Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Words blah blah words blah.

If you couldn't tell from the heading of this post, there isn't really a true purpose to this train of thought.  And this train is prone to stalling mid-journey.  So watch yourself.

Maybe this should be another bullet point post!  I really love bullet points.  I'm obsessed with them.  They're all I think about.

1.  My husband is leaving me for Thanksgiving.  He has the week off and is heading to see his folks because it's the nice thing to do.  They're coming up here for Christmas anyway, so it's a fair trade, but I have to stay here and work tonight until 9pm and Friday at 9am, so no trip for me.  I'll head to my cousin's solo, which will still be fun. But..... this coupled with the fact that I've stopped wearing my ring to work (it cuts open my gloves when I color), and that Brian will go back down to Madison for his extended family Christmas alone will certainly make folks wonder about our marriage. Ha!

2.  I'm super pumped about our NYE plans (sorry Melinda - avert your eyes!). We met our new friends Kelsey & Joel last fall when they moved in downstairs in our duplex.  Being the SUPER extroverted people they are (they're like puppies!), they just knocked on the door and asked if we wanted to hang out and we've been friends since!  Well, K&J decided to scope out a rental cabin with a hot tub in Stevens Point, WI, so the four of us along with their friends Tim & Kendra will head out there for the weekend! It's going to be so fun!!!  They all love to cook, and we're getting there, so we're planning to do some seriously delicious meals, and some serious drinking.  So no babies until 2012 ;-)

3.  It's nearly official that I'll be getting myself a sweet Macbook Pro for Christmas this year!  HOORAY!!!!  I expect personal tutoring sessions (Erin).  I haven't purchased a computer EVER, so this is big news.  Any advice for the buying process? And I plan to buy at Best Buy - is that kosher??

4.  I'm trying SO HARD to reach my next level through work, but it's been majorly frustrating!  Basically, they track how many people I have booked with me each week that asked to see me - we call them request clients.  I'm working toward 25 a week and need to have 25 or more for 6 weeks in any 8 week period.  I was SO CLOSE this past weekend.  I booked in early and late on Saturday, and would have been willing to work over my lunch....BUT some lady cancelled last minute on Saturday and came in on Monday instead.  She let slip that it was because she wanted to sleep in..... great.  So if you have anyone in the area that needs a new hairdresser (I take men women and kids too!), send them my way please!

Alright, it's come to the end of our show.  Sorry for the super random tangeants... think of it as buffet-style!  I hope that you're out there reading this, and enjoying my overdue return to the keyboard. 


P.S. Any ideas for things I should write about?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Smart phone, genius gloves

Um, WOW.  Don't ask me how they work because I don't know.

Isotoner SmarTouch Gloves

These super fancy, magical gloves work on touch screen devices that usually respond to body heat.  And the wonderful thing is, you don't have to look like a hobo! (I'm lookin' at you, fingerless gloves.)

I picked mine up at Herbergers where they were quite nicely discounted.  They do run pretty tight (or "fitted") so me and my man hands stopped in the men's department to find the same cool gloves.  And you don't have to get the "TRON-trim" color... I got basic black.  They also have leather if you're classy.

Another fabulous feature to note: the grippy palms and fingers! And it's not done through a thick layer of leather, but rather an interesting webbing of.... let's call it rubber strings... or let's not.  Here, how about a photo!

Totally rubber strings

So that's my good story for the day.  If you have any sort of touch screen device, these are majorly handy gloves.  Saves me a winter of using my nose to dial my husband, that's for sure.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Overused word of the day.....


I've come to hate the word. If you're truly obsessed with something, it's all you think about. So how is it then that so many people are "obsessed" with fifteen things at a time?!

This little obsession with being obsessed seems to have found increased popularity with the cool new website Pinterest (omg I'm obsessed with it). Have you tried it? It's a delightful site where people post things that catch their attention as if to a bulletin board; fashion, home decor/crafts and really delicious recipes seem to be the most "repinned" items. All that greatness aside, people will post a picture (or five) of boots and on every one of them say "OMG I'm obsessed with boots right now."  But we shant blame Pinterest for this.... the problem started long before.  Rachel Zoe definitely contributed.

Here's a tidbit for you: the key to being interesting, whether in conversation or in writing, is variance.  There are so many ways to convey your thoughts, opinions or stories without being so repetetive.  Oh hey, look at this cool guide (ironically found on Pinterest).

"Express yourself."   -Madonna


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

That's right.

Yes, I AM back to blogging.  I've been desperate to get back here lately.  I miss you, internetz!

I know some people have real purpose to their blogs (which is maybe why they write more than semi-annually?) but I'm kind of a special snowflake of a person and therefore a special snowflake of a blog!  You're not getting housey stuff, or recipe stuff, or family stuff.... This isn't one of those (weird) blogs where people post pictures of every outfit they wear (and you should be thankful because I'm wearing flannel and a sweatshirt right now....and a scrunchie in my hair (yes I said scrunchie)). 

Here's the latest:
  1. I love being a hairstylist! My job is great, but a little surprising....
  2. We're still renting a place we really like in NE Mpls, but we're considering the "great" world of home ownership
  3. Praise little baby Jesus my husband got a promotion! Going back to school at 27 cost a lot of money and put a lot of our dreams on hold (see #2, 4), so this really really needed to happen for us to move forward and get on track (and my career seems to be a slow-to-grow kind of gig)
  4. The baby train is en route our direction, but just ask Erin about how fast trains go.... not sure if we'll decide to board the train or get ourselves into a house first
  5. I really need a new computer and kinda want a Mac, though I've never had an Apple computer before - anyone have some advice?
  6. I'd never read them before but I finished ALL seven Harry Potter books in like two months!  And I LOVE THEM

OK, super good story.  More bloggery to come, I promise, so keep checking back.