I take back every bad thing I once said about Twitter, because not only am I finding it entertaining, but useful, too. I posted (I cannot bring myself to say “tweeted”, okay? I HAVE LIMITS) that I was looking for a picture of this contestant’s hair from Wednesday’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance and boom, two awesome people totally helped me out. Here’s the hair, and dude, is that a cute style or what? I kind of want to bring it to my stylist and be all MAKE ME LOOK LIKE HER, but I’m also thinking that’s a ‘do with some maaaaaaaaajor upkeep. Still! So cute!

I’m sort of hating my hair right now because it’s growing out of its cut (clearly what I need is a style that will require even more trips to the salon, duh) and the bangs are at this awkward length when it comes to working out — they’re too long to just wear as usual, because as soon as I get sweaty they flop down in my right eye and if I try and push them out of the way they look hideous and won’t stay put, and they’re too short to efficiently tuck behind an ear or something. Last night I went to a new gym class with what basically amounted to two ponytails high up on either side of my head, holding back as much hair as possible, while the shorter back and sides just flopped down like a mullet. SEXY. Not that it mattered what my hair looked like, since the class ended up being a series of conditioning drills including many, many pushups and something horrific involving keeping your weight on your hands while you sort of jump your feet back and forth in a big lunge-running motion (I don’t know what that’s called except maybe the Hot Painful Death Lung-Puke Routine) and by the time it was all over I pretty much resembled some particularly disgusting piece of human special effects from CSI: 24 Hour Fitness.

Also, speaking of the gym, I think it would be fun to do a series of character studies from that place, maybe take some photos and put it all together into a nice coffee table book. There would be Loud Grunty Free Weight Guy, and Spectacularly Odorous Hefty Dude On Elliptical, and Short-Shorts Hip Hop Class Girl, and Embarrassed Lady Reluctantly Working With Personal Trainer, and Cocky Meathead in Massive-Armhole’d Tank Top, and of course me, the Pretending to Take a Water Break While Actually Avoiding Round Five of Those Motherfucking Pushups Girl.

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Weekly Elsewhere Blogging Wrap-up:
Embarrassing children’s items and life with Riley at ParentDish
• A milestone reached and more 3-month thoughts at Gather.com
Father’s Day gift ideas, round two*; Kid’s storage solutions at Work It, Mom!
Lynda Barry*, sewn art, Facebook advertising*, and eyebrow maintenance at SundryBuzz

* These posts written by everyone’s favorite blogger, Swistle

(By the way, does this little section bug you? I figure you can just skip it if it’s not of interest, but if it smacks too heavily of sticky self promotion, just say so! You won’t hurt my feelings. MUCH.)

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Lastly, I put this on Flickr the other day and I watch it whenever I need a quick laugh:

Comments

57 Responses to “Allsorts”

  1. bad penguin on June 2nd, 2008 8:54 am

    I always make up stories about the other people at the gym to keep myself entertained/distracted.

    that is a cute haircut!

  2. Jessica on June 2nd, 2008 10:08 am

    Cute Haircut. it reminded me that I need to get my cut badly. haha

  3. Rachel on June 2nd, 2008 11:13 am

    Dude, we totally have the same hair right now. Are you trying to grow it out? Because I am, and it was just about my fave haircut of my life when it was first cut, but I missed my long hair. And according to my stylist, I can’t have that same sassy cut as it grows, so I’m stuck with boring no-style growing out hair. Is it possible to have cute hair that is in that awful in between phase?

  4. Marianne on June 2nd, 2008 11:22 am

    Thanks for the Monday pick me up, it’s not right to laugh at little people’s misfortune but it was brilliant. Also go with the hair, it’s super cute and will grow out nice and layery like a good old fashioned “Rachel”!

  5. Andrea on June 2nd, 2008 11:54 am

    That video made my so-far-very-sucky day. Thunk. A-hahahaha! And I didn’t expect JB to sound so…I don’t know, smooth. I guess I had this image in my head of the manly hiker/diver/mountain climber and I thought he’d sound more weathered, like one of those guys on Deadliest Catch or something. Not that he sounds girly (not implying that at all!) but his voice is smooth and somewhat suited for radio or one of those phone sex numbers. Maybe. Okay, I should stop now.

    I’m in the same place re: haircut. I tried something new with layers when I was on maternity leave in February but it’s growing out and doesn’t look so hot now. I keep going back to my tried-and-true bob but every time I do, my stylist hems and haws about now I need to update my look and that something trendy doesn’t have to be something high maintenance. Throw into that my hair growing in CURLY from my pregnancy and you have one confused woman walking around with what amounts to a fro on her head with only a vague knowledge of product (or your favorite word: goo) to put on it and tame the beast. Sigh. Good luck with your hair. I hope you fare better than I.

  6. Naomi in Oz on June 3rd, 2008 6:33 pm

    Bwahahaha (now I have to clean my monitor that is spattered with the coffee I sprayed all over it).
    Kids + Walls = Depends Underwear…

  7. MaxJerz on June 8th, 2008 2:45 pm

    I have a similar haircut, but shorter, and it’s not actually that much upkeep. Well, part of that is because I have an awesome stylist. She knows that any haircut that requires maintenance is a no-go for me. (It has to be wash-and-wear.) Anyway, I keep it short and shaggy with lots of layers, and the way she cuts it means I usually go 6-8 weeks between cuts and it’s ok.

    BTW my stylist is in Bellevue; I don’t know how happy you are with your current one, but I love her!! She isn’t cheap, but she is so worth the money to me. They also do free trims on bangs between haircuts.

    -MJ

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