Thursday, February 14, 2008

Cat Eyes

I feel I must give my two cents about this new eye makeup style girls seem to be sporting everywhere. Have you noticed girls lately have a line of colour extending away from the corners of their eyes? It's the cat eye makeup look and I am totally baffled by it. Unless you're Cleopatra, this look should be avoided. People, Amy Winehouse is not someone to whom you should aspire to be.

Firstly, people who wear this style look like they simply didn't know what they're doing and applied their makeup in a bus while it hit a bump in the road. Secondly, and most importantly, everyone is now wearing this style so if you're doing it this late in the game, then you're a complete and utter tool.

Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis, however. Please contact me with your photos for judgment.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Writers of the world, continue uniting!

As the writer's strike in Hollywood appears to be ending, I cannot help but feel a pang of sadness. When the strike began, I feared that the lack of my favourite shows would be a real blow to my (anti-)social life. How would I kill spend my time? But as the new episodes of shows dried up, I found myself experiencing a strange feeling of freedom. The strike proved to be my very own personal William Wallace. Suddenly, I had a lot of free time in the evening. So how did I fill this time?

Well, with many hours free to me, I finally got around to doing things I've been meaning to do for a long time. I read a bunch of books that I've had languishing on my shelf. I wrote on my novel some more and fleshed out more of the plot (for a hint of its plot, I was inspired by this album and especially its artwork). I turned to my ever increasing dvd collection and started making my way through the ones that I bought but never even watched. I began playing video games that I had bought or received as gifts but whose shrink wrap I never opened. I even started catching up on old seasons of tv shows I've been meaning to watch but never got around to. (I know there is a certain hilarity in that I deem it a success to watch more tv shows to fill in the time when my other shows are out of commission but you must understand that I'm OCD-esque like that. If I have anything outstanding on my mind, it'll bother me until it's done.)

Now that the strike appears to be ending soon, what will I do? I've been steadily making my way through all the Bond movies (in order!) that I bought long ago. Will the return of new episodes put a stop to that project? What of my long in development novel? Will it die on the vine? I am supremely grateful that we'll probably get a full season of Lost and 24 will come back at one point but having no new scripted shows opened my eyes. I liken myself to that Simpsons episode "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge" where the Itchy & Scratchy show gets super lame and all the kids discover the outdoors and a world without tv. Or perhaps I'm the labouring children from Temple of Doom, escaping the slavery of network television for the freedom of a village soon to be blessed by the magical Sankara stones, or in this analogy, the freedom of doing basically anything else. In any case, my future leisure hours remain up in the air, to be divvied up as I see fit. Is less television in my future? Only time (and persuasive advertising) will tell.