On this most solemn and distinguished of occasions, I feel it is my duty and honor to scrape together a full three and a half time-outs for Mr. Larry D, though my life is exceedingly uneventful right now. Happy one year anniversary to 3.5 TOT!!! To those who come to my blog, please head over to Acts of The Apostasy and offer Larry your 3.5 time-outs as well, in celebration of this wonderful first anniversary milestone!
So Tori Amos, Jewel, and I walk into a bar…
And because it’s a Japanese bar, we’re considered total beauty queens – the cream of the crop. Why?
All them crooked teeth.
Say what?? Yep… apparently the hottest thing going in Japan for lovely young women is to have ‘Yaeba’, or a good ol’ case of snaggleteeth. They are literally paying for procedures to have their teeth made crooked and gnarly out in Japan because that’s the way their men like it. Japanese men reportedly find women with crooked teeth endearing and more approachable – evidence that said women are not perfect. Get that? Japanese women are so stunningly perfect and beautiful, they are literally getting their teeth jacked up so men will feel secure talking to them.
While I’m not Japanese, and definitely don’t need the help of ‘Yaeba’ to make me “approachable” or less perfect looking, I must say that having a gaggle of snaggle has never really bugged me. While I have always had very healthy teeth and no cavities, it wasn’t the financial priority, growing up, to get me braces – and now I really don’t feel the desire to part with a couple teeth (to make room, they tell me) for that perfect grin. Plus, my significant other rather likes my smile as is and tells me that perfect teeth on a woman can seem kind of generic. Nice save, baby.
Now I know that I’m no fashionista, but I just wanted to share the nail look that I’m crazy about for the holiday season. Glittery, super-blingy nails are simply dazzling – especially in the low-lit ambiance of our Advent and Christmas occasions. Calling to mind the sparkle of candles and Christmas tree lights, your nails can take on the luster of your jewelry, and be coordinated with it as well! In several different metallic shades and grains of glitter, these fun polishes are endlessly accessorizable, and really add a lot of warmth to the cold blah of winter.
I really wish I had a corner of my blog devoted to favorite things. Like, you know how Martha Stewart has her “Good things” that features a bunch of random stuff she likes? I want that for my blog, but called something MUCH more creative, like “Good Stuff” or “Favorite Things” or even “Things I Like”. Thinking outside the box here.
Anyway, if I had this special category, I would most certainly feature my newest obsession: fondue at The Melting Pot. I love this place soooo, so, so much! The first time I actually went there was around 14 years ago with Pat – and he hated it. I think they had just opened and didn’t quite have all their ducks in a row. The food was kind of bland and uninteresting. But recently we tried it again, only to be delighted at how good it is. There are so many choices now for the four courses – the variety of cheeses, broths, meets, chocolates, and wines (salad’s technically a course – not wine, but so?) seems endless. And the one that we go to is in this surreal, very old building that used to be a Carnegie Library. So yeah, every occasion – girl’s night out, anniversary, birthday celebration, WHATEVER – is met with me suggesting, “hey, I say we go to The Melting Pot for that!”
Do you like them real or fake? What’s your Christmas tree preference, and why?