Stripes: Surprises and Sunshine

Alright guys, remember how big of a deal it was when I got my side-swept bangs? Well, I’ve gone and changed things up again…I went for the full on, Zooey Deschanel-esque, whole enchilada straight across bangs. AND I LOVE THEM. Seriously.

This is my favorite hair change I think I’ve ever made (which isn’t super surprising because, as a true child of the 90’s, I rocked similar bangs up until 2000 to the point that I would cut them myself-at age 4-when my mom tried to convince me I should grow them out because I have epic cowlicks along my hairline which left me looking like a crazy Alfalfa for most of that decade). Needless to say, like both of my more recent hairstyle changes, I was shaking in the barber’s chair as I watched my locks fall.

Luckily, my stylist taught me how to blow dry the cowlicks out for the most part (I still get a small gap where one lick lies, and one chunk of hair refuses to sit totally flat no matter how much I try to flatten it…I swear my hair has a mind of it’s own) and I no longer look like a slightly ugly duckling. In fact, I think this cut actually makes me look older than any other haircut I’ve ever had just in time for job interviews and trying to convince people I really am a responsible 20-something.


As far as life goes, I’ve been slowly assimilating to my suburban surroundings and soaking up the sunshine that followed me back from the East Coast (yes, I single handedly brought the sun to the Pacific Northwest…maybe I should put that on my resume, who wouldn’t want to hire the person who controls the weather?!). My life has become a series of days spent reading, watching tv (I know I know, I didn’t used to watch much tv at all but there’s a lot less to do out here and I have about 2 friends in a 20 minute drive radius so I’m working really hard to find ways to fill my unemployed time), and hanging out with this pretty lady.

I think she has become my absolute favorite model (sorry Sequins) because she’s free to take pictures whenever I want and she never talks back…but she’s awful at taking direction. You can’t have it all, I suppose.

What’s everyone else up to this summer? How do you entertain yourself in the ‘burbs? (Does anyone even call them “the ‘burbs” or is that me?)


3 responses to “Stripes: Surprises and Sunshine

  1. Ack, how I love that second picture. She is a pretty lady indeed! đŸ™‚
    I rock the ‘burbs (nope, you’re not the only one who still calls it that) by running through sprinklers and listening to Pandora. Yep, I lead a rock star lifestyle!

    • I’m sooooo glad to hear that I’m not the only one who has been listening to a ton of Pandora, YouTube, Podcasts, and Netflix (or calls it the burbs)! I think I’m going to have to work on a list of things people in the burbs can do to not go crazy…this could, quite possibly, be the most challenging list I’ve ever put together…but, really, what else do I have going on in my life? đŸ˜›

  2. Sounds like it’d be an interesting list. Confession, though? I’m not really a city person, anyway, so I find lots to do in the ‘burbs. Like concerts in the park, outdoor movies, going to the nursery…
    Hmmm…and I’m out. But 90% sure that’s just ‘cuz it’s my bed time.

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