Friday, November 25, 2011

My Coma List. Part 1.

While blog surfing yesterday I discovered Bourbon & Pearls on the blog roll of Rich Life (on a budget).  The post I read brought up the idea of a coma list...as in, the instructions to leave in the event you get hit by a bus and fall in to a coma...it was actually quite funny believe it or not.



It made me think about what I would want my loved ones to do if I were utterly incapacitated.

1. Pray: 'nuff said

2. Personal Grooming:  Keep my eyebrows tweezed, my lip hair bleached, my eyelashes tinted, my hair washed regularly and sometimes styled with a brightly coloured scarf. Oh, and leg and toe hair should be maintained as well...if even only on a monthly basis.

2. Stimulation:  Please play music continually, even while you are spending hours talking to me.  I understand music plays an incredible role in repairing the brain.... no modern crap please, keep it to the classics.  You know, like when artists actually wrote thoughtful and meaningful lyrics and then sang them without mindless one word repetitions and auto tuners....oh, except Cher, I love that "Believe" song!

3. Spend Hours Talking To Me:  read to me, tell me about your day, explain what the doctors are doing, tell me who wore what where.

4. Surveillance:  Please have cameras set up to monitor me and have someone on surveillance duty 24-7. I won't go into why I'm paranoid about my helpless, unresponsive body left in the hands of strangers in a busy hospital that allows admittance to anyone and everyone.  Just do it.

5. Fun:  Make up a really fantastical, super-dee-duper story of why I was in a coma in the first place.  Then, when I come to, tell me the story and the truth.  We'll see if I can guess the right one.

6. Children:  If I have young children at the time please make sure they draw me a picture every day.  Put their name and date and age on the back of each one.  Also, take photographs and videos of them - everyday.  Even the boring mundane stuff, especially the boring mundane stuff.  Make sure they know who the Beatles and Audrey Hepburn are.

that's it for now....

what's on your list?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Beyonce Can Count

Well...maybe that's too generous.....

Boyz II Men can count (they even know Roman Numerals! We will discuss spelling another day)...



and Beyonce just made it more fun....




kinda like a little R&B Feist...




but with dash more Audrey... and who doesn't want more Audrey?!




sigh.  Audrey.

 Audrey Heburn How To Steal A Millon film

Beyonce in Countdown video

While I simply cannot muster the imagination required to picture Audrey Hepburn telling us ladies to "Grind up on it girl, show him how you ride it" or that she has a "boo boo rider" it's a fun video with a very 60s/Audrey Hepburn aesthetic.  I enjoy it.  (I like Feist as well, but she seems to have an issue counting forward...the number 7 is mysteriously omitted.)

There you go Beyonce -  I like one of your songs, even the video too.  Now you can sleep at night.

ps, You look nice in clothes; your boobs are more boobalicious in that black turtleneck than any of your usual plunging necklines.  Remember, we don't need to see you naked, or any state resembling naked...just your Boo does...I guess?




Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Sunday Morning

Today was an extra special day at church....not only was my dad speaking on his recent mission trip to the Dominican Republic, but my sister surprised us by showing up with her new baby, my nephew!  This marked J's first church service.  He was very well behaved and at break time he was definitely the most popular guy in the room!
my sis, J, and Deb

he loves his mama!

ok, is this not the funniest picture ever?!  Look at Deb and J's face!

This is me introducing my father-in-law to my 5 week old nephew.  My father-in-law is the pastor of our church and he thought J's first church service was a special occasion!  I agree.


Yesterday hubby and I visited with my sis and her family for lunch.  We brought over pizza and garlic fingers while sis provided salad and dessert!  It was a nice visit and, of course, pictures were taken.

mother and son

those eyes!

Sis's dog... so cute!


Sis says when he gets sleepy he covers his eyes.  He always kind of rubs his eyes and constantly moves his little fingers.  She said the other day she was talking to him while he was laying in his little rocker and he put his hands up and covered his ears!  I think he's going to have a spunky personality just like his mother - that said, he is remarkable quiet and content.  He smiles in his sleep.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Dressing for The Donald


Last month I was asked to do makeup for Donald Trump.  Yes, THE Donald Trump.  He came to my city, along with Rudy Giuliani and Danny Williams for a speaking engagement called SPARK.  I was hired to be on hand should any of the men need a touch up before going on stage.   

I was a little nervous and a little excited and very unsure about what to wear.  I knew I would be backstage the whole time, I knew I had a be comfortable and professional looking, and I knew that even if I wore the most expensive thing I owned it would not compare to anything The Donald considered quality.  So, I went with the idea that fit and style should be the most important element and decided on this little black dress.

This particular dress is actually from the maternity section of Walmart.  Go figure.
I paired it with black panty hose and knee high patent leather boots by Franco Sarto.

I needed the confidence boost that only a heel can give, if even just a kitten heel.

I was given an all access pass and taken to the back stage area.  Our green room was right beside Donald's dressing room. 
me and my all access pass


our green room

I got a sneak peak inside the dressing room before Donald arrived.  Not as fancy as I expected, but what does one really do to fancy up a men's locker room at a sports arena?  They had brought in leather couches, cold drinks and food.

 Donald was the last speaker and didn't even arrive in the building until about 15 minutes before he was due on stage.  Time is money and it would seem he has none to spare!


None of the men required my services and I had to go to work before I had the chance to meet any of them. But, it was cool to be a fly on the wall and I did get to hear everyone speak.  One of the backstage volunteers said the Donald's security guard pulled out a bronzer compact right before Donald walked out and handed it to him.  He bronzed himself, sprayed his hair, and went on stage.  
Lifestyles of the rich and famous.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Scarves!

Have you seen this yet? I just got a new scarf (shhhhh...hubby doesn't read the blog) and I'm excited to try some of these looks.  I think The Bunny Ear is my new favourite....and maybe The Magic Trick...


after I watched this video I clicked the link to her blog where she explains how she and her hubby made the video...soo much effort and worth every bit of it.  I think this is one of the most well done video tutorials I've ever seen.

...in other scarf news have you seen this DIY tshirt scarf tutorial yet?!





Aren't these scarves super cute and the best part is....no sewing!  You can just tie them in a knot, use a broach or even....a hair elastic with a fancy do-dad on it.

source
Happy Scarving Peeps!  Stay warm....winter is a coming

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Joy in the form of a lamb named Bea

I was watching America's Funniest Home Videos with my husband tonight for some much needed levity and we saw this video...and LOST IT.  I'm telling you, it must be because I was stressed this week, but I laughed so hard I cried and couldn't even get words out.  Hubby giggled like a girl.

This is my official request: Santa, I want a lamb for Christmas.



Hubby says no to the lamb (so far....but I'm working on it) but said yes to the Slow Loris.
What is a 'slow loris' you ask?  I'm not quite sure yet myself, but it is freakishly cute and I'll take what I can get.  If it's covered in fur then I want it.



Now I'm off to investigate the acquisition of a slow loris....  Carmel, do they have these things in your neck of the woods?

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