Update Post

Posted on February 8th, 2011 by Jean

Helloooooo! I have been gone for far too long, and I’ve missed you. So much has happened in the past month, and what follows is the recap.
 
First off, our oldest daughter was finally accepted to a local, private school. She had been on the waiting list for four years, and being accepted was like receiving a golden ticket. You may or may not be familiar with the drama we experienced at Montessori, but we are pleased that she excelled at public school and made the transition to this private school with ease.
 
Our business is branching out. We will be unveiling a new publication in the very near future, and I cannot wait (but must wait) to give you a sneak peek! Stay tuned for that.
 
Everyone and his brother is sporting tri-colored hair in our town. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s just, well, my wonderful stylist gave me that look three years ago. I loved it! I rocked it! I admit, I hadn’t been doing much with my hair lately, even letting my sparkles (greys) shine through. But when I saw the town awash in this new trend, I felt it was time to head to Vegas for some much needed treatment.
 
I parked my butt in Brooklyn’s chair and told her my dilemma. She recommended I try the ombre look. ::: Perk! ::: I’m all ears! Go on.
 
Ombre, as in dark roots, lighter ends. I love it! Now I notice others who are wearing this look.
 

 
Are you watching American Idol? When my husband saw that Steven Tyler was a judge, he tuned it and is loving it. He cannot believe the size of the crowds, and wonders how they pack all those auditions into two days. This is only my 3rd year of watching, and I do like the chemistry of Steven, J.Lo and Randy.
 
The Super Bowl has come & gone. I didn’t have a favorite team nor really a favorite commercial. Fergie’s mic wasn’t working very well, and Usher’s pants were too baggy in the crotch. Shout out to my girl, Sherri, for dancing around with a box on her head. She rocks.
 
• Hair – what’s your secret to looking so fresh?
• American Idol – why do you/don’t you watch?
• Super Bowl – name your highlights and lowlights.

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40 Responses to "Update Post"

  1. You rock that hair! As for me, I’m at a hair-crossroads (holy crap, have we come to that?) and am not too sure what to do with it. It’s naturally curly–really, really crazy, corkscrew curly. My daughter has always like it best when I’ve worn it natural and just let the curls have their way, but that’s truly a hit-or-miss daily deal. When they dry great, yay! When they don’t, I get kind of a mad scientist look–not so yay.

    Remember last year when I cut it super short to rid myself of all of the artificial color? And I swore to wear the gray proudly? Remember how excited I was? Short, gray curls roosting atop my noggin like a lovely part-time librarian? Yeah, I remember it too. :OD

    It’s shoulder length now, and not gray. (It’s a miracle! Elderly librarian magically transforms into suburban grandmother. Wait. I guess that’s not miraculous after all…) I’ve been using only semi-permanent color, so in theory, I could decide to “go gray” at any time and in just a matter of weeks, could be “natural” again. Do you see that happening? Nah, me neither.

    Anyway, I have no clue.

    I used to love American Idol, but haven’t watched it at all this season (or last, now that I think of it). Carl’s not a fan and while he lives and breathes for the TV, I could pretty much do without it altogether (well, except for Modern Family!), so no wicked-bad singers in this house (except for me).

    I REALLY wanted the Steelers to beat the crap out of the Packers. Not only do I like the boys from Pittsburgh, but as a die-hard Chicago fan, I root first for the Bears and then for ANYONE playing the Packers. So the game was a disappointment and this year, the commercials weren’t really all that great, either. And Christina Aguilera’s version of The Star Spangled Banner might have gotten her booted had she been a nobody who sang it on American Idol. But hey, the pizza was really good.

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    Jean Reply:

    Thank you, Beth! Yes, I do remember when you cut your hair super short. Semi-perm. color and shoulder length sounds lovely. You always look great, and I cannot imagine you with a mad-scientist look. LOL!
    I’m hearing good things about Modern Family, so I may have to take a peek.
    You’re right – Christina would have been booted from American Idol.
    Thank goodness for good pizza!

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  2. Glad you;re back, I missed ya! I love, love, love the new Idol judges. xo
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    Jean Reply:

    Thank you, Mama Mary. I missed you too!
    Those new judges rock! Isn’t it funny how Randy is the bad guy this year?

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  3. Hair – what’s your secret to looking so fresh?

    I roll out of bed and (on weekdays at least) shower. Sometimes, I even comb it. It always looks great because it’s part of me.

    Super Bowl – name your highlights and lowlights

    Highlights: The game wasn’t bad.
    Lowlights: Everything else.

    Like a Christmas designed for men, the Superbowl is an obscenity of hyperbole, consumption and over-expectation. Two weeks of utterly meaningless “news stories”, a 14 hour long pre-game show, millions of parties hosted by people who either don’t know the difference between a fair catch and a rouge (Canadian football joke) or are so drunk and hopped up on booze & testosterone they’ll spend the night in jail and/or the hospital.

    All for game that took 4 hours to play and 45 minutes for me to watch in its entirety on DVR.

    As for halftime shows, wake me up when Janet Jackson whips out the other titty.

    American Idol – why do you/don’t you watch?

    I’ve probably already used up my quota of bile for today, so I’ll keep it short.

    I’d rather spend 10 years in Abu-Grabass than 10 minutes watching this shit. I find it hard to imagine a show better designed to irritate me, but I’m sure the network geniuses will come up with one.

    If I wanted to watch deluded fame-whores desperate for personal validation get greeted with richly deserved abuse, I’d follow Sarah Palin around.

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    Jean Reply:

    To roll out of bed and go is a dream of mine, Sedate Me.
    We recorded the Super Bowl too so we could zip through the inane parts. Tom wouldn’t even watch the 1/2 time show. He must have had an inkling it was a miss.
    For me, Nancy Grace is more annoying than American Idol.
    Always good to hear from you, kind sir.

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    Sedate Me Reply:

    “Kind sir”??? I have half a mind to call my lawyer and instigate a slap-suit on your ass! The only thing stopping me is that I have a hunch you’d enjoy it. (There’s a publishing joke just for you, media-girl.)

    You probably could get away with rolling out of bed and going. Despite what enormous industries have made trillions convincing women otherwise, personality is about 90% of the battle. I’m sure your personality could pull it off. Don’t let the shallow surface-orientated folks drag you down! (Not that I think your surface is lacking.)

    As for Nancy Grace, all I know of her comes from a couple promos, (I don’t watch the entertainment that masquerades as news on so-called “news” channels), but that was enough for me to strongly suspect she is very annoying and that her show is probably more annoying.

    As for Idol, I’m shelving my American Idol rant for another day. (You’re welcome!) But I can honestly say I enjoyed The WB’s Superstar USA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyIkKlCtPmE
    at least 100,000 times more. Actually, I hear Idol contestants the way most people hear the WB Superstars.

    Damn, I wish they’d bring that show back.

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    Jean Reply:

    Wow, Sedate Me, I humbly apologize! I had you all wrong.

    Sedate Me Reply:

    Sorry, Jean. But I got a reputation to protect! Unless you meant it sarcastically, “kind sir” is just something I must respond to, lest I be diminished in the public eye.

    Tell you what. If, as I expect, you enjoy getting your ass slap suited, I can appoint a process server of your choice. Brad Pitt maybe? 🙂

    Remember, you’re not a real publisher until you’ve been sued. It’s great for your street cred. But don’t fret. I’m willing to settle out of court for a Blackberry Smash…or seven…teen.

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  4. Jean, I’ve missed you. I check in from time to time to see if I’ve somehow missed a post.

    I told you a couple of weeks ago that I thought you looked like a hair commercial (a Breck girl!) Remember? You inspire me to get a new do! When my hair is long I want it shorter, when it’s shorter I want it longer. Never satisfied.

    I’ve watched a couple of the AA auditions, like the new Judges and I agree that it’s funny that Randy is the mean one now.

    LMBO at the box head. I thought the commercials were lame (most of them) but I did like a few like the Pespsi Max one with the guy and girl on their first date…”is she gonna sleep with me is she gonna sleep with me?”…lol. The Darth Vader kid that blew his dad off when he came home from work ran past his father and went to the car and stuck his hands out as if to make it start and his dad and mom are standing at the kitchen window and he pushes the auto start remote and the kid bout craps his pants! And didn’t mind Roseann Barr plowed over by the lumber log in the Snicker’s commercial. Blacked Eyed Peas suck live, and I do like their music. I was very disappointed.

    Nice to see you back and I’m excited to see what the new business surprise is.
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    Jean Reply:

    I missed you too, Sherri! Thanks!
    I’m the same way – wanting short hair when it’s long, and vice versa.
    I didn’t see that Pepsi Max commercial. Hmmmm. You’re right – it was fun to see Roseann Barr get plowed over!!

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  5. Hey, Jean! I’m so glad I read this post…because now I know that the 6-months of dark root growth that I have is now a fashionable trend! 😉

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    Jean Reply:

    Adriane, you are so welcome. Rock those roots! LOL!
    I visited your blog, and now my 6 year old wants to know what your son was chewing on. YIKES!

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  6. I wish I had hair to colour! it’s a bit close to the wood !
    American Idol I do watch when I can, but I prefer Hells Kitchen USA.

    all the best gareth
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    Jean Reply:

    LOL, Gareth. You must have some hair…. mustn’t you?
    I’ve never watched Hells Kitchen, but have seen the previews. That chef looks vicious!

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  7. Hair fresh: A standing appointment with my colorist every three weeks.

    Superbowl: check out my Monday Morning Quarterback – Super Bowl Edition post

    Am Idol?: Not into it this year yet. I can’t stand the audition weeks. Once they’re over, I might watch, if I’m home and have nothing better to do (like iron socks for example).
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    Jean Reply:

    Kimberly, you lucky women, getting to see your colorist so often. I’m on my way to check out your Monday Morning Quarterback – Super Bowl Edition post.

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  8. Just discovered your blog through SITS! So cool that you are near Vegas as it’s my favourite place in the whole world!!! Loving the hair do and very pleased to meet you 🙂

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    Jean Reply:

    Hi Emma! So nice to meet you! I hope you get back to Vegas soon. 🙂
    Thank you for the compliments.
    I just popped over to your blog, and now I want to try cleaning my feet with fish. That’s better than cleaning my fish with feet. LOL!
    Anyway, I’m having some tech. difficulties, but will post a comment on your blog asap. In the meantime, I have “liked” you on FB. Have a great weekend!

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  9. Hello Jean,
    I simply loved your blog and that awesome hair do.
    Hope you have a fun filled SITS day 🙂
    Cheers!!!
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    Jean Reply:

    Thank you, Chatter Box!

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  10. I will say that reading your post has made me realize that I need another haircut! Everyone and their mother(literally) has a bob here in these parts, including me. I just have to figure out what I want!

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    Jean Reply:

    Hi Tina – A bob might be hard to grow out, but I know you can do it.
    Your Angel post was so interesting! I’m following your through Networked Blogs now.

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  11. Steven Tyler’s a judge on AI? I gotto check out if the latest season’s started here in India too!!
    Congrats on your SITS day 🙂
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    Jean Reply:

    Hi Modern Gypsy! Yes, Steven Tyler is mesmerizing as an AI judge. Thank you for stopping by on my SITS day!

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  12. Found your blog from your SITS feature. The new hair looks very stylish. I’m subscribing to your blog. And congrats to your oldest for getting accepted to private school!
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  13. OMG! I love your hair!! I am so going to look into having mine done that way! 😀

    I found you via SITS by the way. 🙂

    As for the Super Bowl & AI, I slept through most of it, woke for the 1/2 time show and then wandered off to get on the computer. lol And AI, I only watched maybe 2 or 3 of the auditions. Not too into AI anymore. I was when it first started though.
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  14. I love the dark root light ends hairstyle. There’s something very bohemian about it.

    My hair never look fresh, it gets greasy in 2 hours after I had a shower. Silly, super-oily hair…

    I don’t watch American idol because I’m not from US and I’m not watching super bowl because we don’t have a TV!
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  15. Happy SITS Day! My you have been busy! Love the hair, but won’t do it myself, because with two blond children, I operate under the illusion that everyone thinks my hair color is natural, which I might be able to pull off if I got it done more frequently!

    And I agree about Usher… I thought maybe he was trying to channel MC Hammer in skinny jean fashion. Seriously???
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  16. HAPPY SITS FEATURE DAY FOR YOU!

    Gahhhhh….how fun! love the hair, you sure are rockin’ that look. i have family that live in LV and when we visit CA this summer I think we’ll be taking the drive down to visit. So much to do there!

    anyhoo, following you now, going to like your FB and so happy to meet you!

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  17. I know this is so simply, but the best way to keep hair fresh is to be sure to get it cut every 8 weeks. I also trust my stylist like crazy and she can normally guess when I want something new or different and she always delivers!

    Happy SITS day!!
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  18. Ha! Your hair looks fabulous!!!!

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  19. your girls are too cute! happy sits day – i hope it was a blast!
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  20. My husband and I also watch Idol and is it just me or is Steven Tyler a tad too old to flirt with girls on the show that are younger than his own daughter?! And your hair looks great. Happy SITS day!

    My best, Lynn
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  21. I don’t really have a secret to my hair freshness. It is just naturally fabulous
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  22. Good for you.I hope you are happy.

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  23. Daughters are so beautiful.I like them.May God give them a
    long life.

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  24. Congratulations to your oldest daughter! Your hair looks great! My mom has owned a hair salon for 13 years now, and she always likes to experiment on my with the new trends, and of course I don’t mind! I have always been a fan of the Jennifer Anniston look, with dark blond hair and chunky stripes of brighter highlights. This ombre look is pretty! I’ll have to try it out
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  25. I think I’m loving that hair! I’ve been having my hair colored FOREVER and I’ve been looking for something new to try. With my hair longer than it’s been in years, I think I might just have to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration. You’re a pretty cool chick!
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  26. I should be in tune with the new looks being a hairstylist and all but I have been busy in my science nerd world. It’s funny, I’ve been sporting the ombre look accidentally. (haven’t had time for my hair) 🙁 You are lookin’ lovely sportin’ it.

    As far as fresh hair goes, I live and die by Nioxin, it’s perfect to keep my hair from getting too oily or too dry. If I was on a deserted island, I would have Nioxin with me.
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