My First Vlog Or Two Secrets For The Price Of One Video

I try my hand at vlogging (video+blogging). Because there’s something I need to show you and my photography skills are not good… enough. Oh and I accidently break my husband’s blog-onymity. But he is okay with it because he gets his three minutes of fame. Which, as you will see, is VERY important to him. So break out your headsets (if you’re at work) and enjoy!

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

44 thoughts to “My First Vlog Or Two Secrets For The Price Of One Video”

  1. I just wanted to say I LOVE your blog and I think the video is HILARIOUS! My Mom and my sister are stylist and I grew up with a salon in my house. I never saw anyone in my family with grey hair until my Mom decided she was tired of coloring her hair and I totally freaked out and said PLEASE Mom color it back and after a few months of begging she finally did whew! I have quite a few grey hairs and would like to get my hair colored but it just never happens. We see S. for our Doc sometimes and love him too! It was no surprise to see him be so funny while you were doing your first and hopefully not last vlog! Thanks for bringing a smile to face, as I have 2 girls 16 & 6 and some days you just really need another mother to share!

    1. I am SO happy that you enjoy the blog and ESPECIALLY the vlog ­čśÇ And it is SO funny that you told your mom to dye her hair! I can’t IMAGINE if my kids were ASKING me to dye it! It’s so different when we become moms, huh!?! New perspective…
      Thanks for reading and your encouraging comment… I told appreciate needing to connect with other moms in the trenches.

  2. Saw it!

    I got a couple of gray hairs when I got pregnant each time. The kids did it to me in the womb. If I woke up with more, like you did, I don’t know how I’ll behave. Could we wear it loud and proud? You know those ladies who let their hair go all gray and they wear it long and they look like wizardesses? That’s not so bad, right? Hmm…

    Love seeing your vlog! Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Jana @ Attitude Adjustment┬┤s last blog ..The Unbearable Lightness of Swinging =-.

    1. I WANT to wear it loud and proud — except I’m 31 years old. I just am just not ready to look ten years older than I am… (although I AM excited for the wizardess indoctrination!)

  3. Oh, he is so very cute.

    And you broke his cover LONG before you said his name at the end. Go back and watch it, you’re laughing and you say, “scotty…scotty.”

    You are beautiful, and adorable, and sweet, and have lovely teeth and a gorgeous smile and fantastic doe eyes…and..and..and I don’t think I can be your friend anymore. *sob* BUT YOU”RE JUST TOO PERFECT!!!

    Love the vlog…I want to do that. Tell me how you set it up and I REALLY REALLY like it. Just give me some time to get over your awesomeness. I get knocked down like that frequently, I’ll be alright…I’ll get back up. Story of my life.

    You go, girl…you got it all goin’ on.
    .-= Alexandra┬┤s last blog ..LOL =-.

    1. Do you have a webcam? Email me and we can talk about how I did it!
      I should’ve showed you the post-pregnancy fuzzy belly — so you could you feel better about my “perfection.” ;P

  4. Just some thoughts on the gray appearance…
    ~ I saw you the day before and feel partly responsible since you got them AFTER our time together.
    ~ You may have more due to Dr. SpikeyHair’s antics UNLESS laughter erases gray hairs, then you’ll be fine!
    ~ Stacy London is a very chic and hip fashionista on TLC’s What Not To Wear and she has this cool gray streak that she refuses to color and it looks so cool on her and not at all like Ezmerelda. How do like working stelletos on playdates?
    .-= Chara┬┤s last blog ..Earth to Riley =-.

    1. How OLD is Stacy London? Because I want to pull off the cool gray streaks… but I’m 31 years old. And I dress frumpy half the time (although I’ll wear stilettos at the playground if you will ;))

  5. If there is ever a Vlog my husband would participate in it would be one that showcases my gray hairs. G would be more than happy to make the world aware of my gray streak of wonder. I get a skunk stripe (as he calls it) right down the front.

    Good luck at the salon!

  6. Great to see you Alex, grey hairs and all! Sigh…I have the same problem and it all happened out of the blue this year. What my hubby and I do is spend late nights pulling them out for one another. This is the post-baby life’s answer to sex. It’s our bonding time. But as my dad used to say to my mom when she pulled out her grey hairs, “What are you gonna do when the grey hairs outnumber the black ones?” Can’t wait to see your new ‘do next week!
    .-= Cecilia┬┤s last blog ..My Identity as a Writer ÔÇö Blogger =-.

    1. Y’all are like the monkeys who de-lice each other except you are de-greying each other!! Hilarious!! (My husband and I used to pop each others’ zits. Awesome. And I can’t believe that I just admitted to it.)

  7. Oh it is so nice to see you and listen to your voice. We should all try and do a vlog I think – oh wait! I can’t because Momnesia caused me to leave our camcorder on the back of my husband’s truck and leaving it there all weekend from whence it no doubt fell off on his way to work on the Monday morning!

    You’ve seen my new look, colors courtesy of my daughter so I think you should ask your kids what color to go with too! I would just add go easy on the orange if that is included in their request as in the daylight my hair is looking more than a little psychedelic! Can’t wait to see your new look – we will need another Vlog with the results.
    .-= Aging Mommy┬┤s last blog ..Bed Time Is Party Time In Our House – And What’s Wrong With That? =-.

    1. Oh no! Momnesia caused me to lose a special ring my husband gave me (at least it wasn’t my engagement or wedding ring)… so annoying!
      And I’m HOPING to keep my hair the same-ish color… Im saving PINK for when I turn 40. (And my husband and I are getting matching tattoos when we turn 50. (Growing older is FUN too!! :D)

  8. Wow, you are exactly and not at all how I pictured you and your voice. If that makes sense. Nice to put a face/voice to all this witticism all the same. Didn’t know funny people can look so normal, even beautiful. ­čÖé

    And I totally hear you about the grey. Don’t hate me, but I’ve yet to discover one but I am dark-haired and I dread the day I do because I’m really not sure what I would do. My mom is in her sixties now and STILL dyes her hair because if she doesn’t, it would be silver all over. So now it’s still black, and she doesn’t know when to stop. How jarring it would be to see her with black hair one day and all grey the next time I see her.
    .-= Justine┬┤s last blog ..Busy but not moving forward =-.

  9. In my defense: It takes my wife 5 minutes and countless re-writes to send out an individual 140 character or less tweet. How was I supposed to know this wasn’t “take 1” of about a 15-20 “take” night?

  10. Alex! I love you! So great to have you almost “talking” to me. Can’t wait to REALLY talk to you and FINALLY meet E and N at reunion. I turn in my dissertation today (yay!). I’m sure it gave me a least a dozen grey hairs.

    BTW, LOVE your kitchen. You are such an adult. my goodness.

  11. I love your Vlog! I too intend on vlogging in the very near future, maybe tomorrow? Anyway, so sorry to hear about the gray…I hope you are able to find at least a partime job soon to cover the expense of “root maintenance”. Try not to cry too hard when you see your stylist tooling around town in their cool little red corvette.Paid for by yours truly. ­čÖé Don’t worry, beauty is worth it. Now go see if the gas station is hiring…hurry.

    1. My stylist is always trying to get me to buy products too… she is TOTALLY looking at me to get that red corvette!
      (altho I am using the wash out dye so I was TOLD that roots will not be a problem… we’ll see (and when I vlog it, so will you!)

  12. Love the VLOG! I feel your pain as I’ve been dyeing since my 20’s. Acceptance, and regularly scheduled salon appointments are the key! (-:

  13. I feel your pain Al. I have this one little patch of grey that happens to be right in the middle of my part. What are the odds? Of all the head locations they choose to set up shop in the most visible place. Grrrr.

  14. I feel your gray hair pain Alex! Not that I think gray hairs on anyone else looks bad or feel that THEY need to color THEIR grays. But ON ME, most definitely. I had no gray hairs last year before the appearance of baby M. But since January (and is it just coincidence baby M’s birthday?) I have several. Not just in one place, but all over the place. So I spoke w/ my stylist last Saturday about my coloring options. J. thinks I’m crazy, but it seems all I can see when I look at my hair are those grays!! It’s like there’s some sort of magnetic force only I am subject to, because my eyes go right to them.

  15. So….here is the positive. I have a patch of gray hair as well. It is on the edge of my growing out bangs and it is curly. I don’t have curly hair. It is HORRIBLE. At least you can hide your patch between “enhancements” (my term for coloring my hair). My gray patch just sits out there, waiting to be noticed. UGH.

    And as far as Captain Attention in the back…his silliness reaffirms my family’s decision to have him as a doc. He is a real person doing real silly person stuff. ­čÖé

  16. Well, who doesn’t love a vlog I ask you? Marvelously done.

    About those grays, my dear…I have many. Well, I used to have many. So many, in fact, that I the gray seemed to infiltrate my very flesh and I looked ashen all the time. So now? I dye. I started dying my hair at the SALON (which was before only a bi-annual visit) every 6 weeks. SIX WEEKS! But by 5 weeks they are creeping back in… No, wait, not creeping. They are rushing back in! Yes, rushing hairs. It freaks me out, too.

    My hair stylist says with vigor, every.single.time I am there, “Oh yes, you have premature gray.” Um, thanks. I know. Just cover that crap up and let’s move on.

    One benefit? If you can get over the scheduling snafus of salons and motherhood, you have at least an hour of alone time to peruse People or tweet from your iPhone or…listen in on salon-y conversations. Ooh, how fun.

  17. This is exactly what happened to my hair! My streak was WAY bigger, though. It wasn’t really a streak – more like just 70 percent of my head.
    I’ve heard it only happens like that to really smart, creative people. I might have made that up.

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