Friday, March 7, 2008
My only regret is not taking more pictures. We only have a few, and they're not very good, but here is a selection:
Costa Rica's highways are not for the faint of heart.
When you ride the zip wire, you should wear a helmet so if you fall to your death, your head will remain intact.
Ready-to-die Half-Breed Outlaw.
We saw a sloth. They really do move slowly. I think they're so cute!! Check out his shag 'do.
This was a beautiful beach across from where we stayed. Pease take in the scenery, not my hunch-backed, squinty-eyed, cookie-eating self.
Sorry I don't have better pictures. The place we stayed was cool. This is someone else's picture of the bungalow we stayed in:
This place was sweet. I highly recommend it.
What is it about mosquito netting? Neil didn't get how that alone equals instantly romantic. Is it a girl thing?
Time for a haircut
I'm thinking of cutting my hair. I just don't think it's going to grow long and wavy and look like Gisele's. I could be wrong. Maybe I'm giving up too soon. But all the broken-off hair in my brush, on my sink, shirts, pillow, etc. is leading me to believe the ends are betraying the roots.
I'm thinking of getting a Rihanna/Posh Spice/punk bob. Nothing too original, but hopefully more flattering. It's spring -- I've seen 3 types of small flowers in bloom already -- and time for a change in hair.
I want to devote a minute to the idea of ladies having fullness at the crown of the head. You know, that sort of styled-in pouf? I don't know how white folks achieve it -- teasing, backcombing, hair spray? With my hair, I just kind of brush or push the hair up and then it stays that way. But anyway, it seems girls, or at least I, find it to be an absolute necessity, mostly with shorter hair. I admit I don't have my finger totally on the pulse of what's hot in hair styling. But it seems guys don't like the pouf!! Neil doesn't, and two of my guy friends have said they don't like it and don't understand why girls do it. One guy called it the "Utah bump." It's true Mountain and West-coast girls seem to be more high-maintenance when it comes to hair (see UT, AZ, CA) but I think the crown-pouf is universal. I think it looks SO ugly if I leave the crown of my head flat. I mean, I am too embarrassed (and lazy) to even take a picture to illustrate it. Yuck! The flat crown just looks ugly to me and, well, flat. I don't understand how guys can think the opposite. Or am I out of touch?
Another good book
I discovered a new genre of book that I really like! I read a book last night called "Who Is Conrad Hirst?" by Kevin Wignall. It's an espionage thriller, and I couldn't put it down. In fact, I stayed up until 5 a.m. reading it. Silly, because then I slept till 1:00 p.m. Oops. Anyway, I really liked this book, and the spy theme, even though some of the violence was a bit disturbing. I like reacquainting myself with this reading thing. It's seriously been way too long.
The next thing I want to buy, besides some new shoes,
(green? or yellow?)
is the Lightwedge, so I can read in bed while he sleeps, without having the lights on.
Here is me, right now, blogging whilst Mr. (edited) slumbers:
Here is a dramatization of a typical night at our household with the Lightwedge:
Or, I would like a shelf above my headboard with a lamp on it. Either would be nice.
My future daughter (in the DISTANT future) is "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"! I saw this book in the freebie bin at work, and I immediately thought that something about the girl's shoulder resembled my own, and then I thought, "I hope my daughter(s) have wavy, reddish hair and golden, freckly skin like that." I really do. I think I've blogged about this before. For a long time, I've hoped I would have redheaded, TAN children. I just think red hair and freckles are so beautiful. Good thing Neil seems to be a carrier.