TOPIC 1: MAH HAIRZ
Went to get mah hairz did, and HOLY CRAP I LOVE MY NEW HAIRDO! Sadly, no pix because I'm in bed right now. Maybe tomorrow from the plane. (We're heading to Seattle for a wedding; we'll be gone for a whopping 72 hours. Conveniently, I have a house sitter because my pal is having some work done to his place... so don't bother trying to rob me.)
My pal Lori
always has the best haircuts, but she's got the kind of artsy job where it can be 1000 different colors and shapes and it's always acceptable.
But then I thought, "Screw it. If I wanna have nutty hair I'm gonna have nutty hair. And if someone is gonna judge me negatively because I have nutty hair, they can suck it." So I showed my stylist these photos (1
, and 3
) and he immediately got out the clipper and buzzed my head... so I've basically got a mohawk now. I'm not shaved down to skin on the sides, but what's left can't be any longer than a half-inch.
It's actually a pretty versatile cut. He texturized the top so If I wanna go full mohawk my hair will support itself with a touch of product
, but I can also flop the top over and it looks really fun and totally perfect for work. I can also tie the top park back... and I can also blow-dry it with a round brush and give it this amazing pompadour-type thing, which will only get cooler as I get more length on the top.
You can tell from those photos that Lori has got a lot more hair than I do (like more follicles per square inch) and the top part of her hair is much longer too (and her sides are a touch longer, too)... but we're gonna try to grow mine out to get it as long as hers on top. I'm not sure how long we'll be able to get the top section because every time we touch up the roots, some bleach invariably gets on the already-bleached section and weakens it a bit... so it may not ever get that long. I'm OK with that, though. I may also try to do the fringey sideburns she's got going on, but I hate
the way my glasses get all tangled up in them, so I probably won't, because I'm not willing to ditch my glasses for contacts just for a haircut.
Today we also bleached the sides of my head, but we didn't leave the bleach on as long because we didn't want the line to be impossibly sharp once my roots start growing out (tomorrow). This cut will require a lot of maintenance, but it looks so damn cool it's worth it. We bleached the crap out of the top of my head, though... so that's still nice and white.
This is NOT what I look like. TOPIC 2: LLAMA
In other news, here is an animated gif ( http://gif-central.blogspot.com/2014/01/llama-cant-deal-with-it.html
) of a llama reacting poorly to a pair of animated sunglasses being applied to him. I cannot stop watching this. I don't care about the words on the gif, but the way he bounces around is RIDICULOUS and awesome.
I would like a pet llama
OH! One more thing...TOPIC 3: GREEN EGGS and JILL WILL SOON BE IN A PILE OF CHICKENS
So my awesome pal Ray (aka 762nato
has a friend who has a small-ish farm in Delaware (sorta on the border of Newark DE and Elkton MD), and in addition to veggies, she raises chicken, cattle, and pigs (and maybe ducks?). Ray buys his eggs, bacon, and grass-fed beef (!!) from her. I learned that different breeds of chickens can lay funky-colored eggs. I always thought eggs were either white or brown, but green eggs are actually a thing... and they are TASTY things! Ray brought some to me, and Matt cooked with them, and they are wonderful. The yolks are more on the orange side of yellow, and they're firmer and creamier, too. I never had a farm-fresh egg before, and just like garden tomatoes, they're a totally different thing than their store-bought counterpart. Lordy lordy! SO GOOD!
But... the best thing about these chickens is that their owner (Ray's friend) knows about my chicken problem... and she said she'd be more than happy to let me come hang out in her yard and cover myself with tomatoes and apples and be in a giant chicken pile. (If you mention chicken poop in your reply I will be annoyed. DO NOT ruin my moment.)TOPIC 4: GOOD NIGHT.
OK, it's late, and the car is coming to pick us at 7:45am. swingchickie
will already have had three business trips and a manicure by that time. :)
See you crazy kids soon!