July 18, 2008

best moment of my day yesterday: when a woman at the gym said i was ‘her hero’ for doing man pushups. it was a little creepy how she actually watched me do my second set (and remarked “12!” when i was done) but i stlll felt like a total badass.

biggest current conundrum: i am in need of a touch-up on my japanese straightening (aka thermal reconditioning) treatment. japanese straightening is expensive but is the best thing that has ever happened to me (and my hair). it is permanent once done, but unfortunately my head keeps growing new uncontrollable strands which need to be beaten into submission to prevent my short hair from turning into a giant helmet-head. understand that i am completely addicted, and will probably never tolerate my hair’s natural texture ever again.

however: given that the treatments are $$$, i am trying to stretch out the time between treatments. last time i made it 5 months, but now my hair is shorter and i’m on 4 now and really wanting a touchup. however, after this month is over, i will be spending my next one basically jailed in the PICU wearing scrubs and taking 30 hours shifts. it almost seems like a waste to use up a month of great hair while spending my time that way.

do i get my hair straightened now, or wait until the PICU is over with?
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in other news, i don’t know what i’m going to do all day! there is no clinic and i feel like i’ve had my fill of bronchoscopies. hopefully i will just be ignored and have some time to put together monday’s presentation. oh, and review neonatal resuscitation guidelines. because if a baby pops out blue and apneic on saturday afternoon out at our community hospital, it’s going to be ALL on me. SCARY!



run: i completely lost track of time while watching what not to wear and did 6 miles instead of my planned 4. oh well! i also did 20 minutes of upper body weights (including the aforementioned man-pushups.)

reading: i am embarrassed to admit i did not really do any formal reading yesterday. i plan on making up for it today!

cooking: leftovers only, so no picture today! but stay tuned . . .


  • Reply Anonymous July 18, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Ya, a little weird having a woman at the gym watch you do pushups. But, you did do a great job with them.

    Hope all goes well at the hospital on Saturday. I hope there will be no need for resuscitation.

  • Reply Denise July 18, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Love the every day blogging, Sarah! I feel like I am updated on your life. I love the new voting feature too!

  • Reply Momneedsanap July 18, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    This sounds like a “Straight Perm” or a “Magic Perm”. I clicked on your link and it gave me a straight perm salon in LA.

    I’m Korean myself and if you walk into any Korean hair salon, they have these. It’s also cheaper at a Korean salon, than a Japanese salon. I’ve tried both. I’m Korean myself. The prices vary between salons. I have your length of hair and in LA, it’s between $150 – $250.

    There’s actually two types of straightening that us Koreans gets: Straight Perm and Magic Perm. Straight Perms is cheaper and lasts around 3 months. Magic Perms are more expensive and lasts about 6 months.

    When I say how much it lasts, it’s because I have the same problem as you… the hair growing out is not as straight as the straightened hair.

    Anyway, good luck and see if there’s a Korean hair salon nearby. Pick a salon that caters more for the younger crowd. Your age. They do daily straightening on women.

    I’m addicted to this also because with two active boys under 5 years old, I want wash and comb hair.

  • Reply Momneedsanap July 18, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    I checked your link again for the Thermal Reconditioning salons. In the LA area, there’s a salon in Hacienda Heights. That’s a highly populated Chinese community.

    The salon that’s listed in LA is a high Korean community.

    And there’s a salon listed in Rosemead. Rosemead is also a highly populated Chinese community.

    Try, an Asian salon. It’ll be a lot cheaper than an American salon because they have to train the American salons how to do it. At a Asian salon, they already know and do it everyday so it’s cheaper…. at least here in LA.

    That way, you can have your hair straightened more times. Just a thought.

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