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The Good Stuff

I spent so much time whining in the last post that I forgot to tell you the cool stuff about the weekend. Stuff that didn’t make me cry in a grocery store. So, let’s do that now. 🙂

1.  Friday, I got my hair done. Yes, again. It’s a sickness. I haven’t had my hair cut in over 6 months, so I had it trimmed and had my layers shaped up. And I went back to red. My goal is to eventually look like Emma Stone and take over her career of being adorable.

You’ve already seen that picture if you like the blog Facebook page. Sorry I’m too lazy to take a new picture. Or smile. I am however, not too lazy to spend 10 minutes finding an Instagram filter that covers up all my wrinkles.

2.  My stylist told me that if you want to keep your color longer, use a sulfate-free shampoo and wash your hair in cold water. I bought this stuff at the salon.

It was really expensive ($18) but it smells like angels. Plus I like to say the name of the shampoo really loud in the shower every time I use it.

3. After I bought my $18 shampoo, I found a whole line of sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners from L’Oreal at the grocery store for less than half the price. So I bought some of that too.

I’m not really a “rosemary mint” type of girl, but this stuff smells really fresh. And it’s one of the few conditioners that allows me to actually brush through my hair without little pieces breaking off and covering the counter top with hair balls.

4. I’m not sure if it’s because I just had my hair trimmed and it’s looking more healthy because of that or if it’s my new hair products, but HOT DAMN my hair isn’t frizzy and dry anymore. It’s so soft that I want to take the day off so I can go home and touch it all day.

That’s me today. Blow dried only and no hair products. But, it doesn’t look red or highlighted there. What gives?

I feel like I should apologize to my 5 male readers for talking about my hair so much but I doubt they made it this far. At least I’m not talking about pooping this time.

5.  Friday night, hubs and I went to see Orlando Jones at the Improv. It was a last minute thing since we scored free tickets a couple days earlier. Orlando Jones has been in a ton of movies and guested on a lot of TV shows, but he’s probably most famous for being the 7-Up guy. (Remember “make 7-Up yours?”) Anyway, neither of us thought his stand-up was that funny but we thought it was super cool how appreciative he is of all his fans. He thanked everyone for being at the show and even stayed afterwards for pictures and autographs. Oh looky! A new picture for my Celebrities page. Smile

Anyway, he was seriously one of the nicest, most sincere celebrities I’ve met. He wanted to talk to everyone and shake everyone’s hand. He just seemed like a really good guy.

6. This girl posted the Tower of Terror 10-miler medal on her Facebook page, which just happens to be the next race I’m registered for. It glows in the dark and has a freakin’ working elevator.


I think I just peed my pants a little.


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Three Things Thursday

Workout:  Ran on treadmill 2.2 miles (20 min), walked .8 miles (11 min)
That was me getting my ass out of bed this morning at 5:30.  (Holla!) Then I ate a huge cookie for breakfast. (Stop holla-ing!)

(last night’s) Workout: 1 hour w/ personal trainer

3 sets:
10-15 L pull-ups
25 squats on a balance thingy (that’s the technical term)
Walking planks with a power wheel

3 sets:
25  medicine ball slams (15lb)
15 decline push-ups
100 bicycle abs

After each set, we did a .25 mile run.  Very booty kicking workout. I love that!


Now it’s time for Three Things Thursday. Today will be 3 random things about me cuz talking about yourself is the coolest.

1.  For a year, I took Capoeira, which is a Brazillian dance martial art.
(That link is to a Capoeira demo from my instructor. The video is dark, but you can still see how awesome he is. He’s the one in the black t-shirt in the picture.)

Can you spot me? Cowering in the back.

Capoeira is pretty much the most awesome looking martial art out there. And it’s HARD. If you’ve ever played the Tekken video games, the character Eddie Gordo fights with Capoeira.

I quit after a year, because I was just horrible at it. But, if you can do it well, you look like one bad-ass mother. If you can’t, like me, you look like a Richard’s Simmons workout video.

2.  I change my hair color. A lot.

Blondie bear

Hello red!

This wasn’t black, but it looks close. (I’ve done black too.)

Au naturale – strawberry blonde

There have been a ton of in-between colors too, but you get the idea.

3.   Even though my natural color is red, I have very little Irish in me. I’m mostly German. Which basically means I’m taller than everyone else and can drink you under the table.

Lastly, in the spirit of the holiday, I will bestow some St. Patrick’s Day knowledge on you (and I just learned this from Facebook so it has to be true).

A lot of people say, “St. Patty’s Day” which is incorrect. Patty is short for Patricia. It’s actually, “St. Paddy’s Day.” Paddy is short of Patrick. Now go forth and tell people how wrong they are all day when they use “Patty’s.” They’ll love it!

 What are you doing for St. Paddy’s Day?  (I’m going to a happy hour tonight. This might be the first time I’ve celebrated the day in years!)


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