A blog that was supposed be made up of bits about cab rides and blurbs about beauty products but, instead, is about other things.


All my friends are gorgeous

No, really, they are.

What's not gorgeous is watching them each flip out as they think about the theoretical/potential ramifications of people on Friendster being able to find out who's viewed who's profile.


pretty/petty (part 2)

"You're too pretty to be ugly," she said that she'd always said to her.
She agreed.
As did I, I suppose.

We all vowed to use it to title our books.

Do we all have the same mom?



I've been asked why I don't post "pretty pictures" here.

I don't know.


Go here, for now, even though it's not so up-to-date.

But come back soon.
(Or I'll miss you.)


telephone, game of

The people who work for T-Mobile are not pretty.
In fact, they are incompetent.

"All of them?" you ask.

Yes. All of them.

For if you can't answer a simple question along the lines of, "Are you really telling me that my voicemail will not be working until September 28?" then not only are you stupid, but, most likely, you are a terribly ugly human being.

And, no, 50 free minutes of talktime on your heinous network will not make me happy.
And it certainly won't make you pretty.


Keeping it in the family

The family jewels, yes, and as such I'll admit: I do page though the catalogue, calculating the discount on pretty pieces.

Daddy, I'd like these, etc.

So this was fun news.



It's not pretty when I'm pissed.

I'm not pretty when I'm pissed.

(And, yes, I skipped Zac Posen. Even though he's pretty.)


$2.59, $3.10, $3.59, HIKE

While working on a post about pretty people getting awards for making other pretty people look pretty, we came across this:

The TLC Still Working for You. (Gawker)

We were wondering when the cost of oil was going to start affecting the cost of our rides.



Worst press release of the week?

I assume the mascara is waterproof...

------ Forwarded Message
From: //REDACTED//@thinkpublicrelations.com
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 16:56:50 -0400
Subject: Attn: Hurricane Katrina Relief Kit e.l.f. Cosmetics

e.l.f. Cosmetics Creates Hurricane Katrina Relief Make-Up Kit
Shipped to Hurricane Victims

NEW YORK – On August 30th, 2005, e.l.f. Cosmetics received an email from one of their customers. She was contacting the company to tell them to put a stop on her order because she had lost everything in Hurricane Katrina. In response, e.l.f. Cosmetics immediately shipped her a package of make-up brushes and cosmetics to her current location.

In an effort to help others affected by this disaster, e.l.f. Cosmetics has created 10,000 special Hurricane Katrina Relief Beauty Kits that include:
pressed powder
shimmering facial whip for the eyes, lips and face
lip moisturizer
lip gloss

e.l.f. asks the public to help them get in contact with victims of the hurricane. e.l.f. asks these people to call or email the company and provide a location for the relief kits to be shipped.
e.l.f. will be shipping these kits to people directly affected by the hurricane disaster.
e.l.f. Cosmetics will be posting a Relief banner on their website and emailing their current loyal customers incase they have friends or family that have suffered from the hurricane.
e.l.f. will be getting in touch with networks that have contact with hurricane victims, encouraging them to contact e.l.f. and provide a location for the company to deliver their relief kits.
e.l.f. will likewise be contacting local hotels and relief organizations in the affected and safe surrounding areas and will ship e.l.f. relief kits to the designated locations.
Local and national press will be asked to direct people to the e.l.f. website www.eyeslipsface.com so people can receive beauty relief kits.

This is not the first time e.l.f. Cosmetics has tried to help during unfortunate times. e.l.f. Cosmetics supports WIN Against Breast Cancer and The Humane Society of The United States by creating signature products that promote and direct proceeds back to the organizations.

e.l.f. Cosmetics would like to do as much as they can to provide relief to this devastating situation. Thousands of people are without any of their belongings. Although make-up is a secondary need, e.l.f. hopes to get people back on track. This is a small token, but it’s a start. www.eyeslipsface.com

How to contact e.l.f. Cosmetics:

Email: customerservice@eyeslipsface.com

Call: 800.231.4732 x111




And she's calling a cab

In the car with family the other day we heard strains of a song that we'd heard before but never investigated.

We plugged the bit we recalled into google and came up with this very special e-card.

And we haven't stopped listening to it since.

We thought about posting a close reading of it.

But we remembered that we never really respected close readings and we realized that perhaps there was no need to analyze a powerpop song that came out ages ago.

For now: we love its desperate pleas, its longing for lust, its potential to induce teenage concert-goers to jump up and down and pump their fists in the air, its prominent mention of a certain type of car.

We think we'll add it to our gym playlist (between the Beastie Boys'Intergalactic and Beyonce's Crazy in Love).
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