Love & Loathe — 05/12/09

Love:
* Products that actually do what they say they do. After 7 years, the top on my convertible is showing signs of age. I found a small hole, which I patched and there is some cracking. At the recommendation of some people in my Miata club, I bought 303 vinyl cleaner and protector kit. The stuff works. I can see and feel the difference after just one treatment in the flexibility of my top.

* Sweet potato fries. Oh my.

* Capturing pictures, like this one, of the birds who visit my back yard.

* Tony took this picture last August when we were in Hawaii. When I saw it, I was all, “Hey, that woman has really pretty hair!” And then I felt all narcissistic when I realized “that woman” is actually me. Hehe. I am pleased to report that a couple weeks ago, I finally reached my goal of having waist length hair. I know I reached my goal because my hair is now tuckable… meaning, I tuck it into the waistband of my jeans if I’m not paying attention. I can’t wait until it’s buttcrackable! And maybe, if my hair ever gets long enough to hold hands with the Crazy Hair on the back of my knee, I might consider donating some of it to Locks of Love… but not until then!

Loathe:
* I’m presently in what I call “Klutz Phase”. For example, I’m constantly bumping my not-funny bone on things, on Saturday I ran the bottom of the door over the top of my foot, and on Sunday I forgot to put my splash guard/ingredient slide on my mixer. Ouch and oops!

* Being tricked. My acupuncturist gave me some dried salted plums and they were good. I was surprised by that. So when I spotted some in the store today on the “Mexican Food Aisle” (that’s what the sign said), I was excited. Except, apparently, Mexican dried salted plums are different than Chinese dried salted plums. I nearly died from foaming at the mouth before I could evict that nasty thing from my mouth. Yuck.

One Last Thing:
Tony has been watching the History Channel’s new show called Life After People. The show theorizes how cities, landmarks and animals get along without people to maintain and care for them.

It makes me think of my trip back to my childhood home in Oklahoma in 2004, and seeing the massive plant overgrowth on the property that my parents once owned.

Yesterday, when I was leaving work, there was a crow sitting on top of someone’s car, brave and brazen as you please, cawing away at his feathered buddies. The thought ran through my mind that nature will always try to win, and there that car was, probably no more than four hours “after people”… and I was glad he wasn’t on my car trying to poke a hole in the top.

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11 responses to “Love & Loathe — 05/12/09

  1. tony

    You’re right that woman does have great looking hair…hehehe. I want to go back to Hawaii now, please…nannanananana
    love you
    I am first…hehehe

    ***
    I want to go back to Hawaii now, too. And Ireland. And Venice! hehe

    … and you’re always first to me, babe. xoxo
    ~Jammie J.

  2. About products that work … I feel the same way about “Goo Gone.”

    Ah, the joy of being tall and being able to look good with beautiful long hair. Whenever my hair grows past my shoulderblades, I start looking like Cousin Itt. πŸ™‚

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    I always thought long hair made people look taller? Huh… what about little kids who have long hair?
    You’re funny with your Cousin Itt comparison. *snickering*

    ~Jammie J.

  3. So you going for the Crystal Gayle look? You’re well on your way.

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    So is it embarrassing to admit that I had no idea who Crystal Gayle is and that I had to google her? I’m weird like that, I know the music people sing but have no idea the name of the people who sing it (usually). Crystal Gayle was one of those…
    Holy toledo, she’s one pretty lady! I could only hope to look as good as she does…

    ~Jammie J.

  4. You know my friend Loretta grows hair like that and has done locks for love about 3 times. She always hates the length afterwards, but it grows back and she does it again.
    I too love when a product really works.
    I’m sorry about your bad plum experience. Stories like that always remind me of the time I took out the container of leftover condensed cream of chicken soup when I was a kid. I added water and heated it and it was hideous so I threw it away. The next day Mom asked “What happened to my homemade mayonnaise?”

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    It’s taken me a long, long time to get my hair this long. It got stuck at the shoulder blades for awhile and then it got stuck about 3 inches above my waistline for awhile. I would miss it if I cut it right now… in fact, I negotiate with the lady who cuts my hair every single time. She always want to cut two inches, I always tell her one.

    πŸ˜† at your homemade mayo story. That’s pretty funny.

    ~Jammie J.

  5. Your hair is GORGEOUS! Absolutely Beautiful…I hope you keep taking pictures of it so we can see the progress. If that was last August–Well, tell Tony it is time for another “photo”….!

    So glad you liked that “TOILET” story…..lol! I think you would have enjoyed it…NOT! (LOL)……I so wish I had taken a picture of it that day……and the room, too….!

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    Oh! Thank you for your lovely compliment! Maybe I’ll have to start a series on my hair — update it every time I get my hair trimmed or something? Good idea!

    Toilets are a very important part of life and every country’s is just a bit different than others, that’s for sure!
    ~Jammie J.

  6. Sorry, I read it “there was a COW sitting on top of someone’s car.” And I was like,”And you didn’t take a picture?!???”

    πŸ˜€

    I’m so jealous of your beautiful long hair, you have no idea!

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    HA HA HA!! A cow! HA! That’s funny! I did try to get a picture of the crow, but it flew away just as I lifted the camera.

    Actually, yes, I do have an idea. Because I felt that way until I realized it was actually me in the picture!
    ~Jammie J.

  7. I parked under a tree today for the shade and the birds took exception, decorating the Explorer in “early shat”!

    OMG! Your hair is gorgeous!

    ***
    My car got shat on, too, today! I was peesed about it, I tell you! πŸ™‚ I had to detail that spot right away — bird crap is terrible for the paint. Ugh.

    😳 Thanks for the compliment… I was so startled when I realized that picture was actually my hair. I don’t see the back of me very often. πŸ™‚
    ~Jammie J.

  8. grrrace

    my hair is all short now. damn it. i was all proud that i even got it up to my bra strap… then my mom got to it. heh.

    your hair is so long now!!!

    i love me some sweet potato fries too. num num num. actually, we had some tonight πŸ™‚

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    I know… about your hair. I was all sad for you. 😦 Poor thingy. You are such a good daughter.

    Did you know there’s a new veggie restaurant at the Spectrum that serves sweet potato fries? Yep, yep! They are very good!

    When I went to the grocery store to get some more of them for my own freezer, the spot for them was totally empty except for one package way in the back at the very top of the freezer. I was so glad I was tall! πŸ™‚
    ~Jammie J.

  9. Congrats on letting your hair grow down to your waist, just “a hair” above buttcrackable! πŸ™‚ I think donating to Locks of Love is a wonderful idea once you decide to cut it.

    I love the photo of the birds in your backyard. Sweet.

    Btw, I’m visiting from Geewits’ place.

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    HA!! Very clever… “hair above buttcrackable” … hehehe Truly, I’ve only known one person who’s donated to Locks of Love and I only “know” her as a blog friend. *waves at Boo* I admired her for doing that. πŸ™‚

    We have a lot of birdy visitors back there. I’m always happy to see them.

    … and you. Welcome!

    ~Jammie J.

  10. grrrace

    you’re so lucky that you’re tall! hehe πŸ˜€

    oh, yes! the veggie grill, right? i love that place. they have one by UCI that we go to on occasion. πŸ™‚

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    Sometimes it’s lucky. Other times, when I run my head into low signs, not so lucky! hehe

    Mmmm, the veggie grill…

    ~Jammie J.

  11. grrrace

    we should go there for lunch sometime πŸ˜€

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    Just tell me when, cause we already know where! πŸ˜›

    ~Jammie J.