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Wednesday .  April 23  .  2003  .  9:53am

as seen on tv

So I got the facial, caution be damned.  The one precaution I took, though, is to tell them to keep their pointy instruments and zit extractors to themselves.  They actually put up some fight about this, arguing that the package was for a "three-level cleansing," and without the excavation of subterranean zits, it would only be two levels, but still, I said No Way, José. 

It was pretty nice.  I mean, it was nothing earth-shattering or unexpected--it mostly consisted of steam and massaging and various preparations of goo being wiped onto my face, only to be wiped off later.  My favorite part was near the end, when they started smearing this really cold goop on that smelled like the cement they made me bite into at the orthodontist's office when they were fitting my retainer.  The goo hardened to a green death mask, and when they peeled it off twenty minutes later, my face was all firm and smooth underneath.  That part was cool.

As part of this package, there was also an eyebrow-shaping included, but I wasn't really sure that I wanted to have it done.  The reason I wasn't so sure was because the woman who was doing my facial had her eyebrows tweezed to the high heavens.  Seriously, they were so overtweezed, it was like they were only one hair thick across the whole way.  I did not want eyebrows like hers.  Therefore, I did not want the complimentary eyebrow shaping.

But then I thought that it was kind of stupid to pass up free eyebrows and then make some special trip downtown on Thursday to pay someone to do the same thing, so I said yes, she could do my brows, but only on the condition that she remove solely stray hairs, not ones that were part of the actual eyebrow complex.  So that's what she did, and it actually looks pretty good.  Paradoxically, the grooming has made my eyebrows look somewhat thicker, maybe because all the hairs are organized now and growing in the same direction.  She mostly used tweezers, but I think she also used this thing a little bit to shape the sides and get rid of the peach fuzz beginnings of what, if thicker, could be considered a monobrow.  Simplique.  As Seen on TV.

I think it's just wonderful that they have sites like As Seen on TV Headquarters to fully nourish that impulse shopper in all of us without making us have to pick up the phone.  Look, it's all the As Seen on TV products you ever considered buying.  The Pasta Maker Pro, that pot that has he lid with the holes in it, because you know, pouring pasta into a seperate strainer is just such a hassle.  (Insert footage of hapless mother spilling pasta all over her sink, hungry family waiting in the living room impatiently.)  And look, the Showtime Rotisserie Model 3000-T, from RonCo!  You just set it... ("and forget it!").  BBQ gloves included with that order, what a steal.  And you know what, I think that this Pocket Stitch looks really cool, and I don't care what anyone says.  Also, I don't care that I don't have curtains to stitch on the rod, because just the idea that I could is enough.

Look at these wedding gift suggestions.  Dang.  We should have registered here.

*                    *                    *

The state of the wedding weather forecast has been in flux.  Almost immediately after I typed, "well, at least there's no actual rain predicted" for yesterday's entry, weather.com started predicted "scattered showers" for Sunday during the day, with beautiful sunny skies the day after.  Some meteorologist out there is fucking with me.  But now, apparently, they've backtracked again, and we're back on board with "partly cloudy."  Not ideal, but after "scattered showers," it looks like a blessing.


xo
Michelle


Countdown to the wedding: 4 days
Projected wedding weather: Partly cloudy with 20% chance precipitation, high 57°/ low 43°










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Wednesday .  April 23  .  2003  .  9:53am

as seen on tv

So I got the facial, caution be damned.  The one precaution I took, though, is to tell them to keep their pointy instruments and zit extractors to themselves.  They actually put up some fight about this, arguing that the package was for a "three-level cleansing," and without the excavation of subterranean zits, it would only be two levels, but still, I said No Way, José. 

It was pretty nice.  I mean, it was nothing earth-shattering or unexpected--it mostly consisted of steam and massaging and various preparations of goo being wiped onto my face, only to be wiped off later.  My favorite part was near the end, when they started smearing this really cold goop on that smelled like the cement they made me bite into at the orthodontist's office when they were fitting my retainer.  The goo hardened to a green death mask, and when they peeled it off twenty minutes later, my face was all firm and smooth underneath.  That part was cool.

As part of this package, there was also an eyebrow-shaping included, but I wasn't really sure that I wanted to have it done.  The reason I wasn't so sure was because the woman who was doing my facial had her eyebrows tweezed to the high heavens.  Seriously, they were so overtweezed, it was like they were only one hair thick across the whole way.  I did not want eyebrows like hers.  Therefore, I did not want the complimentary eyebrow shaping.

But then I thought that it was kind of stupid to pass up free eyebrows and then make some special trip downtown on Thursday to pay someone to do the same thing, so I said yes, she could do my brows, but only on the condition that she remove solely stray hairs, not ones that were part of the actual eyebrow complex.  So that's what she did, and it actually looks pretty good.  Paradoxically, the grooming has made my eyebrows look somewhat thicker, maybe because all the hairs are organized now and growing in the same direction.  She mostly used tweezers, but I think she also used this thing a little bit to shape the sides and get rid of the peach fuzz beginnings of what, if thicker, could be considered a monobrow.  Simplique.  As Seen on TV.

I think it's just wonderful that they have sites like As Seen on TV Headquarters to fully nourish that impulse shopper in all of us without making us have to pick up the phone.  Look, it's all the As Seen on TV products you ever considered buying.  The Pasta Maker Pro, that pot that has he lid with the holes in it, because you know, pouring pasta into a seperate strainer is just such a hassle.  (Insert footage of hapless mother spilling pasta all over her sink, hungry family waiting in the living room impatiently.)  And look, the Showtime Rotisserie Model 3000-T, from RonCo!  You just set it... ("and forget it!").  BBQ gloves included with that order, what a steal.  And you know what, I think that this Pocket Stitch looks really cool, and I don't care what anyone says.  Also, I don't care that I don't have curtains to stitch on the rod, because just the idea that I could is enough.

Look at these wedding gift suggestions.  Dang.  We should have registered here.

*                    *                    *

The state of the wedding weather forecast has been in flux.  Almost immediately after I typed, "well, at least there's no actual rain predicted" for yesterday's entry, weather.com started predicted "scattered showers" for Sunday during the day, with beautiful sunny skies the day after.  Some meteorologist out there is fucking with me.  But now, apparently, they've backtracked again, and we're back on board with "partly cloudy."  Not ideal, but after "scattered showers," it looks like a blessing.


xo
Michelle


Countdown to the wedding: 4 days
Projected wedding weather: Partly cloudy with 20% chance precipitation, high 57°/ low 43°










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