6 things

I'm not really ready to start a new work week, so I'll do this questionnaire instead :)

1. What did you do 10 years ago? Let's see...10 years ago it was June 1998. Oh boy...that was a rough time. I had just finished a very enlightening/traumatic/too-much-fun freshman year at college in Arkansas and I came back home to live with my parents for the summer. That was mistake #1. I was very angsty and unhappy and unsure of just about everything. I was listening to Ani DiFranco non-stop :) I got a job waiting tables at a crappy family restaurant, and stayed after hours every night to eat cheese steak sandwiches (the cook stayed after after hours, too) and drinking from the bar for free. I got caught halfway through the summer, which made July & August really uncomfortable months to spend at home. Man...I haven't thought about that summer in a long time. I wouldn't turn back the clock for a million bucks!

2. Five items on your to-do list:
  • Measure for and buy roller shades for the living room so no one can look in at night.
  • Get my turn signal replaced (this one's never going to happen)
  • Buy a hoola hoop (its my new strategy to get exercise)
  • Put quarter round on the baseboards in the whole house.
  • Pick a paint color for the den and paint it.

3. Snacks I enjoy: I am powerless against a big bag of chips. Can't stop once I start. Other favorites include hummus & pita, apples & peanut butter, chips & salsa, and those spicy Asian trail mixes with the crunchy pepper things.

4. What would you do if you were a billionaire?
  • Pay off any outstanding debt for me, my family, and my friends (student loans, mortgages, car payments, credit card debt).
  • Do tons of research and figure out some organizations to give some major bucks to.
  • Quit my job and do a bunch of traveling....Chicago, San Diego, Portland, Austin, Florida, New Mexico, Utah, NYC, Austria, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Tokyo...for openers ;)
  • Go back to school to study interior design or photography or ceramics or more printmaking.
  • Start some sort of business.
  • I wouldn't want to move, but I'd fix everything in the house that needs it. And I'd probably also want to get a second home in Florida and in Austin. Okay this is starting to depress me :) Next question!
5. Places I would live: Florida, Utah, New Mexico, Austin, Austria

6. Jobs I have had: "customer service specialist" at Eckerd Drugs (to this day, still one of my favorite jobs ever), server at Pargo's, babysitter for 2-4 year olds at Jewish community center (this one only lasted 2 weeks), canvasser/trainer for Clean Water Action, receptionist at environmental advertising agency, receptionist at design firm, hostess at Laura's Bluebonnet Kitchen (another favorite), cashier at TJ Maxx, cashier at Boston Market (worst ever), phone reservation taker for Days Inn, and a few other various boring office jobs.

By the way, last Friday I woke up completely OVER my too-long hair. It was ratty and cumbersome (my neck was sore from holding it up - seriously!), plus I hadn't had a haircut in 8 months, and I couldn't take it anymore. Luckily I was able to get in to see my favorite hairdresser ever, Jared, and he cut off 5 inches!! I feel like a new person.



He flat-ironed my hair (and gasped when I told him that was the first time I'd ever done that), but you get the idea. Today I fixed it my normal way and its bigger and curlier and more me. And it feels so much better! Sometimes change feels so good.

UPDATE: Here's a non-flat-ironed version of my new hair, just for you Lan :)


6 comments:

Lollie Lane said...

I LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Libby, LOVE the hair!!! Post another picture of it "bigger and curlier :) " so I can see it that way too. How fun! --Loufer

Anonymous said...

Cuteness! Do you feel like you lost a couple of
pounds :) ? --Lansky

jeannieo said...

Love the haircut!!

jeannieo said...

speaking of haircuts, a new season of Shear Genius started tonight.

and a new season of ProjRun starts July 16th. Doesn't it seem that it hasn't been that long since the last one?

Rewsk said...

I love the hair! I definitely prefer the non flat ironed like you said. I like your waves :)