Friday, October 30, 2009

Cosmetics On The Go

On my way to work this morning, I witnessed a woman putting on her eye liner while walking down a busy street on which I work. A while back, I watched a woman apply mascara while driving her car. Yes, driving her car people! I have seen women applying lipstick, and even blush, while driving, but never mascara. That was new, and an accident waiting to happen. To me, this is worse than people talking on cell phones while driving. To put on mascara, don't you have to be looking directly at your eyeballs? I do, otherwise, I'd look like I was prepping for sunday night football (or getting ready to rob my neighbor.

I was also reminded of a conversation between two women in which one stated emphatically that "no woman should be seen doing her makeup". Not like I care either way, I've just heard people say that on more than one occasion. Then there are those other women who say that a woman should never be seen without makeup, even by her husband. That means wearing makeup to bed. That's insane to me, but whatever floats your boat. Does anyone watch Cougar Town? Courtney Cox demonstrated this perfectly. She set her alarm a half hour early to put makeup on before her "boy toy" woke up. If you feel like you need to wear makeup to bed so your husband won't leave you the next day, go for it. Whatever makes you sleep better at night. Me? Not freakin likely. Take me as "cousin it" in the morning, or don't take me at all. I'm not saying that I look like "cousin it". Close. But not quite. Nothing that a brush can't fix. And that brings me back to TV, where women are often seem wearing makeup in ridiculous situations, like crawling out of a ditch seconds after a bomb went off in a hurricane, or when they are getting out of bed (really, do you know any women who wear makeup to bed?). I've even seen women getting out of the shower wearing makeup on TV, perfectly in place of course. As far as I know, there isn't any rule that says you fellas need to wake up a half hour early just to clear the boulders out of your eyes or nose before we see you, or shave your stubble so your baby-faced at 6 a.m., etc.

Anyway, in conclusion, I just think that applying mascara while driving is a little over the top. I'm sure that you could spare two minutes out of another part of your day to do this. At the end of the day, it would keep you from looking like a complete idiot when you find yourself saying "excuse me Mr. Officer, I was busy beautifying myself and didn't realize I suddenly changed lanes and drove straight into oncoming traffic"!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Glen "Big Baby" Davis Out For 6-8 Weeks

First off, let me start by saying that I'm a huge Boston Celtics fan. I was even overly impressed with Glen Davis last season but right now, words that come to mind are bonehead. Davis is out for 6-8 weeks because while apparently his drunk friend was driving, Davis felt he needed to punch his friend in the face, in order to protect himself, subsequently breaking his thumb in the process. Self defense?! Punching the drunk driver of the vehicle of which you are a passenger is self defense? Maybe I'm weird or something but that seems like an invitation for an accident to happen. I'm not sure if him being out 6-8 weeks is a loss to mourn. After all, it's just like someone said to me last night, Kevin Garnett is back! Word has it that Davis plans to apologize to his teammates. You can read the story here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Year Of The Vampire


It seems that falling in love with a Vampire is all the rave these days. For the time being anyway. I for one have been a fan of the whole vampire thing since the classic1979 Dracula movie they used to show on ASN every halloween when I was a kid. Later followed Fright Night, another famous vampire movie from the 80's. Now, it's everywhere thanks to the huge success of Twilight. I will admit that I rather enjoyed reading the Twilight Saga and partaking in watching the movie with my 3 children. I will even admit that I plan on taking them to see New Moon, and the movies to follow as well. I am also an avid fan of the new HBO series True Blood which targets adults based on the Sookie Stackhouse series.

My beef with the whole vampire phenomenon is that it's everywhere now and it's one tv show and movie playing off another one. An example is the new show Vampire Diaries. Very similar to Twilight. I suppose young girls love that but enough already. Another example is the new movie coming out called The Vampire's Assistant. In my opinion, the movie will ruin the image of a seductive, bloodsucking, immortal creature that we all grew up on. You'll even find shelves in bookstores covered with vampire books. I just think that the media, writers, directors and so on are over doing it. My two cents.

With that said, what is your vampire flavor? Would it be "Edward" of Twilight ? "Bill or Eric" of True Blood? "Stephan or Damian" of The Vampire Diaries? Or are you just plain sick of it all?

Me? I'm a Bill Compton girl myself. Maybe it's the way he says "Sookie", like "Soo-kay" in that accent of his, lol. Can't you just hear him?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I forgot the breadcrumbs

Hansel said to Gretel, "drop these breadcrumbs so that together we can find our way home because losing our way would be the most cruel of things". I lost my way.

Do you ever have the feeling there is something that you are supposed to be doing? Not in an “oh crap, I forgot to do that kind of way", but instead in a "there’s something out there that is uniquely for me to do" kind of way. Sort of like a calling, or a destiny, or something.

Does it ever drive you nuts because you don’t know what it is? Or, maybe it's just that you do know what it is but there are circumstances surrounding it that are keeping your from it. Are circumstances considered excuses? Or, are they just that ... circumstances? I'm still trying to figure that out, thinking about it alot lately. It led me to ask myself, when making important life changing decisions, should I use my head or go with what my heart says ... or both? I've made bad choices before using both, so whose to know. You never learn the outcome until later.

Why is it that our heads and our hearts have to have such crappy contrasting opinions? Why can they not just learn to get along and come to a mutual decision?! It’s so hard to decide what you want to choose…and it just gets even worse when things are complicated by different parts of you, pulling you in different directions.

Life is all about achieving your dreams…or at least trying to get somewhere close to them. I believe that everybody has dreams, even those that are looked down upon by the majority of society…maybe due to their ethnic origin, background or even financial status. With me, it's circumstances that I don't have the power to change. It's like I have to wait them out. But again, it goes back to me possibly using these circumstances as excuses. Everyone has dreams, and everyone deserves the right to try and achieve them. Whilst our heads are good at solving problems, I think I truly believe that the way to achieving your dreams is by following your heart. Maybe it's by using a combination of both.

So, I guess once you "lose yourself or lose your way", you have two choices. Find the person you used to be and get back to your dreams, or, lose that person completely. Because sometimes you have to step outside of the person you’ve been and remember the person you were meant to be. The person you wanted to be. The person you are.

George Bernard Shaw once wrote "There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your hearts desire; the other is to gain it."

I like the second =)