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4.25.2006

Eyelashes

9:22 a.m.

I just went to the restroom. A girl, in her sweats, was busily applying mascara and curling her eyelashes. I'm never sure how to react when I see this happen. The student has obtained permission to leave class to use the restroom, brings an enormous purse full of cosmetics, and spends a large amount of time applying them. I've noticed it goes: eyeliner, mascara, curl the eyelashes, apply more mascara, stare at yourself a lot, curl the eyelashes again, apply mascara. Apply lip gloss, redo the ponytail about eight times, get really close to the mirror to inspect eyelashes again (with mouth open), redo ponytail, perhaps use hairspray, then spray perfume/body spray in large quantities all over the body.

Sometimes I give the student the raised eyebrow look as I wash my hands, and she will scurry back to class. But more often than not, the many-mascara-layered student is nonplussed and continues her preening nonchalantly.

I know, I know. When I was in high school, I did a lot of grooming. A lot. I would fret about my hair--would actually curl it with hot rollers and curling irons, or would straighten it with a blow dryer. I owned various gels and spritzes and sprays. I'd put on foundation and concealer and sometimes eyeliner andmascaraandeyeshadowandblushandlipstickandpowder, oh my! I had scented soaps and fruity shampoos. Nail polish, foot scrubs, etc. But my public bathroom grooming was limited to reapplying powder and/or lipstick. None of this eyelash curling and hairspraying, and who brought perfume to school? We usually didn't even carry purses.

Purses were for adults.

I clearly am getting old.

Because my just-blow-dry-the-hair-and-put-on-a-little-powder routine? Not nearly labor-intensive enough.

UNCOOL.

In other news, last night I finally finished the mask for the AIDS fundraiser. It's been sitting in my art room for a few months now. I've been avoiding it because of the silly theme--Tuscany. But, prodded yesterday afternoon by my boss, I sucked it up and decorated it. Hopefully it won't look too shabby next to the "famous" and "successful" artists' masks. At least I adhered to the theme--the famous artists I am referring to conveniently forgot (ignored) the theme altogether.

Ooh, look at me, I'm famous so I can ignore your stupid little theme!

Shut up.

In other news, you have just GOT to try this blueberry tea.

In other news, I have PMS and tonight am probably going to watch Sense and Sensibility AND Gilmore Girls. Justin referred to it as a "Weepfest."

And that's okay.

black sheep

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