Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Anyway, I broke my mirror yesterday. 7 years of bad luck for Blythe!
Friday, May 25, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Well, some underaged losers decide to start rolling joints in the bathroom and the party was shut down. Which I am okay with, some of those kids were way to freaky. And the bad hair! Wow people in my hometown have terrible terrible hair. I need to go back home and rinse my eyes with some men who have good haircuts.
It was only about 12:30 when the party ended, so we decided to head on over to a club down the street. Took some jagerbombs and everything was good, danced all night then came home and bugged my husband. It was fun and I made a new friend with M's big sister, so she's coming to the firepit tonight! I'm excited, it's going to be such a blast.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
What male does his whole head platinum blond anymore anyway? But hey, he's 15, and I fully support him doing wild things with his hair while he can.
I just painted my nails with the SPARKLIEST nail polish I've ever seen!! I am in love. I love glitter polish ... Until I have to take it off ... If you've ever had glitter polish, you know what I'm talking about.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
So apparently when he walked in, K was the one who booked the appointment. He first asked K how much for the men's cut, which is $35.00. Then he asked what it was with GST, and K told him $36.75. Then he asked to have it written down, and K explained it would be on the receipt once the service was complete, but he insisted on having it written down anyway. Odd.
So I took him back to my chair, we were buzzing the sides and spiky on top, standard "Caesar cut" or whatever. So I took out my clippers and he was like "What are you doing?" And I'm just like "I'm starting your haircut, you said number 2 on the sides..." and he said "I thought you guys washed it first." So I explained to him that clippers work way better on dry hair, and he seemed totally weirded out and skeptical. Uhh, hello, I'm the stylist, I've only done maybe 500 men's cuts in my life. I know how clippers work.
Anyway, the whole time he inspected the entire cut very carefully and never found a thing wrong. When it was all over, he said "Huh. This is a very good haircut. VERY good. I'll take your card." I could definitely tell that he was indeed impressed with my work, so I gave him my card and he paid, and guess what? He DIDN'T TIP. All my hard work dealing with you stopping me to inspect the haircut, and then you decide it's the best you've had, and it's worth $36.75 and nothing more for your awesome stylist?
Just ... odd.
Anyway, here's a picture of me in the Animal Kingdom being a Minnie Mouse bride.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
So I talked to Francis about apprenticing, I even brought him a few pictures of things I drew and what not; hehe. He said I was pretty good, definitely could go somewhere, but unfortunately they already had an apprentice working there for the next few months and couldn't hire me on yet. Plus he wanted me to work for a position there (I guess most tattoo places want you to be persistent before giving you a job). ALSO I learned that tattoo apprenticeships are unpaid, so I guess I'm going to have to finish this hair thing of mine, just so I have a license and if worse comes to worst, I can just fall back on that.
For now, I will work on my portfolio and spend my summer bugging tattoo artists hardcore.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
I'm not clear on who Saint Patrick was, but my best guess is he was the Patron Saint of Green Alcohol.
Ahh, Sunday. It feels so good to have a day finally where I can just stay home. It's been weeks since I've had a day like this and I love it. So I got some cleaning done ... that's about it ... Another thing I decided to do today was take a break from Facebook.
Why did I decide to do that? I have to be honest here, the only thing Facebook really was to me was a major depressant. If I'm honest with myself, I know I can have a tendancy to compare myself to others. And since I moved, it's hard to read some of my old friends' statuses about them all hanging out without me. Don't get me wrong, I love to hear that they are doing well, and it's nice to catch up with them and nice to have updates now and again, but I would rather hear about them telling me directly than reading it on a much-too-public website. I decided to take this break after I read an article in Elle Canada magazine about Facebook being a depressant and studies showing that I'm not the first one this has happened to. So ... yeah, I decided I've had enough of reading about people's lives, I want to go back to e-mail and phone calls and more personal relationships.
Now, I know that me posting on a public blog is probably the exact same thing that I'm complaining about. Well, by all means, if my blog makes you depressed, don't read it. I began it as a way of counting my OWN blessings. I love to look back on fun times I've had in the past, keeping track of all the hair and make-up styles I've gone through ... I'm not so sure sometimes why I keep it public, except for when I started it I sort of had plans of posting tutorials and reviews and what not on it. So I'm going to start updating properly, and maybe actually doing an occasional tutorial this time! I know my stuff about make-up, and hair (of course).
Recently I had a new idea of what to use this blog for. Throughout high school, all I wanted to do was become a tattoo artist. I became discouraged, unfortunately, when I went job searching and no one was interested because I didn't have any of my own tattoos and had no plans of getting one. But now that I got my Daisy, which seriously was like therapy for me; I understand what people mean now when they say they "need" a tattoo (I'm still not quite getting the "I think it looks cool" thing, but hey - it's your body, and there's plenty of people who don't get my piercings at all); maybe someone will train me at last. When I go to get my Daisy's colour re-done on Tuesday, I'm going to ask the artist what he thinks, if he knows anyone who might be willing to take an apprentice, or maybe if he'll do it himself - you never know! I'm so excited.
Once I am actually able to start doing tattoos ... this is what I want to use the blog for: 1. I will continue to use it the same way I am currently, as a journal, and 2. I will photograph the tattoos I've done on anyone who gives me permission, and post it here with a little story about why they got it done, and any thoughts that I have ... etc. I think it will be great! I'm so excited to be back on my tattoo-artist dream. I'm sure I can do it well ... I KNOW my drawing skills are WAY better than my hairstyling skills ...
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
I'm so proud of myself, I've been doing so good at updating! And that's kind of sad, because I've really only updated twice consecutively, and THAT's good for me, hohoho.
I cant' remember if I've mentioned this on my blog yet, but that new Woman in Black movie ... is FRIGGIN TERRIFYING. Well, I get scared of movies pretty easily, and I like that, because I like being scared ... it's fun. As long as heights aren't involved. Heights are NOT fun. But man, I loved that movie. Two firsts happened during it for me: 1) I never scream during movies, especially not in the theatre. I think that is so very obnoxious and I can't stand when other people do it, so why would I annoy other people by doing it? But there was one scene that made me utter a sound. Not a scream, but a little squeal. Involuntarily. I felt so embarrassed, ahahahaha. I don't think it was loud enough for other people to hear, but still ... I don't want them to think I'm obnoxious! The second thing that never happens when I watch scary movies, is I'm never scared the second time I watch it. But I took my buddy Jake and his boyfriend Chase to see it, and they spent the whole time with their eyes closed, and I was almost as terrified that time as I was the first time I watched it!
The direction I thought was quite well done, they managed to always have something in the background that tricked you into thinking there was something behind him, so you stayed in such suspense. Or at least I did. I thought that was really cool. Speaking of him, Daniel Radcliffe is unfortunately going to eternally be a teenager in my eyes. Just like Dakota Fanning (who is still seven years old) or the Hilary Duff. I couldn't believe that he was supposed to be a grown up father in this movie. He did a great job, but it's just ... thanks to many years of loving Harry Potter, I'm stuck like this.
Whatever, if Daniel Radcliffe is forever going to be type cast because of Harry Potter, I don't think that's a bad thing. He made a mofo fortune doing Harry Potter. He probably never has to be cast again even.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I did my roots, which were amazingly almost a whole half an inch long after just over 2 weeks since I last coloured! I don't know if it's just because my roots are SO BLONDE compared to the black, but at least I know now for sure that my hair IS growing (unlike with the platinum, unfortunately). We bleached my bangs as well, so I could make them pink, but since I've put black over black over black on them for so long, it didn't go so well. My roots look wicked though!
I went out into the sun to try and show how bright the pink could be. Also, how bright my skin could be.
Then I went and got my nails did, hot pink and purple for Valentine's ... though I have to file them still. My nail girl does a fantastic job every time, but she never manages to get them pointy enough. And filing takes sooooo long, so I at least just let her slim them down, then I do the rest.
Alex and I went to Michael's to wander around, I wanted to find a cross-stitch pattern to do but there was nothing that interesting to me. But we found this book full of the craziest colour-by-numbers I have ever seen. You pretty much can't tell what they are until you colour them. I'm sure it must have been interesting to see a "grown-up" couple go up to the till and buy a colouring book and Kinder-Surprises (they had some sitting by the counter and that chocolate is so gross, it's delicious! Upon opening them we discovered that the toys are way more intense too!!). But we know we're cool. I coloured one of the colour-by-numbers, and it turned out to be a gay pride tiger.
DOUBLE RAINBOW ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE SKY
Well, time for me to go to bed early ... I have a sore throat and just an all over cold-ish feeling, and colds SUCK so good night and good riddance!
Monday, February 6, 2012
They're so stupid. I love them ever so.
OKAY funny story of the day. I met the oddest kid today. Oddest? is that a word? Anyway, if it's not a word, it is now because I said so. So this fourteen-year-od came in with his mom and he was being a little SNOT to her, I can't believe that his mom was letting him get his hair coloured even though he was being such a brat. So I took him and sat him in my chair and asked what he wanted, and he said, "Just cut it. And straighten it."
So I said, "Cool, and you want a colour as well right? What colour would you like?" He asked for bright red. So I went and mixed the colour and began applying it, being rather sloppy because during the consultation he said other downright snotty things and he was just being extremely rude. Nevertheless, I decided I would at least try to make coversation. So I asked why he wanted bright red hair.
"Because it's the colour of blood."
And I just laughed. What else could I do? It was funny. Obviously, this whole time, this kid has just been trying to shock me. My friend, I have eight piercings and pink and blue hair, no eyebrows and black makeup. You think you can shock me? Now that I had caught on, I knew exactly what to do to connect with this kid. All I had to do was ask him what kind of music he was into (heavy metal, duh), and then I said "You seem pretty artistic too, are you?" and BOOM he started chatting with me and by the end of it I got a ton of smiles out of him.
His favourite movie was Hostel ... and apparently he liked to paint scenes of death and ill people and bleeding people ...
What a funny, funny kid. He was super friendly and everything, but he was trying so hard, hahaha. He's from out of town but I would be so thrilled if he came back to me one day (lots of his family live here). He says next time we'll do lime green.
Then I came home and painted Homer. My parents got him for Alex but he was just sitting there and I thought he would look so much better with colour. And he DOES. Now we just need some chia seeds so we can grow him some hair. I think he looks friggin' hilarious.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
I really really, genuinely want to write on here EVERY SINGLE DAY. I've done it before; I have journals that I wrote in every single day for two and a half years and I absolutely love looking back on them. The reason I switched to BlogSpot was because whenever I wrote on paper, I would have to go on my computer and print off and cut out pictures and then I would actually glue them in there next to the stuff I wrote. It was pretty awesome, and it looks really good, but it was a LOT of WORK. So I figured I would put it ALL on the computer instead. I'm not sure why, but since I started doing that, it just got harder to post every day. Or, more recently, at all. But I've made two New Years' Resolutions this year, which is weird, because I NEVER make New Years' Resolutions because they are bull spit ... but anyway, TWO for this year because I thought it would be a good idea and it is definitely going to make my life better ... in theory ...
NUMBER ONE: I'm going to try and post once a week at least, on Sundays, because the shop is closed on Sundays so I'm basically guarunteed a little bit of free time, so NO excuse.
NUMBER TWO: One of the reasons it's been hard to update is the fact that I can be so cynical and I let things get me down way too much in 2011. And now it's 2012, and if this is going to be my last year on earth, I want it to be the best year of my whole life, gosh darnit! So no more worrying what people think of me, what they say about me, if they don't like me, they don't matter. All I can do about it is ignore and be the best person I can. Easier said than done, so unfortunately lately I have to make a VERY concious effort ... my hope is that it will get easier as the year goes on.
And lastly, I would love to post an updated photo but right now my hair is very very short and I'm having a hard time convincing myself that I'm the least bit photogenic. The story behind this is I had a little too much fun with my head and found my hair fried, so about three weeks ago I cut about half of it off and coloured it black so I could start from scratch and let it grow for a few years. I still have some colour in there of course! But not enough ... I'm adding some more on Tuesday but I'm going to have to be more careful this time and not overdo it!