Monday, January 24, 2005

I didn't know I knew so much...or do I?

I was at after-Church supper last night and was chatting to a couple of the teenage girls there (Yr 10 and Year 12). The cricket was on (I managed to limit my yawning) and Michael Clarke walked across the screen.

I made the cheeky comment which went something like "He's the best thing about cricket - even when he takes his helmet off his hair looks good... and he drives a BMW". After batting (ha!) off the "Shallow" accusations the girls and I launched into a hair conversation. I gave a run down on what I thought he did with his hair (starting with my famous "you need to coat the strands first"). They totally stunned me with "so did you used to be a hairdresser?".

Floored. I said no, I had just been doing my own hair (it's really a hobby) for 13 years. Imagine my horror when I realised that if I had been doing my own hair (as a hobby mind you) for 13 yrs I would be 26 this year. I wish! It's more like 17 years!!!! And they say overnight success is 15 years... well I don't know how successful I am, but it's not bad for a hobby. Feel free to add your own hair stories (or hash up some of my worst (or best) folical moments)...

Kath xo

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Is it just me???

A few minutes ago I had an interesting phone call. It was from an Animal-based charity seeking donations. I politely said that our family (well Ian & myself) only give to Human-based charities in the first instance. The caller was pleasant and accepted my point of view (it is great that they didn't rabbit on (yes, bad pun) and be pushy).

But what I thought was interesting is that so many people are giving to the Tsunami appeal/s at the moment, is it good or bad timing for other non-humanitarian charities to counter with their appeals?

Makes you think....

Kath xo