Ahmusings

The 98% humorous musings of M. Lizabeth Currain

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Things That One Should Not Do In Public

People should not clip their nails in public. Why? Are you seriously questioning this? What is wrong with you?

It’s disgusting, that’s why. And surprisingly, this is a thing that people do. Maybe it’s because I live in NYC and I take the subway and am surrounded by all types of people. People that never realized that personal grooming is best saved for the home. I even find women who do their makeup on the train obnoxious. It’s a hazard, you could poke your eye out with that eyeliner or rip out all your lashes as you’re trying to curl them. But I digress.

STOP CLIPPING YOUR FUCKING NAILS IN PUBLIC.

I was on the train heading to work the other morning around 9am and there was a woman standing, leaning against the doors just clipping away. Clip, clip, clip. That’s all you could hear. I’m not really a germaphobe, I mean, I’ve dropped food on the kitchen floor and dusted it off; but there is something about getting things that were once attached to a person, on your personage. Like when you have to clean your roommates hair out of the drain. It’s that same kind of grossed out feeling.

Why would any person think this is a normal thing to do? Do it in your home! Go to a nail salon! But seriously stop fucking doing it on the train! I don’t want your nail clippings in my hair. Or anywhere on me for that matter.

Vintage David Duchovny

I should be doing homework (for that fucking group project) or studying for a quiz on Wednesday…but it’s Sunday and I have more important things to do. Like scour the internet for pictures of this week’s Vintage Crush, David Duchovny!!

I want to believe…that I will find someone like Mulder!

David Duchovny as a Vintage Crush is long overdue. I spent the better half of my first semester of graduate school watching every episode of the X-Files. Even the ones without Duchovny (Not worth it!). For the sake of this post, lets just pretend that Duchovny is exactly like his character Fox Mulder. Flawed, but in a way that is beautiful. Emotional, brooding, etc., etc. Ugh! I could go on forever about how much I love the Mulder character. Duchovny did one hell of a job making me fall in love with him. Stupid Scully!

The best part about David Duchovny is that he was hot in the 90’s. Do you know how hard that is to pull off? First, he had to deal with a pretty awful haircut. Second, those 90’s suits and jeans? Not flattering! Yet, he somehow manages to look good in them! There were a lot of things working against him. No matter how hard the 90’s tried, they just couldn’t make him not hot. That’s why he’s a Vintage Crush!

See what I mean?

Some basics according to IMDB:

Full Name: David William Duchovny

Born: August 7, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA

Height: 6’1″ (almost) Tall and handsome!

Films/Television: He’s acted in 65 titles. He’s also a writer, director, and producer!

Fun Fact: He went to Princeton. Then he got his Master’s in English Literature from Yale! Then he started a Ph.D. at Yale, but left to pursue acting. According to Wikipedia (the source to rival all other sources), the title to his unfinished doctoral thesis was, “Magic and Technology in Contemporary Poetry and Prose”. I don’t even know what that means…but I bet it was going to be fantastic.

…and, YES. Plus, he has a sex addiction…so that might actually work in my favor!

Do you need a lift? Why yes I do!

Seriously, what is not to love about David Duchovny? He’s tall, he’s handsome, he’s super smart. He was in a pretty terrible awesome romcom called Return to Me.  He was also in Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. This guy is pretty much the best. I also dare anyone to watch The X-Files and not fall in love with him. The whole backstory about his sister and how he is always rescuing Scully…it’s pretty much the best thing that there is. Also, The Red Shoe Diaries…erotic drama series anyone? Twin Peaks! The list could go on and on.

Perfect.

This song is too perfect. And very true…David Duchovny, why don’t you love me?

David Duchovny, hovering above me…sigh.

Have a great night everyone!

Athlete

I am well on my way to becoming one.

Once I started graduate school and quit my retail job, I decided to start taking better care of myself. Since I was no longer having to eat my feelings because I was stuck in a job that I hated, it was surprisingly easy! I had time to really focus on fitness and health. I started hitting the gym, eating better; I eventually joined Weight Watchers in January. As far as “dieting” goes, Weight Watchers is probably the best program out there to join, if you’re one of those people that needs guidance about how not to stuff your face with delicious garbage. Trust me, I love some delicious garbage. But Weight Watchers I think knows that about people and they are like, “hey, if you are going to eat garbage, just eat less of it and don’t let it happen very often”. That’s how it should be. You should be able to eat things that you like, learn to make new things, and enjoy them in moderation. I don’t think I could ever give up my New York-style Chinese food anyways. A girl has to have something to reward herself with.

Well, I’ve lost a significant amount of weight since I started taking better care of myself. I’m still not where I want to be yet, but I am certainly getting there. In the process I am finding that I am capable of doing things that I didn’t think were ever possible, like running outside. To be honest, I haven’t been doing a very good job of it lately. However, I did go for a 5K run this morning with my friend Jessica; it goes a lot faster when you have someone to talk to. We registered for a 5K race in October. So hopefully, I’ll be able to finish that with a time that isn’t super embarrassing.

I also went on a 22 mile bike ride today. My thighs are not happy with my right now.

I feel a lot better about myself than I did even 6 months ago. Maybe I’ll even run the New York Marathon eventually! HA! I’m kidding, I have no interest in that. I hear when you train for a marathon your toenails will fall of. Um, hello? What good is being fit if I am ugly and have no toenails? This would probably be me if I decided to run the NY Marathon:

 

 

Maybe I’d be better suited to a triathlon. Shorter distances in three events seems doable. Although, I’m not sure how people feel about fishing a bloated corpse out of a river.

I’m supposed to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes tonight, it’s got my boy James Franco in it. I’ll let you know how it is. I’m biased though, Franco could be reading the phone book on screen for 2 hours and I’d probably enjoy it.

Until next time!

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