I see these little hand sanitizer clip ons all over the place. Today it was the subway.
While I personally think hand sanitizer is ruining the planet, I am entertained by the fact it has earned a place on the outside of people’s bags.
Why not makeup? Or the lip balm that some folks are so addicted to? Or even better, candy or gum?
Purcell beat ’em to it. And we all have to look at it.
Gum would be better.
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Really big necklaces.
I see them everywhere on the subway these days.
Women are wearing them with the expected dresses and business suits, but also with casual tees and jeans.
I mentioned they are HUGE, right?
Some I like. Most not so much.
But I have noticed one very strange phenomena — and I admit, I am generalizing, but have seen enough to claim a trend — many of the women who favor these really big (HUGE) necklaces seem to think wearing them diverts attention from the rest of their person.
So, no need to do their hair. Or put on even the tiniest bit of makeup. Just don the really big necklace, and it will do the heavy lifting for their ensemble.
Or, I guess in this case, the heavy pulling down of their neck toward the ground.
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On rare occasions, I have had the pleasure of having a professional artist do my makeup.
Each asked my preferences before they began– colors, eyes, lips, etc. For example, I often said I liked a ‘strong eye.’
Thank goodness they never interpreted that to mean this —
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I was in a meeting this morning when the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards were announced.
It’s like having to work on Christmas Day.
Since I missed the entertainment editors’ reactions immediately following the event, I feel compelled to add my own. As always, it’s a mixed bag of relief and regret.
(Feel free to add your own.)
I’M SO HAPPY TO SEE…
- All the Oscar love for Moneyball (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing). It’s one of the year’s best. Understated. Over-delivers.
- Bridesmaids’ recognition come in the two categories where it is deserved — Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay. It was a funny comedy, but I think we all got a bit overly excited about just how good it was.
- The head-to-head competition between Brad Pitt and George Clooney, both in the Best Actor category and in other categories where their films are nominated together. No two friends enjoy going at each other so much or do it as well. Bodes well for the ceremony itself.
I’M SAD TO SEE…
- Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was not given a Best Picture nod. If you’re going to nominate 10 films, why not the most successful franchise in motion picture history — and its most critically acclaimed final installment? Nods for Art Direction, Makeup and Visual Effects don’t seem near enough.
- Michael Fassbender was robbed of the Best Actor nomination for Shame. I should also complain about Ryan Gosling’s omission from the list, but Fassbender alone is a crime. A crime.
- And, on the flip side, should a movie have to have a certain life in the theatre to earn a Best Picture nod? The Tree of Life was barely there. Try to see it now. Try to remember it if you did.
Okay. That’s all I have right now.
What do you think?
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