February 03, 2007

She was the first person to tell you that you look thinner. That is the greatest compliment possibly ever and probably means an instant serotonin boost, if I had an ability to measure those sorts of things. Because now you feel thinner and inspired to continue. That's why my mom told me to always compliment a person who has lost weight. They need to hear it. And when it is your hair dresser who has styled you for the past three years it feels pretty damn good. From her you demand bold bright and funky, as a way to get out of the blah. You then get to chatting, because we all know that is what happens at salons. And you explain the blah to her. But with an understanding and a preface, that you cannot complain. Because really you can't. There is nothing wrong with your life and there are a million and a half things to be thankful for. Don't get me wrong because I totally know. But you describe the blah. And in a word, the too tall, all legs, blonde, who makes your hair shine says, "well, you're just bored." Bam. Like that she has the diagnosis. And we know I had been looking for the diagnosis. She continues, "for me, I was bored, and then I booked a trip to Thailand, and I leave in three weeks."

Oh shit. That sounds fantastic. Clearly, Thailand is out of the question. You can barely get time off to go to the dentist. But something. Just a fantastical whimsical trip. Even if it is being a tourist in your own city. I really love that idea. Just a destination and event to look forward to and plan for. Not an Asian country necessarily. But the idea is there. Something. So while the foil sits, I plan my plan. My Thailand.


Blogger brookem said:

I was just thinking I needed to plan a little getaway. A diversion or something.
Happy Weekend!

7:45 PM 

Blogger acaligurl said:

thailand sounds like an exotic vacation! i think phuket sounds like my dream destination. but for now i'll be happy with las vegas or san francisco!!
happy weekend eb.

9:23 PM 

Blogger JustRun said:

Oh how I WHOLEheartedly believe in that!

9:15 PM 

Blogger Cute Jewess said:

Planning an excursion in your own city is lots of fun! I do it all the time.

9:16 AM 

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