mysticonnie's blog

Megalomania continues...
Cheese Diaries
a Conspiracy of 2
Muffin Top

Friday, July 14, 2006


My friend Christine has invited me to participate in her new culinary blog, Muffin-Top. Food related posts (which I realize are the majority of the posts here) will go over there from now on. Cheese related posts will still go to the Cheese Diaries.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Actor's Studio Question Meme

I used to think James Lipton was terribly pretentious , until I learned that he was attuned to what was actually going on during his interview on "Da Ali G Show"... he found it quite funny. And he rewrote Ali G's rap song! Anyways, I've been tagged by cristine...

What is your favorite word?

What is your least favorite word?

What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?
well written prose, excelling at something newly learned and finding joy and peace in the little things

What turns you off?

What is your favorite curse word?
I have to pick one?

What sound or noise do you love?
champagne popping

What sound or noise do you hate?
alarm clocks

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
buyer for a department store; fashion editor

What profession would you not like to do?

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
I would just be glad to be there - he can say anything!

My readership isn't too high, but if anyone would like to continue this meme, go right ahead.

Monday, July 10, 2006

La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Creme Fondante SPF 50

Active Ingredients - Parsol 1789, Titanium Dioxide, Octocrylene, Mexoryl

This is the "facial moisturizer" formula of the La Roche Posay Anthelios line of sunscreens. The formula is a bit creamier than I'm accustumed to for daytime, but it's unscented and it offers the most complete UVA protection available. There is a bit of the pasty white sheen at first, but it fades after ten minutes or so. It does feel a bit heavier than I'm accustomed to. On the first day, I wore it by itself to my morning yoga class, which gets pretty sweaty, and it seemed to stay on. Just in case though, I started using the children's water resistant formula whenever I work out on the weekends (and when I swim in the afternoon) because I usually run errands afterwards. At first during the work week, I used Bobbi Brown's stick foundation (no SPF) on top, blending with my fingers allover and concentrating on the scars to even things out a little and set it with some loose powder. It felt a bit heavy for the first couple of hours, but by lunchtime, it felt okay. I'm pretty picky about my skincare products though, and I couldn't help but feel like this combination was pore clogging and may have caused a zit or two, but didn't moisturize much, if that makes sense at all. So I started using Creme de la Mer lotion underneath. By now, I've lightened up on using foundation allover, and only use the stick to conceal the scars, then follow up with a dusting of loose powder. It feels a lot lighter. When I was in Vegas last weekend, I managed to snag a bottle of the oil-free version of the facial sunscreen, so we'll see how that one works out.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Symbolic symbiote...

Looks like Spidey's gonna take a walk on the dark side. Spoiler alert:

The new baddie is gonna be... Venom!