Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Enough Already

So I thought I posted this already. Turns out, it was only a draft. And because I know you are dying to know what I think, here you go.


You know, the insanely popular Disney movie?

Well, being unemployed has given me plenty of time to watch it. Repeatedly. Having children causes that. Just plain enjoying the movie myself is also partly to blame. So sue me. But at this point, we're talking MAJOR burnout. Like whoa. So I made this list of observations/questions/things kids don't care about but adults see in kids movies.

WARNING: SPOILERS! As if you haven't seen it! Psh!

If the beginning takes place in the middle of the night, why are the king and queen fully dressed?

Can you imagine the reclusive weirdo Elsa would've become if her parents hadn't died?

Am I wrong to assume that Kristoff saw the whole exchange between the king and the troll? Wouldn't he know about Elsa's power? And wouldn't he know the troll can't fix Anna's heart later on?

Anna is obviously the favorite. The way they hug her and look at her when they are getting ready to leave. The parents don't even try to hug Elsa before they leave. Though, based on the previous scene, she might still not want people to touch her.

Why does Hans have a horse when everyone else came in on foot?

Why would Hans charge Elsa with treason and not murder? 

How does Olaf start the fire so easily? Wouldn't the wood still be wet?

If there's a violent, raging snowstorm, why are all those foreign dignitary guys standing outside (when it stops suddenly)?

IMDB mentions that Hans isn't wearing a sheath for his sword, but you hear the noise of him removing it. Couldn't it be under his coat?

Did Elsa know they were standing above a sunken ship? Or were they just really lucky when she started to melt everything?

What happened to the horse Hans rode in on?

And did Hans come into town with his evil plot? Or did he hatch it after he met Anna?

Even though all the people seem happy, don't they also seem terrified of Elsa? Like at any moment, she could freeze everything again?

So, what do you think? Am I crazy?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Going Granola Part 2

I may be highly suggestible, but I'm also fickle.  The no poo thing really isn't working for me and I'm ready to chuck it.  Which really kind of sucks because I was hoping it would work out.

Here are my problems.  First, I switched from the baking soda paste method to the BS rinse method. I don't think it made any difference. My hair felt dry and gross. I should probably try to tweak the formula a little bit, but I'm not sure I have the patience. I've also read that hard water can affect the results. And since we have hard might make the transition a little harder. PS I made the rinse with distilled water, just to be safe. I don't know why that would matter, since I still used the hard water in the shower. But whatever.

I will mention that I think the ACV rinse seemed to work well. I first used straight ACV, because I didn't read my notes. I thought, as a conditioner, it was pretty good. If you can get past the smell. When I used the diluted version, it didn't work as well with tangles (I have super thick hair), so I was disappointed. But again, it depends on how well you can stomach the smell.

So...I'm probably just going to give up without really giving it a good try. That's how I roll sometimes. Sorry.  But I am moving on to a new venture...and I'm super late to the party with this one...essential oils. They've been around for...what? Forever? And they are the new fad. So up on the bandwagon I go. I have used some already for cleaning purposes. But I didn't realize they could be so much more. So I'm excited to start learning more about what they can do and trying them out.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Going Granola

I'm pretty suggestible sometimes. So when I read about something called "no poo," I was intrigued. I read up on it. I considered it for a while. I decided that it sounded like something I could try. Then I let it go. Instead, I switched to a natural shampoo and conditioner. If what I read about shampoo is true, it's actually some really nasty stuff. Not at all good for your hair, like they want you to believe. 

So when the last of my natural (and crazy expensive) shampoo ran out, I decided now was the time to go no poo. It also happened to be May 1. Easy for me to remember. So I used a clarifying shampoo, as recommended. I did nothing for 2 days. That morning I used a dry shampoo made of corn starch and cocoa. My hair really didn't seem too bad. 

When it came time to wash my hair, I used the baking soda paste method. I thought it sounded easier, but I felt like I wasn't using enough. I kind of guessed about how long to leave it on. Then I used the apple cider vinegar rinse. That stuff smells something awful. Worse than white vinegar, which I didn't know was possible. So the first experiment wasn't very pleasant.

The results were mixed. I wasn't really impressed with the way my hair felt. Plus I thought my scalp was itchy. That was Monday. Tuesday I did nothing. Today I used a natural shampoo and conditioner again. My hair felt normal again. I think the next time I wash, I won't use the paste method. I want to stick with this for a while, just to see what happens.