Friday, April 19, 2013
How could he and his brother, both living in the United States for years, harbor so much hatred? Why would they want to kill and maim people? I read this morning that a man named Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev won a $2,500 scholarship in 2011 from the city of Cambridge. It was repaid with bombs?
As I write, NBC is reporting that they think they know where Tsarnaev is hiding. They have also reported that there may have been additional threats on the city, leading to the total shutdown in Boston. Clearly, it's a very fluid situation. Boston needs a guardian angel.
My thoughts have also been in West, Texas, where a fertilizer plant exploded, killing employees and the first responders who were already there fighting a fire. The immediate area is devastated. Many lives have been lost or affected in the town of 3,000 people.
It's been a tough week to feel normal. Our whole country - actually the world - has been affected, forcing us, once again, to think about terrorists (and industrial disasters) and the fact that they can strike anywhere at any time. It's hard to imagine the loss that so many feel this week.
I'll keep the beauty news short today out of respect for much larger and more important happenings.
I know that many of you are waiting with me for the Tom Ford Summer 2013 Collection. The one thing I can tell you with assurance is that most of Tom Ford's color collection representatives haven't got a clue when they will receive the collection. First I was told April 15 on counter. Then I was told any day this week. Yesterday, I got a call from Bergdorf Goodman telling me they will have the collection at the counter on April 29. I went to Neiman Marcus three times this week looking for it. I wouldn't recommend you mimic my craziness. Someone will let us know when the collection appears on counter and for sale. It better be worth all this drama.
It is time for the Friday Forum. Perhaps in a few hours, the second Boston bomber will be in custody. It appears something is afoot right now. My attention will return to beauty once that happens. In normal times, I love this part of our week. We can certainly talk about the events of the week, and we can talk beauty. What new products did you discover this week? Did you find any deals you couldn't resist? Are you using a fabulous product and want to sing its praises? Did you find a beauty product disappointing? Do you have a question others might be able to answer? Want to talk about skin care? What's new in your life? Just use the comments. Don't be shy. Just make sure to ask any question you might have over the weekend. By early the next week, most (not all) readers will have moved on.
Don't forget this week's giveaway contest for Bobbi Brown's Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick. It's a beauty. The deadline for entries is tomorrow, Saturday, April 20, at midnight.
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