Tuesday, December 30, 2008

#4 - Donate My Hair

photo courtesy of sheknows.com

I have been letting my hair grow out for the past couple of years. I had been keeping it short for years. I loved it when it was short. It was always in some funky style and I loved being "the girl with the fun hair". I was so nervous to grow it out because I was afraid it would just end up looking like my middle school yearbook pictures - long, straight, and parted down the middle. No fun. So I decided to get some extensions to see if dealing with all the weird growth phases would be worth it. The extensions kinda grossed me out and I barely kept them in for 2 weeks, but I was convinced - Long hair was definitely what I wanted.

I wanted to be able to curl my hair and have movie star waves, but didn't think it would happen with my half-Asian, straight-as-could-be hair. Whenever I tried curling my hair, it would go flat after 10 minutes. I don't want to know how much of the ozone I depleted with all the hairspray I used. Seriously, how can AquaNet hold up a 3 foot bee-hive, and yet not hold my curls?! 

When my hair had grown long enough to curl (it was above my chin before), I was pleasantly surprised when the curl held! I guess that's what happens when you damage your hair; I went from all natural brunette to auburn and blonde highlights, back to brown, then to black, stripped the black (twice), tried dark brown which ended up looking red, then finally put enough brown in it to get close to my natural shade again... and that was all in my first 1 1/2 years of college. 

I've wanted to donate my hair ever since my cousin Eva's funeral.
I figure that not everyone is as brave as she was - Getting tattoos on your head and baring your bald head isn't for everyone! Hair is a big thing for girls. It's a big deal to me. But it's something that I can do to help someone else out. I'm hoping to donate sometime this spring or summer... my hair's not quite long enough for the 8 inch minimum requirement. Still want to be able to curl it after it's cut... and I don't think you can do that with 2 inch long hair!

#27 - Day 29

"You guys are a little early on the tree though."

"Yeah, we never got around to taking it down.
When it got to be fall again... we figured, 'Just leave it up.'
Oh, my God. You're totally freaked out.
You're totally freaked out right now."

(12 points to anyone who knows what that's from.)

Took down all the Christmas decorations this evening. I didn't want to freak anyone out...

Monday, December 29, 2008

#27 - Day 28

I don't know why I bother buying bananas. I never eat them, they turn brown and gross, and I have to hurry and make banana bread before they start growing lovely green fuzzies!

Mmmm... I dunno... sitting here watching "The City" with the amazing aroma filling the room might just make it worth it!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

#27 - Day 27

Copper was super excited to see me when I came home tonight... but put a camera in front of his face and he refuses to give me the time of day. 


Please, dear Jesus, do not let me become one of those crazed pet lovers that speak about their pets like they are their children. 

I have no intentions of ever calling my dog "baby" or myself his "mom". He will never sleep in the same bed as me and he is not allowed on the furniture. 

Whew! I think I'm OK so far.

#27 - Day 26

My baby cousin Ty was so adorable! Someone pointed out that I could take him back to Oklahoma and he could totally pass as my own kid. We do have the same half-Korean eyes... :)

#27 - Day 25

On Friday I flew to St. Louis for a weekend with my dad's side of the family. I don't remember the last time I was able to spend Christmas with them, so I was pretty excited. It was good seeing everyone... all 32 of them! 

#27 - Day 24

Hooray Christmas!

The Fam

Phyllis & Jason opening gifts

The 'rents

Surprise gift! (I was so excited about the Dyson that I vacuumed the entire house when I got home!)

#27 - Day 23

Sunday, December 21, 2008

#27 - Day 20

My sis asked me to take a few pics of her ultra-pregnant belly.

Can't wait to be an aunt! Less than a month to go!

#27 - Day 19

Another Saturday night at the Speakeasy (which is evidently under construction)! 

#27 - Day 18

Good times at work. Nothing like climbing on a roof in the wintertime!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

#27 - Day 17

Cake Balls Finished! (Look at Copper-face eyeing them...) 

And Kristi liked them too!

#27 - Day 16

When you have 2 roommates, you have to get creative when it comes to food storage. 
That means throwing out egg cartons when you one have 1 egg left (and crossing your fingers that you eat it before it expires). It also means trying to balance a cookie sheet full of unfinished cake balls on top of ciabatta rolls and coffee creamer.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

#27 - Day 15

When it's icy and way cold outside, I kinda wish I had my dog's life. He's got it made. He sleeps all day and doesn't have to work. He doesn't have 85 year old ladies asking him to climb on their roof in 32 degree weather. 

Then I remembered that he has to pee outside... I think I'll stick with the crazy old ladies. 

Monday, December 15, 2008

#27 - Day 14

I am a big fan of fashion blogs (see my faves list on the right). Love getting inspiration and seeing how others dress besides here in good ol' Oklahoma. I've thought about having a little fashion blog of my own - it could be fun documenting my various outfits... but then I reconsidered.

The focal point of any good fashion blog is the picture of the writer's ensemble. Therein lies my predicament. I am fine with showing my clothes, but I would feel like such a goof taking pics of myself. I would feel too "posey", just standing there in front of my little Canon with it's self-timer on. I can't even have someone else take a pic of me without making a weird face, just so it's not awkward - so that rules out having one of my roommates do the photos. So with all that in mind, the Internet has one less fashion blog.

I know this must make the world a much sadder place, so for the sake of all that is good in the world, I have decided to show you a glimpse of what a post would look like if I did ever get the urge to write one....


What to Wear: Fool proof outfit for freezing your ta-tas off

Flannel Top: Thrifted
Tank: H&M
Leggings: F21
Necklace & Bracelet: F21

I did a little Christmas shopping today. I say "little" because I cut the shopping short after realizing it was way too cold outside to be doing anything but sit inside and cuddle with a blanket. It probably wouldn't have felt as cold if I was wearing pants. But whatever - pants are so overrated.

Oh and here are the booties that I have been living in the past few weeks. Ultra comfy and one of my best finds this fall.

Ankle Boots: Wal-Mart


Yeah, I don't think my fashion blog would be very successful haha.

#27 - Day 13

Having tons of presents under the tree has a way of making my little bitty tree look even smaller. 

Mr. Tree needs some roids. 

Sunday, December 14, 2008

#27 - Day 12

The holiday season just isn't complete without going to a Tacky Christmas Sweater Party. 

Here are my lovely roommates modeling their amazing $2 finds! Oh good times.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

#27 - Day 11

Work Christmas parties are always interesting. Due to a small budget, we had a pretty low-key party... but there was free food and free wine, so you can't really complain. We played a little Dirty Santa - I almost walked away with an Easy Bake Oven (I was pretty stoked about it since I never had one growing up and I was in the mood for some tiny tiny cakes), but it got taken away from me and I ended up leaving with The Dark Knight DVD. I was definitely a lot better off than the guy that left with the Jonas Brothers lunch box! 

After the party, we had a little after-party at my house. We lit up our fireplace for the 1st time, made s'mores, and good times ensued!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

#27 - Day 10

Had a craving for some Korean food today... Nothing like dduk mandu gook on a cold day! It just warms my insides :)

#12 - Stop Biting My Nails

I have been biting my fingernails for as long as I can remember. It's a really disgusting and embarrassing habit and probably going to be one of the hardest things on my list to achieve. I think the only thing out there that will break my habit is hypnosis. But I've got to admit, allowing a stranger to enter into my subconscious makes me a little nervous. Sure, the guy might be able to make me stop biting my nails, but who's to say that he won't also make me bark like a dog whenever I hear the word "apple"? No thanks buddy. Guess I'll just have to rely on pure self-restraint. We'll see how that works for me...

Photo courtesy of msnbc.com

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

#27 - Day 9

Spent a little time this afternoon at my neighborhood park. Froze my fingers off... it's a wonder how well I am typing with the stubby remains....

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

#27 - Day 8

First snowfall of the winter! Not much, but it still counts.

Monday, December 8, 2008

#27 - Day 7

"Don't wake me, I plan on sleeping in..."

Took the day off today and slept in a LOT longer than I had planned. It was nice though. I like sleep way too much for my own good! It doesn't help when my bed is crazy comfy either...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

#27 - Day 6

Finally got all my Christmas shopping done! Only have 1 more gift to wrap and I am good to go! Woo hoo! (Notice my excitement as I punctuate everything with exclamation points...)

#27 - Day 5

During December, I love driving down Western Ave in OKC. I will go out of my way just to see the lighted trees on Chesapeake Energy's campus. My fave!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

#27 - Day 4

- Hey, Smalls, you wanna s'more?

- Some more of what?
- No, do you wanna s'more? 

- I haven't had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing?

- You're killing me Smalls! These are s'more's stuff! Alrite now pay attention. First you take the graham, you stick the chocolate on the graham. Then you roast the 'mallow. When the 'mallows flaming... you stick it on the chocolate. Then cover with the other end. Then you scarf. Kind of messy, but good!

Ladies Night! A night of wine & fondue turned into a s'mores party! Fun!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

#27 - Day 3

"I've got an oscillating fan at my house. The fan goes back and forth. It looks like the fan is saying "No". So I like to ask it questions that a fan would say no to. Do you keep my hair in place? Do you keep my documents in order? Do you have three settings? Liar! My fan fucking lied to me. Now I will pull the pin up. Now you ain't sayin' shit." - Mitch Hedberg

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

#27 - Day 2

She's crafty...

I took a vacation day yesterday for my birthday and decided to do a little crafting. I made a bunch of these scrapbook photo books that I plan on listing on my etsy site sometime this week. 

#27 - Day 1

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the smells, the food, the decorations, giving gifts - everything! I always look forward to Thanksgiving, just so I can unpack all the boxes of lights and ornaments. This Christmas is going to be especially fun - I am flying up to St. Louis to spend time with my Grandparents and everyone else in the family... something I haven't been able to do for years. I can't wait!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Here's to turning 25 today!

I don't feel any older now than I did 40 minutes ago... no one ever does, and yet everyone always asks. There are very few monumental birthdays - You've got your 10th (double digit year), your 13th (officially a teenager), your 16th (Come on baby, drive my car!), your 18th (voting, cigs, porn & adulthood), and then your 21st (Pancho's Liquortown!). After that, you are just left with the decade years. 

After repeating, "I am twenty-five now... hmmm... twenty-five..." in my head for the past couple of minutes, it does feel a little strange. 

I am in my mid-twenties. 

I bet that makes my parents feel old. :)