Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I Can Clearly See, You're Crazy

Well, I can finally stop pretending....

'cause I just went to LensCrafters and had my first eye exam in 20+ years, AND,  I have a slight, very minor deficiency that is probably fine, and barely detectable, and I would get along just fine without interference, BUT, it's notable enough for a prescription, and I paid way too much money to not be excited about my first new pair of real glasses!!!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

When the Things Get Hairy, the Hairy Gets Scary

Ever look in the mirror, and have your hair tell the story of your day?

The other day I wore my hair like this:

Here I am at work.  I was much happier when I left the house...
And at first, when I left the house, I was loving my hair.  I was loving my life... seizing the day,  feeling like Shania Twain:

Man... I feel like a woman!

Then a couple things go wrong (or not even wrong, just unexpected) and all of a sudden my luscious locks are starting to look frilly and poofy.  My hair's haphazardly sliding out of my hair clip which is lopsidedly falling off my head.  My thoughts and actions soon mirror my appearance, impulsive and scattered.  I'm not smooth, calm, or collected.    Shania Twain, who?    I have somehow evolved into Elaine:

But, as 5 o'clock nears, I get my act together.  I start making checklists and to do notes for the next morning.  Before the end of the work-day whistle blows, I have all my ducks in a row, lined up for a better tomorrow.  In the window's reflection I catch a glimpse of my full bangs and wretched hair that I've man-handled back into place.   Damn it, I look like Mrs. Duggar!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Artful Alterations

Recently I've been attempting to tap into my creative side.   To avoid the overwhelming anxiety triggered by the sterile,white stare of a blank canvas,  I've been buying thrift store artwork:

and spicing it up with a manageable amount of semi-original, artistic effort:

My uber-competitive fiance can't resist the competition.  He unleashed his artistic side and branded our cutting boards with these beautiful, firework-shaped flower patterns...

...they just happen to be in the same shape as the stove-top burners....

I will leave it up to you to decide whether he meant to do this......(twice).