September 14, 2008

on a few nubbins of news...

1. I'm quite thrilled by the fact that my hair is long enough to do the flippy thing when I put it in a ponytail. You know what I mean? The horsey flippy thing? It makes me want to walk like Jan Brady so it swishes back and forth. (Not that I ever do that. Why would I do that? I'd never do that. I don't know who you've been talking to. They're liars.) I guess I still can't believe how much my hair has grown since this ridiculously short haircut. Oh, and for the record? That's the only day that it looked cute. The rest of the time I nearly burned off my fingers attempting to straighten the parts of my hair that were half-an-inch long. And also, round brushes are the devil. There is no way on God's green earth that I will ever be able to maneuver a round brush without wanting to throw it across the room. Having said that, I'm glad my hair is now back to being long! I like how I can feel it brushing against the back of my arms when I wear a sleeveless shirt. It sounds weird, but I've always liked that feeling. It's a good thing.

2. Lately, I've realized more and more that I simply can't stay in California. For the next several years or so? Sure. Any longer than that? I'm going to have serious issues with it. I understand that for some people, Southern California is the epitome of all that is exciting and fun, but it's just not me. Jay asked me yesterday, "So, why did you move here?" And I answered, "TO MEET YOU. Not that I knew I'd meet you, but you know. Destiny. Otherwise? I don't know. Seemed like a good idea at the time." I guess that lately I think about all the crime and smog and traffic and so on and so forth, and I realize how this part of the country has lost so much of it's appeal to me. And I kind of want to punch California in the mouth. Figuratively speaking, of course.

3. I was all excited to make Talia's yummy dessert to bring to a dinner we're going to tonight, but then I realized that I don't have a mixer. I know, I know. Who doesn't have a mixer? Didn't I get, like, three at my wedding? Or my wedding shower, at least? Um, no. Sadly, the mixer fairy passed us by and I simply haven't thought of purchasing one until this very moment. And that dessert is staring me in the face, so I may have to go out and buy one today. I totally don't have time, but perhaps it will be worth it.

4. I really need a sewing machine. Although, then I'd probably never leave the duplex. So, maybe not.

5. How come everyone cool is from Portland? Okay, so maybe I can't think of anyone else off the top of my head...but that's not what matters. I swear, any time I see someone is from Portland they are amazing. So, Portland is now on my list of Places To Live Someday That Have Nothing to Do With California. And yes, there is a list.


  1. mad props on being able to get a good angle of your "horsey-flippy" ponytail! and i say mad props cuz that's how i many cheesy street phrases can i fit in one sentence? i mean really.

    when you say mixer, you know the holy grail is the kitchenaid artisan? which might also cause you to never leave your duplex. watching butter and choco-chips turn around in that thing is quite entertaining.

  2. your hair looked cute short. but i know what it's like not to be able to pull it back and i will never cut my hair that short again! congrats on the flip in your ponytail

  3. Oh my goodness that dessert looks amazing. Did you end up making it?

    Also, why does short hair always look cute, but it always such a pain to maintain?

  4. sorry if you get this comment 3 times... the internet kept freezing!


    i miss my long hair, i can't wait for it back..

    you did/do look really cute in that pic though

    ps. chris and i are moving to portland in march, so you guys should move there.. and then we can be real life friends and take photos of each other and eat ice cream and you can teach me how to braid the front of my hair like you do soooo well/cute

  5. You could have TOTALLY made that recipe without a mixer. Hasn't anyone told you that directions in recipes are actually optional??!

    Just think of the mixin' and whipping as a workout.

    It would have worked I tell you.


  6. 1. LOVE the pony! and of course your hair kills me, too wonderful!

    2. I agree, get out of CA when you can!

    3. Oh. My. Yummy. I NEED to make that, and I do have a mixer (that I never use) so I am thinking I need to go to the store tomorrow.

    4. Hahaha, i would LOVE to see what you would sew up, you do such rocking things with just your hand stitching!

    5. LOLOL, I am by no means cool, but we used to live there too. And I will tell you that it IS as cool and wonderful and artsy and outdoorsy as everyone makes it seem. I love it there, and I want to go back with all my heart. All the little suburbs are nice too. Ugg, I could go on and on and on. My Dad lives there and I am praying he will fly us out for Christmas for a visit!

  7. Ditto to you and Ashley about your hair- I cut mine after I got married. I don't know why either. It's like, "Gee, marriage is a huge change. Let's change things up a little more by cutting your hair!"

    And I love Portland! Boise is also pretty cool (I know, Boise!?) but seriously, it is!

  8. Woohoo on being able to pull the hair into a ponytail with the flippy thing at the end. The one stipulation I have when I cut my hair is that I can still pull it back in a ponytail.

    That dessert looks amazing! I would love a kitchen aid mixer, but since I've just started cooking and baking, can't justify one just yet. I'm working on it though. :-)

    I also tagged you for a meme!

  9. Your hair is beautiful! And yes, get out of CA...I plan too. And as if you didn't tell us enough about yourself...apparently I want to know more because I tagged you! =)

  10. i love your stinkin' hair. jeez. also: get out of my head. :) i love love love when my hair starts getting really long. and? round brushes can eff off and die. hate them. why can my stylist run one and i can't? it's a BRUSH for cripe's sake.

    i wish i'd seen this earlier -- there was an amazing kitchenaid mixer on qvc this morning. ;)

  11. I'm in Vancouver. Does that make me almost cool?

  12. Congrats on the flippy-thing.

    Where is CA's mouth, exactly? I've never liked CA. It always seemed like too much sunshine and stupid to me. But, I've never lived there. I've actually never been there, much out of protest. Maybe I should shove it now.

  13. I love your hair long and short! Both so stylin and cute! You totally work it, girlie! I can't decide which way I like better -- but yeah, you're totally right, whoever said short hair is easy to take care of is nutz. It's way harder! And yeah, I didn't have a mixer until just recently. But my mixer cost like $10 and is a piece of crap. Oh well, it gets the job done. Portland, huh? Man, it seems like everyone is moving to Portland! Wah - I miss our fav couple friends Rachel & Eric. I totally need to plan a trip to go visit them!

  14. You know, I've met a lot of people who have moved to Southern California from other states and I always wonder what they're still doing here. At least the ones not working in film. It's probably just my Los Angeles Native Cynicism, but I just don't see the glamour, you know? So, when you say that you want to leave Souther California... I totally get it. Even though our reasons for leaving would be different, I just GET you.

    By the way, I think I'm in full on Mission: Grow Out Hair Mode. I *think.*

  15. Oh, sadness that you didn't get to make the dessert after all! For future reference-- susan is so right, you do NOT need a mixer. I don't think I used one, actually. Just big bowls and wooden spoons. Don't get me wrong, I am truly in love with my KitchenAid mixer (it's the cheery RED one), but sometimes there is nothing like doin' it old school.

    I am growing my hair out too... I miss my long hair so much, and it is at that totally awkward stage right now where it's not long enough to be pretty and not short enough to be cute. blech. Your hair, I LOVE!! :)


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