Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hold Me, Internet

You know, some days I realize that the internet has given me a great many blessings.

Since I live in what I consider to be hick-ville, USA, I often turn to the internet to assure myself that I am not becoming a crazy Hoosier. One who believes everything good that has ever happened, ever, in the entire universe, happened in Indiana.

Because.... really.

So, besides living in a small town, I work in an even smaller town. Even more remote. This town's major attractions include a NEW Super Wal-Mart and Rural King.

Holy crap, I just let my hick show. I mentioned Rural King.

(Holy sh*t, I've actually been IN a Rural King. They sell big and super cheap buckets perfect for crafting. Don't tell anybody!)

(Rural King, FYI, is like Target for farmers and country folk. Got it?)

Ok, where was I?

Oh yes, town even smaller than my hometown.

So I'm working with a girl last night and we're talking hair. About how our highlights grow out too fast and how we have to shampoo constantly.

So then I tell her about dry shampoo.

Blank Stare.

I explain how it works - you spray it on, brush it in, voila.

No wash, no fuss.

She's still giving me what "what the heck face?"

So I say - have you ever been to Ulta?

Blank Stare.

"What about Sephora?"

Blank Stare.

And then I died a little inside.

And hyperventilated.

To recap: she had never heard of Sephora or Ulta. And this is a girl my age who enjoys the girly things in life.


Somebody get me the heck outta this small town!!

And also... thank you, internets, for making sure I know what a Sephora and Ulta are. I live a less sheltered existence because of you.

(And, just to clarify, I knew what Ulta and Sephora were before I blogged. But still, the internet opens up all kinds of awesomeness you never knew existed.)

13 Classy Comments:

Bella said...

A while ago I went to Bodega Bay for a weekend getaway (it's where Alfred Hitchhock's movie "The Birds" was filmed) and while at a restaurant the hostess complimented me on my jacket. She asked me where it was from and I told her I bought it from Urban Outfitters. I got a blank stare and she said "Oh I've never heard of that store, maybe they'll have one up here." I couldn't bring myself to tell her that they probably don't, but my point is even people in CA can be clueless when it comes to shopping (one of my friends has NEVER been to a Trader Joe's even though they're all over the place).

Anonymous said...

Oh wow. That's amazing!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I am from a small town (no stop lights) and live in a pretty rural state. I never want to go back to small town, usa. So scary. :)

Emily said...

Hilarious! And, so funny you mention dry shampoo, I've been seeing it mentioned everywhere and I'm thinking I'd like to try some. Have any recommendations?

Meg said...

Oh, Sephora -- sometimes I feel like I work in order to feed my addiction! They just opened the first Sephora in my town, which is pretty big, and my mom was freaking out... she'd never been to one. It's a glorious, glorious place!

Brittany said...

Oh wow, I'm shocked! That girl is surely missing out on amazing things!!

Thomasina said...

Um...what is Ulta? I've been into Sephora a few times so don't get too worried! Btw, are you ready for Eclipse?

Trina said...

lol I was like what the heck is Rural King? And I live in ALABAMA! Hello South! lol I don't think we have those here.

etta said...

I prefer Farm & Fleet :0)

We don't have a Sephora within two and a half hours... a girl and I were having an animated convo about it and our co-workers were like, HUH??

Andhari said...

Lol sometimes i imagine being a girl from a small town and I can't help cringing. Oh well. You should school her then :D

Anonymous said...

Rural King must be really rural - we don't even have them in Iowa! Sounds like a Farm & Fleet or Theisens.

designHER Momma said...

Never hear of Rural King, but am unfortunately familiar with Farm & Fleet. Indiana kinda sucks that way...

Aly said...

Bless her heart! She is missing out!

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