Failure of a ponytail

Complete and utter failure.  Worst ponytail EVER.  I took the dogs for a short jog this afternoon, and for the first time in months, I put my hair into a normal ponytail instead of the double-decker thing I’ve been doing (which has been working just fine).  Because the ponytail wasn’t tight enough, it slid down the back of my head, freeing all the shorter hair in front to flop around in my face.  I couldn’t just tuck it behind my ears (over and over and over) like I usually would because I was wearing my ear grips to keep my wittle ears warm, so I didn’t have ears behind which to tuck the hair.  Behind which.

John has been in the driveway all morning replacing the rear brakes on the mustang.  It’s not supposed to be this hard.  That’s true of EVerything he does to this car.  Except when he replaced the drive belt a couple of weeks ago.  That one went pretty well.  He got the driver’s side done, but he’s having trouble compressing the piston back into the caliper on the passenger side.  I’ve been googling the problem, but he’s got the right tool and he seems to be doing all the right things.  He’s not ready to assume the caliper has seized yet, but if he can’t fit the new brake pad in, he may have to replace the caliper.  And that will mean he won’t be going to his cousin’s new baby’s christening.  Because it will take the rest of the weekend (bleeding brake lines, replacing parts, adding fluid, etc) and he won’t have a car to drive until it’s done.  So we’ll see.  But if he does go, he’ll leave for PA tonight to spend the evening with his family and then drive to Long Island with them Sunday morning for the christening.  He’ll stay with his parents in PA Sunday night and go to work from their house Monday morning.  So I won’t see him again until after work on Monday.  On the plus side, I’ll have Indian for dinner and watch movies he’s not interested in.  But that’s only fun for one night, not two.  Oh!  Speaking of movies, we watched 500 Days of Summer last night.  We both really liked it.  Joseph Gordan-Levitt was fantastic, and while we didn’t like Zooey Deschanel’s character as much, she was really good.  John couldn’t decide if he thought she was really attractive or not.  He said he wasn’t sure if he’d call her beautiful, or even pretty, but he wants to keep looking at her.  So at least he thinks she’s interesting.  I think she’s very pretty.  She’s got that blue eyes with dark hair thing I’ve always liked.  Like Liesl in The Sound of Music.  🙂  And I will watch the musical number (from 500 Days) at least three more times before I put the movie back in the mail.


  1. mel

    I think she’s gorgeous too. And she is an amazing singer. We haven’t seen that one yet, but I think I want to. Especially now that I know it has a musical number!

    We watched Paranormal Activity Friday night and the new Star Trek movie last night. Not disappointed in either one.

  2. Zannah

    You’re up early on a Sunday morning. We definitely want to see the new Star Trek movie, not sure when, but I’m pretty sure Paranormal Activity is NOT on the list. Was it scary? Creepy?

  3. Shifty1975

    Star Trek ia AWESOME. I’ve seen it 3 times. Gaby loves it, too, though she calls it Star Track. She also calls Star Wars, “Star Wers” and it runs together with the stress on the first word so it sounds like STARwers. She’s a lot cuter than I’ll ever be.

  4. mel

    Yes, scary in a psychological way, which is what good horror movies should do. The alternate ending was better, more appropriate. And that’s all I’m gonna say about that…

    I’ve never seen the rest of the Star Trek movies, so that one got to be my first. Now Mark wants to go back and watch every single one of the old ones. I’m game.

  5. Zannah

    Min, you didn’t see the one with the whales? That’s the only one I saw. But right now, while I’m thinking about it, I’ll move the new one to the top of the Netflix queue.

  6. ibcrandy

    Dana and I are both fans of Zooey Deschanel. Dana even has the CD she put out a while back, and it’s pretty good. But then I love everyone in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie, just because they were in it. And we liked her in Tin Man. I’ve been wanting to see 500 Days of Summer since I heard about it, but I can’t get Dana to sit down and watch the last Indiana Jones movie so we can send it back and get our next movie (I think I moved it to the top of the queue a while ago).

    I liked the Star Trek movie, but I wasn’t as crazy about it as most people seem to have been. As far as the previous movies go, there is the odd number rule which pretty much holds: odd numbered Star Trek movies are good, the even numbered ones are pretty lame. This doesn’t take into account the last 4 or 5 when they stopped numbering them, since I lost track at that point where they would be in the numbering.

  7. Zannah

    Tell Dana she’ll love 500 Days of Summer, but she can’t see it if she doesn’t watch the last Indy movie (which was not good, but still enjoyable). Or just send back Indy and put it back in your queue later. 🙂

    Was the whale movie odd or even?

  8. ibcrandy

    I think the whale movie was even (4 maybe?), though I must confess I’ve only seen 3-4 of the older Star Trek movies. That was not one of them.

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