I have bangs. You heard me right- I got bangs over the weekend. I didn’t just get them, I gave them to myself. That’s right, I cut my own hair, and it looks pretty darned good to the untrained eye. Do you want to know my secret? YouTube. I watched three different YouTube tutorials on cutting a sweeping bang and then took the easiest parts from each and did it myself.

I haven’t had bangs since the 90s. Everyone had bangs in the 90s. How else were we supposed to get that big hair look to frame our faces, if not with the help of lots of AquaNet and some well-cut bangs?

My daughters say they make me look younger. Then all the gray hair gives me away. From a distance you can’t see the gray hair, and even if you could, I can’t see you (another thing about getting older- your vision gets worse).

That’s my big news of the week, and if I’m lucky that is as exciting as it will get. Trust me, deciding to cut or not to cut was exhausting.


A few more interesting things to get your week started:

Bustle- 7 Reasons You Should Have Bangs in 2016

Happy National Cereal Day: Some things you didn't know about Lucky Charms

What to do with your English degree

March 8th is International Women's Day.
Browse through the website of Amy Poehler's Smart Girls-they celebrate women and girls every day.

Check out this watercolor sketchbook by one of my favorite illustrators from the Pacific Northwest, Lisa Congdon.

One of Portland's best pizza places (in my humble opinion). The New York White Pie is amazing.