What did we do before the internet? It really is difficult to grasp just how much the internet has changed things.  If I need to know something I’ll google it.  If I hear a bit of news and want to know more I’ll pull up the NY Times or NPR or any number of newspapers.  Then there are the really practical things.  How to get ink out of a shirt?  Learn how to fishtail braid hair?  Why just look it up on t’interet


Now most of you probably don’t understand how monumental this photograph is.  I barely know how to do a plain bog standard braid.  French braids still pose too much of a challenge for me.  This morning I googled “how to fishtail braid hair” and got a really easy nifty little video tutorial- thanks Video Jug!  I was much more excited about the success of the braid than Squidge was.  So tell me, what did the braid challenged people do before the internet came along?


Squidge was very pleased with her new hair style and pretended she was a fish all morning. I was a little worried that the style wasn’t going to make it the entire day, it looked really really delicate. It did and it made it through 2 hours of dance classes after school as well. A pretty robust little braid.


  1. Kelloggsville
    May 10, 2011 /

    Oh well done. Very neat. I can’t do them well at all.

    • Lindy
      May 11, 2011 /

      I don’t believe that, I’ve seen your handiwork w/ the french braid!!

  2. May 10, 2011 /

    I am also braid challenged. I can only handle a regular braid, no cool french braiding here! I am impressed with what you did here and it gives me hope! Now I know if I ever need tips to just go to the internet for them!

    • Lindy
      May 11, 2011 /

      video jug is awesome for how to videos. I’m still working on the french braid- I was always jealous of the girls in school w/ cool braids so I am now living vicariously through Squidge. Is that sad?

  3. May 12, 2011 /

    That is a gorgeous braid! I’m going to have to try that myself 🙂

    • Lindy
      May 16, 2011 /

      It’s very easy and looks so pretty win. win.

  4. Mancais
    May 21, 2011 /