Thursday, December 30, 2010

Animal Testing Update

Hey guys.  I want to share something with you.  Take a look:
I went to and clicked on the "Contact Us" link.

I selected the "product related question" option in the drop-down box.

This sends you to a sort of "chat room" with a "virtual beauty advisor".

I ask my question...

Out pops this answer.
Here's their policy: LINK

If the document link didn't show up: Here's the underlining point: "L'Oréal has been committed to the elimination of animal testing for more than 20 years. In 1989, the company ceased animal testing for safety assessment of its finished products." ~Animal Testing Policy

Maybelline also states that they use a synthetic material called Episkin.  Which acts like human skin for testing.  Something like that. 

Annd, yeah.  So there's proof for one company.

Well, I gotta go do some editing.


And tell me what you guys think. ;)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I hate you; I hate you; I hate you!

ARGHHHH! You're so irritating!

Have you guys heard of QWOP?

Here, take a look: LINK

Easy, right?

Basically, you're trying to get this runner to run 100 meters.

Wanna try it? HERE:

Did you do it?

Well, whether you did or didn't here are some other videos of QWOP:

Warning: there is strong language!

This video makes it look easy. . .

This video made me laugh! (This is how I ran btw.)

This video made me laugh harder!

The best part is that after every fail it says "Everyone's a winner."



Did you notice how doubtful the introduction info sounded? 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas everyone!
I love you all.  Thanks for a terrific year!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Starting A Tradition

I'm listening to Glee! "Start me up! Livin' on a prayer! Tommy use to work on the docks!"

Okay, so the whole reason I'm posting right now is to get some submissions in for my first annual Best and Worst of The Year! Basically, it's what I think was the best and worst of anything that happened in this year. 

But then I thought, why not make this two-sided?

So, hear is what I'm asking.  Would you like to participate?

Here are the categories:
  • Musician
  • Books
  • Movie
  • Songs
  • Actor
  • Actress
  • Show
It all had to happen or have been made in 2010.

IMPORTANT: If you'd like to participate, then you must email me your submission. That way you won't sway the other participants. Oh, if you would just give me a short explanation of why or why not you didn't like that particular submission.

Okay that's it.  If you want my email, it's  :)  All submissions are due the 31st.

Please, check out the poll. :D


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday Songs Playlist

Would you like to add to the playlist?

Post a comment below with the title of the song you want added to the Christmas playlist (with or w/o the singer's name) and I'll add it on.
Well, I'm sick.  Just wonderful. And it would happen right around the holidays.  It's freaking fantastic. xP
I have yet to see Glee's Christmas episode.  Don't tell me what happens.  I'll do it over the break.
Saw a play last night called The Odd Couple (female version).  Really funny.  Here's a quote:
Olive: I found a note laying on my pillow.  It said: "We need more corn flakes. FU" It took me 10 whole minutes to realize that "FU" meant "Florance Ungar"!

That made me lol.

Well, bye guys.  Don't forget to comment and vote!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Review: Hoodie Buddie

I was not paid to review this product. This is my personal and original review.

Hola everyone. Are you ready for another Ally-Cat Review?

Here we go!
So you might be wondering.  Hmm, why is that girl putting the draw strings of her amazying Betty White hoodie in her ears?
Well, buddie, I got the answer! She's listening to music!

Yeeaaaah! What we've all been waiting for.  To own a hoodie and listen to music at the same time!

But then you might say: But I can do that with my plain old hoodie...
Yesh, but don't you ever run into the problem with the microphone wire hanging off your face and in your way or getting tangled up?

Well, I guess. But then I just--
Okay, okay.  Enough, smarty.  Geez..
What They Say:
"Using patent-pending HB3Technology™, the HoodieBuddie contains a standard headphone jack in the front pocket that plugs into any headphone-compatible device, like an mp3 player, iPod or iPhone, or other mobile device.

Once plugged into the device of your choice, the audio travels through embedded cables within the HoodieBuddie to the headphones, which are built in to the ends of the drawstrings. The HoodieBuddie's drawstring earphones are always available, free of Tanglitis and sound great with rich, full sound.

Best of all, the entire Hoodie is machine washable (even the headphones).

Plug in to your HoodieBuddie wherever you go—at the gym, on your way to work or on the plane. Your headphones are always ready to rock and tangle-free because they're built in."~Hoodie Buddie Online

What I Say:
  1. Hands free
    1. I used it during snow shoveling. Since the mic's wire is actually in the hoodie I can move around with ease.
  2. Decent sound
    1. Let's say sound quality is not like your iPod earphones.  When I first used them the sound sounded far away.  Not as crisp and loud as expected. But hey? It's still a cool contraption.
  3. Comfort
    1. The ear buds are rubbery. And I'm not saying that in a bad way.  They're actually really comfortable and it's almost like they aren't even there. 
    2. The hoodie itself is nice too.  (Heck, I used it to shovel snow in 20 degree weather didn't I?) It has that really nice fuzzy fiber feel to it.  Um, the zipper is tough to use on mine, I don't know if that an all around product dysfunction or what...
  4. Durability
    1. To be honest, I'm not too sure.  If you want my opinion, I'd say it's not going to last too long compared to a regular hoodie.  This goes especially to the wire. I think that over time, depending how much it's worn/used and washed, the wire will wear and start getting messed up.  I don't care what the manufacture says, any electrical item that gets thrown in with the tighty-whities are going to start to malfunction in due time.
  5. Money
    1. Around here I think the price was $25.  I got mine at JcPenneys. But they sell these at Walmart and K-mart. I'm sorry. I don't know how much it is internationally. :/
Things To Know:
  • They come in two versions: zip up and pull over
  • Tanglitis- You guys don't what that is? ...You didn't read it did you? You just went "OMG what is Tanglitis?!"  Haha.  Read it.  No. Out loud.  Yesh, I'm serious. Right now! ... ... ... See? Get it? Ooh, silly gullible you. :D
  • Comes in various colors and decor. 
  • Important! These things run small.  (I bought a medium. and it just barely fits.)
    • If you're planning to buy one online: check the size requirements.  (Size requirements are online.) When at the store, just try it on. 
  • Totally washable. Remember to read the washing and drying instructions. :) [No dryer at all. Just hang to dry.]
  • They do ship internationally. d(^.^)
  • More questions? Check out their FAQ.
The Final Verdict?
Pretty cool, I just wish they didn't make the sizes so small. -_-

Their Website!
Have anymore questions? Ask on Formspring or in the comments below.
Btw, Welcome Bleah Briann to That's What She Said!


Check out the poll. :D

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Things I'm Recently Obsessed With

It snowed even more last night.  HOT CHOCOLATE TIME! *laughs*

Btw, I'm not being paid to 'advertise' or 'promote' this stuff. These are my personal opinions and likings.

Songs I'm Obsessed With:
  1. Gonna Get Over You -Sara Bareilles
  2. Uncharted -Sara Bareilles
  3. Dark Fantasy -Kanye West
  4. All The Lights -Kanye West
  5. Runaway -Kanye West
Movies I'm Obsessed With:
  1. I Am Number Four Trailer
  2. Tron: Legacy
  3. Little Fockers Trailer
Books [IWishIHadTimeToBe] Obsessed With:
  1. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  2. Legacy of lies/don’t tell by Elizabeth Chandler
  3. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
  4. Don’t Judge a girl By her cover by Ally Carter
  5. Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters
  6. Wings by Aprilynne Pike
  7. Maximum Ride: FANG by James patterson
  8. Hourglass by Claudia Grey
  9. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  10. Perchance to dream by Lisa Mantchev
  11. Radiant shadows by Melissa Marr
  12. Halo by Alexandra Adornette
  13. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Claire
  14. Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
  15. Dark Secrets 1 by Elizabeth Chandlier
  16. Dark Secrets 2 by Elizabeth Chandlier
  17. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  18. Stopping Time by Melissa Marr
Make Up I'm Obsessed With:
  1. Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Set
  2. Flaunt Smokescreen Eyeshadow Set
Clothes I'm Obsessed With:
  1. Dark Jeans
  2. Comfy Sweaters
  3. Boots with fake fur
  4. colored tees
  5. zip up hoodies
NEXT UP: Hoodie Buddie Review!


Thursday, December 9, 2010


Mean's paint in Spanish.  (FUN FACT!) See? So many wonderful things on this 'lovely' blog. ;)

I painted my nails today.  Hands are purple, and toes are blue.  I looooove purple.  Use to like pink, but now I hate it.  Or maybe dislike it strongly.  Yeah. That's it. ;)

You curious about the kind of colors I have?

My fav's
I always wear these colors.  (left to right) Gunmetal, dark purple, shimmery dark blue.  :)

Formal wear or when bored.
When I'm feeling lazy, I french tip my nails.   Had this stick for years. Surprised it' hasn't run out...

Formal wear only.
This color, pearl white, is what I wear for formal affairs like parties and dances.

Barely ever use these.  Ever.  I don't know why I have some of them.  Like the Bratz one at the end.  I use the red ones sometimes though, but they're not my favorite. :P

The essentials
I use the growth polish when my nails are extremely bad--meaning chipped severely or 'stubby'.  I usually use the clear as a top coat. 

So what did you guys think of my story?  I didn't post the whole chapter 'cause I want to post this story on DA.  Oh, and about that secret.  What did you think of that? Check out the poll!


Thanks for all the comments yesterday. Much appreciated! :D

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Birthday, Blog!

Sweet honeysuckle! I made it.  I thought this day would never come. :D

Have you ever since my first post? It's quite humiliating.  LINK
Geez, look at how armature and naive I was.  Haha.  Nah, I'm kidding.  I was just really excited.  To be honest, I think some of my best posts were in the 2009 because I was so fresh with ideas and words.

Did you see the poll? Well, sadly, only one person voted and that was for option C: a secret.

I knew it. :/

Okay are you ready?

Are you on the edge of you're seat?

Here's my secret: I--

Hey, relax.  I'll totally give it to you by the end of this.  Don't throw tomatoes yet! >.<

So I'm doing it: I'm commiting myself.  Beauty's Eden in the flesh, my friends! No joke or delay this time!

You’re entering another world. A world like yours..only slightly different. A place were one company is known worldwide and is only called by two word. 6 syllables. 14 letters. The Association. All powerful. All knowing. A company with one secret. And with that, we start our story…

The Target

“Ugh, I hate this.” I muttered to myself as I parked my 1985 Yugo GV. Crappiest piece of junk I’ve ever had the pleasure to lay my eyes upon. The friggin’ handle came off as I tried to open the door this morning! It took 5 tries until I finally got the darn car to start. And it still can’t make it past 80 mph. The a/c doesn’t working, and the windows wouldn’t role down. So for two hours I was stuck driving in what seemed to be a 4-wheeled sauna.

“Ew,” I groaned as looked at my caramel colored blouse drenched in sweat. Sighing, I reach to the back seat and snatched my black duffle bag to get my back up blouse out. I looked around, making sure that no one was around to see me undress. Coast is clear. I quickly changed, threw my dirty blouse into my bag and then threw it back to the backseat.

I grabbed my water bottle, though it was warm, I took a few large gulps and then set it back in the cup holder. I reached for my assignment file. I took a glance at it one last time—I had read it on the plane ride here—and figured that it wouldn’t be so hard. Of course, I’ve never had a target like this one before, but my friends back at home told me the basics on the target’s type so I was confident I could take this one down without a problem.

I grabbed my cell. I made sure my keys and ID were in my pocket, and that my papers were all in order before locking up the car and heading toward the garage’s elevator. I’m not too thrilled that my assignment is in a hospital, but hey, a job’s a job.

The elevator dinged, signaling that it was on the first floor. I had to think up an excuse for my lateness. It was that entire car’s fault! And from there I continued to spout curses upon my rental under my breath until I came to the front desk. There sat a pretty African American woman with dark ringlets that were pushed back with a pink head band. She had a large nose and bright blue eyes. And, as hospitals go, she was wearing the normal blue scrubs.

“Hi, I’m Tasha. What can I do for you?” She asked with a practiced polite tone.

“Yeah, hi. I’m Dr. Kendra Henson. Sorry I’m late. There was an accident on the highway. I’m here to shadow a friend of mine.”

“Oh, yes its fine. Uh, is your friend’s name. . .”She typed a few keys into her computer and continued, “Dr. Gretchen Feymouth?”

I couldn’t help but chuckle. “Yes, she’s the one.”

“What’s so funny?” questioned Tasha. She gave me a skeptical look.

“Oh, nothing.” I smiled reassuringly.

“Humph,” Tasha huffed. She gave me that watch it Look.

Getting impatient, I asked, “May I go now?”

“Yes, of course. I just need your papers and medical ID.” I handed her both. “Thanks.”

A few clicks on the computer and a quick scan of my papers and ID and I was ready to go. I took the ID with me.

The hospital wasn’t too shabby. It was actually a pretty fancy hospital compared to others I’ve seen. The lobbies had beautiful marble flooring with high ceilings and a lot of windows. The halls were a deep blue-green color instead of white like you see in most hospitals. Also, it wasn’t freezing cold. Brownie points from me.

After wandering the halls for a few minutes, I realized that I had no clue where the heck I was going. Oh yeah, my professional skills of undercoveriness was soo showing right now. Ah Damn, where’s the directory?! There I turned the corner and luckily, spotted some elevators with a directory sign next to them. I quickly walked over to it and scanned for the transfusions department. Shoot, it’s not here. I looked around for a doctor or a nurse that I could talk to. There I saw that a woman nurse with blonde hair standing by the nurses’ station looking over some papers on her clipboard.

“Excuse me, Nurse!” I exclaimed. She looked up at me as I approached her.

“Yes?” She asked.

I faked a smile, “I’m so sorry, I’m a visiting doctor from Denver so I don’t know the layout of this hospital. Do you know where the blood transfusions are done here?”

“Oh! Transfusions are done upstairs on level 3.”

“Thanks. Sorry for the bother.” I turned around and started for the elevators.

“Ah, Doctor,” the nurse called, making me turn around, “if you don’t mind me asking, why do you need to know where the blood transfusions are being done?”

Actually, I do mind. “Uh, well, I’m assisting Dr. Feymouth today and she asked me to get a bag of AB positive for testing.”

“Interesting,” she continued, “so I’m guessing you know this doctor personally?”

“Yes, we met in camp a couple years back and ever since we’ve kept in touch.” It wasn’t an entire lie. I have met ‘Gretchen’—her real name is Veronica Bell—a couple times when I came to visit. We actually did meet each other at a training camp when I was 15. She use to be a sweet talkative girl who would always volunteer for the combat training and undercover classes. Now she is a very energetic 20 year old woman. She specifically likes to help out with assignments. If she hadn’t turned out to be what she is, I bet that she would have done acting. Heck, she has the looks and the talent.

“That’s nice. I’m sorry to question you like that. You know, we‘ve been having a lot of missing blood donations in the last few weeks. I have to be on guard.” She said apologetically.

“Oh, yeah, I understand. Just doing your job! Well, see ya!” I said. I waved and walked to the elevators. To be honest, I knew exactly what was going on with the blood donations. That was why I was sent here. The Association had taken notice of a lot of “activity” here in Phoenix, Arizona. I have to say, it takes a lot of “activity” to capture the Associations attention. Usually, they let this stuff slide just because there is so much of it; it’s something you overlook after a while. However, this kind of incident wasn’t strategically planned out. Instead of taking the blood from different hospitals at bits of a time, the target kept stealing from the same hospital two or three times a week. The Association did not like this; they feared that the local police would start an investigation, which would cause a whole bunch of trouble for "people like us"--as the Association had put it. The Association figured it’d be better to send one of their best agents to take care of it. (Also, I begged them to give me something to do besides sitting at home waiting for my next pay check from them, watching old reruns of Roseanne.)

I walked onto the elevator. A doctor and an intern passed me as I got on, talking about some new technique to get rid of lung tumors. A few seconds later the elevator doors closed, leaving me alone. I sighed. I hate elevators. I don’t like how I can’t see where I’m going. Also, the gut-lifting feeling made me feel queasy. Oh, and the shows with the elevator pit falling into the ground are also, not helpful.

I jumped when I heard my cell go off. Shoot, if this is Denny, I’m going to kill him. I looked at the caller ID: Oops, not Denny. “Hello?”

The secretary of the Association, Ms. Nagabee, answered with her creepy monotonous voice, “How’s the assignment coming along? We expected a call a half an hour earlier.”

Okaaay, I guess the traditional “Hi, how are you?” has officially gone out the window. “Uh, well, my rental is a piece of crap. And there were uh, other complications. . . “I trailed off.

“Oh?” She asked in a false surprised tone then she got serious, “Ms. Cooper, saying ‘my rental is a piece of crap’ is not a valid excuse to be late for an assignment. Tell me what the other ‘complications’ were.”

I sighed irritably. “Fine. I didn’t know how to use the hotel’s alarm clock so I accidentally set it an hour or two later than it was suppose to. ” I inhaled a deep breath, readying myself for the oncoming lecture. I squeezed my eyes shut; I did not like this mix: elevator and lecture.

“Why do you look so anxious?” I could sense she was smiling at my discomfort. I opened one eye to look at the elevator’s security camera. Of course, they’re spying on me. Even though I’m the best in my district, I’m still young. They’re just dying to see me trip up.

I smirked. “Oh Ms. Nagabee, when am I ever nervous?” I asked playfully.

I heard a deep sigh. “Goodbye, Ms. Cooper.”

“Adios.” I said cheerfully. Yes! I got out of the lecture! Though, no doubt I'll get some crap from it when I get back home, but who cares?! Ha, take that Karma! The elevator dinged and before the doors opened up

I winked up at the camera, knowing fully well that I was being watched.
So here's my secret: I sing.  Whoa, mama! That feels odd to say..err..write, I mean. And I don't do anything professional here.  Unless you call singing in the shower a pro thing.  Anyways,  I've never sang to anyone except to a particular friend who sorta forced me to.  Oh and also on Beatles Rock Band. :)  That's it.  I don't plan on truly pursuing this--maybe take some lessons if I get the money or the time--;it just one of those things. 

Am I any good? My friend said so, but hey, it's a friend. What are they suppose to say?
Wow that was really big for me.  Actually all of this is really big for me.  It's great feeling to make it through a year. OMG!
I totally forgot until just now: Jessica, welcome to That's What She Said!

Thanks to all who made this blog a success.  Time to go celebrate.  See ya!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I Found A Way To Let You In

Hey, guys.  Have you noticed?  *cough*lookabove*cough*

YEA! Tomorrow is That's What She Said birthday. One years old.  *sniff* My baby's growing up so fast.  >.<

So what to expect tomorrow? Well, of course, a post, but with a few surprises! Like a possible sneak peek at a story I'm working on--its been due for a while-- Beauty's Eden.  I have a chapter done.  But you know, I'm really slow.  Hopefully with Christmas break coming up,  I can some more stuff done.  I have lots of ideas and I want to get started on them.  Oh and maybe a secrets gonna be revealed, who knows. . . ;D Check out the poll!

What do you think of polls? Like or dislike?
Why am I asking this? I'm thinking about doing more polls on here.  I feel like I lacking because I've become a bit obsessed with DA. (Any suggestions?)

Be on the look out for a review post.  Again, slacking in that department--that and the news.  What will the review be about? *drumroll* HOODIE BUDDIES! :D
What are Hoodie Buddies?
Did I just hear you right?
Okay...They're hoodies with headphones in them so that you can plug in your iPod in it.  (I'm actually using mine right now!)
Wait, how is that possible?
You shall find out in a later post! Man, you ask too many questions...


Ohmygosh! I'm soo elated! Hehe.  Yay.  Check it out: LINK *Runs off excited*


Sorry for the clutter at the top.  It'll be cleaned up soon.  Promise. :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hey, Guess What?

It snowed.


My Playlist

Hey everyone.  Sorry for not posting any Glee.  Time slipped right through my hands.  :(  Anyways, here we go. What everyone loves: lists!

What's on my playlist?

Born for this- Paramore --Fav song eva! I'm serious.  I've listened to this song about 100x. No joke.

I Don't Wanna Be In Love- Good Charlotte--Self-exclamatory.

That's What You Get- Paramore--This song is soo true.  Never let you're heart overcome your senses, it can be quite dangerous.

Playing God- Paramore-- "If god's the game that you're playin', well we must get more acquainted. Because it has to be so lonely, to be the only one who's holy."

Here (In Your Arms)- Hellogoodbye-- Sweet lyrics, sweet tune: I love it. :)

Love, Save The Empty- Erin McCarley--We all fall sometimes, whether we want to or not.

Unbreakable- Fireflight-- A friend introduced me to this song; loved it ever since.

Who I Am- Nick Jonas & The Administration-- Great lyrics.  Go Nick!

Won't Go Home Without You- Maroon 5--Maroon 5 is AWESOME! I love their songs. :)

Saving Grace- The Maine-- They've matured so much in this album; one of the best songs by them!

Bottle It Up- Sara Bareilles-- She has such a sweet, beautiful voice. *so jealous*

Club Can't Handle Me (feat. David Guetta)- Flo Rida--Heard it once, stuck it my head for days.

All You Need Is Love- The Beatles (DUH)--Really? Do I have to explain why I love this song?

Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen-- Actually not on my iPod, but I love singing "Mamaaaaa! Just kill the man!"

I'm sorry there are no links, you guys.  I'm crunching on time here. Cya later!


{EDITED--haha made time for the hyperlinks. :)  }

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