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What you see is what you get

Friday, September 29, 2006

I took my son to get his haircut tonight (pre-haircut photo above), and the hairdresser informed me that she would no longer be working there, and that she was going to work at a spa. She was excited because this spa is owned and run by a doctor; a plastic surgeon (of course my mind raced to Nip/Tuck, fan that I am). As a recently hired bonus, he gave her a botox injection. This girl must be barely 30. I couldn't hide my surprise and said surely you didn't need it. Oh, yes, I had frown lines, she replied.

I find this very disconcerting. Do you? Maybe I'll change my mind when I start to freak out over lines on my face. But I really doubt it. I wear my heart on my sleeve, I might as well wear my life on my face, right?

On a totally unrelated topic, I talked to my brother on the phone tonight and he sounded great. He is seeing a lot of doctors for both his physical and mental well-being and it seems to be working. He needs a lot of support right now. I suggested that he should start a blog, and he laughed, thinking that this kind of thing is for internet weirdos. But it's not; trust me, I say. Should I talk him into it? I think it would be great for him.

Hope you all have great weekends, blog freaks ;)

  1. Blogger Trundling Grunt said:

    First comment - woot.

    30 and botox - nope that's not right. How will she be when she's 40 and actually begins to get lines? Broke I suspect.

    I'm glad you're bro is doing ok. Really glad. You might point him to some good blogs by real (unweird people) - might want to give mrmessy a wide berth! If he does blog, post a link and we'll all try and make him welcome.

    Happy weekend, fellow Internet weirdo.

  1. Blogger Berlinbound said:

    Internet weirdo ... at last I've found the term I've been searching for ... the term that defines what I have become since that woeful day back in 199? when I first logged on.

    And I don't know about the wisdom of encouraging someone to blog. I think it's (blogging that is) sort of a gift or a curse or an addiction or perhaps it fills some need that might best remain unexplained except in the cool dim light of the analyst's study.

  1. Blogger kimananda said:

    You say she must be barely 30...can barely 30 year olds have frown lines? I can't envisage it, and in any case, I find Botox such an odd concept.

    And I always encourage everyone to blog, but they never do. Perhaps it's something that each person has to find on their own. But that doesn't mean that you can't suggest it a few more times....

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    i don't know about Botox. there are other procedures, more subtle if you want to do something for wrinkles. I am saying this because i am not sure i am not going to freak out over wrinkles, but no botox!
    I am glad for your brother. Blogging is so therapeutic even if noone reads you. Would you tell him about your blog? xxx

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    So glad your brother is doing much better :o)

    I feel sorry for anyone contemplating plastic surgery if its for bigger boobs or lines. I have seen 18 and 19 yolds with boob jobs....poor self esteem....very sad :(

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    That poor girl has a long way to go in life...hope she has lots of money to deal with her aging.

    Wonderful news about your brother.


  1. Blogger Christopher said:

    Botox and all that scares the bejesus out of me.

  1. Blogger Ben said:

    I'm so pleased your brother's on the slow road to recovery. I think a blog might help him. What's he got to lose ?

    He could always try it for a month and see where it goes.

    I've heard that botox can become a bit of an addiction in some people. I hope that hairdresser doesn't go that way.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    I'm happy to hear your brother is doing well..Get him into blogging! He can try it out if not then poof easy to delete.

    Cathy I triple luv NIPTUCK!!!!!!!!!!and soooooooo upset that CTV is not airing it! ugh.

  1. Blogger QUASAR9 said:

    Hi Cathy
    Nice blog!
    And here's a little touch of magic with music for the weekend
    Inner life of a cell. - Enjoy!

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    I think you should encourage your brother to blog, or at least write. Writing is theraputic of itself, sothe simple act of keeping a journal, on-line or offline, could be good for him.

    The benefit of an on-line journal is feedback. It would be a spot where he could read how much his family and friends love him (I'm sure you tell him, but when it's in print, he can go back to it a often as he wants to reassure himself), and others, strangers to him now, would tell him he's not the only one to feel a certain way, he's not the only one to have gone through whatever he's going through, and in general, make him feel less alone in the world.

    I'd encourage him certainly. But you'd have to tell him of your blog, and let him read it. Jsut so he knows we're not all Internet weirdos.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Botox at 30? OK, she's probably going to live to be 80 or so and has another 50 years of aging to get through! Will she get botox for every line and wrinkle that appears? As someone working in a spa you would think she would know that properly cared for skin (cleansed and moisturised WITHOUT botox) can age quite gracefully. I feel sorry for the poor girl. :(

    Your brother may find it really useful to blog even if he keeps some of the harder posts as drafts, it still helps to express yourself. With the posts he chooses to make public I'm sure he'll come across kind and supportive people which can only help. :)

  1. Blogger [eric] said:

    Plastic surgery bad!

    I've seen enough documentaries and Maury episodes to keep me away from the knife for life. Not that I need to, of course. ^_-

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:

    ooooo- 30 and already hitting the 'tox? That's pretty upsetting. Don't get me wrong: I've got more creams, serums, exfoliators and toners than necessary, but NOBODY is going to plunge a needle full of botulism into my face.

    I'm glad your brother seems better. He'd be so surprised at the public input if he blogged. Maybe he should start small...just a journal?

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:

    ps: we got rid of the cable last week...pretty much the only thing I'll miss is Nip/Tuck. I was crazy about that nutty show!

  1. Blogger riskybiz said:

    Not to suck up or anything like that, but I certainly don't think that you need any work on your face, you look young enough.
    But as a shallow man, nothing wrong with inplants.(that was a joke folks)

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Frown lines? I'm the one that's frowning now!

    I'm glad your brother's on the mend. I really think he would benefit a lot from starting a blog. Blogs are wonderful sources of support, as I'll be mentioning when I tell you about the results of my study this week :) Yes, convince him!

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Botox is scary stuff. Doesn't it paralyse the muscles, or something like that. Can't be good for you !!
    Glad your brother is doing better ... must be a relief.
    I always try and encourage people to start blogs ... some do, some don't. It's a personal choice, and as it can be time consuming, it's not for everyone !!
    Have a great week
    Take care, Meow

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