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New experiences…

Yesterday was the day of new things.  For those of you in a hurry, I’ll sum it up quickly:

1) Permanent hair removal

2) Became a model.

3) Got naked with a stranger.

For those of you who are going to stick around and read a little more, I’ll go into more detail…

Item one:  Permanent Hair Loss.  It’s embarassing to admit, but now that it’s over with, I feel much more secure.  Ever since I had started the birth control pill in college, I had an increasing amount of random hairs along my jaw line.  At first it was two…so I plucked them whenver they came up.  Then it was 1o, 100, and so on.  Plucking became part of my daily routine.  In fact, I often had “official pluck sessions” twice daily and always kept a pair of tweezers with me at all times.  Reflecting now, I also was hesitant to ever let anyone touch me under my chin…even my fiance.  It just got to be something I was used to.

A friend of mine recently started doing some lazer hair removal treatments with which she is very happy.  I considered it, but I just couldn’t justify the $700 it would take to do my chin when we are saving for our wedding.

Then I went in for a hair cut and eyebrow wax session a week ago, and the owner told me that I should consider electrolysis for permanent hair removal since I came in so frequently for waxing.  I went home and did my research.  Officially, the FDA will not bestow the title of “permanent hair loss” to lazer treatments or to electrolysis, but both have had fairly marketable success rates.  I went with electrolysis because my salon only charges $12 for 15 minutes of electrolysis which was more than enough time for my chin to be zapped.

The actual procedure was not too painful…think a little more intense than plucking…and at the end of 15 minutes, Kim had zapped 83 hairs from my chin.  She can see more that are under the skin surface, and when they surface, I can make another appointment with her.  I am reallllllly happy with the results.  I even let A touch me under my chin for the first time ever without being self-concious.  So awesome!

Because I had a new chin to show off, I went and got my picture taken with our photographer.  No really, I had to get some headshots to put on my profile at QCWeddings.com.  I had a lot of fun with Stephen and Elaine from Giraffe Photography, and in the end, I had a ton of great pictures.  Here are some of my favorites:

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The last one might be my favorite.  It says, “I am busy and important!  Go get me a un cafe!”

Thirdly, getting naked with a stranger.  I went for my very first spray tanning appointment.  Erin K. Seddon is so nice and made me feel so comfortable that I was nearly buck naked after meeting her for 10 minutes.  Along with spray tanning, she also is a make up artist who specializes in airbrush make up.  My tan turned out great, and I am for sure going to book her services for our wedding!

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Moving on up. New gig!

I mentioned previously that I was interested in doing this blog thang fo’ real!  I love writing, I love researching, and I love interacting with you all that come visit and stay awhile.  I guess this would be an occupational hazard of a talkative librarian who is getting hitched.

If you remember, I had contacted a local wedding website because I had noticed that they had started a blog to accompany their home website.  I shot them an email stating that I was interested in posting on the blog and that I had a ton of ideas.  Over several emails back and forth and a meeting at their headquarters, I have stumbled upon a lovely little side job.  I will be writing a few posts each week for QCWeddings.com that feature wedding related info that local brides can use.

I am so thrilled to have this opportunity!  I really feel like the stars aligned with this one.  I’ll be writing on a wedding blog (which I love) while working around my own schedule (which I need) and trying to make this eventually a full time gig (which I hope).  For now, it’s about ten hours per week of work which equates to a couple of posts each week, but I really do believe that there is a need for this blog and that it can go very far.  At this point, this is by no means a living for which I could quit my other job, but who knows?  It has potential.  BIG potential.

I will still be keeping this blog going along at full steam.  I see this blog as my baby.  I can do whatever I want on this blog.  In fact, right now, I’m typing this post in the nude…just because I can.  When I write for QCW, I will probably put some clothes on.  I will also probably have to watch my mouth.  Fuck.

But seriously, this blog is just in it’s baby stages, and there is some tweaking and reorganizing that needs to happen, but it is going to be FANTASTIC!  Whenever you’ve got a spare moment, you can visit me over there!

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