Wasting Time

I got home from Arizona on Saturday afternoon. Spent Saturday night drinking lots of booze and then spent Sunday watching eight hours of television. Eight. That’s three hours of Dexter, three hours of Homeland, and two hours of 30 Rock. That equates to a full day’s work or a good night’s sleep for most people. I really wanted to be productive because I have so much to do, but it just wasn’t happening.

By the end of the night, I was stir crazy from too much TV, but I couldn’t bring myself to turn it off.

I’m actually looking forward to the three week break from new episodes over the holidays. I spend way too much time in front of the TV. Way too much time. I would like to do anything else. Maybe I’ll count my split ends. Or fashion a kayak out of a log. But most likely, I’ll spend time with friends.

Brady Bunch

Brady Bunch2

Anyway, while I was out in Arizona, the hotel that I was staying at had soft water. Have you ever taken a shower in that? It feels like you can never get all the soap off your skin no matter how hard you try. So, once I washed and dried my hair, it looked like I hadn’t washed it in three days. The roots actually looked and felt waxy and everyone thought I was crazy because I was complaining about my hair for two straight weeks. I tried everything to make it look better. Everything.

Billy Madison

On the  last night, we stayed at another hotel near the airport in Tucson. I worked out that night in the hotel gym – over eight miles on the treadmill, thank you very much. I never got tired during that run either but it probably had something to do with my meals that day.


Plus an unpictured cream cheese danish that I tried really hard to say no to. Well, not that hard.


Ok, that was dessert. I ate all of it except a really small portion of the middle but only because it didn’t have frosting on it. That pizza cookie was after a huge Mexican lunch which also included sopapillas for dessert. So we’ll just call that cookie Dessert #2. Try out that meal plan if you want to run eight miles and never feel tired.

So, back to my point. I washed my hair after working out and I could tell the water was much better at the new hotel, but when I dried my hair it was still nasty. To make a long story short, which is probably impossible at this point, it was my shampoo. The same shampoo I’ve been using on and off for years. To which I was all…

So I looked terrible for two weeks and could have done something about it had I listened to my co-worker that “maybe it was my shampoo.” Not my brightest day weeks. At least it’s really making me appreciate clean hair now.

There you have it. Two pointless stories. I’ll be more pointful later but probably not.


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10 responses to “Wasting Time

  1. My mom’s house is on a well and they have soft water. It is the freaking worst. I didn’t realize how bad it was until I moved out. I always feel dirty there.

  2. Amber K

    I’m definitely okay with the TV break. In fact, the husband and I are still trying to catch up on various reality shows. We were way behind! We might even have time to watch some Christmas movies soon…

    • Paula

      I’m so ready for some Christmas movies! I still haven’t seen the Jim Carrey Christmas Carol. I think that’s gonna be this year’s movie. 🙂

  3. I find myself watching hours upon hours of TV on the weekends. I go work out in the morning and then I’m so tired and sore I’m like…well I did a lot today I’ll just watch 6 hours of the Real Housewives of Miami.

    PS. thank you for your AHS recaps… I haven’t been able to get into this season but I like to know whats going on… don’t know if I can bring myself to watch it now after that last coat hanger episode. I got scared the second I read your title… eeeeeeeek!

  4. Damn, shampoo! I’d be sad if my shampoo betrayed me. It’s Brilliant Brunette and I’m ridiculously loyal to it. I’m particular about how much suds action I get (OCD, I know), and BB is just right. But if it was making my hair unclean? I don’t know what I’d do. Cry?*

  5. We go to my grandparent’s house all the time and they have soft water. Growing up I always thought it was “Orlando water” until I moved here and have perfectly normal water in my apartment. Hate it!

    • Paula

      Yes! My dad used to have soft water when I was growing up in Illinois. I guess it prevents lime build-up? All I know is I’d rather be scrubbing the shower more often than having to bathe in that stuff.

  6. All of that TV watching, are you still watching Once Upon a Time? We finally got a Blu Ray player that had Netflix, the wifey started watching it and now I am hooked. We have been saving the S2 episodes and need to see the last 4.

    • Paula

      I watched the first season and then the first episode of season 2 but it just wasn’t doing it for me. I had to drop some shows from the DVR to keep my sanity and that one was the first casualty.

  7. I need to catch up on the Walking Dead and Dexter, and that is my plan today. New Christmas jimjams + 8 hours of TV. Can’t wait.

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