May 18, 2007
Volume 35
Issue 20
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Lipstick and Lust
Lovelorn in the town that hates me, missing my soldier, and more in this Lipstick and Lustand more in this Lipstick and Lust
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

A friend asked me about a week ago if 'all of the, um, sex in my column was for real', 'did I really have that much&action, and did I ever have a slow week'. Well, being that my mood was a lot better than it is as I sit here writing this (wishing Bill Gates or anyone else would help contribute to my 'moving to Tacoma fund' so I could stop being 'the invisible girl' in Seattle), I answered 'yes, it's all real', and 'no, I never have a slow week'. That was then, before the 'the summer curse' that has plagued me for the last two years descended. Call it an astrological transit--Neptune's been playing fast and loose with a lot of Aquarians and, being one of that tribe, I've certainly felt the sting of weirdness that planet can bring on--or just plain bad luck, this kid is not feelin' the love. Something that really hit home when I was out with a friend the other night, who was visiting from the darling place of Kalamazoo, Michigan (no, honey, it's not really 'darling', I'm being sarcastic, again).

Seems if don't have blonde hair, you do not get noticed in this town (even though I was wearing my bootylicious, red, Frederick's Hollywood 'sex kitten' top and looking scrumptious). Ah well, we still wish you well in Las Vegas, Ceasar, just hope you realize dark skin and dreads are pretty too, someday. But hey, we did love Ms. Montevecchi, the new diva at Teatro Zinzanni, who this one immediately named her silent sheroe. The chanteuse is elegant and splendid in her many personas during the show, and if you like her as much as this one did, do pick up the CD, 'The Divas', which features Ms. Lilliane Montevecchi on three tracks, as well as sterling work by Joan Baez, Thelma Houston and other great voices of our time. I listened to it on the way to my daughter's last weekend and it cheered me up, even though that was a very hard task Cinco De Mayo weekend, let me tell you!

Well, enough from 'the pity pot of no love', let me tell you about some great products I tried recently. And I'll also share with you that yes, another 'computer gremlin'--be it the Canuck, nutjob ex who keeps stalking me, or 'soap opera vixen', or some other, more shadowy, and powerful institution--has done a job on my blog. The blog, thank Goddess, is still up, but this one cannot access it, and has to have my trusty editor, Robert, do it for me. Props to that one for his help, and when this one's ship does come in, be knowing you're at the top of the 'gravy' list. So there, to the curmudgeon/hater who tried to shut La Diva's voice down by blocking my access to the blog of this column. Free speech will always prevail dahling.

Anyway, the best and most wonderful facial product I've used recently (and honey, this one has used quite a few, for sure!) is DHC's new 'Washing Powder'. I know, it sounded like 'Tide' for your face to me too, but it's wonderful stuff and leaves your skin feeling soft and very clean, perfect for the warmer days ahead. Also try their 'Skin Softener,' which is the perfect toner. Order by going to And do try DDF's 'Nourishing Eye Cream', which you can pick up at Sephora. This is SPF 15, so again, good for sunny days and protecting your skin, as is Neutrogena's 'Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer' with SPF 30, (which this one pinched from the hotel back at Norwescon!). Good stuff and not too greasy, another plus for warmer weather and oily skin. Finally do try 'White Musk' eau de toilette and the 'Satuma' body oil (which smells wonderful with the patchouli oil you can pick up at Madison Market), both of which you can pick up with a variety of new, Spring eye and lip colors at The Body Shop in Pacific Place. Hey, babes, it's Spring, be flirty and smell wonderful out there!

Ah yes, and warmer weather brings up the 'no monkey toes' issue. Remember, I did a column on that some time ago? Well, whether you read that one or not, do keep in mind that now that your 'little piggies' are out for the world to see, via all of those sexy, sassy sandals, a good polish and some care to those little darlings is de reguere, so act accordingly and either treat yourself to a pedicure at one of the local spas (like Salon Dewi, or Swoon--both of which are on Capitol Hill, and have wonderful staff to help you), or do it yourself. Pick up some divine polish at either Sephora, or just hike it on over to Bartels and find a huge variety from the daring to the muted and understated. Hey, I look at feet, sometimes before I look at faces and make my choices 'yes', or 'no', accordingly, and I'm sure some others out there do too.

So, there you are my little gummi fish! And do feel free to e-mail me at and let me know what you think about this column, and check out the blog by the same name and feel free to e-mail me about that too. And here's hoping this one's mood has reason to improve when she can get to her e-mail, and that funds for that move to Tacoma is soon in coming, so this one is in a town where she is adored rather than ignored. Buhbye and be nice to each other out there and keep the troops (including 'army sweetie') in your prayers. Let's hope that the war ends soon and they return safely to those who love them.

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