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July 26th, 2006


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09:40 am - Not said to the waifish woman on the bus today
Largely because I'm pretty sure she had not interest in what a scruffy-looking nearly-40 man had to say:

A. "Nice shoes."
B. "Sure, the dark circles make it look like you've had a long night and you have a small pimple on your chin, but, honestly, with a pretty smile like that, no one who matters is going to notice. So I think you could go without the make-up."
C. "And if you really thought the make-up was necessary, shouldn't you apply it before leaving the house?"
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From:alisgray
Date:July 26th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
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as for applying makeup on the bus:
1) performance art!
2) perhaps she is bored with the easiness of doing so at home and seeks challenge -- I used to "surf" the high speed line in Philly by standing up without bracing myself, for fun.
3) bet she has a hard time waking up on time. goes with dark circles.
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From:mplsvala
Date:July 26th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
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Ook. Ook. And you're probably right.

Reen
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From:jbru
Date:July 26th, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
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1) Maybe. She did seem to be good at it and had a larger number of products and applicators than I thought could fit in the smallish purse she was carrying.
2) I can get on board with the "make your own fun" aspect of modifying your daily routine. I often stand in elevators with my back to the door just to see how people react.
3) Now that makes sense.
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From:barondave
Date:July 26th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
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Depending on my mood, I'd be tempted to offer help: "I'll be glad to hold the mirror for you."
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From:jbru
Date:July 26th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
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The bus was too crowded when I boarded and by the time it was de-crowded, I was too close to my destination to be of any real help.
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From:lollardfish
Date:July 26th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
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Han Solo, "Who's scruffy lookin?"
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From:jbru
Date:July 26th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
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I'm in desperate need of a haircut and beard trimming. (Who'd of thunk I'd ever utter the first part of that sentence?)
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From:anney
Date:July 28th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)

who'd of thunk

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haha
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From:mplsvala
Date:July 26th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
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Fun observation. The bus as a behind the scenes dressing room for non-militaristic urban assalts? Did she have a change of mission since leaving the house? I have to vote for the preformance art view.

Reen
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From:jbru
Date:July 26th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
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See, now that's performance art I'd like to see: Guy in business suit gets on bus in downtown St. Paul. By the time he reaches downtown Mpls, he's changed into camo casual, complete with painted face. Even better with a group of people doing the same. Ooh! Or two diametrically opposed people get on a bus (a preppy-looking frat boy/sorority chick and a goth/punk, for example) and by the time they get off they have swapped looks. Get back on bus in opposite direction and repeat.
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From:alisgray
Date:July 26th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
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that would be an interesting opening scene for a film.
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From:jbru
Date:July 26th, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
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Wanna go make some art on the bus?

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