Thursday, May 7, 2009
Oh the smell....
~hellooooo Blondie....me and my freshly bleached hair...pardon the style, I just clipped it back out of my eyes..but you get the idea..~
Sometimes it's the littlest things that lift our spirits and make us feel like we can make it through another day. Well, this week I want to give credit where credit us due....
BLEACH!!! Yes, bleach. Oh, how I love the word...it rolls off my tongue like honey from a honeycomb. It trickles through my mouth and produces the most glorious sound...bleeeeeeachhhhh. Mmmm....what a sound.
Before I expound, I must let you in on a little secret. Every 6 months or so, I like to change up my laundry detergent. Why, you ask? Well, I hate doing laundry. It is the worst of all chores in my book. The folding, the ironing, the putting away...ughhh! (who am i kidding? like I really iron..haha!)
When I just can't take the arduous laundry task any longer, I rush to the nearest Target or Wal-Mart and buy a brand new bottle of laundry detergent. Just the new smell alone, gets me in the groove again. I LOVE the way a brand new bottle of laundry detergent smells. I think we get desensitized to our old detergent smell, and therefore loose all love for it.
Well, last Sunday I brought home a bottle of Tide with Bleach Alternative. This came highly recommended from several friends. I almost choked on my chewing gum when I saw the price for this product. $11.99??? Are you kidding me??? Who buys this stuff? It must be liquid gold!
I washed my first load that night. As the load finished the rinse cycle, I slowly opened the lid to the washer. The most aromatic smell rose to my nostrils, as I ever so gently inhaled. Ahhhh....bleach...fresh bleachy soap smell. Is there anything better?
Well, 8 loads of laundry later, I am still enjoying this providential product. I know, I know, it will soon get old and I will move on to another detergent. But, in the meantime I will enjoy my little bottle of liquid gold.
Did I mention that today was my "hair day"? Only my favorite day of the whole entire month!! As I am sitting in the chair watching Allison artfully and skillfully put each piece of foil in my hair, I breathe that sweet smell again.
"I LOVE that smell...i LOVE it", I tell her.
"Oh, I am so sorry, it is so strong. I apologize for the smell." Allison says.
"Oh, Allison, sweetie, I was serious. I LOVE that smell. It makes me very happy," I grin like a Cheshire cat as I tell her.
"You're serious??" asks Allison.
"Yes, and Yes!" I exclaim..probably a little to excitedly.
So, my hair girl thinks I am a nut case. Oh well. Maybe I am.
still high on bleach,