This week’s prompt on Capture the Everyday at Adventuroo is “something you need to upgrade”. I was sorely tempted to post a picture of my refrigerator, since the poor old thing hardly has a seal left at all, has broken door racks, freezes stuff pushed to the back of the fridge, and . . . has no ice maker. I would really love an ice maker. But I’m feeling a bit superstitious, and I was afraid if I posted a picture of my fridge it would surely die a quick death from embarrassment and I’d be trying to get by without a major appliance I really can’t afford to replace right now. So I’ll take the safe route and post about something I’ve been gradually trying to upgrade over the past several months.
This, for you young things who weren’t old enough to be doing your own hair in the eighties, is a curling brush. It’s kind of like a curling iron with training wheels. I can do my hair at an obscenely early hour of the morning using this and still not burn myself. That’s pretty much the only advantage.
This is the upgrade. That’s right, The InStyler. The one on the infomercial. I am such a sucker for infomercials. I bought this several months ago, and am still trying to learn to use it properly. Yes, it looks very easy in the videos on the website, and I’m gradually getting the hang of it. When the stars align and I get it just right my hair looks pretty darn good. But for the rest of the days I keep my curling brush handy. And a big claw clip. Because this is a big change for me.