Snip, Drip, Flip

October 21st

I crammed a lot of crazy into the last 3 days.

First the snip:



I know. The photos aren’t great. But the haircut? Well, I’m kinda in love. One day (after having a baby or four), I’m going to suck it up and get the courage to cut my hair exactly as I’ve wanted to. Until then, this little bob did my spirit some good.

The drip:

I donated blood yesterday. Have you done this lately? If not, give me two seconds and I’ll talk your ear off as to why it is great for your community and you to do so every 8 weeks. I earned that gallon pin this year and I still get the sweaty shakes every time I donate from fear of the needle. But the free cookies and Capri Suns? They keep me coming back. That and the thought that if I ever need blood, I hope someone else took the 30 minutes to help out. (Plus, who doesn’t enjoy showing fear a thing or two? Take that!)

Also, I got a flu shot today. Because I’m a public health nut and I’ll be damned if I’m dying in the next pandemic. No way, Jose. If I die some tragically young death, may it be in the jaws of an African lion, or sky diving or something else far more exotic than being too lazy to get a free shot.

{Stepping off soap box}

The flip:

Good thing they got that blood yesterday, as it aged today. Anyone else notice life gets sweeter each year you flip the calendar? Truly, if you’d told me at 24 life would be this good at 31? Well. I’d have spent less time trying to squeeze into skinny jeans and more time reading books and drinking margaritas. Speaking of that last part, I’m late for dinner.



P.S. I heard this week that my blog has taken a particularly less personal turn. Lots of community events, little about what is going on in my life.  While I admire those who discuss just about everything, my comfort levels have changed since I started blogging at 24. Today, I don’t think anyone swings by to read who I’m dating.  Or what’s got me angry. Or where I’ll be in 6 months.

(Wouldn’t you like to know? — SB1070 + Arizona politics — Zimbabwe or Colorado)

Now, back to those dinner reservations…

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22 Responses

  1. Happy birthday! I knew it was in October but I didn’t remember the date. I hope for the latter answer that you just mean your bi-yearly writing months and not a permanent move. Phoenix would miss you…and it is lovely here despite being annoyingly red.

  2. Love the haircut, love to donate blood and Happy Birthday to a wonderful person!

  3. Wow, your hair had gotten long. Love the new hairdo. Super cute style! Good for you for donating blood. (My dad got a 50 gallon award like 10 years ago, and they even lost a lot of his records so that wasn’t even all of it! Awesome life saver!)

  4. Love the haircut!! I think you’d be adorable in a pixie. It’s my personal fave haircut which I return to frequently! I am toying with the idea of getting one tomorrow – BUT – it’s getting cold here so I should keep the long locks for a few more months!

    PS – I’m reading your book & love it! I’m so proud of you!

  5. Karel aka SWS aka Moms October 22, 2010

    Cute haircut Kelli! That was quite a donation of hair!

  6. Happy Birthday! There is nothing like a new hair cut to start off a new year! Best wishes for the coming year. I finished your book and it was a wonderful story…I wanted more!

  7. Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute cut! I nearly threw up when I finally went in for the big chopperoo but it was worth it. And don’t you feel like a sexy mama now? Because you should. Because you are.

    Happy Birthday!

  8. Love it! All of it!

  9. Happy Birthday!!
    Love the hair. I want Emma’s new do, too.
    Thanks for donating. My dad requires regular transfusions.
    I need to get the flu shot too. 🙂

    ps. Your blog is yours to write what you want. 🙂
    pps. Enjoy every margarita you can!

  10. Happy Birthday! I love love love the hair. You rock. I do miss some of the personal stuff, but hey, it’s your blog, it’s your comfort level. Do what you have to do. i’m happy as long as you are blogging and sharing your positive attitude. Did i say I love that flippin hair? wow. go you!

  11. Happy (late) Birthday! I hope it was great. Best wishes to you in all that you do. I love the feeling of hope and optimism, whether it is a personal post or otherwise. Things seem really down these days, so the happiness and excitement for the future is refreshing. Thanks for reminding me that I need to go and do what I want to do in life, and also for reminding me it is time for a haircut! 🙂

  12. Happy (belated) birthday! I hope it was a wonderful one for you!

  13. Gorgeous hair! Hope your birthday was rockin’!

  14. cute hair!! Here’s to a wonderful new year!

  15. Love your hair cut! I’ve secretly wanted to chop my hair really short too. I have way too much face to do it right now though. Maybe if I ever lose some weight!

  16. I like you the most with short hair, while I’m growing mine for a cousin wedding in late december, just because I’ve promised him, but I can’t wait for it to be over and drastically cut them!

  17. Larissa Stretton October 25, 2010

    Couple of days late, but sincere none the less! Birthday wishes to you!! Your hair is adorable!! It looks great! Saw you’re public service announcement the other day and it was fantastic! You are amazing!! I hope you got lots of positive response to it!

    Sounds like you are happy-so glad!

    Take care!


  18. Life only gets better — happy birthday!

  19. Hey! Happy Birthday! I just had one, too (yesterday).

    I get it about the personal stuff. A person’s blog is for the content of their choosing. :o)

    Anyhow, happy birthday. I have nothing profound to say except may you feel the Lord’s presence with you this next year. And like my friend says “What’s in your hands to give the Lord? Given to God, it is enough.”

    Enjoy the year.

  20. Love the haircut!! Why wait on the pixie though?? I regularly go short short short and I always LOVE it! It’s been so long since I’ve seen you I didn’t even realize your hair had gotten so long!! I can’t seem to ever let mine grow very long at all..

  21. Belated Happy Birthday, Kelli! Love the haircut!