Thursday, July 22, 2010

Letters of Intent - Curls

Looks like King Julien has deigned to grace us with her bloggy presence once again… after a blissful week of traveling, she has returned with her beloved Letters of Intent:



Dear Readers:

First, an apology.

Test results from a test done by John Harrington ( of the Nikon D3 and the Canon 1Ds Mark III, December 8, 2007 in Washington DC. The test was done for a review posted on

I meant no offense with my little Nikon comment that was directed at Julie.  See… two reasons led me to a Canon… one was my itty bitty hands fitting the Canon better, and the other was a certain store *cough Best Buy cough* that refused to honor their price guarantee.

(Telling me that the competing price has to be from a “brick and mortar store” is fine… when I point out that the BRICK AND MORTAR Costco is right across the parking lot, you can’t change your mind and tell me “they have a special deal with Canon”.  Cuz that wasn’t in your Price Guarantee fine print.  Don’t lie to a fine print reader :)

Okay – so maybe this letter should be to *cough Best Buy cough*?!?

Anyhow – you photogs with Nikons and Canons kick my butt soundly, so I love y’all no matter what you shoot with.  But Julie… I still ain’t apologizing for the Yankee stuff…



Unabashed Non-Yankee Fan



Dear Chickadee:


What on earth were you thinking?

I’ve had some awful roadway encounters with members of the animal kingdom, but have never been responsible for the original ouchie.


You were sitting there being your cute self and then I realized that you were being cute but kinda stupid because my rig was gonna come awful close to your cute stupid head and there wasn’t much room to go around.

Ohmygosh you guys… I just about cried (okay, so I might have cried a little bit) when I realized that cute stupid head was squished.

I’m sorry :(



Sad Chickadee Chick



Dear Y’all,


I’ve been keeping a secret from you.  And it’s out of pure vanity because the secret entails me looking 15 pounds heavier.  Despite actually probably being a couple pounds lighter.

Confused yet?

Remember this?


Well,  add another three months, a couple of crazy hair days, and a very special friend with a prayer request:




And I thought of that sweet girl as I sat in my friend’s salon.  And I was choked up telling her how grateful I was that Monkey didn’t need chemo.

But I know lots of people who do.  And I was ready… ready to have these curls be someone else’s crazy hair day.  Knowing full well that chicks with square faces shouldn’t have short hair – I stepped off that cliff and Locks Of Love came with me.

(Julie – where is that Skinny editing button?)


(Yes, Mr. Daddy was in trouble in that picture… would you believe the man had just tried to lick my nose???)

Now will someone please hook me up with an Etsy seller who needs some headbands reviewed?  Cuz this girl is going batty with her hair in her face, LOL.



The Girl Whose Shampoo Is Gonna Last A Year


Who do you have a bit of correspondence to today?  King Julien’s corporate communication system works!!!


Leiah said...

Love love love the shorter do! I wish I was brave enough to cut mine off. I did cut 6 inches off a couple of months ago and really wanted to cut more but That Man...well, you know where that was going right?

Amy said...

It's ok, all us Nikon lovers will still follow your blog! LOL! Love the hair! Looks great, and I'm sure it feels great too! You are right, your shampoo probably will last about a year! And your energy bill will be lower with all the time saved in the shower! Poor bird! Happy Friday!

He & Me + 3 said...

YOu are too funny. I was just giving you a hard time too about the Nikon.
I love your hair short...gorgeous either way. I wish I had more hair to donate. What an awesome thing to do.
You are beautiful inside and out.
Have a great weekend!

Mr. Daddy said...

Yes DEAR, but who started the nose licking business?????

And why am I in trouble for it???

Rachel said...

Dear, *you* started it. And I have proof in photos. Anyone believe me? :)

Kmama said...

Love it!!! How awesome that you did locks of love!! From one curly haired girl with a square face to another, you look awesome!!

Mr. Daddy said...

*DEAR* NO I dint!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Love the hair!

EYE can make that! said...

I was a nikon girl, back in the day when we used film I had a F100. When I switched to digital 6 years ago I went to canon because here in Australia it's alot cheaper.
I like your new hair do :)

Foursons said...

Your hair is super cute! I have a Yankees headband you can have. I just need your address. ;)

And you know Best Buy exchanged my lens, maybe you needed Chris w/you when buying your camera.

Thanks for linking up!

renee said...

i am in love with your new cut!!!!!!!!!! i've been growing mine out for locks of love as well. i'm dying to cut it, but it would be shorter than yours...for me, no with heavy, hot, lion's mane hair, i wait. love you!

Aunt Crazy said...

I have a Nikon and I LOVE IT...LOL I'm not a Yanks fan but Uncle Bubba is...sigh and I adore your new hair!!!

Beth Zimmerman said...

I LOVE your hair! It looks awesome! And I am always moved by people who donate hair to locks of love! Thank you!

Pam Bowers said...

I love your new cut.

Unknown said...


I like your hair, by the way. :) I donated mine right after we got married. Best haircut ever! You look amazing! Square face pshaw! It is fabulous!

And if King Julien sends you a Stinkies headband, I will volunteer to burn it and send you an appropriate team, like the Rockies! Hmm...Rach needs headbands...enter devious thoughts... :)

Marice said...

i love your hair too! that looks really great on you :) that will look really neat and cute with a clip on :)

have a happy weekend!

Unknown said...

The heart looks great and what an awesome way to get it cut! How sweet!

Nose licking? Hmmm. I will leave that alone. :-)

Anonymous said...

ohmigosh I luv your hair!! Have you tried using bobby pins to keep it back?? I've always wanted to donate mine but I never get it long enough

Lynn said...

Rachel, I also love you hair and the fact that you gave some cancer patient such lovely locks is so touching. you gals gotto quit listening to what 'he' wants. let him dry and flat iron. It's just hair and it WILL grow back. Who knows, you might just look as sassy as Rachel.
Hey they make some tiny little clips that you don't hardly see in your hair. You can just pull back a few strands and keep from having a nervous breakdown. Obviously, I can't stand that either.
I love it and Mr. Daddy's reaction too.
Bought the first Canon 35mm digital just because I had the interchangeble lens. Now I've pretty much switched to the point and shoot. 57 years will do that do you.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

*giggles* LOL LOL!!!! I totally did NOT find anything wrong with the whole Nikon comment thingy! I thought I would be the only one who haggled you about it!! However I do understand the whole hand thing, my Nikon works perfect for me because my hands are bigger!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the hair!!! You are SO sweet! My dad grew his hair out a few years before he died and donated it to locks of love!

Now you two quit licking ;)

Floortime Lite Mama said...

I just love you Rach

your last one made me cry

Allenspark Lodge said...

Love your new haircut, Rach. I can hardly wait to see it in person. I know exactly what you mean about the 'hair in the face' stuff. I will no longer cut my hair shorter than what can be pulled into a ponytail...even if it is just an ugly stump. I choose to spend my few spare minutes with my horses instead of fixing hair! My grand-daughter and I both donated our hair at the same time once, because once-upon-a-time, it was the same color. Oh, age....
Hang in there on the nose thing, Mr. Daddy.

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair!! OMgosh it's sassy and OH SO CUTE! And I think it flatters you quite well! Of course, you are so pretty, it doesn't really matter what haircut you have, you're always cute!

Said from the NIKON Girl. ;)

Discovery School at First Baptist Heath said...

Love the hair... My 6 year old is growing her hair for locks of love as well.. mainly " cause your hair will never grow like that Mama!" What a role model you are ...

Ya know I was just teasing about the nikon comment, right??? I mean seriously.. shoot what feels right.. I just have to say nikon, cause it somehow justifys me... it makes me feel special ( Just kidding). I love your photos... and do ya know what is worse, than nikon vs. canon?.. when some little pipsqueak of a child ( my 8 year old) can shoot better shots with her pentax point and shoot then stuff I work on for days...

Have a blessed day!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

I love your hair cut! What a sweet thing for you to do!
Thanks for clearing that up about the Nikon vs. Canon comment. ;)

Kelly said...

the hair looks great!

Stacy said...

Good for you in giving up your hair! It's a great feeling to give to those organizations, isn't it?? :) YOu look fantastic in short hair, too.

Unknown said...

san antonio spurs jerseys
nike air huarache
hugo boss sale
ray ban sunglasses
michael kors handbags
replica watches
michael kors outlet
omega watches for sale
cheap oakley sunglasses
ugg outlet

Unknown said...

basketball shoes
adidas superstar
nike mercurial
nike huarache
patriots jersey
yeezy boost
adidas nmd
nike air max
longchamp handbags
adidas yeezy boost

Kanchipuram sarees said...

kanchipuram silk sarees wholesalers

kanchipuram pure silk sarees manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees

kanchipuram silk sarees

kanchipuram silk sarees

kanchipuram silk sarees

kanchipuram silk sarees

kanchipuram silk sarees