Monday, February 16, 2009

Flashback week...

Quick back-story:  back in the high school years I took early morning seminary (a church class that began at the crazy hour of 5:45 every school day) so I would frequently have a backpack full of hair supplies/make-up and scriptures.  I also had the world's funkiest hair-do...  or maybe the 2nd funkiest...  someone certainly gave me a run for my money....  the point being that I needed some serious goop to keep that hair sticking in all those directions.  The hairspray of choice was Aussie Sprunch Spray - it held all that insanity where I wanted it AND it smelled good.  Turned out to be a good thing that I liked the smell because one morning I grabbed my bag and heard a dripping sound...  ummm... oops, the bottle of hairspray had gotten crushed (probably by a history book...  and even if not I'm going to blame it on that - I hated my history class) and the hairspray had soaked through... not my history book but my scriptures... BIG oops!  I loved these scriptures - they were the cute little size that was useless for scripture chases but dainty and handy as long as you weren't severely nearsighted...  

To this day those scriptures (which are now used by my nearly 7yr old daughter) sport a lovely purple tinge to the corners of the pages and a distinct Sprunch Spray smell...  

So I'm shopping the other day for hairspray - with some very flat and very bland hair - and what do I see on the shelf?  Seriously - do I have to tell you... haven't you been following along?  I didn't know they still made this stuff!
  
So I buy my beloved Sprunch Spray (hey, it was on sale even!) and all week I've been having olfactory flashback when I swing my head to the side.  Needless to say I've been doing a lot of head-swinging...  I might need a chiropractor...

and my daughter... she told me I smell like her scriptures :)  Does that make me more holy?




and the other flashback - I got to have lunch with a college roommate - it's been... well... let's just guess at 17 years and it was a trip!  She was in town for the President's Day Weekend (hoping for some nice warm weather that was sadly lacking) and we had a chance to live it up for probably about 30 minutes longer than her husband was hoping for since he had all 5 of their boys with HIM for the duration!  She's always had the most beautiful eyes but I hardly think it's fair that I have far more wrinkles than she does!  It was a lot of fun - even though she actually LIKES history...
...oh, the memories - some too stupid to blog about :)

(ahh... - now I'm swinging my head side to side and enjoying the wafting Sprunchy smell...  it's cheap aromatherapy!)

12 comments:

Barbaloot said...

I didn't know sprunchy was even a word... :)

LC said...

I used Aussie sprunchy spray! It was great for sprunching up those perms. I can still smell it like it was yesterday.

April said...

WOW!!! I'm flashing back on the early morning seminary!! YOWZA!!! My last year was my sister and I ...hmmmm heads or tails for the opening prayer!!!

Heidi Ashworth said...

My 7 year old is using my mini scriptures, too, these days!

T said...

sprunchy may not have been a word this morning - but with all the usage it's getting her I think it's got a shot at making Webster's eventually!

Laura said...

Stopping by from SITS. Always fun to relive old memories of early morning seminary.

The Gibsons said...

Your so funny. I am glad you had fun with your college roomate. Your clothes matched. Was that planned? JK... keep swinging your hair it does smell good. Glad I have a bad memory that way I can't remember History that comes back and haunts us. he he

The Brown's said...

Oh, T! You had the bigger hair. Don't give me all the credit (but thanks for linking to my blog!)

I am also sent back in time anytime I smell Polo. It still gives me that girlish twitterpated feeling.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Hi T!!!!!! It's me!!!!!!


I want to know which one is you!

And I want to know why you got so sick and lost half your hair. Please do tell so I don't feel so insensative!

T said...

Crash: Ack! Yep - I guess I did fail to mention that I'm the short one in the photo...

And the hair loss was just little by little over the course of womanly issues - (ovarian cysts that made me REALLY sick... and multiple pregnancies) - but it's never quite grown back all thick and lustrous (and BIG) as it once was...

Kris: Funny thing - apparently the camera sucketh because her shirt was decidedly teal and mine was a denim blue... but in the picture they're all cutesy matchy - weird!

T said...
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Megz said...

I love nostalgic smells. I don't think we had anything but Aquanet growing up and I was so jealous of the girls that got their hairspray in the plastic bottles instead of the aerosal cans.