There’s something really quite wrong about this ‘No Makeup Selfie’ craze that’s been doing the rounds. I have a big problem with it.
I’m not really bothered by the fact that it was meant to raise cancer awareness (and it didn’t), nor do I care that most people out there have cheated by using Instagram filters or they still wore just a little makeup (ultimately they can do what they like)…
The problem I have with this whole phenomenon is the comments people make when someone posts a No Makeup Selfie: ‘You’re just as beautiful without makeup!’ ‘I wish I looked that good!’ ‘Stunning!’
Let me explain.
The last two topics of ABC Open 500 words were ‘Odd one out’ and ‘Endings’. My first piece describes my student exchange to Japan and what it’s like to be a 6-foot blonde in a country like Japan, and the second talks about a recent visit to the hairdressers where I thought I was being cool in front of the young apprentice.
Here are the links:
1. A blonde in a sea of black (Odd One Out)
2. The end of the old (young) me (Endings)
I don’t like reading.
Yes, that’s right. I think it’s time to come clean with you all and admit that I’m a writer who doesn’t like reading.
So when I saw this week that the UK Telegraph published the list of ‘100 novels everyone should read‘ I decided to set myself a goal: I would read every one of the books on that list before I die.
Our bookshelf at home has 4 of the 100 on the list – seems like a good place to start!
I then did what every person does when they see a list like that and counted how many on the list I’d already read.
Boxes, folders, papers and…
‘Check this out! It’s a pronghorn sheep!’
‘That’s not a pronghorn you idiot, it’s a longhorn.’
‘You two have no idea. It’s a stronghorn. I read about them in at school.’
Triplets are supposed to be close. Finish each other’s sentences. Read minds!
But all they ever did was fight.
It’s time to do my very own ‘Blog Hop’ where I answer 6 questions that reveal my writing process and why I write. Kel from the Naughty Corner of Social Niceties posted her blog hop last week and kindly passed the baton to me.
I’ve also nominated three of my favourite bloggers (and favourite people, come to think of it) to do the same.
1. Why do I write?