Fun Friday...Mask Missives

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Fun Friday...Mask Missives

 

Masks have been on most everyone’s minds (or faces) for months.  I have a few thoughts now that I’ve been wearing one for several months.

 

Because of my allergies and asthma, my initial tolerance for wearing a mask was about 20 minutes. Now, I can wear one long enough to have my hair colored or for a doctor’s visit.

 

So what about masks... 

 

Money-saving…

Many of my female friends have mentioned that they have saved a lot of money because they don’t feel the need to wear makeup under a mask. That’s especially true of lipstick. 

I don’t know about anyone else, but these eyes don’t leave the house without a little assistance!

 

Anonymity…

Burglars were onto something. There have been people who have done things they would not ordinarily do under the guise of anonymity. 

 Now we can buy those 5 gallons of ice cream and no one will know it’s us!

 

Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde…

This is my favorite. Remember the fun Halloween parties where you had to wear a mask and/or dress as a character? We had fun because we got to be or play at being who we weren’t. 

 

Maybe who you become isn’t totally different from the real you...just an enhanced version.  We had a server, Cookie, who was a delight... upbeat, bubbly, and just what we needed. Her mask was similar to the one I’m wearing above. I have no idea if this is her true persona but I have a feeling that the mask helped her be who she felt like being.






Masks are wonderfully paradoxical in this way: while they may hide the physical reality, they can show us how a person wants to be seen. Joanna Scott

 

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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Before the pandemic, many wore masks, they just were not visible, but they were there. I think wearing a mask allows people to be real and maybe reveal their true personality. Me, I have white and black plain masks, not sure what that says about me, but I love your mask.

Oct 23, 2020 08:07 AM #16
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Will Hamm
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Hello Kathy and funny mask to bave around for if anyone comes to your door.  Make it a great day.

 

Oct 23, 2020 08:22 AM #17
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Roy Kelley
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Chef Dolores had her make up and lipstick on before adding her mask for the grocery pick up this morning.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding day.

Oct 23, 2020 08:31 AM #18
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Kathy Streib
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Sham Reddy CRS it's fun to have fun with masks!

Donald Urschalitz I've seen some cute ones out there!

Barbara Todaro I still have boxes of the disposable kind but love the ones I can wash and wear. 

Oct 23, 2020 10:51 AM #19
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Nina Hollander You and I are two peas from the same pod. I don't do much when I go out to walk at 7 but after I return home, the whole face goes on!!! I don't care if I'm going nowhere at all...it's what you and i do!!!

Michael Jacobs your pondering is contagious. 

 

Oct 23, 2020 10:53 AM #20
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You bet there is Grant Schneider 

Wayne Martin I have some that are more comfortable for me to wear than others. 

Kat Palmiotti I tend to grab the same ones because they're comfortable. Some have a floral print which for me is saying something because I'm not a floral person. 

Oct 23, 2020 10:56 AM #21
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Everybody I speak to has a different interpretation on coronavirus masks. I've had doctors tell me they're worthless and I have some that tell me they're vital. Who is the guy to believe Kathy Streib 

Oct 23, 2020 11:01 AM #22
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Brian England that's funny!!!!!   Did you have to raise your mask?

Myrl Jeffcoat time to buy one that won't come off!!!! LOL

Joan Cox I was kidding on that one. I don't keep ice cream here unless I'm having a family gathering. Someone (my husband) would eat it all. 

Oct 23, 2020 11:07 AM #23
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel I have masks in our cars and disposable ones in my purse in case I forget to grab a mask. 

Rocky Dickerson I've been mistaken for someone people know but not recognized yet. 

Oct 23, 2020 11:10 AM #24
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George Souto I've seen ones with sequins on them. That's a bit much for me. 

Jeffrey Richman I'm waiting for one that lights up when you smile!

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 Larry's daughter sent us masks they picked up at Disneyworld. This was one of them. 

Oct 23, 2020 11:13 AM #25
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Will Hamm I may put that one by our front door. Right now I have a plain black one. 

Roy Kelley I have a friend who hasn't worn makeup in months!

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I agree. If we are to believe that aerosolization plays a big part then wearing the right mask can help. The problem I see is that some people wear their mask below their nose. 

Oct 23, 2020 11:17 AM #26
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Way fun Kathy Streib ! Friday mask up time!  And of course that any day that ends in Y for now.  Why didn't I think of this.....LOL

 Now we can buy those 5 gallons of ice cream and no one will know it’s us!

Oct 23, 2020 12:53 PM #27
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The only positive I have found to date is I don't worry so much about what's in my teeth after my strawberry/blueberry smoothie when I meet clients.   That's the best I've got.  I hate these things and find them worthless.

Oct 23, 2020 12:59 PM #28
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Ha ha Kathy, Diane has slowed down on going out so indeed less makeup....... Hairdresser from Beverly Hills comes to our house and now I am also a client for haircuts...since my barber was to scarred to go back to work... so it is a financial wash:)Endre

Oct 23, 2020 10:42 PM #29
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

While they are mandated in my area, if you go into Oklahoma or Missouri, it's up to you if you wear one or not.  Except for WalMart, they still mandate you wear one.

Oct 24, 2020 12:22 AM #30
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Kathy:

It took a while getting used to wearing them, and seeing everyone else with them. Now for me it's just not a big deal. I'm not saying I like it, of course. It's been sorta fun to see some of the more interesting masks people wear.

What's felt particularly odd is seeing past clients in masks (had a repeat client sale in Carlsbad recently) and not being able to greet them as I normally would have.

Jeff

Oct 25, 2020 10:35 AM #31
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The other day at a Starbucks drive-thru, a barista was wearing his Bette Milder mask. He was hysterical and kept us entertained while we waited for our order. :)  It will be nice when we can be "full face," again, but in the meantime, buck up and have some fun. Lol. 

Oct 25, 2020 12:32 PM #32
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Who knew that masks were so showered in versatility. Do you know what I mean?

Oct 25, 2020 10:30 PM #33
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I recommend wearing a mask that represents you as much as you possibly can! I love it’

Oct 25, 2020 10:32 PM #34
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Sharon Tara
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I hadn't worn any makeup except a little eyebrow pencil and blush from February until just this week. I'm back to wearing foundation again...at least for a little while. As the weather gets colder I suspect I will be once again housebound and return to being makeup free!

Oct 26, 2020 03:35 PM #35
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