Tap. Taptaptap. Taptaptap. Tap.


March 2, 2010 by 8junebugs

These days, I’m wearing a little thin.

I think I’ve said that I do pretty well in times of conflict and/or calamity, right? The day-to-day, calamity-free reality of that is that I’m happiest when something New, Interesting, or Challenging happens regularly. When it doesn’t, I get a little bored or a little peevish about the status quo, which can apply to —

  • work, unless the status quo at work is to be periodically New, Interesting, or Challenging;
  • winter, if it drags on without something extreme to figure out, like two blizzards a week; and/or
  • Washington, if the political climate is such that I question our grip on reality.

These are the kinds of weeks during which I develop new projects that may or may not come to fruition, new plans that may disappear in a flash or become part of who I am. This is when I try something new or revisit something old and see if it fulfills my need for a new challenge.

I start running (or get a little more serious about it). I buy a bike in anticipation of more clement weather. I plan my garden, even though I can’t plant anything for two months. I look for new blogs to read, even though I sometimes suspect the internet is all out of funny.

This, generally, is when I change something that I can change, to make up for things that I may not be able to change.

I have a hair appointment tomorrow, is what I’m saying.


4 thoughts on “Tap. Taptaptap. Taptaptap. Tap.

  1. Amy says:

    I love hair appointments. One of my favorite ways to relax and give myself a little pick-me-up… even if I get the same haircut.

  2. elizabeth says:

    I keep trying to change my hair – and I keep going back to the same old same old. I’ll live vicariously through your hair. 😉

    • 8junebugs says:

      Today, to live vicariously through my hair is to wear a flat shoe on your right foot and a 2-inch heel on your left. I’ll be stopping in today to have her even out the bits that she should have left a little longer in the first place.

      My stylist is on notice — this is the second time I’ve been unhappy after an appointment. It’s not the haircut (I’ve had it before), it’s how micromanagey I had to be to get it (almost) right. My next appointment will be with a different stylist…one who’s good with curly hair.

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