I do this thing, in photographs, where I am trying to be funny, but also I am secretly hoping that it is actually sexy, too. It is my Sexy Face. Sometimes it is pouty, with kissy lips and squinty eyes, my chin angled down and my cheeks hollowed out. Sometimes it is Very Intense, with my shoulders twisted at a dramatic angle, my chin thrust forward and my eyes bulging with the Intensity of my Intense Emotion (which is "Wanting to Totally Do You").
Getting undressed in front of the camera can allow you to see your body with more forgiving eyes.
Both these looks, which I secretly hope are devastatingly attractive, are, pretty objectively, not devastatingly attractive, and not sexy. They are, in fact, very goofy and kind of hilarious. They're even more hilarious when you know that I wish in my heart that they weren't actually hilarious and instead, made you want me very badly, in your pants.
I don't mind being goofy--if I did, I would spend a lot of time being very sad about myself,
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I do this thing, in photographs, where I am trying to be funny, but also I am secretly hoping that it is actually sexy, too. It is my Sexy Face. Sometimes it is pouty, with kissy lips and squinty eyes, my chin angled down and my cheeks hollowed out. Sometimes it is Very Intense, with my shoulders twisted at a dramatic angle, my chin thrust forward and my eyes bulging with the Intensity of my Intense Emotion (which is "Wanting to Totally Do You").Read More »from Do you have a go-to sexy face?
I promised my boyfriend's family that I would produce a pie for tomorrow's Thanksgivingstravaganza. Homemade, full of fruit and happiness and deliciousness, a paean to the very concept of pie, a tribute to my long-touted skillery at baking things. I may not be able to cook, I have declared, as everyone quietly and politely removed the shells from the shrimp on their plates because I forgot to do it before I cooked them, but I can bake like a mofo! I swear I can bake! I'm a Super Baker! I'm Baketastic! They say they believe me. Will they continue to believe me after they dig into my pie? I am not so sure.Read More »from Delicious: Perfect pie crust for perfect pies
Try this healthy version of a traditional pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving!I am confident about the filling (how hard is it to dump in a can of cherries, really? I kid! It'll be a can of blueberries) but the crust-from-scratch? That worries me. It always worries me. My trusty recipe, from The Joy of Cooking, is delicious, but it is unreliable. Sometimes it comes out well, and sometimes,
thai_spiced_pumpkin_soup.jpgI grew up a meat-eater, in a family of meat-eaters, and so every holiday that involved food also involved a lot of meat. In fact, it centered around meat. I could not imagine Easter without ham, Thanksgiving without turkey, Christmas without a roast beast of some kind. I was sheltered and kind of Christian, it looks like. Then I moved to San Francisco, and my whole world just exploded--there are vegetarians! And they celebrate things like American Thanksgiving! And Thanksgiving doesn't have to involve a big, greasy slab of meat! It was kind of a revelation, and my vegetarian friend K.'s vegetarian chestnut soup has become the ideal of Thanksgiving soups, for me. Of course I can't find the recipe to give you.Read More »from Delicious: Vegetarians need thanksgiving, too
Try these amazing vegetarian recipes that will tempt your taste buds.
But what I have found is this amazing lineup of perfect vegetarian dishes to make a perfect vegetarian Thanksgiving, courtesy of the fabulous Heidi over at 101 Cookbooks. Impress your friends with your worldly,
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- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Nov 24, 2008 11:32 PM EST
My answer to this question is yes, but it's not what you think-I don't primp myself more when I'm in the flirting stage and then go sans makeup when I'm in a relationship. It's that when I'm single, I feel free to pile on rings of dark eye liner and lipstick because I am not worried about waking up with raccoon eyes or getting my color all over my guy. But when I'm seeing someone, it's all about having makeup that's makeout-proof. You know what I mean, right?
Suddenly, I start skipping the hard-to get-off liner so nothing smudges and switch to lip and cheek stains that soak into my skin so the color stays on me only. But it only lasts a couple of months. I usually end up going back to my single-girl makeup eventually-when I get to the "settled in" stage, I don't mind having to excuse myself to the bathroom with an entire bottle of eye makeup remover before bed.
But what about the rest of you: Do you stick with what you know, regardless of your dating status? Do you figure theRead More »from Do You Wear Different Makeup When You’re Single Vs. When You’re Dating?
Img503aI'm going to give you an early holiday present. I was saving this one for Christmas, but I figure we could all use an early-season laugh. This is a big one. I'm being really generous with you, my peeps. And it takes courage, as you'll see. Here, and with much ado-because I've never shown my actual mug on this blog-I present myself to you in all my 1980s glory. Because what self-respecting mom-blogger doesn't post a picture of herself from the '80s? Yes, that is I, Crabmommy circa 1982, around the age of 10. And there's more to this picture than my Dorothy Hamill-style lid. Indeedy, it's quite something that hair. Serious acorn cap! But pause between your squawking and allow your eye to travel down. What is that strange apparel? you ask. That, my friends, is my school uniform.
I grew up in a Commonwealth country, where school uniforms are much more common than they are here. This particular gem was designed in 1922 and remains exactly the same to this day. A dress in a singularRead More »from Crabmommy: The worst school uniform in the world
- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 24, 2008 6:20 PM EST
Whenever Esteban says the word "Thanksgiving," he says that my face takes on this wary expression, like I have to stick my hand into a pot of boiling water. I'm already feeling the tension building up in my neck. I desperately wanted to fly away somewhere else, so that I'd have the easy excuse of geography for avoiding my familial obligations; but alas, I will be here, facing the firing squad. However, I'm keeping in mind the following tough-talking tips for sanity and hopefully I'll make it out to day-after-Thanksgiving sales without hardly a scratch:
- No means no. It doesn't matter if it's someone pushing second or third helpings, asking me to cook dinner for 15, or a nosy aunt asking when I'm going to start popping out spawn. No one can take advantage of you without your permission, and if they don't like hearing "No," then that's their problem, not mine. Standing up for myself and refusing to be bullied does NOT make me a b---- . It makes me Not a Door Mat.
- I'm going to walk
Despite the fact that I am way too old for it and that I don't even know if I enjoy the characters or plot, I am still watching Gossip Girl. And last week during the "very dramatic" Thanksgiving episode, Blair was wearing a green dress-forest green satin, actually-with a little pleating-type situation at the neck. And it made me want green things. Like, immediately. The problem is I turn kind of ashen in "forest" hues (I know this because of a bridesmaid's dress I once had to wear-the color was the least of its issues, but still). Anyway, this is my solution: Instead of the pine shade, how about a jaunty kelly green? It's actually such a great, bright accent for winter, and looks so cool and cheerful with all-black ensembles. Here it is in a pretty scarf, an elegant evening bag, and a sexy sweater, which would be perfect with a pencil skirt and heels.Read More »from Green with ... well, you know
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- Glamour Magazine | Parenting – Fri, Nov 21, 2008 6:59 PM EST
Kids grow up fast, especially if they're experiencing premature puberty. An endocrinologist and a psychologist offer advice and much-needed perspective.
By Lambeth Hochwald
Doctor: Paul Kaplowitz, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatric endocrinologist, is chief of endocrinology at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and the author of Early Puberty in Girls (Ballantine).
Psychologist: Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D., a psychologist, is president of the National Research Center for Women and Families in Washington, D.C., and the author of the research paper "When Little Girls Become Women: Early Onset of Puberty in Girls."
What's considered "normal" in terms of sequence of changes and age range for puberty?
DOC Puberty is marked by changes in the body. For boys, pubic hair isn't necessarily an indication that they're starting-there are other, clearer signs, like penis or testicular enlargement, which can begin as early as age 10. For girls, changes include the formationRead More »from Premature Puberty: Advice on raising girls who grow up faster than others
Are you broke? I'm broke. Anne's broke. Kim's facing the brokety broke reality of unemployment. You all told us that you dream of a day when someone would pay you to work out, but why are you still paying someone to let you work out? If your budget is feeling the crunch, our old friend Stacy Berman will help you stop paying for that gym membership and find extra money that you didn't know you had.Read More »from 5 frugal fitness tips!
Frugal Fitness Tip # 1: Strength in Numbers!
With so many consumers cutting back on spending, personal trainers and gyms are feeling the burn. Stacy recommends quitting your one-on-one training sessions in favor of a group discounted rate. "Many trainers will accept a larger group of people for a lower individual rate," says Stacy. "It's a great way to reduce spending on fitness but keep the motivation factor there."
Frugal Fitness Tip #2: The Cheaper the Meat, the Bigger Your Waist
According to Stacy, many consumers will have to make sacrifices when it comes to consuming high-price items