Notes on life, art, photography and technology, by a Danish dropout bohemian.
When you drink the water, remember the river.
Includes "carrying a heavy handbag" and "sleeping in makeup".Ick! Probably SCARED that a dude's gonna see what she really looks like, under ALL that..."stuff!" :-(And of course, heels. I never got the popularity of those, they all say they're torture.SAD to think that so many women wear heels in hopes of [supposedly] catching a man...especially if men don't even find them sexy! :-/ I wonder if you're in the minority of "heel disinterest," Eo. :-)
I wouldn't say Eolake's the only one, I'm not that into them either.
I rarely gaze that far down before something catches my interest. And I'll be if a woman has nice legs, they'll show well in flip-flops too.
Well, I do like the shape high heels give to the female leg... But I cannot wear them myself. :)Carrying heavy bags : it is wise to mention this female activity. It is indeed making my back hurt more over the years. The result : I tend to leave my camera at home... And that's not a nice answer either. Probably special back exercise to help carry the camera would be a good answer for me. :)
That's one reason it's a great thing that compact cameras are getting better and better quality. I will say at a rough estimate that the newest M4/3 systems give you at least the quality that you needed to carry a medium format camera for in film days, and those were heavy, it could easily be several kilos just for a basic system, a camera and a couple of lenses and such. With M4/3 this can come in at less than one kilo. Also, even more compact cameras can give excellent quality, though they have slower autofocus and less power in low light. And DSLR, while bigger than M4/3, do not have to be awfully big, for instance a Pentax K-r with a couple of prime lenses can easily be less than 1.5 kilos, I'd say. Maybe less than one kilo. And of course one of my favorite all-round cameras, the Fuji X10, is less than half a kilo, including a high-quality and fast zoom lens.
I am happy with my Pentax K-x... And didn't think it is heavy... But that + a lens or two + spare battery, and that's already quite a lot. Ten years ago I climbed a mountain with my camera... Ah. Those were the times. :)
Exactly, it adds up, which is why it's so great how digitizing gets smaller and better.
Please, TC, don't start calling Eo a "heel" something. I've always thought of him more as a "babyface". ;-)I think there's already been a lengthy discussion on this blog about high heels. Or was it about sagging pants? It seems that the constant hip jerks needed to keep them up is ALSO clamitous for the spine, according to medical surveys.Speaking for myself, I *supremely* hate feet deformed from excessive wearing of high heels. Especially those poor crushed toesies. :,(Not sure if there's a relation, but my Mom only ever wears makeup (scarcely) for special occasions, like weddings, and generally sticks(!) to nature-identical lipstick color.But I've seen my fair share of "overpainted" women. Remember, I live and grew up in the Middle East!"I rarely gaze that far down before something catches my interest." You don't say? Why, I'm really surprised to hear that from you, of all peeople. ;-)Myself, I do love to look at the wholeness of a silhouette, "from nose to toes". Even though the face remains my admitted fetish. It's rather hard to spot that inner beauty by looking beneath the neck line. Except when blatant body modifications betray a most unattractive lack of self-confidence.In this instance, women would be well-advised to listen to and heed a typical male saying: "If it's not broken, DON'T FIX IT!"I mean, sure, if you make a lot of efforts to look nice for us, we'll notice it, but we guys usually DON'T focus on details. Sometimes, we have a hard time realizing it's your hair you've changed. So, basically, ladies, please stop fretting over the minutiae. Few things are prettier than a relaxed and smiling face. A healthy woman with a healthy smile is all I ask for. Heck, I think even clothes altogether are optional! ;-)
I've seen so many young starlets on TV the last couple of years who have on a inch of make-up. Weird. I call it "carnival colored" face. In contrast, I noticed on Episodes, the blind wife of the network CEO, a *beautiful* mature woman, and perfect makeup with hardly any color, well done.
And just how does a blind woman put make-up on herself?...
Well, on TV they Have People for that kinda thing. And if it were real, they also Have People for that kinda thing, her husband is a network head after all, Hollywood royalty. (And by the way, a great parody of the archetypical Hollywood CEO ignorant, arrogant arsehole. Funny.)
Remember, I live and grew up in the Middle East!Aren't they all hidden behind that black ninja gear?
Nah, that would be the female commando police force in Iran. They're persians, not middle-eastern.I think what you had in mind is the Afghan-styled blue trashbag gear, a.k.a. "full reverse and don't stop until the 7th Century".As an alternate choice, you've got the ever-popular headscarf, styled to the exact same sexy shape as WW2 german helmets.Unsightly, but not really unhealthy.Unless you also consider MENTAL health!
BTW, I almost forgot to fed-ex... I mean ADDRESS the original point : when a middle-eastern woman puts make-up, she'd be deemed cheap if she didn't use at least a trowel! Take a look at any random Egyptian movie...Now, a really liberal woman, she'd use a shovel. Or a bulldozer, if she's a big spender with hired staff at her disposal(!).Official fact : one-third of Lebanese women have had elective plastic surgery. (Or was that "one-third have boobie implants"? It's hard to follow, when the news go too fast!)Other completely unrelated factoid : more than one-third of Lebanon's bachelors have emigrated from the country and are most unlikely to return some day.Not suggesting that Lebanon is afflicted by the "young spinster mass population syndrome"... ;-)
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