Saturday, January 17, 2009

I can't help myself!!!!!

Hi guys!!! I feel like I haven't posted in months, but that's an overstatement (I can't believe I just said that- is overstatement a word???). I have a feeling it's not, but whatever. Anyway, I've been really busy with watching movies lately. I could say that I've been busy with school, but that would be a lie haha I've just been going to movies, renting them, and buying them like crazy. I saw Twilight again on Thursday and it was better (and hotter) than I remember. Can someone please tell me that Edward Cullen is a story-book character and that he will never go out with me?? I can't seem to realize this yet, so I remain hopeful. Every night, I stay up til about 2 in the morning reading Twilight!! I told myself that I wouldn't turn into one of those "Twilight-obsessed dorks who have no life" but it's too late. I'm way past that already haha

In other news, I've decided to adapt a RAW lifestyle. My parents and sister are COMPLETELY against it and say I'm disgusting. I decided to quit using shampoo and my hair kind of looks crappy and gross. My mom says that I am giving off the impression that I don't care about my hygiene, but it's really that I care more about my hygiene. I've been putting chemicals in it my whole life, and I finally want to stop. I understand that the withdrawal symptoms from no-pooing will last about a week-2 months. That's fine with me though. I don't care what people say about my gross hair. I agree though- it does look pretty raggedy. I already dress like a homeless person to begin with, so the hair is just an added bonus.

I also got an award from my friend, Reeni over at Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice. She is one of my favorite people ever!! Reeni's always makin something delicious in the kitchen and her food always looks mouth-watering. She's just a really down-to-earth person and really good friend. If you like me, then you'll like her haha This award is called the Lemonade Award and I LOVE it!! This sounds so absurd, but I would always make poor man's lemonade when i would go to restaurants. I'd take 2 Splenda packets, 3 lemon halves, and water because I could get it for free!! I'm such a cheap bastard haha Anyway, thanks Reeni!!! You're a hoot!!

26 comments:

aredcardigan said...

Jo RIOT....now you're talking like an inner tree hugger....woman I always enjoy reading your posts and I find myself laughing at your sense of humor...you're so much fun...sigh! You do what you want girl...just don't make it too hard for the mumsie;) lol

Anyways YOU will find your Cullen dude...I see you like the quiet...intense...reserve but full of the passione!

True love will find you in the end!

foodfashionfun said...

woah! Great job! I want to hear all about your raw lifestyle!
But what are you going to do about hygiene? Sometimes I use baking soda when I wash my hair, is that considered a chemical too?

Jenn said...

Where have the muffins been? Don't give up the muffins!

Um, you know they make all natural and vegan shampoo, right? Also,
I've never tried this, but I do hear that you can dry wash your hair with raw oatmeal. Rub some into your scalp, like you're shampooing then brush out the oatmeal. It apparently sucks up the grease.

flower said...

2 months sounds like a long time, I dont think I could wait that long, I think I would rather not know what Im putting on my hair, I was put off using hairspray after finding out its the fixing spray for pastel drawings!!
I am very impressed :) But I will miss the giant muffins :(

alaina said...

if you're going to have ragged hair, you should dred it :) actually i was considering dredding my hair, i think it would be fun! but i guess a certain style is required to pull it off, which i doubt i have.

Reeni♥ said...

I've heard of putting baby powder on your scalp. I don't know if powder is natural or what!But I'm proud of you for standing up for what you believe in.
I used to watch movies every night and now I don't. I miss it! I'm going to sign up for Netflix and play catch up.
A lot of us are waiting for our 'Edward' to come along, it will happen! And thanks for offering to go on a juice fast with me, your a sweetie!!

foodfashionfun said...

yay! I"m glad it worked for ya! I always do that when I want to get my hair super clean. Like, If I hadn't washed it in awhile or if I used gel or something.
I love natural hair tricks haha

flower said...

Ive just seen your comment on Becca's blog and baking powder on hair?? Does that really work? How do you do it??

alaina said...

my best friend has dreads! actually he permed his hair, then dredded it, because he's asian bahaha. they feel nasty. like wax and a sort of soft steel wool? haha.

i hope to go to university of north texas or university of texas at austin! but unfortunately i will not know if i get into either school of music until around april :(

Vegan On Stage said...

HEYY!!!!! welcome back!

dude dont feel bad.. i definitely read the third book in three days... its such an addiction.. and i know it took me a while to realize that my boyfriend isnt a vampire and no one is as amazinzg as edward.. sigh if only :)

Amira said...

oh i've read twilight a zillion times over, i've even started listening to the audio book version on my ipod when i go running! (just slap that dork poster on my forehead!!)
Anyway, wow going raw that's huge hope you have a great time with it i hear it's soooo god for you I've always been very interested in it
have a great day!

Vegetation said...

Good luck with the raw and with the no poo! I tried to no poo for a while. I think I lasted a week and I was scrubbing my scalp with baking soda every day because it looked dead. In the end I gave up (and I've had a violently itchy head ever since!).

And yay for getting an award!

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for raw!! :-)

Karene said...

Good luck with the rawness... I have seen pics. of peple who go raw and they look fantastic! As for no more poo thereare so many other things you can try instead... I hope you will give them all a try and let us know how they work...maybe you could start a "No Poo Revolution"!

River said...

Jo the Hippy Chick! There, that's your new blog name! :)

Good luck with the raw thing, I wish I could eat at least 50% raw... or even 25%!

Chemicals freak me out too, I've always wanted to make my own hair care and skin care products but the laziness prevents me from actually doing it! :)

PS: Yeast! Yeast, yeast yeast!! Are you laughing? Haha, it's just like tickling you! Yeast! Yeast, yeast!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Go Jo!!!
Wooohoooo!

Definitely get dreads!
xx

Noodlegirl said...

Edward is not real and he will never go out with you or ME eeeeeeeeeehehehehe

Reeni said...

Thanks for the kind words! I appreciate you reading my blog especially since you don't really eat the kind of food I make, anymore. But I realized long ago that it isn't just about the food!!

Juliet said...

Hmm. Don't totally raw shampoos exist? Like olive oil perhaps? I think the raw lifestyle will be challenging but a good experience. Please keep us posted on how it goes.. :) I'll look for more raw foods to publish on YDF. :)

Hannah said...

Good luck on going raw- I hope that works out well for you. :)

miss v said...

good luck and sticking it out through the hair thing. i've read that your natural oil product with adapt, but it can take a few months. i just don't know if i could do it - but i totally support those who try!

jessy said...

le'mme tell you - i don't wash my hair every day and i don't use "conventional" shampoo either. i've got some bar shampoo that i rub on my head - took my hair about 3 weeks to get used to this, and it's been smooth sailing since then. i love it the most!

very cool on go'n raw! i look forward to all the raw yummies! mmmmmmmmm! and hooray for lots of fun movies! movies are my fav - i could watch a few every day! ;)

Gina said...

Joanna, good luck on going raw! It definitely seems like an awesome way to eat.

I totally hear you on Twilight. I want him to be real....or maybe I want my husband to transform into Edward Cullen.

I have heard about this non-shampooing thing, but I have yet to really look into it. We will see....with starting student teaching tomorrow, I would think having raggedy hair for a months might give off the wrong impression?

Bethany said...

I'm so lame, when I don't want to wash my hair, but I have to go out, I wear a hat. like I'm fooling anybody.

you'll have to keep us posted on your hair. if you could post pictures of the progression, that would be nice. i like mroe than a before & after because I'm NOSY :)

HangryPants said...

I am v. excited to read along with your new raw adventure. How come no shampoo though? Even an all natural kind? Does that mean no soap either? Toothpaste? Sorry for all the questions!

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