Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday Poll

This morning while checking my e-mail I received a notice saying that I was close to exceeding the bandwidth of my free Photobucket account.  OK. That's cool. I can have some time to check out options of what I want to do, and if I want to upgrade and for how much and...DING! I receive another e-mail from a concerned reader telling me that all my images are gone from my blog and in its place is this:


Well Jeez!  Thanks Photobucket for giving me some time...not.  I note the time on the "warning" e-mail from Photobucket was  sent late last night. Apparently between 8PM last night and 8AM the next day I exceeded my bandwidth and the just put this up in place of all my images on my blog.  They were holding my pictures hostage!  I do understand I was using this service for FREE so I should be happy that I could store so many images since 2009 for no cost at all, right?  Right.  It's just, 12 hours is not sufficient time to get something in motion to solve this problem.  Especially when those hours happen near my bedtime and while I'm sleeping.  Oh well I fixed the issue this morning once I was able to get to a computer, but my images won't show up for another 6 hours!!!  It still irks me that some of you a greeted with the image above for 6 hours or more.

That lead me to think about all the "free" stuff I enjoy on the web.  Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, countless blogs.  I think the days of "free" internet are slowly fading away.  Even now on Facebook if you want to have a post on your fan page seen by all your fans, you have to pay. If you care about such things on Twitter, you can pay to have Twitter promote your post to show up in thousands of feeds.  Gmail is free now, but you get ads across your screen related to the content of your messages.  Gmail is reading your e-mail!  How much longer before they start charging a fee based on the number of messages you have in your account?

I'm not complaining, mind you. This is a capitalist society (in America) and the web is slowly turning that way too.  I'm just being cranky I guess.  I liked being able to read the New York Times for free on line.  That ended quickly.  I liked to be able to watch TV shows on line, until some networks and Hulu, Netflix, etc. got the bright idea that people would pay to watch "free TV".  Heck TV isn't even free any more.  They got rid of the analog signal over the airwaves and switched to digital. Now you need a special box just to get the basic channels.

I'm starting to sound like a crotchety old woman.  "Back in my day we didn't have to pay for high bandwidth!" "You kids get off my lawn!" "Slow down! This is a neighborhood!"

On To The Poll!

1.  Lip Of The Day? - Chanel Allure Extrait De Gloss in Troublant. This My Lips But Better gloss is the perfect neutral lip for days when I just don't have time to fuss with picking a color and a liner and being precise with application.

2.  Fill in the blank with a beauty item: "I'm totally obsessed with _________ right now." - I could say NOTHING. I'm a little burnt out on beauty right now. But If I had to answer I would say, finding a good leave in conditioner that doesn't make my hair greasy.

3.  What is your favorite soup? - Having been sick for almost 3 weeks I had a lot of soup to eat. Chicken mostly and I'm over it!  My favorite soup is Lobster Bisque!

4.  What makeup application technique would you like to learn how to do or improve upon? - Tightlining. I suck at it. I get watery eyes from it and it never looks right.

5. What was the last thing you ate? - Belvita Breakfast Biscuits.  Yummy and filling!

15 comments:

  1. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Nothing yet but it will be lipbalm due to the fact I have to go to a Wake kind of thing later

    2. Fill in the blank with a beauty item: "I'm totally obsessed with _________ right now." - EVERYTHING because I'm saving due to difficult work situation with potentially disaster outcome, and so of course I want tons of things I can't buy and usually don't care for.

    3. What is your favorite soup? - the one my mom used to make with celery, carrot, oninon, italian parsley and potatoes. Might do it this week-end!

    4. What makeup application technique would you like to learn how to do or improve upon? - Base makeup on black skin. I have close to zero practice there and it's tricky.

    5. What was the last thing you ate? - lunch: home made bread, ham, hummus, some cheese and some fruit. Those Belvita biscuits are my afternoon snack, as they're amongst the biscuits that don't mess up with my blood sugar! I love them :)

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  2. 1. Vaseline...

    2. I really want Sephora Pitch Black All in 1 Waterproof eyeliner. Also, I'm back in a gel nail polish mood.

    3. Anything tomato: cream, bisque, what have you.

    4. I can't do eye shadow well. It doesn't help that I don't practice.

    5. A lemon poppyseed muffin. I don't understand poppy seeds. They don't seem to contribute significantly to taste or texture. Do they just look cute in a lemon muffin? Like muffin freckles?

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  3. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Right now it's lip balm but I will be applying Jordana LOL gloss in OMG. It's a pretty, shimmery red.

    2. Fill in the blank with a beauty item: "I'm totally obsessed with _________ right now." - Red lippies. It's all your fault.

    3. What is your favorite soup? - Ham and navy bean followed closely by miso.

    4. What makeup application technique would you like to learn how to do or improve upon? - I want to do some of the fancy eye looks I see. I usually just add something to the crease and that's it.

    5. What was the last thing you ate? - Nothing yet, I've only been awake for 30 minutes. But my coffee sure is good.

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  4. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in L'Impatient, but only as a light stain, as it's quite a bold color, but goes well with my purple eye look.

    2. Fill in the blank with a beauty item: "I'm totally obsessed with finding a good hydrating serum right now."

    3. What is your favorite soup? - Chicken artichoke

    4. What makeup application technique would you like to learn how to do or improve upon? - Countouring


    5. What was the last thing you ate? - Belvita Breakfast Biscuits. Yummy and filling!

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    1. OOps, forgot the last one-I just had some Keebler Peanut butter sandwich crackers.

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  5. LOTD: Tom Ford Shine in Frolic
    Obsessed with: Tom Ford's summer collection. I've seen the sneaks; I want it!
    Favorite soup: Tomato with basil
    Application technique: Covering the broken capillaries around my nose without it looking heavy and unnatural.
    Last eaten: The juiciest, sweetest, most awesome tangerine in the world--a Sumo Tangerine.

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  6. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Since I'm home feeling under the weather it's L'Occitane's Desert Rose Lip Balm. time to use up something from my horde.

    2. Fill in the blank with a beauty item: "I'm totally obsessed with _________ right now." - Nothing in particular although I read last night that Armani is coming out with new lacquers and as I love the Armani glosses I can't wait to see these.

    3. What is your favorite soup? - I hate chicken soup! lol I'll order up a bowl of lentil soup any day. Not pureed though, how some people make it. I want to chew those lentils!

    4. What makeup application technique would you like to learn how to do or improve upon? - hmm I'd like to improve my cat eye technique. I need to be more consistent in putting it on correctly for my eyes.

    5. What was the last thing you ate? - Bread & cheese. Comfort food when I feel like crap. :)

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  7. Please note I had the same photobucket issue. I paid the $30 but please do let me know on like facebook or something if you find a better something. Its per year usage...well eventually its going to be a whole lot more than $30!

    1. Maybelline Color Whisper in Mad for Magenta. Getting ready to film & this is so pretty!

    2.I'm totally obsessed with taupe eyeshadows right now. I guess that doesn't make today different from any other day. I'm currently wearing the Sephora quilted eyeshadow you hogtied me & forced me to purchase.

    3. Homemade chicken noodle soup. Yes, even the noodles.

    4. I still suck at lining my lips with liner or lipstick in general. My lip line is really weird & actually continues under my lip so it looks like I shouldn't have lipstick there....although I do.

    5. Lays Chicken & Waffles potato chips. Yes I am telling you the truth, look at my instagram. Now do tell em how weird that is!

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  8. You are RIGHT and have every right to be sounding like an old cranky lady, lol :-) Seriously, I don't like these changes either. I am only 25 and I am already getting all nostalgic about 'the good old days' when stuff was still easy and not everything had to cost money.

    1. Lip Of The Day? - Just wore lip balm today, Labello.

    2. Fill in the blank with a beauty item: "I'm totally obsessed with _________ right now." - my new e.l.f. cream blush in Tease

    3. What is your favorite soup? - My dad makes some great pumpin curry soup!

    4. What makeup application technique would you like to learn how to do or improve upon? - Doing graphic eyeliner

    5. What was the last thing you ate? - A fruit mix. Orange, pear and apple, yummie!

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  9. 1. Lip of the Day?- Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Runaway

    2. Fill in the blank with a beauty item: "I'm totally obsessed with _________ right now."- Eyeshadow. Any brand or color. I've bought so much in the last couple months.

    3. What is your favorite soup? Italian Wedding Soup. I love the little meatballs.

    4. What makeup application technique would you like to learn how to do or improve upon?- Winged eyeliner. It never seems to look right when I do it.

    5. What was the last thing you ate?- A sweet onion chicken teriyaki sandwich from Subway.

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  10. You know what the best part of this whole Photobucket nonsense is? I'll tell you. You'll have to continue to pay the $20 or what ever it is every year for them to host your pictures, or bam! This pops up again on the anniversary of your picture abduction! Highway robbery, I tell you. I've started to upload my pictures directly from my computer instead but have yet to start the daunting task of resaving my old pics and reuploading them with a back up on an external hard drive. Damn you, Photobucket. *shakes fist*

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  11. Oh I hear you--like you said, I do understand it's a a capitolist society but MAN do I miss stuff being more accessible!!

    1. Lip Of The Day? - none! Just a little bit of Aquaphor...it was a lazy day :P

    2. Fill in the blank with a beauty item: "I'm totally obsessed with _________ right now." - Paul & Joe's new Cheek Color duo in Ombrage. SUCH a pretty neutral blush!

    3. What is your favorite soup? - oooh can't pick just one--there are so many good ones! I love lobster bisque too as well as a good, creamy tomato, cream of broccoli, clam chowder, and French onion (with lots and lots of melty cheese on the bread floating on top!)

    4. What makeup application technique would you like to learn how to do or improve upon? - Hm...maybe eyeshadow application. I usually just go for a quick wash of color all over with maybe a tiny bit of a darker shade in the outer crease and a bit of highlight but I don't do full "looks"...I'd like to play with that a bit more

    5. What was the last thing you ate? - eggs sunny side up with buttered toast and string cheese on top! :D

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  12. Lip of the day: Lancome Baume in Love in Urban Ballet - it's basically a glossy clear lip balm, but I love it to pieces anyway.

    Totally obsessed with: YSL Volupte Sheer Candy lip balms. I'm into sheer lips lately and I love the feel of these.

    Fave soup: My own chicken noodle, made from scratch. Second to that, New England clam chowder.

    Makeup application: Eyeliner. I'm all thumbs at it and I want to know how to line my eyes.

    Last thing I ate: Some animal crackers. Before that I had an everything bagel with cream cheese.

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  13. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Jack Black lip balm. It's a no-makeup day.

    2. Fill in the blank with a beauty item: "I'm totally obsessed with _________ right now." - Mascara. Tightlining. Whatever it takes to give me drag queen lashes!

    3. What is your favorite soup? - New England clam chowdah. Yum!

    4. What makeup application technique would you like to learn how to do or improve upon? - Liquid liner. I've pretty much mastered gel, cream, powder, and pencil but liquid still ends up looking sloppy and uneven. No clue why, since my gel technique should work ok for that too. Oh well!

    5. What was the last thing you ate? - I had Indian food for dinner last night and nothing today. Unfortunately, I've had a stomach flu for the past 18 hours, so the thought of food turns my stomach.

    For your leave-in conditioner dilemma, have you tried going old school with the classic formula of Infusium 23? I used to swear by it, because it never weighed my hair down or left it looking greasy.

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    1. You're right. Infusium 23 has worked so well in the past. I'll just have to pick some up! Thank you!

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