Podcast Tweak

Today’s podcast has been moved to next week Sunday.


On “That Pushy Girl”

This post sounds like I’m dissing someone, I know. But I needed to get this out there.

Do you know someone who is “that pushy girl?”

What if you’ve never met her? Oh, you have. Everyone’s met her at lest once in their life.

She takes on all the jobs with confidence, and leaves the others to do nothing. She then proceeds to supervise and command the people around her, and then in the end just disses other people’s work.

No? If you can’t think of anyone like this, see if you are familiar with the scene below. It’s just an example.

I handed my article to her. We were working as partners, and I had asked her for her feedback. We agreed to exchange papers.

“So… What do you think?” I asked her nervously. It was my first article. In my defense, she was a newbie too.

She gave me a sympathetic smile. “Well, it needs a lot of work, but it’s okay. This is a rough draft. So it’s okay if it’s really bad. We can get your interview quotes later.”

I frowned. Where did it need work? I was curious. Plus, my interview quotes were already in there. Did she not read it?

“Where does it need work?”

She gave me one of those pitying smiles again. “Well… Everywhere.”

I was a little irritated. I hated being pitied. “Can I see yours for reference?”

She sighed. “I don’t have it, I though I would just like, work on it tonight, and then take pictures, because I’m good with photos.”

I nodded slowly. “The your part was due today, though.”

“Yeah, I’ll just wing it. It should be fine. You just worry about yours.”

This is what I’m talking about.

Do you know “that pushy girl?” What do you think of her?

Are you “that pushy girl?”

Podcast Episode 1

So…. This first episode is the kick off for…

The Punk Lavender official podcast!

I am so excited! Dun dun dun DUN!

You can listen to it at:


Check the link to see what time it is for your time zone, and if you happen to make it to the live, you can call (347)826-9731 to talk with me during the show.

The topic for episode 1 is: “How to Shop Without Angering Others: Girls’ Shopping Habits.”

I hope to see you in podcast land!

High School: Getting the Bang for your Buck

So some of you may notice that this is labelled as “rants.” Any post besides teen advice (although it is also labelled as teen advice here) and “Elle recommends” will be labelled “rants.” Just to let you know.

Well, today I wanted to talk about high school and tuition. If you go to a school with expensive tuition, and even if you go to a school where the tuition is not that expensive, you are still paying money to go to school.

Why am I writing about this? Every day, I go to school and I see kids sleeping in class, texting under the table, talking. Yes, I understand that socializing is pretty awesome. But I want you to keep in mind that your parents are paying money for you to go to school. They could spend it on a year’s worth of Starbucks, a new brand piece of clothing, a new house, a new bag, a vacation for themselves. But they are spending it for you to get an education.

“But I didn’t ask for all this.”

Well, you will when you’re uneducated and on the street with no way to get an income.

You see my drift here, people?

You are essentially paying people to make you smarter. And if you pay people to make you smarter, and you don’t get smarter, then what’s the point in that.

So get smarter. Pay attention in class, and take notes. Try to actually retain the information. Then, when you’re famous and rich, you can actually do something with your life.

So do your parents and the world a favor, and don’t do this.

“What are you gonna be when you’re grown up, (name)? What’re you gonna be when you’re an adult?”

“A burden on society.”

Don’t be that kid. Just don’t.

Salve Salvation for Skin

If you’re like me, then you’ve experienced this before.


“Hi.” I smile, then wince at the pain. My poor lips… I reach out to touch my lips, and look back at my fingers. Yep, they’re bleeding. My chapped lips are bleeding.

To top it off, my cuticles are tearing and my hands and face feel like the Sahara desert.

… Anyone? Oh yeah, you over there. Yeah, the one nodding your head. You.

I need to tell you something extremely important.

This doesn’t happen to me anymore. Can I repeat that? It doesn’t happen.

And we all know how our lips and skin is our livelihood, especially if we are in high school.

So… Why doesn’t it happen?

I discovered C. O. Bigelow’s Rose Salve. You can use it for lips, nails, cuticles, elbows, face, pretty much anywhere. If you aren’t so keen on rose, they also have a lavender as well. And at $5.50, I’d say it is totally worth the money. You can use it for months and not hit pan. And I use it religiously.

You can get it at your local Bath and Body Works, or go to C. O. Bigelow’s official web site, and order it online from there.

Say goodbye to dry skin!

On shoes

On shoes. That should be enough for any girl to pick up on what I’m about to say.

Guys, let me walk you through the process.

To girls, shoes are very important….Let me rephrase that. To most girls, shoes are very important.


What prompted me to write this post was a magazine ad for a brand name shoe. It was a simple red high heel, made with fabric, and an added creative touch by sewing on zippers to give it that edgy feeling. Take your guess as to how much this was.

$50? No, keep guessing.

$100? Still not there yet.

$200? Even more.

$500? It’s ridiculous, but no.

These simple pair of heels cost approximately $750. Seven hundred and fifty dollars, people. I could shop for a good six months with that kind of money.

The reason why it is so expensive:

1. It is a brand name.

2. It is remotely creative.

That’s IT! Oh my goodness. Footwear was invented to cover your foot, hence the term footwear. It does not have to cost two and a half months’ worth of renting out a room. And before you can say, “but shoes are expensive things,” let me remind you how much my shoes were.

Twenty dollars. That’s 1/35 of the heels’ cost. That is ridiculous.

I understand that girls want to look pretty, I really do. But to be honest, people are not really staring at your shoes, for god’s sake. I suggest you get a dupe, which will cost half the price and look the same.

Better yet, find more reasonably priced shoes.
Call me when the price you pay for each pair goes under $150. Until then, do not even consider window shoe shopping with me. Please.