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Well, I was going to do my Spoonful in this post, but I kind of got off on some tangents and I think that the Spoonful deserves its own (or at least a less crazy raving) post.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Haha, YAY! I just went to get the link and I have 6 fans. Awesome! Thanks Jenn, Keirsten, and Kati! I think those are all the ones that read my blog. If you do and I didn't thank you, I'm sorry!
And have I mentioned that I have the best followers ever?? Love your comments ya'll!
Oh and if anyone else has fan pages, let me know and I'll be your fan :) I didn't realize that they were separate things...I'm slow sometimes.
I'm tossing around the idea of applying for a columnist position. I've never written professionally though, so I don't know. I'm afraid if they said no to my writing, I'd take it personally. We shall see. I've gotten some good support from my Twitter friends so far, so thanks for that ya'll.
I've never been a huge fan of gourds. They just generally aren't my style. I like more color. My Spoonful tonight changes all that though. It comes from Studio Tempera. They make the coolest gourd lampshades! I haven't a clue how they do it, but the end product rocks!
How gorgeous are those?!? I've never seen anything like it. But I want them hanging outside on my future back porch with my future cute patio furniture where I will have the best future parties ever in the whole world. And everyone will admire my awesome gourd lampshades. I cannot imagine how long something like this would take to make. It pays off in the end though! So go check them out and maybe get one for your current back porch!
I'll start at the beginning because there are some warning signs that I hope to help others identify before they repeat my mistakes.
I've always plucked my own eyebrows. I can get the darker ones, but after some time I get a bunch of fine, tiny blonde hairs that are impossible to get with tweezers. I start to look furry around my eyebrows. The light catches them. Haha. Anyway, every now and then I go to get my eyebrows waxed to get all the little ones that I can't. In an effort to save money (there are just some things you should pay for), I bought some wax at Wal-Mart on Sunday.
Today would be the day, I decided. I got out my magnified vanity mirror and sat by the window (because natural light is best). I opened the box and dumped out false advertising at its best. I read the instructions. I always wonder how long to warm it. However, "Use our new Accu-Warm Paddle!" the instructions exclaimed. Supposedly it takes the guesswork out of waxing. You simply stick the temperature gauging paddle in the wax and wait till it says "Ready". Awesome. Can do. First sign that I should have run screaming: there wasn't an Accu-Paddle in my box.
Ok, don't panic. Not an issue. The instructions say just to test it on your wrist. So I warm it for 30 seconds as the instructions "suggested". It didn't so much as soften. So I did a minute. Nothing. So I did another minute. Ok, the edges are melting. One more minute should do it. Since it had warmed so slowly, I put it in and went to let the dog out back. I began to smell something just nasty from the kitchen. I run to the microwave. My wax is boiling. Literally. And it reeks.
Alrighty, no biggie. I'll just let it cool. I almost died from exposure to the fumes, but after about 15 minutes it had cooled down enough that it didn't scald my wrist. So I get out the little wooden applicator stick, and put it on my eyebrow. Cuh-rap. I got it too high.
Don't worry. I can salvage this. I'll just wipe the wax off the top. Oh, but it doesn't just wipe off. It pulls out about 85% of the hairs anyway. Now I just look like an adolescent boy trying to grow a beard with like 3 hairs sprouting. At this point, I gave in and just plucked the rest of the end off. Know when to fold 'em.
In my defense, that particular eyebrow has a scar running through the middle of it from when I got hit in the head with a beer bottle. So not a lot of hair grows there in the first place. This made it easier than normal to get too much hair in the wax. Right.
After I divested myself of half the first eyebrow, I was brave (stupid?) enough to do the other. It went ok. I'm still sporting a full brow on that side. But after I cleaned up the table (because I had dripped and stretched strings of wax all over the place) my ill-fated attempt at waxing went directly in the trash. Good riddance.
Hopefully it doesn't take too long for my eyebrow to grow back in. Not like I go anywhere anyway. It doesn't look too too bad. I guess. God is really testing me on this not shopping thing. I could really use some new sunglasses to cover up my stupidness...
Monday, June 1, 2009
Ok. No more complaining. At least until tomorrow. Today was...survivable. I kinda had one of those blackout days; where you try so hard not to think that you realize it's 5:00 and you have no clue what you did all day. Small miracles. I live for them.
I tried to be creative with my Spoonful tonight. Branch out a little. So I picked a purse. I adore purses. You can never have too many. I need more like a tote bag though because of all the crap I carry around. It's funny how the bigger your bag gets, the more you "need" all that junk. Do I really need a flashlight and a first aid kit (it's small, ok?) in my purse? Probably not. But the second I take them out, I'll drop something important during an eclipse or start to bleed out from a paper cut. So my stash keeps growing right along with my purses. There has to be a limit right? Like a point where it plateaus?
It comes from LiReca. It's called the Shell Bag and it's way cute. I had a hard time picking the fabric I liked the best, but I settled on this one.
It's neutral without being boring. The perfect blend. It would go with almost everything I own too! I also like the little Zipper Pouches. I could probably use one of those too...
You'll all be proud to know that I didn't purchase anything today! Well, I renewed my Norton Anti-Virus subscription, but that definitely qualifies as a necessity. Don't want my identity being stolen!