Trying to type up the quickest takes I can because the great outdoors are calling.
1. I do believe my hair has fully recovered from the great ‘No Poo’ disaster of ’15. I switched to some products from Maple Holistics and amazingly enough, my scalp is no longer a mix of Valdez spill zone and nuclear fall out. My hair actually looks really good (I mean, I’m happy with it. If you see me and hate it, keep your yap shut okay?). I can get three good days between washings; four if I’m happy with the high school sports star headband and ponytail look.
2. I also started using this beach hair spray again (which I’d lost in my closet) because the label said Argan Oil and my shampoo has Argan Oil in it and somehow using all this special oil makes my scalp look less oily.
3. Speaking of hair, while at my parents I found an old bottle of purple hair dye that’s been hiding in a medicine cabinet since the mid-ninties. Not quite sure what to do with it, except not throw it out. I just can’t help but think that “Dying your hair purple at 16 vs 36 and the lessons learned.” would make a great blog post / behavioral science project for the kids.
4. So I joined Periscope, which is a live streaming app owned by Twitter. It gives anyone the opportunity to share, live, whatever it is that they’re doing. I’m especially interested in how it could be used by Catholics to join together in prayer. I think it would be great to broadcast the Angelus, Vespers, Compline, etc. at set times on a regular basis. Religous orders could share prayers with followers outside their monastery or convent walls. You could see Mass or Adoration live, even if stranded at home with illness. Certainly you can watch Mass on EWTN or a pre-recorded rosary, but saying the Angelus at noon with another family, live, seems special to me. We know, intellectually, that the whole Church is praying together at certain times and following the same calendar, but I see Periscope as offering a tangible way for people to participate together in a whole new way.
In that vein, I’m trying to convince Tony to let me live stream our family’s prayers at night. Certainly, things don’t go picture perfect, but I think that sharing our family’s nightly ritual might help get others in the habit of saying prayers as a family too. (Even if they only start watching or following because it’s like a Catholic sitcom.) People could leave their prayer requests in the comments too. But, it’s easy to see how Mama waving her iPod around during prayers could be a distraction and possibly lead to worse behavior. Maybe I’ll start by streaming a lunchtime Angelus and go from there.
5. A reader shared this link with me yesterday.
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6. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who comments and emails me. I’ve been trying to get in the habit of responding to all comments and I always answer email; just please be patient. However, I don’t get nearly the amount of questions that some of my blogger friends do. I’d love to do a mailbag Quick Takes in which I answer all your questions…the funnier the better. (Cause we all know that hardly anyone is coming to me for real advice.)
7. Lastly, what was your favorite read from the past week? Mention it in the comments below! I will try to share each post on my Facebook and Twitter feeds during the week. Cause who doesn’t love finding great new blogs and bloggers?
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