September 14, 2005


Just got back from my short walk to Sneaky Pete's. There was a young lady in there waiting along with me, with quite a striking appearance. Petite, yet nice and filled out; lovely medium brown hair done up in a professional-looking do; large, smoldering, deep-set eyes; and finally, a pronounced hump in the bridge of her nose.

It was oddly alluring.

I think it's because you see so little of that nowadays--plastic surgery for such flaws has become so common and inexpensive that you hardly ever see any Pallorous-American girls under thirty with anything but a tiny turned up button of a nose. I think that's one of the reasons (of admittedly several) why I like Gillian Anderson--she has a nice convexity to the bridge of her nose. It also reminds me of a consultant here in town--tall and lean, with a snout like a borzoi. Despite its length and bladelike appearance, it's actually quite elegant and suits her very well.

And for the record--I lucked out in this matter. Miss Reba has a very fine nose. Straight and slim, and although not outsized, still quite easy to play "gotcher nose" with fingers and thumb. It certainly is a happy accident of genetics, because she just as easily could have gotten more of the nasal material from the paternal side of her family, all of whom bear trunks which closely resemble a Russett potato in size and shape.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at September 14, 2005 01:03 PM

When you say "nicely filled out", I think The Rock, Wesley Snipes, George Clooney, Tommy Lee. Somehow I don't think that's what you mean, not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: vachon at September 14, 2005 02:22 PM

No, that's not quite what I meant--although were I gifted with a uterus I might look twice at that Rock fellow. But I meant filled-out in the "curves where a girl oughta have curves" sense.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 14, 2005 02:29 PM

I was very fortunate not to inherit what my father refers to as his "moose nostrils." My little brother got them, but at least he's a boy.

Posted by: Jordana at September 14, 2005 02:44 PM

All of our kids have a variation of the short, upturned big-holed pug nose I have (Oldest having gotten hers from Reba's mom's side of the family). When Rebecca (who looks most like me) was little, I swear when she flared her nostrils it was like looking down the business end of a double-barrel shotgun.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 14, 2005 02:57 PM

"Gifted with a uterus"? I'm speechless, incredulous even. Yowser! That just rings so wrong, for so many reasons!

You really need that aromatherapy I advised earlier this week!

Posted by: Nate at September 14, 2005 03:50 PM

I was just saying, you know, if I had one--I mean, I'm not in any rush to get rid of the equipment I have or anything.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 14, 2005 04:00 PM