Pieces of Life

Tagged! I’m It! Random Facts You Didn’t Know About the Muse

The beautiful Kia from Yummy411 has tagged the Muse to spill some Random Facts About Me that you may or may not already know!

I’ve been tagged before but I failed to come through on it. EEP! Sorry whoever tagged me before! I’m terrible at these little games!

Ok so six things you may not know about me.

1. I have two small teacup Chihuahua a la Paris Hilton hehe! They are my kids, my babies. I love them silly!

2. I love Zombies. George Romero is my hero. I collect all sorts of strange films featuring zombies. Stuff you may have never heard of. Budget films, crazy grindhouse movies, etc…anything that features zombies and I’m all over it!

3. I’ve traveled quite a bit! I sincerely love traveling and I’ve done my fair share of it in my 30 years. I go to England at least once a year, I’ve been to Japan, Thailand, All over the Islands, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Holland, Germany, Tons of US States (Illinois, Florida, California, Nevada, Texas, Hawaii, Maine, Louisiana, etc…etc…etc….)…I’m sure I’m missing some! Since I mentioned places I’ve been I should mention places I am dying to go too those would be Egypt, Singapore, Korea, Washington State, Australia, India, etc….etc…! My family used to spend entire Summers in Europe every year and it gave me a great love of being abroad and just enjoying visiting new places!

4. I’m extremely geeky. If you think makeup is my passion you’d be wrong. I’m more of a geek than a makeup lover. I go to Sci/Fi Conventions, Computer Conventions, I’m a trekkie type. I enjoy anything and everything that has to do with the geeky world of science and computers.

5. I am not a makeup artist, I do not work in the makeup or fashion industry, and I do not possess a pro card. I can’t tell you how many times I get asked that icon wink

6. I have one older sister whom I get on with famously. We are not only sisters but the best of friends as well. She’s actually 12 years older then me but it never feels that way! We are always like two little kids, giggling constantly, etc…!

That’s it. And it was kinda hard trying to figure out six things you may not already know about me!

My comment box is open! Tell me six things I don’t know about YOU!

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Lee Jun Ki or Shin Sung Woo?

Ok I need some help.

I’m debating with myself on ordering two DVD’s so I thought I’d ask you lovely ladies to see if you’ve seen them yet.

First one is Virgin Snow.

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I heart Lee Jun Ki in a major way. He’s so bloody cute and all that emo crying in My Girl just makes me want him more! I really should feel like biatch slapping him after all that sniffling but it just made me sit there with a box of tissues while yelling at the telly screen “Pick me damnit! Pick me!”

I admit the fact that the cover art displays his hair all chopped off is slightly turning me off but he did look kinda sorta hot with it cut short in Time Between Dog and Wolf BUT even though it was short it still had the fem edge too it. Seriously obviously Lee Jun Ki is hot because he got a major bish?nen vibe going on. Don’t even deny you don’t think he’s hot because of that! I’ll call your lie out if you do!

The Muse no likey short hair!
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Ahhh much better! The Muse likey alot! Why oh why did he chop it all off?
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Anyway!

Who’s seen Virgin Snow? And is it worth buying?

Second on my list is Country Princess.

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Obvious reasons why I want this. Shin Sung Woo.

But I dunno I’m not so into the story line!? Seems to typically K-Drama for me.

Anyone see it?

Comment box is open! I could sure use the recommendations as I don’t wanna splurge out $70 for a new K-Drama that’s going to put me to sleep and as for Virgin Snow it’s not so expensive but I’m in high debate if I want it. I could always turn the volume off and just stare at the screen drooling but then it’d cost me $20 to do that!

So give me recs!

Thank ye!

The Muse loves you with all her heart!

PS JUST THESE TWO! Please don’t hang out in my comment box being evil and recommending me K-Drama’s left and right otherwise I won’t likes you any more! You know how I am when it comes to this stuff and if you start rec’ing me titles I’m going to end up with a cart full of 24 episode Korean Dramas! Be nice to the Muse she hasn’t even watched the last one’s you recommended her!

I’m kidding of course icon wink I love when you guys rec me stuff but be gentle as I’m picturing the comments flying now about what I should or shouldn’t be watching and my cart getting bigger and bigger and bigger as I trust your opinions on this serious, serious matter hehe!

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Happy Monday!

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 icon wink

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!

Anyway!

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!

Cheers!

PS Good news. I was able to locate the Horizon Blush in Pink! w00t! I’ll be reviewing it shortly icon wink

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Ghost Hunters Return: Uh Oh Another One of Those Non-Cosmetic Posts

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w00t! Ghost Hunters returned tonight!

The Muse has set the Tivo and recorded every juicy minute (when I’ll get a sec to watch it is anyone’s guess!)!

Don’t get me wrong I’ve been enjoying Ghost Hunters International but I was missing Tango in a major way! The Muse crushes on Tango in a rather strange way! What’s not the like? He stutters slightly, he’s twitchy as hell, and he looks like he might fall over if I blow on him but hey he hunts ghosts that’s enough for the Muse! I met Tango at a geeky Fangoria style convention about a year and a half ago and can I tell you he’s as neurotic in real life as he is on the telly but still damn cute! Sadly, I don’t have pics as I was being as neurotic as he is when I met him! I may have even developed some sorta stutter! Imagine if I met a real celebrity? I’d fall over and have convulsions!

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So an anonymous poster had posted in my Lestat blog and said that “she loves the random geeky bits…” I can’t begin to tell you how properly chuffed I was when I read that! I got that warm, fuzzy feeling in the pit of my stomach and I felt like I had accomplished something for the geeks of the world! YES I’ve evolved and become not only your makeup guru but your geek god! I rock!

Kidding.

Seriously I was super proper happy that she was enjoying content that was geeky in nature minus the cosmetic side.

Thus this particular post came alive after I got her comment because I sincerely want to share the joys of the Ghost Hunters with possible fans in Cosmetic Land.

Granted Ghost Hunters has gone from somewhat scary to “oh my god this is so fake” to “wow Jason looks strange being bald and all and having a beard” to “warning: Purely for entertainment purposes only”.

I’m saddened by the fact that Ghost Hunters has taken the commercial path and choose endorsement over science. I’m not a big believer in ghosts in all honesty (I am a believer in aliens if that counts?!) but during the first season of Ghost Hunters they had me slightly believing that maybe just maybe it was true. But it slowly went downhill soon after and I was unable to take much of it seriously. Over the course of it’s run I’d say it was from being sorta believable to being hopelessly full of bologna!

Anyway even if it is for entertainment purposes I still enjoy it in a major way! I’m actually quite saddened the team has dwindled down so much and all the awesome people I enjoyed laughing at (Brian anyone?) are long gone.

However, at least I get to see Brian and Barry make fools of themselves in England, Scotland, Etc…Seriously what’s better then Brian in England running around like an idiot!

The team has since added that Kris or Chris chick who I find deeply annoying! The original cast is pretty much null and Jason, Grant, Steve, and Tango are all that remains but I get my kicks where I can and enjoy it even minus half the originals.

Personally the Muse wants a show named Ghost Hunters Dave Tango Style but I doubt it’ll happen but if you want to start a petition give a yell!

Love GH?
Hate it?
Heart Tango?

Tell the Muse!

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I Heart youTube!

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:

Comment:
OMG you breath so loud you talk and then it sounds like your gasping lol.

My reply:
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!

Comments:

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

cheers~

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:

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you really do talk a lot. icon neutral
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!

Comment:
WOW u talk alot!!!

Folks are also very fond of telling me that I giggle too much, I say ummm too much etc….

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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!?

Hehe!

Cheers!

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!

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