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Happy Guy Fawkes Day to all my Brit friends.
I know this has nothing to do with Makeup but I'm having a touch of writers block and the lighting to take pictures of products has been craptacular lately so I'm stalling by celebrating Guy Fawkes Day.
The last time I celebrated this holiday was was 1991. I was living in London. It lived in Maida Vale in the City of Westminster. I was "goth" then, but it's not too hard to be goth when all you wear is black clothing, have white hair and wear blood red lipstick in North Carolina. Going to London I looked like an average Jane.
I miss it there. I never felt safer in a big city. I loved all the clubs. EMF "Unbelievable" was a huge hit then and I laughed because it was such a terrible song. I miss drinking Snakebites and Cider and Ribena. I miss the Tube/Underground that got me everywhere I needed to be. I miss Oxford Street and all the shoe shopping! I miss American tourists asking me for directions and then looking shocked when I spoke w/ my American accent. I miss Speaker's Corner at Hyde Park and keeping my mouth shut so they wouldn't know I was a Yank and start saying how much the US sucks. I miss my Political Science Professor who gave me a tour of Parliament and I got to sit in the PM's seat and listen to my Professor tell awful jokes about the Scottish. I miss The Strand. I miss hearing people say "please" and "cheers" all the time. I miss watching old re-runs of "Neighbours" on the TV.
I don't miss blowing black snot out of my nose every night from the pollution or having holes in my pockets from all the heavy change I carried around. But that's about it.
I know it's a cliche but You never can go home again.