Thursday, September 2, 2010

This, That and the Other Thing


This week there’s been a little bit of this

sis sissy and Ike



And a little bit of that thing called paper making…

paper-1 paper-2 paper-3


paper-5 paper 

And a little bit of the other thing which we call mommy brilliancy(insert sarcasm here)……

I’ve seem to have some sort of unexplainable, magnetic, inevitable, lack of intellect when it comes to heat sources.  One day this week I was getting ready to take the boys to piano lessons and I decided I should probably do something with my hair since the humidity had given me a bozo the clownish halo around my face.

I plugged in my curling iron, waited a few minutes and then preceded to pick it up to smooth my hair into some semblance of order and slickness.  As the curling iron neared my face I caught a whiff of overly hot metal.  I even brought it close to my nose and sniffed it. I opened it and inspected the barrel and found nothing peculiar.  So, I continued on.  As soon as I clamped it down on my hair, smoke started curling upwards.  I let out a minor shriek and quickly took the hot iron off of my bangs. I quickly looked at the curling iron to see how much hair I had singed off.  It wasn’t horrible, so like any genius, I figured I just probably needed to turn it down a notch or two (uh duh…it was the same setting I always use).  After about half a minute I preceded with much lack of intelligence to attempt to curl my hair again.

Not Good.

Smoke and stench arose from my head.  This time I succeeded in removing a significant portion of my bangs.  They clung in shriveled stinky strands from my curling iron and as I touched my hair strands disintegrated and flecked into the sink.

Oh the smell that filled my bathroom and bedroom.  UGH! Not to mention the fact that I was now short on time and my whole head stunk.  I quickly plugged in my other curling iron and attempted some sort of damage control. 

It wasn’t pretty.

My bangs looked pretty fried.  I now am missing portions of my bangs, but I must say I gave myself something similar to a razor cut!  HMMM! And now that all the incinerated pieces have fallen out they look pretty snazzy!

However, I would not recommend this haircutting technique to just anyone, as it tends to leave a unique odor floating off ones head.

As for my, afore mentioned issues with heat sources your gonna have to go here back to when I first started blogging to read all about it.

Oh, and there was that one time, in high school Chemistry, when I caught my hair on fire. Bunsen burners are pretty hot ya know!


  1. Been there, done that, not a pretty sight. Looks like we'd learn from our mistakes. :o)

    That paper makin' project really looks cool. I'm impressed girl.

    The pics of the kiddos made me smile, they're great.

    God bless and have a great day sweetie!!!

  2. Looking forward to seeing your new bangs this weekend!

  3. Awhh Man!!! That stinks...


    I crack myself up but I'm honestly trying to have some sembalance of empathy (and sympathy)... as I can only imagine. I too, have had singed hair before but not from an iron, but from burning trash. That is ONE HORRIBLE smell, reminds me of the dentist. Can't stand them, by the way.

    Hope you have a better week-end.

  4. What pretty paper! I've done that before and it is a lot of fun!
    Sorry about your hair. I use a curling brush, so I know what you're talking about! :)

  5. About 8 years ago, I just cut all my hair off...wash, towel dry, a little product and my fingers. That was all I needed until this year when it is slightly longer, but no curling iron for me! Too many times burning my forehead! Now just a brush and hair dryer. Any day I might go back to the real short stuff! Hope it grows back quickly!

  6. The paper is just beautiful. Have you done a tutorial on that?

    Oh, your poor hair! Makes me glad I don't have a curling iron... I would probably have killed myself by now.

  7. I'm so sorry, I don't mean to laugh at you! I can't help it though.
    This reminds me of the time my blowdryer blew up when I was using it. Sparks flew and a patch of hair right on top of my head was burned off. I know exactly what the stench is that you are talking about!
    My hair stunk for days after that.
    I sympathize with you.

  8. Oops!

    But I do love your paper-making project!

  9. Oh no!! It can't be that bad, right? On the bright side, the paper is really pretty. ;)

  10. Wow - what a story. I haven't done it in a long time but I've definitely been there.

  11. Mrs. B is probably still warning people about those bunsen burners based on your experience! You're a good citizen.

  12. YIKES, this is taught me to be careful! So glad to have come across your Blog as I was surfing around from Blog to Blog :) I'm having a giveaway over on my Blog if you hop along. Hugs, Catherine x

  13. LOL Jenn ~ you tell your stories well! :) I vote for throwing that curling iron away...I think it's time!


    P.S. Great photos of the times!


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