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Monday, March 24, 2008

Things Are Looking UP!

It pretty much sucks getting older... we fight the battle of the bulge, we fight the cholesterol and the triglycerides, and we lose our hair -- all over! Damnit, that really does a number on the ego. Seriously.

Asians tend to have very sparse or almost non-existent eyebrows and their eyelashes are rather short. Caucasians on the other hand, mostly have eyebrows and eyelashes, but we lose them as we get older.

My friend Jing and I went to get our eyebrows tattooed last month, and I was very pleased with the results. Jimbo and I were talking on Skype the other day, and he said he thought I looked younger. WOO-HOO! Such a good son he is.

I went for a touch-up this past Friday because the tattoos fade after a bit. They're only semi-permanent, unlike regular tattoos. The eyebrows don't hurt that much, but the eyeliner did -- especially the lower lids even though she applied a numbing gel. My eye was twitching so much that Emily (the artist) had to press on my eyes to keep them from twitching! Owww! By the time I left the place, both eyes were completely numb and my vision was blurry. The price we pay, right?

Yeah, well, I'm happy with the results and also happy not to have to draw eyebrows everyday to keep from looking sick. I hate that. They're a bit dark now, but they'll lighten and look more natural in a few days. They also will "do" lips, but since I'm addicted to lipgloss there's really not much reason for me to have mine done.

Everyone at the center is friendly and helpful. The facility is spotlessly clean, the treatment rooms have "spa" music playing. and are quite comfortable. and it smells really nice, too. If you're interested in finding out more...

Derma-Aesthetics Centre
3 Killiney Road #01-03 Winsland House

Saturday evening we met up with Nabil and Shyanne at Pete's Place for dinner, but the first order of the evening was my purchase of a brand new Macbook from Shyanne. Yeah! I'm so pumped. After we gabbed about how much I'm going to love my Mac, we ate dinner which was definitely not on my diet (spaghetti and meatballs), but damn it was yummeh! I ate every bit of it! We went upstairs to mezza9 for drinks and had the best time chatting and laughing. They definitely know how to make a great martini, and Shyanne and Nabil are so nice to hang out with a couple of old people.

My Macbook is simple to use, it's incredible! We just took it out of the box and turned it on. I plugged my mouse in, and it worked without having some pop-up saying that it "Found New Hardware". I.LOVE.IT!

The plans for our repatriation are starting to come together. We're going to move into a service apartment April 1. The packers will start packing our stuff April 5 and we'll hand over this apartment on the 15th. We will take the direct flight from Singapore to Newark April 30 (we leave 4/30 and arrive 4/30 cool, huh?). Then we'll rent a car and drive down to Philadelphia for TequilaCon '08! I've booked a room for us at the Holiday Inn in the Historic District, for May 2 and 3. Unfortunately, we'll have to leave early on the 4th because of our flight to Atlanta. We don't feel like arriving late at night. It's an hour's drive from the airport to the hotel where we'll be staying until our "stuff" arrives.

I am so excited about getting to meet Dave (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!), Jenny, Mr. Fabulous, Shelli, Lisa, Karl, Avitable, Miss Britt, plus a whole bunch of other bloggers I haven't read yet, and with the help and generosity of Avi and Miss Britt.....

If you've got a Paypal account, it would be so nice of you to give 1, 5, or $10. All of us bloggers would appreciate it because it wouldn't be a good TequilaCon without her (as you can see from this photo)

(Photo courtesy Hilly's camera)

I've been reading all of these bloggers for over a year now, and they are friends to me. I am so grateful that my WHH is willing to do this for me. Our 30th wedding anniversary is April 1... his gift to me is to fly us home in Business Class (rather than the back of the bus deal as we're accustomed) and attending TequilaCon '08 in Philly.

With all of the travel I've done over the years, I've never been to Philadelphia before! This trip is going to be a great incentive for me to do the inventory, move to the service apartment, box up all of our important documents and bills, give away appliances we can't use in the U.S., etc. Moving is always a huge disruption in our lives, but moving overseas is even more complicated. It's worth it, but it still takes a toll.

I'm glad that I'll get to meet everyone at TequilaCon AND get to see our family and friends. That's what life is all about!


SJ said...

You look mahvelous, dahling! I'm envious.

Sounds like you've got some great times coming up. Have a blast at TequilaCon!!!

Miss Britt said...

I just realized you're going to have to change the name of your blog!!!

I'm looking forward to meeting you and your beautiful brows!

Shelli said...

I'm having financial issues myself, but my husband says come hell or highwater, I am going to Tequila Con.

Anonymous said...

First of all, thank you so much for displaying the badge and all of your help :).

Secondly, I cannot WAIT to meet you! OMG, I will have to lick your chest this time ;).

Mr. Fabulous said...

I'm losing my hair?

Sadly, circumstance prevent me from being in Philly that weekend, but feel free to drunk dial me :)

Savy said...

I think you look great! I'm not totally out for TC either. Back and forth, back and forth.... ;) I hope I can go!

Lisa said...

The brows look fabulous! Now that TequilaCon is just one month away I'm starting to really look forward to it. It's going to be so cool to meet you, Britt, Avi, Fab, Hilly and lots of others.

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

SJ... Thank you very much. I wish that you and Brett were going to be at TC too. Maybe next year?

Miss Britt... I want to start a new blog with WordPress and I'd like to have a template as cool as yours! I love your new blog design. I'm looking forward to meeting you too.

Shelli... Oh yeah, you've got to make it there! Which reminds me, I haven't sent you my mileage for the last two weeks. I'll work on that this morning. It will be so nice to meet my competitor in our Virtual Walk, Scramble, and Scrabulous! LOL

Hilly... It's my pleasure, dear. I'm so looking forward to getting licked! LOL

Mr. Fab... Maybe you should tattoo your head? I'm so sorry you're not going to be at TC. I think you're probably going to have a lot of drunk-dialers that weekend. We should probably do a webcast or something.

Savy... Please, please, please? It's going to be so much fun, I'd hate for you to miss out!

Lisa... Thank you very much :D You've lucked out with the location this year. We're going to have a blast.

Shyanne said...

i'm so glad you love the macbook!

welcome to the MACHOOD! Haha!

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

Shyanne... Thank you SO much! I'm having a good time just learning how to use it. Thank you also for the link for free software.

Shelli said...

I meant to ask, is it one of those Macbook air ones? The one that fits inside an inner office envelope? If so, I am jealous. I'm jealous of you having a new laptop in any case, but I am hoping by the time I need a new laptop, they come out with one that small with Windows. I have never learned on a Mac. Although I am told it isn't much different.

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

Shelli... No it's not an Air -- those look very cool, but I think they're very pricey. The Mac is much simpler than Windows by far. Plus, everything looks prettier!

Roy said...

I love my macbook too. I'll never go back.
Plus, I no longer care where my files are. My macbook knows, and that's all that counts. "Let go, let Mac." That's what I say. js

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

Roy... That's a great slogan! I think you're in the wrong profession. You should be in marketing. ;D

I'm curious, which applications are your favorite?

restless_river said...

Hi lovely Geek! Could it be you are leaving SG soon? I had fun reading the guest post by your husband. You were richer and more blessed for the experience, that's so cool. Life is about seasons. So comes another one for you,and wish you the best! And oh, I'm jealous for the Macbook and the pretty brows..gonna get mine. I meant both. Macbook and brows too. LOLZ

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

RR... We really are richer for the experience of living in Singapore. We've learned a lot about Asian and Singaporean culture and history. I'm hoping that my husband will have to return on business and I can come back for a visit. Eyebrows and a Macbook = Cool :D

Roy said...

When you go to TequilaCon, I would like you to represent me--at least give my regards. You don't actually have to go so far as to set up a life-like cardboard cutout of my self; However, without my mitigating presence and singular ability to significantly enhance the average age, the whole operation is liable to devolve into a shambles. With any luck.

About the Macbook, I like it a lot now that the updates and patches have stabalized the Leopard OS. I like iPhoto--didn't at first--and Garage Band. I'm not a power user, so I'm happy to "let go and let Mac."

hello haha narf said...

holy crap, i didn't realize that you also are gonna be in philly for the festivities! how exciting for us!!

may you have safe travels.

hello haha narf said...

i am looking forward to seeing these face tats in person. bring on the tequila!

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

Roy... You should send me a photo of yourself. I could make a badge to wear during the festivities. We sure wish you could be there too!

Hello... It will be nice to meet you too. I've enjoyed reading your comments, and I'm glad you started your own blog -- which is very nice BTW. We'll be seeing you soon!

Roy said...

A badge. I like it. Have to work on that.

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

Yes definitely, it would be fun!

Poppy Cede said...

Love the eyebrows, and can't wait to meet you at TC!

Also, I think we should drunk photo cam Fab. "Look! We're drunk on tequila!" (hehehe)

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

Poppy... I can't wait to meet you too! This is going to be so much fun... especially when we drunk photo cam Fab! LOL

C. K. said...

Oh I'm really jealous you get to meet all the cool bloggers. Have a blast - can't wait to hear all about it!!