I’m Breaking Up With Food

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Lately it seems as though this blog has become one long Addicts Anonymous meeting, whether it be Chapstickers Anonymous (which actually exists btw) or Gossip Guzzlers Anonymous or the constant mentions of my Diet Coke habit. Jesus, when I see it all written out like that I’m amazed I can still hold a job or pay my rent. (Well…I could hold a job, if I had one that is.) All of those things are in good fun though. However, there’s one particularly nasty relationship that I’ve had for as long as Read More…

Fan Mail

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I realize I may be giving myself slightly more credit than I deserve here, but if ever the Russian government wanted to target me for assassination, all they would have to do is send me food in the mail. Allow me to explain: About two weeks ago, right before Christmas, I received a mysterious package from an address I was not familiar with. I love it when this happens. Or at least I now know I do, because this was the first time I had ever gotten a mystery gift Read More…

The Rheel Daze Is All Growns Up!

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God, I love birthdays! The food. The drinks. The all-day-long attention on Facebook from people who you are only vaguely familiar with. In fact, I think one of my favorite things about having a blog is the fact that I get to have an internet birthday in addition to my real life birthday, and this is it! As of today The Rheel Daze is one whole year old! Yay!!!!!  Too much? OK, well maybe. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of exciting things going on around here. My little Read More…

Listen To An Esthetician Part II: A Whole Lotta Awesome Makeup To Put On Your Face

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First of all, I should probably disclose that since I work in laser hair removal, in my case, being an esthetician doesn’t really make me any more of an authority on makeup than you are. I just thought it sounded good. What does make me an authority on makeup though, is the fact that I’m pathetically vain and will try almost anything if it means having just one person compliment me on my eyebrows. The amount of crap I’ve sifted through over the years in an attempt to look airbrushed Read More…

Listen To An Esthetician-How To Give Yourself A Facial

Yeah fools! That's me in my professional getup featured on New York City's number one source for news, NY1! Just look at all the love between me and my former boss.

Sometimes I forget that I have this vast wealth of knowledge when it comes to skincare, and by “vast wealth” I mean only just slightly more than you do. Why? Because one time, five years ago, I went to a six month technical school and learned all about pimples and rashes and serums and masks. But then I went into laser hair removal and forgot all about that stuff. HOWEVER, there are a few things that I’ve picked up over the years that I believe actually do make a difference Read More…

We’ve Gone International!

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I knew this stinking cat would be good for something some day. Well that day has come. Now I’m famous in Oz (that’s Australia for those of you who didn’t live there for three months thirteen years ago) and it’s all thanks to him! Allow me to explain. Not long ago my brilliant post detailing the Ten Reasons I Know I’m Getting Older reached Sydney’s sandy shores. Not via message in a bottle or anything, but due to this nifty internet contraption. Soon after, the author of the city’s premiere veterinary website Read More…

In Vanity We Trust

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I’ve always been a vain person. I blame my mother. Growing up, she was constantly telling me how beautiful and smart I was and I believed her. Back then it was great, however, now that I’m getting older, it’s becoming harder and harder to maintain the “beautiful” part. “But you’re still smart and funny and creative!” one might say. Screw that, I want to be pretty! And I know I’m not the only one. If I was, I wouldn’t be reading about people enduring things like snake massages or getting their Read More…

Writing Holiday Cards Is Making Me Hate Everyone I Know

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A number of years ago, I decided that I was absolutely hilarious and it was very important that all of my friends and family be made aware of this. My lightening bolt of inspiration struck on a snowy Christmas afternoon, when after constructing a Calvin and Hobbes inspired snowman scene in my father’s backyard, I was so taken with my craftsmanship, I determined it had to be made available to the public. Thus, I was thrust into a special kind of holiday hell: the Christmas card. Naively, I thought what better Read More…

Put A Sock In It!

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A few days ago I had an intervention of sorts. Two of my beloved co-workers, Saime and Jen, both of whom are considerably younger than me and well versed in the current stylings of the kids these days, sat me down for a little “talk”. Seeing as I’ve been fired from over a dozen jobs, I figured that’s what was happening, which wasn’t so bad because at least I could leave early and hit the gym. Much to my dismay however, what they had to discuss with me was way more Read More…

Back To My Roots

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For as long as I can remember my hair has always been my most defining factor. Hair is awesome because, unlike losing weight or plastic surgery, you can alter it with such ease and it completely changes your whole aesthetic. Ever since I was thirteen and my mother finally allowed me to grace my darkening head with brassy, orange streaks of “blonde” via Sun-In, I have consistently colored, chopped, teased, sprayed, crimped or straightened my hair according to who I felt I was at that particular time in my life. Read More…