Monday, July 25, 2016

Makeup and Beauty Blog: Monday Poll, Vol. 433

This week's Monday Poll:
  1. Men who groom their brows — your thoughts? You do you, boo. I work in an industry where you see men in full drag makeup to completely bare faced, so it depends on the type of guy. There are guys who wanna look more feminine (and who rock it really, really well) and guys who wanna just look like guys. That having been said, I am attracted to guys who have minimal brow grooming. Like, neat and clean (no uni-brow or anything) but not overly shaped.

  2. Have you ever mowed a lawn? No. At my old house, we always hired gardeners/landscapers. Then I lived in an apartment for a year and we didn't have a lawn. And now I live in a condo townhouse neighbourhood, so the management takes care of all the landscaping.

  3. Do you wear many hats (figuratively or literally)? Literally, no. I never got into them and I don't really think they suit me. Figuratively, I think everyone wears lots of hats. I'm a daughter, a sister, a niece, a granddaughter, a cousin, a makeup artist, a friend, a manager, a Canadian, a Chinese person, a foodie, a music enthusiast, an avid reader, etc.

  4. Your favourite lipstick at the moment? Urban Decay's Vice Lipstick in Safe Word. It's a creamy, opaque, matte mauve-toned nude that goes on super smooth and isn't drying.

  5. If you could dye your hair any colour, or combination of colours, just for today, what colours would you use? Royal blue to seafoam green ombre for that mermaid swag. I swear if it wasn't so hard to achieve and maintain, I would totally do it. 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Video Love: Wild


I've always loved the original version of this song, but this re-release with Alessia Cara is just stunning. This is the kind of collaboration that makes sense, creatively, viscerally, musically. Definitely my two favourites in pop music right now.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Saturday Nine: Surf City (1963)

This week's Saturday Nine:


(Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.)


  1. When the song was written, "Surf City" was a fictitious town. Tell us a song that is set in a real place. "Dying in New Brunswick" by Thursday. It's also one of the most depressing, emotionally raw songs I've ever heard.

  2. In the song, Jan and Dean sing about riding around in a 1934 station wagon, which means the car was 29 years old when the song was recorded. How old is your vehicle? It's four years old now.

  3. Are you good on a surf board? I have no idea, I've never been on a surf board.

  4. When you spend time out in the sun, are you careful about applying sunscreen? I suppose if I actually spent a significant amount of time out in the sun, I would. But as it is, I only spend time in the sun if I'm walking to and from my car. And when I'm in my car (though the windows are usually up, anyway). But I usually wear long sleeves in any case.

  5. Dean's original partner was Arnie Ginsburg. When Dean was drafted into the Army, Arnie didn't feel like waiting so he abandoned show business and went back to college. Today he holds several patents. What is something you wish someone would invent? Teleportation.

  6. Jan was a perpetual student who juggled college with recording. He not only graduated from UCLA, he completed two years of medical school at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. Have you ever considered going back to school? Dear, god, no. I've had enough schooling, thanks.

  7. In 1966, Jan was sidelined by a serious car accident. During the years that he was unable to perform, partner Dean became a graphic artist. He designed logos and album covers for Steve Martin, Diana Ross and others. Do you feel you respond most to words, pictures, or music? Pictures. I'm a visual person by nature. If I wasn't a makeup artist, I would've been a graphic designer (I studied Graphic Communications in university).

  8. In 1978, CBS made a TV movie about Jan and Dean. If they approached you about a made-for-TV movie of your life, who would you like to play you? Keiko Agena. I'm obviously just basing this off of her playing Lane in Gilmore Girls, but I think she'd get my personality to a tee.

  9. Random question:  Growing up, how did you learn about the birds and the bees? (From books/the web, from parents, from your friends...)? I guess science and sex ed classes in school to learn more about the biology of it, but I kinda always knew the gist of sex even before knowing what it was called. My parents never needed to talk to me about it. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Five: (Im?)potent Potables

This week's Friday Five:
  1. What's your favourite beverage that has chocolate in it? I'm not huge into chocolate, but I do occasionally crave a chocolate milkshake.

  2. What's your favourite non-citrusy fruit drink? At the moment, it's gotta be watermelon slush or coconut pineapple slush from Presotea. 

  3. What's your favourite mention of a drink in song? "Diet Mountain Dew" by Lana Del Rey, or "Coffee and Cigarettes" by Michelle Featherstone, or "Champagne in a Paper Cup" by Death Cab for Cutie.


  4. Roy Rogers, Arnold Palmer, and Shirley Temple are among people who have mixed drinks named after them.  What would a drink named after you contain, and what would each of the ingredients represent? I don't drink alcohol so a drink named after me would have to be alcohol-free. I'd say equal parts Fruitopia Strawberry Passion Awareness and 7UP, with a splash of Simply Lemonade with Mango. It's sweet and somewhat bubbly but also tart, with a kick of sass.

  5. Besides milk and cookies ('cause that's really too easy), what are a food and drink that you must have together? Pizza and pop. Or steeped milk tea and doughnuts. Or black Orange Pekoe tea and peanut butter toast.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Sun Dipped


Last year, Anastasia Beverly Hills came out with their Glow Kits, which are highlighter quad palettes. They became available online at Sephora earlier this year (and is carried at select stores), and ABH came out with a new colour wave for summer called Sun Dipped. The Glow Kit is described as "four velvety powders that instantly cast a lit-from-within glow. Complementing shades can be layered together to brighten cheekbones and décolletage, or worn separately over eyelids, brow bones, and inner corners. Results are flawlessly incandescent." The Glow Kit now comes in three permanent colour waves: That Glow, Gleam, and Sun Dipped. Sun Dipped is housed in a bronze ombre cardboard case; the four shades included come in removable magnetic pans. Each Glow Kit contains a total of 29.6 grams of product (7.4 grams per shade), and retails for $52 CAD.

Bronzed, Summer, Tourmaline, and Moonstone

Bronzed is a medium-dark warm coppery bronze in a metallic finish. This is a permanent shade. It has a soft, finely-milled, almost buttery texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It is darker and more bronze than Anastasia Beverly Hills Golden Bronze, more golden than MAC Cheeky Bronze, more brown than MAC Gold Deposit, more brown and more muted than Becca Topaz, and lighter and more metallic than Laura Mercier Seduction.
Summer is a light warm whitened yellow gold in a metallic finish. This is a permanent shade. It has a soft, finely-milled, almost buttery texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It is darker and more gold than Anastasia Beverly Hills Starlight, lighter and brighter than Anastasia Beverly Hills So Hollywood, slightly darker than Anastasia Beverly Hills Sunburst, more gold than Becca Champagne Pop, and more gold than Becca Moonstone.
Tourmaline is a medium warm muted pinked taupe-bronze in a metallic finish. This is a permanent shade. It has a soft, finely-milled, almost buttery texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It is darker and more brown than Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera, darker and cooler than MAC Global Glow, cooler and more muted than MAC Cheeky Bronze, darker and more bronze than Laura Mercier Devotion, and darker and cooler than Becca Opal.
Moonstone is a light warm whitened champagne gold in a metallic finish. This is a permanent shade. It has a soft, finely-milled, almost buttery texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It is slightly less yellow than Anastasia Beverly Hills Summer, more metallic than Anastasia Beverly Hills Starlight, brighter and more metallic than MAC Lightscapade, brighter than Becca Moonstone, and slightly darker and warmer than Becca Pearl.

Not only do Anastasia's Glow Kits include full size highlighters (and in magnetized pans, so you can remove them if you so wish — I usually put two pans from each Glow Kit into a Z Palette to use on freelance jobs), but they look stunning on the skin; perfectly glowy and shimmery and "strobed," but not scary intense or ultra-metallic so they aren't hard to blend out and don't emphasize skin texture. They're super smooth and buttery and pigmented, but not overly soft or creamy so you get more control with layering and blending out. There is literally nothing bad I can write about the formula of these. Sun Dipped includes four gorgeous shades that are perfect for summer — Bronzed and Tourmaline look especially stunning on tanned skin — but I really wish that there was more of a difference between Summer and Moonstone because they look virtually identical when applied to the skin. (And if you have the Glow Kit in That Glow, they look almost identical to Sunburst.) That having been said, I've been loving mixing different shades from this palette for more customizable glow as I get more tanned this summer. Plus, at $52 for 29.6 grams of product, the value is downright incredible.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Makeup and Beauty Blog: Monday Poll, Vol. 432

This week's Monday Poll:
  1. What did you have for lunch yesterday? A regular Buddy Burger and a Chicken Buddy Burger from A&W.

  2. Do you understand this whole Pokémon Go phenomenon? It's a little mind-boggling just how popular it's gotten, but I mean, you take one of gaming's most beloved franchises and make it into an augmented reality game that is free of cost and easily accessible, and it's easy to understand how it's gotten so big. I never got into the original Pokemon games or cartoons because I was in middle school and was too busy being obsessed with Backstreet Boys and and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, but I'm not gonna lie, I'm intrigued with Pokemon Go. And now that it's available in Canada, I am actually tempted to try it out...

  3. Which way do you part your hair? On my left. (So if you're looking at me, it's on your right.)

  4. Have you ever attended Comic-Con? No, but I really want to. Not the shitty pseudo-cons here, but the real Comic-Con in San Diego. I just feel like it's something I have to do at least once in my life.

  5. Pigtails on adults: a do or a don't? Low/loose pigtail braids are cute in a hippie/bohemian way, but pigtails in any other form are a definite don't. They make you look like an overgrown child and that is creepy.

  6. When there's something strange in the neighbourhood, who you gonna call? I don't think there's any ghostbusters around here, so I'd probably make a long-distance call to my dad to see what he'd do in the situation. I think my dad's the only one I know that would keep his cool in a supernatural incident. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday Video Love: Anything Anything (I'll Give You)


Out of sheer boredom a couple nights ago, I watched a movie called Two Night Stand on Netflix. The movie itself was cute and charming and better than I thought it would be given the less-than-stellar ratings, but what stood out for me was when Alec plays a vinyl record (yes, I am aware of how painfully hipster this is) and this song comes on. It makes such an impact that it becomes a character in itself, one that is desperate and depressing and frustrated, much like the main character, Megan. But also like Megan, this song just makes you wanna dance, dance, dance until you forget all your problems.

"'You should turn this off.'
'You don't like this song?'
'Oh, no, I love this song. It's gonna make me wanna dance.'
'Yes. You should.'
'No.'
'Yes.'
'Trust me.'
'Oh, are you, like, a bad dancer?'
'Oh, no. No, no, no. I am an epic dancer. But you see, if you see me dance, you'll follow me around like a little puppy dog and it'll be embarrassing for us both. So, you have to stay here for your own safety. Trust me on that one.'"

Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday Five: Tubular

This week's Friday Five:
  1. What TV series have you watched every episode of? Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, Sex and the City, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dead Like Me, WonderfallsChuckDoogie Howser, M.D.The O.C., Pushing Daisies, Popular, Freaks and Geeks.

  2. What are your favourite instrumental and vocal TV theme songs? "We Used to Be Friends" by the Dandy Warhols (Veronica Mars), "Where You Lead" by Carole King and Louise Goffin (Gilmore Girls), "California" by Phantom Planet (The O.C.), and "Yo Home to Bel-Air" by The Fresh Prince (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air).

  3. What's a TV series you stuck with even when it got bad? Gilmore Girls, The O.C., and Chuck.

  4. What supporting TV character would you like to have seen featured in his or her own spinoff? If you're feeling creative, what would be the premise of that series? Jess from Gilmore Girls. The WB had actually planned to do a spinoff for him called "Windward Circle," but they canceled it before it aired due to high production costs. But it would've been cool to see what happened to him after leaving Stars Hollow.

  5. What is the single funniest moment on TV you have ever seen? From It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in the episode, "Sweet Dee's Dating a Retarded Person" (Season 3):

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Backtalk, Violate, Oblivion, and Safe Word


Last month, Urban Decay launched a new range of lipsticks called Vice. The Vice Lipsticks have replaced the old Revolution Lipsticks, and Urban Decay has launched a total of 120 shades for this range in six different finishes including "bold brights. Dark, sexy shades. Super-versatile neutrals. With so much variety it'll make your head spin, there's something for everyone — from new shades to cult favourites you thought you'd never see again." 20 shades are exclusive to Sephora (both in store and online), and 20 shades are exclusive to Urban Decay's website. The Vice Lipsticks are meant to be incredibly pigmented, with "just one swipe [providing] an unbelievable laydown of color. And every shade applies smoothly (without dragging or skipping), hugs lips, and feels amazing!" Urban Decay's Pigment Infusion System™ gives the formula "its super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior colour dispersion." 


The formula itself is "loaded with nourishing ingredients. A yummy butter blend comforts, hydrates and enhances, leaving lips soft and conditioned, never dry. Aloe vera, jojoba, avocado and babassu oils nourish and soften lips. Illipe butter (derived from Malaysian illipe trees) provides long-lasting moisture. And Vitamin C and vitamin E provide a hit of antioxidants." They are housed "in a modernized, luxed-up version of [Urban Decay's] original lipstick case that looked like a shotgun shell... The faceted gunmetal case has a gold base and debossed lettering, and... features an embossed 'UD.'" Each lipstick comes with a shade-matched label that includes the shade name and finish that "makes it easy to find the right colour within the depths of your bag." They are scent-free with no discernible flavour. Each Vice Lipstick comes with a total of 3.4 grams of product, and retails for $21. It is available in stores and online at Sephora, as well as Urban Decay's website.

Backtalk, Violate, Oblivion, and Safe Word


Backtalk, Violate, Oblivion, and Safe Word

Backtalk is a medium cool muted mauve-pink in a Comfort Matte finish. This is a new and permanent shade. It has a soft, creamy texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It is cooler and more mauve than Urban Decay Rush, warmer and more brown than Urban Decay Violate, cooler than MAC Mehr, similar to Kat Von D Lovecraft, and lighter than NARS Anna.
Violate is a medium cool muted mauve-lilac with a soft sheen in a Cream finish. This is a new and permanent shade. It has a soft, creamy texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It is more purple than Urban Decay Backtalk, lighter and more muted than Urban Decay ZZ, more purple and shinier than Urban Decay Oblivion, darker and more purple than MAC Faux, and lighter and warmer than NARS Dominique.
Oblivion is a medium cool muted rosy taupe in a Mega Matte finish. This is a new and permanent shade, and is exclusive to Sephora. It has a slightly drier, firmer texture, but goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It is more grey than Urban Decay Backtalk, lighter and more grey than MAC Whirl, lighter and more pink than MAC Stone, more grey than Kat Von D Lovecraft, and lighter and more brown than Bite Beauty Thistle.
Safe Word is a medium neutral mauve brown in a Comfort Matte finish. This is a new and permanent shade, and is exclusive to Sephora. It has a soft, creamy texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It is warmer and more brown than Urban Decay Oblivion, cooler and more pink than Urban Decay Insanity, slightly warmer than MAC Viva Glam II, lighter than MAC Velvet Teddy, and cooler than NARS Barbara.

It's really ambitious for a single brand to launch over 100 lipsticks in one shot, but Urban Decay has done it and executed them incredibly well, too. UD's original Revolution Lipstick was one of my favourite formulas of all time, and the Vice formula has easily replaced it. Each shade here glides on ultra-smoothly with full colour pay-off, feels creamy and emollient without being too soft or slippery, and wears down evenly without the dreaded white ring around the inner lip. They are comfortable to wear, even the mattes, and have a great wear-time as well, with the creamier finishes wearing about three to five hours and the more matte finishes wearing about six to eight. The packaging definitely looks more luxe and more mature with the gold and gunmetal colour scheme rather than the old purple packaging of the Revolutions, but it feels lighter and flimsier and thus cheaper as a result. That having been said, the Vice Lipsticks retail for $21, which is $5 less than the Revolutions were, and come with more product, too (3.4 g vs. 2.8 g), so you are getting way more bang for your buck. In terms of shade range, variety of finishes, and price point, there was no brand that could previously compete with MAC, but the launch of the Vice Lipsticks has given them some stiff competition.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Uptight, Insanity, Weirdo, and Criminal


Last month, Urban Decay launched a new range of lipsticks called Vice. The Vice Lipsticks have replaced the old Revolution Lipsticks, and Urban Decay has launched a total of 120 shades for this range in six different finishes including "bold brights. Dark, sexy shades. Super-versatile neutrals. With so much variety it'll make your head spin, there's something for everyone — from new shades to cult favourites you thought you'd never see again." 20 shades are exclusive to Sephora (both in store and online), and 20 shades are exclusive to Urban Decay's website. The Vice Lipsticks are meant to be incredibly pigmented, with "just one swipe [providing] an unbelievable laydown of color. And every shade applies smoothly (without dragging or skipping), hugs lips, and feels amazing!" Urban Decay's Pigment Infusion System™ gives the formula "its super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior colour dispersion." 


The formula itself is "loaded with nourishing ingredients. A yummy butter blend comforts, hydrates and enhances, leaving lips soft and conditioned, never dry. Aloe vera, jojoba, avocado and babassu oils nourish and soften lips. Illipe butter (derived from Malaysian illipe trees) provides long-lasting moisture. And Vitamin C and vitamin E provide a hit of antioxidants." They are housed "in a modernized, luxed-up version of [Urban Decay's] original lipstick case that looked like a shotgun shell... The faceted gunmetal case has a gold base and debossed lettering, and... features an embossed 'UD.'" Each lipstick comes with a shade-matched label that includes the shade name and finish that "makes it easy to find the right colour within the depths of your bag." They are scent-free with no discernible flavour. Each Vice Lipstick comes with a total of 3.4 grams of product, and retails for $21. It is available in stores and online at Sephora, as well as Urban Decay's website.

Uptight, Insanity, Weirdo, and Criminal


Uptight, Insanity, Weirdo, and Criminal

Uptight is a medium warm peachy brown in a Comfort Matte finish. This is a new and permanent shade. It has a soft, creamy texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It is lighter and more muted than Urban Decay Carnal, lighter and more peach than Urban Decay 1993, more peach than MAC Velvet Teddy, lighter than MAC Taupe, and more peach than NARS Barbara.
Insanity is a light-medium warm muted peach with a soft sheen in a Cream finish. This is a new and permanent shade. It has a soft, creamy texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It is darker than Urban Decay Stark Naked, more muted than Urban Decay Interrogate, more peach than MAC Cherish, more muted than MAC Kinda Sexy, and more peach than NARS Raquel. 
Weirdo is a light-medium warm baby pink in a Cream finish. This is a new and permanent shade. It has a soft, creamy texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It lighter and more muted than Urban Decay Naked, lighter and shinier than Urban Decay Criminal, darker than MAC Creme Cup and MAC Angel, and darker and warmer than Bite Beauty Sugarcane.
Criminal is a medium warm muted pink in a Comfort Matte finish. This is a new and permanent shade, and is exclusive to Urban Decay's website. It has a soft, creamy texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It darker and warmer than Urban Decay Heartless, more matte than Urban Decay Native, cooler than MAC Please Me, warmer than MAC Pink Plaid, and slightly lighter and cooler than NARS Brigitte.

It's really ambitious for a single brand to launch over 100 lipsticks in one shot, but Urban Decay has done it and executed them incredibly well, too. UD's original Revolution Lipstick was one of my favourite formulas of all time, and the Vice formula has easily replaced it. Each shade here glides on ultra-smoothly with full colour pay-off, feels creamy and emollient without being too soft or slippery, and wears down evenly without the dreaded white ring around the inner lip. They are comfortable to wear, even the mattes, and have a great wear-time as well, with the creamier finishes wearing about three to five hours and the more matte finishes wearing about six to eight. The packaging definitely looks more luxe and more mature with the gold and gunmetal colour scheme rather than the old purple packaging of the Revolutions, but it feels lighter and flimsier and thus cheaper as a result. That having been said, the Vice Lipsticks retail for $21, which is $5 less than the Revolutions were, and come with more product, too (3.4 g vs. 2.8 g), so you are getting way more bang for your buck. In terms of shade range, variety of finishes, and price point, there was no brand that could previously compete with MAC, but the launch of the Vice Lipsticks has given them some stiff competition.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Makeup and Beauty Blog: Monday Poll, Vol. 431

This week's Monday Poll:
  1. Do you have any birthmarks? No. At least none that I can see.

  2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing? Yes, Dior's 301 Bleuette, which is a pastel blue. Weirdly enough, I don't like wearing light colours on my nails but I love them on my toes.

  3. What's your signature dance move? LOL, no dance moves for me.

  4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers? Honestly, I don't think I've ever given anyone flowers. Even for my mom on Mother's Day, I take her out for lunch or dinner rather than get her flowers. They're pretty, but ultimately useless and impractical, so while I don't mind being on the receiving end of them, I usually don't gift flowers.

  5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills? 10, with liquid, cream gel, pencil, eyeshadow, what have you. I wear winged liner almost everyday, and I'm a makeup artist that executes winged liner on others almost everyday, so it would almost be weird for me not to be pro-caliber at winged liner at this point.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday Video Love: Bury It


Two of my favourite artists collaborated on one of my favourite songs from Every Open Eye, and it is a match made in heaven.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Saturday Nine: Hotel California (1977)

This week's Saturday Nine:


(Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.)


  1. Composer Don Henley says this song is about the "journey from innocence to experience." Where do find yourself on that journey? Are you more innocent, or experienced? I guess it depends; I think we're all more innocent in some ways and more experienced in others. But I guess if we're talking generally, I'm on the more experienced side of things than innocent.

  2. The lyrics refers to the "warm smell of colitas." Do you know what it is that the Eagles noticed in the air? Marijuana.

  3. The girl in the song had her head turned by luxury, including jewelry from Tiffany's and Mercedes Benz autos. Do you consider yourself materialistic? Yeah, of course, it's what makes the world go round. I mean, I think almost all of our society's purchases are non-essential. I'm not that person to need jewelry from Tiffany's, for example, or Chanel purses or what have you. But I appreciate nice things and am totally unapologetic about it.

  4. This recording has been lauded by music publications for for its long guitar solo. Are you good on the guitar? Definitely not. I tried to learn the guitar when I was 17 — I started with classical and got quickly bored of it because there was just so much technicality and theory, so decided to move onto electrical because I obviously had rock star dreams of grandeur — and then I got too busy with school and stopped having the patience to learn it. I might pick it up again one day, though because it's ultimately my favourite instrument.

  5. There's an error in the lyrics and Don Henley can get a bit testy when interviewers bring it to his attention. Here's the lyric: "So I called up the captain and said, 'Please bring me your wine.' He said, 'We haven't had that spirit here since 1969.'" Do you know what's wrong with it? Wine isn't a spirit, but I don't think this lyric is supposed to be taken literally.

  6. Known as the Eagles' drummer, Henley now spends less time at his drum kit. Sitting at that angle for an extended period of time hurts his back. Sam believes this proves all those warnings she heard from her parents about good posture are true. Do you pay attention to your posture? God, no, my posture is terrible any time I'm sitting, and I get neck and back aches because of it. I honestly need to see a chiropractor again. If I didn't have a job that required me to stand all day, I'd probably have back arthritis by now.

  7. Joe Walsh is considered the wild man of the Eagles. Think of your circle of friends. Who is the most unpredictable? I actually think we're all pretty predictable... Not in a bad way, we're just all too busy with work to do anything that crazy.

  8. In 1977, Star Wars premiered. How many Star Wars movies have you seen? Hmm, tricky question. Definitely the first one, because my ex-boyfriend made me watch it with him after he had learned that I had never seen it. And most of The Phantom Menace, because I went to watch it in theatres when it came out but I had just come back from Hong Kong and had jet lag, so I fell asleep during it. I might have started The Empire Strikes Back with the same ex-boyfriend but just fell asleep during it... and I think I saw Attack of the Clones in the theatre as well, but I don't remember the plot at all... So really, only one in completion.

  9. Random question: "Nosocomephobia" is the fear of hospitals. Are you nosocomephobic? No.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday Five: Food Pyramid

This week's Friday Five:
  1. What constituted your most recent six to eleven servings of bread, cereal, rice, or pasta? I had a bowl of rice at dinner, an everything bagel at lunch, and two blueberry Eggos for breakfast.

  2. What constituted your most recent three to five servings of vegetables? I had green beans and bell peppers at dinner, and cucumbers in my bagel at lunch. So I might be lacking in the veggie department today...

  3. What constituted your most recent two to four servings of fruit? I had grapes at lunch and blueberries at breakfast.

  4. What constituted your most recent two to three servings of yogurt, milk, or cheese? There was dill cream cheese in my bagel at lunch, and I had a vanilla Greek yogurt at breakfast.

  5. What constituted your most recent two to three servings of meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, or nuts? I had curry beef at dinner. I actually don't eat a lot of meat unless I'm going out to eat.