i’ve been distracted

So the lovely Krystal inspired me to update my little blog.  I love my corner of the web but I’ve just been distracted with work, family stuff, feeling chubby and scruffy.   So here’s what’s up.

I can explain the chubby part.  Snacks.  I really try hard to stay away from sweets but when I fail I fail hard.  I tried a bite of a Cadbury Cream Egg BAR that someone sent to the station.  Yes, a whole bar o’Cadbury Egg, that’s how they roll in the UK.   I’m pretty sure this bite sized piece had about 2,000 calories, and totally not vegan.   It was amazing.


When the circus came through we checked it out from the nosebleed section at the TU.  Seriously if you ever want the best seat in the house, go upper level, it was awesome.


I celebrated my birthday, so lucky!


I discovered a crazy, yet functional moss purse.   The ultimate spring accessory. 20120518-232803.jpg

Of course I sparkled more stuff. Here’s some color blocked frames


Made some delicious vegan meals.   Arugula, squash and mushrooms.   Awesome!


Made a quick trip to the city.   Managed to find the beauty in cabs.


Bought a rock bracelet, made me feel like Shera, Princess of Power.


Discovered a delicious vegan snack.  Housed this


Fit into an 8 year old t-shirt.  No really, that’s amazing that it still fits.  My metabolism was on warp speed 8 years ago.


Enjoyed Mother’s Day with the cutest cake ever (I only had a taste.)


Discovered some radio audio gems in my desk.  FLY92 from the early 90’s.  Listen here.


Discovered my new favorite beer (and I hate beer) Shipyard Applehead (apple beer!!!_


Frightened a Starbucks drive-thru peep with this crazy ass knot I got stuck in my hair while trying to rearrange my ponytail.   I know, I know, I shouldn’t be a lazy drive-thru user.


Fell more in love with my orange mani.   Tangerine Tango may be my favorite color of the year yet!!


Became more obsessed with this song.   Watch the video.  Love love love it.


Rocked my 7th grade basketball jersey during dropoff.   I’m too sexy for real grown up clothes before 9:30am.


Aand re-embarked on the summer spray tan.  The foot positions always remind me of a dance chart, now you’ll think of it to the next time you’re nekkid in a Mystic booth.


hair rut

I’m in, what I like to call, a hair rut.   My hair is almost at the length I want, but still needs a few inches.   I need the couple of inches as a buffer because when I cut my hair, it stops growing for months.  I’d like to get it just a little longer – then snip snip to make it healthier.

On days when I don’t have time to tame the waves into curls or totally straighten it, I’m sporting one of these four looks.   A braid, a pony, just down, or a messy knot.

Lately when I haven’t styled my hair I feel I resemble Ruth Fisher from Six Feet Under.


I needed some inspiration to pull me out of my ponytail rut, and these looks appear to be relatively easy to execute:

Love a messy bun & headband

Pretty ponytail:

Half up-half down (love the knot)

This would require scissors, from a professional (I made my own bags awhile ago, it was awful)

Or in a perfect world, I could roll out of bed each day with Isla Fisher’s hair:

I’m going to try messy bun and headband today, but odds are good that can quickly dissolve into a braid.   Always one bad hair shake away from Ruth Fisher.