It’s about 2 1/2 years since I did my big chop. Since that time I haven’t had a single haircut. I’m not against cutting hair. Au contraire I believe a good haircut frames the face and makes your hair look healthier. So I’m not sure why I haven’t done it.
Yesterday I went in for a color retouch and I mentioned to my stylist that I needed a trim. Well a trim turned into two inches of my hair being cut off. Ladies, even natural hair can get split ends.
Although I was loving my long(ish) hair, I’m happy to have a head full of healthy hair. My hair grows fast and will be long(ish) again by spring. Plus, I get my hair off my neck for the winter, which would probably break off from coats and sweaters and such.
How often do you get your hair cut?
Answering questions I saw at over at Nerd Girl and DiscoDiva’s…
1. What’s your favorite thing to cook for Thanksgiving? Green beans and cornbread dressing
2. Where do you spend Thanksgiving? At home the last couple of years, though I travel to wherever my mom is
3. Do you dress up for Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner? Nothing fancy, but not my jammies either. If I’m having company or at someone else’s house then I’ll dress up a bit.
4. Do you shop on Black Friday? Nope. I did one year but was underwhelmed.
5. What do you want for Christmas this year? I saw a camera bag/purse that I want. Some new boots. An immersion blender. A new tv for the guest room.
6. If you buy for kids (your own or someone else’s) how do you choose their gift? A list? Ask them? Gift cards for everybody? I only buy for MY kid and I get what I want her to have. She hasn’t quite grasped the concept that she can ask for things and get them.
7. When do you usually finish up your Christmas shopping? I don’t put a time limit on myself. I don’t buy for a lot of people, so it’s not that difficult.
8. Do you decorate for the holidays? If so, how? Yes! I love to decorate and every year I add something new. One of my favorite memories of my grandmother was the ritual of pulling out the decorations every year and decorating the house. I plan to carry that on with my family.
9. I’ve used Thanksgiving and Christmas here, but am well aware there are other holidays celebrated (or not) this time of the year. What holidays – if any – do you celebrate? None.
10. Charitable giving yay/nay? Totally into it, but I admit I do far less than I did before I had Regan. In the past I have bought for families, toys for tots and all of that.
I hosted a party last night. No big deal, as I host parties quite often. EXCEPT this was my first party without Regan since she was born. A kid-free party!!!
I hosted a game night. I (sorry for the lack of pics) served wings, mexican layer dip, chips, popcorn, brownies and cookies. Judging by the empty serving dishes, I’d say the food was a hit.
This is literally the only decent solo pic of me from the entire evening. I should have hired paparazzi like Kenya Moore.
We played 5-Second Rule, Cards Against Humanity, Jenga and Taboo. If you haven’t played Cards Against Humanity, you simply must purchase it for your next gathering.
DiscoDiva brought it and assured us that we would love it. She was right, we HOWLED as we played this game. But be warned, it is the most raunchy, inappropriate and sexually deviant game I have ever played. Which, I assume, is what makes it so fun!
Most people left before midnight, but a handful of guests stayed until the wee hours of the morning. We sat outside smoking cigars (not me) and talked about
damn I can’t remember some very serious subject matter. By the time I crawled into bed it was nearly 3am.
I am really pleased with how the night turned out. A few favorites couldn’t make it (woo woo woo) but it was cool making new friends and hanging out with a different group of people. I can’t wait to do it again!
What’s your favorite game to play with friends or family?
Today started out like any other Friday. Light traffic, BSing with my coworkers and catching up on last night’s Scandal which, by the way, was Oh Em Gee good and I can’t wait to watch it again.
But in the afternoon I got a call that alerted me to the chocolately goodness that is Morris Chestnut. And so I dabbed on some lip gloss, grabbed my smart phone and made my way to where he was quick, fast and in a hurry.
The rest of my day could have been total shit. I mean, how do you top having that man’s hand at the small of your back?
You go see the movie, of course!
A friend and I met up for a quick bottle of wine and then headed to the theater. I was worried it would be sold out, but it looks like we caught the last show before the crowds lined up.
The movie was really good. It was funny and very satisfying. I enjoyed seeing where the characters ended up after 15 years. Some people said they cried, and I can definitely see why they would, but my thug stayed strong the entire movie.
Have you seen The Best Man Holiday? Are you planning to?