Thursday, November 26, 2009

Blog Entry: November

Heyo,

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are all enjoying a lovely holiday.

We had a relaxing day with the B family:
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(Baby M was getting really tired at this point!)

What critter encounters to report? After the squirrels stole our tiny pumpkins last year, I decided to get a larger specimen as my sole outdoor decoration. Once more the squirrels destroyed my hopes and dreams:

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It took me a few days to realize these "crumbs" on the floor were really wood chips left by a rodent invader:

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DSCN5600 (Yuck; never take macro photos of your dirty floorboards!)

He worked alone:
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The above photo might not be in the true spirit of the Critter Corner. I felt badly after killing the mouse, but he did poop in my house and chew my floorboards.

Recent thoughts:

Lately I have been contemplating changes in my life. I don't fully recall my daily life while I was in college, or the year afterward which I spent in my hometown substitute teaching and waitressing. Things become clearer when I remember moving to MN for grad school, watching my friends move to the opposite sides of the country and finally meeting Robert. Now I consider how my shopping sprees have moved from the mall to the thrift store (mostly), and how our Friday nights consist of pizza and a NetFlix viewing. We see our friends a lot less often now.

It seems my life is more centered around my husband, dog and house now. Does this mean we should have a child?! Hmmm.

My other thought is less weighty in nature: Salon Guilt. Do you have a long standing relationship with your stylist? I did for a while but for the last year I've been going to the Aveda Institute for discounted services performed by students. While I feel confident about what I want for my hair, I dislike the conflict that arises every time they ask about my product usage. I prefer Suave shampoo, Nexxus Humectress conditioner and LA Looks hair gel.

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$1.99!

No offense to all of y'all Aveda product users, but that stuff does NOT work for my dry, bleached, naturally curly hair. I don't like the fragrance and my hair felt and looked like straw yesterday two hours after I left the Institute. I just dislike hearing that my cheap products are hurting my hair. Finally I realized I could just lie to the stylist and tell them I use Aveda so and so shampoo/conditioner and hair gel. My choices were confirmed today when I washed using my makeshift system and my hair looks and feels great; soft and shiny, with a defined curl.

To summarize, I guess I feel guilty about not buying the suggested products stylists recommend. Also I hate how you go to one salon and the stylist sniffs, "Did they put you under the dryer at your old salon?", or, "They used a razor to cut YOUR hair?" There's a lot of disapproval at salons.

Hugs and winter critters!
Wendell

3 comments:

Katy said...

i love the hair products segment. i usually just say that i use all sorts of different crap... damn the pressure!

that photo of the l.a. looks gel is bitchin.

r.i.p. tiny critter.

Miss Non-Sequitur said...

You get to use whatever F'in products you want sis! I'm posting again, it's a miracle. twice in 2 weeks, I can't believe it. I'm trying to remove my name everywhere from the blog though- At this point I don't think my real name exists anywhere! Call me when you get the chance! HUG :)

Gordo Diesel said...

Nice kill there...maybe you should teach Stella to be a hunter.