Friday, August 07, 2009

things i like...

1) A good stylist who gives me a good haircut, consistently. My stylist just moved from one salon to another, and I didn't spend 0.1 seconds trying to figure out whether to be loyal to the salon or the stylist. Curly hair ain't easy, y'all!

2) Ice. It soothes aching muscles, it brings coffee down to a comfy summer drinking temperature, it makes my dogs scrabble across my kitchen floor chasing its frictionless fleeting form. No end to the hilarity OR usefulness of ice.

3) Growing and nurturing things. Fish. Plants. Dogs. Marriages. Well, just the one marriage, but you get the idea. I can't bake, but I can make stuff grow!

4) Swimming. I like the way it feels when I'm suspended in the water. I like the way water slides over my skin. I don't know if I'll still be so in love with swimming this winter when the weather is cold, but for now, I lurve it.

5) Air Conditioning. The south didn't get civilized until this handy invention became commonplace. I wouldn't live in the cold, cold north unless I was paid to, and even then it would have to be sums of money in direct proportion to the volume of snow I have to move in the course of my daily life. But without air conditioning? I would not so much enjoy all the easy access I have to sunshine, beaches, quality mexican food, and year-round motorcycle weather.

count those blessings, y'all!


Anonymous said...

Two things:

1- I don't have curly hair, but I'd follow a hair "stylist" across the city if I could find one who gave me a good haircut two times in a row. One time, not so very long ago, I went to whomever was cheapest, saying "It's five dollars! How bad could it be?" After wearing hats for a month after the $5 haircut, I will pay and travel for quality.

2- You don't have to move your own snow. That's why they have people with snowblades on their trucks. Or, you could hire some kid and pay their way through college, one snowstorm at a time.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Yeah, I've followed hairdressers to the ends of the earth it sometimes feels like. There's a breaking point somewhere though - that point when you delay your haircut by weeks or months because of how much of a pain in the neck it is to get there.