Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hair 'feathers'

My daughter told me our hair salon offers something like this. I have not seen them yet. But I am intrigued. Has anyone tried these ? I'd love to hear from you. Its interesting to me that you can curl / straighten them like your own hair. If they are real feathers, it doesn't seem like that is possible.

I have a hair appointment 3/24, I am going to be looking at these. My salon sells them for $30, I see them MUCH cheaper on line, but I want to see theirs vs. what is on line... I want to see how you get them in your hair. I have not seen ANYONE with these, and I am probably too old for them, but since I am immature and inappropriate anyway ( hahahhaa ) I think it will be fine.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

' Working Out '

Decided to do the thrice weekly 'work out' in the Great Outdoors today. Laguna Niguel Regional Park. I love this place. If you haul your cookies around it twice, I think its 6 miles ? its pretty flat so its not too much of a work out, some areas have hills. There are stop-off areas to work out, like to do pull ups and stuff like that. AS IF !! hahahaha. The walk is all I can handle. There were giant geese there as large as dogs, pooping as LARGE as dogs also, but I like this place.

Its clean. Its safe. You don't have to fight your way around cars / bikes. Mostly pedestrians, dog walkers, and stroller pushers. I put the Ipod on shuffle and discovered some new songs. I need to get a pedometer / heart rate monitor. I've had some recommendations made, still trying to decide. The BF's Ipod nano has a pedometer in it, and well, that is very compelling. Maybe I just need that.

So what did you all do today ? anyone anyone ? Yes walking around the mall counts as exercise !

Monday, March 7, 2011

CASA Volunteer

Today I start my 30 hours of training to be a CASA volunteer. I've wanted to do this for many years, I am so happy to be able to finally do this. I am want to work with 'emancipating teens', teenagers aging out of the system - turning 18. I guess in CA, the governor signed something where they can stay in until they are 21, I don't know what the criteria is. The CASA person I spoke to said a lot of them don't want to stay, they want to just get out and move on.

Working with Foster Kids is important to me. Its a really difficult situation for them for the most part, and I used be a foster parent back in the mid - 90's, so I kind of know how this works. It had a really big impact on me. I'd like to do more with CASA, but I have to get in and see how they run. This ought to be very interesting :D

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My latest crush

I've 'crushed' on many people over the years. Tiger Woods ( boooo ), Tom Ford ( who knew we BOTH loved Hostess Donettes ), Paula Deen etc.. but the Daryl Hall fascination is out of control. I get giddy thinking about him. I dream about him, I talk about him like I know him. I caught a video of him on his website a year or so ago, '' and that was it.

Of course we recognize him from the 80's - Maneater comes to mind, but if anyone could get hotter with age, its him. I think he's 60+, my mom's age. I saw him in concert at the Pomona Fairgrounds last October ( SOLD OUT I might add. Hall and Oates is no joke ), and with that strawberry hair blowing in the wind, wearing sunglasses at night ( I forgive him ) being all tall and hot.. it was too much.

It is odd, I will note - that he and John Oates do not talk to each other on stage, don't look at each, converse, nothing. WEIRD. I've googled and googled to see if those 2 don't get along. I can't find anything.

Two weeks ago, in my sleep, I became Mrs. Daryl Hall. It was all you could ever imagine <3

I'm BACK !

Two year hiatus.. HORRIBLE.

I have mucho to blog about. Lets get started :

Tried the new DRYBAR blow out only salon at Fashion Island Friday. It was the grand opening. I've read a lot about 'blow outs' and a friend of mine told me about this, and I was intrigued. 30 minutes, $35 - shampoo included. They have a 'menu' of hair styles to choose from, I chose the 'Cosmopolitan', big curls is the basic jist of this hairstyle. It was just OK.

First and foremost, this isn't 30 minutes. I was there over an hour and she didn't even really finish I HAD to leave to pick up my 2 yr old from school. I don't have that kind of time. And if it takes that long, SAY IT. Don't say 30 minutes all over your website. I saw a pic on line of 2 girls blowing out someones hair at the same time, this is how I 'thought' 30 minutes was possible. I didn't like what I got. I came home and re-did it. However, everyone else's hair that I saw walk out of there looked awesome. I have long curly hair that is fine and tangles easily and I think it took her 10 minutes just to brush it out :(

They use Living Proof products. I was told the shampoo is sulfate free. I am an Aveda freak, I mean fan, but its ok - I can try something else. The salon is beautiful, everyone is nice. They offer drinks, snacks. They have 'add ons' like scalp massage. You can get an 'up do'. I like that you can book on line. Just pick your day / time. Its very easy. They do parties, you can get a 'membership'. Watching ' The Devil Wears Prada' with subtitles was really nice actually.

I will try again. I will get their ' classic ' blowout, whatever they call it, and see what happens. I am a bad ' first impression' person.