It’s just snow!

As I’m sure everyone (in the U.S. at least) knows, Boston has a shit ton of snow. Each sidewalk is flanked with 4 feet on each side. Visibility for pedestrians and drivers alike is terrible. The trains have been delayed. The buses are full. Streets are completely gridlocked. (Albeit some of it was due to the Patriots parade — FUCK YES!! I can’t wait until Gronk gets an announcing gig after he retires 😛 )

Anyway, the snow sucks and there’s a lot of it.

I have grandparents in Oregon who I haven’t seen in many years, but we keep in touch via email.  They live a mile away from their closest neighbor, 3 hours from an airport, and own snowshoes to get around in the winter.  They are the last people I expected to get the following email from:

We have been thinking about you and your weather.  We are very concerned.  We know you are probably use to it but accidents happen and you can do nothing about it.

I am dumbfounded.  It’s just snow.  I don’t get tornadoes or avalanches.  Sure, the power goes out, but that’s what hotels and school and work are for.  Driving might be a little dangerous, but I don’t even own a car.  I literally replied with, “I’m not sure what you’re specifically concerned about, but it’s fine here – just a lot of shoveling!”

It’s just snow.  It comes ever winter.  I know that accidents happen.  That’s true all the time.  Can everyone stop freaking out about something that happens repeatedly on an annual basis, and just deal with it??

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Reviews: Glamglow Cleanser and Origins Mask

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Origins GinZing Refreshing Face Mask ($25)

GinZing™ Refreshing Face Mask gives dull, tired skin an extra boost with this icy cool, gel texture. Best for all skin types, coffee beans energize as cucumber refreshes and hoelen mushroom soothes. Skin’s get-up-and-glow is rapidly restored.

This was pretty awesome.  It has a gel consistency and is completely clear when you put it on.  I wish it had some color, so you could tell where you put it, but in reality faces aren’t that big and I should be able to figure it out.  It left my skin feeling really soft and smooth and tight.  I definitely felt like I needed moisturizer after, but it was, indeed, refreshing.

GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment ($69)

This formula was clinically developed by GLAMGLOW® dermatological chemists to help fight all common skin concerns including breakouts, discoloration, black and white heads, razor bumps, and in-grown hair. Powerful, skin-clearing mud visibly draws out dirt and congestion while a proprietary six-acid blend dramatically brightens and softens skin. It works to magnetically draw out dirt and pores with Activated-X Charcoal, leaving skin smooth and healthy-looking.

I only got 2 uses out of this, so it’s hard to review and the application from the sample packet doesn’t look like it has the same effects as the pump.  Two uses also makes it impossible to review any skin clearing abilities.

This had a peppermint smell and a watery mud consistency.  It seemed to clean well enough, but it it didn’t foam at all from the sample.  I really don’t like peppermint taste or smell, so I’m over it.