If you haven’t already noticed, Abi and I have a lot of stupid conversation.  We laugh and talk shit and plan parties and trips.  One of the reasons we get along so well is because we agree on a lot of things: food should taste good, men are stupid, the gay is great, and girls-only vacations are mandatory.   The one thing that we don’t always agree on? How pretty girls are.

She thinks almost every girl is pretty. And almost every single time, I disagree.

Ok, before you hang me by my fingernails, let me first be more specific.  It’s not that I think every girl is UGLY.  It’s just that I don’t think they’re as pretty as u may think they are.   As a woman, I reserve using the word “pretty” for those who are actually deserving of it — supermodels and supermoms alike.  Most girls fall within the “alright” or “cute” category with me,  and I have no problem calling an ugly girl ugly.  Especially if she thinks she’s pretty prettier than me most.  But hey, ugly girls need self-love too.   

Do I sound conceited yet? I’m not trying to be.  I’m just trying to keep it real. 

Don’t get it twisted.  I do think that every woman is beautiful in her own right.  I think that beauty starts from within and that the prettiest girls are the happy ones.   On days that end in “y,”  I hate the way I look and would kill for her skin, her stomach and your face.   But on the days when I’m feelin’ a lil too pretty and petty?  I might as well have reverse beer-goggles on cuz no one is safe from the truth as I see it. 

So if I say you’re pretty, don’t take it lightly.  It’s the highest compliment I can give a woman, especially if I don’t know her from a stranger on the street.   Women are quick to call their girlfriends “pretty” and “gorgeous” when most of the time they’re…not so much.  Thats fine, I do it, you do it, we all do it… personality, humor, and wit go a long way when judging the entire package.  But Lesbi-honest here. There are a lot of beautiful women out there, I’m just not the one to lie about who they are.


  1. Queenie · August 3, 2010

    Haha! Yes Abi thinks every girl is pretty! Even “STFU that’s my Tita Maritess!!” LMFAO!

  2. doowaditty · August 3, 2010

    HEY HEY NOW. i would HATE to be the girl i think is UGLY lmao.

  3. Denise · August 4, 2010

    Raaachem, you are the realest! I love it! Keep writing what you’re writing, girl. I love reading your posts.

    Bay Area Love! We the Realest!

    • Raaachem · August 4, 2010

      Thank you, mama! Bay love, all around the world =)

  4. Sue · August 5, 2010

    “Men are stupid.” I sincerely believe this and for some reason the whole world makes sense to me!

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