Thursday, October 04, 2007

No more frowning

Last night I found some frown lines on my face. I was horrified enough to plaster on extra moisturizer before going to bed. But when I told the boy about them, he said it is okay to use Botox. I suppose that's nice of him...

I've resolved to try and avoid frowning, as much as I can.

I can now see a clear and practical link between the twin reputations Asians have for

1. inscrutability and
2. agelessness.

Oh, how I curse my expressive youth...

9 comments:

Ms Mac said...

Blame it on your Little Madame. I didn't have a grey hair until Patrick came along, I swear.

Desiree said...

You've only just found them NOW? Wait till you find the jowly neck and triple chins [the body part below the mouth, not your triplet cousins ;-)].
They DO say it takes less facial muscles to smile than it does to frown, but my problem is that when I was younger I tended to squint a lot at the same time - I'm expecting crow's feet to erupt any day now.
A neutral face would be good but I think most people would just think I was being grumpy.

cathi said...

I don't have frown lines, but you know those lines Fred Flintstone has at the side of his mouth that go down to his chin? I'm getting those.

Violet said...

ms mac: most people blame their spouses for their grey hair ;-)

desiree:a neutral face would probably just make us look like I've had a labotomy.

cathi: aren't those called laugh lines? According to the boy, they're the most (if not only) attractive lines you can get.

Cathi said...

Hmmm, I thought laugh lines were around the eyes. I'm talking about the two caverns, only a centimetre long, but deep and permanent, travelling down my face from the side of my mouth. I don't know what shape my face would have to make to crease there when I laugh.

Perhaps I should laugh more?

Violet said...

cathi: those lines around the eyes are just crows' feet, aren't they? I always thought laughter lines were the ones on either side of your mouth.

glomgold said...

I feel the same problem coming on. Probably due to my having made faces all my life. Since I both laugh and frown, a lot, it's tough to say which one those lines by the mouth are due to.

Violet said...

glomgold: didn't Bill Cosby say something about the funny faces you make becoming permanent if you weren't careful? The lines are probably the real-life version.

glomgold said...

I guess that's the price one pays in life for showing emotion. :)