March 7th, 2014


Curly Girl

Brian, my hairstylist, not the one who hosts Lundi Gras, had a special event for curly hair Wednesday night.  He brought up a sales/stylist to show off a new line of special products. 


The guy picked a couple people to demonstrate on, it looks amazing but a little in-depth for a wash-n-go girl like me.  I seriously get ready and leave the house in 20 min most mornings, but I am going to play with the sample pack and see how it goes.


The guy was also full of fun facts, like you should never use a regular towel on curly or wavy hair because it takes out too much moisture.  You're better off using a t-shirt.  You're supposed to gel your hair in the shower for the same  reason.  Who knew?


One of my co-workers from when I worked at the bookstore in the long-long ago was there.  I ended up spending a good deal of time catching up with her and chatting with the stylist who wants to dye my eyebrows in the kitchen while most of the party was in getting her hair washed.  That's where all the best parties end up anyway, right?

Ref Rabbit

I Created a Hand Signal!


They released a new rule-set for derby (I know, I should have eased you into such exciting news, but there it is.  Sorry.)  A lot of them are clarifying language, one of the big ones is that penalties only last 30 seconds now, and they added a penalty for "flopping".

Apparently this is also a thing in other sports, but for those of you as unsports-savy as I am, here is the new rule:

5.16.12 - Intentionally adopting a downed position so as to deceive a referee into incorrectly calling a penalty on an opponent.

Someone made gifs to help explain all these new rules and this is what they came up with for flopping:

This sounds a lot like one of the scenarios they talked about at the ref clinic in Portland: "Your jammer disappears into the pack and suddenly pops up holding her eye.  What do you call?" (Answer:  Nothing.  If you didn't see it you can't determine if she was hit or if she hit someone with her face.)

I brought this up when Bro was going over the new rules with the skaters and it ignited a whole "Why would we do that?!?" discussion which Bro finally ended with "Okay. Look.  If you're skating along, grab your face and fall over, I'm sending you to the box!"  Wookie chimed in, "And giving you a standing ovation!"  And I brought down all the refs in the house with "And that's the new hand signal!"

The whole practice, anytime anyone on the sides clapped for anything, someone would yell "Are you calling Flopping??"

I'm so proud of me.