Thursday, June 30, 2011
A couple weeks ago, I hung out with my cousin, a friend and her high school friend, Dustin , who was in town for a couple nights of fun and catching up. I meet up with them after happy hour, when I was done with work. After a couple of 32 oz beers in Styrofoam cups, we decided to stop by my apartment for another drink. At that point, my camera came out and some pictures were taken. After telling Dustin about my daily face blog, we started getting a little bit kooky with our snapshots! Introducing, the "Dustin Sullivan Edition" .
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Today is one of those days where I keep messing things up and have no one to blame but myself. Maybe I should have trusted my horoscope when it said "It will be hard for you to get anything done".... and that in fact DID happen. In my jobs, I kept mishearing things and shooting myself in the foot over and over again. Maybe it's bad karma, or maybe it's the cold medicine I decided to take to reduce my hacking cough. Regardless, at the end of my work day, I feel like a total bone head and in the famous words of Homer Simpson, I wanna scream "Doe!".
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
For the past couple weeks, I've had a nagging cough that is making my life a little uncomfortable. It's not a dry cough, but that is an loud hacking cough, as if I had been smoking for 20 years of my life. For times like this which involve poor health with questionable unprofessional diagnosis I turn to Web MD for my aliments. Why Web MD? Well, not only will they let me know when I should seek an actual doctor, but it narrows down my illness to a short list, so I know what to expect. The only downside to the Web MD symptom checker, usually some sort of cancer shows up on the list of possible illnesses and scares the bajesus out of me and my hypochondriac side. For this cough, my top 5 conditions include: Bronchitis, Asthma, Tuberculosis, Laryngitis and Esophageal cancer. I know it's not cancer, and I hope it's not Tuberculosis. I pray that doesn't have anything to do with the face I've lived downtown a block away from World Trade Center/ Ground Zero for over 11 years now. Check out my gnarly faces as I hack my lungs out!
Please keep in mind, I am not a smoker and did not earn this amazingly gross cough by chain smoking.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Yesterday I took a little trip to Amityville on Long Island to help fix up my Grandma's house to sell. Every time I ride the Long Island Railroad, there's always a few "characters" aboard to make the trip amusing and annoying all at once. I sat across from an older Latino fellow who had only a thumb on one hand, completely unbuttoned Tommy Bahama shirt revealing his white hairs on his chest and was softly singing salsa music to himself. This guy found a soft spot in my heart, meanwhile the young white ghetto guy who wreaked of booze and drugs, I despised with a passion. This dumb ass kept trying to talk to me and everyone around him. Anytime a person attempted to sit with him (it was rather packed on the train), he feigned "sickness" making gagging noises and as soon as that person moved on to find another seat he'd yell with attitude "Can you believe that guy/girl?" as if I could relate. It took all my will not to punch this dude, and luckily enough I brought my Zune fully charged and loaded with my favorite elitist podcast WTF with Marc Maron and NPRs: Pop Culture Happy Hour, to block out the annoyance to my left. While all these shenanigans were happening, I inconspicuously took snapshots of my face reacting to this dud.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
I love to sing. As long as I can remember, my family had sing a longs around my Grandma's baby grand piano singing hymns, carols and everything else. When I was in 8th grade, I took my love for singing to the next level by taking voice lessons with a Julliard graduate. All that hard work payed off when I won the award for Best Singer my senior year in my high school choir. While I haven't really sang publicly in a long time, I will always remember the proper way to sing and the face that goes with that. Do Rea Me Fa So La Ti Do!
For these photos I was singing "Eternal Flame" by the Bangles
Saturday, June 25, 2011
When I was 25 years old, I had discovered the song "Sunglasses At Night" by 80s Canadian pop sensation Corey Hart on my friends Myspace page. This musical gem constantly worked its way into my brain all summer, where I'd find myself randomly start singing it. This morning, while getting ready for the day, a friend posted "Sunglasses At Night"s video on their Facebook wall which is not only cheesy but hilarious. Let's take a moment to watch and listen to the brilliance of Corey Hart.
Please note that EVERYONE is wearing sunglasses at night... I mean they have to, right? Otherwise people would not understand that the song was about wearing sunglasses at night. From this musical inspiration and the fact I bought new sunglasses on sale recently, here is my official audition for this music video.
This is the face they are missing in the music video!
I'm to sexy for my sunglasses!
Yes... yes I am a sunglasses model!
Well that's just a creepy smile.
Friday, June 24, 2011
As a child, my family never stayed put in one place for more than two years due to Air Force orders. Many of my summers were spent staying with my wonderful Grandparents in central Illinois. My Grandma (may she rest in peace) would take care of us by playing bingo for quarters, whooping our butts in croquet, swimming at Centennial Pool, going to Dairy Queen and bringing us to Hausmann lake for some fishing lessons. Those summers spent with my grandparents were the best summers of my life. This is a picture taken in my grandparent's kitchen. The avocado green cabinets and the smell of baked goods filled the room. I love this picture because it shows Grandma's kitchen as I remember it and the tight-knit fun over the summer I had with my grandparents.... Plus my older brother Lee's face is beyond priceless (sitting on the left)!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Today is my older brother Lee's birthday. He's been a pretty awesome older brother considering he lets me pick on him and give him purple nurples whenever we hang out. With the exception of the hammer hitting my head incident when he was 2 and I was 7 months old, he has always been super sweet, supportive and respectful of me as his sassy younger sis. Today, even though it's not flashback Friday, I decided to pay homage to Lee. Here are some contemporary pictures of Lee.
In St.Louis at a Cardinals game.
On vacation on a cruise in the Gulf of Mexico.
The picture on the left- I was taking a pictuer of myself on this rock near the beach and little did I know my brothers were posing behind me for a picture my dad was taking.
The picture on the right- I sneak attached Lee.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The other night, I put on my cucumber face mask for a little post work spa tlc. While taking it off, I thought to myself how creepy this face exactly was. It looks as if I was peeling off my own skin or as if it was melting off. Regardless of how creepy and un-natural it looked, the feeling of light airy skin with refreshing "awe" made that all worth while. Oh and you guessed it, I took some snap shots!
Face Mask Applied!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
It's Tongue Out Tuesday and the Summer Solstice! While we embrace the longest day of the year, check out this tongue-scape. I was channeling Lady Gaga while commiting this face to camera. Enjoy this beautiful weather and the turning of the season with this piece of art I'd like to call "Land of the Peek A BooTongue"!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Back in February, while I was home for a visit with my parents, I rediscovered the recorder I learned to play while in grade school. My little Yamaha soprano recorder had been out of commission for well over a decade and was dying to be played when I stashed it in my suitcase to bring it to my place. Now that it's in a new home sitting on my messily organized desk in NYC, I jam out with it virtually every day. It's a great way to procrastinate while sitting at my desk. I discovered that while playing, I generally have a very serious face. Here's the serious jammin' out face of me rocking with my recorder.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
My Father and I make faces. With one conversation with my Dad, you'll understand completely where I inherited this quirky trait. Today I'd like to pay homage to the best Father in the world... trust me he is! Here's a photo from last summer in St.Louis, when we went to the amazingly delicious frozen custard stand Ted Drewes for a little sugary relief from the heat. Here's my pappy.... faces and all!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
I know they say you shouldn't lick the batter when making brownies, cakes and tasty snacks because of the raw egg... but I'm a rebel and I love my sweets. Today's theme is just that.... batter faces! As a child, I would love to help my mother make desserts just so I attack the mixing bowl with my fingers. Any remnants left behind of that sweet goo is always the icing on the cake for me. When's the last time you made a sweet dessert and had a little taste of that batter?