Hair Cut and Hump Day

Happy Hump Day all! How is your week going? My is kind of flying by – work has been very busy. I am also very excited for the weekend ahead, so I hope the remainder of the week goes quickly.

So here is Tuesday’s recap:

Breakfast was oatmeal with raisins, walnuts, almond milk and a squirt of agave.

For lunch I ventured outside for a salad and got my usual: romaine lettuce, cheddar cheese, carrots, walnuts, dried cranberries and chickpeas with balsamic.

My first afternoon snack was Chobani pomegranate yogurt. I’d never tried this flavor before – it’s always sold out at the places I go to buy it. I really liked it – the arils were actually really good.

Later in the day I had two clementines. However, the second one I peeled was really tough and tasted strange, so I ate about two slices and threw the rest out – sadness.

I was still craving something sweet, so instead I ate one piece of Lindt Lindor Truffles – dark chocolate.

I may have had a few unpictured rice chips as well – bad I know.

After work I headed to a nearby salon for a hair cut. I am weird about getting my hair cut. I used to work in a hair salon as the receptionist from age 13 – 19, so the same two girls would always cut my hair and I trusted them implicitly.

Well, I don’t live in Upstate New York anymore and sometimes I can’t plan far enough in advance to make it upstate for a trim, and my hair was getting out of control. So I searched a few places near my apartment online, read some reviews and made an appointment.

All in all, the experience left me unscathed and hopeful that maybe I can go back to this salon. The guy was very nice and listened to what I wanted. I think he cut it a bit too short, but it will grow out. And I don’t get my hair cut all that often, so it just means I won’t have to again for a while. I’m terrible – I know. But I just hate it.

My one pet-peeve of almost all salons is the product pushing. That and putting gel, spray or any kind of “product” in your hair when you don’t want it. This guy didn’t push the products on me much at all – thank goodness. However, I did tell him right off the bat that I wasn’t much of a “product” girl, so he probably gathered he should tone it down. But that hasn’t stopped others in the past though.

I think I will go back – the price was reasonable, the guy was decent, my hair is in tact (if a bit short), and I didn’t feel that they were trying to “sell me” left and right. Another hair catastrophe diverted.

What about you – have you found “your” hair stylist? Have you ever had to find a new one? Does anyone else get as nervous about getting a hair cut as I do? You’d think I was going to the dentist!

After my hair cut I came home, started a load of laundry and contemplated dinner. It was getting late, I was tired, I was really into reading my latest book and didn’t feel much like cooking. Hence, my dinner turned out to be this:

Awful I know. I should be honest and note that I had two handfuls of chocolate chips. It was not a healthy dinner at all, but I was having some cravings and was feeling lazy.

So today I am completely exhausted because I was up till a little after midnight reading my book: The Weight of Silence. I was so close to the end, I just had to know what happened. So I finally finished it around the midnight hour and may have a review coming later today or tomorrow. It was a good one.

Do you ever find yourself up late at night when you can’t put a good book down? It’s happened to me many times.

Today I am back on the wagon: going to the gym after work, making a decent dinner and trying to get to bed before 11 p.m.

I probably could have finished my book earlier if The Biggest Loser and American Idol hadn’t been on, stealing my attention away. And why couldn’t they schedule their commercials to NOT be on at exactly the same time? It made flipping back and forth impossible!

Until tomorrow…


11 responses to “Hair Cut and Hump Day

  1. You’re breakfasts always look so yummy!… do they end up filling you up?

    • Yes! I am usually full until about 11:00 a.m. when I need my pre-lunch small snack. I’ve always need a morning snack no matter what – that’s just how my hunger works.

  2. I can be pretty particular about hairstylists as well. If they are too “drama” – meaning they won’t shut up about everything and anything, I can’t handle that. I have a younger stylist – 22? – and she is fantastic. I’ve been trying to let my hair grow out so I go about once every six months or so. I think it’s time haha!

  3. I’m not horribly hairstylist fussy…. but I do hate the product pushing too. I love my current salon though…. they all are so nice & laid back, plus it is all organic and natural.

    I”m bad about staying up too late…. I think I finally got to bed around 11:30 or so…. plus I haven’t been sleeping great. I’m trying to rest up before Friday though.

    No one is perfect on the food. 😉 But you are definitely doing MUCH better than most of the US… so don’t feel bad.

  4. I was totally crushed when my salon “Lucca” closed this past summer. It was close to my house and I loved the girl who cut my hair. As you know my hair is crazy curly and just wicked to work with but she really “got” me and my hair. I have since followed her to a salon that is close to your house! Not the one where we used to go, but really close to it. I am glad I was able to stick with her b/c I hate cutting my hair. I actually haven’t cut it since July…terrible, I know.

  5. Um, I think you know about my most recent late-night book reading extravaganza 😉

    I’m the exact same way about my hair stylist. I actually finally gave in this morning and called a salon on the recommendation of a friend whose hair I adore. Sadly, I’m going to be paying out the wazoo for it, but since I get a haircut every 6 months, practically, hopefully it’ll even out financially. If only my Boston stylist could just move to NYC!!

  6. This is too funny… I just made a hair appt this morning. I have the same dilemma as you. We recently moved, so now I am two hours away from my beloved hairstylist. I saw a person here who just wasn’t the same, so I made an appt today and I’m going to make the 2 hr trip back to her. That is just how good she is:)

    Also, this may be a stupid question but where can you get agave necter? What area of the grocery store is it located in?

    • At the store I go to, they have it near the honey, which is near the jellies/jams. But I also think I’ve seen it in the baking section, as well as next to other “sweetners” such as splenda or equal – although they are very different breeds of sweetners and if Agave could talk it would probably ask to be moved as far from from splenda and equal as possible.

  7. I rarely get my hair cut because of the same issue. I got hooked on Shannon early on in life and have been spoiled every since. I actually think it may be time, oddly I was comparing the differences between Locks of Love, Wigs for Kids, and Pantene Great Lengths RIGHT before I read this blog. I wanted to know how much of the hair is donated compared to how much is sold or unusable. I haven’t made a decision yet, because I don’t have a good person. I usually find someone that has great hair that’s similar to mine and ask them who they go to. It’s worked before, but then I lost her when she moved.

    A good book can keep me up all night!!! I’m horrible when I’m really into something good, I can’t do anything else. Thank goodness for DVR… I can always catch up later.

  8. I am pretty particular about my hairdresser- I’ve been going to my current one for about three years (since I moved back to the capital district) and she is by far the best I have ever had! If I ever have to move I will miss her!

    I have lost sleep over books sooo many times. I always get mad at myself in the morning but I love getting lost in a book.

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