It has been a long debate in my mind as to whether I should blog or not. I’ve had some short attempts at some, writing book reviews (that really weren’t very well written) and documenting a life changing excursion to one of my favorite places in the world (Yellowstone National Park). But what would I write about now? Is my life really that interesting? Maybe, maybe not. Here it is anyway.
My purpose to write this blog and include you in my adventures is two-fold. First, it seems to me that there is an innate part of ourselves that desire to share our happiness, successes, failures, and disappointments. We were not created to be alone. Hopefully my joys and mishaps will bring a smile to your face or at least a smirk at the realization that good or bad, life can be interesting. Secondly, I hope that having a “public platform” will give me more urge to accomplish things and to take note of things I experience. If I have an audience (of any sort) then I will feel the need to do the things on my To Do List and share them. Maybe I will start utilizing the fancy camera on my phone and become better at analyzing the things that I do. If that makes sense then keep reading.
Here is my first story to share, something that appeared on my To Do List just the other day and in anticipation of possibly starting this blog today I decided to do it. Thus I have achieved both of my purposes of blog writing in one fell swoop! (That’s a Shakespeare phrase if you didn’t know. I didn’t. I just looked it up. Google is amazing.)
I’m sitting here with cocoa powder in my hair. Why?! I’m asking myself that same question. My scalp feels weird and I smell like chocolate. I found as I perused various web information sources that corn starch and cocoa powder will work as a dry shampoo. Some mornings, I wake up and it is too cold to attempt a shower. I don’t deal well with the cold when I first wake up. Today was such a morning. I woke (after hitting the snooze three times) and was way to chilled to even contemplate a shower. My aversion to the shower was also strengthened by the snow that I discovered on the ground when I let Bella out. (Bella is my dog if you haven’t read the About section.) So what better time than to try out this new dry shampoo concoction that sounds interesting? I went to the kitchen and found some corn starch (something I never cook with, but for some reason have in the cabinet) and cocoa powder. The corn starch is supposed to absorb oils and the cocoa powder is to blend the corn starch into brown hair so it doesn’t look like there is weird white powder on my head.
I must say I am pleasantly surprised at the absorption of greasiness. It is several hours later and I’m not showing any signs of stringy, dirty hair. I will say that my head has been slightly itchy today. It may be more of a mental thing rather than a reaction to the corn starch. If such occasions arise that I am unable to shower. I will most likely utilize this method again.
I hope my real life story has entertained you enough that you will return to read about my adventures. I find that there is a little bit of adventure in everyday life, all we have to do is look for it.