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My Declining Beauty (Images from a Party)



Last night I went to a cocktail party at Keith Stevenson's place. I was due an appearance at local scene event, and Keith's place is small, thus limiting the number of people, though I still only knew a handful of folk. I arrived after work and got to see Bill Congreve, Michelle Marquardt, Rob Hood, Cat Sparks and, of course, Margo Lanagan, all of who I have not seen for some time. Margo was especially pleased to see me as that photo--



--shows.

Actually, I quite like Margo, and she's always good for a laugh and joke. This photo, however, is what happens when Cat Sparks walks past with a camera and you're in the middle of a conversation. Everyone who has been to a party with Cat has had the experience and, because it's science fiction, every ugly photo of the night ends up on the web, without an ounce of retouching, as if it were a badge of honour and forcing me to ask, "Where's the retouching? Where's photoshop?!" You think they'd be more into it, what with it being the future and all.

Anyhow, consequently, my beauty is always in decline.



Link for photos.

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ex_benpayne119
Apr. 22nd, 2007 11:28 am (UTC)
Dude, that Margo photo is *classic*:)

benpeek
Apr. 22nd, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
i know, i know. cat really should have hidden it...
lyndarama
Apr. 22nd, 2007 11:32 am (UTC)
Caption Contest?
The power of Christ compels you! And don't even think about going for my drink pal...
benpeek
Apr. 22nd, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Caption Contest?
heh. nah. i don't think you can really work the power of christ into it...
shadowsandice
Apr. 22nd, 2007 11:33 am (UTC)
Hey, your beauty has a half-life. Don't worry, it'll never really go away.

Like tinea.
benpeek
Apr. 22nd, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
...how's that GREY hair going, tess, my luv?
shadowsandice
Apr. 22nd, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
I'm taking good care of it. It's lasted a good 10 months, not bad for one hair.

(I was going to go back and put tags in all my posts, till I discovered it'd just spam all the feeds. Whatever.)
benpeek
Apr. 23rd, 2007 08:02 am (UTC)
that's okay. i have your blog on my bloglines feed, so i just click, and all them feeds go away. heh.
catsparx
Apr. 22nd, 2007 11:42 am (UTC)
ha! I have been capturing occasional snippets of your beauty photographically for several years now. When you're *really* old and hideous i shall place a selection of the prettiest snaps in an album and wave it around infront of your face and shout "man, have you ever completely LOST IT!"

Of course, I'll be so old by that point that I'll have to wear a bag on my head so as not to frighten small children.
benpeek
Apr. 22nd, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
man, it's a good thing i only see you every five years in the flesh now...
bodhichitta0
Apr. 23rd, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
I <3 that last pic. bahaha!
benpeek
Apr. 24th, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
yeah, you gotta be quick with them people with cameras.
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