Monday, July 26, 2010

A Weekend of Firsts

Happy Monday! I hope everyone has had a relaxing weekend and a good start to the week. It was another scorcher here in Lexington this weekend and I spent most of the weekend inside with the A/C. I made a visit to the hair fairy on Friday afternoon for some much needed attention and I am so glad that I did. My roots looked super gross and my eyebrows looked like they had almost grown together (not really but in my mind they were AWFUL).

Last week I had decided that I was only going to work half day on Friday so I could enjoy some pool time before the weekend crazies invaded my outdoor solitude. Armed with my McDonalds Sweet Tea (Sonic was on the other end of town and the pool was calling my name...) I headed to pool and it was very relaxing. I usually don't like socializing while lounging by the pool, I much prefer to lose myself in a celebrity magazine/people watching behind my dark sunglasses. Being that most professional people were at work I thought that I wouldn't have any distractions or rude people to deal with. I ended up getting in the pool soon after getting there because it was so hot. As I was standing in the water about to get out I feel someone peck on my shoulder. My initial reaction was it was some sort of bug so I ignored it. Then I heard this sweet little voice, I turned around and floating behind me (in the cutest ruffle bathing suit and matching hat I had ever seen... literally) was my new friend, and her name was Mallory. Little blond Mallory (not to be confused with my sister Mallory) was 2 years old (she invited me to her 3rd birthday party which is in August, she doesn't know when, but a general idea is better than no idea at all) and possibly the cutest child ever. She was so mannerly and I ended up playing in the water with her for the rest of the afternoon. Her mother was also playing too (at first I thought, "Where is this child's mother?") but she was more concerned with her other child who was running wildly and having problems following the rules. After a almost an hour and a half in the water I had to leave and Mallory asked her mom if she could go with me. Kids say the craziest things but I enjoyed my afternoon with little Mallory.

My somewhat enjoyable afternoon ended there. After leaving the pool I headed home to change clothes to go to my hair appointment and when I get in the car and start driving all of the dials and such start making the craziest noises and the computer in the dash is reading, "Transmission, Over Temp," & "Perform Service Immediately." Please remember that I purchased my car 6 weeks ago and was totally flipping out while this happening, (I would have tried to take a picture, but I am all about safe driving and all...). I ended up going to the dealership, but I was so nervous while on the way there I ended up turning off the A/C (yes it was 95+ degrees outside) for fear that I was going to do more damage. In theory that sounded very smart and logical but in reality I could have ridden with the A/C going and it wouldn't have made a difference. After getting to the dealership I walked in the front door completely flustered, (I was in my bathing suit and terry cloth cover-up, and the BF was at work so I was on my own) once I got inside they asked all sorts of questions like "Who sold me the vehicle?" and they kept asking me to explain the problem. Eventually I became irritated and handed them the keys and told them they could look as the dash lights were still flashing and the beeps were still beeping. Long-story short, I am now driving a Dodge Charger, which resembles a KY State Trooper car. I have never had a rental car of my very own and I assumed that it would be like staying in a hotel. Its all fun, new and exciting but its not, and its almost like a vacation, but its not.

I made it to my hair appointment about 15 minutes late and my hair fairy thought that it was quite comical when I told her the story of my afternoon. When I walking into the salon I noticed a gentleman walking toward me with what looked like a can of hairspray. When I got closer I noticed that he was spraying his face with this can and I was like, "OMG, what is he doing? Hairspray kills the Earth (so they say...) so it can't be good for your face." I know now that it wasn't hair spray but rather Evian in an aerosol can. Apparently people carry Evian in a can to mist themselves when it gets hot. I was shocked and taken aback, thats a bit much.

I had never seen such things....

I guess its pretty popular though...


It even comes in travel sizes... Apparently Sephora carries the 3-pack, again SHOCKED.

After being exposed to the finer things in life (aka, the service department at the Jeep dealership and seeing that people carry cans of Evian to mist themselves...) I decided that it was time for some much needed Cinderella time. I ended up spending the day on Sunday cleaning, cleaning, and finally did some more cleaning. After the brownie debacle a few weeks ago I decided that I needed to "Self-Clean" my oven. Granted my oven has been used maybe 3 times since I moved in last August so it wasn't dirty but I thought it wouldn't hurt anything. The BF said it was super easy and that I could still clean and it would take care of itself. He was right, it was easy but in the 45 minutes that I started to the time that I had to stop I am convinced that my nose hairs were singed and my throat was made raw by the fumes. I literally had to turn it off because I was sure that I was going to pass out. When I talked to the BF last night before I went to sleep I told him that I was uneasy about laying down because I was worried that the gas part of the stove still wasn't right because of the smell. He assured me that there wasn't any gas because it is an electric stove (again, it sounded like a rational thought) and that the smell is strong but it goes away.  This morning it still smelled burned but I was so happy that I didn't have toxic fume overdose I didn't mind. I will say that I won't be doing any type of "Self-Clean" with the oven ever again.

Overall it was a weekend of FIRSTS:
1. My first rental car- not impressed...
2. My first time ever seeing an aerosol can of facial Evian spray...
3. My first experience with the "Self-Clean" feature on the oven...

Happy Monday again!
Love, MKH

p/s- Klay and Taylor (Klaylor) that I blogged about a few days ago got engaged over the weekend. I know that everyone is super excited for both of you. Congratulations!

5 comments:

Miss V said...

This post cracked me up! What an eventful little weekend you had! I had an awful awful awful oven experience over my weekend (see the blog) I have to admit the Evian can has been used by myself before although it is totally extravagant but oh so refreshing.. the aerosol can and nozzle make all the difference in the world compared to the cheaper option of just buying a water bottle ha!

undomestic chica said...

So glad you didn't completely miss your hair appt. It sounds like you needed some pampering after that car ride!

Laura said...

evian in a can??? that's hilarious. i've definitely never heard or seen that before either. I can't believe it's that hot in lex right now... i miss that city- but that heat is not so good for no A/C.. hope everything is fixed and back running smoothly now!

Kristin said...

I have never seen evian in a can before!! so weird!! how much are they charging for that??

Taylor said...

Yeah, that's a little over-doing it...very weird. It's something that you probably feel so chic when you use it, but everyone really is thinking how dumb and useless it is! Just stick your hands under the faucet and wash your face! Funny post!