….and we’re back!

Happy New Year, y’all.

Did you miss us? I bet you did. We have been bad bloggers for the last couple of months, not even remotely because we didn’t have anything to write about, more because this blogging/writing/journaling thing just took a back seat to real life.

Here is a shot of what real life entails: IMG_0614

(Here, I’m entering the Ministry of Magic… pause for general jealousy)

So, here are my blogging resolutions for the new year. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t make resolutions halfway through January.

  1. Write something at least once per month. I’d like to write more, but I’m going for attainable goals. If The Bean hops on this resolution, that means TWO posts per month. Can I get an A-MEN!
  2. Take before photos. I’ve already started to fail at this. I must redouble my efforts!
  3. Encourage audience participation. WordPress told me that the most popular post of the past year was when I asked for votes on my hairstyles. I’d like to hear more comments, especially when you agree with me!
  4. Follow up. Speaking of that very popular post from last year. I did choose hairstyle #1, because that is what the people told me to do, and here is proof x 3.

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So thanks for the help choosing a hairstyle, and I promise to follow up sooner next time!

P.S. This totally counts for my post for the month of January



Vote on my Hairstyles

Guys, I need your opinion on something. It’s important. It’s about my hair.

I have a kitchen post coming soon, I promise. It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks. I’m still in the midst of finishing up my MBA and summer classes make it difficult to keep up with other life stuff. For the past couple of weeks I have been basically trying to not fail my class, because all I really want to do is paint walls and make crafty things while watching old episodes of The Office.



Battlestar Galactica.

Anyway, since I’ve been SO, SO busy, I have neglected to get a haircut, for a long time. Seriously, this is what my hair looked like in January:



My stank face looked like this in January too.

And a few months later:


And now… well I don’t have a photo of that. It’s longer and still with bangs.

I’ve been trimming my own bangs with only moderately disastrous results. They were crooked for a few weeks.

So here’s the deal: one of my very greatest friends in the world is getting married 9/6. I literally cannot get in for a haircut until 9/9. I have a schedule conflict for every single open appointment, so I’m screwed. My hair is going to look sad for the event…. and for any photos that I might appear in. In order to not look all scraggly and homeless, I’ve been experimenting with a few different hairstyles. Note I am usually pretty terrible at doing my own hair, and these selfies I took are comically douchey. Bear with me here.

Look 1: Glamorous Curls



1) I own a curling iron

2) I’m pretty sure I can’t mess this up


1) Andrew told me the back of my hair looked like a rats nest (hopefully I will be able to fix that if I go with this look)

2) I had to use A LOT of product, so much that my hair didn’t actually feel like hair anymore

Look 2: The Rooster



1) this is pretty easy to do


1) it involves a lot of hair teasing

Look 3: Twisted



1) I kind of feel like a 40s housewife


1) Andrew said it looked mullet-y in the back…

So friends, what’s the winner? Tell me what do I doooooo?