Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tart's Right - WTF is a Fly Name?

I first saw this at kona's site and followed it back to this Phydeaux phellow. I'm glad someone tagged me. Thanks, baby. And thanks for having me do the meme, too. Looks like fun!

1. Witness Protection Program Name (mother’s & father’s middle names): Marie Lee

2. NASCAR Name (first name of your mother’s dad, father’s dad): Thomas Chester (although I personally like Chester Thomas better)

3. Star Wars Name (the first 2 letters of your last name, first 4 letters of your first name): Satrac

4. Detective Name (favorite color, favorite animal): Azure Housecat

5. Soap Opera Name (middle name, city where you live): Lee Weatogue or Lee Simsbury (Weatogue is a borough of Simsbury)

6. Superhero Name (2nd favorite color, favorite alcoholic drink, optionally add "THE" to the beginning): The Orange Margarita

7. Fly (?) Name (first 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name): Tros (with my maiden name, it would be Tron)

8. Gangsta Name (favorite ice cream flavor, favorite cookie): Chocolate Almond Chip Fig Newton (that's a fucking terrible gangsta name - as a matter of fact, I can't think of a good ice cream/cookie combination that would make a good gangsta name)

9. Rock Star Name (current pet’s name, current street name): Ozzie Colonial

10. Porn Name (1st pet, street you grew up on): Pepper Kenwood

Yeehah! I tag all the Toasters who have not yet done this. I'm looking forward to all of you doing it. You know who you are.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Five Things About Me

I've been tagged by konagod for a meme! Cool! And flattering.

Apparently this is 5 things people may find interesting about me. Okay.

1. I have tried out for Jeopardy, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire and The Price Is Right (where you actually just go there, you don't audition or anything). I'd love to be on a game show and win money just for knowing things. But apparently, I didn't know enough. ;-)
2. In high school, a friend became hysterically pregnant with my baby. Yeah, I got a girl pregnant. Pretty freaky. She was a good friend who had had a fucked up childhood and wasn't very emotionally healthy. Anyhoo, she went to a few doctors with symptoms of pregnancy. The third finally sent her to a shrink, who figured out her issue. Chicks have always kinda dug me.
3. When I was 18, I registered to vote at school. As a Republican. It's what Ayn would've wanted. A little later in life, I changed to a Libertarian as I thought government should get out of peoples' personal lives. I didn't really understand Libertarianism very well. Now I'm home - a registered Democrat. We can't just let the poor in this country die because they don't have health care or food or heat. And who is supposed to take care of them? All of us. Society. E pluribus unum. Much different answer from when I was 18.
4. When I was a gangly, awkward teenager entering puberty (I was a bit of a late bloomer) who thought that dressing up meant wearing a sweater with your jeans instead of a T-shirt, my parents sent me to the Barbizon School of Modeling hoping it would up my girl skillz. I learned how to put on makeup and how to take off my jacket gracefully while walking down a runway, but this stuff didn't translate into real life like the rents and I had hoped (although girlfriend can sashay in some heels). I was still gawky and socially clueless. But I was a happy girl, so who cares?
5. I've probably had more than 50 jobs. When I was younger, if I didn't like a job or a boss, I left. I was never disrespectful - I always gave a two-week notice and fulfilled it to the best of my ability, but I couldn't understand staying where I wasn't happy. Now I've got a job that I like about 50% of the time. But, hey, I've got a husband and a house and a mortgage and health insurance. Life gets so complicated when you get older. :)

I think those things are relatively interesting. I hope I haven't let kona down. And now I tag Toast, Chemist, maurinsky, nightshift and all the Howards.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Mil Mascaras!

This one's for the ladies.

I don't wear a lot of makeup. I'll put lipstick on if I'm going out and I'll wear mascara to work. But because I only partake of these two, I'm really picky about what I use.

In the past few years, I have tried 3 or 4 mascaras ranging in price from $10 to $24. I'll buy it, try it for a few weeks (I generally don't reject things right away - it's only fair to give them a little bit of a chance), then move on if I'm not happy. Frustrating.

Then I found the Lash Stash from Sephora! Woohoo! Seven different mascara samples for $35! Woohoo I say!

I got to try Benefit A Little Bad Gal Lash, Blinc Kiss Me Mascara, Lorac Publicity Stunt Lashes, Smashbox Bionic Mascara, Stila Multi-Effect Mascara, Sephora Lash Plumper and Too Faced Lash Injection. Some very good names there, along with some very different styles (The Blinc mascara coats your lashes in a series of tubes!).

My criteria for mascaras is good coverage in least amount of coats (preferably one), lash separation and durability (don't be all flaked on my cheeks at the end of the day).

And the winner? BENEFIT! Yay! Big, fat brush separates lashes, you can get by with one coat (2 is better) and it stays put! Very good product.

There were two runner-ups - the Smashbox and the Sephora with their great brushes giving good coverage and separation, but we had some flaking. Still, good quality stuff.

(The new Sephora Lash Stash lists 10 mascaras, some new, some repeats, with fun names like Urban Decay's Big Fatty Mascara and Cargo Texas Lash Mascara - everything's bigger in Texas.)

Go forth and have lush lashes.