Two Hippie Chic

A gathering of pretty things, lovely links and loads of fun brought to you by two hippies.

Crazy hair colors

I’m loving this new “trend” of actresses dying their hair crazy colors like purple and blue.  It transports me back to freshman year of high school (early 2000s!) when I was on the crew team and roomed with the “crazy” girls at an away regatta and they all dyed their hair since we were adult-less.

Side note: they were deemed “crazy” because they were kind of goth/punk/dressed like they stepped out of Hot Topic, had a lot of piercings, dyed their hair crazy colors and a few were lesbians.  In reality, they weren’t crazy at all, they just didn’t look like the rest of us, but I’m sure most of the white middle-class parents on our team thought they were all going to turn us into blue-haired lesbians, but I digress.  

So they dyed their hair (using manic panic!) and of course I was there to watch/did not dye my hair because my parents would kill me and I really liked my hair.  One dyed hers red and stained the bathtub.  In a fit of spontaneity (I am not/was not spontaneous) I dyed one single strand of hair (underneath, so my parents couldn’t see), and thought I was the baddest motherfucker there.


I just got chewed out over the phone by some douche who is pissed because we don’t have enough free databases at his disposal so he can do research to find a new job.  I tried looking him up after I finally got him off the phone.  HE’S NOT EVEN ON LINKEDIN.  If he had taken a breath and let me actually SPEAK, I probably could have told him that’s step number 1 to getting a job.

Serious face.

Serious face.



False alarm

Heard back from the Landlord and apparently they really were insurance people in our yard, but no one ever told him they’d be coming to our house/on our property.  Do these people not realize that’s…trespassing?  Or that it’s rental insurance therefore this is a rental unit and the tenants need to be advised (by law!) of anyone coming on the property?  I hope he doesn’t go with these idiots, purely for this reason.

*Note: you better believe I slept with a golf club and a weight next to my bed.  Just in cases. 

Pretty fucking freaked out

My neighbor just told me there was some person in our backyard taking pictures today and said it was for insurance. And asked if we have dogs. Shouldn’t my landlord have told me about this? What if they aren’t really insurance people?!

Dress me

What does one wear to a pool party at their husband’s boss’ house?

Complete with party bus from the city to the bay, day-drinking/a marg machine, and the possibility of having to put a bathing suit on in front of husband’s co-workers?  

I’m thinking I’ll bring a swimsuit/cute cover up but hell no am I showing up in that.  WTF do I wear?!  I don’t like shorts/don’t want swamp ass.  And all my dresses are basically maxis or too dressy for this.  

Go Hokies!

I was looking at the #ReachHigher website because I’d love to go back to working in that area of higher education, and saw this:


You guys.  That’s Lane Stadium.  She’s reaching higher/reaching for excellence at Lane Stadium.  That’s Hokie Stone.  IT’S FATE!!

Yes, please tell me how to raise a dog, person who just got a dog.

Someone at work who just got a dog for the first time tried to tell me how awful I am for crate training my dog.  How he’s “cooped up” all day, and she couldn’t imagine doing that to her dog/lets hers stay outside while she’s gone ALL DAY LONG, sometimes inside.

First of all, my dog is not “cooped up” all day.  He is in a large enough crate in which he can stand up/turn around comfortably.  Second, he plays for 2 hours every morning before I go to work. I go home at lunch every day and he plays for another hour.  I go home immediately after work and he plays for another 5 hours.  That’s roughly 8 hours of playtime everyday. He is hardly “cooped up” all day long.  He goes in his crate willingly and often naps in there when we are home/when he doesn’t have to be in there.

Third, do you realize how fucking hot it is outside?  My dog does, and has no desire to be outside all day long.  He barks to come in within 15 minutes tops.  Also, I value my puppy’s safety and would rather not leave him in the backyard for 9 hours, alone, where he can eat whatever he wants (yesterday, he tried to eat a planter), dig (potentially UNDER the fence, and onto the busy road), and bark his fucking brains out.  And let’s not even talk about leaving him inside.  He would undoubtedly destroy something, and I’m renting, so no, not happening.  Also, not safe.  

HARUMPFH.  Have fun “training” your puppy.  I hope he chews up your shit. 

Homemade Pad Thai

(As requested, here you go!)

  • 8 oz. Thai rice noodles
  • 1.5 cups chopped chicken breast
  • Chicken marinade: 2.5 Tbs soy sauce, 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • 3 cups fresh bean sprouts
  • 3 green onions, sliced (or more, if you prefer more)
  • ½ cup roughly chopped peanuts
  • Vegetable oil for stir frying

Pad Thai Sauce:

  • Tamarind paste — take 4 fresh tamarinds, remove the hard shell, and submerge in ½ cup of boiling water.  Then use a fine mesh strainer and smoosh the tamarinds to get the seeds out (they have hard seeds inside).  Put paste into ½ cup of warm water to dissolve.  Or just buy tamarind stir fry paste like this and use two packets, still dissolved in ½ cup warm water (I’ve found that at WF before.  Didn’t have it the last few times I went though).
  • 4 Tbs fish sauce
  • 1.5 Tbs Sriracha
  • 6 Tbs brown sugar (or raw, I’ve used that before and it works fine)
  • 1/8 tsp ground white pepper


  1. Dunk rice noodles in pot of boiling water, and remove from heat.  Drain when they are soft enough to be eaten but still a little firm and crunchy – rinse with cold water.
  2. Scramble eggs and set aside.
  3. Make pad Thai sauce and set aside
  4. Place chicken in bowl and pour chicken marinade over – set aside.
  5. Over medium-high heat, heat 1-2 Tbs oil plus garlic and stir-fry until fragrant.  Add marinated chicken and cook 5-7 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
  6. Add the noodles and scrambled eggs, pour over the Pad Thai sauce.  Stir-fry 1-3 minutes.
  7. Add bean sprouts and fry 1 more minute.
  8. Garnish with green onions and peanuts.  Add more sriracha if you prefer your Pad Thai to be spicy.

(Adapted from here)