5 Things :: what I ponder

When I put on my face every morning, I fall into some sort of trance.

After all, I’ve now perfected my morning regimen and muscle memory allows me to go into auto pilot. So, while Pandora blares Pink or Darius Rucker or Colin Hay, my mind wanders even as my hand applies the magic.

And boy, does it wander into the strangest territories! A few of the musings were a bit too esoteric for this particular audience, and a few I’m reserving to expand and make legit blog posts of their own. But there were a few that were whimsical enough and appropriate enough for me to share with you, my friends.

Here, then, are the 5 random things I was thinking about last week (I wrote them down as I thought them so I wouldn’t forget):

  1. Why is it that I can apply liner in a perfect cat’s eye and curl my lashes evenly and equally for my left eye but not on my right? And I’m right-handed!
  2. Fat or wrinkly? Which is the lesser of two evils?Β  Because I can either attempt to lose weight aggressively but end up accentuating 40+ year-old wrinkly skin in the process, or I can maintain my current state and allow the blubber to pad/fill out the fine lines.
  3. Wigs – will they ever go back to being a socially acceptable fashion accessory? Or are they forever permanently relegated to bald people or the elderly? Because sometimes I feel like sporting a chin-length bob and other times I want mermaid hair.
  4. I’ve noticed a preponderance of my followers/readers/viewers are from England. Is this because my blog name is spelled the British way?
  5. I’m despairing that our school will ever get carpet so I wonder if my cobbler can successfully cut off three inches from all my stilettos so I can wear them to work without hobbling myself.
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Week in review – Denim on denim is not a pattern, but it was my fave look of the lot.

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7 thoughts on “5 Things :: what I ponder

    • Thank you for the kind words. Yes, I think I have as many blazers as I do tops – I live in them and swear by them. This is from years and years of learning how to camouflage my pudge. I am thoroughly lost with your answers to my questions…

  1. 1) Perhaps you have more control of the eyeliner reaching across at an angle than straight up?
    2) Heh. I’m quite a bit heavier than you and at 35 I’m still wrinkle free, so I guess we know what I chose. ;P
    3) I think extensions and dyes have taken the place of wigs in Western culture. You could always try this on the days you want a bob:
    http://www.refinery29.com/43934#slide-1
    4) I read so much British lit that your blog title doesn’t look odd at all, even though I’m Southern.
    5) My feet are so messed up from years of dance training that I can’t even imagine wearing stilettos. Give me a wedge heel any day.

    • Thanks for the link! I’m so inept at hair though, that I can only admire form afar. One day, I will train my daughter to fix my hair. πŸ˜€

  2. Lol the things that wonder through the mind even when the mind seems calm.

    1. I totally concur with the liner thing – my left always comes out smoother and more even than the right even though I’m right handed too! Never tried the lash curling…
    2. Eh it takes a hell of a lot of effort to get and stay thin if you’re not naturally slender – lol it can take me three days to undo three weeks of work. I figure being medium is fine with a bit of slimming for special occasions πŸ˜‰ That said I’d already decided when I was 15 that a bit of chub would be better on me than lines.
    3. I’m Indian so go to Black/Asian cosmetic stores a lot and am constantly seeing wigs, hair pieces, extensions, weaves etc they’ve been worn worldwide for ages as normal. It’s true it’s not such an openly accepted thing in the Causasian communities I’ve seen/lived amongst, not like in the classical ages up to the early 20th century when short cuts became very fashionable amongst Western women in general of all colours, but still popular and getting more so again. I’ve lived next to a particular subsect of Jewish people where the women shaved off their hair at marriage to replace it with wigs and they were noticable but looked like real hair and no one blinked an eye whether part of the community or not. It just depends I guess, as far as I can see people already wear fashion and not medical coloured contact lenses, lashes, jewellery, makeup, hair products for styling, nails, nail colouring, bold clothing/accessories, hair colour, henna, body art, veneers/teeth whitening etc and artificial hair is just another one on the list. No comment on what I think that shows of society.
    4. Eh – no idea, I just saw you on my reader one day πŸ™‚
    5. Lol you could always add a cork layer or tough yet soft insulation to the bottom and paint them to match/compliment the shoes!

    • You just gave me tons of food for thought with your response to #3. Sadly, I live in a community that would either look at me askance or inquire as to my health if I started wearing wigs regularly, but you’re right in saying that extensions and weaves are more acceptable in the mainstream.

      • Interesting and I see what you mean. At the same time however, when I visit the countryside and small towns I see a fair amount of Causasian women (usually aged approx 30-50) with wigs on who don’t appear in ill-health, elderly etc but most people around don’t seem to notice it. That could be because I’m used to seeing them on people in general everyday and know what they look like. Then also in the last few years with the surge in popularity of retro hairdos many women are styling their hair in ways that would traditionally be associated with wigs and hence people around them don’t notice.

        I guess if you wanted to try one instead of extensions/weave you could try one for a special occasion/out of town trip and play it off well with a confident ‘fun’ attitude if anyone asked. That or do what I’ve known a few women to do lol and wear the wigs in varying lengths but did so for a while so they could viably say they’d grown/cut it.

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