Lay back, just relax, and…?

No, despite someone saying that they will rise to the challenge of literally turning me into Jean Harlow, for some good reason, I dont believe her! Mind, if she does, I would be thrilled, she would get a huge bonus, but fine, not going to happen! More on that in a moment.

First time I actually got to lay back was today. Yes, body waxing session, as the eyebrows had to be gone by Tuesday, and the rest of the body needed doing too, so got the full works! In truth, the only bits that really hurt at all (and then not too badly) was the under arms, and the bikini line, the rest, even after a long period wasnt too bad. Yes, I noticed the brows coming out, but nothing I couldnt live with. And besides, I came out years ago lol! 😛

The next session of just laying there, and letting someone do something to me, will be on Tuesday, when the ‘old lady’ goes for her semi perm make up top up session. And yes, thats the lovely lady who says I will look like Jean Harlow after she’s finished with me. Mama Jean, maybe, Baby Jean, oh I wish! Yes, that hurt the first time, but the six week top up session wasnt too bad, and hopefully the 2 year top up will be more of the same. In fact, it still looks good, but a good submissive does as she’s told, so…

The last session of just laying back on Thursday will definitely be the most pleasurable one, and again, something I really need, a much overdue massage, and facial. Good luck to Linda, she’s got her work cut out there, for sure! Yes, thats my birthday treat to myself, hint, hint… 😉 If I do nothing else beauty care wise as seriously as I used to, my body is telling me that massages will be useful all the same, as the body declines as I get older. Hard to believe that 20 years ago, a year on Thursday, I’d have hit retirement age. Now, I’ve got another 7 years to go, as things stand at present! Ah well, extra works pension will be very handy, I’m sure!

The video is a little bit of what I call Bradford’s best band. I might be biased, as they’re my era, but all the same…A different type of laying back, for sure!

Time for a bit of surgery?

No, let me say before anyone thinks otherwise, I dont mean major surgery on my knee…yet! I suspect that next autumn/winter I’m going to have to bite the bullet, and actually get it operated on, but not just yet! I’m also trying to give people chance to get me a new cybernetic body, or at least a knee joint by then, but not too hopeful on that!

No, this will be surgery, but of the cosmetic kind! No, not breast enhancement, I’ll leave that to the stories, thank you very much. Mind, if someone was prepared to pay for them to maybe grow a little, and make them a little more toned, I might not say no, but anyway…But no, I dont want ‘melons’ on my chest, thank you very much.

As a few who have been around a couple of years, or more would know, I have a slight tremor in my hands, which makes the idea of doing my own make up, just about impossible. Its fine for most general things, but if I try to do anything delicate, doesnt work! Anyway, a couple of years ago (just over), an ex work colleague in Newbury offered to take the issue off my hands, by providing me with the semi permanent make up look. Yes, it looked great, indeed it still does, though as is the norm with this sort of thing, it does need topping up every couple of years, or so. Thats right, its time for that!

So, 5 weeks today, I could jokingly say I’m going under the knife, but more truthful to say, I’m going under the make up tool! In truth, its been so long since I had the eyebrows waxed, I have no idea how well they look, but I know the lips still look good, as does the beauty spot! Yes, I need to get a bit of body maintenance done before then, believe me! At least there is one blessing now, I can afford it, just about. Why do I say that? Because its not just the treatment, its the train fare to the South of England, an overnight stay in a hotel, so, if by some miracle, someone wants to help with the cost, feel free to offer lol!

Sadly, as far as I know, the chamber to give me the full Jean Harlow makeover still doesnt exist, but fingers are crossed. Not that I know how I’d cope with looking 25 again, but anyway…lol! Equally, only being 5 foot 2 tall, hmm? But fine, for that image, I’d do it! 😀

No, the lady doing it isnt strictly a doctor, as such, but this one came to mind, as opposed to using the obvious Thompson Twins track. I know, 70’s disco, but you’ll survive lol…

A funny thing happened yesterday

Well, its funny, or amazing, depending on how you look at it, I finally got offered a job yesterday!

Yes, I know, amazing stuff.

The boring details, starting on the 4th of July (yes, for me, an ironic start date), I will again be working in a call center in Leeds. No, not the same one as before, not the one of the December debacle, but somewhere fresh. It is inbound, it is 5 days from 7, so yes, I will again suffer the ‘delights’ of commuting on a Sunday, but it has to be done.

I know, I know, I wanted something different, and ideally closer to home, but it wasnt to be. Yes, in the end, anything positive won out, I just hope it doesnt end up getting to me too much. I’m sure I’ll survive, and I’m pretty sure, knowing me, I wont bother to look for something better, as I probably should, but anyway…

OK, the ironical funny thing. I need to find money from somewhere! Nowadays, you get paid monthly, in arrears (understandably), but before then, I have to pay out for a months worth of travel passes (£150-160, depending how I do it), and I also have to pull myself into shape, as hair, in more senses than one, has been sort of neglected while I havent had spare cash. The obvious one, the hair on my head, which was soon due for coloring anyway, had to go ahead and book it now, while I can. But additionally, I havent been waxing anywhere since September! The big issue is my eyebrows, they probably need sorting with a pair of scissors, before waxing, in truth. The other area seriously in need, is under arms, but I suspect that they will be covered up at work anyway. Being frank, the whole body needs to get hairless, but besides that…Help!

I did consider doing a fund raising thing, but in truth, given the result of the last one, I cant see any point! I havent got anything to offer, but my sanity, so…If anyone does want to help, shout, and I’ll let you have some Paypal details, or something. Yes, I’d love to be ‘robot smooth’ apart from the hair on my head, but thats not going to happen without help! Fine, I’d love to be a ‘robot’ at work, but doubt thats on offer!

Lastly, by the morning, when I wake up, we should know if we’re still in Europe, or have decided to leave. Yes, I’ve voted, but no, I’m not telling you which, as politics, in blogs, isnt a favorite subject of mine! But fingers crossed, people make the right decision (or my idea of the right decision, at least), we will see.

OK, the video. Given most of my audience here are in countries that prefer their songs in English, I’m providing this version

Personally, I prefer the Bilingual, or French version, but anyway…they arent hard to find!

Things may be getting better?

Well, at least this week I’ve had one good piece of financial news, even if the money hasnt actually appeared in my bank yet. Yes, the matter of the rent benefit has been sorted out, a mix of good news, and bad.

The good news, I’m actually going to get more per week than I was expecting to get. The bad news, its not being back dated as I hoped, beyond the date I made the claim. At least I have the consolation, that as I’ve been paying my rent where possible, though the claim went in 7 weeks ago, I’m only 3 weeks behind in payment, so I’ll get some money to sort myself out, at least.

Yes, after this length of time, being waxed is not going to be fun! On the other hand, I will be so glad to get it done at last, you wont believe. Not yet sure if I will worry about getting nails done, I’ll think about that one for now. But brows especially, so need to lose some hair!

Thats not to say (ha ha), that if anyone has a few spare pennies laying around, I couldnt use them, but at least when this money arrives next week (so I’m told), immediate issues will be eased. Could be eased even more if the job interview is successful on Monday, but on current form…Yes, no breath held!

Fine, I might solve the issue tomorrow, given the National Lottery is creating 10 millionaires, instead of the normal 1, so I might go mad, and give it a go. Its been that sort of week, who knows? Mind, one of the 20 prizes of £20,000 would solve all issues for a couple of years or so! Unlikely, but the way the week is going (I won £5 on a free horse race competition yesterday), it might just happen!

All the same, just at the moment, things seem to be improving slightly, this video seems apt

A social life (of sorts) beckons

Isnt it funny, how as the weather gets cooler, my social life seems to warm up!

Of course, this year, it has the added bonus of a Thanksgiving week trip to the US, a first for me that I’m really looking forward to. Fine, it might be cold by then (seen pictures tonight of snow falling in Foxboro), which will be relatively new for me, though still warmer than my experience in early 2003, when I discovered the delights of minus 25, in North Dakota. No, it wont be that cold, but I should imagine it will be below freezing at some point, especially at night.

But seriously, I cant wait, just 3 weeks from now!

After that, the fun that is the works Christmas dinner will follow about 2 weeks after I get back, I booked the hotel in Leeds for that night earlier today. Only question is the outfit, the new (very vintage) full length dress, or play the sexier option, with the shorter, sparkly blue dress instead. I suspect sanity will win out, but I must admit I realised my legs were better than I thought after seeing pics from the recent photo shoot. Its amazing what photographic evidence will do for you lol!

Or maybe, the new sexy confidence is just the release of that inner Harlow in me?

Talking of which, and for which the travel was booked today, is going for the Harlow look big time, in the New Year. Yes, the permanent make up look, definitely inspired by Jean, including the beauty spot. Today, I booked the train tickets for January, to get the best advance fare. As far as I know, its only the Harlow look, not the Harlow mindset, but only because I dont think the latter is possible, or Paula probably would!

Who knows, when I have that Harlow look, to match the inner Harlow, I might decide I need to get a man in my life. Or a man might decide he wants me in his life lol! Either way, could be interesting. I dont know, its been a very long time, but when I look good, as well as feeling good, well, who knows?

Which might make this video very apt?

Just the way it is, I guess?

Its always the way, isnt it, if you order 3 items, and 2 arrive promptly, its the one you really need to arrive thats the one not to turn up? Yes, I ordered a couple of things for myself, plus a birthday present for someone else, and no prizes for guessing which one I’m still waiting on.

OK, fine, as long as it arrives before Monday, all will be fine. Hey, if it arrives Monday, I’ll live with it. But…

Oh, and thats not the only amusant that way at the moment either.

Today, I got my hair highlighted, cut (barely, remember I’m growing it out to Harlow lengths), and curled 30’s style. Nothing extraordinary there you might think, other than that the next time it gets done, it will be 2 days before my holiday. Normal tactic would be to have had it done next week, but as I’m out on Monday evening (said person’s birthday meal), I lined it up early. But yes, its getting closer, 9 weeks Saturday, in fact.

After that, I headed across the road, with the idea of camouflaging a couple of lost gel nails, with nail polish, so that I had a full set on Monday, as the plan was to them a week tomorrow. So there I am, looking for Abbi, no sign of her. But Linda’s there, waiting for me, but she’s meant to be busy all day.

Apparently a mass switching of appointments, and a cancellation meant she was free, which was handy, as Abbi wasnt there, back problems! So anyway, after making a start on preparing them (and one other slightly damaged one), I asked when her next appointment now was. Two hours later, so it seemed. So, we switched things around, nails got changed completely, a full set.

So, all these things, just the way it is, I guess?

Which leads me to the video…

Getting colder day by day

Hopefully that might throw most off the scent of the video, though some might recognise it all the same, without clicking on the link, or cheating by looking at the categories lol! 😛

Of course its been getting colder now for a while, but today, stood waiting for the bus to bring me back into Huddersfield, I really noticed it. No, not a big trip out, just some beauty work being done, try to make me at least semi decent for the works dinner next week. Facial is booked for Saturday morning (dry skin, due to cold weather), and the hair is booked for colour and cut next Tuesday as well, all done today. No call on whether I bob the hair to any degree as yet, suspect I’ll still be deciding on that shortly before heading to the hairdressers on Tuesday lol! I know that a good Flapper should have a bob, but surely not everyone of them did? I cant make myself look too boyish anyway, I can manage that without assistance as the photos posted here in the past prove!

The irony is, I notice it getting colder when the temperature dips below 40 daytime. Nome in Alaska (yes, one of my weather channel landmarks, cant think why) is already lucky to reach 14 daytime at present! In the past, I used to use this as an excuse to start making decisions on my next holiday, and booking it, as something to get me through the winter months, but of late, the holidays have been planned out well in advance, indeed the next 3 (2 April/1 September) are all sorted out, and just need booking. So why not book next April, you ask? Because there is a possibility of a tweaking to the itinerary, and I need to wait till the New Year before doing anything on that. It will be Wichita, it might just be a little more as well, thats all. 😉

Its hard to believe, in 4 weeks time, Christmas Day will be over! And I’m working Boxing Day too! Such is life…I suspect we will soon get all the requests for prices for a White Christmas at work, especially if the snow forecast for some places should actually fall over the weekend, hope it stays away from here!

The video. For me, this is one of those Christmas songs that seems to sail under the radar, so lets give it a boost

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCoZVxlZWtU&feature=related