8 Mar 2014
Hestia is Elizabeth Taylor - Day 7: What was it allllll about?
I had hoped that Thursday would be my 'Martha' day from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' but I had too much to do after Tartarus got home on Wednesday.
Oh and about that - I turned up to pick him up with all the makeup and bling on and he ACTUALLY MENTIONED Elizabeth Taylor. My heart soared - maybe I was morphing into her after all!!
But then he said that he had been reading my facebook posts, so he knew what I was up to.
Well, that's a bit more like it then.
I had intended to read her biography, but it hasn't arrived here from the other library yet - so I'm champing at the bit to read it now! Neither have my selection of her movies arrived - which is REALLY disappointing because I had realised that I hadn't seen most of her work.
Reader, I had made an appointment at the hairdressers on Friday morning with the intention of going and getting my hair cut and set in the style of early ET, but when it came to the wire, I just couldn't get my hair cut off....it takes such a long time to grow, so I'm back with it straightened and not looking the least bit like ET. Also, still have grey roots - which will be sorted out this coming week, promise!
*ashamed of herself face* <- very un-Liz.
So, what have I learned in this week of Walking in Someone Else's Shoes?
1 That it takes a lot of effort to be that fluffed up every day, unless you are beautiful like La Taylor. But if you've got the time and inclination, you should definitely do it - it's like painting a picture!
2 That if I put on mascara and eye shadow, strange men accost me when I'm out walking the dog. It's not unpleasant. Also, I can wear white if I want to.
3 That it's FUN to wear big jewellery - QVC or Cartier, it doesn't really matter.
4 That even if you are the most beautiful woman in the world, it won't make you happy or any more successful at relationships.
5 That when Amazon says something will be with you in 3-5 days, they're really not sure when your Elizabeth Taylor boxed set will turn up at all.
6 That it's perfectly ok to chance your arm about money - you might even get it! Although for me, the jury's still out on this one, but will keep you posted.
7 That supporting a cause that is bigger than you can give you a sense of purpose and self that you might not otherwise experience.
8 That the answer is generally not found at the bottom of a whisky tumbler or prescription bottle.
9 That Shirley McLaine will be in every documentary about you.
10 That wigs, hats and many inches of eyeliner is entirely acceptable attire in the Co-op.
Now - off you go. Do the buzzfeed quiz and tell me who YOU are if you were a film star.
Toodle pip from Ms Taylor and me......
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