March 7th, 2013


In which I wax all sentimental about First. Again.

Like most people these days, I get TreatMe and Groupon emails sent to me - I even occasionally indulge. It's how I got my hearing tested, and what started me doing proper things with my oral hygiene. And sometimes they have awesome restaurant or theatre thingies (Dr Wheel and I are trying to be Occasionally Cultured and cheap restaurant vouchers help with that yup). But this morning I opened it up and went "OMG what is this stuff?" Bee venom? For your lips? Uhh..

So I can kind of see how it might work, but I'm not sure inducing a histamine reaction on sensitive body parts by rubbing venom on them is all that good for you, and seriously, wtf? I mean, I've heard that botox is actually injecting yourself with botulism, so I guess this isn't any worse than that - but.. why do people do this to themselves? I mean really, why? YOU TOO CAN HAVE DUCK LIPS! *shudder*

Also, I'm about as un-allergic to bee stings as it gets, so chances are that stuff wouldn't 'plump' my lips at all. Whereas if the YoT used it, his lips would end up eating his head. Plump would not be the right word for it...

Sorry, I'm still stuck on what people will do to themselves for the sake of meeting arbitrary standards of beauty.

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I'm not sure what this post started out as, but it seems it's turned into yet another tribute to First and working dogs in general, and I'm really glad I spotted that pedigree request on that site last night because sheepdogs are fucking cool.

I miss my dog.