It took me a while, but I got all my ducks in a row and am gonna be contributing stuff to HelloGiggz. Hold on to your buttholes.
If you haven’t watched this video yet, get with the program. If you have, watch it again. The first shot is channeling me so tough (not that I’m nearly as hot as Bey, but golden blonde & shimmery & sweaty & covered in glitter & brimming with confidence & knowing? That’s the kind of human I am always), & the entire thing is gorgeous.
Also, Christine is one of my favorite bloggers, & I know she’s expressed Beyoncé sentiments in the past that I’ve given a sassy face & pretended not to read, but I think it’s just so ~power 2 tha people~ that Bey enchanted her a little bit. And also this tidbit from her write-up:
And someday she’s gonna be a grandma, ya know? Someday she’s gonna be a fabulous woman in a sequined blouse with red lipstick and a drawn-on beauty mark leafing through a vintage copy of Architectural Digest on a gold, Marie Antoinette-looking couch, and her prodigiously-talented grandchild is going to stumble across this video on his futurecomputer and be like, “Grandma. Grandma. I had no idea.”
And she’ll just smile and be like, “Well, now you do.”
This is a very special moment guys. Beyonce was caught backstage in her dressing room rehearsing for her American Idol performance of 1+1. No microphone, no audio help, nothing but her, the moment, and her flawless voice. Sometimes you need perspective. You’ve been right in front of greatness so often that you need to step back and see it again for the first time. If you have ever been in love, this is the song for you right now. It’s available on iTunes as well as her entire album for pre-order.