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Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza…

…complete with burger spread and pickles.

I am not making this up.

The best thing about it?

The vegetarian pizza that was purchased with it.

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Are you suggesting that coconuts migrate?

Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail

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Our regular scheduled programming will be back in a moment, but in the meantime I had to share of of my favorite scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  It cracks me up every single time:

King Arthur: I am your king.
Peasant Woman: Well, I didn’t vote for you.
King Arthur: You don’t vote for kings.
Peasant Woman: Well, how’d you become king, then?
[Angelic music plays… ]
King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. That is why I am your king.
Dennis the Peasant: Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
Arthur: Be quiet!
Dennis the Peasant: You can’t expect to wield supreme power just ’cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!

Watery tart…*dies*

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Cosmetic Brushes…My Take

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If I were a professional makeup artist I am sure my thoughts would be different on this matter regarding brushes.  I am no make up artist, I don’t pretend to be.  I am a female who loves make-up, that’s all.

Nevertheless…I will admit to watching several videos on YouTube regarding make-up application.  I have hooded eyes so I watch those videos about how to give yourself a crease when you really don’t have one, and I also like to watch vidoes on certain “looks”.

What I don’t get is this fascination with brushes. Granted, I miss the days of drug store cosmetic shopping and simply using the sponge applicators that came with the pans of eye shadow.  I could deal with the sponge applicators.  When I made the switch from drugstore cosmetics to Mary Kay Cosmetics, I loved the applicators, a soft sponge on side and a brush on the other, and I could work a sponge applicator like nothing.  My eye makeup looked good!  Then they changed their formula to mineral, so I gave up on that and went to natural cosmetics.

Now.  Even in the drugstores, cosmetics are coming in pots with no applicators, meaning you have to purchase your applicators separately.  Even worse, we’re being told that brushes are the way to go if you want a flawless face with professional results and that certain brushes get the job done better than others.

Like I said up top, if I was a professional my view would be different, since I am not, well, here you have it.

I think the brushes are a racket.  Watching videos on YouTube everyone talks about their MAC brushes and how awesome they are…but $56 for a powder brush?  Wow.   Then, for certain looks, you have to have an L543 or a BB304, and don’t forget a VT124 for the crease!  Of course here I am being sarcastic, but really, its all about the expensive brushes, and in order to get the look you must have the brushes.

I actually watched a video for a hooded eye look where the commentator used a finger to apply the base color, which was a standard over the counter cosmetic brand.   I was shocked and amazed because hey, cosmetic application that everyone can relate too!  A FINGER.  Ingenious.

 

Beauty is big business, this I understand.  The competition must be horrific.  Yet can’t we go back to basics when makeup was simplistic and didn’t cost a fortune, and we didn’t need so many accessories to apply product?

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Weather and Headaches

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Yesterday, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the temperature was near 80.  It was a gorgeous day, no doubt about it.

Last night the clouds rolled in, there was a bit of rain.  Today its about 20 degrees colder than yesterday and there’s no blue sky, only dirty looking grey clouds, like clothes dryer lint.

Headaches are rampant today in the house due to the change in the weather, and sinuses are the culprit.  I know from long experience I have the most issues with the sphenoid sinus due to where the sinus pain is.

I’ve had sinus issues for as long as I can remember, and used to take over-the-counter decongestants constantly.  Now I can’t take them at all, or else my heart skips, so I am reduced to more natural remedies.

I have a Neti Pot on order, so I cannot comment on that, but I have heard nothing but good things about them.  In the meantime, I use Saline Spray with a few drops of Peppermint Oil which really works.

This is supposed to be a long, miserable year for those of us who have sinus issues, allergies and hayfever.  Do what you can to keep yourself healthy!

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