Monthly Archives: May 2011

About Me

My name is Pia and I’m unique…or at least I’m striving to be by living as me for the first time in my 23 years!

I graduated from Boston University with a degree in marketing, and I have my own wedding videography business, which I started last year.  I love creative, DIY, alternative type weddings and cannot wait until I can start planning weddings as well as doing videography.  I also have become a techie (out of necessity) and can add to my resume the ability to do blogs, websites, photo editing, video editing and more.

I love the idea of doing a blog.  I’ve started many in individual areas like sports, health, and improvement, but I’m just not that type of girl.  I have a love of learning and I have many passions–I live the Renaissance woman life. Though I know personal blogs are the hardest to make interesting to anyone other than your own mother, I know I’m doing this more for me anyway and hopefully I can meet some interesting people over time.

I love to plan and organize, eat vegan foods (mostly!), wear shorts, watch cheesy detective shows of years past, and take photos.  I’m a writer, love exploring, wear Vibram Five Finger shoes, have a Humphrey Bogart fascination and want to run Boston.

Other interests? hiking, tennis, cycling, swimming, reading, swinging on swings, volunteering, subscribing to blogs

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Posted by on May 26, 2011 in misc


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Uncoordinated to Hair Cutter

Think of the most tabooed things you can do.  Keep thinking until you come up with an answer…Yes, that’s right, I cut my own hair!  I did something we’ve been told since birth not to do (never mind the other no-no of playing with scissors!).  I cut my own hair, and I am alive and relatively level-headed to tell the tale.

I’ve been wavering on my decision for a week.  I hadn’t had my hair cut since August, which of course, is horrible.  How hard can it be, I thought.  And regardless, I wear my hair up the majority of time in public, so really what’s the point of going to a hair salon?

I first told my mother of the plan.  “Don’t!!!!”  she gasped, “You’ll ruin your hair!!!”

“But Mom, I have a lot of hair.  I’m only gonna cut off the split ends and hey, I wear it up most of the time anyway, how bad can I make it?”

“My advice for you is:  JUST DON’T DO IT!”

Obviously, that conversation made me think twice–about cutting my hair and about telling my mother anything.

I decided to do it.  I talked to my friend, Heather, who had a much better plan of attack for me.

“I’ve cut my hair before.  It’s not too hard–all you need is a sharp pair of scissors.”

“Oh, I have those!”

“Yeah, and Youtube or Google ‘How to cut your own hair.’  They have a lot of different resources”

Youtube was semi-helpful.  I used a technique by this girl.

I got out of the shower and cut my hair while it was still relatively manageable.  That’s the type of thing you have to do when your hair is thick, wavy-curly and frizzy.  I didn’t have a hair clip, so I used hair bands to section off hair.  20 minutes later, I was done.

I cut my bangs a little too short but in a week, they’ll be long enough to tuck behind my ear.  Everything else looks good, and I’m thrilled to have accomplished something not many people have done before!

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Posted by on May 25, 2011 in beauty, ideas


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