Tribute to Paget Brewster

I love Criminal Minds and I love Paget Brewster’s Emily Prentiss. Here’s why.

She’s a badass. She carries a gun (though I’m not a gun-lover) and she is rarely thrown by anything. She is the female glue that keeps that team together; when they let their tempers get the better of them, she’s the one that pulls them back.

At the same time, she’s much warmer and gentler than Elle was, in my humble opinion.

She’s the daughter of diplomats and she speaks multiple languages. I can relate to this, as my grandfather was a diplomat and many people in my maternal family speak multiple languages as well (though I’ve got the most of all of them).

On top of that, we have similar coloring (hair, skin) and that’s cool.

She’s exactly the kind of woman I always wanted to be.

As for what I’ve heard about Paget herself, it sounds to me like she’s the kind of person everyone loves. And that’s really cool, too. I haven’t met her, so I’m going on hearsay, but all hearsay sounds the same.

This is her last day on set, and after several years on Criminal Minds, she will be sorely missed by thousands of people all over the world.

This sucks.


Valentine’s Day: The Other Black Friday

I don’t like Valentine’s Day. When I lived in Israel, February 14 was just another day, so I didn’t have to worry about it. There is an Israeli Valentine’s Day, but I could ignore it because it doesn’t receive anywhere near the hype that its American counterpart gets.

First, I’m not a red-roses kind of girl. I find red roses to be too traditional; too conventional. I think that anyone who buys their significant other red roses lacks creativity. Receiving red roses would not make an impression on me.

However, if those roses were in some other, more unusual color, like, say -royal blue – THEN I might notice. Any other non-traditional or tropical flower would catch my attention, too. Lilies are good. So are irises or freesia. Birds of paradise are great.

But red roses are just boring. I hereby declare them over – as if I had any right to declare anything of the sort.

Second, I don’t believe in relationships. I, as a woman, do not want to spend the rest of my life obeying a man. I do not want to be property. I do not want to be a servant. And that is what women are when we involve ourselves with men. I simply can’t condone it.


Time Spent

You know what I do with my time? I write articles, I apply to jobs that I don’t get, and I go to the gym. That’s it. If I’m not at the gym at night, I’m at home, in my room behind a locked door trying to avoid the large amounts of PBS and Poirot on the TV upstairs. This is what I do virtually every night.

The highlight of my week? My three-hour 9-AM-on-Saturday Arabic class.

I’m so not kidding.

I just found out that a certain former friend of mine is engaged (yeah, I get curious every now and then). Another friend got married last summer, and another is currently engaged and planning a wedding.

And I can’t even get a job and a place of my own. In two months, I’ll be 29 years old.

There are a lot of things I can do. I’m good at a variety of fields, I’m never late, I’m almost neurotically organized and I speak multiple languages.

So why do I feel like such a loser?



10 PM Wednesday Night

My interview was 2.5 weeks ago. I was told they would finish interviewing exactly a week ago. I haven’t heard anything – I’m not sure what that means, and I don’t want to give up just yet.

Moving on.

I’ve been good for the last few weeks; I cut out the junk I was eating, I quit drinking Dr. Pepper in favor of water and I got a bunch of fruits and vegetables and yogurt to eat for snacks. And I went to the gym almost every day. It feels really good. I want to be skinny…I really want to be skinny…

Aside from that, Paget Brewster’s makeup artist (from Criminal Minds) got on Twitter and gave us a list of products that they use on her face. Sadly, most of them are MAC and are quite expensive. I went to MAC the other day and tried on the “Fast Play” lip color (AFTER they doused the tube in sanitizer) and I LOVED IT.

So I bought one. Just one. And I’m hooked; the stuff is great. I see why Paget likes this color. It looks good on people like us who have light skin and dark hair. I would collect these lip colors if they weren’t $15 each. Or maybe slowly; you know, one by one, one a week or one every two weeks. 🙂