August 29, 2009
Secret Agent Mama is running a fabulous contest in conjunction with EdenFantasys, and she wants to know what makes me (and YOU) feel glamorous. I’m going to tell you, and show you the results.
There are a few things that make me feel glam, but today it was about dressing up in a pretty outfit and heels (although you can’t see the heels, KNOW they ARE there), putting on my best makeup and adding a sparkly flower in my hair. I mean the sparkling flower alone is glam, right? Right. Also, thinking about the man you love while taking the photos? Extra-awesome. Just sayin’. *wink*
I was happy with these shots – I’m not normally a fan of my own portrait, you know, because there’s that desire to pick apart every little flawed detail until there’s nothing good left. But today, I said the hell with it, I’m going to take shots and like them, really like them. And I do.
These were taken earlier today with my Nikon, no flash, just using the natural light coming in through my bedroom window.
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Not bad for an old broad of 42.
Today, I feel glamorous.
Now, if YOU want to participate, go on over to Secret Agent Mama’s. Do it! You could win a $100.00 Gift Certificate to use towards whatever your heart desires at Eden Fantasys.
July 31, 2009
Did I say I turned forty-two? I meant twenty-seven because
I lied last year and said I was 26 twenty-seven comes after 26. So, yeah, right.
Some of my family forgot it was my “special” day yesterday. Yes, I said “special,” because clearly it is if they forgot to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY. That’s just how “special” it was. Especially SPECIAL.
To the person who sent me a gift, woot!, thank you, LOVE getting mail that doesn’t require me to drain my bank account or my “services” will be shut off.
To the people who called me, thank you… means more than a present (but, uh, if you WANT to send me sompin’, yeah, DO IT).
To the handful of people who wished me HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Facebook, I do thank you – luckily, I get the messages in my email or I would not have seen them. I don’t do Facebook – much. Maybe once every few months I’ll get the gumption to sign-in, but other than that, I honestly don’t use it anymore. To those of you who are waiting for me to “friend” you, I will, the next time I sign-in. Like next Christmas or something. And to two of the Facebook birthday-well-wishers, I will SEE you in TWO WEEKS. Woot!
To the e-card birthday-well-wishers, spanx muchly (yes, totally real words, with real meaning, y’all).
To the email birthday well-wishers, thanks but I’m not sure I believe you when you said you TRIED to “attach” cash in the email, but it just wouldn’t work. Hotmail and Gmail were “not working properly” you said. Uh huh.
To the person who said they loved me so much (and will love me MORE once I make my first million), thank you for letting me know you are shopping at HOOKERS ACCESSORIES AND MORE for me. I bet it’ll be something special. And probably glittery!
So,you’re asking yourself, what has this
clearly insane chick learned in forty-two, oops, twenty-seven years? Let me put you out of your misery.
1. When your daughter tells you, “Mommy, you don’t even look forty-two, you totally look, um, like you’re twenty-four (she’s really pushing it) and when my brothers tell you that you’re ‘old’ I give them dirty looks, just so you know mom,” what she really means is, “I’m totally sucking up bitches so I can get my own cell phone at the age of nine!”
2. When a 20-something dude calls you ma’am, he means it.
3. When you hear yourself say, “Oh, so-and-so and I have been friends for twenty-five years,” you want to bite your tongue off.
4. You probably shouldn’t wear the “JLo” glitter lotion you own, but fuck it, I’m going to anyway. See? At *cough* 42, you don’t care.
5. When your growns sons (see # 1) call you old, they absolutely mean it.
6. You’re at an age where you will most likely attend more funerals than weddings. Sad, but true.
7. It’s possible to become a grandparent (providing you have children), but don’t call me grandma.
8. It sucks when your doctor is way younger than you.
9. It scares the shit out of you to know you have been watching a particular soap opera for twenty-seven years. I mean, I don’t watch any soap operas. Like srsly, EVER.
10. You realize you haven’t learned as much as you thought.
Happy Birthday to anyone who is having a birthday this year. Ha.