Friday, May 22, 2009
What shall we talk about?
The Elizabeth Highsmith
Friday, May 8, 2009
I often joke that I sit on a throne of vanity! I also joke upon looking less than desirable that I abdicate my throne of vanity. This was never truer than recently on the way to the beach. Since I’d be in the car the better part of the day I dressed in comfortable clothes and didn’t put on a stitch of makeup. However, I did toss my make up bag into my purse. We stopped for lunch at Subway after miles of no man’s land. I had to wait in quite a line to use the restroom. While washing my hands I got a glance at myself, I gasped in horror. I looked horrid my face was red from where my sunglasses had been pressed against my face, my pale pink shirt highlighted my ghostly pale skin and under eye circles. I seriously made a face which turned into utter angst as I thought, they know, all those people out there in that line know how awful I look. I had to refrain from coming out of the bathroom and informing them that I was now aware of how desperately I needed a good coating of make-up.
I am also Queen of the side tract; I had no intentions of sharing the above story, however my intention was to share about the vanity of my holywood crushes. In honor of Tiffany and her blog’s of favorites, I will share my favorite hollywood hunks. Recently, I developed a new crush out of the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic. Mr. Hugh Dancy certainly managed to strike my fancy! He might last awhile. I am quite fickle when it comes to the finer things of the hollywood lime light. However, there are a few quintessential men that never leave my list of vain admiration.
I recently saw The International with Clive Owen, I watched the entire movie and am not really sure what all was going on, difficult plot to follow. However, the ticket was worth every penny and more. I have been to many a movie I wouldn’t normally go to just to sit and stare and hear that wonderful accent. If I could go on a date with a famous person, I’d pick him without batting an eye. Though I doubt his wife would approve.
I fell in love with him in the Ocean’s movies. I think it’s a shame that good looking man has no offspring to pass on his extreme handsomeness and ability to age well.
He sings, he dances, he entertains, he hosts, and he takes off his shirt. Honey, I’m yours! Even with the mad lambchops and metal ripping hands, Baby, you’ve got me!
If he showed up with that good-looking jaw on my door step like he did in The Holiday, I’d have an extremely difficult time remembering I was a Christian.
A good friend termed him an “attainable handsome”, which I equate to the female version of “the girl next door”. He’s a handsome, I might be able to actually secure one of his type.
Gregory Peck ,Carey Grant, Clark Gable
Old Hollywood handsome…can’t get much better. That Clark Gable sure did make kissing look like an adventure!
John Stamos, Goran Visnjic, Michael Schoeffling
A few lingering childhood crushes, that are slightly embarrassing but none the less, they were my introduction to the finer things of vanity.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
In addition to thoughts of creating a blog over my hatred of rodents, I've thought of creating an anonymous blog detailing the secret life of church workers. It would make for great reading, however to divulge some things would put me in the hot seat. However, I can share an amusing story from yesterday. I get a phone call early yesterday morning from an elderly gentleman who specifically asked for me, he said, "I have a tip for you." I said, "ok" He said www.oprah.com/kfc. You can go there and get you a coupon for a free meal. That was the whole point of the conversation. This man is hilarious he has been battling cancer, but is known for his frank, blunt humorous take on life. He's one of those seniors who make you want to hurry up and grow old so you can get away with speaking your mind and having a plain ole good time.
My first encounter with this man involved him coming into the office to chat up the senior adult pastor and a few others. He all the sudden says, "What time is it? I've got to go home, my wife thinks I'm home vacuuming, I'm not suppose to leave the house. She'll probably call up here and give a report on me, don't you tell her I was here." He was dead serious.
I rarely see or talk to this man, however I called him on Monday to verify his email address. Maybe he wanted to share his computer knowledge with me. Who knows! I do know one of my favorite things about our senior group is their vested interest in feeding me! Which I may or may not milk by playing the, I'm a poor little single girl who doesn't know how to cook well, but loves eating your yummy food.
Today happens to be "Biscuit Day" which is brought to me every Thursday by our head custodian who is 79 and one of the hardest workers and funniest individuals I know. We have so much fun kidding with each other. His name is Mr. James and he deserves his own post!
All of that to say my tip for the day is www.oprah.com/kfc. Happy eating! At least we can't get poultry flu!