10/21/10

A reply to a post on the broadside blog.

I agree.
Personally, I think any time a man wears something that isn’t his size/cut or who wears something that’s warped (either by age or tugging) it’s just a turn off. I usually don’t care what a man wears style-wise, but if it’s not cut/sized right, it’s a libido killer.

My husband has this shirt that’s too large in the frame so it bags around the sides, but it’s also too short in the front and in the arms. So, if he reaches up I see his belly button and when his arms relax I see part of his forearm. The colour is an old blue that’s faded and the neck is stretched out. Worst yet? He’s got this fantastic athletic body, and this shirt hides it! Needless to say, anytime he wears it- he doesn’t get laid.

So, here’s the truth. Your clothes should flaunt what you have. No, I don’t mean show skin! If the clothing is cut well it should show off your best physical traits and attributes. Keep it fitted well through the shoulders and hips and be sure your shirt's only the width of a finger from your body. If you can fit your hand up your shirt and it doesn’t even show, the shirt’s too big. Hats are unprofessional and us women know they are your comfort crutch- just like a woman’s “fat pants”-we’re onto you! So, don’t wear a hat in someone else’s home or on dates. Hats are meant for sports or to cover up un-showered hair...

If you want to know what’s flattering, find out what your skin tone is and be sure to wear items on the same side of the colour wheel. Want you eyes to pop? Wear the colour that’s direct opposite on the colour wheel. Ex: Green eyes? Wear red or a tuned down brick colour. It’ll make your eyes pop and hide blotchiness or redness from acne. If you have very pale skin, opt for a cooler shade of red with purple undertones. If you have blue eyes, I don’t suggest wearing yellow-few can pull it off, but instead wear beige or light browns. In the end wear something you feel comfortable in- it’ll show in your confidence and women need to see confidence to really be swept off their feet!

So, keep it simple!

10/19/10

Yes, lots of blogging today!

I forgot to mention. I sent off my short story for the CBC literary Awards... Wish me luck. I can't publish it until they've reviewed them and created a short list... If you haven't already sent one in... Hurry! You still can. They have to be postmarked by November 1st... You can do it, aim high!

Hint....Hint...

So a lot of people have been asking me lately, what kind of book are you writing. To which I reply, a political thriller based on a fantasy premise.

Yes, vague-- I know!

However, I think there's much to be said about guarding your work on the Internet. I really don't think the Internet is the greatest place to be talking about concepts and projects that you hope to have published one day. In general, all I can say is that it'll have politics, military, and yes-it'll have Vampires! Not the lame teen-heart-throb vampire, nor the viciously gruesome vampire of the 'Stoker's' age. No, it will have a very human-esque vampire who is much like you and I... the twist to his being is another closely guarded secret until I get published.

Want a hint though? Go to the following site: http://amzn.to/cQlxVC This is a book I'm using for my research... Happy guessing!

Quick Blerb

I just wanted to get on with something I read the other day in What's Up Yukon. While the quote is taken from an article on a play called The Boys, the following is true of anything you pay attention to, spend money on, or otherwise engage in by participating.

"We have choices of what we want to endure because a play or a movie makes an unspoken agreement with the audience. It says, “Stay right there and pay attention. I’m going to say something interesting, important, entertaining.'"

Written by Jerome Stueart of What's Up Yukon, he shares some light on what viewers are really looking for in a play. Sure there's the odd person who goes out because it's better than staying in, but beyond that why work at something unless you've got something to tell?

I'm a writer, if I didn't have something to tell I wouldn't write. But it's not just in the telling, it's in the ability to hook and engage the audience so that they're not merely flies on the wall or observers. It's to get them emotionally involved...