Thursday Ten: Still Adjusting Edition

1. I’ve now washed and “done” my hair for the first time since getting it cut and I’m still not shedding any tears so much as I’m thinking to myself, “Well, crap. I need a new straightening iron.” It’s definitely not salon-straight today, but… It’ll do. It’s still a fun cut and the length is a good one for me. Not being able to rely on le-ponytail is rough, but I needed to have that option taken away anyway. There is such a thing as TOO MUCH PONYTAIL.

2. I started reading “Still Alice” last night and so far? It’s pretty good. WHEW. I’m told that the way we’ll select the next book is that we’ll all submit suggestions on a slip of paper and one will be randomly chosen. Any book suggestions that might be conducive to good discussions?

3. I have GOT to do something about my Google Reader. I left it (largely) neglected for awhile and now I need to make it more manageable. Two questions – A) Do you use Google reader or something else?  B) Who are your favorite reads on the internet? Give ’em some love – if there’s someone you really enjoy reading regularly, maybe I’d like ’em too. Always nice to pass on a little looooove.

4. I realized when I was blow drying my hair last night that I have had the same hair dryer since 1994. I’m not exaggerating or kidding – wish I was. I can’t think of any reason why I haven’t replaced it except, well… It still works. That’s nearly 16 years of hair drying magic. Dang.

5. Guitar lesson went so well today that I left with sore fingertips but a big smile on my face. To be able to actually hear my progress from week to wee is exciting. Still working on “Umbrella” – the Marie Digby version that my kids love so much. This is one that The Princess wanted me to learn, so… I am. But, I finally conquered the F chord (I play this a smidge differently than she does – using a capo on the first fret… Fewer bar chords that way).

6. Sooo, it’s OLYMPIC time. I wasn’t watching. Til last night. I flipped on the television while the snowboarding stuff was happening. Dang. Shaun White. That’s all I have to say. I really don’t care much about skiing or curling (but only because I don’t understand it – feel free to explain it to me, please) – but snowboarding? Whoa.

7. I haven’t purchased a lot of music – but I did buy some old school stuff inspired by the Blissdom Danceoff – and now my music collection once again features “Whoomp! There It Is” – I cannot believe I was lacking this song for so many years. Clearly now my collection is complete.

8. Yesterday I complained about the gray skies. Today there is sun. Lots of beautiful sun. Can I now complain about how I hate not having an arboretum of money trees in my backyard, because really my yard would look lovely with one.

9. Project Runway Night. Yeah. I’m a dork about it. I know.

10. By the time The Princess was four, she’d given up naps altogether, but Pumpkin still needs her daily nap BADLY. She was up at 5:30 this morning and hasn’t napped, so as you can imagine, we’re both teetering on the edge a bit right now. She has dissolved into two unexplained crying fits over a toy drum… I think. Oh what fun it is to be sleep deprived!

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. My parents bought me my blow dryer for my 15th birthday. It kicked the bucket last year after 17 years of faithful (if not frequent) service. Now I have one with a diffuser & it makes me happy.

    I, too, am considering chopping off my hair. Is 34 too old to rock a constant ponytail? I’ll be there in May & I think it may be time to get a grown up hair cut.

    And I’m a dork right along with you. My DVR is set so I can watch Project Runway in peace when ever I feel like it…possbily tonight while it’s actually on, but that would be a first this season.

  2. I’m not sure if 34 is – I figured 33 was so off it goes. I may grow it back out at some point, but this is actually a good length for me. So, who knows. TOO SOON TO TELL.

  3. My answer to the “am I too old for a ponytail” question:

    Keeps your hair up, but it looks like a french twist and it’s so easy and quick. I do it just about every day. The only thing is that the only place I’ve seen them is Claire’s. I know, I know, I am far too old to be seen in a Claire’s, but you can pretend you’re getting something sparkly for the girls and pick up one or two as a spur-of-the-moment purchase.

    Also, I wish it was okay for me to dissolve into tears when sleep deprived and cranky. Goodness knows sometimes I really really REALLY just want to. Oh, to be a kid.

    • That’s cute! I totally don’t have enough hair for that now, though. 🙁 But that might be a good optoin for the girls right now – that might be supah-cute.

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