Happy Monday girls (and guys)!
Sadly, no new updates for the Muse today. I have about 5 good entries to post but sadly Blogger is still in weekend mode and refuses to work for me.
Dunno what’s going on but I’m unable to upload pictures. It’s definately not a problem on my side but nothing on the maintenance page from Blogger either. Sigh.
How very irritating!
I’ve tried in several browses including Safari and no joy! So sadly, updates have to wait a while until this is fixed up!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
I needed to get my mind off a few things so I really kept myself busy this weekend! I ended up going to two movies with friends, shopping with some friends, brunch with some friends I haven’t seen in a while, helped my mum get her Easter dinner shopping done, went to visit my cousin, did Spring closet and makeup cleaning, went to a poetry reading, went to a book signing, and a bunch of other stuff. All this excluding sleep lol! I’m kidding
How about you?
What did you do this weekend?
It was major cold here. Strong winds about 26 degrees out! Brrrr! But it felt good walking along in a warm jacket and gloves. Sometimes it just feels nice to be out in the cold weather!
Updates to come as soon as Blogger decides to cooperate! This little problem should get my arse in gear to get my own website up and rolling and do away with Blogger completely!
Back to work with my lazy self!
PS Good news. I was able to locate the Horizon Blush in Pink! w00t! I’ll be reviewing it shortly
I decided to do one of these “Celebrity Look-a-likes” after seeing them on a few other blogs! I’m scratching my head wondering how my celebrity look-a-like falls into the Beyonce and Eva Langoria range!
I thought for sure after putting my picture up it would compile and come up with images of Roseanne Bar, Rosie O’Donnell, and if I was lucky by some chance maybe they’d stick Mia Tyler in there!
But I somehow got lucky. I really couldn’t care less about Eva Langoria but hell I don’t mind being compared to Beyonce but above all else they went and released my inner Asian and I’m now on par with the likes of Aya Matsuura.
I feel like I’ve arrived. Aya Matsuura! Am I awesome or what!?
Now another one I’m properly chuffed with is Brigette Bardot. Wow…I’m a sex symbol now baby!
Upload your picture at My Heritage website and tell me who your Celebrity Look-a-Likes are!
L@@K! Aren’t these darling?
I got these a few nights at this little shop in Chinatown. It’s sorta a Sanrio style store that carries all sorts of kawaii bits and bobs plus your run of the mill Hello Kitty stuffins!
I got these for makeup storage as I was running out of room for some palettes I had and thought these would not only store them but also look really sweet on my vanity! They are really slim and long and the perfect height and size for MAC quads! I got them for $1.99 USD because Sue lurves me but they are regularly $2.49 USD which isn’t bad either in my humblest opinion!
But of course I couldn’t just leave with the boxes! I ended up with these cute pill boxes as well which were $1 USD Each!
I heart Kiki and Lala! Little Twin Stars Rock
Of course I couldn’t leave without sampling the Hello Kitty warez!
I got this cute little pencil box that I’m going to use for brushes when I’m away on holiday and such! It’s large enough to hold a few and has two trays!
I ended up with this mini perfume atomizer as well! So kawaii!
And finally Sue gifted me with this cute lipstick case! It’s a long silver heart shaped tube that’ll store one lipstick. Click the little button on the side and it pops open and a mirror is on the inner cap! Cool right? Thanks Sue the Muse hearts you (she reads my blog teehee)!
Anyway that was all rather random I guess but it was all so cute, especially the storage boxes I couldn’t resist sharing!
I thought I’d share with you some of the really hysterical comments I get daily on youTube. I literally laugh myself silly sometimes at these comments and I can’t help but show you some of these because they may just amuse you too!
In order to be a video blogger you need to have really tough skin. People are brutal. I’ve had people tell me I have fat hands, I talk too much, and worst! Lucky enough the positive outweighs the negative in my entire time on youTube however I’ve never seen so many people so interested in where I get the money to buy cosmetics. I’ve taken to telling them I sell organs and rob banks! Seriously, when did it become anyone’s business where I get money to pay for anything I might own? Lordie! I guess these people didn’t have a Mum like mine growing up! If I dared ask such a question I’d get hit over the head with a broom stick or a wooden spoon (My mum’s Italian!). My mother instilled some serious manners into my sister and I and asking people where they got the money to buy something or how much it costs is a number 1 offense! That’s like seven years to life in my mother’s book!
I’m not ranting here I’m just generally amused! At first I was shocked but as I got used to youTube I realized that this was something I’d face daily and now I’m not so much shocked or hurt but just plain amazed at what people say!
Mind you these are NOT children! These are grown adults ranging from 19-35 or more! The funny thing is on a rare occasion some of these, as I dubbed them, “strange ones” follow me over to blogger and make generally rude comments. Mind you I really dislike taking away a person’s freedom of opinion and I generally want people to say what it is they are thinking but somehow these “strange ones” think it’s their god given right not only to insult me on youTube but waltz on over to Musings, pop a squat, and insult me here!
After all that babbling allow me to paste a few of my personal favorites:
OMG you breath so loud you talk and then it sounds like your gasping lol.
sorry ’bout that. I hadn’t noticed I was gasping or breathing loudly.
I doubt she noticed the sarcasm in my “sorry ’bout that…” This particular gem comes to us from a 23 year old young lady.
In my travels through youTube everyone is VERY, VERY fond of telling me about infections, eye damage, bacteria, germs, etc….as if I didn’t already know all this.
This particular comment was in reply to the fact someone had said that powders are good for at least three years. I assume she wants me to use an eyeshadow once and throw it out after 2 months!
Once you open them though, you’re supposed to throw them out wayyy earlier than that; otherwise, you’re just setting yourself up for any eye infection.
Update: No Pink Eye Yet! Phew!
As I was saying earlier people are positively fascinated with my income!
ooo mmmyyy ggooosh!!!..loopove your collection!!!!…
how mcuh money do spend on makeup??.. i mean just for 1 eyeshadow or blus..etc..cause u said u don’t buy cheap makeup liek the bodyshop..and i can’t even afford body shop cosmetics…=)..
man! u talk alot at the beginning…
where do u get all that money to buy these stuff.. u must be rich!..
anw, its quite an awesome collection
so what do you do for a job to afford all this makeup? lol
I felt like replying None of your damn business LOL but I was nice! I thought the LOL at the end was a nice touch!
woahh…..i want your makeup. each of those eye shadows are like 13 dollars!! your probably broke huh. ahahaha.
How do you afford all your goodies?! They amaze me! x
Wow! How do you afford all that stuff? Do you have a mac pro card? Either way, that is still a lot of money! I saw your stash videos. I would love to just have like a fraction of what you have!
No I don’t but damn I WISH I did!
How mutch money did all the stuff cost must have been really expensive? But everything looks so yummy and delicious!!
How do you afford to buy high priced cosmetics at one time? and do you have a mac pro store near you?
They are equally fascinated with how much I talk and aren’t shy of telling me in rude terms how much I talk:
you really do talk a lot.
but great stash
This one has a an irritated smiley at the end! I guess my talking really pissed her off! The nerve of me! Talking in my own videos!
WOW u talk alot!!!
Folks are also very fond of telling me that I giggle too much, I say ummm too much etc….
u sat “ummm” alot in this video omg lol
Well I guess you get the idea! And you can imagine that one of the main reasons I don’t do videos (and am slowly fading out FOTD pictures) anymore is because of all this drama! It’s sincerely too much of a headache to monitor comments on youTube and take out time to reply to what I consider some seriously weird comments. I’d much rather spend that time here with you guys interacting, discussing cosmetics, and just having a generally good time!
Strangely enough this post wasn’t inspired by youTube. It was actually taken from the fact that I’ve made a guest starring appearance on a few forums this week. Pictures of my stash and my self were taken from here and placed on a forum. Some of the comments were good ones but some were downright scary from what I saw. I actually wasn’t upset by anything that was said (I’ve been dubbed the “fat girl” on the forums it appears) because over the past year of blogging the written word and blogging video I’ve grown such a tough skin that none of this fails to shock me anymore or hurt me for that matter. It interests me that people find me so fascinating that they want to rip me a new a**hole without every getting to know me as a person! But oh well..to each his or her own! My take on it is I’m still the same old person I was yesterday and I’d personally never say or do anything that these people do and I take pride in that. I’m a generally nice and good person and I sadly fail to expect the same in people lately but I defiantly treasure those who have the same type of heart that I do!
Hope you enjoyed my foray into youTube!
Do feel free to comment minus the OMG WHEREZ U GETZ TEH MONIES FOR DAT!?
PS Do remember that I love each of you and 99.9% of the comments I get on Musings of a Muse are awesome so do keep chatting to me and commenting! I love hearing from each and every single one of you!
So Gene Simmons has been whoring himself on telly lately….This is off the topics of cosmetics so you might want to turn away while I babble vintage rock.
I couldn’t sleep last night so around 3 am I found myself sitting up in bed with my ultra awesome sweetest softest blanket from Bath and Body Works (I love that thing) and powering up the Tivo to catch up on Ugly Betty. It’s been weeks since the last episode and I just now got the chance to have a watch!
Much to my delight Gene Simmons popped up during the last 2 minutes of the show. Dontcha love that Gene Simmons whores himself all over TV lately? Celebrity Apprentice, Ugly Betty, Family Guy, and even SpongeBob Square Pants!
You think maybe 30 years ago Gene Simmons thought to himself “Hey when I’m 60 I think I’ll lend my ultra awesome voice to a kids show about a Sponge that lives under the sea in a pineapple! ROCK ON!” Or even better yet wouldn’t it be awesome to hear Gene sing the theme song? Holy cow I’d rock out to that.
Gene also has his own reality show on A&E called Family Jewels. As I watch Gene and his slightly dysfunctional family the thought crosses my mind of how the mighty have fallen! I can’t wrap my mind around the fact that Gene Simmons, God of Rock, has a reality show. Wow. Just Wow.
I think I was 5 and my cousin Joe, was about 17 or 18 and he’d pump up KISS on his very low end car stereo (the height of technology in our hay day) in his pimp’ed up Monte Carlo. Yup, my cousin was the Fonz. That’s right. He drove a pimp daddy, deep red Monte Carlo, wore a leather jacket, and had all the girls swooning at his feet. To this day my dad always looks back on Joe with fond memories and is in awe that he’s a family man now! Who would have thought all the grease in his head would lead to a beautiful wife and kids (sadly he doesn’t have much hair left to grease which the Muse is fond of reminding him of).
Anyway my deep appreciation for vintage rock is due to him I guess. Mostly my blog stems from the fact that I miss Joe alot lately (he hasn’t been doing so well but that’s a story for another day).
As I was watching Gene Simmons wag his tongue around on Ugly Betty last night I couldn’t help but think it would crack Joe up that this is where Gene Simmons has ended up circa 2008!
The moral of the story is we love you Gene but less cheese and more rock please! You’re killing your image!
If you’re any kind of a fan of KISS you might be tickled to know that it appears the writers of Ugly Betty have even infiltrated Paul Stanley as he’ll be on the show too shortly! Lord…what is the world coming too?
I’m predicting the future and I’m seeing Paul and Gene on Home Shopping Network next year selling anti wrinkle cream that goes on white and black and gives you the alluring charm of the Demon or the Starchild! I can’t wait till I’m 60 so I can buy it
Discuss (I imagine everyone is thinking shut up get on with the cosmetics already!)?
So it’s Valentine’s Day isn’t it?
Minor depression as my boyfriend lives in the UK but we did spend a rather awesome evening talking, being goofy, etc…!
I kinda sorta think V-Day is somewhat a bit too commercial for my likes. I don’t think I need a particular day of the year to tell someone I love them! Heck I do that everyday anyway
But I did want to take a sec to say Happy Valentine’s Day to each of you and your loved ones! It’s not all about lovers! My parents get me a V-Day pressie every year and I give them one! Same for my sis! And some special friends too!
So even if you’re single you can make it about someone else that holds a near and dear place in your heart.
Single, Married, or In a Relationship the Muse wishes you only the happiest feelings in the world on Valentine’s Day!
If I could I’d give each and every one of you a big squishy hug and some hershey kisses too (because fat content is important on Valentine’s Day!)!
I hope your day is special whatever you do!
And hey what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day then with great pick up lines from the Captain right?
You’ve been officially Shatnerized with this post! And yes the Muse believes even back then it was a hair piece! For shame William, for shame!
Dear oh Dear Spock you cheeky little monkey! Naughty! Naughty!
You seriously didn’t think I forgot about Chinese New Year did you!?
I wanted to wish all my readers in China (My stats say there are a ton of you!) a very Happy, Healthy Lunar New Year! And of course those of you stateside I wish you the same!
PS Don’t mind the pig I was loving this particular image but they didn’t seem to have a rat about hehe!
Someone had sent me a link to the New York Times article that is basically slamming beauty bloggers far and wide.
Click to read!
I thought I’d address some of what was being said in this article because I don’t want Musings of a Muse to end up slandered by any of this.
About 99% of the products I review on Musings are items I purchased with my own sweat, blood, and tears. I work a daily 9 to 5 job as a self employed insurance broker where I make money. I proceed to take my money and splurge it on cosmetics! I do not give myself the title of beauty editor, beauty reviewer, or any other important title simply because I don’t think of myself in such a manner. I’m more your average, everyday girl that’s sincerely and seriously addicted to cosmetics in a major, sickening way!
It’s rare I get products for “free” from companies and if I do you’ll only ever get my truest opinion on those items. A majority of you already know that if I don’t like something I’m definately not cutting corners when I give my opinion or review! I imagine some PR companies are scared to touch me because of my brutal slandering of a product when I hate it!
The moral of the story is I’m not here for free swag nor am I here to pimp products I don’t even like. I am, however, here to interact with each one of you and tell you my truest opinion of items I purchase with my own money not products I’ve gotten free from companies.
I am not affiliated with cosmetics companies nor do I endorse them!
The Muse is and always will be simply an everyday girl that loves cosmetics with a passion! Getting to know each of you and talking to you daily about products and life is what Musings of a Muse is about for me. I think of each of you as a close friend and it saddens me many of you are far away (most of you are in different countries) and we can’t sit down like normal folk, have a cup of tea, and chat.
Musings of a Muse started out as a silly form of entertainment for myself and to this day I am always flattered when I look at my traffic and I see how many girl’s (and guys) come to visit me here!
This is my two cents on that article. It hurts and saddens me to think that the Beauty Blogging World is portrayed in such a shady light. The fact that this article is in the New York Times really disappoints me as it’s a newspaper I read daily with great glee (especially the weekend edition).
The truth of the matter is that I’ve talked to many of bloggers across our blogging sphere and each one I’ve chatted to and become friend’s with have always been sincere in their intentions to bring readers good, solid content about items they love to use or hate!
The next time you stop by Musings or any of your favorite Beauty Blogs think of all the hard work the writer does to keep you updated on current beauty finds!
Musings of a Muse will always stay true to it’s origins, A Blog of Musings from a Cosmetic Whore.
I’ve gone and decided to make a few Resolutions for myself this year that I so know I’ll break but it’s fun making them anyway and looking back next year to see if I actually keep any of ‘em!
What are some of yours?
Mine are (in no particular order):
I’m a big fan of tea and it’s my main drink of choice (I was British in my previous life. Serious!). This year I’ve decided that I’ll add more then 64oz (8 glasses) of water into my diet. It does wonders for my skin so that’s totally an added bonus!
- I’ll stop stockpiling K-Dramas and start watching them!
I have a wicked, weird habit of purchasing the newest K-Dramas on DVD as soon as they launch on YesAsia. I literally stockpile K-Drama like it’s the end of the world and these dramas will somehow aid me during the demise of the planet. I’ve found that I’m way too busy to get through an entire set and my collection is becoming so vast that it’s taking over my DVD shelf. So this year I’ve decided that I won’t so much as glance at any K-Drama boxsets without first watching what I already have! Bloody hell I have ones that were released in ’03! How’s that for ridiculous (I also happen to do this with Bollywood, Anime and Japanese horror films! But thankfully it’s not as bad as my obsession with Korean soaps or maybe it is hmmmmm!!).
Holy cow I think I have Hotelier for 3 years now and only watched the first episode! SHEESH!
- I will only buy parts of a collection rather then entire collections!
Again, my obsessive nature gets the best of me and I find that I do the age old, collect them all, pokemon type deal with cosmetic collections! I’ve decided this year I will only buy what I need rather then entire lots of items at once! I’m ridiculously addicted to cosmetics and I’m hoping to think with my head this year and not be so compulsive with my purchases!
- I will use my limited edition products without feeling guilty!
Limited Edition cosmetics bring out the parental side of my nature. I take extra special care of items if I don’t think I’ll be able to get them again and most times I find myself not even using them which is completely and utterly shameful! I collect Chanel palettes and have some over 8 years old untouched, brand new, in the box. That’s fabulously awful and this year I’ve decided I will start breaking into my beauty vault without feeling like I’m breaking the law! I’ve already started on this resolution when I cracked open one of my bottles of Guerlain Forever Gold and went right ahead and used it! Click here for details!
I will use that eyeshadow palette this year! I will use those meteorites this year! I will! I will! Maybe! Kinda….Sorta…..
- I’ll organize my e-mail better and reply faster!
I’m terrible with e-mail! I’m unorganized and leave people awaiting replies for ages on end! It’s so utterly rude of me but in my defense I will say that I’m uber busy with life, the universe, and everything so sometimes it’s really difficult to get replies out! I have so many people I want to talk to at once and sometimes I’m just too disorganized to get replies out quickly!!!!!! This year I vow I’ll take better care of my inbox and stop avoiding the mess and start cleaning it up! It’s rather weird that I’m so unorganized when it comes to e-mail as I’m quite an organized person (hell I have my CD’s in alphabetical order and my DVD’s seperated into genres!) but it’s just one of those things I guess!
- I’ll stop giving millions of dollars to Steve Jobs (Right after MacWorld Expo 2008)
This will never happen but I thought I’d add it in anyway.
I’m gonna stop biting your Apple Steve! It’s too bloody expensive to be a Mac lover!
- I will not buy designer shoes and purses that cost more than my future child’s (if I have any that is) education!
I promise to get right on this Resolution bandwagon as soon as I have these Jimmy Choo half boots in my possession! Honest! I swear!
It’s easy enough to give up LV when J-Lo is doing scary ads for them (That disgruntled pissed off look on her face is from paying $1999999999.00 for that bag she’s holding! How do I know? I wear the same expression when leaving the store with similar bags in tow…well….maybe not…..but the blissful utopia soon ends when the credit card statement comes in the mail! J-Lo must have just gotten her statement! See how she’s ready to fling the bag at someone! “Marc Anthony get over here I need to whip your arse with this bag so I feel better about the cash I dropped on it!”)
I love shoes and I love purses and paying obscene amounts of money for them really is sick. E-Luxury sent me a Christmas card this year that must mean I’m either a good customer or I went way overboard! I need to utilize Bag, Borrow, and Steal more often! Click!
- I’ll adapt my musical tastes to the general population!
My taste in music runs from the extreme to the weird. It includes everything from Classical to J-Rock to Heavy Metal and Vintage Rock to Acid (especially Dutch Trance please thanks so much) and most definately Euro Trash oh and don’t forget Show Tunes (Can you say John Barrowman? Hey before Who and Torchwood the man had a singing career (and still does except for his tiny little mistake with his latest CD but no worries he’ll bounce back!)! I rarely venture outside of listening to any of the newer songs that can be found on regular radio stations. About 50% of my CD collection consists of Japanese Rock (I have a rather die hard crush on Gackt. I can’t help myself bish?nen really do it for me!) So basically my main problem is if you stick what’s her name..oh ya…Carrie Underwood or some other “pop” favorite flavor of the month under my nose I’ll probably sneer and turn away! So my Resolution is to accept the flavor of the month and know more about it so when someone casually mentions Carrie Underwood or that Montana girl or those three brothers what are their names? Jonie Brothers? Well if someone casually mentions these people or their songs in a conversation I can be somewhat versed on who they are instead of giving a blank stare and later replying with “Who?” Honestly, I feel rather retarded when someone mentions a popular song and I haven’t a clue about it! Another reason I’m bringing this up is because my sister Tivo’ed Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve, don’t ask me why she does this it seems rather pointless to watch this crap after the fact but she does and hey who am I to judge. Anyway she recorded it and about half the musical guests were not even remotely familiar to me. For instance, at one point on Tuesday morning I walked in and that annoying Ryan Seacrest was interviewing the Montana chick and I looked at my sister and said “Who’s that?” (and no it wasn’t because I had an extremely lately night! I generally didn’t know who the girl was!). I later realized that I should KNOW about this girl as people are literally lying to get tickets to her concert and paying huge sums of cash to attend (Thanks to Google I know all there is to know about her now!)! It’s like I’m completely out of touch with the American musical population (and I live in America! There in lays part of the problem! I should know this stuff right?!?!?!)! This year I shall educate myself on popular music!
Go from this:
- I’ll work harder on my relationship!
Ahh Edie and Michael! I can’t think of a better picture for this resolution!
Long distance relationships suck. My boyfriend lives in England (I honestly don’t think I could ever settle for a man that wasn’t English) and I live in New York (not always hopefully) and over the course of several months I feel like our relationship has hit rock bottom. I’d love to be able to pick myself up, dust myself off, and try harder to make things work better. Stop being sensitive, stop with stupid fights, be more understanding, etc…..I think we generally drive each other nuts lately (or maybe I’m driving him nuts!) and we somehow forgot how to do the thing we do best together, have a laugh. And make fun of Americans! I’m kidding, I’m kidding! I’m a yank myself why would I ever do a thing like that?! I meant to say he’ll make fun of the Americans and I’ll laugh when none are around! See? I’m patriotic and respectful to my country! In all seriousness when you’re fighting so very much with the person you love so much it’s literally kills you a little bit inside with each harsh word and causes for many a sleepless night. I wish we could just laugh again!
- I’ll take better care of my undereye area!
You read my blog so you know how obsessive I’ve been about my undereyes lately and wrinkles! 30 came in October and since then it seems my undereyes decided to say “ok it’s time for us to begin puffing up, wrinkling, and generally behaving badly”! So I’ve decided I’ll take better care of my undereye area (10 years too late but hey maybe I can reverse the damage!)! I’ve been using eye cream since I was like 18 but it appears it hasn’t done much to help with the tiny lines I see forming! I think it has to do with me and my roughness when quickly applying my concealer! This year I’m not going to smooth on I’m going to pat on gently. Wish me luck as the urge to smooth is hard upon me most mornings!
For treating my eyes overnight!
For treating my eyes throughout the day!
Be gone puffiness!
- I will absolutely NOT keep ever issue of Heavy Metal, Vogue, and Doctor Who Annual!
I plan to stick to my guns this year on this. I’m a bit of a geek (I use the term “bit of” very loosely as I wouldn’t want to admit being a full blown geek to my readers when I’ve tricked you all into believing how very posh, suave, and generally awesome I am. I’m exaggerating a little aren’t I?) so that’s where Heavy Metal and Doctor Who Annual come into play. I have issues of Heavy Metal dated back to the late 80′s sometimes I wonder if there might be a teenage boy hidden in my body or something (lord knows I hope NOT!). I do the same with Vogue, I think it stems from my hidden hope that one day I’ll meet Tom Ford and we’ll sit down, have a cuppa and pour over my backdated copies of Vogue together (and maybe he’ll realize he doesn’t want Ivan anymore and would rather play house with me! What?! A girl can dream can’t she?!)! I’m a sad little human being when it comes to Fantasy Art and Vogue. At least Doctor Who Annual can be controlled some (especially since it bloody sucks as of late) but Vogue and Heavy Metal is a bit (again I use that “bit of” terminology very loosely!) out of control at the moment. It’s really a rather sad little habit of mine and it needs to stop. I’m obviously a packrat as you can see. I’ve challenged myself to dig in and E-bay off some of my older issues of Heavy Metal without crying over them when I do it and thrash some of my issues of Vogue. My eyes are watering as I type this….
SOLD! For One Trillion dollars on E-bay (well maybe not this particular issue but I can definately find a 1977 issue that’ll nab me a $100! WAIT! I know! I can be like this guy and sell it all in a LOT! Click!)
Trash awaits me love!
You might have to pry this issue from my cold dead hands because chances are I won’t let it go while blood is still pumping through these veins!
I’m always happy to arrange a CP for lovely people but the problem is that I’m too busy to get items shipped out in a timely fashion! So I’m sitting ontop of things for ages on end while these poor, poor people await their items! I’ve resolved myself to do better with shipping CP’s out in a timely fashion! I aim to be timely and more organized with CP’s in 2008! Wish me luck!
- And finally last but never least…..be the best person I can be!
I’ve got this covered already I think as I’m not such a bad sort I’m generous, I’m very kind, I’m sweet, I have flawless good manners (Told you I was British in another life didn’t I?), I’m giving, I’m honest to a flaw….I’m the super hero type disguised in the short, round, and average suit. Well maybe not super hero…….
Hopefully I didn’t bore you too much with my Resolutions! I firgure if I have them down in written format somewhere I’ll be more inclined to keep them! Plus I have all of you to keep me on the straight and narrow path!
So….what are your Resolutions this year? Any pack rats like me?
Tell your Muse!
Just last week I was wishing each of you a Happy Christmas and now I’ve gone and blinked and a New Year is on us already!
I’m hoping this year will be a great one full of health, happiness, and love!
I practice the art of nengaj? for New Year. Nengaj? is the Japanese tradition of sending out cards to family members and friends wishing them health and happiness for the New Year. I’m not a crafty person by any means but each year a few days before New Year’s I take to making my own cards to wish all my friends and family a very Happy New Year! I think it’s a great tradition and I’ve been doing it for as long as I can remember since being introduced to it by one of my best friends who lives in Japan. Of course you can just send a card you purchased but I do love making my way to different shops in China Town to locate pretty stationary, stickers, and bits to make the cards with! It’s quite fun! This isn’t something that’s normally done here in the States. New Year’s greetings are done in person, on the phone, or in passing with a simple “Happy New Year” that’s uttered quickly. Of course I take the time out to say Happy New Year but it’s a nice little surprise to get a card in the mail wishing a person well for the New Year!
Well…anyway the moral of the story is I think we sometimes forget in the rush of Christmas to remember how important the New Year is. It’s a fresh start. A time for new beginnings. A time to remind ourselves of the things that are truly important in life. To remind our friends and our family how much we love and appreciate them.
Christmas and pressies are lovely but I hope you all remember how important the New Year is too!
Many Wishes for a Happy, Healthy New Year that’s filled with new beginnings! Adventures are to be had! Take full advantage of life because my dear, dear friends it’s far to short to spend it with a frown on your face
-Your Muse (for this year and hopefully many more to come!)
The Muse figures she’ll be quite busy this weekend and won’t have much time for posting so she wanted to wish each of you and your families a very, very, very Happy Holiday Season! Only my warmest wishes to each of you for a beautiful Holiday!
Eat, Drink, Be Merry but remember what John Lennon asked us in 1971, “So This is Christmas and what have you done?”