Pieces of Life

Ahhhh Youth

My mum convinced me that I’d be doing a “good deed” if I dressed as a little elf last night. Yes. Tis true. I dressed as an elf.

God.

The things I won’t do for my mum.

Anyway.

She had this senior get together thingy (she hates when I call her senior but damn if I don’t get joy from it) and she dresses as Santa every year and every year she somehow convinces me that playing an elf to her Santa is an absolutely AWESOME idea (I just think I feel guilt because my dad and sister have already said absolutely NO WAY! Thus that leaves me!).

Anyway.

I went to my parents house late yesterday afternoon to pick up “Miss Santa Claus” and wandered around as she got her bits together.

And let me tell you my mum is big on pictures. She has pictures of everything we’ve done as a child. I’m talking first spit, first poo, first snot, etc……if my sister and me did it, it’s liable she has a picture of it somewhere (where as my dad is the utter opposite! He carries around a keyring with the three of us in a photo. He claims it’s to remind him how he went crazy!)

I’ve never seen such a mother so proud of her daughter’s first snot like my mum! She’s the type to whip out some embarrassing photo at random moments and coe at how awesomely gorgeous my sister and I are (did I mention she’s blind? I’m kidding! I’m kidding!).

My mum is the type to tell me, “Pick me up at 1 on the dot and don’t be late”. Meanwhile I have to wait 15 hours while she gets her rubbish together before we can actually leave her house and get to our destination.

So yesterday I was waiting for her and she yells from upstairs to gather the cookies and such on the dining room table and I wandered in to gather them up and I was faced with the doom of staring at the life size image of my graduation picture on the dining room wall.

Pray tell. Who does this to their children?

So here are twin life size photos. One of me, one of my sister Jo on the dining room wall. God. The horror.

The sad news is I have to face this every time I have dinner at my parents house. The really bad news is company has to as well (those poor, poor people).

The good news is yesterday I realize that in 13 years since I graduated High School I haven’t changed one bit!

I’m seriously considering bottling some of my youth and selling it on E-bay!

No but seriously I must be doing something right in my skincare routine because nary a wrinkle mars my face, an age spot, a single gray hair, or any other signs of aging have occurred as of yet! Maybe I should be quiet before I jinx myself and knock wood!

I turned 30 this year and I can still get away with saying I’m 17…..

Hmmm…..Maybe when I’m 60 I can tell people I’m 30.

I chalk it up to expensive cosmetics, skincare, and good genes as my mum looks damn good for her age too (this from a lady who washes her face with Ivory soap and walks out of the house without foundation, blush, or lipstick for the past 150 years of her life).

An unflattering picture of the Muse and her mum

Well…anyway to embarrass myself further I give you my High School grad photo from almost 13 years ago (granted I can’t get away with the Peaches and Cream face look anymore! Now I have to layer on foundation and blush to even resemble this image)!

Behold Greatness (I kid, I kid):
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I believe back then there was no such thing as tweezers or something (Have to have some excuse for my awful untamed brows)!

Ah youth!

Count your blessing at how lucky you are I’ve shared such an embarrassing photo with you!

But it’s a darn fun post isn’t it and a good excuse to pimp Lush!

Check out the Muse’s skincare regime by clicking here.

And no cheeky comments about how dorky I look or how much weight I’ve gained *groan*!

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The Muse Wants a Bathroom She Can Play Baseball In



I’ll need a credit card that’s got no limit…..

The Muse has decided to trade her life for fortune and fame! She’s even going to cut her hair and change her name!

Hehe…a girl can dream icon smile

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Rouge Deluxe Joins The Beauty Blog Network

I’d like to take a moment to welcome my good friend Iris into the Beauty Blog Network icon wink

Her passion for cosmetics is a welcome addition to the network!

Welcome Iris icon smile

I’m so glad you’re here!

Yay!

I know a majority of you probably already have but if you haven’t for some reason do take sometime out to visit her @ Rouge Deluxe!

I guarantee you won’t regret it if you’re a big lover of Japanese Cosmetics (or makeup in general)!

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The Inner Geek Minus the Cosmetic Geek

If you happen to be as geeky as the Muse you’ll enjoy this clip I came across while wondering around on Wil Wheaton’s blog this morning!

Absolutely nothing to do with cosmetics but I really need a good laugh and a smile today and most times when I am reading Wil’s blog or seeing some keynote he’s done here and there I just have to laugh! Seriously, who doesn’t love a Geek that’s animated when speaking?

My favorite part is the “Enterprise” reference!

Enjoy!

Just to add I’ve seen Wil speak at several conventions, etc..prior to this and to watch it on video and see it in person is probably quite different but you can still feel his “life” in his words!

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Mr Darcy aka Jonny

Many of you have e-mailed (like 80 e-mails lol), commented, etc….on Mr Darcy aka Jonny icon wink

Jonny is fine. He had his appendix burst last week and was rushed to the hospital to have it removed. The Muse was quite distressed (what’s a Muse without a Darcy?) over this as she’s so far away from him but he’s quite alright and out of the hospital. I believe his sole problem during all this drama was the fact that the chips weren’t to his liking at the hospital (He’s a vegetarian and the menu choices were limited from what I understand! But hey when is hospital food, good food, right?) icon wink

In all seriousness it was quite an episode and he could have, god forbid, died. After his first surgery they wanted to go in for a second surgery which was terrifying as hell. But luckily his meds set in and the surgery was canceled.

I’m positive he’ll be tickled (or embarrassed) at how many of you expressed concerned over his health! And hey if you’re really nice maybe he’ll offer to show you his scar icon wink

Thanks for caring guys!

Many Hugs to all of you!

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