Stuff I Learned in LA Last Week
It is often difficult to keep up with current culture. It's not
like I don't get around, read the newspaper, facebook, keep up with books,
politics and listen to NPR. I rarely watch television, so am unaware who won/was
on/lost any of the way-too-many talent shows. Most of the stars featured in
People magazine (nail salon!) are unknown to me.
Luckily I have a young daughter who lives in Los Angeles to keep me abreast of
the latest and greatest. Otherwise, how would I know...
1. Girls are no longer using shampoo. It's true. All the hipsters are now
"co-shampooing" or "conditioner-only" shampooing. Just what it sounds like -
people are skipping the shampooing part and only using conditioner to cleanse
their hair. (Details involve using a silicone-free conditioner, massaging
it into your hair/scalp and letting it set while you shower, then rinsing.) Some
co-shampooers use shampoo once a week or so and others never use shampoo.
2. There is an iPhone app for an in-home service called
BLOW ME. A few of My Readers may be disappointed to learn using this app
will send someone to your house within an hour to blow-dry your hair. $40. No
cash. No tipping.
3. Need an elephant in Los Angeles? There are elephants for hire/rent. Asian
elephants are popular for birthday parties and Hindu wedding processions. Why
hire a balloon-animal-making clown when your kid can make his birthday entrance
on an elephant? $5300. (Relax, Leo is not having an elephant at his
So I may not be the sharpest shampooed Bubbe on the block, but I
know one thing - we have a very hip, smart, loving, funny, caring and beautiful
daughter. She keeps us young, informed and busy. In a month or so, Lisa and
Lenny will also know the joy a daughter brings to a family.
Can't wait to see what this baby girl will teach her Mom?
Until my next update, I remain, your learning correspondent.
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