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2012 Pop Culture Showdown

I am glad to say I’m finally back to the land of the living. I’m still coughing and my voice still sounds like that of a life long smoker with a taste for the unfiltered variety (which is kind of fun and fills me with the urge to belt out Rod Stewart ballads) but other than that I am back to normal.

I made a little showdown by which we could reflect on 2012’s less obvious ups, downs and happenings…


This year condescending Wonka & Hey Girl, peppered our internets.
Both of them cracked me up more times than I can count, but only one of them contains a photo of Ryan Gosling.
Easy win for Hey Girl.


Bright colored hair and semi-mohawks were hot this year. These gals seem to use the same judgement when picking their hairstyles as they do when picking boyfriends. Wild, temporary and sure to induce “what was I thinking?”s a year or two from now.
Based on what must be some truly awkward growing pains for semi-shaved, I have to pick colored locks as the showdown champ.


We have lost two of our most guilty pleasures this year. No doubt there are gobs of cream filled cakes and trash reality TV shows we can fill that gaping hole with but these will have forever changed us. They had a way of setting the bar so low that we felt pretty good about our bad choices. Like “hey, I might have over done it on the spray tan a little but I am no Snookie or anything!” or “yeah, I have eaten pretty crappy but it’s not like I am sitting around stuffing my face with Twinkies or anything.”
How could I possibly choose? I call it a draw.

baby bump

We learned about two very important fetus’ this year. Kimye and the royals are expecting. I didn’t quite know how to pick a winner on this one so I just imagined if I was a baby which parent’s would I pick. An easy win for the royals, among other obvious reasons I’d like to be a princess and have a British accent more than I would want my birth aired on E!

girl crush

If you told me a year ago that I would include Anne Hathaway in my girl crush duo by years end I would have fallen off my chair. I can’t tell you why I didn’t care for her much aside from the fact that she was the subject of not one but TWO underwhelming makeover disappointments  (Princess Diaries & The Devil Wears Prada) but somewhere between her surprisingly decent performance as Catwoman and her hairless, heart wrenching solo in Les Mes, I fell in love. Still though, she can’t compete with  Jess.. I mean Zooey.

Excited for 2013.

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    January 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Hahahaha, this was great. Totally made me laugh this morning!
    Have a fabulous day!!

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    January 4, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    So Kim K got herself married the year the royals got married and now is pregnant at the same time as the royals. If I were William and Kate I’d take out a restraining order

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      January 4, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      Wow true

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      Alicia Marie
      January 5, 2013 at 11:09 am

      hahahaha..never thought of it like that.and as much as i like KimK’s makeup most of the time, she is definately the wanna-be of the year 2012..Kate is the actual real life cinderella story and and Kim is no different then any other random girl that hooks up with all of the actually talented individuals in hollywood..

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    January 4, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I love you Cara, you make me smile. Glad you are getting better, still coughing myself, but better. Keep it coming.

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    January 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I totally enjoyed reading this 🙂 just like the rest of your blogs xoxo

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    January 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    lol i love the “hey girls” too…so funny 🙂

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    January 4, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    i like you. 🙂

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    Wendy DeBarathy Bankhead
    January 5, 2013 at 10:44 am

    So clever!

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    Alicia Marie
    January 5, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Although the Ryan Gosling “Hey Girl” is obviously a winner, I think the Wonka “Ex” is much funnier. I totally forgot about it until I just read this post this morning! Glad to see you are feeling better hope you have a happy new year!

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    January 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Haha loved reading this post, so funny!! Zoey is sucha girl crush of mine, my hubs disagrees completely though, sorry but I love her awkwardness!

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    Alexis Cutler
    January 5, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I met you in Ulta In St. George. I just love you! You’re commentary cracks me up! Love all your tips and tricks. I told my friend to have you come to Kanab for the Women’s Forum and I’m so glad you are!!

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    January 6, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Cara, I found a link to your blog on Pinterest one day and I laughed my guts out for quite awhile. Thanks for being so entertaining. And…. your blog inspired me to grow my hair out! Hurray!

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    January 13, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Great post. I’m with you all the way on the Jess Girl Crush. Oh and Ryan? Beats Wonka any day!

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