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Trick the bunny! Let's paint ourselves and hide in the park


The Cross Seminole Trail is an interesting trek towardsf itness. Often walking at least two to three miles each Saturday and Sunday morning, we saw backyards of beautiful homes on our way across State Road 436, also known as Semoran Boulevard and East Altamonte Drive. If someone ever tells you to go to the corner of SR 436 and Semoran, it is nothing more than a practical joke. The local radio stations such as Power 95 (95.3) have played that joke on April fool's day, and it was quite humorous listening o those who were fooled.

This year, let us fool the Easter bunny by painting ourselves and hiding in the park. Oh the serendipity of the bunny finding us as we sit like good little children in the corner. Maybe we could turn it into a movie with Queen Latifah as fairy godmother helping a young Renee Zellwiger find us - the eggs. We could even have flashbacks or cameos from deceased John Wayne. Why stop there? Let us throw in some vampires and werewolves and have a massive competition for Team Dracula and Team Potter to battle it out. There goes the active imagination again...

With all of the color options available to us, we shall return realistically to Orlando / Winter Park along the Cross Seminole Trail. The trail offers many trees, leaves, acorns, and other tiny places to hide eggs inconspicuously. We can hide behind bushes and shrubs then jump out to greet the rabbit with a heart attack. It is the perfect season to try Lime Crime D'Lilac. A soft, creamy, potent lavender with staying power, this color is for the fun and creative. It looks brilliant and amazing on any skin tone and offers Orlando those high fashion makeup looks for which we are otherwise unequipped. Orlando makeup artists, in general, seem to lack creativity and imagination. The are pleasantly constrained by the boundaries of ordinary beauty and bridal.

If any artist in the Orlando area submits creative works of art using D'Lilac, will award a free pair of lashes in Subtle Purple. The are also sponsoring the Bravehearts for the Susan G. Komen 3 days for the cure walk in Tampa Bay in October. With proof of donation of $30.00 or more to the team, Orange and Seminole county residents will get a free pair of lashes (subject to applicable limitations, restrictions, conditions, and exclusions).

Team member profiles of the stunning Sonia Pisano, radiating Rachel Rados, and delightful team captain Debra Rados will soon follow. Please join the quest to battle breast cancer. 

Smokey, soft, sexy

Day dreaming of all the pretty colors and trouble one can get into with makeup. Smokey smoothness, soft and subtle. Natural lip color. Let the black eyeshadow fade into the lid. Purple is dusted on the lower lid to soften the black. Smolder is smudged into the waterline. Coy Girl is dragged and blended over cheekbones. 

When she was younger, she did not dream of becoming a super star like all the other little girls. She was being groomed to be the man of the family. She was first born, which meant she had to be the son. Soccer, wrestling, football, climbing fences and trees, and not playing house were her pastimes. 

Even then, she loved looking at colorful things. Glitter, rainbows, crayons - her imagination was as vivid as a blaring television. Orlando was full of color: foliage, flowers, crystal reflections of raindrops on freshly cut St. Augustine grass, sago palms lining the entry way to the woods. Sago palms were interesting little palm trees. They seemed to take the personality of gate keepers. That could be, because people placed them in areas such to appear as hidden entry ways. There were many wooded areas in Orlando, Winter Springs, Sanford, Apopka, and Oviedo, yet each are had a life of its own.

It was disappointing that leaves did not change colors in Orlando as they had in other places with more than two seasons. Orlando only had hurricane season and not hurricane season.  Through the rain was always a glimmer of sunshine - imaginary or not. It was always best to be hopeful. When it drizzled, there appeared to be glitter falling from the sky. All she could think of were the pretty colors...

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This article was remotely published on an Apple iPad 2. Please excuse brevity, typos, and/or abbreviations. 

Notes: Photos were taken with an Apple iPad 2. Stories are fictional. Any resemblance to real life people is purely coincidental.