Saturday, February 12, 2011

"How to get him saying Be Mine this valentines day..."

i got the strangest advertising gimmick in the mail...
It was disguised to look like a magazine - but it was just pages and pages of advertising for a "medi spa"... They sold things like laser hair removal - "BE the Valentine this year!", Botox - "The price of beauty is not as much as you think!!", cellulite treatment - "Brings back that toned youthful look!!", Hyalorunic Acid injections for your lips - "virtually pain free!!" and one i had never heard of... "Lose Weight NOW with administered injections of hCG!!" (human Chorionic Gonadotropin) - which is familiar to me only because it's the hormone that occurs naturally in women during pregnancy... seems kinda strange...
There's more too... a full page ad for their 'head to toe' make-over - featuring a beautiful woman smiling in her underwear and high heels with arrows pointing to each area of her body that they can improve on. Before and after shots of women who received treatment for wrinkles, acne scars or sun damage...
Really?
This is how i get him to say 'be mine' this Valentines?
If that were true.... i'm pretty sure i'd have picked the wrong man.
Don't get me wrong - i like the confidence boost i feel when i put a little colour on my cheeks... i have been known to wear high heels & highlight my hair...
But i guess it's the idea that the world is trying to sell women (that maybe i have bought into too...) that age is repulsive - that anything other than youthful perfection is to be avoided, that women need to live in a constant state of airbrushed flawlessness...
It's funny too 'cause the other day i was chatting with a girl i knew in highschool and she remarked that she found an old picture of me that was just "hideous"... so guess i missed the boat even when i had youth on my side! hehe.
& yet... i'm pretty sure i'll be able to steal a kiss or two - even with my less than extraordinary lips... i'll still be able to nurse my babies even if i don't have "cleavage beyond compare", the lines on my face will crease further in evidence that i laugh - and cry, and i guess if my body ever decides to produce some hCG... though it won't likely accompany weight loss, it would accompany something incomparably better than weight loss...
So i guess the medi spa didn't win a new customer this year... but i'm pretty sure even without their services, i'll be lucky enough that he'll still be asking me to be his this valentines day & every day thereafter.

1 comment:

Marcy said...

Awesome post! Weird flier...glad I didn't get one. Those make me mad. Anyways, I think our men like our unique and not-as-bouncy-as-we-used-to-be bodies. Especially if they know we think they are awesome too. LOVE the post.

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