Secret single behavior (SSB) revealed

Monday, July 30, 2007
We all do these things and I'd like to borrow the phrase from a Sex and the City episode called "secret single behaviors." We all have them, and don't really know that we do them until another party points them out.

Let me reveal some of mine. It's not really a guilty pleasure, but I love to eat Saltine crackers with peanut butter and jelly with tea. Now my tea must have milk and sugar in it -- lots of sugar. I've had this tea obsession since I was a kid -- it was probably the most "adult" thing I could pull off at 5-years-old. I like to watch Lifetime movies on a lazy Sunday, especially the ones featuring any 90210 cast members like Tori Spelling and Tiffany Amber Thiessen. And I might bust out typical white girl dance moves -- I can't dance.

Now I've seen this SSB a couple times, but I've watched the whole thing from start to finish and nearly burst into tears I was laughing so hard. If you've read my bio, you know that the B.F. has a slight obsession with his hair. Everyone knows this -- everyone. His friends and co-workers make fun of him for it. A couple weeks ago we were heading to a graduation party and it wasn't humid or muggy outside, so I rolled the windows down to enjoy the nice weather.

B.F. -- Allison, can' t we turn the air conditioning on?
Me -- No, it's so nice outside. I hate using air when we don't have to.
B.F. -- It's going to mess up my hair!
Me -- laughing and still laughing to this day

Do you understand how much he likes his hair? Like Uncle Jesse from Full House but without the mullet. He has medium brown, slightly shaggy hair, so it looks good when he's done with his ritual, but it's the process at which he goes about acheiving it that makes me crack up.

Let me describe to you his routine:
He uses Tresemme styling putty and puts on a little at a time to get it to sit just right. However, as he's adding little by little, he whips out this miniature mirror so he can see what the back of his hair looks like and those few sections of hair that just won't lay right. Then, you know when he means business when he does this thing with his lips. As he's concentrating on his hair, or anything for that matter, he tightens his lips up like he means business. And, apparently, he does.


michelle v said...

classic - comparing your BF to Jesse from Full House.

hot coffee girl said...

He's going to kill you.

Allison M. said...

He does love his hair!