Why hello there.
I went to Jaime’s sister and she definitely took care of me! No pics- but that’s because my camera was dead when I grabbed it this morning… boo! We took care of those nast scraggly ends that have been keeping me up at night and went a few shades darker. Not a huge difference, but enough to make me happy. The colors are “mochas”, and it certain lights you can see some reddish undertones. Sweet…
Most people would find it funny that I decide to go darker for summer. But I live dangerously. This would be right up there with my use of expired pasta… scandalous!
I also appreciate her not judging me for wacking off half of my bangs last weekend in a desperate last attempt to style them before going out. Yes, I’m a cutter. And I’m horrible at it. But Michelle just giggled and laughed a little as she tried to shape the leftover bangs. I appreciate that. Because I’ve gotten lectured before. It’s like going to the dentist and lying to him about flossing every day. They know you’re lying. But you do anyways.
I got home after the two-hour ordeal and was starving. Being as how I was’t quite at 100% (see “multiple martinis on Saturday night”) I heavily considered getting carryout somewhere. Something greasy and fantastic. But as I sat there with color setting in my hair and flipping through a two-month-old People magazine, I became overwhelmed with the options. Boneless wings? Hamburger? Loaded nachos? Pizza? But honestly, the big burger and fries I used to consume after every night of going out would probably leave me feeling even more gross afterwards being as how I don’t get them nearly as much as I used to. Which would have inevitably led to me laying on the couch the rest of the day feeling dirty and used… What are hangover/next day tricks that you used to swear by (even if they’re not so good)?
So I came home and made some more of the shrimp wonderfulness I had from the night before. And seriously, I can’t let food go to waste and it’s gonna get bad soon.This made me feel sooooo much better. And I even went for a three-mile walk afterwards to help me feel like I was “detoxifying”. The Yoga Meltdown session with Jillian also helped this process. I know it’s probably not scientifically legit, but I feel that “sweating out the alcohol” makes the rest of the day much better.
My cousin who was considering the 13.1 Chicago in a few weeks emailed me again- we’re not running together that day anymore because she didn’t realize it fell on a weekend she already has something going on. I’m sad she won’t be down to visit again, but I’m working on getting her to run the Rock ‘N Roll Half with me in August instead.
I also heard from my lovely friend Mary last night. Along with my friend Laura, we’re the trio of best friends from college.(Mary’s the blonde in the middle in the tailgating pic.) Btw, my hair sorta looks like that now… but better. Because this pic of me was when my roomie and I decided to do the color from a box- it was my first and last time doing so. The color was really flat and it’s a lot harder than you’d think when you have such long and thick hair! I leave it to the professionals now…Mary and I also lived together over one summer and for a year later on in college. I loved it because we’d just wonder across the hall to the other person’s room and get to sit and talk whenever we wanted. She and I often had “Friday Night Dress Night” and shared a mutual respect for Goldshlager. We don’t get to talk nearly as much now, but we make sure to get in girl talk whenever we can… So she just recently got engaged. And just asked Laura and I to be co-maids of honor. Of course I said I’d do it! I’m very excited! I’m sure Laura and I will have bachelorette party ideas flying around in no time at all…
This is wedding number seven for me. If you’re looking for a professional bridesmaid, please call me at least seven to eight months in advance. I’m booking up very quickly. I love doing it because I really have a great set of girlfriends, but I’m just wondering what I’m going to do with all these dresses? That shorten it and wear it again crap? Uh no…. So any creative ideas???
Happy Monday! This week will hopefully be a good one- I’ve got Thursday off randomly to get some stuff done. A nice break in the middle of the week will be very appreciated!
Tonight’s another quick 3-mile run. But again, it’s supposed to be rainy. I’ve been lucky so far, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if it’s the night I get forced to the treadmill.
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