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Jul. 9th, 2006 | 12:34 am
posted by: puddingcat in bimboproject

Ok, so this "are we being suckered into media expectations?" discussion got me thinking.



I don't want to *be* a bimbo. I don't want to stop thinking, or to start relying on my apeparance more than my brains to get things. I don't want to spend longer on my outward appearance than on my health or hobbies. I'm just going to pick & choose a few bits of bimbo behaviour to try out for a while. If I enjoy them or find that they make enough of a difference to be worth the inconvenience, great. Otherwise, I'll stop again & go back to being a slightly scruffy, nerdy, Bettie Page wannabe.

In my opinion:

Bimbos have fake tans. Nope; I like the slightly blue look. I'd like a more even skin tone, so I'll be trying the shave, exfoliate & moisturise thing, but not changing colour.

Bimbos are blonde. *If* I go blonde, it'll be Fuck You peroxide, not Fuck Me highlights.

Bimbos wear ra-ra skirts and cheap leather belts. Nope. Well, I could buy one, but I'd never wear it. It's not a good look foranyone past puberty.

Bimbos wear pink tracksuits. Nope. Pink? Not a chance. Not unless it's radioactive glow in the dark GBH to your retinas pink, anyway.

Bimbos follow fashion. Nope. Fashion doesn't usually suit size 12-14, curvy, 30-somethings. I'm lucky that the 50s look is in atm, but I'll never wear something just becasue it's trendy.

Bimbos flirt to get stuff. I'd love to be able to do this, but my self-reliance and self respect won't let me try.

Bimbos are always on a diet. Well, I'd always *like* to be thinner, but I like food too much. Going to the gym is giving me arm muscles andgetting me fit, and that's enough for now.

Bimbos have beauty treatments. Most of those sound to me like paying someone else vast amounts for them to wash my face for me. I don't see the point of getting a pedicure, when I can do it myself (yay for bendiness!) and until I stop chewing my fingers, a manicure would be a waste. Actually - that's something I'll try. I'll try to stop chewing my extremities. Yes.

Bimbos are always blow-dried. It would be nice. But it's not going to happen, even if I found a haridresser to keep under my stairs. Besides, I walk too quickly to keep a style tidy for long.

Bimbos always wear heavy makeup. I'm Just. Too. Lazy.


Since that leaves me just trying to stop biting my nails and doing the skin thing on my legs, I'm curious what elsethere is. I just don't like the *look* that most bimbo behaviours gives, but I'd like to try the dedication to grooming that they have - even if I head off in a different direction with it.

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That's Not My Cat.

From: puddingcat
Date: Jul. 8th, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC)
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Any time :)
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Allison

From: akonken
Date: Jul. 9th, 2006 09:20 am (UTC)
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I've been biting my nails since I was a toddler, and I find that getting a manicure really does help me not to. I have to be careful, though, because once it starts chipping - or is flawed in any way at all - I'm back to gnawing.

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From: vulgarcriminal
Date: Jul. 10th, 2006 09:34 am (UTC)
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My friend Ri is also a nail biter. She has short acrylics that keep away the biting monster.

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From: vulgarcriminal
Date: Jul. 10th, 2006 09:34 am (UTC)
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But it's not going to happen, even if I found a haridresser to keep under my stairs. Besides, I walk too quickly to keep a style tidy for long.


I have one under my stairs and won't blow dry all the time.

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The Inimitable Miss Lighthouse

From: bloomeenee
Date: Jul. 10th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
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I think you summed that up rather nicely me' darlin!
Me? Also not going for bimbo look or attitude, just a general taking better care of self in a girlie and no doubt slightly silly way. No fake tan, no short skirts (well, not bimbo short anyway), but more effort with everything, more skirts and more of an excuse to buy colourful eyeshadows (like i needed one)
Also, great typo... haridresser: presumably someone who shaves your head and drapes you in an orage sheet then charges pots of monry for doing so :)

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The Inimitable Miss Lighthouse

From: bloomeenee
Date: Jul. 10th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
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tee hee I'm dim, i did a typo whist writng about your typo!
Sorry, I'm not nit-picking, I've just spent all day filling in a job application, so I'm proof-reading everything in sight out of habit now

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