What I'm Loving | 7/1/2018

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I finally got a haircut yesterday, after putting it off nearly a year. A new salon is like a gamble, especially when people have no prices online. The last time I got my highlights + trim it was almost $300 dollars ... I was appalled. I think anywhere in the Bay Area is going to be more expensive than what I'm used to, but it did feel great to get the dead ends off! I so miss my stylist from back home, but I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get color here again before the blonde is totally gone. I'll just have to save up and brace myself. 😬

Here's what I'm loving lately: 


Reading :: I finished up Less last night, and it was a great read. At first, it felt like the book was rambling somewhat — it was entertaining and quirky, but nothing special. However, once the bulk of the book got unraveled, all of the dots started connecting and it was a thrill! I actually haven't picked up a new book yet as I finished that just before bed last night, but my to-read pile is growing per usual!

Listening :: Okay...I am trying out the audiobook thing. My friend sent me one via Audible, and apparently, your first book is free! So I'm listening to My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman, narrated by Joan Walker, and so far I'm enjoying it! The narration adds a whole other layer to the story, and it fits in nicely to tasks like walking the dog. I hardly ever drive alone, but if I did, I think I'd speed through it in no time.

Spare Time :: Searching for a used car on Craigslist is really an all-encompassing task. We've decided to take the plunge and buy an adventure vehicle (aka an old Subaru Outback), but apparently, the Subaru market is like the housing market here. We're staying diligent and refreshing the page regularly, so fingers crossed we can get something and go camping before the summer ends!

Style :: I'm ashamed to admit it, but I've been eyeing Allbirds for awhile...they're so Silicon Valley-kitschy, and there are some things I rather dislike about them but the appeal of having a fashionable runner almost had me sold. And then I learned about Native, which is doing a similar thing at a lower price point with a fully vegan production. So now I have a new shoe to add to my cart and then close the tab repeatedly at least once a week.