Monday, March 29, 2010


I had planned on posting a bunch of pictures of what Nik and I have been up to, but you know what? There weren't any! The top picture is of Nik holding our good friend's baby a couple months ago. The next is of some of my best friends at a great Swap Party we had at Annie's house. The last is from a karate tournament Nik and his do-jo went too. It was great fun.

Speaking of Karate, Nik was given a great opportunity on Thursday. He has been learning Kenpo Karate for about a year now, taught by our brother in law, Gearold, at a rec center. Much prior to this, he earned a Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do. Since his sensei has stopped teaching, he was unable to find out what his linage was. In martial arts your linage is determined by who you earned your black belt from. For example, Gearold is a Dragon. And because Nik could not determine his linage, and some other reasons, Gearold went out of his way to submit Nik's name to his sensei to have him inducted as a Dragon. So now he has a black belt with his name and the year he got his first black belt, embroidered in gold on one side. It is awesome. Gearold did a great little surprise ceremony after normal graduation on Thursday. He went way out of his way to do this for Nik and we are both extremely grateful. Thank you so much Gearold.

Nothing really exciting has happened to me. I work. Then I sleep. And sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night feeling sick. That part sucks. But the rest of my life is pretty normal. My house is a mess, and I need to do my dishes. Just like the rest of you right?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Before and After

Most of you know by now that I have dyed my hair blonde. I love it. I can't be sure if I will keep it up for much longer, but I like the look. Why would I not keep it up? Oh, probably because of the excruciating, fire ant-like pain in my scalp while the color processed. Here is what I looked like while I was waiting:
It was bad. Really bad. It was tingly, and hot, and itchy, and painful, and like my scalp was slowly disintegrating from acid. And yet. I think I will do the roots one time before I give up on blonde. Also, my hair is getting long (compared) so I am trying to figure out what to do with it. The back is longer than the top, but its hanging over my ears all funny. I don't know. Any ideas?

While you are thinking, here is a before and after of my little(younger) brother the same day I dyed my hair. Quite a change huh?

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I have been waiting for Nik to get home from his scout over-nighter, and I seem to have forgotten that he would be tired when he returned. Now I have to wait for him to nap before I can make he do stuff with me. Bummer.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

And it starts.

Or, more accurately, ends. They blocked blogs at work. I will do my best to keep up with everyone, but don't expect much from me. In the mean time, here is a picture of me and Nik from the climb. Thanks Jess!

Look how cool my hair looks!! All it.