Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Happiness in a cup.

In my last post I talked about how I was too old to dye my own hair, well, I have also learned that I am too old to not drink coffee. In the last ten years I have gone from never drinking coffee, to drinking coffee rarely(finals week mainly), to drinking coffee occasionally to now HAVING to drink coffee to become productive. What is that about?

My favorite cup of coffee is a little more than 3/4 full with entirely too much artificial sweetener and filled the rest of the way full with half and half (and not that non-fat crap either!). This sweet brown nectar could also be the culprit in my recent weight gain...well not recent but gradual.

Is it sad that the determining factor in me getting coffee from somewhere depends on their type of half and half dispenser? If it's in one of those dispensers (half and half at the push of a button) or even a pitcher I get excited if it's in those pesky little cups that you have to open one by one I will reconsider coffee altogether. Those things are entirely too time consuming!

There is one scene from a coffee shop that stands out in my mind. We were headed out of town on a random excursion to Indiana with our friend Edward (not a vampire) and had stopped at a coffee shop before getting on the interstate. I get my usual cup of coffee with extra room and proceed over to the little "fix your coffee" station. I guess I was in my own little world because I didn't notice that anyone was paying attention to me until Mr. Ski came over and whispered in my ear..."They said you'll have to buy a large cup of milk if you use any more half and half." I burst out loud that I drew more attention to myself. I knew when he said it that the baristas had said no such thing, but knowing he had noticed my obsession for half and half totally cracked me up. I may have used more that day than usual but it was a big cup of coffee.

All this to say, I now understand why adults drink coffee...we. need. it.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I have been a slacker. Actually there has just been too much going on for me to go beyond thinking about a post to actually writing it. I've thought of lots of cool ideas...I don't remember many but it is the thought that counts, right?

I have decided that there are certain things that I just can't do anymore and things that I can't do without as I am merging out of my late twenties. For example:

I no longer trust myself to do my own hair color. Professionals only. Which is funny because I used to do my own hair color all the time, see below:
In college, I stuck with blonde highlights and all over blonde (I'm the one on the right). After college, I went red...variations from vivid unnatural red to auburn, see below:
Once I met Mr. Ski, I started coming off the red train and did strawberry blonde, see below: Then I migrated back to blonde for the wedding after a very, very TRAGIC home dye job that left me with brassy, green tinted hair. I had to get it fixed by a professional because it was absolutely awful and that experience scared me out of ever trying to dye my hair blonde by myself! Almost a year after the wedding, I wanted to go dark so I paid a professional to dye my hair dark and after that I took the wheel and it went from chestnut brown to black in no time flat, see below:And now, after a year of highlights, lowlights, and some all over color (all done professionally) and probably close to a $1,000 (gosh, I hope Mr. Ski isn't reading!) I am now back to blonde, see below:

It's nice to be back, I did miss the blonde. But now I'm missing the black hair too! It is such a vicious cycle and much more expensive since I don't trust myself to do it at home anymore! Therefore, I'm likely to stick with blonde for a long while!

And for those things that I can't live without now that I'm coming out of my twenties, well, you'll just have to wait because this post became much much longer than I anticipated! :) Plus, it may help me post something new quicker if I end here!