I’ve got the remedy

Hee, so it seems a few people didn’t like my Christmas trash talk. My feed decreased by nearly 50%… that isn’t really saying much though heh.

Being that it is the holidays I tend to steer clear of shopping centres and as such I’m yet to buy some new cleanser. I ran out about 2 weeks ago and my face is feeling it! It is driving me a little crazy.

So last night after not being able to cope any longer I used my trusty friends the internet, and more specifically Google to tell me what to do.

They lead me onto facial scrubs made with baking/bi-carb soda and I thought ‘Wait, I have bi-carb soda!’ and it was ever so simple. Mix 3 parts bi-carb to 1 part water.

Now, I decided I’d take this a step or two further. Why use water when I have other natural skin helpers sitting in my kitchen? Why indeed? I ended up with a delicious smelling mix of bi-carb, honey and milk… unfortunately it didn’t taste quite as nice (no, I wasn’t eating it! Well, not intentionally anyway).
Then I smeared this gritty paste onto my face and waiting about 5 minutes (everyone said 10 but I wasn’t patient enough) and then massaged it a bit and washed it off.

And honestly? I was waiting for the burn or the rash but luckily I had neither and now my face is delightfully smooth and oil free!

With the success of my scrub behind me I looked in the mirror for something more that I can do and my unruly eyebrows stared back at me.

As a rule I would never put wax near my face unless I professional was in very close proximity but I suppose I was feeling reckless. I got that wax and trained those unruly brows and?

… I still have two of them… I really expected I’d be deformed for the next few weeks but fortunately the beauty angels are smiling on me today and I am rash free with two lovely eyebrows.

Ever feel the need to do something like this? Do you have any homemade remedies you couldn’t do without? Let me know, I’d really love to try them.

The joy of christmas

ah yes, Christmas. How I’ve come to loathe it. I really do. I’m sure there are other posts in the archive that mention my ever increasing dislike of Christmas and they might even say the same thing… maybe, you’ll just have to see ๐Ÿ™‚

That being said, this year has been ok on the christmas front. Most probably because I didn’t go anywhere near a mall for the last 3 to 4 weeks. That might be my biggest hate about christmas, the increasing crowds! People get so rude and inpatient this time of year. Who would have though it is meant to be about love and family?

It really isn’t, is it? That is #2 on the ‘What I hate about christmas’ list… the commercialism. I remember one year, gearing up for christmas and watching Carols by Candlelight and just feeling disgusted about what christmas has become. I’m sure it hasn’t changed a lot but I had only just realised that the real meaning of christmas now seems to be how much people can spend on ‘loved’ ones. How much can retailers squeeze out of consumers by making them think they just need to buy a little more.

When you get down to it, who actually enjoys the entire christmas period? All you hear is how no one has done their christmas shopping and money will be tight because of all the gifts and food they need. Looking from the outside in, christmas is a lot of stress! Stress about presents, stress about christmas lunch, stress about christmas day guests, people staying over… and etc. where is the fun in all that?

Over the years I’ve been saying how I will no longer celebrate christmas but this or that person always drag me back ‘Christmas wouldn’t be the same without you’. Not this year though, no presents, no cards, no nothing! Finally, no obligation to go see people I don’t like or really know. Why should I spend christmas with family who I only see AT CHRISTMAS? I’d prefer to spend it with the people I actually like.

So this year, I enjoyed myself. I did what I wanted, when I wanted it and ate whatever I liked, even if it wasn’t considered ‘christmas’ food. When did christmas get a food type? I really don’t understand why thousands (or millions) of Australians eat roasts on Christmas day… the tar is melting on the roads outside it is that hot so why not roast a turkey? Sure!

That being said… it rained all day today ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t remember the last time it rained on christmas. It feels amazing to not be cooped up in a hot house with people I don’t like but instead watching the rain falling out my window.

Now to enjoy the next 3 days off. Yes, the best thing about christmas? Public Holidays ๐Ÿ˜‰

Left with scar tissue

Oh man, I’m going to be left with Scar Tissue after all this I just know it! After all what, you say? Reading Anthony Kiedis’ (of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers) book Scar Tissue. I can’t help but wonder when the hurting stops.

I’ve soldiered on to about half way but its just. so. hard! I really can’t determine what Anthony wants me to get out of this book. Should I be sad for his junkie upbringing? Jealous of his success? I’m not sure.. all I know is I just can’t care about Anthony as much as Anthony cares about Anthony.

The only feeling I can express is annoyance. Annoyance that this pain in the arse, scum of the world type has made so much money without putting any effort in what so ever. He seems to be proud of telling us readers about how drug fucked he was from the time he was 11 up until… well I don’t know, at least mid twenties (that’s were I’m up to in this book now… only 20 years to go. help!) and how he wasn’t addicted to Heroin except that he had to sell everything and do anything just to get some each day. Not addicted… sure. Lets hope later in the book he admits to being a gross little junkie.

He also goes into much detail about all the lovely women in his life and how he cheated on each and everyone one of them even though he was desperately in love with them all. Meanwhile I try to suppress a yawn and wonder just how much longer this chapter of his life will go.

All in all, if you’re looking for a decent biography be sure to skip this one. It’s not worth your time.