Saturday, January 9, 2010

my 2010 look!

I did it! Got my hair done yesterday and it only took about 4 1/2 hours!!!

So here are some highlights of the adventure...


During (not sure if my whole hair got in the picture, LOL!)

After, look how long my hair really is!!!

My new look for 2010...

And this is how I look today...

not bad, uh?

Friday, January 8, 2010

Bad Hair Day

Ever since I can remember I've always have issues with my hair.

From when I was baby (not that at the time, I could even acknowledged I had hair in my head), my parents already knew something that I didn't and decided to shave my hair, not sure but I suspect that this simple act from then on, changed the future of my hair days...

I remember when I was a little girl my mom always used to fight with my hair to put it in a tail or just do anything with it at all. She will try give to my a hairdo by brushing it and it usually ended in some very loud crying and meltdown from my end...

So after a few year of battling my hair she decided it was best to cut it and then after that I pretty much had short curly hair from then on.

But then high school came along and with it also came the peer pressure that you need to have your hair a certain way. So yes, I tried it all, short and curly, long and curly, long and straight... but also when I let it grow I had my good share of very big 'fro-looking style hair.

Besides that I tried all the possible and imaginable treatments on the market to make it straight, as like most of my friends had that style and was definitely what was going to make me a cool chick!

So I guess in retrospect I can see now that during most of my teen age years as well as the early 20's I was pretty much living and functioning around my hair, for many, many of those years I was just plain not happy with it.

That's why around my 21st birthday I finally got feed up with it; having to blow dry it, dreading that if there was too much moisture in the air or just a sprinkle it'll ruin my whole effort. So I made up my mind and shaved my whole hair...

After that I had super short hair for a while (don't have many pics of that time here with me, those are all in my parents house back in CR).... Then let it grow again I once again went through all the stage of big and frizzy hair but survived!

I still cut it a few times and some were bad enough to make me hate it again until I finally got it cut by a French guy a few years back and he did such a wonderful job I never cut it again.

Finally and for a few years now, my hair is being long enough to be sort of manageable but it still takes a lot of effort and a lot of conditioning to get it to this point.

And now this whole story finally brings me to the other day, a friend mentioned that I should get the Brazilian Keratin treatment on my hair to make my curls loser, give my hair strength, shine and make it much more manageable for months.

So I've been thinking about it and while doing some research online, I finally made up my mind and decided to go for it! -I mean what's the worst that could happen? I guess I would have to shave my whole hair again (but that's worst case scenario, right?), plus I trust my friend and she has done it on her hair a few times and swears this guy that is going to do it for me it's the best on the island.

Here are some pictures of my hair, this morning when I got to work and it was already dry.
I hope this is a good decision I'm taking, I will make sure to take some before and after pictures for all to either celebrate the success or share the pain. Hope it's the first option!

Have a wonderful weekend, and watch out for bad hair days!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I want to ride an Octopus

I once read something like this; 

"Everything we are looking for is looking for us as well, and that if we stay very still it will eventually find us. So when it gets here, do not move and rest, you shall see what comes next" (from Women that run with wolves)

Well, one of Paul Allen's mega yatch (Octopus) came into the Georgetown harbor yesterday.

Now I just have to stay very still and it would come, pick me up and rescue me from work, LOL!

Here's the picture I took (sorry it's not very good quality as it was from far away and the camera I carry with me is very basic).

Here are some shots I found on the internet of this "little" boat!!!!

this is a much better picture

look, it's got an helicopter and a couple more boats

besides another yacht inside the yacht and a couple of cars in the 3 garages

Anybody up for a ride??? I am!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wednesday Movie Post

My first Wed. Movie Post of the year is about a fantastic movie I watched on the 1st day of the year. Not only it's a good and positive film, but it also inspired me to be a better person by carelessly helping others that need it more than we do...

The movie I'm talking about is "The Blind Side". This movie is based on the life story of Michael Oher, a homeless kid that went from living on the streets to becoming an NFL player, this with the help of a wonderful family.

Of course this movie is mostly about American Football, but even if you are not into watching sports and specially football (like me) I am sure you are to find something you'll like about it.

Sandra Bullock is the lead character and I personally think she does a wonderful job, with a very different type of character (for a change!). Most of the other performances are pretty good too, specially the little boy (SJ).

So, I definitely give this movie:

2 thumbs WAY up!

If you get a change to watch this movie, do it. It's fun, charming, inspiring and makes you appreciate what you have but also reminding you about what you could give to those in need...

Happy Hump day!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

From the artist desk

It's not my desk but close enough, I share my desk with my boss and he is an artist.

I'm sure deep inside we all have dreamed (and some still do) of the day when it's finally o.k. to have a mess on your desk (specially at work).

In his case because he is a painter, some might consider his desk to also be a piece of art.... In my case I can get away with my own little mess since we share desks, so it's kind of hard to tell where his mess ends and mine begins!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Jump right on it...

Monday is back with a vengeance as many people around the world are back to work after one more holiday season.

For me it's just another Monday (but the first one of the year) as I worked all last week and including New Years day (when you are in retail sales, there's no two ways about it!)....

Still, I'm going to jump right on it, just like the kids we saw jumping on the sea yesterday...

Have a wonderful Monday and I hope this would one of many good ones in 2010!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New look!

Like many other things in my life that I like to rearrange or change every now and then...I've changed the main image (as well as my template) on my blog once again. I was already kind of tired of the previous one, although I've include it in the new collage as it represents "such life in the tropics", right?

Had a good weekend and I'm sad it's almost over and the week is about to start, kind of hard to believe we are already done with the first weekend of the year, hope u had a great one!


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