no nail tips”, like me (lol).
FYI: “Fanning” the nail means that you are running the contrasting color (with French or American Tip: white/offwhite) polish across the area were the nail tip should appear…
TIP: According to Glamour magazine article about Nail Trends:
10 Big Nail Trends to Try From Spring 2012 Fashion Week
The soft, whimsical pairing of Demure Vixen & Au Natural complements the delicate and airy creations of Zac Posen is known for,” said Essie manicure Elle. “There’s nothing more chic or lady-like than a natural, nude nail. The multi-dimensional tones in these two shades work in tandem to bring this timeless look to new heights. Matchy matchy is making a comeback in a whole sophisticated new way,” said founder Essie Weingarten.
* new look if you dare… BLINGED OUT NAILS!!! … and don’t forget the tootsy toes nails too!
What is HOT is traveling to the isle of Rotoan (near Honduras) What is NOT vacationing in the same locale year after year…be adventerous!
…if you do decide to go and lay your limbs on the beaches of the Isle (Island) of Rotoan then please try to bring cute swim wear that will not only compliment the beach but your HOT body too!
Wearing a “Tankini” that holds you in place and covers most of your tummy HOT! The right Tankini can flatter all figures…Bright bold colors, patterns, or ruffles are all cute options.
wearing string bikinis that can not hide a secrets… NOT…your body may have changed when you were 18…but what should NOT change is your style and taste!!!
…in this sense size does NOT matter…just because you are super thin does not mean that you can wear “whatever” style of bikini on the rack…sorry but we have to see you too (lol)!
I am happy to say that words that you can use in your in your College thesis statement are now HOT and words such as “like” and “OMG” are NOT for example…
Young Lady: “I had the opportunity to read a book I never normally would have purchased; and I enjoyed it from cover to cover.”
HOT – an Educated woman and one who speaks in an educated manner – always H O T! On the other hand if you are NOT challenging yourself in what you read, listen to or watch you will have a difficult time improving your communication skills.
Girl: “…like I read this book and like I thought OMG it is like the best thing I like ever read.”
…NOT so hot!
TIP: Begin reading to your children at an early age will help improve “their” reading later in their life.
FYI: The more young children are read to, the greater their interest in mastering reading. Reading out loud exposes children to proper grammar and phrasing. It enhances the development of their spoken language skills, their ability to express themselves verbally According the U.S. Department of Education:
Why is Reading Aloud to Children Important?
It helps them acquire the information and skills they need in life, such as:
- Knowledge of printed letters and words, and the relationship between sound and print.
- The meaning of many words.
- How books work, and a variety of writing styles.
- The world in which they live.
- The difference between written language and everyday conversation.
- The pleasure of reading.
having a sport or anything to stay mentally sharp and healthy…HOT
…most of these pictures I morally refused to post –anyone breeding, using or enjoying dogs for a sport in ”dog fights” NOT ( on some level one must be very mentally and emotionally disturbed to enjoy this as entertainment or sport VERY SAD FACE.
Love is HOT, and being capable to love and being able to receive LOVE from others…smoking HOT
NOT so hot: HATE………………………………………………………………. or indifference of and to others…
TIP: Love is vital for our survival as a Human race! Loving others is the way we show charity to those in need, and the tool in which we can use to fight Racism, Sexism, and other forms of intolerance, hate and ndifference….as the singing group en vogue bellowed “FREE YOUR MIND AND THE REST WILL FOLLOW BE COLOR BLIND DON’T BE SO SHALLOW!” the words are HOT and the group of ladies are HOTTIES!
What is now HOT are the more demure and modest makeup application and stylish in vogue hairstyle…what is NOT is heavy handed or “over the top” garish makeup and hair…even in the “club”
When it comes to hair ,what is HOT and what is NOT, can most often depend on what enhances your face shape and bone structure….other than that; what flatters you is how you can wear your style with confidence and coolness. Hair can be worn in any lengths whether you decide to ”add”; with a weave or “detach”; with a short wig or cut …you are the artist look to the 3 C(s) (Color, Cut, and Curling Iron (lol)!
THE LONG OF IT…
…AND THE SHORT OF IT
whether you decide to opt to a simple bob …or rather you rock a mohawk-afro do it with confidence…even if you add pieces of weave, extentsions, or a wig…stand up tall, chest out, shoulders back”, and smile bright on!….you go girl—you are HOT!! There is actually nothing that can be considered NOT except if you do “not” want to experiment or are afraid of trying something new that you have not tried before…thus, having low self-esteem and fearful of what other may think of you…NOT !!
YES!!! I am one chica who loves make-up on myself as well as on others. I understand that a great ”face” begins with great skin care…but when it is time to application: ”apply with care“.
…although it may look great of Ga Ga, Nicki, and the icon Cher lots and lots of cosmetics can be striking….but on you….maybe NOT so much; after all that is their shtick therefore keep it “real”.
FYI: A shtick (Yiddish: שטיק) (or schtick) is a comic theme or gimmick. “Shtick” is derived from the Yiddish word shtik (שטיק), meaning “piece”; the closely related German word Stück has the same meaning. The English word “piece” itself is also sometimes used in a similar context. Another variant is “bits of business” or just “bits”; comic mannerisms A shtick can also refer to an adopted persona, usually for comedy performances, that is maintained consistently (though not necessarily exclusively) across the performer’s career. In this usage, the recurring personalities adopted by Laurel and Hardy through all of their many comedy films (despite the fact that they often played characters with different names and professions) would qualify as their shtick. A comedian might maintain several different shticks of this sort, particularly if they appear in a variety show that encourages them to develop multiple characters, such as Saturday Night Live.
Please do not get me wrong, as I wrote before “I love makeup“as well as the next nina. Also, I am not one of those chicks who believe when a guy utters to a lady ”I like it when you don’t wear makeup…I like that natural look on you”—–PLEASE ladies do not buy this; wear makeup to enhance “your” look not his will! Trust…when you are not there, and for some ladies–even when you are…he “stares down those women wearing makeup !
I love love love my Clarisonic Plus in the limited edition “Lavender Blossom” design…it is great tool to cleanse the skin and sloush away those old and dead skin cells lazily sleeping atop your younger newer skin cells. I own the Body brush (for the body, on the left middle picture) and the Deep Pore brush (for the face, neck and décolleté, on the right of the same picture). I like products that are natural with very little chemicals (Aveeno, bliss, Clarins, Clinique, DDF, Fresh, Neutrogena, Origins, Peter Thomas Roth, and Philosophy…just to name a few ROTFL (Rolling On The Floor Laughing)
FYI: Décolletage (or décolleté, its adjectival form, in current French) is the upper part of a woman’s torso, between her waist and neck, comprising her neck, shoulders, back and chest, that is exposed by the style of her clothing. However, the term is most commonly applied to a neckline which reveals or emphasizes cleavage .
Again ladies invest money in GREAT Skin Care products some may be a little expensive; but if you shop on-line at certain sites like www.sephora.com you are likely to find reasonable pricing unlike paying retail at high end department stores like “Neiman Marcus“. I happily recommend combining products and urge you to use the best of the best skin care system, in my experience Obagi! After a great cleanse, exfoliation, and mosturizering, it is important to use a great foundation makeup. Use makeup that will give you a great sheer coverage of those blemishes that are only between you and God!
TIP: Philosophy’s supernatural with SPF has an almost ”airbrush” appearance; although it may be quite difficult to find the right color for the more “chocolatious sistas”.
FYI: There are more variant shades of “blackness” than there are shades of “whitness”. According to scientific studies, natural human skin color diversity within populations is highest in Sub-Saharan African populations, with skin reflectance values ranging from 19 to 46 (med. 31) compared with European and East Asian populations which have skin reflectance values of 62 to 69 and 50 to 59 respectively. Human skin color is primarily due to the presence of melanin in the skin. Skin color ranges from almost black to white with a pinkish tinge due to blood vessels underneath. Variation in natural skin color is mainly due to genetics, although the evolutionary causes are not completely certain. On a personal note; perhaps that is why it seems so difficult to match foundation coloring because there would be just too many to match (lol)! For example look below. I think I am number 32!
*Skin colors according to von Luschan scale
What is HOT….loving yourself and others no matter what the color is…what is NOT “not” loving yourself and others due to the fact of skin color!
Speaking, or rather writing, about color…I LOVE makeup colors that compliment the skin tone, regardless of your color! My personal brands are the ones below…
, Make Up For Ever, Mary Kay, Benefit, Smashbox, Tarte, Cargo, Urban Decay, Revlon, Anastasia,
TIP: you can purchase these more High-End products at outlet stores such as Shepora, Ulta, and makeup Outlet Stores.
TO THE MY MEN, yes skin care such be important to you as well, after all skin is skin and “skin is in”. For almost any female skin care treatment there is those for males! I know many males that can handle an easy Skin Care Regimen!
P.S. men please take care, or have someone else, of those strong Hands and sexy Feet too…and why not get a facial too—good Skin Care is not gender specific (lol)!!!
Men taking care of themselves and know that “manscaping”is for the STRONG— so HOT…men that believe it is only for ” metro-men” and are fearful and weak NOT!
According to an article entitled “Keeeping it Neat and Trimmed”, by Dave Alexander, the Uber Masculine guys among us may ask, “You want me to trim WHAT?” The answer is, of course, everything from the top of the head down. Trimming the hair on the chest, back, and nether regions is known today as “manscaping” or “body grooming.” Keeping a neatly trimmed chest, back, shoulders, and more will make you appear cleaner and send the message that you care about grooming. It is many womens opinion that your body’s musculature and shape are enhanced when the body hair is well groomed like tha old adage says according to Steve Nesle, who spearheaded the Philips Body Groom campaign for marketing agency Tribal DDB, “Trimming the hedges makes the house look bigger.” (hint hint) ’Nuff said.
HINT: Guys, the ladies think that men that take care of themselves are super HOTTTTTTTTTT!!!
Ladies, leaning on your girlfriends when you need someone to talk with, laugh with, and watch television with, while just sitting back feasting on Pop Corn or Pizza is HOT…leaning on one another just to hold each other up, after a night of over drinking and debauchery NOT!
…try ordering Garrett’s Popcorn (try the Cheese and Carmel Mix known as the Chicago Mix in the 3.5 gallon tim can. If it is a Pizza party order from Giordanos!
what is HOT watching televisions movies with your family or friends…what is NOT watching your good friends getting another DUI! I enjoy “going out as well too; but in a fun and safe manner. I really enjoy going out to listen to good music.
what is NOT hot any longer hardcore rap. especially the type that consistently denigrate the female gneder…even if it is a female dj spinning the vinyl!
what is HOT… although it may be old, but it remains HOT even today,:”ole’ school hip hop“
ALSO WHAT IS HOT ARE FEMALE DJ(s) that are fully in touch with their “feminine identity” as well as their artistry!
Watching the “Shahs of Sunset” HOT….still watching “Keeping up with the Kardashians ” NOT (sorry Haley lol).
The Kardashians’ shows must be scripted or contrived somewhat…even real life is not that inane!
What is HOT: education and being a source of inspiration to other young ladies to have careers and financial independence!
What is NOT… uneducated and being uninspired; thereby remaining dependent on others (once you are an adult).
Writing as a form of your expression, learning to play a musical instrument, or learning the historical background while cooking foods from different cultures–HOT!
especially of someones’ name
Using your body as a canvas to express your thoughts, and if you ink someones’ name on your skin, it may at the time seem like it is “forever” HOT but what if…NOT! Try expressing oneself through other modes; such as learning a new Language, Art or Instrument…noe that is HOT!
Getting tattoos and Body Piercing…if you are part of a biker gang or into “wrestlemania” and other certain entertainment field…may be apropos..if not –NOT
FYI: apropos: “fitting; at the right time; to the purpose; opportunely” (dictionary.com).
Dating the “bad boy” or “bad girl” NOT so hot anymore…once you are past the age of 21….
dating and getting serious with a “good guy” who is educated, kind, and playful HOTTTTT!!!
as to my Young Ladies and Gentlemen: “hanging with the wrong crowd“…NOT HOT!
…hanging out with your friends that are positive, fun, and enlighten and sharing good laughs always HOT!