Monday, May 31, 2010

5 minute fancy hair

If you can't tell by my face/ hair it is 12:30 am. I've been sweaty and gross all day and this is what you can do with hair in about 5-10 minutes. NOTE- I recommend that hair be wet, but if you have long hair you can do this dry easily.

Step 1: Part hair diagonally.

Step 2: Take a large chunk of bangs and separate it from the rest of your hair. Pull the rest of your hair back into a pony tail (just to get it out of the way). Spin the chunk of bangs downwards.

Step 3: Twist the spun hair into a spiral (I like to spin it behind itself as I go so that it hides the end pieces). Then bobby pin it starting in the middle. Don't worry that it shows now, you can hide the bobby pin better once you're done.

Step 4: Take the top portion of the rest of your hair (like a half pony tail) and then twist it like you were doing a french twist, and then push it up a little and then pin it with several bobby pins until it feels secure.

Step 5: Take what is left of your hair as if you were going to make a low pony tail. Then flip it and twist it upwards (like you were doing a french twist). As you secure it with bobby pins, make sure to tuck in the top pieces.

And there you go! Quick way to look sexy at 1am~!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ants Ants everywhere

My latest discovery is that I have a bit of an ant problem in my apartment. This- initially- didn't worry me too much. EH! What's a few ants? I'm bound to get them, living on the first floor. I'll just kill the 5... 6... 10....40 holy crap I have a lot of ants!!!

I thought I'd found their entrance into my domain in the corner by my sliding door. A likely location, since it already leads outside I decided to take the 'all natural/ eco friendly route' (I know... shocking right?) and found that simple baby powder will detract ants from coming in. Did it work. YEP! ..... in THAT location. Little did I know that they are sneaky bastards and are trying to destroy my life. After putting out FOUR poison traps around the apartment, after finding ants in my bathroom carrying my all natural wheat kitty litter crumbs back home to feed the 'queen', and in and around my bedroom (this disgusts me the most) and at various other locations (none in the kitchen... go figure) I STILL spent 45 minutes 'taping' them to death.

Half a roll of masking tape later I am finding less and less, but I know there will be more. Hopefully they will start eating the poison stuff and leaving me alone.


NOTE- a small part of me thinks back to how I rooted for the ant to win over the scorpion in Honey I Shrunk the Kids.... and that part of me feels sad to be murdering ants by the dozen. But obviously not that bad. I'll say a little prayer for them tonight.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


So Stephe finally popped the big question two weeks ago! and I said, "Venti cafe mocha with whip". It was DEE-LISH! Okay okay, just kidding. He asked me to marry him! Stephe and I went to a movie, and then to a nice Italian restaurant in Old Town Alexandria, and then he took me to the Canadian Embassy, and with it's beautiful columns and quiet atmosphere he asked, "How do you make something a surprise when the other person knows it's coming." I said, "You don't. You just do it." And he did.

Stephe is my best friend. I'm incredibly lucky to be with someone that wants to be with me for the rest of our lives. I'm lucky to have found someone to put up with my stresses and mood swings, in addition to my ecclectic personality. Stephe supports me and I support him. I think when you are meant to be with someone, your strengths and weaknesses will compliment one another. I think you will not only share in interests but also bring new things into one anothers' lives.

I couldn't be happier because I get to marry my best friend!