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The Most WTF Lines from Last Night's Debate

These would be hilarious if he wasn't running for president. And yes, they are all from Trump. All quotes were taken from this NPR transcript.

1. On Hillary's plan to fight ISIS:

DONALD TRUMP: "... No wonder you’ve been fighting ISIS your entire adult life."

Um, ISIS hasn't been around that long.

2. On the allegation that he hasn't paid his taxes:

HILLARY CLINTON: "... Or maybe he does not want the American people, all of you watching tonight, to know that he has paid nothing in federal taxes because the only years that anybody has ever seen for a couple of years where he had to turn them over to state authorities when he was trying to get a casino license. And they showed he did not pay any federal income tax."

DONALD TRUMP: "That makes me smart."

No, if that's true, it makes you a criminal.

3. On how to mend race relations. 

DONALD TRUMP: "... Now, whether or not in a place like Chicago, you do stop and frisk which worked very well Mayor Giuliani is here worked very well in New York."

LESTER HOLT: "Your two minutes have expired but I do want to follow up. Stop and Frisk was ruled unconstitutional in New York because it largely singled out black and Hispanic young men."

DONALD TRUMP: "No, you're wrong. It went before a judge who was a very against police judge."

Because using a police practice that was found unconstitutional and racist to mend race relations makes total sense. Also, federal judges work to protect and uphold the constitution, not to take down the police.

4. On cyber security:

DONALD TRUMP: "... I have a son -- he’s ten years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers. It’s unbelievable."

How is this even relevant? But I'm glad his son is a savant with computers.

DONALD TRUMP: "... But I will say, we are not doing the job we should be doing. But that’s true throughout our whole governmental society. We have so many things that we have to do better, Lester. And certainly cyber is one of them."

I don't think he knows what the verb "cyber" commonly means, but hey, we should get better at it.

5. On how the fact checkers are wrong:

DONALD TRUMP: "Wrong."

This got old real quick.

DIY Fall Decor


Fall is my favorite season so I recently did a little decor project to dress up the fireplace for the season. It was a very simple project to do - all you need to know is how to use a paint brush and a glue gun.

What I used:
- 5 32oz mason jars
- 3 acrylic paint colors of your choice. You can also use chalkboard paint.
- paint brush to pain the jars
- 150 graded sand paper
- stain brush 
- 2 pieces of wood measuring 1/2" x 3" x 19"
- 2 pieces of wood measuring 1/2" x 3" x 5"
*Note on the wood: I got 2 planks of wood that measured 1/2" x 3" x 24" at Home Depot and they cut them down for me to leave me with a piece that was 19" in length and 5" in length. Also, if you don't want to deal with the wood, you can make this project without the wooden box.

I started out by staining the wood. I'd actually never stained wood before but it was just like using paint, but with bad fumes.


After the wood was covered in stain, I let it dry in the garage for two days. It was actually dry in 30 minutes, but it took 2 days for the stain to stop gassing and for the fumes to subside enough that I could bring the wood into the house.


While waiting for the stain to dry, I got to work on the jars. I wiped all of them down with rubbing alcohol to remove any dirt or oils on the glass. Next, I applied 1 coat of acrylic paint. There are many paint options out there that you can use on glass, but for these I didn't need anything fancy and I went with basic matte acrylic paint. Paint made specifically glass would have had a stronger bond to the surface, but acrylic paint can work fine without sloughing off if you give it enough time to dry between coats.


I applied the first coat and left the jars to dry overnight before applying the second coat. After applying the second coat, I allowed it to dry overnight also. The next day I took some 120 grade sandpaper and began to sand the raised ridges of the jars to give them an aged look. 


Once the jars were done, I took a glue gun and glued the wooden pieces together to make the box. I had planned to use a hammer and nails, but the pine was too soft and kept splitting. The glue gun got the job done and you can't tell that's what's holding the box together.


As a finishing touch I threw in some flowers, but you could just leave the jars empty and they would still look nice. You could also tie a twine bow around the neck of the jar.  Overall I'm really happy with the end result. It helped to add some personality and fall warmth to our usually empty mantelpiece. I may even paint jars for every season and just reuse the box.


My Experiment with DIY Wash-Out Pastel Hair Dye


I get really bored when it comes to my hair and I've always wanted fun, pastel colored hair. In high school I had blue hair for a few weeks, but as a responsible adult with a job in a corporate firm, the fun colors would not fly. Then this summer I came up with the idea of trying a hair dye that washed out in a few days so I could have fun weekend hair. 

I did some Googling and came across tons of praise for the temporary Water Color Hydrating Color Mask that is sold by Urban Outfitters. Unfortunately it was sold out so I kept looking for other options.

Then I saw this awesome blog post on how to make your own wash-out hydrating dye mask at home. The dye was supposed to wash out in 3 days, be gentle on your hair,  and seemed very easy to make so I decided to give it a try. I had a long weekend coming up, with a Dave Matthews concert, and I thought it would be the perfect occasion to have have lavender hair. I'd also like to note that I had a hair appointment later in the week so if it turned out to be a mess, I could get by with it up in a ponytail for a few days. I wasn't sure it was even going to work.

I went to Sally's and picked up a jar of Manic Panic semi permanent dye in Ultra Violet. My highlighted hair tends to turn brassy, and since purple shampoos are often used to correct the red tones, I thought lavender would be a good pick since it might correct some brassiness that was starting to show. Since there was no way I was going to bleach my own hair, I knew it would only show up on my highlighted sections rather than my entire head. NOTE: This method probably wont work on darker hair since dye only deposits on top of your current color rather than stripping and replacing it.

I took a bottle of white colored conditioner I had and mixed 2 tablespoons of the Manic Panic into 16 oz of conditioner. I put on some gloves and started applying it to my hair. I applied it to my entire head rather than the individual highlighted sections because I wanted to save time and get as much coverage as possible, even if it wouldn't show up on the darker sections. I left the dye in my hair for 8 minutes instead of the recommended 3 to ensure it was dark enough. After 8 minutes, I rinsed it out and shampooed and conditioned my hair as I normally would. If you are interested in trying this out yourself, I recommend following the directions here.


It was hard to tell if the dye worked while my hair was wet, but as I blow dried it, the smile on my face grew. I LOVED it. It worked much better than I had expected. I could have done a better job covering every strand, but really, I didn't care that it wasn't perfect- I had fun hair.


I put on my flower crown and headed to the concert. A compliment I got from a woman working the beer stand made beam. I know a bright hair color making me so happy may seem silly, but I felt like for that night, a little part of my personality that I usually have to keep in check was able to come out.

When we got home from the concert I hopped in the shower to wash my hair. As much as I loved the color and didn't want to get rid of it, I needed to get a head start on washing it out if I wanted it gone by Monday. Over  the next two days I washed my hair 3 more times using Head and Shoulders to help strip the color.

Day 2, after 2 washings
The day after the concert, and after just 2 washings, the lavender really was mostly gone. The only problem was that my previously blond highlights were now more of a gray. Luckily, the rest of my hair was light enough that the difference wasn't stark and the grayish sections blended in pretty well. When I went back to work on day 4, all the purple was gone. A few female worker friends asked if I lightened my hair color, and when I told them what I had done, they all said they would never have noticed.

I think if I had left the dye in for the recommended 3 minutes instead of 8, it would have washed out much faster, but I don't think the color would have been as vibrant. It was already very light at 8 minutes, so 3 would have probably been very dull. 

The only big drawback to the dye experiment was the left over gray strands, but thankfully my colorist made them blond again a few days later. A different color might fade closer to the original blond color, but since purple is often used as a corrector for gray or very light blond hair to counteract reds and yellows, it makes sense it faded  the way it did. Another, smaller, drawback was that the Head and Shoulders stripped my hair, just like it was supposed to. After using it 4 times in 3 days my hair felt brittle and in need of some extra conditioning. I think it did more damage than the small amount of dye used.

The color was a lot of fun while it lasted and I loved it. I'd definitely consider doing it again, so long as I had an appointment with my colorist right around the corner. 
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