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A brief moment of vanity

So, I really hate to say this, but I'm going to.

I'm awesome.

Before you start in with your throes of: "No you're not, dude, don't lie!" let me tell you why.

It's because when I have good hair days, I have really good hair days.  I thought that today was going to be a complete wash because the heat index is 105 and it's super-humid out.  I didn't have a lot of time to dry my waist-lengthish golden caramel tresses this morning, for two reasons:

#1:  We changed our hours at work to 8:00 instead of 8:30, losing 30 minutes of my eat-breakfast-dry-hair routine, because God forbid I get out of bed before 7:15, and,
#2:  The five minutes I did spend drying my hair left me with almost no change and really sweaty.  Yes, I've heard of A/C, but I've also heard of cheap power bills.

So, with those things in mind, I thought it was going to be a ho-hum-hair-looks-like-crap Monday.

This is not how it happened, though.  I have banana curls (as my momma called them when I was little) swinging mid-back, and it's not frizzy hair at all, which was a risk when I left it the way I did today.  Normally, the banana curls happen after a few squirts of my Paul Mitchell's Round Trip and about 15 minutes with my diffuser on low... otherwise, I turn into Bohémienne.  My coworker (the zealous receptionist) calls my hair 'princess hair' ... and if that doesn't flutter my peacock feathers, I don't know what will.

So, yes.  Forgive my vanity, but I had to share.  Today, I am slightly more awesome than yesterday.

I would love to hear about your peacock strutting as well.  Please add in your comments.


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Jun. 14th, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, I've heard of A/C, but I've also heard of cheap power bills.

OMG! I'm sorry, I'm going to be extremely blunt and just say it ... that's just insane! Not to mention dangerous! It's been just as hot here and I can't imagine going without the air conditioning.

We live in an old house with three window units and our bill in the summer is usually just short of $100 when it's not too hot and just slightly more when it's really hot and we have to run them on high. If you have central air and keep it set to about 75 or so you can be comfortable without running your bill up.
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC)
Lol, it is crazy, isn't it? But, I live in an efficiency apartment that has sun exposure on three sides, aaaaaand I have a tin roof, and I'm on the top floor, so in order to keep it around even 75, I have to run it all the time. I ran it the first summer I lived here for four days straight and it barely cooled off... It's just that hot. So, I make do with a few box fans in my windows and heavy drapes to keep out the sun ... sometimes it works, sometimes I hang out in my underwear. =)
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
OMG! Well do be careful. I'd hate to log in to LJ one day to hear that you baked like a chicken in your apartment :P

And for what it's worth, oscillating fans like this one (which we have except in black) work way better than box fans at keeping the air cool and circulated.

Jul. 2nd, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC)
=) Thanks for the advice!! I actually broke down and turned the A/C on for two days last week. It was crazy hot.
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