Excert from my first 'session'.
Nice enough room, though I did find the lizard on the table a little distracting (no there was a metal lizard on the table, I'm not completely losing it). Pam was nice (as expected), blonde with big eyes, just like all the woman you want to talk to.
pam: what would you like to achieve by coming here?
me: to be happy enough not to have to.
pam: and what is happiness to you?
me: erm...I suppose I have to know that.
Spoke to my grandma today. She's a woman I'd like to be in a few years, think I stand a good chance of that too, think i'll enjoy being my mother first though. Something she said, naturally scraping a little close to me - 'Any feeling is a risk'.
Also, in an attempt to understand this crazy mixed up world, I sought to find out just exactly what all the things in my shampoo do...
An accidently terrifying picture
aqua - deionised water (also known as 'water')
sorbitol - makes it shower gel rather than shower water
sodium laureth sulphate - acts as a surfactant, which basically allows grease to come of you in the watery environment of a shower (and it makes it foamy)
cocamidopropyl betaine - does the same greasey thing as the one above but also makes the one above less irritating
decyl glucoside - and the same again, but this ones from plants
coco glucoside - same, but this ones from coconuts!
disodium cocoamphodiacetate - and again!
Polysorbate 20 - and again!
prpoyene glycol - moisturiser
sodium chloride - makes it thick with the sodium laureth sulphate (because it's a straight-chain alkyl benzene sulfonate surfactant)
tetrasodium EDTA - binds to the Ca and Mg to prevent reaction with the surfactants
citric acid - low pH to around 5.5 to cause hair follicles to lay flat and make hair look shiny (i have no idea why that happens!)
glyceryl oleate - moisturiser (from glycerin and oleic acid from vegetable oil)
Dilinoleic acid - has a funky anti-inflammatory effect on the skin
Lauryl methyl gluceth-10-hydroxypropyl dimonium chloride (bloody chemists) - supposed to increase water content in the skin, but in reality gets rinsed off
dipropylene glycol - what the perfume is diluted in
linalool - smells like flowers
hexyl cinnamal - smells like chamomile
butylphenyl methylpropional - another smelling thing
Parfum - it's just perfume
So there you go (or probably already have, well actually you can't have, wait!) That was Tesco's finest own brand (not suprisingly much the same as all the other ones).
See you tomorrow, if you'll still have me.