1. Once upon a time, about six and a half years ago, I bought a pair of brown shoes in Target. Though I didn’t actually wear these shoes until my freshman year of college, once I rediscovered them I wore them all. the. time. They have, admittedly, seen better days.
I am by no stretch of the imagination fashionable, but even I know it’s generally frowned upon to wear shoes with holes in the toes.
I figured it shouldn’t be too hard to find a similar pair of shoes, especially since it’s fall and brown is a fall-y color, but man, I can’t find anything. The brown shoes I’ve found online have either been too small, too large, or too expensive. I went to DSW on Saturday since there’s apparently one on State St. now, but I couldn’t find anything there, either. Surely, surely, there are brown shoes hiding out there somewhere. I just have no idea where that somewhere is.
2. Speaking of first world problems, I’ve got a serious issue with my hair. Namely, it won’t get clean. This isn’t entirely surprising or new. Since I started college, I’ve waged a nearly constant battle with my hair when I’m not at home. It has nothing to do with my shampoo: I’ve switched brands four times in four years and none of them, even the one I’ve used at home for ever and ever, even the one specifically designed to rid your hair of buildup, rinses out completely. I’ve tried using lots of shampoo, I’ve tried barely using any shampoo, I’ve tried not using shampoo at all and just using conditioner on the ends of my hair, I’ve tried rinsing my hair for a little while, I’ve tried rinsing my hair for five full minutes: nothing. Regardless of what I do, the shampoo will not come out of my hair, leaving me with technically-clean-but-feels-greasy-because-there’s-weeks-worth-of-leftover-shampoo-in-it hair. My mom has suggested that this might have to do with the relative softness of my shower water, because we soften our bathroom water at home. Obviously I’m not in control of my apartment building’s water supply, so there’s not much I can do for that, but you guys. This is driving me BONKERS. I can’t spend the next who knows how many years of my life before I own a home with permanently dirty hair. There has to be a way to solve this problem.
3. Yesterday, my boss came over to my desk after the mailman stopped by, because for the first time since I started working here, I got a letter! The letter came from an old roommate, and while I had been expecting a letter from her, I hadn’t expected her to send it to me at work. I was especially confused because the letter had initially been sent to my college address from last year. When I opened it, the first thing she wrote was a congratulations on my job offer. Since I’ve been here for three and a half months and received the offer for this job last November, I was now so confused. After a little more investigating, everything made sense:
She originally sent the letter at the end of last November! I’ve got to give props to my college mail center for both finding a letter they apparently lost almost a year ago and for passing that letter on to me. Why they sent it to work when I know the school has my apartment address is yet to be determined, but it definitely brightened my day 🙂
Help me! Where can I find shoes? And more importantly, how can I get my hair clean?
Have you ever received something totally unexpected in the mail?