Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday Poll


My brother is a Professor at a mid sized College.  He likes to joke about torturing his students. My brother has a very dry sense of humor but is also very sarcastic so I like to think that despite the difficulty of his coursework his students like him.  I like to help devise ways to torture his students as well. I suggested conspicuous use of copious amounts of hand sanitizer every time the go into his office.  I also suggested a pop quiz.  he said he has done that, but he did give them a days notice.  FAIL! A pop quiz is NO NOTICE.  he's too nice.  I suggested starting the lecture and in the middle tell them there is a pop quiz right now!  I suggested the group project, which is torture for the over achievers because they end up doing the works of the slackers.  I suggested making students stand up every time they have a question that seems really old school but just annoying and passive aggressive enough to get under their skin. There are may ways to torture students.  Why do I know so many? Because I was tortured by my teachers in school. Aside from every single teacher mispronouncing my name, followed by a chorus of the entire class singing the Oak Ridge Boys song, the quizzes, inane text books that they make you buy then never refer to the entire year, the cryptic syllabus that forgets to mention a key part of the class for the quarter, I've been though it all. (Including the standing up to answer questions and pop quizzes)  Of course I was in school during the stone age.  We didn't have the Internet or Microsoft windows for that matter.  We had card catalogs and books published in 1963 as our only reference on a subject.  We had Xeroxed syllabus (syllabi?) and had to speak to our professors in person should we need an extension on a paper or what not.  Yes.  We had actual dinosaurs on my campus.  It was a drag dodging the T-Rex to get to Abnormal Psychology 101, but always a blast to slide  down the brontosaurus at the end of Statistics class.  What I'm saying is, I'm freakin old.  I guess not as old as some, like my Brother who went to college and they didn't even have personal computers.  He had to type his papers on an actual typewriter...at least I have that going for me...I guess.  Oh and if we wanted to cheat we had to write stuff on our arms and shoes.  No fancy text messages like they have now.  Oh did I say that out loud?  Forget I said anything!
On To The Poll!

1.  Lip Of The Day? - Chanel Glossimer in Pagoda with Chanel Nude Lip Liner all over lips.  Since I have little to no pigmentation in my natural lip color I have to use a liner when using most Chanel Glossimers.  Pagoda is a warm pinky-red-brown with silver and gold shimmer.  It's a great fall lipgloss!

2.  What was your most torturous class in school? - For sure it was Statistics.  I just sucked at it. I didn't want to take it but had to in order to complete my major. I barely got a C. I sucked at it that badly.

3.  With the Holiday Cosmetic Collections hitting the counters now, which ones are you most interested in? - For sure Chanel, but I recently say Clarins Holiday collection and I must say I'm really interested in a few items from them as well.

4. Tell me about a fond memory of a day in school for you. -I was in kindergarten and we were finger painting.  The teacher had covered all the tables in plastic wrap, which we thought was odd, and she made us wash our hands before using the finger paint, AND we were only given one color - BROWN.  Then about 3 minutes into finger painting the teacher announced that we were using chocolate pudding!  We all squealed with delight and started eating our finger paint masterpieces and licking our hands.  Yeah. Good Times!

5.  What beauty item have you recently used up, run out of, and/or need to repurchase? - My Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. I need a new bottle ASAP.  Since Nordstrom is having a GWP I thin I'll pick up a bottle from them!

11 comments:

  1. oh my gosh, the school memory with the pudding is so freakin' adorable! i gotta share that with some of the mothers in my area.

    1- um, it was an LE NYC lipstick from this summer. i always forget the name, but it looks a lot like Orgasm lippie, and it's my go-to because it's nude, satiny, and moisturizing. i was in a rush this morning.

    2- i loved school, honest i did. i miss college even though i've been done for 3 years. the class that i cared for the least was my first semester of physics. the building ran warm (like furnace warm), the class was at 2 pm, the teacher was fun to listen to but he didn't communicate the subject at all well, and i barely scraped a passing grade.

    but it was my first semester at school, and by the second semester of school (and physics- for my bio major, or i wouldn't have bothered), i had adjusted and got a 3.0 in that class. i preferred active physics like sound waves and ballistics to the gravity problems and acceleration stuff. i foudn the subject fascinating but i couldn't spit it back up on the test. oh and i took my final with a FEVER of 104!

    3- meh. i think i might wait for Tartan Tale to hit my CCO. i adore Guerlain's Les Ors but that's never going to happen; it's so pricey and i'm saving my money for our trip to Arizona in December.

    4- i have a lot of priceless memories of really great days at school. i think a favourite was the time i dressed and made up as a mime for Halloween ( Bio Club was having a party) and would only talk outside of class. my professors were used to hearing from me in class so it wigged them out when i mimed my responses, and one prof had a pathological fear of mimes (oops) so he asked me to move away from him! i also loved my first genetics lab because we extracted DNA from onions, and it was SO. COOL.

    5- just cleanser and eye makeup remover, but the l'Oreal remover i bought smells horribly flowery and irritates my eyelids! i'm going to chuck it.

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  2. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Rosal lip balm. still sick will have to throw it away so i dont re-infect myself!!

    2. What was your most torturous class in school? - Oh god.. latin. I just could not get hold of the grammar and the fact its a dead language with no modern words.

    3. With the Holiday Cosmetic Collections hitting the counters now, which ones are you most interested in? - Mac has the tartan collection and i want the eyeshadow with the 6 brown shades!! DYING to get my hands on it!

    4. Tell me about a fond memory of a day in school for you. -
    LOL yours is so cute!!!!
    I remember my drama teacher sneaking us out of boarding school for cocktails. Only two of us did drama and at 18 you do NOT want to be stuck in the studio all day.
    She also used to let us have hot chocolate every lesson and give us a chocolate bar to melt in it!!

    5. What beauty item have you recently used up, run out of, and/or need to repurchase? - My Korres G&V foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear Tint, Rimmel pressed powder, mascara, mineral fusion lipstick, mouthwash lol.. i never use up my products and suddenly I have hit pan on about 100x things!!

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  3. 1. Lip Of The Day? - MAC Hot Tahiti over Prep & Prime lip. The perfect, sheer red lippie. Vibrant but not OTT. Lurve.

    2. What was your most torturous class in school? - I hated stats too...I passed only because we had a take-home final, which we did as a group, and the overachiever/braniac gave us all the answers. Math is hard.

    3. With the Holiday Cosmetic Collections hitting the counters now, which ones are you most interested in? - Guerlain is bothering me right now. That pesky little bee.

    4. Tell me about a fond memory of a day in school for you. -Easter one year, and sneaking in the back to eat all the jelly beans with Chris Smiros and denying it.

    5. What beauty item have you recently used up, run out of, and/or need to repurchase? - Finesse Moisturizing Conditioner. I need more but I have no time so I'm using up all my hair masks in the meantime.

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  4. 1. Nothing yet, but I was eating breakfast so probably some Greek yogurt residue yummmy!

    2. I would vote for all of middle school minus art & choir, but in terms of college coursework probably my senior thesis research seminar. My professor was just atrocious, I had previously taken Intermediate Microeconomics with him & already knew that he was completely incompetent (mumbles, ends class 40 min. early, only gives one example per type of problem, not helpful during office hours, no textbook assigned!). But he was even worse than expected & the only professor available to advise for Environmental Economics. He actually stood me up several times for advising appointments! Never referred me to relevant materials or provided any real feedback & then sent me a condescending email with my grade (a 3.0/B, which naturally I cried over LOL). Ugh!!!

    3. I have my eye on Dior and NARS... those quints!!!

    4. I had the most amazing English teacher in high school. I also happened to attend an alternative school so we had a bit more flexibility with our curriculum. Our teacher allowed students in the creative writing course to lead a class if they wished, so a friend of mine decided to teach a lesson on writing romance novels (yes, the cheesy Harlequin ones!!!) and had us write pastiches of them. At the end of class we went around the room reading our favorite paragraphs out loud. Our school's guidance counselor walks into the classroom unannounced while a student is reading a particularly interesting sentence (something about "spelunking her cave of femininity" LMAO!) and turns the brightest shade of red. I have never seen anyone blush like that since! My high school was a lot of fun... tough academically, but we got live local rock bands to perform on the front lawn for the first day of school and other fun stuff like our own special events days.

    5. I'm getting major pan on the All About Eve duo in one of my palettes... but I already bought a back-up a few months ago!

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  5. So did your brother go to school when they discovered dirt?? HA just kidding. I'm probably the same age as you so I can fully relate. When typing was taught in school it was on an actual typewriter. I didn't take it till I went to community college and it was on a keyboard - I felt so adequate and with the times. Sometimes I miss the Dewey Decimal system...I digress...

    1. LOTD - Burberry Rosewood/Heather Rose lip gloss. The Rosewood purchase was influenced by your review. Yes, you are evil and may I please have another??

    2. Most tortous class? Anything involving numbers...algebra, statics, you name it. I hate to be a stereotype but I sucked at it. Wait, I'm also Asian so I failed that stereotype too.

    3. I want to check out the Dior palettes and some of the Laura Mercier stuff. I think I'm heading to lines I normally do not purchase.

    4. Fond day at school? I think it may have been in the 8th grade and being named Student of the Week for History class or English. I do remember I was able to make it 3x that year and I also was top of my history class. This was the first and last time for that to happen. Because I beat out two of my closest girl friends that ended up being co-validictorians our graduating year. The moral of the story is do not have boyfriends in High School just do your homework -this is the advice I am giving my daughter when she turns 14.

    5. I am hitting the pan of my MAC espresso e/s. This is my brow color and those that know me best knows that I would cry like a little girl if I lost that pan or if I dropped it and shattered. I will pick up another next pay day.

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  6. forgot to say, i was homeschooled from k-12 so every day was challenging academically, but my Mum was my teacher and she was very good at teaching. so i liked it even though i always left my Latin homework until the last minute.

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  7. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Mac Blankety. I actually had foreseen on putting on a Maybelline Color sensational lipstick that is only a few months old and was stored properly and well closed. Well, it has gone dry and rancid. I'm upset.

    2. What was your most torturous class in school? Physics. I was excellent at chemistry but physics was just not accessible to my brand.


    3. With the Holiday Cosmetic Collections hitting the counters now, which ones are you most interested in? Chanel, definitely.

    4. Tell me about a fond memory of a day in school for you. -Nothing in particular, I liked school in general, there were my friends and I had fun, and I liked most classes. (Which is probably why I graduated as a teacher even though I don't work in that field now)

    5. What beauty item have you recently used up, run out of, and/or need to repurchase? - BB Concealer, just opened a new one yesterday.

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  8. 1. BE Kanani l/g - I actually wore my MAC Dollymix today, and this l/g goes great with it.

    2. Any of my stats classes in college. They caused me to change my major.

    3. I have enough empties for a B2M lippie, and that's about it. I have no money right now, so I'm not going to be teasing myself with anything.

    4. I was asked this question today earlier during a mini in-service on co-teaching. Really, not a lot is jumping to mind. We did have a great project in elementary creating a relief map of the United States out of clay!

    5. I feel like I'm running out of my EL DW Light. I actually feel like I'm using more now that I'm using Fyrinnae Velvet Gel as my primer, which doesn't please me.

    BTW, *LOVE* that you mentioned the Oak Ridge Boys today! I TOTALLY heard that song this morning in the car and thought of you!! ;)

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  9. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Saliva, oh yeah!

    2. What was your most torturous class in school? - In college it's guitar reading. I hate reading music! In primary school it was anything math. Precalculus was the worst! The teacher said we were at a level where she did not need to teach, we could teach ourselves. Then why are you here?!

    3. With the Holiday Cosmetic Collections hitting the counters now, which ones are you most interested in? - None really, which is really surprising!

    4. Tell me about a fond memory of a day in school for you. - In fifth grade I got together a group of girls and we rehearsed a play that I found. Our teacher let us perform it in class!

    5. What beauty item have you recently used up, run out of, and/or need to repurchase? - CeraVe moisturizing cream. I am alos going to buy another Maybelline ColorSensational lipstick in pink please. It's my favorite right now and I don't want to run out!

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  10. You should tell your brother to tell pointless stories in the middle of the lecture for like 20 minutes and then not finish the actual lecture content, because I know that annoys me XD

    1. Lip Of The Day? - I started off wearing Spell Cosmetics Vamp Up gloss in Centrefold, but then switched to NYX Megashine gloss in Smokey Look.

    2. What was your most torturous class in school? - Definitely Maths in high school......or PE. D; Probably Project Management at university because the lecturer bored me to tears, or an Event Sponsorship & Marketing course, because the assignment was too big to be an individual one and the tutor provided so little help with it.

    3. With the Holiday Cosmetic Collections hitting the counters now, which ones are you most interested in? - Not really any, though I always think the mini MAC brush sets that come out are adorable. I'm sure some indie mineral makeup companies will come out with awesome holiday collections :3

    4. Tell me about a fond memory of a day in school for you. - The times when my Geography teacher took us to a car show, motor-racing event and to the beach, under the guise that we were doing an assignment. He even made up a fake assignment to show the school board so we could go!


    5. What beauty item have you recently used up, run out of, and/or need to repurchase? - A really pretty milky peach gloss by Manicare. It made for a great nude lip!

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  11. 1. Lip Of The Day? -MAC Mattene Lipstick in Fashion Nomad. Seriously gorgeous matte neon orange. I love anything matte...

    2. What was your most torturous class in school? - Still in school, but most definitely Xhosa (I'm South African.) Although, it's a lot more to do with my minuscule understanding of it than the teacher...

    3. With the Holiday Cosmetic Collections hitting the counters now, which ones are you most interested in? - Not holiday season yet, but the MAC Marilyn Monroe collection sound exceedingly promising... I'm going to a free demo on the 6th of October, and will probably have to refrain from buying every item there.(C'mon a collection inspired by the ultimate 50's icon for the 50's obsessed girl?)Also eyeing a couple of those new liquid lipsticks from Guerlain. (And don't get me started on the Liu collection!)

    4. Tell me about a fond memory of a day in school for you. - Grade 6. The classroom was locked one breaktime and everyone's lunches were inside.(It was a Sports Day and we needed energy!) My friend and I climbed in through the high window, dropped about two meters onto the ground from afore mentioned high window, got everyone's lunches and then calmly opened the sliding door like it was a piece of cake... (And then denied all knowledge of such event...)


    5. What beauty item have you recently used up, run out of, and/or need to repurchase? - Steamcream!(I'm really happy because it was about to go off.) Oh, and baby wipes...

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