Saturday, November 29, 2008

Poll Results

And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, the moment you've all been waiting for (Or at least that's what I tell myself. Maybe you don't care but I hope that I can at least make your day a little more interesting!) :

The moment of truth!!!


  1. Contrary to what a whopping 2 people think, I HAVE eaten iguana. I was about 7 years old and we lived in Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca. Some of my dad's cop friends had killed one and cooked it in mole rojo. It was good wrapped in a tortilla.
  2. 9 people will be surprised to hear that I did witness a murder. Again, I was about 7 and we were in the same town in Mexico. I was drinking a soda that I'd just bought at the corner store and was about to make my way back to the church. There were a few of us there, including my sister and a few friends from church. We saw 2 drunk men talking to each other and staggering up the street. When they were about 5 yards away from us, one pulled out a knife and stabbed the other one to death. To this day, drunks, and even the smell of alcohol makes me shake.
  3. 11 people will find it interesting to know that I do indeed have a tattoo on my left shoulder blade. It's about 4 inches long and about 3/4 inch wide, if I recall correctly. I got it done last summer and it holds a real significance for me. It's my husband's name written in old, (vertical) Mongolian script. It's one of the craziest things I've ever done (that I don't regret doing, anyway).
  4. So the fib, my friends, is that Hetee and I, although we'd love to one day, have never auditioned for the Amazing Race. Every time we watch it we think, "We could do that!" So, maybe one day!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

OK, everyone. I have a dilemma. I want to do something different with my hair without chopping it off. But what?

My husband has forbidden me to get a perm. Even though I have the perm, papers and even the rollers ALL FROM AMERICA, he still says NO. And not a cute, maybe-if-you-beg-I-might-say-yes "NO", but a firm get-the-idea-out-of-your-head "NO". I even tried pouting and sulking but all to no avail.


So what's a girl to do?

It's late and I've looked at over 1000 pictures online, trying to come up with a nice looking yet practical solution to my stick straight, baby fine hair. I'm soliciting your advice. What can I do with my hair that will make it look different without going terribly shorter?

I've posted this photo so you can get a good look at my face and its shape. Extremely oval, in case you hadn't noticed.

My hair now is all one length/no bangs with slight layers toward the bottom. It's about 1/2-1 inch below my chin.It has taken a lot of willpower to grow out my bangs and I really enjoy being able to keep them out of my face with a ponytail and not have to use clips, etc. So cutting bangs/short all over layers is not the best option but, I mean, what are my options, right?

As much as I HATE having bangs in my face (not to mention the stress of getting them cut in a flattering way) I get less "Omg, you're soooo skinny" comments with I have bangs.

Sara, Leah, Shelly, Becca, Amanda...whoever! What do you think? Should I (a) just keep growing it out or (b) satisfy my craving for something different only to fall prey to more clips and rubber bands as it grows because I don't have the time to style it anyway?!

See? A real dilemma!