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Summer Agenda

I love lists and I love goals, so when I saw Real Simple’s ‘Best Ways to Enjoy Summer’ ideas, I was all over it. They included such things as best ways to fly paper airplanes and how to cut jeans into shorts (already did!). ¬†All very fun ideas, but not at all the type of list I had in mind…

My Inspired Summer Agenda:

  • Boston trip
  • Go to the Fair (San Diego’s is one of the largest in the country!)
  • Get a nice tan…for once ūüėÄ
  • Make pickled watermelon rinds
  • Complete
  • Start a fiction story
  • Run 7 miler
  • Take camera (photo) everywhere
  • Sew a dress
  • Take a train mini-trip
  • 10 Global accounts
  • Wake at 6:30am every morning
  • Start learning Italian
  • Write here 3 times a week (M,W,F)
  • Find all 50 state licenses (I couldn’t resist when finding 11 today…)
  • Successfully make dairy-free fried polenta
  • Get Dazzle site to top of sd wedding videography in Google
  • Go to Angels game
  • Read 20 business books
  • 5k race

What’s on your summer agenda?

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Posted by on June 13, 2011 in goals, ideas


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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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