Monday, December 4, 2006

Weekend Wrapup

Weekends are so great now that I have no fear that I'll spend them at the office. On Saturday night we went to the corporate holiday party. It'd been a long time since I got dolled up. Putting on makeup is tricky business.

Makeup can be fun, if you know what you're doing. If you don't, then chanchow's rule of thumb is that less is more. Less eyeliner and certainly less eyeshadow. Don't try the smoky eye. As I was putting on the bronzer and the lipgloss I began to wonder why women wear makeup. I came up with a very crude theory. When you're a teenager, you do it to look older. In your 20s and 30s, you do it to look better. In your 40s on up you do it to look younger.

Sunday night was a different sort of fun. "Smiths Nite" at the Echo. Eastside Gen-Xers were out in full force reliving their happy memories and dancing to The Smiths and Morrissey.

4 comments:

junebee said...

So, how was the party? And the Smiths night? Hope you had lots of fun. I like your theory on makeup.

chanchow said...

The corporate party was a fancy affair. Mingling with colleagues and higher ups, that sort of thing. Everyone I ended up talking to was nice, so I can't complain. Smiths Nite was also good. I wasn't a Smiths fan growing up (I discovered them in college, long after they had broken up), but it was lots of 30-something fun.

Anonymous said...

My work party is next week - They're not as conterversial like the old days. Just sad.

Smiths - I was a fan back in the day. Even copied the Morrissey haircut for about a year.

Salman said...

Is that the poster from The Queen Is dead? I used to have that poster. Reminds me of Jae.