Friday, June 21, 2013

High Five for Friday

1.  Another book...
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  Oh my, this book was a roller coaster.  The language is awful.  Some of the subject matter is more than questionable.  It's completely inappropriate on almost every level and not the slightest bit uplifting.  So, if you decide to read it, please don't do it because you think I've recommended it.  Because I'm not.  If anything, I might recommend that you stay far, far away from it.  Take it back to the library and run in the other direction...quickly.  But...if you're feeling adventurous and at your own risk.  This book is deceptive, malicious, ridiculously dysfunctional, and deliciously twisted.  And I jumped in without knowing that, and then happily and gullibly swam around in it for a whole week.  This book called to me during the day.  I could not finish my responsibilities and get back to it fast enough.  I fell asleep reading it, had nightmares about Nick and Amy all night long, and then woke up at ridiculous hours of the early morning just so I could go back for more.  Guilty pleasure of the summer, for sure!

2.  Dark Chestnut.  
I've never actually colored my hair before.  I know, hard to believe, huh?  I've had it professionally done, but never in the whole 43 years that I've been alive, have I EVER bought a bottle of anything and dyed my own hair.  But you know what...It's summer.  I was feeling impulsive.  And I have an adventurous, cosmetology-inclined daughter in my house.  So we bought a box of Garnier Nutrisse dark chestnut hair color.  And it isn't hideous. It didn't turn my hair some artificial reddish purplish color.  It covered all those little greys that keep coming up these days.  And it's a lot less expensive than the $80 professional highlights that I have done twice a year.  Dark Chestnut might become my new signature color.

3.  Successful Swapping.

McKay had such a fun week at Twilight Camp and successfully collected enough swaps to cover most of his hat, including the highly sought after ShotgunShell swap.  

4.  Love Notes.

I love sending love notes.  But I especially love receiving love notes.  This one is from my sweet friend Amy who just spent a week at Girls Camp watching over MY children.  And she was thanking ME.  I love her!  

5.  Monsters U.
We are so excited to see this movie, I can't even tell you!  We bought tickets for the 12:40 show today, so looks like a movie and popcorn for lunch!!  Can life get any better?  I don't think so.  

Have an amazing weekend!


  1. Ok...first, love your hair! Love! And next, to continue on about how much alike we are...I too have a cosmetology inclined daughter! Madison is all about hair and make up. Aren't we lucky?

    And of course you already know how I feel about Monsters University this weekend! Eeek!

    Ok that's it...have a great weekend!

    1. Ok...just got home from the movies! Loved it! : )

    2. We LOVED it, too! So cute!! Now we're anxiously awaiting Despicable Me 2. :)

  2. Love your hair Haunani! It looks like it sparkles. . . . . .

    Sherri Jarrett

    1. Thanks Sherri! It's not exactly sparkly, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. :)

    2. Sparkly as in shiny! ;) Just like your personality!!