Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Wikipedia: "Procrastination refers to the act of replacing high-priority actions with tasks of low-priority, and thus putting off important tasks to a later time. Some psychologists cite such behaviour as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision."

Such is my current occupation. My Semester 1 exam is on Friday and I ask myself "Self? How much studying is too much? How long does one study until the information is simply lost in cranium cyberspace??" Google says that you are supposed to spread it out over a week or so...oops. The test is 200 questions....all multiple choice so I really should be fine simply using the logical brain that God gave me. Thing is, unlike high school, I actually want to do better than fine. I want to ace it! So, here I sit. Books and notes sprawled out in front of me (blast, I forgot my cue cards at school). And I'm writing a blog about procrastinating because I don't want to study anymore, the dog next door won't shut up; effectively cutting short all brain signals and my sister keeps pestering me to go for a walk with her...somebody is asking for a smack in the face.

Wanna know what I have to study? Of course you do....Starts with Life Skills and Professional Image, then we move on the glorious topic of Infection Control: Principles and Practise. Next is the Properties of Hair and Scalp (which includes scalp diseases, yum), then we get to review Shampooing, Rinsing and Conditioning followed by Principles of Hair Design and Hair Styling. Now I'm at the part I always forget about, Braiding & Braid Extensions, and Wigs & Hair Enhancements. Finishing off with Hair Cutting and Communication for Success! Doesn't that sound fun.

Enough of that boring nonsense....Guess what?? On my Cutting/ Styling assessment last Saturday I got 95%!! Go me. Did a mighty fine job if I do say so myself. Next week I am out on the clinic floor taking real live clients, (not fake ones) yipee!

Oh boy, there goes that dog again. Makes me think such violent nasty thoughts and go twitchy all over...shudder. I'm looking to procrastinate from this post so I think I'm gunna shut 'er down for the night. Until next time...

Monday, August 8, 2011

Vomiting through the nose is a decidedly unpleasant experience...

That was me, last night at 12:30am. I suddenly woke up feeling extremely nauseous, with my room tilting around me. After waiting a short while to see if it would go away, I decided to take some gravel and melatonin to help me relax. Before they even reached my stomach I was over the toilette puking my guts out (it literally felt like it). I know, ew. Anyways once that episode was over I felt much revived and slept like a baby the rest of the night. I'm thinking it was food poisoning. Danae and I went out to Pizza Hut for wings last night before our movie and she felt ill during the night as well. Problem solved.
Speaking of Danae, she has very willingly become my practise model in my adventures with hair. This time I put my new skills with the round brush blow dry to work and voila! Instant celebrity hairstyle!!

To make the curls stronger I 'set' them using pin curls.

Finished product. Ain't she a hottie?

This was only one of the styling techniques I learned. You can do the same style using a medium to large curling iron as well (I will be trying this style on myself tomorrow hehe). I also learned to do finger waves and skip waves. The story is that most people cry when trying this since its so difficult. I determined to not be one of those people. I succeeded in not getting frustrated, letting myself try to do it perfectly the first time was a key factor in this success. So that behind me we start cutting again this week. My assessment (first cut on a real human) is in two weeks!!! Ahhhm, must. not. think about it.

Well that's all folks! Stay tuned :)

Jade Beat, Over and Out.