Another precious ad for rescue and adoption from MCASPETS in Texas (randomly found this on Facebook and love the fun and humor they use to gain support and exposure for these wonderful animals.)
I don’t do Valentine’s Day. I think the only time I sent Valentines out was when I was in lower school (so that’s third grade and below), frankly under duress. There was candy involved, though, so I would generally get what remained – nice incentive at that age!
I just don’t think anyone should feel obligated to do something nice, let alone nice AND sappy, just because the calendar says so – therein lies my distaste for what it’s become.
Funnily enough, though, a Facebook memory popped up of this (incredibly rare form!) photo. It was taken many moons ago, rather in defiance of the 14th, and very much with a mocking tone.
I do have a lot of friends in pin-up and vintage automotive photography so it was equally a (positive, in this case, however) nod to them.
I guess we all have skeletons, right? With red heart-shaped glasses and red lipstick, in my case!
If you are familiar with “Facebook Memories,” I was sent this just the other day. 2014 was an AWFUL year for me but…I had posted it anyway.
In fact, all of my memories are positive ones – given everything that was going on in my Life at the time, I am thankful I maintained that joyful focus and attitude. Our conversations (and our posts) can create reality…so air on the side of “+” even when the going gets tough.
As an aside, I do schedule posts ahead of time – I tend to run around a lot with my training and I want to be sure there is always something new. I am admittedly a psychopants about skincare, in part because of what I was taught growing up…and also because, as an athlete, it’s important to be mindful, lest I walk away bruised and blemished. Martial Arts are far from glamorous, but having been a performer for much of my Life, I’ll never show up a disaster. Just won’t happen.
My background in the Fashion industry, as a competitive ballroom dancer, figure skater, and performer has afforded me a TON of knowledge with respect to skincare and color cosmetics – again, it isn’t as much as daily thing for, so much these are areas I’ve been exposed to for a LONG time. Many of my friends are pinups, pinup photographers, models, performers and dancers…so the makeup artistry is an interest by default! 🙂 I am also always curious to see new launches, though it is more relegated to new developments in the world of skincare, haircare, color technology etc…not so much that a product is jiving with a runway trend.
So all that said, my posts are indeed quite varied – I’m the dancer my friends called a jock, but who has more heels and thigh highs than a store! So I’m thankful for those who read, even if only certain posts. Since I’m not always sitting at the computer (I am, rather, off rolling on a mat!) I tend to post things ahead of time. When I do, I add the photos on my FB page, so they will show up with the shortlink, and then a date when the post will be published.