That’s What She Said!

vote for obama
September 30, 2008, 7:58 pm
Filed under: life

Only because Tegan and Sara said to, I’ll do it.

just kidding, I was going to already.


a little hazel to brighten your day
September 30, 2008, 11:39 am
Filed under: darling daughter

Nothing like the biggest smile a baby can make to melt all your problems away

Aren’t you jealous I get to stare at this every day?
This is the actual first real huge smile my mom has gotten on film since it became real smiles and not just gas.

September 30, 2008, 11:30 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Has anyone ever had an IUD?

I’m getting one tomorrow, first thing at 9 am.

It’s something I’ve wanted for awhile, even before I knew I was pregnant with Hazel. But tomorrow is the ONLY day possible to do it seeing how my insurance is switching to one that won’t cover the procedure as of October 1st.

The only people I know who have opted for this method of birth control haven’t had kids, so I’d like some body’s input, if they’ve had it, after having kids.



I went this morning, and everything went fine. No pain that couldn’t be tolerated.
I got the Mirena.  Not like I had a choice, it’s the only one my doctor carries.
Light cramping, but not even as bad as a decent period.


From the mouth of a wise bum:
September 25, 2008, 12:45 pm
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Before I tell you the skill all the lurkers (250 lookie-loos since my mom linked me!) will soon acquire.. I have to say the story behind it, which happened a little over a year ago.

In Oakland…yes the crazy, scary, downtown part…I was at a bar with my friends to watch more friends play a know, like music and stuff?

Okay, so, my friend Taylor and I stepped outside to have a cigarette and this “bum” who with in his first couple alcohol coated breaths, made sure we knew he was NOT a bum, just in-between “teaching jobs” for the university. Okay guy, you don’t have to make excuses for wearing all the clothes you own on a warm August night and your rather long scraggly beard, and your brown paper bag concealing whatever drink it is you are consuming. If any of you have ever been stopped by a homeless person or actually had a conversation with them, you can’t really recall anything they actually said. So as Taylor and I have our own side conversation, the man is still going on and on about whatever comes to his mind…spewing verbal diarrhea all over us and we’re totally ignoring him.

But then, he somehow captures our attention and proceeds to tell us how to give…

drum roll please…..


Now, everyone in their life time has missed completely or even just given a high five to someone that was just not satisfactory. And I promise people, it works.

When you go to give your next high five…DO NOT STARE AT THE OTHER PERSON’S HAND


I promise this method is tried and true, should you have any future complications, feel free to let me know and I will personally teach you how to correctly do it.

I mean, after all, I might as well be certified in professional high five giving. I did learn the technique from a (non?)homeless man in Oakland

Hairstying Woes
September 25, 2008, 4:59 am
Filed under: hair, life

I attend Dior Cosmetology school.

Before that, I attended Elite Academy. And, so far, it’s been over THREE YEARS since my very first day as a newbie with dreams and aspirations to be the best colorist to the stars and owning a chain of exclusive salons.

Hmm, things sure do change when reality smacks you in the face. I don’t doubt my ability to one day maybe owning my own salon and be a platform artist at hair shows or classes all over the country. But now, I just want to set easier goals to achieve, something that will give me flexibility as Hazel grows up.

I only have 2 weeks left before my assumed graduation date. But right now, we’re working on putting on our 2nd annual hair show. AHHH the craziness of it all!!!

I found my two models the next day after I found out about it and decided in which direction I wanted to go. A new friend of mine, Kayla, who’s super thin, tall, and gorgeous. And my sister Zoe, because her hair is absolutely PERFECT for the part. Those natural curls, man, I just love to play around with them.

All three of the Dior schools are participating and the entire show theme is something like “Hair Through The Years”…I think. Don’t quote me on that one. But the years my school was chosen to do was “90’s, Today, and the Future.” Well screw the 90’s…hair was so freaking ugly then. It went through a rough patch, with the exception of the “Rachel” look. And today is too easy. Seriously, I could just have my models walk down the runway wearing their every day clothes and not do a thing to their hair. But the future, is open to so many possibilities. And with all my budding creativity, how better express myself? I do have the help of two fellow students, and if there’s a contest, our direction we’re taking it in is so elaborate and intricate, I’m just dying for someone to ask me to describe our look and how we came up with it! I can’t go in to much detail until it’s over (and I have pictures of course) but it’s pretty much a government/media/technology theme, how it will effect our look in the future. thin Aeon Flux meets V for Vendetta….I KNOW RIGHT!?

It’s still in the works, seeing how the show isn’t until October 5th, but if you have any suggestions for hair makeup or style, feel free to share!

Working for the Man
September 24, 2008, 6:36 am
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Hi, my name is Hollie and I’m a drug dealer.

No really, I work at Starbucks. It’s a purely legal substance abused by MILLIONS of Americans. And Canadians, and some other foreign countries but I’m not too sure where since I’ve never traveled abroad.

ANYWAYS. Tonight was surely one of many colorful nights as a bona fide “closer”.

Just to name a few:

  • A hippie in a nun costume for “laughs”…I didn’t even giggle.
  • A homeless man dancing in the middle of the parking lot singing to himself “Thizzle Dance” also holding a 40 in a brown paper bag and bumming cigarettes off our customers on the patio.
  • A girl I went to high school with (Junior year) remembered me and told me she still has a picture I supposedly gave her? Um, weird.
  • A co-worker telling me that William Shakesphere is an illiterate hack…

Needless to say it was an eventful evening I just thought I should share.

I wonder if anyone as a customer has witnessed anything crazy I see all the time at Starbucks?

If so, do tell.

This Blogging Thing…
September 24, 2008, 12:33 am
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Gosh, it certainly takes more work than expected!

I decided to move my blog after just one post. I guess it’s better than sticking around and staying frustrated trying to figure everything out. Like seriously, it took me about 10 minutes of searching Weebly on how to let people comment on posts. With no luck I said “screw it” and I came to the home of my mom’s blog.

Okay, but really?

RSS? CSS? Widgets?

Ah, my head is spinning. I’m going to have to have my mom tutor me through this ordeal.

PLUS I couldn’t have the name for the URL of my blog I really wanted!


But here I am, I’m sure I’ll be here for a long time, with plenty to say, and with a page that actually will (eventually) do and look how I want it too!

Wish me luck.