Archive | December, 2006

Koala joke

31 Dec

Koala Bear Joke :
A koala bear was approached by a prostitute. Since he had never been with one before, he was curious and excited. They spent the night together in a hotel, and he went down on her one last time before departing.

As he was heading for the door, the prostitute yelled, “Hey! What about my money?” The koala turned, gave her a puzzled look, and shrugged his shoulders. She said, “Come here,” and pulled a dictionary out of her purse. She pointed to the word “prostitute” and its definition: “has sex and gets paid”

Finally understanding, the koala borrowed her dictionary, turned to the word “koala”, and showed her: “eats bush and leaves”

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To bake in the next few weeks

17 Dec

Gingersnaps, pistachio-spice cookies, madelines (lemon/honey/earl grey), cardamom palmiers, shortbread, cream scones (not my flaky ones), lemon curd, banana bread.

Perfume thoughts

15 Dec

Returning to Sephora:

1) Prada’s The Devil Wears Prada Tendre Set: Why? B/c the miniatures are smaller than I had expected. The Prada Intense it too intense and even though I love amber scents, this one made everyone around me go into a sneezing and wheezing fit. The original is nice and I might consider buying a full bottle, but there are more appealing amber scents out there (like Hermes Ambre Narguile). The newest addition to the Prada family is the Tendre scent, which I find is too distant from the other 2. Grouchy said I smelled like her grandpa. Nice, but that’s not who I’d like to remind you of. Besides, it’s too generic and synthetic.

2) Fresh’s Cannabis Santal: Grouchy calls it the “fuk me” scent. I don’t know what’s she’s been doing and where (j/k!!) but it does smell masculine and a bit sweaty at times. Like it, but is making me nauseous these days. I’m beginning to find that I like amber a lot, but patchouli is iffy (Cannabis Santal, Prada and Angel has it). If I really can’t take it I’ll just get a decant or a sample, not full bottle worthy. Oh how I wish it worked on me!

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Future retail developments in Vancouver

10 Dec

Christmas in Vancouver: Beauty inventory

5 Dec

Beautybar  has new brand and stuff for Christmas. To consider for wishlist:

  • Kevyn Aucoin : They just got this ULTRA exclusive line just 2 days ago. The whole works… brushes, blushes, sensual skin enhancers, airbrush foundations etc.
  • Paul and Joe : also available at Sephora.
  • Tocca : They have the newest 3 perfumes! Stella, Touch and Florence. Experience it for yourself. $90cdn.
  • Scott Barnes : The new sets have arrived! Glamourous and Stunning. $80cdn.
  • Brands they have: Too Faced, Fresh, Sundari, Mor, Dessert, Comptoir Sud Pacific, Voluspa, Nickel (men’s), Alan Cumming, Aroma M, Three Custom Color, Cargo, Diane Brill Lip Lingerie, Lollia (best hand cremes), Belli (for pregnant moms and babies), Sweetspot (for ‘down there’) and more. 2142 W. 4th Ave  Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC  V6K 1N6

Beautymark is the only one in Canada (or just Vancouver) that carries Mario Badescu, Ojon, Paula Dorf, Breath Palette. Sales people are snobby though and getting worse. Beautybar has awesome staff and greet you like they know you (though they probably don’t). 1120 Hamilton Street #103 Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2

Kiss and Makeup in West Vancouver has the most gorgeous cashmere Swarovski shawls by www.sweetdreamtees.com. $280cdn at least. Also carries Stephanie Johnson like of cosmetic travel bags, Bond No. 9 (exclusive!), Sue Devitt, Yu-Be Japanese hand miracle, Malin + Goetz. Unit H2-925 Main Street, The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver B.C. V7T 2Z3

All in all, I’m still loyal to beautybar. It was product overload!

Joke for Grouchy

3 Dec

Why did frosty the snow man drop his pants? Cause he heard the snow blower was comeing!

Treacherous snow

1 Dec

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Pussyfoot and Marc Anthony in “Feed the Kitty”

1 Dec

This always reminds me of my exes and I.

Horoscopes for this weekend

1 Dec

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: While seeking love and encouragement, you’ll wind up inspiring someone else. TAURUS: Your choice is between a good reputation and a good time. GEMINI: Though you flash your winning smile, inside, you may be stewing over something that happened many moons ago. CANCER: You know how to honor others with your attention, and for this you’re let into a circle of equally gracious people. LEO: Romance comes to your life like a cat. Chase it, and it runs away. Ignore it, and it purrs at your feet. VIRGO: Romance has funny moments. Cue up the laugh track inside your head. LIBRA: Your cooking does something wonderful for a relationship. SCORPIO: The one you’re completely comfortable with is your best company this weekend. SAGITTARIUS: Your tension melts away, and a romantic problem solves itself. CAPRICORN: Dates have a fabulous time getting to know your family. AQUARIUS: Your heart is hungry. Feed it by seeking to connect with quality people. PISCES: You’re vulnerable, and others relate to your humanity.

For Friday / Today:

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). One of love’s paradoxes is that it demands plenty of freedom in order to feel completely committed. Fellow water signs can help you out with money, love or both — that’s Cancer and Scorpio people.

Pisces: Sun is in Sagittarius, Moon is in Aries. You remember things that other people like, and other people like that about you. And, it can help your career, but only if you’re sincere. Love 5/work10/communication7

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When you’re in a good mood, everyone hums to your tune. But if, this afternoon, you find yourself in a sour mood, it’s better not to leave the house until you’ve coaxed yourself back into a sweet one.

Leo: Sun is in Sagittarius, Moon is in Aries. Make a list of all the stuff you’ll be, do and have by this time next year. It’s early but the odds are in your favor now. Love10/work5/communication5