This is my face. No makeup (except for the eyeliner). No sunburn (religious about SPF). No blush. This is how I leave my house every day. This is what my face looks like, every day. I have rosacea. I wish I didn’t, but we all have our things. My dermatologist at Northwestern is on top of it.
And yet, frequently, I get comments about the pink in my face — the Did you overdo it on blush??, the Oooh someone got some sun!!, the Oh look at those rosy cheeks — it makes me crazy.
I was taught to NEVER n-e-v-e-r ever comment on someone’s face — ever. Even if it’s positive — ever.
So please, don’t say a word about my face, and we’ll call it even.
Lightning struck the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in downtown Chicago during a thunderstorm last night. I’m a little concerned about how the photographer got this shot flying during an electrical storm. We’ve all seen the end of Almost Famous, right?
photo via Gawker
80th Anniversary of the Drive-in Movie Theater
On this day in 1933, the very first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey, USA. The phenomenon quickly caught on with drive-ins numbering nearly 5,000 at its peak popularity peak popularity. Now, eighty years later, only a few hundred of these relics currently operate in the United States.
Many of these remaining theaters are celebrating the 80th anniversary with special showings. Will you be going to a drive-in tonight? Share your experience with the #drivein and #driveinmovie hashtags!
Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge, NYC by Dave Kliman on Flickr.
This is an image that has been scrubbed from our collective conscience. And I have missed it.
After 9/11, “out of respect for the families” all images of the twin towers were removed — movie scenes, opening credits, storylines, etc. But, the towers were majestic. They hung out on the Lower West, rising above eveything else around them. Not one but two, as if they were feats of strength. It was fantastic architecture.
And here I am, twelve years later blogging about the architecture at 6:37 in the morning
One night President Obama and his wife Michelle decided to do something out of routine and go for a casual dinner at a restaurant that wasn’t too luxurious. When they were seated, the owner of the restaurant asked the President’s Secret Service if he could please speak to the First Lady in private. They obliged and Michelle had a conversation with the owner. Following this conversation President Obama asked Michelle, “Why was he so interested in talking to you?” She mentioned that in her teenage years, he had been madly in love with her. President Obama then said, “So if you had married him, you would now be the owner of this lovely restaurant,” to which Michelle responded, “No. If I had married him, he would now be the President.”