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in search of halloween... 2012 [part 3]

just a few final images to take us through to all souls' day...

let the last one be a reminder to you all :: don't drive drunk, no matter what you might be driving.

two more days 'til halloween silver shamrock ♧

me :: thanks a lot, now i have the "halloween 3" music stuck in my head.

dom :: hey, it's not my fault, you're the one who started humming it.

me :: yes, but you put the idea in my head by posting "halloween 3" pictures on facebook. you can't just put "halloween 3" out there and expect people not to get the music stuck in their heads.

dom :: that's ridiculous. post that and ask people. no one else gets the "halloween 3" music stuck in their head that easily.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.



so please remember, as you're trying to pry that loose from your brain cells later tonight, that it's dom's fault not mine.

making faces :: happy halloween!

my initial idea for a halloween costume was to go as a binder full of women. after all, it's timely, simple and wouldn't really require much in the way of work. slap a sandwich board on me and that's it. by definition, the binder would be full of at least one woman.

then i realised that our plans involved going out to a club and that i might want something a little more conducive to dancing. so then i had another idea...

if you follow me on instagram or twitter or are friends with me on facebook, you may have noticed a bunch of hints that i dropped as to what my costume actually was. if you missed them [or ignored them because you didn't know what i was talking about], here they are:




have you guessed? if not, the answer is revealed after the break...

in search of halloween... 2012 [part 2]

here's a few more images to put you in the spirit of the season. i'm personally heading out for the evening in my costume, which i just spent some quality time stitching together. have i ever shared how much i hate sewing? i really hate sewing. i am a horrifically clumsy person, so trying to do precise work with a small pointy object is just something that should never happen. but my love of a good costume outweighs my hatred of sewing, apparently.

















ok, that last one is in no way a photo of anyone's halloween decorations, but come on, doesn't he just look so seasonally perfect? [please say he does, hecubus never looks scary at all and i think it's giving him a bit of a complex. it would probably help a lot if i told him people on the internet thought he looked scary.]

dear america

hi, it's me. we've spoken about the 2012 election. i still bemoan the loss of "the republicans", my absolute favourite television show. i was able to enjoy it then because i was content in the belief that there was no chance in hell that you were actually going elect one of those clowns, but since i see that the scales have, improbably, started to tip in mitt romney's favour, i feel it's time we had a little talk about you, your leadership choices and the rest of the world.

now i don't mean to pick at one of your historical scabs, but do you remember that previous guy? the one who nobody but you ever liked? i'll admit, we were occasionally a little nasty about the way we let you know our opinions.



but we want you to understand: there were reasons we thought that way. that guy had a tendency to start wars in places he knew nothing about for reasons only he understood. he wasn't much interested in finance and so he figured he'd just let the mone…

i'm probably happier not knowing

i like to check what search terms lead to my blog, because, along with tracking which posts are the most popular, it's a good way of gauging what readers would like to see more of. some terms, of course, are just linked to a popular image that shows up high in google searches. others are actually indicative of what people are looking for. searches for dark coloured lipsticks- whether specific shades or in general- often lead here, which makes sense. searches for information on specific mental disorders often lead here, because of the currently dormant "mental health mondays" posts. i get that.

others are a little stranger, like "how do i apply lipstick from the tube?" or "where is my bipolar located?"

and others still are downright disturbing. you don't want to know how many searches for "anorexic porn" end up here. [specifically ending up on the "mental health mondays" piece about anorexia, which does have a nude, but clearly …

in search of halloween... 2012

since i'm working in an office again, i don't have as much time for october walks as i did last year, but that doesn't mean i'm not on the lookout for some great halloween. here's a few examples of what i've seen thus far. i will say that, although i haven't been able to search as carefully, i also find that the decorations have been late emerging this year. i suspect that next weekend will really be the time to capture halloween in all its glory. keeping my fingers crossed that the nearly constant rain will have lifted by then.













making faces :: scary stuff [part two]

a while back, i posted pictures of myself wearing blue and aqua shadow, something that's always a bit intimidating for me. i'm still a little shy of brighter shades of blue, but putting it out there did seem to help me confront my cosmetic fear and so i thought i'd bring the theme back once more, since we're now in the season of fear. and so, ladies and gentlemen, i present to you something else that makes me tremble with fright: nude lips.

this is such a finicky thing to pull off, because, done properly, it looks very sexy and pairs incredibly well with a smoky eye [which i love] and seems to enhance the skin. done improperly, it makes it look like you pinned pieces of undercooked chicken schnitzel on your face. and what's truly scary is that the difference between schnitzel and sensual is much finer than it should be.

this isn't, of course, the first time that i've posted pictures of me with a nude lip, but most times, i have to admit that i cheat 'nu…

friday favourites 19.10.12

yes, there is a plague on my house. i still haven't determined if it's whooping cough, but i do know that it's enough to have knocked me off my feet for the day. generally, if you get up and you're coughing so much that applying moisturiser is enough to exhaust you, you might want to rethink your plans for the day. and so i have. i am at home, focusing on getting the oxygen in and out and every now and again rising from the bed to sit at the computer for a few minutes, just to break up the tedium.

in theory, i could write, but that theory is predicated on me having functioning braincells. however,  since i'm accidentally telling my boss that i'm ordering eyeballs through the post and i was convinced yesterday that dom sent me a message saying he was showering and changing so he could go eat cat food [get cat food was what it actually said], i think it's fairly clear that i don't. if it wasn't, please be aware that i started that last sentence by ty…

happy post something weird about yourself on the internet day

me :: oh wow! are those my eyes in that box?

my boss :: what?

me :: are those my eyeballs that i ordered from europe?

my boss :: WHAT???

me :: wait- drops! i ordered eye drops from europe for testing. i kinda got my words mixed up.

i wish that were a figment of my imagination, but that's a verbatim transcript of a conversation, which i blame wholly on the fact that i have a cough that won't leave and being sick is distracting. [hey, maybe i was right about having the whooping cough after all.]

gurus and common sense say that you're supposed to be careful what you say or put on the internet, but really, i think that posting this sort of conversation is just fair warning. now you know that when i'm feeling sick, i don't think right and may either get my words screwed up or order body parts from other countries [because now i'm just sort of hoping that it was eye drops that i ordered.]

so let's just declare this "post something weird about yourself on t…

on thin ice

movie review :: the girl with the dragon tattoo

i'm not normally a consumer of popular literature. i haven't read "50 shades of grey" and i've never managed to slog through a stephen king novel [shorter works, yes, but i just haven't been able to stick it out through the longer ones], but i do occasionally dip my toes in the popular pool when it comes to a decent mystery. i gave into temptation and read "the davinci code" only to be left feeling like i'd just had my intelligence insulted. so it's been a while since i've given best-sellers a chance.

that's probably why i came to stieg larsson's "the girl with the dragon tattoo" by way of the original swedish made-for-television film. [in sweden, made-for-television doesn't have the same stigma that it does here. think of it as you would a showtime or hbo original.] having seen it and having guessed that there was detail in the book that didn't get captured in the…

making faces :: love at first bite?

when i wrote up my list of formulas to find and formulas to avoid during the dry season, i did mention that i would have a review of toronto-based bite beauty coming up. in fact, i've been planning on this for a long time. how long? this long:

yeah, that's me with my full-on black hair, something i've been missing a little this week [the colour, not the hair itself], but that's another story.

in the photo, i'm wearing a lipstick by bite called "carmenere", which was the first product i picked up from them. in the last few months, i've accumulated another full size lipstick and a couple of little "goody bags", each containing two miniature lipsticks and a gloss. so, yes, that first shade really did whet my appetite.

as it happens, whetting the appetite is exactly what bite products should do, because they're pretty much the only cosmetics that are made with eating in mind. no, that doesn't mean they last through a meal [they don't…

a definable moment in time [fiction serial], part 117

more like space: a definable moment in time [a fiction serial] cont...


“My name is David. We met at Moebius. And at the restaurant upstairs. We had dinner together with my friends Chris and Daniel and your friend-“
“Louise.” Adela pictures herself drinking beer, two young men playing chess. Louise. “One of your friends- he and Louise…” Adela can’t think of a polite way to express it.
“Yes, although I promise you, he’s harmless to her.”
“Is he harmful to other people?”
“I suppose everyone is under the right circumstances.”

friday favourites 12.10.12

dom emailed me at work today to tell me he saw snowflakes falling.

let me be clear: dom emailed me from the comfort of our home, where he sat in his jammies and a comfy sweater with our petite, buddha-like siamese curled over his lap and arm, reviewing footage of a music video he shot last night which is technically work, but doesn't count as much because he enjoys it, emailed me in my office in the suburban hinterland from whence i would have to return by myself, in the gloomy half-darkness, depending on the stm's perplexingly unpredictable suburban bus service, as i sat trying to write a seven hundred word media piece recapping a three year biosciences study that i can't pretend to understand, which is really something i thought would end when i graduated from university, to let me know that more than two weeks before halloween, snow was falling.

hey, i don't mind a little snow, but i have a strict "no flakes before samhain" policy that i wish mother natur…