Bossy, You Seem Like A Perfectly Nice Girl, But What Is Skin Control? November 23, 2009 Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail « Previous Post: Who Has More Fun Than A Brookstone Catalogue Hand Model?Next Post: » Happy Thanksgiving From Camp Bossy
Grandma J saysNovember 23, 2009 at 11:04 am
Grandma J was slightly disappointed that Bossy didn’t actually apply the iodine to her face. Will there we an actual demo coming soon?
BTW, Grandma J’s orthopedic surgeon thinks iodine cures all skin eruptions too….before they erupt.
teri saysNovember 23, 2009 at 11:16 am
Is this the same method as “Big Fat Greek Wedding” where the father is always spritzing Windex on pimples and cuts?
Blog Princess G saysNovember 23, 2009 at 11:18 am
Bossy is even more youthful and beautiful in action than in still! I’ll try the iodine. My solution up to now has been calamine lotion.
corrie saysNovember 23, 2009 at 11:25 am
I loved watching Bossy’s way of talking! So sparkling and pretty! All of a sudden Bossy sunshine daughter and Bossy look like twins!
Suzanne saysNovember 23, 2009 at 11:34 am
You are so freakin cute!
David saysNovember 23, 2009 at 11:40 am
Dang you for posting this AFTER I left for work so I won’t be able to watch until I get home tonight, and my comment will be an uncool #174 or something instead of in the single digits. 🙁
Little Miss Sunshine State saysNovember 23, 2009 at 11:40 am
This is information that would have been helpful THREE DAYS AGO when Little Miss Sunshine State’s menopausal face erupted in THREE volcanoes!!
muskrat saysNovember 23, 2009 at 11:43 am
Bossy is my hero. Muskrat is afraid to vlog, because then everyone will know how he blushes when talking to a camera, and his online friends will call him the “p” word.
BossysMom saysNovember 23, 2009 at 11:44 am
thats the hugest bottle of iodine I’ve ever seen….thought iodine was just in tini-tiny bottles with a skull and crossbones….
Opera is bowing out just in time for a Bossy takeover…I’m serious.
BossysMom saysNovember 23, 2009 at 11:45 am
sorry Oprah. But heh, maybe Opera…..
Meg at the Members Lounge saysNovember 23, 2009 at 11:57 am
BOSSY’s Mom! You and your daughter are both ready for prime time and taking over Opera!
William saysNovember 23, 2009 at 12:02 pm
If you put the iodine on before you go to bed do you wake up with a red pillow?
Audubon Ron saysNovember 23, 2009 at 12:15 pm
Can Bossy call her dad and ask him what to do about Osteoarthritis of the hip and do a module for that? Audubon Ron is not sleeping from the severe Inquisition level torture and the fear of getting a plastic hip. He is now officially dragging what use to be known as a leg. He has called an attorney to sue former ballet instructors but sadly, the statue of limitations has run.
carson saysNovember 23, 2009 at 12:17 pm
Sort of makes me look forward to getting a pimple so I can try this. I love tried and true home remedies.
WebSavyMom saysNovember 23, 2009 at 1:44 pm
I love the tip and it seems much more work-appropriate than a bag over the head with eyes cut out so I can see my computer monitor.
Joie saysNovember 23, 2009 at 1:50 pm
Your voice sounds EXACTLY as I have heard it in my head reading your posts! Thanks Bossy, for the home remedy, and thanks Bossy’s Dad for your medical knowledge. BTW: isn’t he a cardiologist? Can he do a vlog post to scare the shit out of my husband who already had a heart attack at 29 and has gained back every bit of the weight he lost??
Tonya_in_FL saysNovember 23, 2009 at 2:05 pm
You are the cutest.
I pictured you differently for some reason. Isn’t that weird?
bossy's friend amy saysNovember 23, 2009 at 2:18 pm
cool – a bossy PSA on Pimples…
BOSSY saysNovember 23, 2009 at 2:40 pm
Nope, no iodine on the pillowcase if you let the stuff dry. And Bossy has white pillowcases!
cartoongoddess saysNovember 23, 2009 at 3:14 pm
It’s so nice to know what you sound like!
I use similar method to eradicate pimples, substituting hydrogen peroxide for the iodine. (I am allergic to shellfish, iodine is a no-no.) Same results!
Krazy Kitty saysNovember 23, 2009 at 3:15 pm
Bossy sounds exactly like I was expecting her too.
karen saysNovember 23, 2009 at 3:39 pm
Love the spoof of dooce!
Shelly Kang saysNovember 23, 2009 at 4:14 pm
Hi, longtime mostly-lurker here. That was hilarious. Also, I’m headed out to get some iodine, because I have one of those exact same pimples brewing at the moment. Thanks.
Mr Farty saysNovember 23, 2009 at 4:21 pm
OMG BOSSY has a voice! *swoons*
Now Farty wants a pimple so he can try out this remedy.
Victoria saysNovember 23, 2009 at 4:44 pm
Victoria liked “meeting” Bossy for reals like that, yay!
Victoria also had one of those pimples last week, but it’s too late for the iodine if you know what Victoria means. 🙁
NaysWay saysNovember 23, 2009 at 4:49 pm
Bossy should definitely do more vlogs (especially about skin control because, oy, I hears ‘ya).
Lovelyn saysNovember 23, 2009 at 5:20 pm
For some reason I thought that once I turned 30 I’d stop getting pimples. I’m well past 30 and the pimple keep on coming. I’ll definitely try this method.
Amy the Bitchin Wife saysNovember 23, 2009 at 5:22 pm
Hmmm… I’m going to have to try that. My *Secret* weapon against pimples is toothpaste before bedtime. It clears them right up, too. However, I like the idea of having a non-crusty option in the stable. Though I might miss the minty-fresh smell. 🙂
Gretchen saysNovember 23, 2009 at 5:27 pm
I thought iodine was a red staining thing, like mechurochrome (MY father’s cure-all). But you don’t look like you have red dots on your skin. I learned to use camphor. It stinks, it stings, but man, does it clear up skin in a hurry. Dries out everything around the zit too!
caleal saysNovember 23, 2009 at 5:32 pm
Bossy reminds Caleal of Meryl Streep. A younger, more charming, Not-In-Danger-Of-Being-Punched-In-The-Face-By-Caleal Meryl Streep, but still.
BOSSY saysNovember 23, 2009 at 6:16 pm
SISTER MERCY IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO SHELLFISH DON’T TRY THIS IODINE METHOD FOR ACNE. Lord, what will the lawyers think of next?
Cheryll saysNovember 23, 2009 at 6:23 pm
Wow Bossy is so HOT! and Sparkly, yes sparkly I agree with that totally!
Cactus Petunia saysNovember 23, 2009 at 6:42 pm
Cool! Bossy should do more of those! I did have a little trouble with the voice being out of sync with the picture, so it threw me off a little at first…guess it’s time to do some housekeeping on my computer. Having 5,000+ photos in my iPhoto library kinda slows it down a bit.
Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy saysNovember 23, 2009 at 6:56 pm
So nice to hear your lovely voice! I had this horrible pimple once that I couldn’t leave alone. I popped it and put it Neosporin on it. Now I’m off to Google the Iodine and shellfish connection.
Catherine McP saysNovember 23, 2009 at 7:08 pm
Bossy is cuter in real life! I remember people putting Iodine in baby oil and hittin the beach baby! Yowza.
ZDub saysNovember 23, 2009 at 8:15 pm
I will bathe in iodine if Bossy says to do so.
Because Bossy is the hotness.
vuboq saysNovember 23, 2009 at 8:24 pm
vuboq was totally thinking of “put a little windex on it” but was totally beaten to the punch b/c he has to get up at a godawful hour and go to work where he has no internet access and can’t post fun pithy comments on iambossy.com. Which, to summarize, means BOSSY should start posting at 4AM. thank you very much
confused saysNovember 23, 2009 at 8:34 pm
Fun to see you in real life Bossy! As for my pimples, they’re imbedded within my wrinkles and folds. Oy!
Maria saysNovember 23, 2009 at 8:41 pm
Bossy is just like I thought. It’s nice to know that one’s writing (where one equals bossy) is just like one’s real self, (where ‘real self’ equals video)~~by the way, my BFF and I (ya, the one that lives 1500 miles away from me) call “THOSE” kind of pimples, those underlying ones waiting to erupt? Horns. They are horns. As in “I have this horn that really hurts!”
clickmom saysNovember 23, 2009 at 8:45 pm
My 12 year old has about 6 little pimples on his nose today. WIll he let me apply the iodine? hahahaha. I’m so frustrated!
Monica Lewinsky saysNovember 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm
I second Amy’s technique: old-fashioned white Colgate toothpaste also works like a charm!…although it’s prone to become embedded in my midlife “character lines”… gah…
More vlogs please! 😉
Monica Lewinsky saysNovember 23, 2009 at 8:52 pm
Horns – bwahahahaha. Perfect name…
Carrie saysNovember 23, 2009 at 10:11 pm
Well Mr. Farty, I’ve got plenty of pimples to go around. Nothing says adulthood like breaking out constantly.
I am purchasing some iodine tomorrow and sleeping with a dark pillow.
Lizzy saysNovember 23, 2009 at 10:16 pm
Good gracious! Could you BE any cuter? I’m too distracted by your darling self to actually listen to your advice. Did you say cover your head with your pillowcase if you have a zit? Because that’s what I do. It doesn’t make the zit go away, but at least I’m a danger to myself and others on the road.
Ruth saysNovember 23, 2009 at 11:09 pm
Bossy has GREAT Cheek bones!
xx Nicky saysNovember 23, 2009 at 11:52 pm
Wow. You’re voice is different from the one I hear in my head when I read your posts, but it’s great to see you in “real life”.
I like you even more (if that were possible).
I’ve tried toothpaste…
anne marie in philly saysNovember 24, 2009 at 12:57 am
Lovelyn said: “For some reason I thought that once I turned 30 I’d stop getting pimples. I’m well past 30 and the pimple keep on coming.”
hon-nee, I am 55 and STILL the pimples come a-callin’! so I will try bossy’s home remedy and give props to her daddy for the suggestion!
NellyFrittata saysNovember 24, 2009 at 7:53 am
Agree with anne marie in philly, it’s not fair to have pimples and wrinkles at the same time.
Hunter saysNovember 24, 2009 at 9:08 am
To think I could have eliminated 2 or 3 syllables with this method! I’ve been using benzoyl peroxide (5), salicylic acid (6) and now hydrogen peroxide (6). With generally good results (if used regularly in the case of the first 2).
But iodine would be much more efficient, syllable-wise that is.
Oh, have you tried growing a beard, Bossy? It’s worked for me sometimes. No?
dgm saysNovember 24, 2009 at 9:35 am
Why, just yesterday two cyst-y pimples conveniently appeared on my face so I doused them last night. This morning one is down signficantly and the other, while smaller, refuses to go gently. I’ll be hitting that one again.
Incidentally, although I’ve been eating cheese and yogurt and drinking milk all my life, I’ve noticed now in my 40s that most cow dairy (except kefir, possibly yogurt) makes me breakout like a teenager working the fry machine at McDonalds (with all due respect to teenagers at the fry machine). Eliminating most cow dairy has helped–I switched to goat and sheep’s cheese, and kefir still is okay.
And I zap an inflamed pimple with Aveeno diaper rash creme, which is essentially zinc. It takes down inflammation and gets the red out, signficantly minimizing or eliminating scarring. You’re welcome 🙂
Sewmouse saysNovember 24, 2009 at 11:19 am
Somewhat disconcerting to hear Bossy’s REAL LIFE voice, because Sewmouse keeps hearing Rhoda Morgenstern in her head when reading Bossy’s posts.
Oy. and indeed… Vey.
Reeb saysNovember 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm
It’s too early in the morning to watch a video with the name “pimples” in it. Even if it does feature Bossy. I’ll do that later…
APeetsMom saysNovember 24, 2009 at 3:14 pm
I am giving Bossy props for challenging herself to post a video! One can guess which format Bossy is more comfortable with!!! Nicely done Bosssy!
Now please – take a drink of water!!!! 🙂
Caroline saysNovember 24, 2009 at 6:20 pm
A secret: I was always a little afraid Bossy would be intimidatingly cool in person, like, with the blase (there should be a SCHWA over that last ‘e’ there; please excuse) voice and mannerisms, because HOW COULD BOSSY BE SO COOL WITHOUT BEING DISDAINFUL OF THE UNCOOLNESS OF US MERE MORTALS??? But there it is! You’re as delightful and sweet and friendly as I’d hoped.
I was blessed with perfect skin. But to make up for it, my ass is the size of North Dakota.
joeinvegas saysNovember 24, 2009 at 7:51 pm
Wow, this was the first time JoeinVegas had seen Bossy in a moving talking picture. JoeinVegas is still impressed. Thanks.
thechocolatelady saysNovember 24, 2009 at 8:42 pm
Bossy….I couldnt notice a pimple, but did notice great hair, and CLEAR, dewey skin…lookin’ good! (and Im not kidding!)
Sheryl W saysNovember 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm
Bossy has such a great feminine voice – and she is gorgeous ! I just don’t believe you get pimples, your skin looks too dewy to get hateful week long blemishes.
Amy in NJ saysNovember 25, 2009 at 12:29 am
Bossy sounds just like i imagined her to sound: just like my awesomely cool Aunt Rosemarie, who, like Bossy, doesn’t seem to have a trace of the Philadelphia accent, which bursts out of my mouth every time i am home. Shtrawburrys or churry wooder ice, anyone?
Lively saysNovember 25, 2009 at 3:10 am
Bossy looks so cute in the video, I want to kiss her right through the stupid player which gets stuck often. But I loved bossy’s hair 😛
Z. Mulls saysNovember 25, 2009 at 11:33 am
Your voice is so different from what I expected in real life
Traci saysNovember 25, 2009 at 1:25 pm
Bossy! So fun to see a vlog and see you in real time rather than just always reading your thoughts. Way fun! I will have to try the iodine thing. I use Dermalogica (which is way expensive, too expensive) but totally has cleared my face from zits for the first time in my life.
By the way, I read your blog EVERY DAY, but this post cheered me up so much I have decided to comment (which I have never done before on this site!).
Reeb saysNovember 25, 2009 at 1:39 pm
Finally watched (and loved) it — Bossy, you’re becoming more and more real to us. Watch out — we may all show up on your doorstep tomorrow morning for turkey dinner!
The attempt to SPEAK in third person was valiant and amusing. Good thing you have lots of experience in writing in the third person. Reeb doesn’t think she could pull that off beyond this single sentence.
Theresa saysNovember 25, 2009 at 3:30 pm
It was so much fun to watch Bossy move and listen to Bossy talk. Love it!!!
Lisa saysNovember 25, 2009 at 3:30 pm
Isn’t your left eyebrow a little fuller than your right?
Edwin saysNovember 25, 2009 at 8:14 pm
thanks for the share haha
Not June Cleaver saysNovember 25, 2009 at 9:21 pm
I really thought you were leading up to telling us to put Windex on it, especially when you said your dad told you about it. I was surprised when you said iodine!
Grandma J saysNovember 26, 2009 at 9:20 am
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Bossy! Remember, it’s “eat a turkey”….not “be a turkey”.
Kelly saysNovember 26, 2009 at 11:54 am
First, I like the video blog… second… I hope you have a wonderful Turkey Day… our best to you and your family!
Virginia saysNovember 26, 2009 at 4:22 pm
I love you Bossy!
Happy Thanksgiving, I love the video blog and now I wish I lived closer so I could beg/stalk you to be my friend and let me hang out with Martha…….
Lively saysNovember 27, 2009 at 5:03 am
Can bossy please do a vlog on her daily beauty routine. Or call that skin routine? Coz her skin is awesome and Lively wants one of that kind. Please pretty please?
Jason saysNovember 27, 2009 at 3:33 pm
So good to hear Bossy’s voice. Next time I get a pimple, I will try this! But first I’ll have to buy iodine. Is this going to sting?
amy saysNovember 28, 2009 at 3:41 am
Amy, (me) enjoyed seeing a web blog of Bossy. So interesting to put a voice to the person 🙂
Good advice. Our latest remedy for the zit problem is putting antibacterial goop (the hand washing stuff you find everywhere these days) on the site as often as you remember. Really works too!
Farley's Mom saysNovember 28, 2009 at 11:09 pm
Could you be any cuter Bossy? Not fair.
linda dorris saysNovember 29, 2009 at 2:14 pm
What if the pimple on your chin? Will the iodine show the next day?