February 10, 2011


Today we're going to look at eyebrows. Why do we need eyebrows? Because without them, we are expressionless.

Granted, sometimes we are naturally expressionless, like when your 10 year old boy comes home from school and decides to vaccuum his room...

Exactly. Or if we want to look like David Bowie.

But you can't be expressionless in every single situation! Even at rest, eyebrows give you a little something. A nuance, if you will.

If your husband decides to give you flowers out of the blue, you might lift your eyebrows in mild surprize.

Sometimes you may need to show concern, or sympathy. Like if your BFFF breaks her rubber ducky. Awww....

Obviously, eyebrows are essential to show that you're angry about something. Otherwise how would your 16 year old daughter understand your reaction to her not calling from the 'party' at midnight when she was supposed to?

And these kind of eyebrows would efficiently communicate to the hospital ER staff that you're extremely worried about this odd freckle you've just discovered in your bellybutton.
Hypochondriacs rely on eyebrows just like this!

If you're at all uncertain or doubtful about the usefulness of eyebrows, an expression such as this would probably be on your face. But only, I repeat: ONLY if you have eyebrows.

Without eyebrows? Nothing.

Some eyebrows are better than none. This Marlene Dietrich pluck is a fashion statement, but at least there's a little expression there, even if it is somewhat superior and aloof - it still counts!

And Frida Kahlo....

Well, she just WINS at eyebrows.

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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this post! I agree, eyebrows matter! Your sketches are hilarious and the one about your 16yo made me sniffle a bit.

  2. I try to move my eyebrows, I'm afraid of wrinkles and botox :)

  3. HAHAHA!! This was awesome! I am FREAK about eyebrows. They tell so much about a person! Noticing eyebrows is like noticing what shoes someone is wearing!

  4. I love this!!! I just got my eyebrows back after 6 months of chemo. I missed them (and my eyelashes) more than my hair. Too funny.

    I would draw them on, but one day I was tired so rested my head in my hand for a while. Didn't realize that posture had wiped off one eyebrow. Went hours before I noticed. #facepalm

  5. @ CoffeeJitters - I'm glad you got your eyebrows back. If you ever lose them again, please help yourself to some of these. I mean it.

  6. Hmm, the plucked Dietrich ones kind of look like upside down breasts...

  7. I actually raise one eyebrow so much more than the other that I have wrinkles on HALF of my forehead. True story.

  8. If the person is a little spacey they might have the ever popular Vulcan eyebrows.

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  9. i <3 EYEBROWS!!!!!!!!!

  10. I'm a Frida Kahlo, too. Glad I'm winning at eyebrows. I thought maybe since I only had the one I was losing.

  11. The only way you could lose at eyebrows is if the one crawled away. Say no to tweezers!


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