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In 8 Days I Get My Entertainment Back!

I asked Nate what he missed most.  Before he could answer, I added, “besides your video games.”  I’m not entirely sure how he misses his video games, since he has two consoles here and various games, but I’m sure there are games he’d like to play that he doesn’t have with him.  Of course, I have a whole library available to me, yet I often miss a specific book or movie that I have.

But the entertainment that I miss most is my Sex and the City box set.  Especially with so much time on my hands that I could be spending watching my favorite SATC episodes.  It’s one of those shows that I often quote in my head at any given situation.

Nate and I are odd about movies.  Basically, we don’t watch them.  The few that we do watch, we own.  It will be nice to have them back again, so that we have something to do when “Words with Friends” is trying our marriage.  Which it does about once a week.

8 Days

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In 9 Days I Get My Hair Dryer Back!

After I cut off all my hair, the blow-dry-and-go style was not working for me because the hair on the right side of my head DOES NOT like to lay nicely.  It flips out unless viciously corralled and beaten into submission.  So I went on the search for a styling implement that was going to make doing my hair as easy as possible.  Because if it wasn’t easy, I wasn’t going to take the time to do it.  I tried the round brush and blow dryer, but I’m not that coordinated and I never did anything but get the brush stuck in my hair or take 5 times the amount of time I should to do my hair.

I finally found the product that I hoped would save my hair-drying experience, and I’m happy to report that it works splendidly.

I don’t even know what this thing is called.

It dries all my hair quite quickly while imparting the proper amount of volume and convincing my stubborn hair that it wants to curve into my face on all sides!

Except for the (many) days when I couldn’t care less if my hair flips in or out and all I want to do is dry the roots so my hair isn’t one flat mess all day.  Or when my hair gets a little too long and the multi-use tool takes way too long to dry it all and I really just need the ends curled.  Or when it’s 1594309854325 degrees out and I don’t want that thing blowing in my face while I perfectly dry and style my hair in one simple step.  And for these times, I want my regular old trusty hair dryer, the one I bought when I had 12 pounds of hair that all had to be dried in the 30 minutes between when I woke up in the morning and when I left for work.

Somehow I thought the new styler tool was the only hair-styling tool I would need, and if I’m being honest (and not grouchy about my not-so-bad situation) it probably was the best choice for the time.  But I wish I’d thrown my regular hair dryer in the suitcase too.  The handy new-fangled toys are cool lots of times, but sometimes plain-old is the best way to go.

9 Days


For the next 13 (eek! hooray!) days I’m going to share some of the things I have missed the most over the past three months.  Some of them are so basic you probably never thought about what it would be like if you didn’t have them.  So think about it for a second.  I’ve only been without them for three months!  And that has been long enough.  But humans are amazingly flexible and I know if I had to, I could do this indefinitely.  I’m just super glad I don’t have to.  Other things are totally frivolous!  But things I miss nonetheless.

SO: In 13 days I get my nail polish collection back!  As the seasons change, I get the itch to paint my nails season appropriate colors.  In this case, the heat has finally broken (THANK GOODNESS) and I can think again, so I really just want my bright colors back.  Whenever I go to the store, I always look longingly at the nail polish section, scoping out the hottest new color.  Plus, I’m bored with the 2 colors I brought with me.  Totally frivolous, yes, but also, I have a million colors!  I’m not going to buy more just because I want one RIGHT. NOW. HUFF.

If I WERE to buy a color, I want this one

Countdown! In 13 days I get my:

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