Guys, you can just skip over this post (well most of you at least), because you just won't get it.
There can be no true understanding of the struggle over finding the perfectly sized rubber band unless you have been through this struggle yourself. Why is it that that one more wrap around makes it too tight (or isn't feasibly possible without pulling the rubber band so tight it tears in half whipping your helpless hand before you even know what happened) and one less makes it too loose to hold your hair up? And when you think you have found the perfect sized rubber band it decides to betray you by stretching out-- thereby rendering itself utterly useless? I know, I know, I'm a little passionate about my rubber bands, (can you even use the word rubber band and passionate in the same sentence?) it's just that I can't function without them. I have them in my purse, my pocket, on my wrist. You name it. In fact, I have given many away to a helpless friend or stranger in need that was traveling ill prepared.
So...If anyone happens to know of some amazingly FABULOUS rubber bands (or whatever else you want to call them :) that stay FABULOUS for longer than several uses, let me know. Obviously, I will be very grateful!