Man Buns, Musings, the TToT and.. GirlieOnTheEdge

Yeah. Man buns. I can’t say I’m a huge fan. It’s not that I’m discriminating against men. I’ve always been attracted to men with long hair. Oh wait! I am. Discriminating. Not every man, guy, dude can pull off the “man bun”. Sorry guys but you have to have, je ne sais pas, a natural, self confident, high unselfconscious cool quotient. Otherwise, ..not gonna work. Here. Check out this website. Not all the men on this site are doin’ it for me. One, maybe two. Maybe :D. What do you think?

…is it any wonder that Doc Brown came up with the idea for the Flux Capacitor in the bathroom? Of course not! Of any single room in a house or apartment, this one is by far the room where all those creative, aha! ideas spontaneously errupt inside our craniums. Admit it. You know it’s true. The other magical thing about bathrooms? If you’re waiting for your ride. And waiting and waiting. The surefire way to have them show up is, if all of a sudden, you find yourself….needing to use the bathroom. Exactly! As soon as you close that door behind you, the phone rings, the doorbell dings. You know I speak the truth 🙂

Some days, some weeks, there are more musings, less musings. More distractions, less distractions. Throughout it all? Little things and maybe bigger things for which I give thanks. Often times I don’t recall them at all, other times….

TToT 1 – Hearing from/talking with significants from my other life(s). It brings me a special joy knowing there are some with whom I will always share a bond no matter time, circumstance…always.

TToT 2 – Persistence. My own. In finding a way to live. To thrive. To advance. To matter. To make a difference. To find peace and contentedness.

TToT 3 – My mentor. He who would tell me the harshest of truths. He who would irritate the hell out of me with only the best of intentions. He who will not stop telling me what I need to hear.

TToT 4 – Today! I woke up again. A-a-nd I went to the gym after a week hiatus for no good stinkin’ reason except I was housesitting and it was too far away (by 7 more miles) waah, waah.

TToT 5the Wakefield Doctrine. Of course!

TToT 6 – A growing comfort level at my new place of work. And of a growing willingness to participate in group activities the likes of which I always shied from in the past. (can you say clark? lol).

TToT 7 – Reminders that I haven’t gone all “stupid”. That I do have creative thoughts. I do have words that, should they find their way out of my head, might actually read well. Might even entertain. (just have to get them from head to screen!)

TToT 8 – Music! Thank you Roger for telling me about this because, as is the way, I somehow stumbled on this guy. How cool that he does acoustic Maiden, eh? 🙂 Check this one too. I stopped playing classical guitar why?!

TToT 9 – this post! Why in the world (I know why) did I not continue with so many things I obviously had a knack for? It’s not that I didn’t enjoy doing them….light bulbs keep going off. But that’s a good thing, right? lol

TToT 10 – Insistence. I’ve got to insist that life be how and what I want today, in the present. I can’t change the past. None of us can. Done and done. Here’s to waking up one more day…

28 thoughts on “Man Buns, Musings, the TToT and.. GirlieOnTheEdge

  1. ivywalker July 2, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    Hate the man bun. One guy out of twenty. So nice to see you posting…not that i have….no judgement just like to read your stuff….whew! I am glad you haven’t gone all stupid!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge July 2, 2016 / 9:03 pm

      lol. So very, very few men can get away with it (actually I hate saying “man bun”!:D).
      Yeah, I can’t believe I have a post up. And on Saturday no less!
      I’m glad you like to read my stuff:) Thank you!
      At least I don’t think I have lol. I hope someone will tell me if I do!


  2. Vince July 2, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    At first I thought you were going to be thankful for man buns. Then I realised it was just an aside (if it can be called that at the beginning of a post!) and, as much as I support every man’s right to wear his hair however he wishes, I confess I was relieved to find that it was.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge July 2, 2016 / 9:05 pm

      No sir! Not thankful lol
      I’ll all for long hair on men, ponytails on men, but the bun thing? Kinda weird.


  3. Lizzi July 2, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    That’s one of my favourite Bowie songs – absolutely love it. WELL DONE for getting back to the gym. And really, 7 extra miles is definitely a big enough deal to be a roadblock to going, so don’t feel bad. I am always so glad to come here and read your mindfulness and determination – they’re such inspirations to me and I wish I could get the hang of that persistence, but I’ll work on it.

    And…man buns…not really something I consider very often, but I agree a chap needs to have a certain scottian je ne sais quoi to make one work.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge July 2, 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Really?! I love it too 🙂 So catchy!
      I know! Go me! It was exactly 1 week since I was there. Had a really good workout. I was being ultra lazy about it last week. It’s not like I had to drive 20 miles out of my way.
      I’m glad Lizzi. Persistence and insistence. They come with time and living. There will still be the dark days. The very, very dark days. But there will be something else. And you practice this “something else”. And it just gets….easier.

      Absolument 🙂

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      • Lizzi July 2, 2016 / 9:43 pm

        I hope so. I SO hope so. I’ve been better at avoiding the dark lately, so I’m hopeful. And I’ve just booked flights, so rightnow I’m all buzzy and happy and lovely.

        GO YOU SO VERY MUCH 😀 I’m glad you had a really good workout. I’ve had a couple of those recently. Discovered a new equipment I like, I think called an ‘open stride’…anyway, it feels like running *ought* to 🙂


        • GirlieOnTheEdge July 3, 2016 / 2:59 pm

          You will learn and it will become easier. I promise:)

          Yeah, about that?! I have been reclusive for months now and in spite of thinking of you often have not gotten in touch for the details. You are moving to OK when? I can’t believe it and I can lol. Of course I can. You’re a clark.

          Thank you for the encouragement Lizzi. I will never give up on trying to be in the best physical shape I can be in. Feeling healthy, strong and fit can only help with dealing with the mental/emotional aspects of daily life.

          Isn’t new equipment cool?! There’s been so much developed since my early days in a gym it’s almost intimidating lol Let’s keep up the good workouts!! GO US !!!!!!

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          • Lizzi July 4, 2016 / 6:28 pm

            I failed tonight. Or won, depending on your outlook. I’ve been feeling the beginnings of a cold so I mentally unhooked from the idea of going to the gym, and laid down in bed when I got home…and didn’t get up til gone 8, which I must have needed. NOW I just need to not ruin it with too late a night *sigh*

            And. The reclusive and the not being in touch, I SO SO SO GET THAT and it’s fine 🙂 Hopefully moving in November but still need to sort ALL THE THINGS first. But the visa’s in its very first stages, so there’s that. 🙂


            • GirlieOnTheEdge July 4, 2016 / 8:47 pm

              No failure. A win! Wise decision to skip the gym. You listened to your body. Good for you 🙂 Hopefully, bed time was reasonable.

              I know you get it Lizzi. And I’m glad you do 🙂
              Wow. November. Far and yet not so far away. I’m sure there’s tons to sort out. One step at a time.
              It will be amazing 🙂

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            • Lizzi July 5, 2016 / 6:11 pm

              Bed time was 1.30am. I am NOT a smart person.

              You can be first to know I just submitted my first assignment! WHOOT!

              And…it feels too distant and too close to manage all the things! But yes…it WILL be amazing.


            • GirlieOnTheEdge July 6, 2016 / 10:54 pm

              1:30’s a bit on the late side 😦 Like me tonight! Almost 11. Planned on way earlier!
              Yay! on the first assignment!! (what’s the first assignment?)
              Guess you’d better find a way to pace yourself. I suck at that sort of thing. Invariably, I’m a last minute kind of gal lol
              It will be incredible.

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            • Lizzi July 7, 2016 / 2:55 pm

              The first assignment was a report on an assignment titled ‘how to write a report’. The dude is SO VERY a clark.

              Pace? What is this ‘pace’ you speak of? Anyway I submitted it and haven’t heard back so I’m wondering if I’ve lost impetus but I MUSTN’T do that… *sigh*

              How’s your week going?


            • GirlieOnTheEdge July 7, 2016 / 11:06 pm

              Hm. That’s kind of funny – almost an oxymoron *wink, wink* But no nevermind! It is a preliminary step taken towards a new timeline which is really cool. Each thing that you do, whatever the assignment, puts you that much closer to that timeline.

              LOL so you don’t have it either, huh? You know, now that I think about it, the keeping a steady pace and the methodical approaches and such are more the purview of our rogerian brethren 😀 Don’t worry. Believe.

              Ah. The week. Thank you for asking. For starters I’m very happy tomorrow is Friday. Overall it’s been rather dark. Just riding the tide as they say. Today was a little better. It’s amazing how we like people can be sinking in a pit of darkness (or the clark dark as Zoey would say), but not self indulgently, and still be pleasant and congenial to those around us when required. That is so fucked up lol.

              Feeling better? Were you able to beat back the cold? Gym’ing it again?

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            • Lizzi July 8, 2016 / 5:12 pm

              I think we’re good at putting others before ourselves, and there’s (sometimes) a level of “I’m fucked anyway so I might as well make other people’s lives as alright as possible.”

              Still sneezing so not sure about the cold. Gymmed it (was almost dragged by the hair though) and planning to go back tomorrow morning – not sure at this moment in time if because I love my body or hate it.

              SO glad it’s Friday. For both of us. *HUGS*


            • GirlieOnTheEdge July 9, 2016 / 3:35 pm

              Hey! I just released your comment from Spam Prison. wth!

              Oh, man. What a clarklike thing to say. And true. Very often that is exactly what we do.

              Alright. Leave the body out of it lol. Go for how it makes you feel mentally afterwards.
              I’m having trouble getting there today. As soon as I turn off the laptop, I’m going. Really.

              Well, I was glad it was Friday!! Hope yours was good and for both of us, yes *HUGS*


  4. Kristi July 3, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    I noticed someone in the grocery store this week sporting a man bun. I don’t think the trend will last for long.


  5. Vanessa D. July 4, 2016 / 1:11 am

    I cannot count the times I’ve had the perfect solution to a problem just pop into my head while I’m shampooing my hair! My other flashes of brilliance (if I say so myself) always come either when I’m washing dishes or driving. It’s like the biggest problems find their answers as soon as I stop thinking about them.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge July 4, 2016 / 8:27 pm

      I know! Oh yeah, while driving. I hate that! Why is it those answers come at such inconvenient times? 😀


  6. Cynthia July 5, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    Love, love David Bowie! I always think of the Secret Life of Walter Mitty because of the soundtrack and David Bowie’s songs in it…
    As always, love your list and the creative/confidence thing is so much fun, isn’t it? Hehe.
    And, dang it, I’m *so* thankful for the Doctrine, too. We sat down to breakfast this morning and immediately the WD came up…with regards to all the people. Hahaha.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge July 6, 2016 / 10:46 pm

      He was wonderful. I never saw the movie. Had no idea David’s songs were in the soundtrack!
      Thank you Cyndi 🙂
      It is fun isn’t it?! Especially, if you’re out people watching 😀 It’s just the coolest thing.


  7. Cynthia July 5, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    PS – #3, #9 and #17 are the only guys BARELY able to pull off the man bun at that site. LOL. I’m not a fan, but every once in awhile it’s okay. Haha.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge July 6, 2016 / 10:49 pm

      Aha! Not bad. Ya know, I wouldn’t disagree with you on your choices 🙂


  8. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me July 5, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    I truly do not understand the man bun. I’ve seen maybe one or two guys ever that sort of managed to pull it off. To each his own, as they say…
    Feeling a sense of comfort and settled-in-ness at work is cool, isn’t it? I can think of several times in past jobs when that moment happened and all of a sudden I felt like “OK, I know how to do this!”
    I’m glad to see you post and I’m definitely in the seldom posting camp. Realized today that I’ve posted pretty much nothing but my TToT for weeks and weeks…just got comfortable being out of the habit, I suppose.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge July 6, 2016 / 11:02 pm

      Yeah, not a common sight but when I do see them I always think, “really?”. lol But yes, to each their own for sure.
      I’m getting more comfortable with the people. Knowing what I’m doing? That’s another story lol. It’s going to take awhile. From what I hear from folks at work I won’t be feeling that until maybe the 6 month mark. Not that I want to rush the days but boy, I can’t wait 🙂
      Thanks, Lisa. But it seems as if you’ve posted consistently. And that’s a good thing! Me, I’ve started to feel as if I’ll never write again. Been very weird, the not writing thing. Don’t like it.
      I like how you phrase that….”just got comfortable being out of the habit,”. Maybe that’s my problem 🙂


  9. herheadache July 9, 2016 / 2:53 pm

    I agree with the mentor thankful. I have one and I am glad I do. They can help us see things about ourselves we might not have spotted on our own.
    Yay for creativity and music.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge July 9, 2016 / 3:29 pm

      Something to treasure always. Not everyone has one. They are the ones who don’t hold back and point out that which at times we may not want to see.

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