Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I have decided

1. I'm going to talk to my (awesome!) landlords about the dumb furnace. It WAILS when it starts up. Loudly. And I'm not one to complain about noise or light when I sleep. I can pretty much sleep through anything. But the furnace? It wakes me up. Of course, it only happens when it's really cold, and we're just about done with this cold snap, so maybe I'll just let it go...

2. I'm going to do level 3 of dancing lessons. There are four levels, but unless you intend on competing or go dancing all the time, you just stay in level 3. There are people who have been doing level 3 for years, so I'm told. Which kind of scares me. Our instructor referred to it as "the big pond." Eep! :) I may take a private lesson to get a few things really solid before level 3 starts on Sunday.

3. I want to learn Italian. I read my phrase book almost daily, and last night I had this dream (yes, I did eventually fall asleep, but not till about 4:30am!) where I was in Italy (back in the Cinque Terre - photos - swoon!) and carrying on this full on conversation in Italian. I know I was using some real Italian words - I picked up a teensy tiny bit this summer - but the rest? Who knows WHAT I was actually speaking, but boy did it sound like Italian! hehe. I think I'm going to sign up for a class next term (starting in March). Hmm... maybe then I'll have an even better excuse to go back to Italy sooner!

4. I need to get my hair cut, and I want a CHANGE. Of course, I always say that, and I always get it just the same, but shorter. But I'm thinking, bangs? Layers? New colour? Highlights? Maybe I'll go for a buzzcut! hehe. I want Nick Arrojo from What Not To Wear to cut my hair. He just says, ok, this is what will look good based on your face/style/personality/commitment to a morning hair regime (which, for me, by the way, is extremely minimal. Funny story about that, actually, I'll have to tell you another time). I don't even have a regular hair dresser. Arg. What do YOU think I should do?

5. I need to go for a massage. They're covered under my benefits, why on EARTH have I not been going?!?! Being sick has left me really stiff, plus, massages are just the right thing to do. (I should probably start going back to my chiro, too)



Emily said...

Hey! First time here...found you from Happy and Blue 2. Anyways, your benefits cover massages?! Holy crap! Maybe I need to move to Canada. That is quite possibly the coolest thing I've ever heard.

happy and blue 2 said...

I like your hair the way it is. But it is your hair so don't listen to me.
I had a dream the other day that I was speaking French in Montreal. But no one understood a word I said, ha,ha..

Rachelle said...

go for a massage! I'd go if I could. Can I go under your plan?

Melissa said...

Yay for level 3!!! Good choice :) And I think the Italian lessons will be fun when you do those too.

Hair color.... Color and hilights need to be maintained. If it's in your budget, I'd say go for either or both. If you're a "do it yourself at home" kinda person, then maybe skip the hilights and go find a color in a box that's not too far from yours and go play :) -of course if you want to do a one shot thing that's ok too! Or let the professionals do a new color on you and then you go find a box to do it the next time :)

As for hair cutting... it looks like you have long hair right? If you decide to do something a lot shorter -like a bob or shoulder length, see if you can wait until your pony tail is ten inches (no idea what that is in metric!). Then you can donate it to "Locks of Love" to make wigs for children with cancer. But the pony tail you cut off has to be at least 10".

Oh... and I'm also all for you throwing a few streaks of pink in your hair too. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, you're fun.

I like you!


I just whacked the crap out of mine. I'm adding more blond on top the next time I go in ... even darker on the bottom ... contrast, contrast, contrast! WHOOO! HOOOO!

Hillary said...

Oh boy, I was gonna wait till tomorrow to post this, but seeing as I'm already getting comments about it...

(I was trying to avoid accusations of blog addiction by posting three posts in one day, but aw, what the heck)

Beth said...

Hey Hillary- I totally dream of Nick cutting my hair too- I haven't had it cut since August and keep telling myself I'll get it done soon. But I can't face another clip & style hairdresser just yet...if you find a good hairdresser you must let me know!

Massages- definitely go for it!

Jenn said...

oh - go for the massage!! I'd been putting one off forever (like 7 months) and when I finally went I couldn't believe how much better I felt.

happy hair cutting - 'tis the season, what with the new year and all. :P

Anonymous said...

I, too, have just started down the long, dark, twisty road also known as "What haircut shall I get next?" My roommate has made it her mission to find me one.

Hi Hillary. This is Danielle, as in danigirl from Church-Friends, as in the Danielle you sent chocolate chip cookies to in Williams Lake (will I ever forget that? doubtful).

I check your blog regularly. This is me trying to non-lurk.