Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ta-Da!

First off, I want to thank everyone for their input on my new ‘do.  I took it all into consideration, and came up with this:

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It combines Carla Gugino’s Sin City bob (as recommended by The Kangaroo Muledog Press) with Thom’s suggestion to “leave enough for a handful,” and Pete’s recommendation that it be “punkish but posh.”  My future intent is to take Eeon’s suggestion and grow it out long, and maybe if it’s, say,  Dorito Nacho Night (oh yes) it might get “messy, with food in it” as Dave suggested.

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Hothead

Massage your hair and scalp thoroughly with a vegetable oil, then steam the hair and scalp for half an hour by wrapping your head in a hot, damp terry towel” Arlene Dahl, Always Ask a Man.

Before I go and get my BRAND NEW HAIRCUT (coming soon!), I wanted to give my old hair one last hurrah with a hot oil treatment (also, if it went really badly, it wouldn’t matter because I was getting it professionally shampooed and they could deal with it).  Since we were out of olive oil (except for the rosemary and garlic kind, good on bread, bad on head) I decided to go with coconut oil, because it says on the package that it’s what the beautiful people use for shiny hair.  I want to be both

I melted it down and it didn’t go in quite as easily as I thought it would.  The hot towel posed a whole other set of problems, since we just went through a cold snap and the house isn’t exactly balmy.  It went cold every few minutes, and I kept having to microwave it, which meant pausing the terrible SVU rerun I was watching on Hulu because the new season of Arrested Development made me feel uncomfortable and sad (yeah, I said it).

At the end of all of it, my hair was shinyin a guido, unwashed hair kind of way.  It took a few shampoos to get all of it out and even then it looked a little weighed down and sticky.  Live and learn, I guess.  Onward to new hair! 

One Day More

Just one more day to vote on what I should do with my hair!  Here are some highlights from the votes thus far:

1) “Leave enough for a good handful” Thom (Fresh!)

2) “Option Four: Aeon Flux” Pete (Eeon responded “Didn’t her hair turn into a sword?”  I would totally get sword hair)

3) “Your Dano-Esq hair looks great and you shouldn’t feel any pressure to change it” Mike (awww!)

One more day!  Leave them in the comments, email geek.girl.goes.glam (at) gmail.com or find me on twitter @libbycudmore

The Best Pot Pie Pretty Much Ever

“Remember to keep plenty of Carnation Evaporated Milk in the cupboard.  No other form of milk has as many uses as Carnation!” Mary Blake, Teen-Time Cooking With Carnation

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And speaking of yummy . . . .

I don’t mean to brag, but I’ve pretty much conquered pot pies.  Yep, got it down.  And this one is 60’s housewife easy, so you can hold your daytime typing gig and still be home in time to get dinner on the table when your man gets home from work, but loose enough where, if you’re so inspired, you can do it all from scratch.  It’s inspired partially by the chicken and bacon jacket pie that Ian had when we were in London to see Ewan McGregor in Guys and Dolls.

The Glam Geek’s C&B Pot Pie

1/2 Rotisserie chicken (or leftovers from a previous chicken dinner) shredded

4 strips bacon (get the really good, thick cut, applewood smoked from the butcher–none of this frozen, Oscar Meyer junk)

1/2 sweet onion, roughly chopped

1 bag of frozen veggies (California mix or stir-fry)

1 box frozen pie crust, thawed (you’ll need both pieces)

2 golden potatoes, cooked and mashed to your liking (leftovers or from the grocer’s deli counter may be used)

Really good sharp cheddar (I got some amazing, extra-aged NY sharp cheddar from Sperbeck’s in Cooperstown)

Carnation evaporated milk

Put the veggies on to steam. Fry up the bacon until crisp and drain on paper towels. Using at least half the bacon grease, saute the onions until glossy and mellow.  Reduce heat to low. Tear up the bacon and toss it in there, along with the chicken.  Heat until warm and douse with Carnation Evaporated Milk until covered and then throw the steamed veggies in there too.  Make sure everything is coated with milk, add herbs to your taste (I like sage, thyme, a little tarragon, some parsley and basil, then just enough pepper to taste–no salt, though, the bacon takes care of that) then set aside.

Roll the pie crust out into a deep pie pan (you might need to use a square casserole dish)  Spread the mashed potatoes over the bottom, then grate the cheese over that.  Add the meat and veggie mix, cover with the second crust and bake in a 400 oven until the crust is golden brown.

Enjoy!

Crowdsourcing my ‘do

I think it’s about time I got rid of my accidental, once-called-Paul-Dano-esq flip hairdo, as it has grown to an odd, shaggy length that, while cute, is sort of boring me.

But, like makeup, I am terrible at picking out a haircut, so I thought, why not enlist the help of the internet?  They ALWAYS make good decisions (see also: The return of Arrested Development)

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I’ve got three specific choices, but I’m up for suggestions.  I want something cute, but needs minimal maintence, but sexy.  Here’s what I’m thinking:

OPTION ONE: Leave it the way it is and grow it out.  Should be long and even by fall with only a few basic trims.

OPTION TWO: The Sin City “Lucille” bob.  Downside: Have to curl it under every day.

OPTION THREE: The Victoria Beckham/Faye Valentine angled bob.  Downside: I’d have to straighten it every day, and will probably burn my ears

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Option #2

OPTION FOUR: Suggestions?  Tweet them to @libbycudmore or email them (with pics!) to geek.girl.goes.glam (at) gmail (dot) com

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Option #3