What I have Learned this Summer

-IPA is NOT International Pale Ale.
Thankfully, it was only family that heard this terrible misinformation I spewed. Oh wait, it was family that knows. They will never let me live this one down. For anyone else like me, it stands for Indian Pale Ale.

-Government shutdowns do happen and there isn’t a law saying the decision makers have to do anything. You say: Wait, there is a government shutdown?

-The value of a tongue scraper.
   And, bacteria that lives on your tongue is quite, quite terrifying.

The microwaved versus filtered water post on Facebook is a hoax. I completely fell for it—the post said science fair project….Okay, that is terrible defense.
This type of urban legend is related to the girl who getting ready for prom/wedding cooks her insides at the tanning bed. This one isn’t related to one’s vanity, but to our fear of new (Read:  any) technology.

-I have missed having a computer SO DAMN MUCH. Yes, this may sound like chicken shit to some people with money to have several computers in their home. I have had a smart phone for over a year and that has been my computer. For most situations, this works. However, life is better with a full sized QWERTY keyboard. I simply adore the feel of real keys bumping under my fingers. I’m sorry that that had to sound slightly pornographic. I’ve got no link for this people.

-Music early in the morning makes me happy. Music while I cook or clean makes me happy. Music in the shower (singing, you pervs) makes me happy. I really love music just about all the time.

-As always, I have continue to remind myself that there is so much left to learn in the world. I can’t wait to find out more.

Day 328: Braided Back


Over the last few days I have been practicing the herringbone braid and I see some very big improvements. The braid is less messy and much tighter all around. I also like to think it looks good with my uniform and big flat hat.

This style of braid tends to sit lower–at least how I do it–so it ensures my flat hat fits better,  my hair stays out of my face and off of my badges. All around it may be my regular hair style this summer.

I doubt that my explanation of how to accomplish this will help you. I suggest looking up proper how-tos and videos.
However, I will offer how I do it anyway. Brush through hair and split onto two bunches (instead of three for a regular braid).
Take a small amount from the outside of one bunch and pass it over to the other bunch. By outside, I mean the hair furthest away from the center part you have made. Repeat from the opposite bunch of hair.
The smaller amounts of hair you pass over means it will look more complex and cool. Once, I did this braid in such a way it looked as though I use three bunches of hair just like a regular braid-Oops!

I’m a long way from French braiding but I’m loving this for now :-)