Vintage Veeco 600 hair dryer

Vintage Veeco 600

So I’m sitting here under my hair dryer, the kind you see at a beauty shop, and I’m going over in my mind all the things that have been going on the last week or so and my current diet status. meh.

I use my chair dryer all the time, if I didn’t and used a hand held dryer instead, then I’d look as though I’ve been surviving in the bush for a week. Yikes. Think of sporting a Brillo pad on your head and you’re getting close. 

Having curly hair isn’t always so glamorous, it takes smoke and mirrors or in my case a vintage “Veeco 600”. I think it’s from the 1950’s.

Jaime under hair dryer

This is how I dry the top

Jaime sitting at her dryer

I sit like this to dry the back of my hair

Sitting under my dryer is relaxing for me. While sitting under the warm air, I read a book or toot around on Pinterest or Facebook using my tablet. It takes about 40 minuets to dry completely when it’s the length it is.

Anyway, the last week has been kinda miserable. I’ve caught a pretty bad head cold and haven’t had a voice for 4 days now. I’ve been propping myself up at night to try and sleep better because I just cannot breath good. This has been a doosey, lots of mucus. I know, TMI… Sorry.

To make matters worse, I’m on another effing diet. I live the life of a yo yo when it comes to weight. In 2015 I found myself ten pounds heavier (again). I’ve finally reached the breaking point and have to do something about it, just like before.

I’m not new to diets, that’s for sure. I’ve tried all kinds and even pills, but know that for me it’s all about mindset and calorie intake. I have the most success with the app MyFitnessPal. It helps me keep track of every damn morsel I’m allowed to consume, which believe me isn’t much compared to the wild and carefree days of banana bread, cookies and ice cream. Hamburgers and chimichangas, Bar-b-cue, Chinese food oh my! Oh and pizza… oh pizzahhhhhhhhhhhh

Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my mouth.

Now I’m back to scouring the pantry for something to eat for 28 calories.

Yes, it’s a sad, sad place to be. 

This time around, I’m including exercise in my diet which I usually don’t. Normally, I just pick one or the other. If I’m going to starve, I sure as hell don’t feel like exercising and if I’m excercising then I somehow feel entitled to eat whatever the hell I want to. 

Yeah, that didn’t work so great.

So, I’m tired from being sick and I’m angry as hell from being hungry. Did I mention while I’ve been sick, Mother Nature of course had her way with me so I’m also a ball of emotions. If I could manage to get in my art studio that just might make an interesting painting!

Oh, on a happier note I’ve been asked to judge a high school art show in February and I’m pretty excited about that. And, I don’t think I’ve talked about me giving art lessons to a group of home schooled kids which has just been the most fun thing ever!

Okay, well my hair is dry so that’s it for my thoughts right now from under the dryer.

Have a great week.

Jaime with dry hair

Ta-Da! No Brillo pad.


If you’re new to my blog and website have a look at my ‘About’ page in the menu at the top. I’m an artist – a painter mostly and an avid gardener. I paint a variety of subjects including birds, koi fish, my gardens, ponds and flowers as well as anything having to do with nature especially trees and tropical scenes. I also enjoy painting abstracts in the form of expressionism. If you’re interested in my art, I have a newsletter mailed about once a month that gives you special status for invitations, birthday greeting and more. Sign up here for it.

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