Internet, oh internet. Throw me a bone.
Wish me luck!
^ Not really, but it is a song from a really rad band and Japan is on my mind... but so is music, so there you go. Oh, and I haven't slept in a long time. My brain is super complex and convoluted ok? I have to deal with it so you must as well.
Labels: face masks
Yeah, that is the question folks.
I just want to take a moment and break from my regularly scheduled program of 'Me'.
I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaackkkkk. Feelin good today. Still a bit stuffy but hey, I can handle that! It's a heck of a lot better than a few days ago when I was making the activities of a Sloth look like a kid at playland compared to how slow I was moving.
I'm up... still. It's quarter past five in the morning. Why am I up? HACKING COUGH OF DOOM!!
It's amazing when you fall from your throne how most people scurry away from you like rats in a sewer, but the odd faithful companion remains by your side to help you rebuild.
Off to rest, have to get better so I can get working again!
Leave me home remedies!! I need to get better!
The title of this post is a wee bit more dramatic than things in my life actually are. I mean, there -are- some nasty things lurking about, but there are also lots of positive things and mouse sized doors opening up here and there. With a little love from my friend 'TNT' those mouse sized doors will become large enough to fit giants through!
What's up party people!?... or non-party people?
You may be wondering 'Sadie, where have the posts been? Have you been off having crazy fun adventures that you want to tell us about?!'... or you may not... but if you are, well the crazy adventures took place on my sofa with blankets and a lot of movies/Prison Break. I've been coming down with a flu, some of you if you are unfortunate enough may already have said flu, it's going around. The 'coming down with' part apparently revolves around sleeping as if you are in hibernation, and feeling nauseous. People were calling 'pregnant!' and to that I say 'HA! hahaha! FLU!'
Hello out there internet land!
Labels: story time
It was 10:35 on a rain soaked Saturday morning. Sadie the unemployed Receptionist sat at her computer, staring at a blinking cursor, wondering what words would fill the empty space. She stared at her coffee cup for a second, wrinkling her nose at the realization that her coffee was cold. Had it been that long spent in contemplation? Not even a moment of thought broken to take one small sip from her delicious morning crutch?
The sun is shining here today. It's not money, but it IS golden and makes me feel all fuzzy inside, so I'll take it!
I have entered a state that I like to title 'Hermitting' the past few days. I have been doing major research on the new age of coding, which I haven't dabbled heavily with for a few years. There are a lot of new codes to fiddle with, and a ton of new ways to do things in the way of building layouts from the ground up. Yes, this is massive geek talk, and yes I've been enjoying the research!
DISCLAIMER: The following post was written by an extremely tired person with a lack of coffee.
Today... today today. ODE TO TODAY I say.
(see why I put in a disclaimer?)
I'm going to be honest and state a fact: Today was a very very unproductive day. I know I don't have a job and so taking a 'personal' day is a bit redundant, but you know what? I took a personal day. The only thing I got done today was to get some of my newer photos edited, and by some, I mean three. I also did some research in to more... eccentric means of making money. No, I'm not thinking of standing on the corner of 'Desperate' and 'Measures' just yet, but I was looking in to odd ways to make extra money.
By far the most eyebrow raising I read about are as follows;
1. Dog Sniffer.
That's right.. a dog sniffer. There is actually a job out there that requires you to sniff dogs weekly and evaluate their breath and grade it from a zero to a ten and then catagorize it as either sweaty, salty, musty, fungal or decaying. The reason they do this is to evaluate the effect of a dog's diet on their teeth.
Would I do this to make money? No. I have to smell my own dog's breath enough as it is, and believe me, it isn't willingly.
So I've become a stalker. Not a people stalker, not an internet stalker, but a Help Wanted Stalker. It is becoming such a full time hobby that I think I might need a support group or something. I have become so obsessed with it that I even look in help wanted ads for out of town. By out of town, I mean across the Country... Hell, in OTHER Countries even.
HELP WANTED:Looking for someone experienced in awesome to help us do all of our Social Networking, blog for us, handle all of our writing and graphic design. Successful candidate will be willing to work from home on a full time basis. Salary will be negotiated based on level of awesome. Candidates made of 100% pure awesome will receive maximum benefits and receive one lunch delivered to their house per day. Please respond by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title 'Sadie' to apply.
YAY first post to this blog with my new mission in mind!
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place. -Washington Irving
Well ladies and gents, I am finally mustering up the courage and sucking up the ego and posting about the recent news in my life.
Moving on! No really, I'm moving on! Let's do this!
Thank you for reading,
Labels: eye looks
So I've been surfing the internet today gauking at amazing eye makeup trends. I'm a sucker for LOTS of color on the eyes, but then again, it has to be done well as to not look gaudy or trashy. There is, of course, a time and a place for wearing crazy colors on your lids... oh who am I kidding, I would wear these all the time, EVEN TO BED! Multi-colored pillow slips here I come!
Howdy hoooo people!
So I have about 4 blog posts saved in my drafts that I've been working on. It's surprisingly hard to accumulate images I like for new trends this year. They are kind of all over the map, and a lot of them in my opinion are just... not 'trendy'. I have found a lot of things on celebrities that I feel like gossiping about, mainly anti-gossip gossip if that makes sense. I have also been peeping the clothing trends, so I may dabble in to that a bit as well.
All of that up there is why there are four draft posts cluttering up my blog! I'll be putting them up randomly as we go along!
It's a nice quiet little night at Roots. Just sitting here creeping the internet for blog fodder and listening to the faint murmurs of voices over the wall.
I shall be posting more pictures from our salon soon, sorry about the lack of em' these days! I got a new camera for Christmas so I am going to buy an extra cord to bring with me to work that will allow me to onload them on the computerrrr and put them up for you guys.
Annierose just brought her brand new bull mastiff puppy in to visit me, along with her pug-a-lug! So cute and so friendly, I love animal visits! Thanks Annierose ♥
I posted a link on our Roots fanpage on Facebook earlier about 'pre-pooing'... I know right? WTF?! Well, when I first read that I thought it was something revolting revolving around bowels, but there was a picture of a lady's hair next to the link. I took a deep breath, got up the courage and clicked on the link, half expecting to be taken to nasty images and/or stories, but to my surprise it was actually awesome!
Check it out, and if you are already a 'pre-pooer' do let me know what you do to 'pre-poo' (lol) because I would like to write up a little recipe post for what everyone does. It seems like a great thing to do for your hair, and I am going to try it!
Pre-Pooing for Dummies
So that's all for now guys, just wanted to give you a little update and let you know what's up! Stay tuned for one of the four draft posts to go live before the weekend... possible tomorrow... dun dun dunnnn
Much love from me to you,
Thank you for calling,
Labels: 2011 Trend Report
I never was a trend setter, but I never was a trend follower either. I certainly do have an eye for things I find attractive and/or interesting in all things. I've spent the better portion of the morning at work today browsing over all the 'top trends 2011' and 'hair you must have in 2011' type of articles in all of those fashion websites out there. Honestly? No. Just no.
I see some I like, while most just seem dull, predictable and drab. I see 2011 as a year for changes, a year for starting over and a year for taking that extra step... this includes in what we wear and with hair. If you are not claiming to be fashionable and trendy, this excludes you of course. However if you are one of those people that tries to keep up with the year to year trends, this totally concernes you.
I am making my own damn list! Yeah Elle magazine has the 'smarts' behind what they write about... but so do I right? I do work in a salon, I am an ex hair dresser and I am extremely opinionated. Pretty much the perfect combination of what is needed to have your own list right? Well I think so, and since this is all about my opinion, I guess I'll roll with that! :)
So here it is, Sadie's top hair picks for 2011!!
There are a TON of short cuts that I absolutely love... picking just four took me 'four'ever. I literally am going half blind from scoping the internet for styles, and then even blinder from narrowing it down. These are my top four, enjoy!
Picking four here was almost as tough as picking four for the short hair, but again, after a long time squinting at the computer, scratching my head and doing a lot of grumbling and murmuring, I have decided on my top four.
Long hair cuts are hard to find faves for, just because it's part cut, a LOT styling. Long hair needs a lot of tender loving flair for it to look like it does in model shots, but still, after even more squinting I cut through the blow drys and curlers and found four that would look good even without all the styling... or not... but they look good here!
(PS: I cheated and chose one of the same from the medium styles section because, well, it is both medium AND long and I loved it for both, so... neener!)
The 'Tame' Color:
I love color. I love it more than I love hot coffee and toast in the morning. I love looking at it, seeing the new trends and drooling over what 'could be' if I could put my hair through endless torture. This being said, I have to have two color catagories. One is for the more tame colors, and the second is for the crazy color. Here are my top four 'tame' colors for 2011... even though my version of 'tame' is a bit more edgy than most.
The 'Crazy' Color:
Crazy color in hair makes my life. I see it, and I squee with glee and birds start to sing and everything becomes alright!! Ok.... woah, slow down there crazy. Anyways, I love it, and you should to. Here are my top four picks of CARAAAZAAAY color for 2011!
Men need some love too. I am a sucker for longish and messy hair on dudes, so here are my top four! It was a bit hard to narrow it down and also, to not be biased to the rockstar hair cuts... I didn't even put any in here because they sort of don't ever change, and this is based on trends so... here they are!
Th-th-th-that's all folks! I'll be doing one of these for makeup trends, nail trends, clothing etc...
Peace out homies!
Thank you for calling,
Ahhh the Scene kids, or 'emo kids'... or 'scemo kids'. No matter what you want to call them, you either love them, or you despise them. Some say they are the new 'punk kids', some say they are 'posers', some say they are 'individuals'... the list goes on, but they have many stereotypes placed on them from society, and possibly even themselves.
How do I feel about the Scenesters? I fall in the 'love them' category. They are freaking adorable. I know, I know, 'but they are all trying to copy each other and that is so lame!' right? Wrong. And why do you care so much? Every decade has something about it that stands out in common styles for youth. Hello 80's anyone? The 80's was absolutely insane for fashion and trends and today we look back on it and laugh and smile while we get hit by nostalgia and miss it. Don't tell me you 80's kids haven't had nights where you played nothing but 80's music, looked at old photos from 'back in the day' and rode that nostalgia train.
Speaking of the 80's, anyone remember her? I rest my case!
So common you guys, don't be hypocrites. How did you feel when you were exploring yourself as a youth, and trying new things and new styles, and people got all up in your face about it? Did you like being labeled? I doubt you did.
These kids today are just trying to explore themselves, be themselves and yes, fit in. Is fitting in really an alien concept these days? We all try to, in some way, even if we are unaware of it. Even those non-conformist types (I see you out there) try to fit in in some way at some point. Who hasn't bought something at some point because it was 'the in style'. Not to mention stores tend stock their shelves with 'in' styles, so we kind of buy in to it all anyways, even if we are not trying to.
Cheer up emo, these scene kids are just like you were, and are. Leave them alone and try to see them as they are, not as you portray them to be. Let them have their fun and dress how they want to, we all did it, do it, and will continue to. Stop being a bully! I've met a lot of these kids and honestly, they are really cool people that are either totally off the wall hilarious to be around, or super brainy and smart with a lot to say. Doesn't sound very different from the rest of us and our diversities does it? I think not.
These kids are not going away and are going to do what they want to do, despite your stares and pointing fingers... I guess in a way that is pretty punk rock... minus the fires and face punching.
In salute to all of you scene kids out there, I bring you some way cool hair photos. I personally love this stuff... it's crazy, artistic and quite often vibrant and creative. I dare any one of you naysayers out there to get a "scene/emo" hair style just once and I bet you would have fun with it for a while, if nothing else. Hell, some of you might even become converts!
This is my challenge to you for 2011. Try something new, something new from that something that you don't quite understand. Maybe, just maybe, it will make you a much more open minded person. And hey, that's ok!
Labels: New Years
Tis a new year, which means everyone is making resolutions and new plans for this new year that is ahead of us. I personally have a few resolutions up my sleeve, but I am not going to call them official resolutions because we all know how that goes! If you resolve to lose weight, you end up gaining. If you resolve to quit smoking, you end up smoking more. If you resolve to get tanned and cut your hair short, you end up pale like a vampire with hair like Cousin It.
But 'off the record' I would 'like to try' to do a few things this year. Don't get too excited, it's just boring self absorbed stuff like losing a bit of weight and changing my skin tone so I don't look like that vampire I was referencing above. I also plan to throw more shows in the valley and get more bands here, and to blog more!
The holidays just ate my time away and if I did get down time the computer was the last place I wanted to be... then there was the eye twitch. I totally resolve to not get an eye twitch again!
I did get a new digital camera for Christmas... it's a beauty. I resolve to 'try' to take more pictures! See what I did there? I resolve to try... I'm going to copyright that and sell it on t-shirts nation wide. None will sell, but that's not the point.
I am going to do some inventory counting today which will either keep me awake or put me to sleep. First day back to work after a nice long holiday and my internal clock is still set to holiday time. Needless to say sleep did not come easy! But depending on the inventory and how it effects my sleepy meter, I will either get really hyper, or prop myself up against the wall and make like a statue.
If you come in and you see me leaning, face squished in to the wall, clipboard shielding the sunlight from burninating my eyeballs... just consider me a new piece of art in the salon for the day ok? You can hang your coats on me if you like!
Speaking of all that, I should get to it... time to get'er all taken care of to start the new year fresh in all areas :)
Happy 2011 guys and gals, I hope it will be a fantastic one!
Thank you for calling,