Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bright Idea and All-You-Can-Eat Ikea

Nothing too exciting happened today so I'll share some of the cool things I was doing when I forgot to blog for a long time.

First, my bright idea. In Arizona I made my sister EmmaLee come hang out with me a few times a week so I wouldn't get too bored and lonely. Well one day we started watching some of her old dance videos, and I commented on how nice it was that everyone curled their hair for the performance. She informed me that in fact everyone just had a perm.
My eldest sister and shining example

"Everyone. That's just what you did if you wanted to be cool."
This fascinated me. And got me thinking: I should get a perm. I mean, I wouldn't want to be uncool by 1990s high school standards.
Lucky for me, my other sister is Bethany. So obviously she completely followed my logic and agreed that it was a great idea. Not only that, she offered to help me do it. Really my mom ended up doing most of it since she is a pro at perms after having 5 daughters in her home during the perm craze.

the smell brought back my whole childhood

Anyway. I have yet to actually style it properly, but I'm sure once I get a pick and some gel in their, I will be Gilbert High, Class of 1994.

Just call me Grizzabella the Glamor Cat.

Something else cool happened to me after I got to California. Jacob and I went to Ikea to look for furniture and junk. Well it just so happens that the one day we wanted to actually spend a lot of money at Ikea was the day they were giving free food to anyone who spent more than $100.

Now I wish I had less shame about taking full advantage, but I guess I'm not a Smith through and through, true blue, dyed in the wool. Still a smokin deal. Just like the bright red corduroy couch with mismatched cushions we got from the as is section.


Little Beachs said...

I'm glad I'm not alone! I have been wanting to get a perm so bad! Then I read I needed to wait till after I have this kid so t will turn out.
But... I love yours and am glad I'm not the only one out there!!
P.s the Ike's as is section is the best!

Lari said...

I am proud of the Ikea experience even if you didn't eat alot. I think you are a TRUE BLUE died in the wool Smith anyway. The perm proves it as does the dancing baby!

The Watson's said...

Totally awesome!

s.s. bazodi said...

One of my coworkers name is Grizelda, and I have to catch myself so I don't call her Grizzabella.

Em said...

So glad I'm so influential in your life! That picture is frightening, although I would like to be that skinny again!!!