Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bye-brows


This one is for all you zombie lovin' toddlers out there.

There's a bit of irony in this. As I was driving the boys to school yesterday, I looked in the rear view mirror to find, to my horror, that my eyebrows had jumped ship. Like the band playing on the Titanic, they had waited till all the other hairs on my body were evacuated before they bailed out. Simultaneously, overnight, they had expired, given up their follicles and thrown themselves down the plug or under the pillow!


They left behind seven grieving stragglers that looked so sad I pulled them out with my fingers at the next set of lights. Really- all or nothing here. I don't like the sparse look. Now I have Voldemort eyebrows.
from the metapicture.com

Apparently, if there is a zombie apocalypse, I need only stare straight ahead and moan a bit with a fixed gaze and I'll be fine. So they tell me. They know because they saw it on U-tube.

Really! Just when I thought it was safe to get back in the water, (metaphorically speaking) with one week to go and the hair coming back everywhere else, the eyebrows just thought they'd throw me a curly one.

I won't be drawing them on. It's a bit too 'Priscilla' for me when there's no hair to blend it into. So there will be very large sunglasses worn and a bit more pride swallowed. This clip from Priscilla contains some irony too apart from the obvious song title. It is set in the Outback which is the name of the room I get all my radiotherapy done in. Also ironic because I was born in the Outback in a tiny town called Julia Creek. But I digress.

The Apocolypse Brothers did suggest I buy a false moustache and cut it in half for eyebrows. Perhaps I could just keep it all in one and wear it Frieda Khalo style- to their next school dance...

by Fabian Ciraolo

14 comments:

  1. Maybe they were just hanging on for your birthday pics. And you'll be all set for the zombie apocalypse. It'll be big, I'm told.

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  2. OMG Annie, I LOVE Priscilla Queen of the dessert!!! What a great way (for me) to wake up this early Saturday morning.
    And about your eyebrows: just in time for Halloween! (but seriously, that is no fun, no eyebrows...)

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    1. We don't really do it here but it is becoming bigger and the offspring have done it the last couple of years. I don't normally dress up but this year I think it's a must!

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  3. This is my favorite scene from that movie! I love how they integrate the didjeridu and aboriginal chanting (?) into an iconic disco smash hit. Genius. It don't think Priscilla's a widely known movie here but I think everyone should see it. And you'd look fabulous in that outfit, I sure of it.

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    1. Me too. I forgot how much I loved this scene. It always makes me a bit goose bumpy. It's my Dad's favourite theme and I think it has more relevance for me now too. It resonates on a lot of levels. The aborigines, the desert, the bald ladies- we are all just trying to survive life in general. Is this too much philosophy for Sunday morning.
      I think we'd both be spectaculous in that ensemble. x

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  4. There are quite a few catwalk models with the no brow look recently. I think you are right on trend.

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    1. For real! One day I'll post some of the photos from there. They are quite the historical documents.

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  6. Contact Cazza I remember she did very pale drawn ons and they worked.

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  7. Great clip, I love that movie, and am loving the tv show I Will Survive as well. Stinky eyebrows- obviously they were a bit slow and didn't realise they were supposed to go ages ago! But goo the rest of the hair is coming back, and only 1 week to go!

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  8. Maybe they're wanting to see what your hair will do? Follow suit. Or maybe they were just lazy eyebrows.

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  9. They might grow back curley.

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    1. Argh! The barber would have to trim them like he does my Father's!

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