25 Jul 2010 at 10:53
Products, Travel, Uncategorized
…knowing I have this blog and I can’t use it for blabbing about other topics than Russia until my verbose self finishes writing about the trip (don’t even get me started on how Alaska travelblogging turned out) is going to drive me nuts.
Then it hit me: why the heck do I have to finish writing about Russia first? This is my blog, I’M IN TOTAL CONTROL!!! If I want to have other entries interspersed rather than exclusively chronological posts about Russia, then I darn well can do that. The feeling is liberating.
So, right now, I’m going to talk about shampoo. But not just any shampoo, but “Juicy Green Apple Shampoo.” Why? This weekend our family is visiting one of my dad’s ham radio friends on Long Island, one of the Casco Bay islands near Portland, Maine. Since this was a really quick trip (we arrived yesterday morning and are leaving in a few hours), I did a rather spartan job of packing. Including, unintentionally, not packing a second shirt.
One of the unnecessary luxuries I eliminated was shampoo, figuring I would live off the land and find something to use at the house – which is shaped like an octagon, you really have to see it. This morning I stepped into guest bathroom and found a green bottle of Juicy Green Apple Shampoo.
Apple? I thought to myself. Yeah, I suppose thats not such a terrible thing to slather all over my hair, not anything too crazy like Passionfruit Mango Bonanza or other such flavors that would completely emasculate me. Besides, [looking at the ingredients list] the Pyrus Malus extract (I guess that’s the Latin name for apple) is 3rd from last, after Trimethylclorinatozine-3 and Zinc Pyrethisane. Thank you chemical industry for your unintelligible compound names.
Apple is a utilitarian fruit, as patriotic as apple pie and schoolteachers. It’s the fruit you turn to for the everyday jobs when the Starfruits and Kiwis turn up their hoity-toity tropical noses. It’s so versatile it might even make a decent shampoo flavor. Not exactly Pert Plus or Head and Shoulders, but if I wanted to be picky I should have done a better job packing.
It did its cleansing job magnificently with a certain modicum of testosterone approved utilitarianism, as good as could be expected from fruit flavored shampoo. Unfortunately, since it was just shampoo, and not combined shampoo/conditioner, my hair felt rather sticky once rinsed. Hmm, I really need conditioner. I looked over and evaluated my only option: Passionfruit Mango Bonanza.
I really hate the cosmetics industry.