Tag Archive | humor

The Art of Falling Down

https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2017/how-to-fall-safely.html

This is a great article for baby boomers.  I’m a klutz, and have fallen down more times than I care to count.  My most recent spill was while on vacation.  I was taking a photo and fell backwards over a curb.  Thank goodness some bushes broke my fall.

I am currently recovering from knee replacement surgery.  It’s winter here in Wisconsin and I’m deathly afraid of taking another tumble while trying to walk with a cane.

Fortunately for me, I do know how to fall.  When I was a kid, I was always fighting with my two older brothers.  They use to chase me around the house, and outside I would always be tripping on something.  I learned how to tuck and roll.  I never really got hurt except for a few scrapes here and there.

Just last week we had our first snowfall, and my car windows were ice covered. I worked late and had to scrape my car off.  The parking lot was empty, and I was thinking “crappity crap crap, if I fall down, who is going to help me?”

As you get older though, falling down is no joke. I am forever looking down when I walk.   It’s really important to watch where you are going when traveling in a foreign country.  I have found out the hard way that other countries do not have the same construction standards we have in the United States.

I think it’s important to not be carrying so many things at once. I carry a purse and lately a backpack when I go to work.  I constantly see people looking at their phones when they go anywhere, and looking down.  Is someone texting you or whatever more important than your safety? I do wonder sometimes.

Hitting one’s head as you get older can lead to serious problems. Lucky for me when I wiped out on vacation, I was wearing a wig and a hat, and they both protected my head when I fell.

Be safe out there my friends.

A grandma about to fall down the ground

 

 

Dang, this guy has got it going on!

As I always say moderate exercise is great for you and dancing is excellent.. but not necessarily in the middle of rush hour traffic!! Uploaded by lasvista2tech I dare you not to get dancing to the music…

via Smorgasbord Afternoon Video Rewind – Traffic Cop – Michael Jackson …in traffic. — Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

The superficiality of social media

Seems like a bit of an oxymoron to me.  While I do have a blog, I don’t post every minute action of my life to social media.  I’m old school (or just old according to my teenage son) whereas I have a Facebook account.

Why do people feel the need to share everything on social media? Is it the need to be validated by others? I’ve connected with many old friends on Facebook, which is great, but you won’t see what I made for dinner the night before. I recently saw a photo of a Facebook friend’s minor child, bloodied in the ER.  His first stitches she gasped. The kid looked mortified.

Another post was a friend who went on TV without having eyebrow make up on.  People commenting that she was so brave, WTF! Granted she was on an infomercial program for her cosmetic studio, but brave for going out without her eyebrows on?? Brave is someone who runs into a burning building and rescues people or pets.

What about the person who posts 50 plus photos of their child’s birthday, first tooth, etc.  Or the people who post cryptic messages, begging people to ask them why they are sad, mad, fat, etc.?? Why do people feel the need to put so much of their lives out there for the whole world to see?  Does anyone really care? I know I don’t. I have a distant relative who once posted 500 photos of her kid’s sporting event.

When did we as a society become so completely self-absorbed? While I may take photos of my food when I dine out, it’s because I write reviews for TripAdvisor, Google, etc.  What happened to living in the moment instead of photographing the crap out of it and posting it all on social media?

I recently attended a function called China Lights.  It was Chinese sculptures entirely made of silk that had lights on the inside.  It would have been so much better if every person in front of us didn’t have to stop and take endless selfies. I could see one or two, but every flipping sculpture had a multitude of knuckleheads taking a crap ton of photos. I went last year and took some photos, but it wasn’t very crowded, and I made sure I wasn’t in anyone’s way.

I’m always amazed when I see some viral video where something terrible is happening to someone, and people stand around filming it.  What happened to being a decent human being and helping the person instead? What a concept!

I wish more people would be more involved in helping others than documenting every mundane aspect of their lives on social media.  I have more respect for the unassuming person who helps others, not the braggarts who feel you need to see what they had for breakfast.

social_media_freak 10-22-17

Fix a dent! Holy crapitoly! It’s freaking awesome!

Happy Sunday! I love YouTube!  It’s amazing what kind of stuff you can learn by watching endless beauty videos.  I was binge watching some wig videos recently, and picked up this little gem.

The lady on the video used eye lash glue to fill in a line between her eyes. Hmm, sounds interesting. I have a deep line between my eyes, but most notably I have a dent in my forehead.  I opened my car door on my head about three years ago, and it never filled back in.  My doctor told me that the skin literally moved and will never move back.  I’ve looked in to getting some sort of filler, but that’s expensive and not a permanent fix.  I also have some chicken pox marks on my forehead as well.  Basically a hot mess!

Check me out:

Dented forehead 2-5-15

I did a blog post a few years ago about my dented forehead. I didn’t realize how obvious it was until I was doing a make up post. I’m very self conscious about it.  I try to wear my hair over it for the most part. But my bangs are getting thinner too, so it basically sucks balls.

Well, I tried this eye lash glue trick, and holy crap! I think for my first try, it turned out really well. I put the glue on, let it dry completely.  Next I dabbed on some Wet n Wild Photofocus concealer in light ivory using a mini beauty blender sponge. I then put a very thin layer of Covergirl Simply Powder foundation in ivory. I almost cried when I saw how good it looked.  I also used it on some of my wrinkles and the pox scars. I almost forgot the e.l.f. Natural Lash Kit  that I paid a whopping $2 for.  I already had the other items.  I’m very happy with the results, check me out.

 

Here is everything I used:

Fix a dent 10-15-17 kit

The glue is clear and very easy to use. I don’t have any foundation on the rest of my forehead.

You remove the glue with a warm washcloth. I tried Ardell lash glue first, but it didn’t do anything.

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Oh those darn millenials!

So I was sitting with one of my staff  doing some training today.  She was writing an email and used & instead of and. OMG! I told her I wasn’t being a grammar snob, but you may not want to use that in a business email. She said she did that all the time. F*&k!  We are doomed! LOL!

Millenials 9-21-17

Luxhair How Wig Collection by Tabatha Coffey review

Happy Sunday!  Browsing the Sunday paper today, I found an ad for Tuesday Morning.  I rarely go there, but the ad today had  Luxhair How wigs by Tabatha Coffey for $9.99! I own several hair pieces but I never wear them.  I just can’t seem to get them to match with my own hair.  I found a platinum curly piece that I loved!  I tried it on in my car, and hot damn!

Platinum wig 8-27-17

Wow!

Can you believe this was only $9.99? They feel like real hair, and can be heat styled up to 320 degrees. It’s made of Keralon and are so soft and silky.  We are going on vacation in October, and my own hair is a frizzy mess these days, so these will come in handy.

I called another store to see if they had any more colors. They did, and off I went.  I got a straight style, super fun and very hippy like. These wigs normally sell for $80! I think the styles are discontinued as I had a hard time finding them online. Honestly, if I only wear each of them once, I would be getting my money’s worth.

Straight blonde wig 8-27-17

Close to my natural color!

Hopefully my head isn’t as big as it looks in this photo! I don’t have the best selfie skills for sure. I found this same wig online for $79.98! The color is medium golden blonde.

Here is my favorite, I’ll be wearing this one a lot.  It is so gorgeous, and for $9.99, damn, I’m a good shopper! I’ve been trying to get my own hair in this style, and it just ain’t working.

 

Check out more of the platinum style, all three wigs have lace fronts on them.  They totally look like your own hair.

Total Gwen Stefani moment!  I’ll be styling when we go to New Orleans!  Check out my hair line!

They had lots of styles and extensions.  Something for everyone! They are non returnable, so keep that in mind.

Luxhair How Collection by Tabatha Coffey 8-27-17

If you have a Tuesday Morning near you, and want to get some awesome wigs, check them out! But hurry, as once these are gone, they are gone.

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L’Oreal Brow Stylist Shape and Fill Brow pencil review

Happy Saturday! Can I just say I’m a coupon clipping kook! Not that’s a bad thing. I love new beauty products, and often find them in the Sunday paper coupons. It might only be a buck or two savings, but it’s a great way to try new products for not a lot of money.

Having coupons that expired today, I made my way to Ulta yesterday. I was trying to stay away, but I had to buy a birthday gift, and Ulta is next store to Charming Charlie  I had not been to Charming Charlie’s in awhile and was very pleasantly surprised. They had many more new and fun products. I almost purchased a book on how to tie a scarf. Lots of great gift ideas. Plus they carry e.l.f. products!

As you get older, your eyebrows get sparse. While I don’t pay a ton of attention to my brows, (i.e. rarely pluck, etc.), I do like them to look nice. Mine are blonde and I wear glasses.

I purchased L’Oreal Brow Stylist Shape & Fill in Blonde at Ulta.  The regular price is $10.99, I paid $4.24 using a manufacturer’s coupon, Ulta coupon and member rewards points. It is identical to Benefit Good Proof brow which costs $24 in my opinion.  The color I was using for the Goof Proof brow is number one.

Here is what’s on Ulta’s website:

Define your brow statement. L’Oreal’s Brow Stylist Shape and Fill Pencil is a unique 3-in-1 mechanical pencil with spoolie. The triangular tip precisely outlines, easily shades, and evenly fills brows. Soft styling spoolie blends for shaped brows.

Benefits:

  • 3-in-1 mechanical pencil with spoolie
  • Triangular tip
  • Outlines, shades, fills
  • Defined brows

 

The colors are the same, it’s hard to tell them apart.

L'Oreal Brow Stylist swatch 8-26-17

They both have unique tips, which makes it easier to fill in your brows.

L'Oreal Brow Stylist side by side 8-26-17

Benefit Goof Proof on the left, and L’Oreal on the right.

 

They both go on the same as well. I’ll be taking the Benefit Goof Proof back!

L'Oreal Brow Stylist 8-26-17

I don’t have a photo, as I tried the product on, but have no other eye make up on, and frankly I don’t want to scare anyone. (I’m super pale).

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