Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Other Side

Last week I had a scratchy throat and by Friday I was feverish, dizzy, my ears were burning and my sinuses were pulsating.  Rob came home Friday and fell ill on Saturday with the same thing.  It's been a fun few days, I'm sure you can imagine.  I'm feeling confident that I'm on the other side of it and hopefully Rob will be in a day or two.  

We had a lovely spring-like day on Saturday, it was 61 and sunny.  We put the chairs out so we could get some pure vitamin D to help speed up our healing process.

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Tally was loving it, she is a true sunbathing beauty.  I don't think she is going to like winter in New England.

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I was able to get out of the house today.  I needed to have my hair trimmed. I've decided to let it grow out a bit, which can be a bit of a pain when it was as short as mine.  After waiting 8 weeks since my last cut, it was way overdue.  

Local peeps take note~Allison at Famous Hair on Sandy Plains Road in Marietta is a rock star.  She gave me a great trim and some really good advice on hair color.  I loved the natural silver while it was in the pixie/faux-hawk but now that it's getting longer, it started to look very drab.  I can't go back to permanent hair color because my scalp just can't handle the chemicals.  I picked up a very gentle color gloss and now my silvers are a pretty golden shade.  I'm so happy with the results...

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It's that time of year again, I'll be heading up to Boston for the Oscars soon.  It's a very short trip this time, but just couldn't miss the tradition of family dinner on Saturday and then our annual Oscar party on Sunday.  I can't wait to see my family.  

So now that you're all caught up, how about that show GIRLS on HBO, do you watch?  The most recent episode, Lena Dunham's character Hannah has a steamy fling with Patrick Wilson.  This episode has made a splash causing the critics and even some fans come out of the woodwork screaming that someone as hot as Patrick Wilson would never be with someone as whatever (fat, plain, ugly) as Lena Dunham.  How the episode must have been a fantasy, because surely it could NEVER be.  

I thought it was an interesting episode to watch, there was something so nakedly genuine about that moment when Joshua told Hannah that he thought she was beautiful that I had to pause the show to catch my breath. I was definitely not surprised with the media aftermath.  After all, women are supposed to look like Victoria Secret models and women who are as chubby and unfit as Kate Upton should never be on the cover of Sports Illustrated. 

What do you think?


  1. I don't watch that show, but I find it very interesting that they focus on her weight and not on the other issues that came up in that episode (from the recap). Can't say I am surprised, though.

  2. I don't watch this show either, but I like the conversation it started. I'm a woman who for my teens and twenties all my relationships were with men who valued being seen with a girl who was 'skinny' and 'pretty'. My own perception was completely askew and the result was detrimental to me (depression, eating disorder, almost married the wrong wrong man because I'd never given myself a chance to figure out what I wanted). Although I am now proudly discovering how awesome I am (internally instead of externally) in my 30's. Visual beauty is part of who we are as human beings. But if you spend your life pursuing things only because they look good on the outside, or worse look good on the outside to others but maybe not to you, you will not be happy. That's what I learned. Being drawn to another person is more about how you feel about yourself and your life around that person. Outsiders don't experience what the two people experience, they only see what the people look like. BUT, if you watch how a couple who truly loves interacts with each other I think you might understand why they chose to stick together. Attraction is about so much more than how a person looks, and if you choose relationships based on your partners' image you are missing out on so much!

    OK, there's my ramble.

  3. Your hair looks pretty. Would you mention the name of the product you used? I'd love to try it. I need something to cover my grays or enhance the color growing in too but don't want to use an all over color any more.
    Karen B.

  4. REESIE~ your comment was beautifully stated, thank you for sharing it with me.

    Karen B.~ It's Clairol Radiance Color Gloss, it's available at Sally Beauty Supply, you can read about it on the Sally website. Let me know if you have any more questions about it.

  5. Thanks! There is a Sally pretty close to me and I'll go and take a look.
    Karen B.

  6. Kathy, thank you so much! I'm really happy with it.