Saturday, June 20, 2009

Photos!

First, my hair:



Although a little "soccer mom," I'm really pleased with it. The layers are blended nicely, and it actually looks like it has a style! Growing it out from here should be smooth sailing.

Now a couple before and after pictures of the house. These are of the living room because I'm not quite done with my bedroom (not that the living room is done either, but the difference is worth sharing).

BEFORE:




...literally just STUFF. Everywhere.

AFTER:






I'm not really all that happy with it, but it's a least a livable space. Now.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Half Empty/Half Full

I'm in love with these earrings:
They're from Etsy seller Yellowgoat.
You know...my half-birthday isn't too far away.

Da Boots

UPS wasn't NEARLY as bad as South Philadelphians made it sound. Probably because I left work early to go. I went to pick up these babies:When I got home, I immediately removed my rainboots to slip into them, only to discover that I can't get my heels in!!! I know they'll fit my actual feet once they get down there, but how do I initially do that? It looks like I may have to take them to the cobbler (okay, shoe repairman, but I like to call him a cobbler) to stretch them out just enough to sneak my pups in. I DO NOT want to return them because they are otherwise perfect.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hair, continued

I made a hair appointment for Saturday morning at a salon within walking distance from me-- and it won't cost a small fortune! While that's good news, there are risks involved because my appointment is at the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, where a student will making the cut. You can bet I'll have a Yelp review up shortly thereafter (I'll also post some pictures of the new 'do on this badboy).

Since it's Thursday, my mind is definitely on the weekend. Let's have a look, shall we?

Today: I worked late yesterday, so I'm ducking out early to run some errands (UPS to pick up a pair of boots that I bought on impulse because they look perfect and they ONLY had my size left; IKEA if there's time-- I need shelves and a bulletin board!). After that, happy hour and a movie.

Friday: After work, I'm heading to my old stomping grounds to meet Diana for dinner. Later in the evening: drinks and a concert (Little Joy-- fantastic!).

Saturday: Haircut! Lunch, hopefully the gym (I've been REALLY good), and a party at my house for a friend's birthday.

Sunday: Happy Father's Day! Gym if I can't make it on Saturday, otherwise: R.E.L.A.X. Dinner out later.

All of these meals out mean that I have to be careful with my budget (both monetary and caloric). I can do it!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Update + Hairspiration

I've been ridiculously busy. Doing what, you ask? Well, in a word, socializing. In two words, socializing and working. In three: socializing, working, and....dating! (I guess that's technically four words, but I wouldn't count the "and.")


I would blog about my various dates with these men, but I think it would probably be boring because they've all been so good! I don't have any funny stories about guys not washing their hair or running around in circles in an attempt to show me their fun-loving side (that was before). No, all of my dates have been lovely. Also, considering how internet-savvy some people are, I wouldn't want any of them to stumble upon this blog and learn what I'm actually thinking (which isn't much different from what I let on, because I'm on this kick of ignoring inhibitions and saying/doing whatever I want-- it's fabulous!).


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In other news, I have exceeded the two months sans hair cut that I allow myself in an attempt to grow out my mane, so my hair is decidedly driving me crazy. With that, more hairspiration!


It's looking like, with the length my layers are, a wedge might be the way to go to maintain some sanity during this process:




After getting a shaping such as these, it will probably actually look like I got my hair cut, which is something I would normally be upset about. But considering I currently have a short layer that frames my face and a long layer that flips out (think Mrs. Brady, but not THAT bad), I'm willing to go for it. It's summertime, and I need something sleek and easy. Also, when it starts to grow out, all layers will grow together. And that's what I want.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

6 wonderful things

Time for TILFT!

1. Tonight, I'm going to my friend's house for dinner. She's cooking what sounds like an amazing meal, and I'm excited to see another one of the guests: a friend of hers I met a few months ago that I totally loved. He's also bringing his partner, who teaches for one of the grad programs I'm considering. It looks like the stars are aligning...

2. Sara returns from Pittsburgh today, so the roommate switcheroo will be happening tomorrow. With Adrienne's stuff out of the house, I can finally get really settled.

3. Katie's coming to visit this weekend! Her friend from college has been working in Wilmington this year, so she's going to be able to see both of us. I'll probably show both of them around Philly on Friday night, and then just hang out with Katie on Saturday morning. I'm excited!

4. Little things here and there, like a screening of Away We Go (I don't know anything about it, but it has a great cast), a potential clothing swap, and summery activities around the city.

5. A weekend trip to Boston! Tentatively scheduled for the last weekend in June, I'm really hoping it works out this time.

6. CALIFORNIA! Pretty much all of July. Oh helllll yes.