blue moon.

It began with the photo above, from the August “Denim Issue” of Nylon. The rest of the magazine was a bore, but this blue eye shadow blew (or, blue…if you are a fan of puns) my mind!
While Janelle and I were at Target buying an emergency backup of Boggle (mine remains locked in my car, awaiting the arrival of my spare car key from my mother), I bought a fairly comparable color (L’Oreal HIP). I carefully applied it this morning…it looked pretty amazing, but I chickened out, grabbed the cold cream, and started over with my usual “Satin Tutu” eyeshadow.

I’m not going to lie…blue is absolutely my favorite color (even though I also harbor a great deal of affection for red, white, purple, green, black, and grey).

In the 60s, the US Air Force ran a television commercial with this jingle:

They took the blue from the skies,

And the pretty girls’ eyes,

And a touch of Old Glory too;

And gave it to the men who proudly wear the U. S. Air Force Blue!

Someone with a blue aura is a person who is oriented toward spirituality. People with blue auras are said to be interested in social service work and to be in occupations such as social worker, counselor, teacher, writer, and psychologist.
In Thailand, blue is associated with Friday on the Thai solar calendar. Anyone may wear blue on Fridays and anyone born on a Friday may adopt blue as their colour.

In the English language, blue may refer to the feeling of sadness. “He was feeling blue”. This is because blue was related to rain, or storms, and in Greek mythology, the god Zeus would make rain when he was sad (crying), and a storm when he was angry.

In the bandana code of the gay leather subculture , wearing a medium blue means one is into the fetish of having sex with someone who is wearing a police uniform.

When an anmal’s coat is described as “blue”, it usually refers to a shade of grey that takes on a bluish tint, a diluted variant of a pure black coat.


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