When things don’t go right

I promise I will write about perfume soon. But before that, I just have to share some thoughts.

First, I was coloring my hair yesterday and had an epiphany. It wasn’t actually an epiphany but the bulb did light up in my brain. After a couple of years of using a towel.

First, a question for English native speakers – something that’s bothering me for years now. Does a couple of years mean exactly two, or does it like in Croatian (when you translate a couple into Croatian) it means exactly the same (two people in a relationship) but when applied to other things, like years for example, it means several, not only two? What is true in English because I’ve seen couple of months translated as two so I’m wondering now.

Ok, on to my realization. You see the picture. I have this towel that’s created for using solely on your hair. So, whenever I color my hair, I use that towel so I wouldn’t color any of the usual towels. My towel also has a rubberband thing that sort of ends up on the top of your head when you put the towel on it and I always just pull the end of the towel through and leave it all unfastened (because the idiot me didn’t realize it could be fastened). Until yesterday when I realized that the rubberband is supposed to be used as such and wound it 3 times around the tip of the towel to keep it strongly in place. Such an idiot! I cannot believe I didn’t realize this before. Does stuff like that happen to someone else as well?

And then I had another bad surprise. I started another Anita Blake novel. Which starts at St. Patrick’s day (that is the first sentence and spring is described). It also gives flashbacks to the last book saying the stuff from that book happened 5 weeks (or around a month ago). And the story in the previous book happened before Christmas and ends up with what she bought (after the big fights) to each of the characters. If someone has an explanation for this, I would love to hear it. I didn’t realize this first time I was reading the series, but now it just upsets the hell out of me. I will still read the book, but someone should have paid better attention when this was published.

Anyway, on to some good stuff. The color turned out great, fiery copper red. I love it.

The weekend is going to last 3 days which is always great news. It’s not going to be sunny or warm but spending it with family will make our hearts warm and that is most important.
Coming soon with a perfume review. And btw, even though I should really think of my budget now, I think there is no hope for me. I love TDC Charmes et Feuilles and need Amaranthine as well. Anyone has any of those and wants to swap?
And here are 2 pictures of my hair, and yes they were both taken today but they don’t look like the same color. In reality, it is exactly in between. It’s not this strange violet/magenta note, neither is it orangey like in the second picture. It is those two together (if you can picture that).

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10 thoughts on “When things don’t go right

  1. Bloody Frida April 2, 2010 at 15:03 Reply

    "A couple of" usually means two, but people here in US use it for two/three … I think when you hit around 4 items, it becomes 'several' In other words, it's not generally specifically defined except for when you say a couple (relationship) just like in Croatia. But that's just my opinion, given that I live in the Midwest.I wanna see your hair!

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  2. SignatureScent April 2, 2010 at 15:07 Reply

    I love 'light bulb' moments. Interestingly I had a similar moment when I was dying my own hair recently. I was wondering how I could get round ruining a towel and usually a t shirt each time too. Suddenly the lightbulb moment happened and now I use cling film! It's fabulous – you have to try it. You can wander around the house without worrying about drips. Aah – I'm easily pleased! On the meaning of couple – some people do use the English world couple to mean several. But that's a mistake – it should be used to mean 'two'. But, either way – it's a vague word. For instance if somebody asked me, if I'd been to Paris (let's say). I could say – yes, I've been a couple of times. Meaning that I've been 'about twice'. In summary, it usually means, 'roughly two'.Long winded comment – Sorry!

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  3. Mals86 April 2, 2010 at 16:10 Reply

    I concur with BF and SS on the use of "couple of months" meaning about two.Coloring my hair again on Saturday – it's been awhile and I'm back to my usual boring light brown/dark blonde. (It used to be lighter, but then I Had Children…) So I may have to try the plastic wrap trick – I have used old towels in the past.I'd be annoyed with the time discrepancies in that book, too. How *difficult* would it have been to have said "10 weeks ago" instead of 5?? Careless editing.

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  4. The Left Coast Nose April 2, 2010 at 17:00 Reply

    I want to see your hair, too!I think BF's got it about perfect- usually 2, but up to 3 is ok, but more than that, you use "several."

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  5. Ines April 2, 2010 at 21:24 Reply

    Thanks everyone with the help with couple. :)BF, I took some photos of my hair (bad ones) but for some reasons blogger cannot upload them. I'll try again later.SS, thank you for a really good advice. Honestly, I don't think I would ever think of it by myself. :)You know, from your profile picture I would never guess you color your hair – it looks really natural.Mals, you had me laughing out loud with I had children. And I'm already scared what will happen with my life if/when I decide to have them. :)And you know, I can't believe how upset I got over the discrepancy. I was thinking about it today and realized why it's so – I get taken away by books (more so than by movies) and when something messes up my fantasy world, it's a big deal for me. The things I get upset over…LCN, I promise I will get blogger to do my bidding. ;)Btw, I opened your surprise package and cannot decide what to try first. What a wonderful problem! 🙂

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  6. Diana April 2, 2010 at 22:43 Reply

    I also concur with the "couple of"/"several" notes above. I'm also coloring my hair this weekend (naturally blonde, I go red with blonde highlights). How funny that we are all doing our 'dos at the same time!

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  7. Ines April 3, 2010 at 14:50 Reply

    He, he, he. Diana I can't believe it as well. I guess this means we're hair synchronized bloggers. ;)You have red hair with blonde highlights? That must look wonderful. I want to see your hair!

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  8. The Left Coast Nose April 3, 2010 at 15:30 Reply

    Man– I am so jealous!! What fantastic colors!! (I could never get away with anything like that…) You are truly an Outstanding Redhead!!

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  9. Bloody Frida April 3, 2010 at 21:31 Reply

    yes, what LCN said!!

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  10. Ines April 6, 2010 at 11:41 Reply

    Thanks girls! :)Btw, LCN, I didn't start straight-away with that color, I just spontaneously upgraded to it. 😉

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