I’m notorious for dreaming up “seriously the coolest ever!” ideas, unrealistically blowing it up in my mind with all these grandeur plans and expectations, and then I get totally overwhelmed by the work needed to bring it to fruition, if I even have the skills/tools/knowledge to do any of it in the first place.
And so I sit on it. Let it fester in the corner and gather either literal or proverbial dust (in cases such as this where there’s no tangible item hogging real estate in the spare room or on the dining table) and I get all this anxiety because unfinished projects make me twitchy but DAMNIT I DON’T KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT EVERYTHING IT DESERVES TO BE!
Eventually I’ll sit down and bite the bullet – just dive in headfirst with all the vigor and motivation in the world to just get the fucking thing off my todo list and dusty table.
And it sucks, and I hate it, and now I’m even more pissed because I wasted all of that time and energy fussing over it when I could’ve just been watching a Criminal Minds marathon or something.
(If you’ve ever waited months for a birthday/christmas/anything gift from me and ended up with something generic ordered off the internet, it’s not that I forgot, it’s that this happened first and then I got desperate. sorry.)
BUT, the Race Braid tutorial is finished. True to form I hate it and won’t be offended if you do too. If you know how to french braid this is not an earth-shattering new development. You’re going to be all, “Uhh yeah no shit. Glad you wasted so much time on this. Next time why don’t you teach us to tie our shoes?”
And if you don’t know how, well, this isn’t going to teach you. Type “how to french braid” into Youtube before bothering with any of this.
surprise Bri cameo at 3:17ish. probably the most exciting part of the whole video.
And because I really like you (and was feeling extra masochistic) here’s a still shot with sort-of instructions that don’t require listening to me awkwardly mumble on camera.
It takes me about 3 minutes to pull a braid together now – world record timing, probably. Guinness, would you like to come over and add it to the books? But that came from lots of practice and early-AM scramblings to get ready ASAP after snoozing a few too many times.
If you have longer hair and want to ponytail it, angle your “guide” more so the braid travels towards the back of your head instead of down to your ear. If you have really fine hair, put some product (gel/wax/hairspray) in it first or wait till it’s dirty – it’ll stick better.
And whatever you do, please for the love of god put sunscreen on your scalp. Nobody likes skin cancer or peeling burnt skin posing as dandruff.
And on that note, I’m out. Race braids for everyone!
(puts a big, fat, check mark on the todo list)