Monday, May 16, 2011

TRIFLING NEWS...

1. If you left a comment on my last post, it probably got eaten in the whole Blogger fail of last week, so sorry about that. I'm aware that this blog is probably long overdue some kind of epic re-design and change of platform (particularly since I realised Blogger is actually eating my older posts and after the three day world panic provoking outage of Blogger last week), but even if this makes me super old school and I'm still blogging on the equivalent of cassette tape, a shiny new home for Lola Is Beauty isn't on the cards at the moment. Though I'd love to have the time and energy to do something like that, I just don't. I'm kind of fond of Blogger anyway: it does what it says on the tin, (most of the time) so I shall just keep scribbling away in this old journal until Blogger is obsolete no doubt! But I am going to move a few things around a bit here - you will notice a "Lately I'm Into" links list at left: this is really for my friends who are too lazy to bother actually finding/reading good stuff on the internet, but want/need to look like they know what's going on and always ask me for personalised lists of current recommendations. As hinted at by the not very inspired title, it will change around frequently and the rest of my links are still always there.

2. I know most of you haven't been able to sleep wondering if I got my hair cut. Well - I was subjected to not one, but a number of hair interventions, in the sense of when Elton made Donatella go to rehab, rather than people randomly snipping bits off my locks. After some hardcore phone berating, one of my friends actually came round to my house to continue her case in person against me having my hair chopped off! (In retrospect - thank you.) I acquiesce - everyone was right, I'm in too much of a weird transitional phase to go round lopping off all my hair, even if it was tempting. I realised the thing that was annoying me was that after having to have it cut it was mid-length and I cannot bear mid-anything: mid-length, Middleton, mid-range - as a wise person once said, people who stand in the middle of the road deserve to get run over. I just have to stop being impatient and wait for it to grow. But I have found a third way - apparently there's this miraculous invention called a hairclip and when I use it, it looks like my hair is short, but it's still there. Who knew? So I just had a good trim and bought a Mason Pearson hairbrush, which the sound of me using makes Lola gallop at high speed into the room I'm in and assume the "I'm now ready to be groomed" position. It's hilarious. And no, I am not using the most expensive hairbrush in the world on her.

9 comments:

Kazuko said...

"... people who stand in the middle of the road deserve to get run over." i love that.

lola likes to be groomed? our heavy furball only likes it because she knows she'll get a reward afterwards. once she didn't receive one, and she was pissed. next time grooming we could feel how insecure she was, cause after every two strokes she would try to run away "asking" for her treat. :)

anabela / fieldguided said...

Oh Lola! That's so funny!

I actually get really tired of people telling me to switch to Wordpress. I like Blogger just fine! And if, as you say, it's the equivalent of blogging on a cassette tape, that's fine too.

Rose said...

I've thought loads of times about changing from blogger but I keep thinking why- and it it's good enough for the Sartorialist (and Lola is Beauty) it's good enough for me

stef said...

If it ain't broke (well maybe it is a little)and all that..I find your blog reassuringly analogue!!

earworm said...

i'm intrigued (and interested)! how do you manage for your hair to look short with just hairclips?

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

Kazuko - Lola LOVES being groomed more than anything! It's quite exhausting...

Anabela - me too, I've tried typepad and Wordpress in other guises and didn't like either!

Rose - exactly, it's a sort of weird snobbery I feel sometimes - like, if I have a blogspot address my blog is somehow not legit or "proper" despite having been writing it for almost 7 years!

Earworm - Well, my fringe has grown out to about chin length, so if I clip up the back it looks like I have a messy bob from the front, see?

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

Whoops, Stef - thanks!

earworm said...

Oh yeah now i see! Dont know i envisionned something complicated in my head involving you folding your hair in half with hair clips

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

Earworm - haha, no that would be way beyond my hairstyling capabilities!