Karens Know Best!
In an effort to give my twists some more pizazz, I decided to roll them overnight. After I pulled out my little white plastic rollers I immediately remembered how gd uncomfortable they make sleeping. And then I remembered that in my interview with my Nana (whose real name is Karen), she talked about how growing up she and her sisters would tear strips of brown paper bags and use those as rollers. More recently when I complained about Roller-Slumber Discomfort, my good friend Karen recommended that I use torn strips of fabric or a t-shirt instead of hard plastic rollers. I looked at the pokey white rollers and I decided that if not just one, but TWO Karen’s had advised me to use something different to get a curl, I should probably listen to them.
So into our paper bag recycling area I went and tore up a bunch of strips, rolled my twists around them, put on a sleeping cap and went to bed.
It was pretty easy to do and certainly less uncomfortable than sleeping with rollers. Woke up this morning, took em out and now have a head full of bouncily, bumped twists!
In other news: I saw the President this morning! Well, kind of…I definitely saw his car. See:
En route to work I was halted by a bunch of cops for about 10 minutes while a massive procession of motorbikes cleared the streets, followed by about 19 Escalades with tinted windows, one of which was charioting Mr. Barry O. around our fair city of San Francisco, and then a bunch more Escalades, cop cars, and a SWAT van.
Just goes to show that you never know what you’re gonna run into on your bike en route to work: sometimes it’s an unsuspecting jaywalker and other days its President Obama.
And while we’re on the topic, I just want to say that it is so nice and refreshing to know that Michelle, Sasha, and Malia Obama are all natural (and Barack too for that matter!). Even though they are most often rocking a press, it’s awesome that our White House is chemical free!