A Conundrum of Contradictions

The musings of one born in the wrong decade

>I’ve joined the masses October 28, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — summerv @ 6:28 pm

>I’ve finally taken the plunge people – I’ve joined Facebook.

Up to this point (and even now) I’ve been more in line with the view taken by Stan from South Park: FB is the monster that consumes your life. And no, I won’t tend your virtual farm. But as a free marketing tool, even I have to admit it’s pretty good stuff. Everyone I know, for example, who thinks Honey’s photography is cool, knows people who know people who know people, and all those people are potential business. I’m basically doing this under duress, but even my cheap ass has to admit nothing trumps ‘free’. So….

If you’re in Las Vegas this weekend, the Fetish & Fantasy Ball is on Saturday at the Joint inside the Hard Rock. We are working the photo booth, so if you’d like to be photographed whilst strapped to a whipping rack, come see us. Costumes are required! Most of my life will be consumed by that for the next 3 days – I will post costume photos of us afterwards.


>Hodge Podge October 8, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — summerv @ 8:49 pm

>Last night I gave paper bag curls a try. If anyone hasn’t seen the video on YouTube, here it is. Mine didn’t turn our nearly as well as the cute Asian chicks. See evidence below.

Creature from the Bathrobe Lagoon

Right after twisties were removed – with mixed results

Approaching ’80’s scariness

 Not going out looking like that, I had to take a shower,which in turn made us nearly late for our corporate gig today. That didn’t go as planned either. They couldn’t get the occupancy certificate due to some incorrectly installed scaffolding; even the VIP party was moved into Sephora’s main space, so we showed up, took pics of the space for an hour (+/-) and left. We’re getting paid for the entire day, thanks to the gracious understanding by Make Up Forever. We love them. So 6 hrs worth of money for 1 hr worth of work. I love it!

Oh yeah, proof that my Cinnabon rolls came out nearly awesome the first time. Told you there was evidence!

Yeah baby!

As always things in our lives are in flux. We’ll need a roommate soon…OR we’ll be getting an RV and moving to Idaho…OR we’ll be getting a small apartment and starting a photo biz. It all depends really. Strange things happen and we’re just kind of rolling with it.

OH! Remembered what I was gonna blog about in the first place. Watched the movie Invictus. Very moving. We looked up the poem the movie takes it title from – very inspiring. Read below.


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul. 

>Cinnabon Drag October 4, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — summerv @ 9:28 pm

>Cinnabon. Is there anything better really? I don’t think so. Unfortunately Cinnabon has basically disappeared from the Las Vegas valley – if it’s out there, I haven’t found it. What I found instead was a recipe claiming to be ‘the clone’ of Cinnabon. I’ve made it three times so far with varied success. The first batch was the best though we cooked them a bit too long (Honey’s fault) cuz they didn’t look done. I have a photo somewhere showing how beautiful they can be. Second batch was a disaster and got trashed. Last one still isn’t quite right but definitely edible. It’s a very sensitive recipe. Try it yourself here.

In other news, I got to rub down a hot guy with coconut oil for a photo shoot. Yeah, just let your mind go with that.

Ran into someone I used to work with when I was a proper interior designer. She gave me the “Ahhhhh” full of pity when she found out where I work. I wanted to slap the makeup off her face. She’s doing finger painting to deal with her stress. I guess it evens out.

Speaking of make up…if you’re interested, I found an excellent demonstration of drag make up on youtube. This woman has skillz.

I can only breathe through one nostril at the moment. Whatever is blooming is kicking my butt. Allergy meds not helping. Stuffy head going to bed.