Do you watch Girls? I don't. I've tried. I understand the point of the show, and Lena Dunham's other work — that when kids graduate college today, it's a lot harder to get a job, support yourself and keep up the standard of living you had when your parents paid for everything — but it just irks me to watch. I hate that they're so entitled. I'm only a few years older than the characters, but watching this show makes me feel like a crotchety old lady. I just want to tell them to make better life choices.
And why are they always such a mess? I mean, no one really has it together all the time, but is it that hard to run a brush through your hair before you go to a job interview or on a date? (That's all I could think about when I watched Dunham's Tiny Furniture.)
Yesterday, I didn't dry my hair. And I had a work appointment in the afternoon, so when I got home from tap class, I decided not to fight my hair's natural texture, and I curled it instead of flat-ironing it. And that was when I found my inspiration for this prompt.
Hey Girls girls! You DO know it's possible to see the back of your head when you're doing your hair, right?
My mom taught my sister and me that all you needed to make sure your hair looked nice all the way around was a hand mirror. And then you just turn your back on the big mirror, and hold up the hand mirror so you can see a reflection of your hair.
I thought that this was one of those things that everyone knew, but maybe I'm wrong? But it's so simple. And it prevents you from looking like a ragamuffin.
(I sound like my mother.)
Did your mom teach you anything that's stuck with you?