October 3rd, 2007

Impossibly Beautiful

From http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2007/09/impossibly-beautiful.html:
You can star in a movie celebrating women with curves, and you can star in a television show celebrating nonconformity, but you will be allowed to demonstrate neither on the cover of Glamour, upon which you will instead be airbrushed to the verge of total unrecognizability, where only your familiar and lovely grin remains to identify you.
Check out the photo comparison.

That was an odd phone call.

I just got a call at the landline here. The person calling started speaking to me in Mandarin. This was weird, because as far as I know, only my parents have the number here, and they make a point of calling my cell instead. As a result, it took me a second to switch from English.

They said that our number had shown up on their caller ID, and gave our number and theirs (which, unfortunately, I was too surprised to write down). They said a garbled message had been left on their machine and they were calling back. Then they asked me my last name and gave theirs.

We concluded it was very strange, and must have been some wrong number call, and they hung up.

If this is a scam artist it is a very peculiar one. Social engineering to confirm that my Chinese last name is connected to this land line number? But it's weird because I've been here all afternoon and called no one who speaks Mandarin.