Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bette Davis Eyes (and Greta Garbo's too)

(Note from Vita: Listen to "Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes when you read this blog.)

The first thing I notice about a man is his eyes. I look into his eyes (preferably dark brown) to see if I can see from here to his bedroom and back again.

Victor Hugo said, “When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.” I apply this same philosophy when listening to any man. Whatever is coming out of his mouth should match with what his eyes are saying. The eyes don’t lie.

(I admit that the second thing I notice about a man is his fingernails. A man who knows how to groom might make a good groom. Not that I’m interested in becoming a bride. But I may want to pawn him off on one of my friends who is.)

Bette Davis had hair of Harlow gold and gorgeous blue eyes
Bette Davis had such great eyes that a famous song was written about them:

Her hair is Harlow gold
Her lips sweet surprise
Her hands are never cold
She's got Bette Davis eyes

Here’s my favorite part (words to live by):

And she'll tease you
She'll unease you
All the better just to please you
She's precocious and she knows just what it takes to make a pro blush
She's got Greta Garbo stand-off sighs
She's got Bette Davis eyes

Greta Garbo's eyes were also beautiful. But she was more famous for saying "I vant to be left alone."
This got me thinking about Greta Garbo’s eyes. An entire song could also be written about her eyes as well. She may have been haughty and stand-offish (her famous line was “I vant to be left alone”) but it wouldn’t have been for lack of attention from both men and women (there was some question about whether she was bisexual).

Garbo had a nasty chain-smoking habit.
She loved to smoke when drinking.
Garbo, who also had a nasty chain-smoking habit, admitted, “I smoke all the time, one after another.”

Perhaps it was because she wasn’t left alone, or perhaps it was because she, like many women, simply loved smoking when drinking cocktails. (The butt of a cigarette she had smoked fetched $352 at an auction!)

And then I thought to myself: maybe this song has a lesson for me. I may want to take a man home just to “whet my appetite” and lay him “on the throne.”

But sometimes a woman just wants to vape and drink her cocktails alone.

I doubt I'll be famous for saying, "I vant to vape alone." Because it's true only once in a great while.

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