Friday, June 4, 2010

Freaky Friday

It's the end of the week already??? Here goes:

1. Deception by Lee Nichols is the best ghost story I've read in a long while, and one of the best YA books I've read all year. Why the love? The heroine, Emma Vaile, is funny, smart, and so relatable. Often in YA paranormals the leads are just a step above cardboard cut-outs, but Emma was so real and well-drawn I kept reading way past my bedtime, wondering, what's she going to do next?

2. As is well documented on this blog I have gray hair that I do not cover. Yep. Not forty yet and I have huge streaks of gray one of my students very kindly called "Mrs. Robinson-esque" last night (I suspect she's insuring her A this term). I have an appointment with my hair chick tomorrow. And I'm tempted to cover it all up with this color:

Yes, I know that's Diane Lane and this photo illustrates a whole lot of wishful thinking on my part. But look at that you like it? I probably won't make the decision until I sit in the chair.

3. I love our local pool. It was built in 1959 and hasn't been changed much since. It's got a snack shack and old school chaise lounge chairs, and could double for a Mad Men set. The adults are allowed to bring cocktails and the sound of a martini shaker often drowns out the hum of dragonflies. I always half expect Betty Draper to walk by me in her yellow bikini.

4. It's June. How the eff did that happen?

5. My lemon balm plants have grown seriously out of control. I know I could make tea out of it (good for the metabolism, so they say) but what else can I do? Any ideas?

Enjoy the weekend!


  1. Dude--how IS it already June. Where did this year go?

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Hoorah for DECEPTION. And holy crap, covering the grey? I'm not sure how I feel about it! I need pictures. But I do love Diane Lane's hair and um..just her. She's pretty hot.

  3. After reading LiLa's excitement over the book, I want to read it now.

    I have some sparklies (that's what my neighbor calls gray hair), but I'm afraid to color them. I seem to have developed an allergy to hair dyes recently. :(

    I think that hair color would look great. I'm jealous!

  4. Giving up on the grey! It is such a personal decision, I hesitate to offer much, other than do what makes you feel the most like the you you want to be (if that makes sense). On a related note, I am thinking of going darker, a bit more brown, because I want to identify myself with my beautiful daughter more ;)

    As for your retro public pool, we should get Betty-Drapered out and take portraits! Fun weekend activity!

  5. Awesome idea, Alexa!

    You'd look good with darker hair.

    And I kept the gray...

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