Thursday, July 31, 2008

Results of Cinnamon....

...Very poor!
I mean, I can see a little, tiny, difference, but that's just because it's my own hair and I scrutinize it so often. I'm not even sure if it lightened or just got a bit more cinnamon-colored.

This one above is today, and that next one is a reminder of last time...:

So you know...I'm convinced that the results aren't noticable enough to carry on with the proccess. I can't anymore....applying the thing is long enough, but sleeping in a grocery bag, trying to comb out the cinnamony super-tangles in the

If I had short and straight hair, maybe I'd continue and get better result, but now, it's kind of long and very curly because of all the rain and humidity. It's just torture.

Screw cinnamon. I think I'll have to turn to good ol' bleach.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Natural substitute to Bleach?

Ever since the begining of Summer, I've been tempted to do something with my hair.
I was thinking of getting a concave cut, with the curls shorter at the back and longer around the face. But then I remembered how long my hair takes to grow even an inch and I chickened out.

Then I thought it would be a great idea to lighten to top layers a bit, so they look like they've been in the sun.
But that would mean....BLEACH.
My hair hates bleach with a passion, I'm reminded of an ancient post I wrote here years ago, relating how my hair became the texture of spider-web after one too many encounters with that freaking thing.

So I'm kind of reluctant to bring anything ressembling bleach near my head.

Here comes the Natural Option that I found on the net:

2tbsp cinnamon powder
Normal to large amount of conditionner
1tsp liquid honey
Water as needed

This makes a cinnamon-smelling paste that you work through wet hair, comb carefully and let sit overnight covered in a shower cap or plastic bag. Then wash out thoroughly in the morning.

According to the different websites, it takes at least two treatments before you begin to see some lightening. (They even have encouraging pictures.)

According to my practical/modernist/science and technology-loving BF though, this is a "grandma's recipe" and thus, very probably bullshit.

I still decided to try it out, because I've got nothing to loose, and the worst thing that could happen is that my hair will smell like cinnamon. I don't really mind smelling like pastry.
Also, I kind of want to show BF and all the non-believers that sometimes, grandma's recipes and granola-solutions DO work.

So here are the first pictures, after ONE treatment. I should have taken a before photo, but anyway, it's the second and third try that will decide if it works or not.
I have a good feeling about this...cinnamon MUST do something to hair, because the drops of paste I removed from my skin left red marks, as if I had been burned after only a few seconds. (Be careful with that...they're gone by the morning, but I still got a bit scared I hurt myself at first.)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

R.I.P., little kitty

How do you succesfully erase from your mind the traumatic sight of a little cat, lying in the middle of the street, hit by a car. Dead. With horrible red blood all over the white fur of his cute little face?

I don't need to see this when I walk to work in the morning. It hunts me for days and makes me hurt just thinking about it.
God, I hope it won't be there tomorrow...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Going to da Big'apple

This summer, BF and I have decided to plan a little trip to New York city.

I was pretty excited to go, because first of all, the last time I went, I was about ten years old, and the only thing we visited was the Jehovah's Witnesses head quarters in Brooklyn...and this, my friends, is a depressing thought.
I also can't wait to see all the museums (Sex Museum??! Why don't we have this here??), and to climb the Statue of Liberty, Empire State building, etc.

Madame Tussaud's wax museum, and the many possibilities of photographic immaturity it offers is making me giggle like a mad thing.
I mean, you KNOW I'm gonna pose near Johnny Depp!
Why they don't have Ewan McGregor anywhere is beyond me! Same for Bjork and Tori Amos. Scandalous!

I don't think my little brother knows about Madame's it will be pretty easy to make him believe that I met Will Smith (his favorite actor/singer ever) in NYC. I could also tell him that I met Britney or Christina Aguilera there, and have a photo of myself grabbing a few breasts for him....oooh, the possibilities.

More seriously, we still don't know what we'll do about sleeping. We could just you know...not sleep. But in case we are sissies and end up not being though enough not to there a way to have a hotel or motel that is under 200$ a night in the city?
We still have the camping option, or the sleeping in the car option, and either would be fine, but both also bring a few complications. I don't think there are many camping in central NY....ha!
So there would be a lot of commuting between New Jersey and NYC, and also thousands of precious minutes lost...what to do...?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

3 days apart...

Seems like nothing, 3 little days...2 little nights... we've been apart before. Ha! Only a few months ago, we didn't even know each other. I was alone most week nights and used to it. I never got bored, always had something to do.

And now I'm faced with the drama of two nights by myself. I've become a bit dependent. I don't like watching TV alone that much anymore. Dependent of someone to lean on, to kiss when the TV is boring, to laugh with and talk to and make comments about silly stuff.

To take long walk with when the sun sets...

I know it's not that bad. I have enough cleaning and shopping and reading to do to keep me well occupied for a week if I needed to.

I think that it's more the fact that he will be far away from me.

It's not China or anything, but it's still out of reach. There will be emails and MSN and maybe phone calls, and it's perfectly alright for a few days, but it makes me realise how attached I've become. Which is awesome.

I know it's pretty common that people need to make these little trips for work.
I remember Princess in Galoshes writing once that her man went on this kind of trip for two weeks??Gah! How do you cope?

Well, they say distance is a good thing sometimes, you can appreciate what you miss more when they're taken away from you.
Plus, I'm sure he'll have much more fun there then over here in a cubicle with mostly nothing to do for three I'm happy for him.
I just send all the good karma I can so that the road trip goes well and everything's safe and fun.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


I generally don't like Avril Lavigne's songs. They all sound too similar to me, and they seem designed to encourage the Emo and Frustration into little girls. But that one...I can't stop listening to it...(mostly because it reminds me of my wonderful BF and how I feel right now, with him.)
So beautiful, the lyrics are good, but the video too. Avril has a much prettier voice when she isn't bitching on a guy....she should use it more often in a more mature way like that...

Waking up I see that everything is ok
The first time in my life and now it's so great
Slowing down I look around and I am so amazed
I think about the little things that make life great
I wouldn't change a thing about it
This is the best feeling

[ Chorus ]
This innocence is brilliant
I hope that it will stay
This moment is perfect
Please don't go away
I need you now
And I'll hold on to it
Don't you let it pass you by

I found a place so safe, not a single tear
The first time in my life and now it's so clear
Feel calm, I belong, I'm so happy here
It's so strong and now I let myself be sincere
I wouldn't change a thing about it
This is the best feeling

[ Chorus ]

It's a state of bliss, you think you're dreaming
It's the happiness inside that you're feeling
It's so beautiful it makes you wanna cry
It's a state of bliss, you think you're dreaming
It's the happiness inside that you're feeling
It's so beautiful it makes you wanna cry
It's so beautiful it makes you wanna cry

This innocence is brilliant
Makes you wanna cry
This innocence is brilliant
Please don't go away
Cus I need you now
And I'll hold on to it
Don't you let it pass you by

Friday, July 04, 2008


Obviously, I love "Girl with a Pearl Earring" by J.Vermeer...
I've been thinking it would be nice to have a replica somewhere in my apartment.
I never found one, well, one never came to me...I can't say I really looked.

But the inspiration stroke this morning...I kinda can paint! So I'll try to make one myself. I'll get back to show when (if) I get started.
It would be interesting to chronicle the making of...although it has an half and half chance of ending in the recycle bin. Trying to copy Vermeer is kind of masochistic to the ego.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Damn it!!!

What the hell?

Have you seen M. Night Shyamalan last movie?? The Happening huh?

Well if people continue to be THAT WRAP godamn BANANAS individually!! Of all fruits! Yeah, wrap the ones who already got a natural wrap. Go ahead! It's people like that that will make Nature need to exterminate us all.