It's a beautiful day out there this afternoon. I woke up and wanted to be productive so I ran around and took care of a few things. It's interesting, because as I made a list of all the necessities I needed to get done (because yes, I love lists) I found myself caring entirely too much about one particular thing on my little yellow piece of paper: buying baby powder...
Now, let me back up here so I can let you in on a little of the logic that goes into actual role of baby powder in my life.
I have very fine, thin hair. It tends to get a bit oily after, oh, I don't know, three and a half minutes post shower. I also highlight my hair. My natural color is this really despicable hue of dirty blonde that by anyone's standards is utterly blah... and unfortunately, when you are under-funded as I am these days, you've got to stretch those highlights out between a few more months than you would normally like to. Now, one way that I like to do this is by washing my hair every other day. My highlights last a bit longer and on those particular non-wash days my hair is either a.) hair wrapped, b.) encased in a hat, or c.) up in a bun involving bobby pins and such. So, with all of this being said, my secret to keeping my hair from looking like I just rolled out of a tub of Crisco is, tah-dah!... baby powder. I sprinkle some onto my hands and then do some damage control where needed throughout my head... it doesn't take a genius to know that cornstarch sucks up oil like I suck down a coke-zero- extremely efficiently.
So, needless to say, you can imagine my panic when, this morning, I went to find my baby powder and it was EMPTY. Suddenly getting my oil changed and car inspected fell to the bottom of my list and buying more baby powder sky rocketed to the top... Such a thing is a non-negotiable... kind of like always having milk and cereal in the house.
I know, I know... I could just suck it up and shower more... or maybe become a brunette... or put my salon tab on my credit card every six weeks... but really, where's the fun in that?
I'll take my $1.50 bottle of baby powder.