#WeekendCoffeeShare–So About that Head Lice and Other Stories

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that oh, hey, I had a head lice scare earlier this week! What? Head lice, which is much more common among children and here I am at 22 being told I had lice…AND I NEVER SPEND TIME WITH CHILDREN! A dermatologist told me this lovely news on Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, before heading to work, my mom and I stopped at this lice specialist (they highly recommended Mom come too because we live together. Dad shaves his head, so no worries there) only for them to tell me there that the dermatologist was sorely confused. I actually don’t have lice. Of course, this is after I paid a good sum of money for a lice treatment product and had to endure my mother freaking out the whole of Tuesday night because of my supposed lice infestation. Well, I made it through childhood without head lice and now, it seems, I’ve made it one step further in adulthood. I don’t have lice. Huzzah! Makes for a good story, though, right?

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that work is fabulous. My body is adjusting to the long hours on my feet so I don’t hurt as much as I used to when I get home. My coworkers are all great, which is an added plus. Basically, I get to make coffee and other delicious drinks all day. I also bake cookies (another task on my work list) when needed. This is my job, people, and I love it! Well, there’s the cleaning up and around the espresso bar, too, which I don’t mind, because I’ve always found cleaning to be a very strangely soothing task. Of course, there are better days as with everything and sometimes it gets crazy and overwhelming when there are a large amount of orders coming in, but I like staying busy so running around really isn’t half bad.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I got my diploma in the mail on Monday–if you hadn’t already heard, that is. It’s old new by now, but still exciting!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about how my mom has been preparing all week for her annual girls weekend this weekend. Girls weekend, a.k.a. the one weekend each year where her and her college friends get together, catch up, reminisce about old times, and have a jolly good old time just like the old days. Mom is hosting this year so she’s been busy getting the house in order and making it look like we don’t live in a pigsty. I’d tell you that I really hope know my own college friends and I will have our own version of girls weekend in the future…though we’ll have to call it something else, since there are a few too many guys in our friend group to be so gender exclusive with our title. Mom’s girls weekend is really a fantastic reminder for me, a recent college graduate, that wherever my college friends and I end up, if we make the time and put in some effort, we won’t ever have to worry about losing touch. For the record, everyone was supposed to be kicked out of the house this weekend so the girls could have it to themselves. The brother is still studying abroad and the father has been banished to California for the time being (to see an old friend of his own). I, too, was supposed to be banished, but alas, I got a job and work weekends. So it’ll be the old college friends and the daughter…though, I really wont be around that much given that I have to work.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that blogging has really been put on the back burner with work and everything else I want to do with my day when I’m not working (i.e. working out, yoga, reading [Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated is the most entertaining book I’ve read in ages and I haven’t even reached page 50 yet], and desperately trying to get through Gilmore Girls, since it’s already taken me five years and I’m only on season 5). I’m trying my best to stay up with all of YOUR posts, though I really haven’t been inspired to write much of late for the blog. No need to get your undies in a bunch, I’m still here…just not as present as I was when I was a procrastinating college student who was putting off that paper until the very last moment.

If we were having coffee, I’d be ready to finish up my portion of the coffee share…and I’d start to wonder…do you have anything to share over coffee?


This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster

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23 Replies to “#WeekendCoffeeShare–So About that Head Lice and Other Stories”

  1. Oh I love Gilmore Girls. It’s still one of my favorite shows. I recently re watched all 8 seasons. Sooooo good. So head lice – eek! That’s quite a mistake for them to make. And I’m glad it sounds like your job is turning out to be so good, that’s great news!

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    1. I love it, too. I used to have marathons of it with my friends back in high school, but after we graduated, things got busy and we kind of lost touch and well, Gilmore Girls stopped happening. So glad it’s on Netflix now so I can finish it on my own!
      Yes, it was quite the mistake. Don’t know how you mess that one up, but it’s fine now.
      New job is great! So busy, but I like busy. 🙂

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      1. Kirk is the best! Oh man. I just watched the one where Luke and Lorelai broke up in season five. Hard to watch, for sure, since it’s clear how much they really care about each other. Eager to see what happens next, though!

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  2. Haha, I don’t drink coffee, but we can definitely talk over boba milk tea! 🙂

    I’m currently on summer break right now, after just graduating from college. Just taking a break until I leave in the fall!

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  3. Glad to know that you don’t have lice!!! I hope that your mother has a blast with her college friends. And I am glad that you are out there enjoying life…blogging only when you are inspired to do so….as it should be.

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    1. Oh, they did have a blast. I had dinner with them last night and they all were having such fun. 🙂
      Thanks for the reassurance, Lisa, as strange as that might sound. I love blogging, but sometimes I feel obligated to do it even when I’m not inspired to in order to keep up with all of you. That’s a really silly thought, though. I started blogging for myself and I need to remember to keep blogging for myself. I love that I’ve met all of you here, but there is no reason why I should keep myself from a blogging break every once in a while. After all, what’s there to blog about if you don’t live a little in the first place. 🙂

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    1. Ah, yes, I did see there was a movie. I really think I must see it now since I’m loving the book so much. If the book is anything like the movie, I’m sure you’ll love the book too.
      Yes, weird for sure…but, at least it turned out to be negative.

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  4. What a week! Glad you don’t have to worry about the lice, but it does suck that was confirmed after you set an appointment and paid for a derm appointment. Here’s hoping this week is a bit more restful for you!

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  5. Now that I’m working I’m slacking on reading and writing posts too (almost every single one for the past month was scheduled in May), although I’ve been writing other things so I’m happy about that. Need to get back on it.

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    1. It gets super hard when life gets busy, that’s for sure. Even when I do have the time to blog, I find that, after a long day of work, I don’t really even want to. This balancing act will sure be tough, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out.

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  6. Ah, finally I got caught up reading most everyone’s blogs! I hate just “liking” a post but sometimes you just gotta do it. But anyway, I’m curious, so if it wasn’t head lice, what was it? That is so strange for a dermatologist not to know…. I had that as a kid and it didn’t bother me one bit! 😛

    I’m glad the job is doing well. I still can’t wait till you travel to Thailand. I think I’m more excited than you are! haha.

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    1. I get what you mean about “liking,” Belle. It seems so impersonal. I always prefer to comment, especially on my favorite blogs, but even that gets hard sometimes when life gets busy.
      Well, the lice specialist I saw said that either I could have had one nit in my hair, which the doc happened to pull out, or it was just dandruff. He had to go look at it under a microscope and lice AREN’T that tiny, so I don’t know what he was looking at. My hair has been unusually dry since I got home from college (I think there must be something different in the water), so it was probably just dandruff.
      I can’t wait for Thailand either! It’s not that I’m NOT excited, I just really want to enjoy this summer and really live in the moment with my friends and family. Thailand really seems unreal at this point and even though I’m looking forward to it, there’s so much I want to experience now that my mind is so focused on the present at the moment.

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      1. Yes, definitely, I agree with you! Live in the Now, in Your moment, with people near and dear to you bec in a few months you will be embarking on a new adventure on the other side of the world.
        Come to think of it, nits or lice can be seen with the naked eye unless that doctor had some sort of eye problem! hehe. 😛

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      2. True that! Live in the now. Tomorrow will come in time. 🙂
        The lice specialist also said a lot of dermatologists she’s encountered really don’t know much about lice at all. “Not to discredit their profession and their work, but dealing with head lice is not their strong suit.” Basically what she told us.

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  7. I completely understand. I got a new job too so my own blog went to the back burner as well. I can’t seem to comment on blogs anymore either lol. It sounds like you had a great week though and I hope your mom had a great girls weekend.

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