By now I think people know that I absolutely LOVE to Mis-spell !! :D..so this “Boooty” is actually “Beauty” and NOT the american dictionary meaning ( which is boo·ty2 (bt) ) n. pl. boo·ties 1. Slang. The buttocks. Actually there are worse meanings!Eekss..Oh no now I’m going to get hits involving THIS word tooo!! Not that I am complaining 😉 ) So anyways, we’ve all heard the saying Beauty is only skin deep and belonging to the “pretty plain-looking” (not pretty ..;) ) category , I am all for it. Clubbed with the fact that I am really mirror-shy (as in I dont like to scare myself looking at the mirror too often), If I count the number of booty products I own, I amaze myself. Although I only have 1 “face” cream (thanks to my boyfriend working in HLL and his “marketing” skills :)) vs 2 foot creams, 4 body lotions, 2 handcreams , 4 nail polishes and 2 Nice smelling Powder dabbas (okie Wake uPp..wont bore you with more items on da list :D). It actually looks like I think people stare more at my hand and feeet than at my face!!! Neways, Compare this to the number of “educative” books or time I spend doing “intellectual” stuff and Booty Is the Clear Winner!!(Oh pls note that I am not quantifying the time I spend “beautifying”, since for “mirror-shy” ppl like me, that lasts for like 3 secs/day , excluding the bathing time ..(Happy Sindhu? 😉 !) Oh while I am on the topic of mirror-shy people, there is this other category of people, who love looking at themselves on every possible reflective surface on earth.Right from car windows (sometimes even shiny cars will do!) to kitchen vessels to switched off TV screens to helmets ..Basically ANYthing that remotely reflects light ! Pretty Cute n Berii funny..I wish I could be as tolerant of myself as them!! hehe..
I even have this strange thought sometimes. I know I am no “classic Indian beauty” or watever.But I sometimes wistfully hope for SOME country in this world, where gaunt cheeks , sunken eyes , rounded ugly nose (you know the works) are actually worshipped as beauty 🙂 Neways my point is (actually there is NO point but still gotta say it :D), WHY are we obssessed with this? I’ve actuallly had “serious” discussions over which part of my face I need to get “altered” by a plastic surgeo Or if there is some way I could get my height to 5″9 and then go on to become a model ,since the rest of the thigns are “alterable” nehow ;)!!! Is it actually a female-hormone thingy( hey wait, I know plenty of guys who use Fair n Lovely :D)? Or is it because of the encouragement we get from the male species? They tend to disregard other qualities most of the time anyways (Okay No anti-feminist comments allowed 😉 ) Yup so I blame it on them. We probably would spend more time reading “Pi : A Source Book” than buying those foot creams, if any one cared to discuss THAT right? Anyways, all this said, I still think its not evil to care about how you look..I mean when someone says “Looking Good” , doesnt it just make your day?? (or do U , like me, look back to see if they are talking to someone else ? 😉 ) hehe..So 3 cheers for superficiality and the momentary happiness that comes with it;)