I bet you thought that I was going to chop all of my hair off.
I have really thick hair.
I now know this for a fact. My hair stylists said so. That’s right. Stylists. Because it took two people to make this happen:
|Do those capes flatter anyone?|
And, 5 hours & 150+ curlers later, I have a perm.
Much like this:
No people! Have a little bit of faith. Jeez.
I actually look like this:
I’m still in the can’t wash it phase, but I like it. I know I’ll like it more after I get to shampoo it and play with it.
So, why the perm? We have no central AC. Which means that the summers are hot as hell in our apartment. Typically about 10 degrees warmer inside then out. And we have hot wind. So, pointing a hair dryer at my head for 10 minutes and leaving my hair down all summer, again? No thanks. Which leaves me with the option with my long, thick hair in a ponytail all summer. Again. No thanks. Thus the perm.
There were some skeptics. One friend said, “People still get those?” But that’s okay. I used to get perms in high school and loved them. And, I don’t have to use a blow dryer. Win, win. I also get to cross something off my life list!
So, if you see out and about, say something nice about my hair.
I have a goal. And, it’s on my life list. It’s to try 100 Cocktails. There aren’t any rules for it, and I decided to do it because I normally order the same thing. I wanted to find something new and different.
Here are the first 5.. Ready?
First up, we have my “signature” drink. It’s called a Dirty Shirley and it’s comprised of Grenadine, Sprite and a shot of vodka. I love how this tastes, especially when someone makes it right, which rarely happens.
Next, we have a no name drink. I asked the husband to go to the bar and order me something sweet that didn’t have coconut in it. See, I’m allergic. Melon liqueur, citrus vodka and some Sprite. Not too bad. I bet on the sour side (whoduha thunk it?).
The night before my folks flew home, my mom and I drank a couple of these lovelies. It was a watermelon something or other and it was in the bar of the Casino we stayed out. I don’t know what was in it, and I thought I wrote it down. Alas. I do remember, though, that it lacked the kick that most alcohol has. I find that often to be the case in large places.
New Year’s had me tasting this thinking it would uh-mazing! It was Pink UV Vodka and Champagne, I really didn’t think it could go wrong. Au contraire. It was horrid. I think that was mainly because they forgot the champagne and basically served me vodka in a champagne glass. For $6. I had to drink it and I will admit it kept me warm for the frigid walk to the ball. But, it tasted like rubbing alcohol. Ick.
And number 5 is something which Holly Lynn and I made up. It was a shot of vodka, apple-cherry juice, lime, and a bit of sugar. It was alright, for something we were playing with.
As I’m reading this, I’m noticing that vodka seems to be the key to my drinks. I’m making a decision that the next five must not include vodka as the main mixer.
What do you like to drink, dear internets? Do you have a favorite cocktail? shot? beer? wine? Please share!