Friday, February 19, 2010

Round Up

What can I say? I am a snow lover and even this has been too much for me. At least we didn't lose our power like so many others. Counting my blessings for that.

R.I.P. Lucille Clifton-you were a great lady and I wish I could have taken a class that you taught.

R.I.P. Howard Zinn. If you haven't read A People's History of the United States-do.

Maybe I am just too old for cuddle class-give me first class any day.

Interesting article about the number of NBA players who read-do I necessarily believe it-no.

Famous Literary Drunks & Addicts (drunks is Life magazine's word not mine).

Oh my do I want these Postcards from Penguin Books.

I think I would like a nice slice of crack pie right now. Here's another article about this $44.00 pie. YIKES!!!!

Congratulations Sadie. You are one cute Scottie. I was turning back and forth between the dog show and the Winter Olympics and I missed the best in show.

I don't know why, but it annoys me that so many celebrities do voiceovers. Most of the time, I think anyway, the audience doesn't know who is doing the voiceover anyway. Not unless it is someone who has a really distinctive voice like James Earl Jones or Sean Connery. Why not have someone who isn't rolling in dough do these voiceovers? And they are receiving astronomical salaries for this work too. Anywho, I digress.

At times it is fun to try and guess who is doing the voiceover. Your watching some lame car commercial and all of sudden your ears perk up and you think, "Hey, that's Peter Coyote." Or im my case I noticed that the latest Mercedes Benz commercials have Richard Thomas (I'm fairly certain) performing the voiceover. All of this leads me to the website Whose Voice is That.

There's a nice entry the AirSpace blog about the art that is in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. I'm sure that most people don't realize that besides planes, the museum has a very nice art collection. Scroll down until you get to the post entitled The Saga of Lunar Landscape. It is the January 22, 2010 post.

Look at this incredible staircase of books and lots of wood as well.

There is an etsy shop, Haiti by Hand, where the goods are made by Haitian artisans. If you can make a purchase. All of the proceeds are going to these Haitian women. I hope as time goes by that the public does not forget about Haiti.

Okay, it's been awhile since I've talked about make up. I used to think I was the only woman who was on a lifelong quest to find the perfect mascara. My favorite is Blinc Kiss Me Mascara. The only problem is the price-$24.00. Is it worth it? I think it is, but see if you can get a sample of the mascara before you shell out that much.

There are times when you do get what you pay for. However, I heard some good things about Neutrogena's Healthy Volume Mascara. I love it. It lengthens, separates, and so far no clumping. Plus, it's not expensive. I believe I paid around $7.00 for it in the drugstore.

I also was in search of some new make up brushes. I generally just need one for powder application. The ones I had were from Bare Escentuals and they were nice, but I have had them forever and it was time for some new ones. Everyone talks about how M.A.C. brushes are the best, but they are too pricey. I heard some good things about Eco Tool brushes and all of the good things are true. These brushes are amazing. Plus, they are a green product, inexpensive (comparatively speaking)and they are readily available. Now, I have become obsessed with their products and the company in general.

That's all I have for this week. Have a great weekend. I am all aflutter because Olympic curling is on tonight.

"Things don't fall apart. Things hold. Lines connect in thin ways that last and last and lives become generations made out of pictures and words just kept." Lucille Clifton

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