A Yankee blog about the almost-South
Against the strong advice of pretty much every Huntington transplant I’ve encountered thus far, I got an impulse haircut sometime in February.
I showed the stylist a photo of what I wanted, but she proudly informed me afterwards that she had taken the liberty of “adding some volume” to the back.
Although I was mortified, my co-workers loved it.
All I need now are some acrylic nails.
Oops, it’s been a while since I posted anything.
I would blame it on being busy, but we all know that’s a lie.
Really, I was confused by tumblr’s new posting format and I have been avoiding it ever since.
Here are some random updates that I would have posted over the past several months, but for my ineptitude.
That time a guy dressed in blackface for a church Halloween party and then posted it on fb for the world to see:
05/01/13 UPDATE: The lady in the photo used to be in charge of the local roller derby team, until they rose up and ousted her from power following a series of bigoted statements regarding issues of race, sexuality, and reproductive rights. Go figure.
I had my very first Waffle House experience last week. It went considerably better than my very first Olive Garden experience last fall.
Maybe you can’t see that, but the price of my single biscuit with gravy was $1.70 after taxes. Mmmm.
I recently had occasion to explore my local Aldi supermarket. I have mixed thoughts on the experience.
- Located in a shit neighborhood. (Not such an issue, but it’s kind of far.)
- Shopping carts cost 25 cents to use. (Insulting.)
- Depressing inside. (Lots of raspy smokers’ voices.)
- Most of the food is shit. (i.e. frozen or prepared.)
- No brand names anywhere. (Not in a magical Trader Joe’s way.)
- Blatant frowns/stares from other patrons. (Sorry, no speak engrish.)
- Plastic grocery bags cost $.10 each. (How Green!)
- Only take cash and debit cards. (What about my Chase rewards?)
- Cheap wine. (Haven’t tasted, may actually be terrible.)
- Cheap produce. (Because no one else is buying them?)
- Very cheap fancy cheese. (Odd.)
- Imported chocolate. (Also odd.)
So I guess it’s a draw? (Not really.)
Apparently the First Amendment was recognized here for the first time a week ago.
School officials say the recent practice of saying a prayer over the public address system at Central City Elementary School will stop, after a parent complained that it was inappropriate.
Herald Dispatch, 1/25/13.
According to my boyfriend, I’m “on the border” between slim and chubby, but in a cute way.