Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Discovering DNA

Angelism: Knowledge is power & knowing the details of your roots is amazing & eye opening. 

I was told I was a mut growing up and that was why I was beautiful. I wonder if my family hoped I'd never question all that was actually me. I definitely had curiosity over the years on how my mix came together. People along the way asked, "What nationality are you?" Truthfully I couldn't quite put a finger on what I was. I'm not easily judged as any one nationality; showing up in this world with light eyes, dark wavy hair, freckles, tall, solid structure, curvy, physically strong, dominant nose, big eyes and large face; I appear to be many things. My Dad said on his side that I was 25% Italian, and 25% Spanish, and on my mom's side, I was 25% Polish, some Portuguese and who knows what else? Having traveled to Spain and Italy I definitely felt a pull to those cultures. At 40, it was time to discover the truth. 

Turns out, I really am a bit of a melting pot. A rainbow of colors on the map above which is exciting and shocking all at the same time. Being mostly European was expected, but this breakdown was news to me. I had no idea I was Balkan, French, and German, nor would I have thought that I had British or Irish in me. 

I also did not foresee being Native American or East Asian. I knew I would have some African roots in me as we have always heard there was some Puerto Rican heritage on my mom's side. I think it is an amazing thing to see this all mapped out down to each little DNA marker that makes up me. 

I highly encourage that if you ever had any interest in knowing where your roots are from that you take one of these tests. I did the 23andMe.com DNA test that also reported on traits, wellness, and carrier status for certain health risks. I was so impressed with this report, that today I ordered a cancer gene test from getcolor.com because knowledge is power, and I want to know as much as I can.  

My takeaway is that this explains my love for travel, and exploring a variety of things. My family history shows that we are movers, and I will assume we were willing to take risks and rebel once in awhile, as well as date outside of our race. It also explains why I have a love for so many types of food, and why I'm attracted to a variety of cultures, music, and lifestyles. My boyfriend took this test as well and he is much more of a purebred, 99.8% Northern European. He is my very white German, British, Irish, French and Scandinavian man. I love that my family history shook things up. Turns out I have cousins everywhere, and I think that's exciting! Cheers to diversity, blending, and the melting pot that is the USA. Glad that this Trump wall wasn't up 100+ years ago, none of my family would have made it over here. LOL!!!  

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Dancing FAT CAT Marley


Angelism: Life is too short, have fun & be happy. And when all else fails just dance!

We can learn a lot from our pets. They have unconditional love, an ability to trust, and a big willingness to go with the flow. Most pets are just happy you are there to feed them. They are along for whatever ride you take them on. In this case it was dancing to some sweet Elton John tunes. 

I've been a pet owner all my life. I grew up with dogs, cats, birds, fish, and even a bunny. Cats are my personal favorite. I like their independence and larger than life personalities. My cat Marley however, has a larger than life figure. I promise, we did not make her fat on purpose. Marley is not overfed and we didn't intend for her to look like a furry whale. This just happened! She is on diet food and still is over 20lbs. She is simply the laziest cat I have ever known. Playing, running, or feeling frisky is not her thang. She lives the "zero fucks given" lifestyle and I dig it. Large and in charge, she is friggin adorable.

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She will soon be trending to be a plus size fur-model :)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

WTH? LOL Images!!!

Angelism: They say never judge a book by the cover because not everything is as it appears, but some bizarre things are as they appear and that's just weird!

I have been out of the loop on this relationship since Shaq has been with this girl for sometime now, but WTF? His girlfriend's shoulder reaches his big ass man hip. I'm sure from a male's perspective this has benefits, but come on. Is this really enjoyable? I would be embarrassed. I love a tall dude, I really do. I am 5'10 and my man Scott is 6'8, and I very much appreciate his grand stature. But honestly too much taller and our proportions are all kinds of crazy. I simply can't wrap my head around these images. #mindblown #shemustbecrazy

This picture is simply too funny. This apparently is what animals would look like if they had eyes on the front of their faces. OMG, I died a little when I saw this on Facebook. Definitely gave me a good laugh. I'm officially glad that they don't look like this. Not a cute look for our furry friends. #fugly

Lastly, I found this freak of the week image. Surf the internet long enough and some weird shit pops up. If you want to shock people this Halloween, look into replicating this. I don't know what the hell this person was thinking when they designed this whole human package, or why they took pics of it, but it caught my eye, and not in a good way. #confusedasfuck

There ya go! Some WTH? LOL images for your day!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Vince Vaughn Bald!

Angelism: Shaved heads are not always attractive. Think carefully about the shape of your head as well as your skintone. Don't do anything stupid it may not grow back!

Today's shocking and "heartbreaking" celebrity news is a bald Vince Vaughn. He looks completely different and not in a good way. I have always thought he was a handsome man, I have a thing for tall, dark haired dudes. But now? WOOF! I know this is for a role, and for a million or more bucks, I would probably go bald too. This unforgiving image is proof that bald isn't for everyone!

My boyfriend Scott always threatens to shave his head. He claims it would be easier, save us money, and he would no longer have to waste those few minutes trying to fix it just right to cover up the balding that is happening with age. My only response is NO EFFIN WAY! I am not ready for this to happen. I am not prepared for the potentially scary bald man to lay next to me in bed. We are not that old!

Not sure how the rest of you ladies feel about the shaved head. Some guys can really rock it. Vince Vaughn however is not one of those guys, he needs to grow his hair back ASAP! Unless he is holding out for a serial killer role, this look does him no favors. If you can't pull off a Bruce Willis, shaving your head completely bald is not worth the risk!

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