Farrah

Anyone who lived during the 1970’s knows who Farrah was. (We didn’t need to add Fawcett or Fawcett-Majors to her name.) Like Cher, Farrah’s first name proved to be as iconic as the lady herself.

Although Michael Jackson’s death on the same day overshadowed hers, I felt her loss more. You see, I kinda grew up with Farrah Fawcett.

It all started in 1976 with a TV series. Maybe you’ve heard of it:  Charlie’s Angels. Farrah played one of the three lead characters.

All three actresses were beautiful, but there was something about Farrah (as Jill Munroe) that stood out.

Maybe it was that brilliant smile that lit up her whole face.

Perhaps it was her athleticism – both on screen and off.

It could’ve been her California-girl-next-door charm.

For me, I think it was…

THE HAIR

Yes, it was Farrah Fawcett who first made it popular. That layered rock/metal hair style we came to know, love, and own back in the 80’s. (THANK YOU, Ms. Fawcett!!!)

And let’s not forget that famous 1976 poster of Farrah in a red bathing suit – which sold a record-breaking 20 million copies – and remains the best-selling poster in history!

The poster even made an appearance in The Dirt. (Mötley Crüe biopic based on their biographic memoir of the same name.)

(Hey, I wonder if Tommy Lee actually had it hanging in his bedroom…)

In addition to being a famous actress and talented artist, Farrah was (and will remain) a style icon. (I have a 1977 issue of Vogue with a photo spread of her modeling designer digs.)

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Meaningful Beauty® Youth Activating Melon Serum

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While I’ve seen the Cindy Crawford’s infomercials on Meaningful Beauty®, the idea of trying it never occurred to me until a month ago when I was searching on Amazon for specialized skin care items. I saw that the line offered a “travel size” of the Youth Activating Melon Serum at a reasonable price and decided to take the plunge.

First off, I absolutely LOVED the bottle! Instead of a standard removable cap, the whole top swivels causing the pumping mechanism to raise up. This pump is designed to deposit one application’s worth of the serum, after which you “swivel” it back down into the cap. What an elegant design. (I wish more merchandisers would pay attention to their “packaging”.)

According to meaningfulbeauty.com:  “Melon leaf stem cells are encapsulated for maximum potency” (there are hundreds of these melon-colored orbs). The instructions said to apply “one pump” of serum to the face both morning and evening. The serum’s applied before your moisturizer and feels silky on the skin – and does it smell heavenly!

The trial size bottle was good for 30-days’ worth of applications. However, at the end of 30 days I didn’t see any difference in my skin tone. (Since I already use retinol creams and exfoliate regularly, these may be the reasons why.) Using their complete line of products might’ve made a difference, but I’m not ready to make that commitment monetarily.

Bottom line:  For $38 on Amazon I would recommend giving it a try yourself.

meaningfulbeauty.com
(They offer a 60 day money-back guarantee on all their products.)

The next product I’ll be reviewing:  Hyaluronic Acid (The Ordinary.).

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Schrödinger’s Cat (Box)

From my favorite Engineer-turned-Comedian, Don McMillan:

BIG PHYSICS NEWS THIS WEEK: Yale researchers have figured out how to catch and save Schrödinger’s famous cat, the symbol of quantum superposition and unpredictability, by anticipating its jumps and acting in real time to save it from proverbial doom. In the process, they overturn years of cornerstone dogma in quantum physics. Officials believe they will probably receive the Nobel Prize in Physics and the SPCA Humane Award!

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Oracle Arena

Tonight marks the 6th game in the 2019 NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors trail the Toronto Raptors 2 games to 3. If the Warriors are to stay in this series – moving to the final round in Toronto – they MUST win tonight.

The Dubs will be playing minus 2 of their key players (Kevin Durant and Kevon Looney) who are out with injuries, but Vegas has them winning by a small margin. Their legacy is on the line…*

Even if the Warriors (GO WARRIORS!) win tonight it will be bittersweet. While Dub-nation will be rallying the Warriors’ dynasty onward, they’ll also be saying goodbye to another legacy. This will be the last game played at Oracle Arena.

(I just couldn’t resist. ≋;> )

oracle
n. a person or thing regarded as an infallible authority or guide on something
n. a response or message given by an oracle, typically one that is ambiguous or obscure (archaic)

From wikipedia.com:
The arena opened in 1966 and is the oldest arena in the NBA.
The Oracle Arena is an indoor arena located in Oakland, California, United States, and is (has been) the home of the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA) since the 1971-72 season.

nbcbayarea.com:
The last goodbye to Oracle Arena is upon the Warriors, and there is no doubt they and their crowd will do all they can to bring down the walls.

Whether the roar will be enough to deliver victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night in Game 6 of the NBA Finals is another matter. It will be determined by the quality of the basketball, which in this instance is the co-star.

This night belongs to the building formerly known as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, then The Arena in Oakland, followed briefly by Oakland Arena and, lastly, Oracle Arena. This night is about 47 years of memories, of times good and bad, of fans that have entered the gates and those who greeted them with a smile and a kind word.

Warriors fans get nostalgic about Oracle Arena ahead of Game 6
Warriors to pay tribute to Oakland, Durant in Oracle finale

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2019 Free Agents
Kevin Durant
Klay Thompson
DeMarcus Cousins
Quinn Cook
Jonas Jerebko
Kevon Looney
Jordan Bell
Damion Lee
Marcus Derrickson
Andrew Bogut

Contracts expiring 2020
Draymond Green
Andre Iguodala
Shaun Livingston
Damian Jones
Alfonzo McKinnie

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Playlist::Workout 2

All my Workout Playlists contain a medley of tunes that can be used during both the cardio and strength-training segments (that way I can mix it up to suit my mood) – with the last two songs designated for cool-down/stretching.

16 songs
1 hour, 5 minutes

Gonna Get Close to You
(Note: The USA is barred from viewing the original video on YouTube – this “replacement” is fucking lame.)
Queensrÿche
I Don’t Believe In Love Queensrÿche
We Didn’t Start the Fire Billy Joel
Jet City Woman Queensrÿche
Wild, Wild West The Escape Club
This Is Radio Clash The Clash
Somebody Save Me Cinderella
Kiss My Love Goodbye L.A. Guns
Your Mama Won’t Know Pretty Boy Floyd
48 Hours Pretty Boy Floyd
Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz Pretty Boy Floyd
Rock & Roll (Is Gonna Set the Night On Fire) Pretty Boy Floyd
What I Like About You The Romantics
Wild In the Streets Bon Jovi
Walk In the Shadows Queensrÿche
Jenny of Oldstones Florence + The Machine

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