Thursday, October 1, 2009

how did THOSE get there?!

okay, perhaps a little back story is needed. i live in an old house. it was built in 1907, and has hardly been changed at all in the hundred plus years since. now, on the one hand it is pretty cool to live in an older house, living history, lots of character, blah blah blah.... on the other, it is riddled with inconveniences and the kind of quirks that realtors love to point out as unique, but in reality are ginormous pains in the you-know-where. things like one electrical outlet per room. the original knob and tube wiring that leads to many prayers of protection from fire, every time we try to run a vacuum (which oddly enough, given the presence of three dogs, is not that often). no insulation. and no lighting in the living room which is where i do my makeup in the mornings, since the fluorescent light in the bathroom would give a swiss milk maid the yellowed complexion of pony-keg-a-day drinker.
now even with three strong table lamps in the living room, the light is not the best. there have been occasions, on arriving at work, where my dad has asked why my face is all bruised, and i have had to remove the several pounds of blush i had previously applied to combat my at home pallor. these are minor things that can be easily dealt with.
today however, i nearly wee'd myself when the light hit me just right, for what did i see on my face, but two eyebrows of gandalf-ian proportions! (but i am glad to say, it was indeed two eyebrows i saw, and not the dreaded uni brow) i would not be surprised to find that these eyebrows have gained wizard powers of their own. but not to fear! i shall forthwith vanquish the monstrosities with the timely application of my own brand of magic...tweezerman slanted tip tweezers. now once more into the fray good gentle persons!

posted by tangeria @ 4:55 PM  

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