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Dark, Like My Soul

So after two hours in the salon last night, I’m officially back to my brunette roots.  My stubborn highlights required an extra round of dye to cover up, so I got to go through the shampooing process twice.  Fine by me, everyone knows that’s the best part anyway.  I liked the highlights and stuff, but they always faded super quickly, leaving me with hair that was 10 different colors.  Back to dark brown it is!

Threw some side bangs in there to mix it up a bit.  And no, I do not have two black eyes, I’m just tired and don’t wear any makeup to work.  Ok, and now I promise no more pictures of just my face for a while, that shit is annoying.  I’m well aware.

Yesterday may have been the slowest day in the history of the world.  I’m betting I say the same thing tomorrow about today.  I had absolutely zero work to do all day, so I sat here twiddling my thumbs trying to find things to look at on the internet.  Damn you for blocking HULU!  Finally around 2, I managed to drag myself across the street for a workout.

Spartacus workout!  Two full circuits, upping to 12 lb weight for the Goblet Squat, lunge and twist, and bent over dumbbell rows.  Still using 10 lbs for the other exercises.  I followed it up with some abs, because really I just wanted an excuse to lay down.  The best part about working out until 3:15, was it only left me with an hour of work to get through after.  Hooray!

Since the hair took a little longer than expected, I didn’t end up getting home until about 7:30 (stopped at the store) at which point I collapsed on the couch with a glass of wine and a frozen pizza, and Mad Men.  Ha, if you are a fan of my Facebook page you know I was trying to avoid the booze until tomorrow night.  Well, I am a failure, I should have known that would never happen.  Also, if I’m being completely honest, I had a Skinny Girl Margarita on Monday night :/.  Sigh, maybe I need an intervention.  Jk, I really don’t.

Obviously since I have a 6 pm flight tomorrow night, I have not packed yet, at all.  I’m trying to decide if I can pack for a 4 day trip and wedding in a carry on size suitcase.  I’m also trying to decide if the suitcase we have is carry on size.  I suppose I could measure it, but that would take all the fun out of it.  Also, what does one bring to a wedding weekend at a lakeside resort in Wisconsin?  No, seriously.

Ok, I’m off.  Don’t tell me if you don’t like my hair.  I’m feeling sensitive today.

In Which I Ramble, A Lot

Two more days until I head out to Wisconsin to see my loveeee!  Hooray!  Although, in looking at my flight info, I see I’m not scheduled to land in DC until 11 pm on Sunday night.  Why do I always think that’s a good idea?  It never is, especially when I need to be in work at 7 am on Monday morning.  Sigh.

Yesterday during lunch I finally had the opportunity to take one of the fitness classes at the work gym.  I have missed spin class dearly since dropping my old gym for the one located across the street, and a 12:15 pm class worked for me yesterday.  Unfortunately, it sucked.  Big time.  The music was blah, the instructor was not good, and if I hadn’t cranked my resistance up where I knew it should be, it would have been the lamest workout of all time.

There were a lot of first timers in the class, so I can understand taking it easy, but at least throw out some alternatives for those of us who have taken a class before.  This instructor was all about hill climbs, but kept us in the saddle for all the tracks except one, I would like to work other muscles in my legs please!  She never specified hand positions on the bike, where your RPMs should be, and she was recommending the resistance between 1-6.  Uh, I kept mine between 11-19.  Extremely disappointing :(.  I think one of the other trainers teaches a class sometimes, so I’ll have to ask her when she’ll be teaching and check it out.

After work I headed home to again immerse myself in the world of daytime drinking, casual sex, and two packs a day.  Dre and I are somewhere near the end of Season 2 I believe, and dreading the day when we’re all caught up and have to wait for episodes to air in real time.  We have also decided that what they say is true, if you watch enough smoking on TV, sure enough you’ll want a cigarette.  It doesn’t help that both of us used to enjoy a cig with our booze either, sigh.  Thankfully there is no longer a 7 Eleven across the street.

Ok, now for some beauty tips, because I am clearly qualified to give them.  Or not, but whatever.  I’m a sucker for marketing, and having naturally curly hair that becomes unruly in the summer humidity, I’ve missed having it straight.  So, when I saw the commercials for the new 3-Day Straight from Frizz Ease I had to try it.  I haven’t tried to wear my hair straight since I was in Chicago in June, it’s that bad.  Also, trying to blow dry without air conditioning is torture in and of itself, but that’s a story for another day.

So, I showered, sprayed the crap throughout my wet hair, blew dry it, and then took my straightener to it.  I was super impressed with how straight and shiny it was right off the bat, but the real test came when we went outside.  It was 98 and humid on Sunday, and my hair stayed straight and smooth while walking around outside, after sleeping on it, and after my sweaty spin workout yesterday.  Granted I didn’t wet my whole head, but what did get wet from a combo of sweat/shower spray, stayed straight when I dried it, without a brush.  It’s in a pony tail today, because it’s looking a little greasy, but still super straight.  I totally recommend this shit to all my frizzy/curly haired ladies.  And no, I did not get compensated for this review, I just feel your pain.  Proof?  This was yesterday:

And then today:

Not too bad for $9.99.  I like it.  Yes, I am making weird faces, I dunno, that’s just how I look.  Also, my hair will only look like that for another 8 hours, as I’m getting it done tonight.  Pray for my head, who knows what I’ll do.

Updates You Don’t Care About

I’m happy to see you all were impressed by my chicken cooking skills.  I assure you, it was not complicated, at all.  Especially if you buy a chicken with the giblets and all that crap already removed.  Yeah, removing them myself makes me gag.  Also, I’m getting down to the last of it, which means it will serve me for about five meals.  Not too shabby for an $8 chicken.

Now since I became distracted with my 7 links post, and Engagement Chicken experiment, I missed updating on some workouts.  Not that they’re really that interesting, but I like to keep some sort of aspect of “healthy living” on this blog.  You know, to cancel out the wine, and Firefly sweet tea vodka.

Tuesday: Two circuits of the Spartacus workout, it might be time to upgrade to 12 lb dumbbells for some of the exercises, abs, followed by 20 minutes on the elliptical.

Wednesday:  Wanted to take spin, but I’m an airhead and was looking at the August class schedule instead of July.  Did you know August isn’t until next week?!  30 minutes (3.3 miles) on the TM and 20 minutes on the elliptical instead.

Thursday: I went to a work BBQ at lunch and sweat outside while eating.

I don’t know if you were aware, but today is Friday!  Hooray!  I strangely have no plans this weekend, and am thrilled about that.  I feel like I’ve been go, go, go for weeks now, and a weekend to chill sounds delightful.  Next weekend is full of traveling again since I’m heading out to Lake Geneva, no not Switzerland, Wisconsin, for a wedding that Darren is in.  I’m just excited for low temperatures in the 60s at night.  I don’t remember what anything below 84 feels like.

Ok, wrapping it up (TWSS), the radio station I listen to likes to play this song on Friday’s and it makes me chuckle so I wanted to share.  THEN, I found this fun stick person video to go a long with it.  Enjoy!