Caffeine, please carry me through the year.

If you are a drinker of alcoholic beverages, you may know the phenomena that occurs when one has had an excess of the adult beverage. Your confidence peaks and wondrous ideas fill your mind. You feel as though you are – to quote one Leonardo DiCaprio character – ‘King of the world!’

Yes, then you go to bed. When you wake in the morning, the wondrous ideas that filled your mind are replaced with a pounding head. The idea to start a company selling ice cubes doesn’t hold the same appeal as it did the previous night. The passionate and thought-out plan to ‘stick it to the man’ suddenly sounds like a death sentence, and you scrap the idea. Read more

Just a Trim

When I woke up this morning, the length of my hair passed my shoulders. I sat down and enj0yed a great cup of coffee, while starting my workday. As I waited for invoices to print, I started playing with my long hair. “What’s this?” I asked myself. “Hmm….seems I have some stray ends. I bet I could trim my hair a bit.” I sent two more invoices to the printer, got up and poured a 2nd cup of coffee.

Playing with my hair again, I noticed several spots that seemed uneven. Because my hair is one length and long, I rarely pay to get it cut. I don’t necessarily cut my hair myself, rather I typically go a year or more before stepping into a hair salon. Sipping coffee and playing with my hair, I was becoming anxious to get a haircut. Perhaps, I thought, I’ll pull out the scissors from the ‘junk drawer’ and just do a little trimming myself. After I sent another couple more invoices to the printer and took a big sip of coffee, I grabbed the scissors and headed to the bathroom.

Snip. Snip. “Good,” I think to myself. “That should do it.” I grab my hair and slide my hand down the length to check for stragglers. Noticing a few more strands needing to be snipped, I once again grab the scissors. Snip. Snip. Then, I head back to my desk, finish printing the remaining invoices and top off my coffee a third time.

Wait. Did I miss some stragglers again? I go back to the bathroom with the scissors and start snipping again. You know how celebrities and models pay big bucks for unique styles? You know how some celebrities, models and rock stars have funky and uneven cuts? Yeah, well. One need not pay an arm and a leg to have that cool ‘uneven’ look. Just drink three cups of coffee in the morning, grab your scissors – and ta da! Your shoulder length hair can become an uneven bob in no time! [Note to self: Caffeine, scissors and hair do not mix.]