Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday Poll


OK. You knew I was going to write about the end of the world right? I mean my obsession with Zombies sure hasn't helped with my curiosity of the supposed impending Apocalypse on December 21st, 2012.  According to someone that thinks they know what they are doing when it comes to reading Mayan Calendars, the world is supposed to end on December 21st, 2012 at 11:00PM E.S.T.  I really don't care how they  (whoever "They" are) figured this out, I'm more amused that there are people out there that believe it.  I wonder what it would be like, if in 2,000 years some other humans unearth the remains of my old and unused Casio day planner and find out the world is supposed to end on March 27th 4015.  Somehow they are able to get batteries to work in this old Casio day planner and through the miracle of computer chips get the calendar feature to engage and the darn thing only has enough memory to go forward 2,000 years and then it can't count any higher. What if these future humans believe the same thing that our present day humans believe and think the world will end on a specific date?  Will they start stockpiling food & water and ammo?  Will they pay attention to the hundreds of thousands of other "doomsday prophecies" that came & went with nothing more than a light wind on the end of the world day that never was?  Nature is so unpredictable.  Nature never tells us when its going to do anything.  We have computers with complicated algorithms that can analyze patterns to try and [predict the weather, but we still never know when there is going to be an earthquake, volcanic eruption, or whatever.  The best we can do is guess.  We can make educated guesses, but we are still just guessing.  The Mayans did not have some special connection with nature that it was able to tell them when the world would finally fall apart (or blow up). If they did, they might have foreseen the Spaniards invading and saved their entire race, right?  The thing is. The end of the world, as we know it, is not happening tomorrow.  How do I know that? Because I think that some archaeologist dug up an old unused day planner from 2,000 years ago, that some Mayan threw out when the Spaniards invaded because it was too heavy to carry while he was fleeing or fighting, and that old Mayan day planner is a lot like my old Casio day planner, it only had enough space on the stone (e.g. memory) to go up to December 21st, 2012. What I would like for tomorrow?  Make it a peaceful day without some crazies trying to blow sh!t up, or kill people or do anything they think might trigger the imagined apocalypse, because I seriously only have so much Xanax and I don't think I can handle more bad news.
On To The Poll!

1.  Lip Of The Day? - Chantecaille Lip Chic in Dahlia. Shiny plummy sheer goodness.

2.  What do you think the over/under on the number of times the song by R.E.M., "It's The End Of The World" will be played on the radio tomorrow? - I think it's about 200 so I'm taking the over.

3.  If the world were ending and you could only grab one lipstick (or gloss), one blush and one eyeshadow to take with you, what would you grab? (please ignore the fact that you really wouldn't need makeup if this were actually happening, let's just pretend.) - I would grab my Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Le Brillant Jewel Lipstick Compact in Betsy #B62, my Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Rose Ecrin, and my Shu Uemura ME Silver 945 eyeshadow.

4.  How annoying do you think TV and Social Media will be on December 21st?   - Ultra mega uber annoying. I plan to stay off Facebook, Twitter and the TV. I'm going to re-read World War Z by Max Brooks, since the movie is coming out soon.

5.  With the end of the YEAR soon approaching have you managed to fulfill all of your makeup wishes yet? - I think I have. I don't have any "cravings" or "lemmings" for anything in particular, but if you list what you are pining away for, maybe I'll become inspired!



That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane -
Lenny Bruce is not afraid. Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn -
world serves its own needs, regardless of your own needs. Feed it up a knock,
speed, grunt no, strength no. Ladder structure clatter with fear of height,
down height. Wire in a fire, represent the seven games in a government for
hire and a combat site. Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies
breathing down your neck. Team by team reporters baffled, trump, tethered
crop. Look at that low plane! Fine then. Uh oh, overflow, population,
common group, but it'll do. Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its
own needs, listen to your heart bleed. Tell me with the rapture and the
reverent in the right - right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright
light, feeling pretty psyched.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

Six o'clock - TV hour. Don't get caught in foreign tower. Slash and burn,
return, listen to yourself churn. Lock him in uniform and book burning,
blood letting. Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate. Light a candle,
light a motive. Step down, step down. Watch a heel crush, crush. Uh oh,
this means no fear - cavalier. Renegade and steer clear! A tournament,
a tournament, a tournament of lies. Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives
and I decline.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

The other night I tripped a nice continental drift divide. Mount St. Edelite.
Leonard Bernstein. Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs.
Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom! You symbiotic, patriotic,
slam, but neck, right? Right.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine...fine...

(It's time I had some time alone)

10 comments:

  1. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Burt's Bees lip Shimmer, also in Plum.


    2. What do you think the over/under on the number of times the song by R.E.M., "It's The End Of The World" will be played on the radio tomorrow? - I only listen to classical music and House of Blues on the radio, so I can't say.


    3. If the world were ending and you could only grab one lipstick (or gloss), one blush and one eyeshadow to take with you, what would you grab? (please ignore the fact that you really wouldn't need makeup if this were actually happening, let's just pretend.) - Here's the thing-- I wouldn't grab those items: I'd grab concealer, lip balm and mascara, in Bare Minerals Stroke of Light, Fresh Sugar Rose, and 100% Pure Blueberry, respectively.

    4. How annoying do you think TV and Social Media will be on December 21st? - Pretty annoying, but I don't watch TV, and I plan to stay off FB too.

    5. With the end of the YEAR soon approaching have you managed to fulfill all of your makeup wishes yet? --

    No. There is a set from Fresh that I've wanted insanely, and instead of just buying it outright, I have spent twice as much on almost-as-good products, like a full-blown idiot. And I still want it!!! (Not even sure it's still available-- full size plum lip tint and mini sugar scrub.)

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  2. 1. Lip Of The Day? Burberry Lip Cover 01 Nude Beige

    2. What do you think the over/under on the number of times the song by R.E.M., "It's The End Of The World" will be played on the radio tomorrow? Locally maybe 50, in places with culture probably 500+.

    3. If the world were ending and you could only grab one lipstick (or gloss), one blush and one eyeshadow to take with you, what would you grab? (please ignore the fact that you really wouldn't need makeup if this were actually happening, let's just pretend.)

    Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 69 Flirt, Emilio Pucci for Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzing Powder and Blush, BftE Riddle eyeshadow.

    4. How annoying do you think TV and Social Media will be on December 21st? Slightly more annoying than usual.

    5. With the end of the YEAR soon approaching have you managed to fulfill all of your makeup wishes yet?
    Not yet but I did drop some less than subtle hints so we'll see.

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  3. I now have that song stuck in my head, oh man! lol

    If the world is ending I'm just grabbing a handful of my red lipsticks. They're all together, I can grab and run. Hourglass Icon will definitely be one of them. I'd grab Laura Mercier's Gilded Bronze which goes so well with that lipstick. lol or my fall 2012 Guerlain palette that is great with my eyes. Blush would be Rouge Bunny Rouge Gracilis.

    I've done well this year with makeup wishes although I'll never say no to more, especially some new perfume!

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  4. 1. Lip Of The Day?
    Silk Naturals Nice Nudes Palette - I like mixing the colors :)

    2. What do you think the over/under on the number of times the song by R.E.M., "It's The End Of The World" will be played on the radio tomorrow?
    Exactly 349.8 times...350 interrupted by the world ending

    3. If the world were ending and you could only grab one lipstick (or gloss), one blush and one eyeshadow to take with you, what would you grab? (please ignore the fact that you really wouldn't need makeup if this were actually happening, let's just pretend.)
    Youngblood Guava, Youngblood Sherbet, MAC painterly

    4. How annoying do you think TV and Social Media will be on December 21st?
    I'll be driving all day (with no smart phone) so whatev, probably more annoying than usual

    5. With the end of the YEAR soon approaching have you managed to fulfill all of your makeup wishes yet?
    I really want the mirror from the Cinderella collection at sephora, so pretty! (and no, not my own reflection lol)

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  5. 1. Lip of the day: EOS Pomegranate Raspberry. I'm bare-faced today so hence the lipbalm

    2. Song play: It's going to be everywhere. I plan on giving my iPod a healthy playlist workout and avoid the lot.

    3. World Ending Makeup: BeneFit Benetint for blush, it's a stain so you can't go wrong. Sexy Lips by Laura Mercier, it's a sheer lipstick that is buildable and I always feel awesome wearing it. Eyeshadow is a tough one, I'm torn between a bold color and a neutral. Either way, I'd choose Maybelline Color Tattoo because they last ALL day.

    4. Annoying media: Very.

    5. Fulfilled makeup wish: Well, I started doing my own blog (whataclevergirl.blogspot.com) reviewing stuff I love and though I've let it slip recently due to familial drama, I'm still proud to be doing it.

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  6. 1. L'Oreal Infallible gloss in Petal.

    2. I don't listen to the radio, ever, so I really don't care. That said, I'm quite certain that each & every DJ will think they are just so clever & original (and funny) each time they play it, so I would imagine it will be alot, even on non-English speaking stations. Hence, I stopped listening to the radio many years ago. Besides, how much good music came post-1986?

    3. I think it would just be easier to grab my "basic" makeup bag, and whatever happens to be in it. I keep both Naked palettes in there, and now Naked Basics, Revlon Pure Pearl eyeshadow, foundation, powder, mascara, eyeliner, & brow pencil in there at all times, and any random lipstick or gloss that may be in there. My makeup is spread out in several drawers & bins, but this is (literally) my "grab & go" bag.

    4. I just watch FNC all day, and they tend to focus on actual relevant news (although, I can do from a break from the Newtown tragedy-it's just so heartwrenching on so many levels...).

    5. I'm *trying* to convince myself I don't need the LORAC Pro palette, but... Also, I have to finish purging my lip stash and see what needs to be replaced.

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  7. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Catrice Nectar Gloss in Gorgeous Blossom

    2. What do you think the over/under on the number of times the song by R.E.M., "It's The End Of The World" will be played on the radio tomorrow? - No idea, lol.


    3. If the world were ending and you could only grab one lipstick (or gloss), one blush and one eyeshadow to take with you, what would you grab? (please ignore the fact that you really wouldn't need makeup if this were actually happening, let's just pretend.) - What do you mean, won't need make-up?? I'd grab my e.l.f. HD blush, and my favorite Shiseido shimmering cream eyeshadow!

    4. How annoying do you think TV and Social Media will be on December 21st? - Annoying enough to make me turn off my TV, radio and phone all day.

    5. With the end of the YEAR soon approaching have you managed to fulfill all of your makeup wishes yet? - No! I still want that Japonesque brush set!

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  8. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Illamasqua's Drench with Nailtini's clear gloss.

    2. What do you think the over/under on the number of times the song by R.E.M., "It's The End Of The World" will be played on the radio tomorrow? - Billions. That's my entire answer.

    3. If the world were ending and you could only grab one lipstick (or gloss), one blush and one eyeshadow to take with you, what would you grab? (please ignore the fact that you really wouldn't need makeup if this were actually happening, let's just pretend.) - Illamasqua Hustle, NARS Dolce Vita, and my Rock and Republic Fatalistic (matte black, to be used as liner). Never know when a little color, pout, and eyeball definition will get the bad guy to drop the gun. If the liner doesn't count, then the closet pinky-champagne eyeshadow.

    4. How annoying do you think TV and Social Media will be on December 21st? - I loved World War Z! Well, loved might be the wrong word. I enjoyed the hell out of it.
    Incredibly annoying, I'm basically avoiding everyone/thing that I can.

    5. With the end of the YEAR soon approaching have you managed to fulfill all of your makeup wishes yet? - I don't have any major lemmings right now, but I always need more indie shadows. Always.

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  9. 1. Lip Of The Day? - my Burt's Bees tinted balm in Hibiscus

    2. What do you think the over/under on the number of times the song by R.E.M., "It's The End Of The World" will be played on the radio tomorrow? - 177?

    3. If the world were ending and you could only grab one lipstick (or gloss), one blush and one eyeshadow to take with you, what would you grab? (please ignore the fact that you really wouldn't need makeup if this were actually happening, let's just pretend.) - I would grab my Fresh Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment, Becca Mineral Blush in Sweetpea, and my Becca eyeshadow quad or Dior quint in Petal Shine--both of these solely for the gorgeous taupe shades inside :P

    4. How annoying do you think TV and Social Media will be on December 21st? - Eh--not really sure. I don't think too bad...right? I hope!

    5. With the end of the YEAR soon approaching have you managed to fulfill all of your makeup wishes yet? - not even close!!

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  10. 11 PM EST? that's like the 5th time I've seen listed for when it was supposed to happen. obviously the "experts" can't even agree on the time of day let alone the exact date.

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