Hump Day Haircut

Cooking Durham Life


How was your day? Tuesday seems to be my hump day – once I get through it, I immediately feel better about the week. I’m still having trouble not just living for the weekends…how do you avoid wishing away the work week when weekends are so fabulous?

Changing subjects, I got the most amazing haircut this afternoon. It doesn’t look that amazing (because my hair is brassy and damaged), but the stylist was one of the best I’ve ever had. She listened, she didn’t rush, she didn’t let a vision override what I asked for, and she didn’t kill my hair by aggressively blowing it out when it’s already straight! I get really boring haircuts (like 1/2 inch trims), but I’m still very picky and I just loved today’s experience!

I also loved this simple summer meal. My mom gave me a HUGE tomato last week and since I’m not a fan of the taste of raw tomatoes, I made a big batch of bruschetta. I let the diced tomato marinate overnight in garlic olive oil, basil, s & p, high quality balsamic, and just a pinch of sugar.


Served over whole wheat penne with some incredible unknown Italian cheese that I picked up at Whole Foods. It’s too bad big summer tomatoes are on the way out because I so enjoyed this meal. I also love having leftover bruschetta to throw on salads and and put in wraps.

I might get to hang out with Matt for 30 minutes tonight, so I’m going to get ready for tomorrow before he comes home. NIght.

  • Kath
    September 20, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    You know that the number one rule of blogging is that you must share your haircuts!

  • Dad
    September 20, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks for using my last tomato sandwich tomato up 😉 Now about the other three ears of corn I have yet to see … ?

  • Yvette
    September 20, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    I’m with Kath, where’s the picture of the new haircut?! Don’t feel bad about wanting the weekend to get here quicker…I’m sure most people who work Monday to Friday can’t wait for the weekend either. I start thinking about the weekend bright and early Monday morning, lol. Maybe a fun mid-week activity would help to break up the week a little bit…maybe a book club or a cooking class? 🙂

  • Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    September 21, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I feel the same way about Tuesday! It’s by far my least favorite day of the week! I definitely know what you mean about haircuts though.. I have finally found a good hair stylist here in D.C. and I am so extremely grateful. I’m total Type A when it comes to even a trim.

  • Kat
    September 21, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Oh my word…I too hate when my stylist goes crazy with the blowout when my hair is already straight to begin with. I know that lots of women seek them out for that specific mane-managing perfect, but my hair does very well on its own.

  • Ally
    September 21, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    i know what you mean– my bf is in an MBA program at HBS and we barely even see each other anymore except right before bed!

  • meredith (pursuing balance)
    October 2, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    where did you get your hair cut? i finally got my first haircut since moving to durham 4 months ago at rock paper scissors which is downtown, and i really liked it 🙂

    • Laura
      October 2, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      That’s where I went!!!