The response to this has been amazing - I am going to update the list but if I don't get you on there.......please, please, please send me an email or comment - I wanna make sure that all my Barbie friends get their proper mention!!
Just wanted to say first though that when I started blogging I was looking for Barbie (okay guys, I am being serious so you Barbie's in the back quit giggling....LOL) - I was looking for the perfect life, the happiness, the promise of all my dreams coming true, blah, blah, blah - well guess what ladies - basically life maced me in the face........rather than finding that I was Barbie I felt disfigured and dysfunctional because I couldn't be happy with my accomplishment - NO ONE understood what it was like to be trapped in fat/skinny perguatory (as I like to refer to it) - no one until I met all of you. It was through reading what you wrote........you all sharing your trials and triumphs.......joy and pain........sharing just real life that i realized I really wasn't alone - I found Barbie - she did exist - the problem wasn't that Barbie was ficticious but rather that I wasn't looking in the right place for her! When I finally looked around the corner and realized that Colette made me bust a gut with some of her crazy red headed antics and swizzle with her new pannus obsession and weightbgone with her never ending encouragement.......then there was Jo with her sassy salsa moves that were proving to take her through life, mmal with her message of hope - the list goes on and on.........but suddenly I was surrounded by these incredible women that were REAL - hold mother of god - I was surrounded by real life Barbies and they were way better than the beheaded, crew cut Barbies that I played with as a child - LMAO!! Long story - short - I can't even begin to tell you all how much you mean to me.......we are good alone - strong and able but together we are freakin AWESOME - the rest of the world better watch out........that goes for lying dehydrated green beans and balding Ken dolls and rich, snotty biotches driving overpriced cars and shopping at Central Market - we are The Barbie Brigade and WE ARE TAKING OVER BABY!!!! WooHoo - (Barbie throws her fist in the air) Yeah!!!
So here is the roll so far - again, if I missed you please let me know - it is super important to me!!
Introducing the BARBIE BRIGADE - (the pink, panel wagon rolls out onto the stage and one by one Barbie's pile out......crap, someone just stepped on my leopard print heel - damn move over some Vampira and WW Barbie - what's with the cape - you're killing me here!!! Who the hell told Mother Hubbard to bring all those damn kids??? Salsa, quit dancing for a sec so everyone can see you!!)
Swizzle - Vampira Barbie
Colette - Radiant Redhead Barbie
2Phat - AARP Barbie
Weightbgone - Nature Barbie
Pleasingal - AARP aka Sr. VP Barbie
Mmalloy - Pink Hope Barbie
Calyn - Wonder Woman Barbie
Mtngirlincali - Triathalon Barbie
Melanie - Way Out West Barbie
Candace - Scarlett O'Hara Barbie
Jo - Salsa Barbie
Amanda - GymBunny Barbie (god bless your obsession with that elliptical machine!)
Diet Coke & Zingers - Mother Hubbard Barbie (yeah she's on vacation so we picked for her)
NCChris - Dooney & Bourke Barbie (always good for fashion tips - thanks again!)
Creating the new me - Techno Travelling Barbie
For me for life - Teachermama Barbie
31 More Days - Boot Camp Barbie (I'm sticking you with that because you rock the boot camp girl!)
30x30 - Lion Tamer Barbie (that chick has whipped her lion aka SCALE into submission!!)
BellyBGone - Anne Klein Barbie
Whew - think that is everyone - that takes us to 20 total (including me) - WOW!!! You know something Barbie's we are f'ing AMAZING!!! We need to keep reminding all women that they are Barbie's - I think that is now our royal duty - LOL!!
Don't forget that if you aren't on this list, please let me know!!!