June 12th, 2009

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the real world is the strangest place of all, especially where eyelashes are concerned

While at the fitness center this morning I saw an ad, starring Brooke Shields, for Latisse, an eyelash-enhancing drug. I thought it was a joke. An eyelash drug? An EYELASH drug?! Are you kidding me?!?!

Well, it's not a joke. Here's an interesting news article about Latisse. It costs $4/day, and if you stop using it your long eyelashes go away. (Consumer Reports also has an article on the potential side effects).

I am here to state, unequivocally, that the length of eyelashes (or lack thereof) has never been a factor for me in a person's attractiveness.

Eyelash inadequacy. Amazing. What's next?

As a note, Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert on "LOST"; the Mayor of Gotham in THE DARK KNIGHT), will *not* be a Latisse spokesperson any time soon. Those are his natural lashes. I wonder if Brooke Shields has a dartboard with Richard's picture on it! :-)

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lunchtime random: found lines, cuban dance, and footy

- Lunch was samosa chaat with extra Extra tamarind sauce. They treat me right at Chaat Cafe, where the woman who works the counter looks like topayz4's long-lost sister..

- Best "found line" of the week: The last sentence in Mary Robinette Kowal's twitter summary post from yesterday:

"The monkey is a Belgian Blonde."

That's a whole story right there, in the burgeoning field of "monkey noir". I will write that story one day. Or, I will email doctor_sassy and tell her that I have a new case for Sam, the world's greatest monkey private detective. She'll know what I mean.

- New CD acquired at Frye's: Best of Cuban Beats. Dance music of all flavors based on cuban rhythms. Nice for coding, clubbing, reading, or just hanging out. And it was only $12 for 3CDS! Such a bargain.

- Hey it's the footy club! In a new picture on the website where we pose with our new second-hand uniforms (thanks to GGAFL) and our new hand-made goals:

Bald guy, third from the left, blue shirt, in the back, that's me! The guy in front of me is Travis. Running into Travis is like running into a brick wall. You just bounce off.

The guy near the middle, in the white shirt, that's Matt. Matt and Amy (on the far left) are the organizers of the club. Matt also happens to be the coach of the US Footy team for the 2011 International Cup. We're learning from the best here!
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tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm "yeff")

  • 10:04 I saw an ad for an "eyelash drug" this morning, in case you feel you have inadequate eyelashes. Amazing. #
  • 11:11 @interweber Morning Glory - yum! I'll be in Ashland myself in a few weeks, for July 4th #
  • 12:30 @interweber But it's a GOOD kind of "can't hardly move", isn't it! :-) #
  • 12:32 Extra extra tamarind sauce is a marvelous occasion #
  • 14:58 @interweber Just make your way down to Key of C and have a tea later. Maybe the Eastern European music jam will be happening! #
  • 14:58 Hey, look, the build actually worked! Time to try to integrate my code, now that most of the day was lost to the build issues. Sheesh. #fb #
  • 15:37 Lady Gaga might sing a lot about acquiring possessions, veiled sexual innuendo, and hawt, but DANG those are some seriously catchy beats! #
  • 15:39 @lilithsaintcrow That story is a reminder to me to teach my daughters how to rescue themselves! and to not be overprocessed snoots... #
  • 16:35 @mswriterkim Sorry to hear that. I hope tomorrow is a better day! #
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