Tuesday, June 10, 2008

So I've been asked for a hair dryer review

And I'm throwing in this picture, gratis. You're welcome.

It was taken at Relay for Life on Friday, and Anna Marie posed for it - as in, she saw me with my camera, and held that exact position, and I said, "Oh, you're waiting for me to take a picture, aren't you?"

She is her Aunt Manda's niece.

Oh, the hair dryer is fine. Not too big, not too small. And, let me tell you what a ginormous dork I am. (Like you needed me to reiterate that!) Usually, I stand in the (small, not-well-ventilated) bathroom, in front of the mirror, and dry my hair. I dry it most of the way, and then use a big round brush with the dryer to smooth it out and give it "bounce," "volume," and, hopefully, "a semblance of style."

Today, I was at home alone (Jason was at the auction, and Anna Marie was with mom) and I was having Golden Girls withdrawals. And they're recorded on the DVR in our bedroom. So I decided to take my dryer in there (where, by the way, there is no mirror) and watch TV while I did my hair.

What? You never did that? OF COURSE YOU HAVE.

Except, I couldn't figure out how to turn the closed captioning on, so I missed part of the dialogue while the dryer was running!

Anyway, because I didn't have the mirror, I just flipped my head upside down, and dried it, and used the brush to give it a little shape as I did. When I was finished, I went into the bathroom (during a commercial break, of course) and flipped my hair back over, and used the brush to smooth it out.

Guess what - I've gotten lots of compliments on my hair today. So, apparently, I do better not being able to see what I'm doing.

(What's that? Yes, I know I can pause stuff with the DVR, but I had exactly enough time to watch one episode before I had to leave for work. I had my plan all worked out, and nothing was going to interrupt that.)

So, I can recommend the dryer. I noticed after I got home that it was also dual-voltage, so if I have need to go to Europe I can take it along!

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to mosey back to the Conair site, where I "borrowed" this picture, and enter to win some money by submitting a review. It could happen!


Paige said...

Hey, a new way to do your hair! you should post before and after pictures.

Valerie said...

man isn't that the way it goes? last week, i ran outta time and just decided to skip the eyeshadow, man. the compliments. how purty i looked, etc.

makes me think i should just skip makeup altogether. naaah. don't wanna scare the children.

Amanda said...

I love that kid.

Congrats on the hair dryer.

Chad has been going into Golden Girls withdrawels because our Directv doesn't work and has had to pull out his Golden Girls DVDs since he can't fall asleep the the midnight airings on TV right now.

Did mom tell you about Harold accidentally making AM cry today at work? It

Melissa said...

Several blogs lately have been doing a "Blog my face" feature where the participants show their makeup routine. I would not want to put my loyal readers through that! I look pretty rough without some spackle!

I'll have to think about the hair pictures. I'm sure I wouldn't be as talented at taking them as Valerie was lately.

No, Amanda, I haven't talked to mom since Monday night, but I bet Harold felt pretty awful for making her cry!

(For those of you who don't know, Harold is the "maintenance man" at the auction, and I use that term pretty loosely, because I'm not sure he actually does any maintaining of anything. I mostly see him wandering around, or coming through the serving line asking for odd combinations of food at odd times. I'll have to do a whole post on Harold one day.)

Steff said...

I do a lot of stuff in rooms with TVs so I don't miss anything. I'm so addicted to tv! Anyway, AM is totally adorable. At least it helps in the scrapbooking department!

Amanda said...

I think my comment wasn't cut off, it was just a typo on my part!

wendster said...

No photo of the "other" hair? Tsk tsk tsk.
Hey ... your purple octopus comment a few posts back was HILARIOUS. I STILL think of it like every day!

"Maybe the purple octopus can lend a tentacle."