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Bees Tone

Bees Tone
New York, New York,
November 04
I'm a lonnnnng time makeup chick who loves to goof around with words. Sometimes they come out dopey, other times quite cute, occasionally meh, you know? My blog won't cover anything grand or particularly deep. And definitely not political. I keep that shit close to the chest, not for public consumption.


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JANUARY 8, 2012 2:23PM

Fallen Idols?





Long time, OS peeps! This one's a little longer than my usual, but you won't mind, will yas?

Not too long ago, I was walking along Central Park South and saw a diminutive, dark skinned, silver-haired man loping unevenly toward me. He looked uncomfortably somber as he… Read full post »




I was having a conversation with a friend recently and the topic of compassion came up. Actually, I'd had compassion on my mind lately as I'd found Karen Armstrong on TED not too long ago and a few days ago downloaded her Twelve Steps to a CompassionateRead full post »

JULY 4, 2010 11:49AM

Hitting Your Bottom Line?

 ....or are you?  


I was talking to an acquaintance of mine today and something he said gave me pause. And bummed me out for him.

He's my age (50) and a few months ago got married for the first time. When I first met him, I was struck by his incredibly sweet, gentle
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This afternoon, in an attempt to better deal with an insufferable coworker, I picked up my pocket copy of The Power of Compassion by the Dalai Lama. I looove this guy. His infectious happiness shines from every angle. Though I do not consider myself a Buddhist, I agree with his/Read full post »


Kerry called for Farrah Hair, eh?

Alrighty, then. Lemme tell yas about my unbearably sad attempt at the famed FH.

I shall set the stage for you.

The year was 1976. I lived on Long Beach Island, NJ. I had (have) naturally wavy (not curly) hair. There were really no such… Read full post »

MAY 31, 2009 8:41PM



Smell- I began tonight to think about smell... Jamie had an awesome yeasty bread smell, all over his skin and in his body's hairs, from his beloved beer consumption. Something wafted by me on the Queensboro Plaza platform or maybe in the air as I walked around the… Read full post »


I've been kinda layin' low these days, but I had some time to sniff 'round the ole OS corral today and saw there was some kinda no-makeup thang happenin' and when I got a loada nanatehay, I was all, "Dang, I HAVE to post something now!"

Makeup has… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 26, 2009 9:54AM

Giving Up The Pot. With Photos.


I've been a potter since I was 15.

very early piece! 

(one of my first pieces) 

Clay has sung its siren song to me nearly from the cradle and I’ve lost and found myself in its intoxicating melody on and off for many years. Mud is in my soul, you might say.

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The other day I was sniffing around a free dating site and noticed that someone "wooed" me. I took a look at the guy's profile and good lord, I wanted to send him a sharp, stinging cyber-slap.

He actually used the (non)word "conversate". Yes, he did. Now, to some, that

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(I wrote this yesterday, but wasn't able to post, so make believe it's still Sunday, k? )


Right now, I'm sitting in the ER at St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan. And I'm startin' to ache a li'l bit. Double-Wah. Here's the scoop:

I woke up all excited this morning, for… Read full post »


Like most of us around here, today I was thinking about money. It's a lovely thing, ain't it?

And I firmly believe, for MY life and purposes anyway, that when I spread summa what I got around as liberally as I possibly can, then it'll come back to me

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FEBRUARY 2, 2009 2:26PM

So, You Wanna Date Me....Why???


Here's a li'l somethin' about a funny exchange I had with a guy.

About 6 weeks ago, on dating site, I got a "woo" which is basically the equivalent of a wink. I looked at the guy's 'file and thought, hmmm....he seems okay. Not bad looking, a few

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JANUARY 30, 2009 9:55PM

Of Chains And Breezes


I hate nights like this, after a day of hanging around my apartment and not getting out because I've chained myself here to achieve a specific thing. The specific thing is finished. 

And I'm here.

My girlfriends are available. My gay boyfriends are available. My straight guy

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I have no idea what in the ever-lovin' universe compelled me to do this, but........oh, wait, yeahhhhhh, I DO know!

Alright, I'm gonna admit something here that I'm reluctant to tell all y'all, since I'm sorta kinda new and, good lord, I'm shamed already, but okay, here ya go:

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The Peanut & The Pea asked very nicely to snag glimpses of our refrigerator doors and offered a lovely snap of theirs.

I thought, what the hay, sure! I can put off cleaning my desk and bathroom and kitchen and doing laundry and windexing the shit outta my glass… Read full post »

JANUARY 5, 2009 10:17AM

Bees 100....buzzbuzzbuzz.....

My Constants:

Obsessively private, outrageously gregarious.

Crunchy, salty coating protecting delicate, sweet insides.

Sensitive. Shhhhh....our secret.

Makeup. Artist. Always.

Teacher when possible.

Yankee Irish roots, adopted-home-Texas heart.

Tarot reader. Aerobics teacher. Other lives, those.… Read full post »


Because of this and that, I've been thinking about what peeps use as substitutes for sex. I know you have 'em and I'm not talking about youporn or rabbits or vibratey-eggs or any of the other adorable self-love devices from Toys in Babeland.

I'm talking about things that make you forgetRead full post »


As you can see over there, to the left, in my li'l bio sidebar, I'm a long time makeup chick. Which means, precisely, that I've been painting faces in one capacity or another for 28 years.

I cut my beauty teeth back in the '80s in Texas, Land Of Large…

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DECEMBER 20, 2008 7:21AM

Placeholder for Persephone13


Yesterday, Persephone13 showed her bravery by revealing her immaculate '80s mulletude. I responded that I might show solidarity by posting my own. She said, "gimmie."

Now, if that ain't throwin' down a girl-gauntlet, I don't know what is.

I scamp… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 16, 2008 9:24AM

Cherry Poppin' Memories, Please!


Greetings, folks! It's my First Post in these here parts.

I shall launch my blog with a question for the men out there in OS Land, a friendly plea for assistance.

How clearly/fondly(or not) do you remember the girl/woman/chick/babe/slut/crazyneighbor who took your virginity?

Is it crystal… Read full post »