Well, today I tried to make my curling iron tutorial for a friend who ordered Thairapy 365 which by the way is down WAY on SALEEEE for $180. (I know that sounds crazy, but think of it as the new Chi). Peter was busy so I couldn’t get him to come take my pictures while I curled. So I attempted it myself.
First, I tried to find a place in my apartment where the light is good. Which is nowhere. I even stood on a chair and adjusted all the can lights to hit me, and still nothing. I pushed back all the curtains so that I was now looking directly into my neighbors’ homes. The only place where you were going to be able to see was the bathroom, because of that idiotic skylight/hole in the ceiling.(This is not a complaint about skylights, it’s a complaint about my skylight. It’s 15 feet above me, I can’t see out of it, and I’m pretty sure there is a mouse living up there kicking dirt into my shower.)
I sat on the toilet with the computer on the sink praying that the leaky faucet would just miss the back on the computer and not destroy everything. (Wish I had a picture of that… but alas then I wouldn’t have had the need to be in there in the first place. Catch 22).
So there I am sitting on the pot, with my magic glove on one hand, blazing hot curling iron in the other. Now who’s going to push the button on photo booth to count down the 3 seconds…
By the time I hit it and put the iron back where I wanted it in my hair, the timer would have gone off. Or I wasn’t smiling. Or I couldn’t wrap it down the end quick enough. Or I’d burn the top by attempting the same picture several times. Or the picture was blurry. Or I forget to lean back in the right light. Or the wire was tangled. Or in my face. Or because I was sandwiched in between the shower and the wall, my arms had to be so high in the air I couldn’t curl it right.
I give up. I’ll try again tomorrow.
Maybe the point I was trying to make is… no how small my apartment is or how incapable I can be at something, the hair still turns out good, a true testament to the awesomeness of The Iron.