mane event…

my top 10 exciting things to do this week?

10. listening to the same 3 albums over and over again…
**bonus points if you can tell me which ones they are**
9. K’s monthly school performance & lunch after…
8. writing my daily blogs…
7. friday night wine tasting
6. seeing the treasures of ancient Egypt exhibit again…
5. make wine labels…
4. wii play arrives…
3. 30th birthday tattoo…
2. dinner out with Mike…
1. my new hair style…


A bad hair cut will make you want to curl up in your room for days crying it out… I luckily haven’t ever had a hair cut that bad… but I’ve been disappointed by new hair styles before… like now. like the one I am currently wearing. the one I am getting rid of in 3 days.

4 months ago I went to my trusted and wonderful hair stylist. She knows me. She knows my hair. She was with me when I went through my crazy blond phase, when I decided I wanted to know what my natural hair color was, when I decided to have super long tresses (you couldn’t quite climb a tower wall with my hair… but it was well past the middle of my back when I had her lop it off)…

I have had short blond hair, medium blond hair, LONG blond hair, short burgundy hair, medium burgundy hair, long “natural” hair, short “natural” hair, short black hair… and back before she knew me a half shaved head with half of the remaining hair black the other half burgundy… I think once there was some purple in there. I know I had a few years of blue black hair as well… the constant. I have a lot of freaking hair. I am always amazed by the amount of hair I have. Each hair isn’t thick, actually they are quite fine but there are so many of them that when my hair reaches a certain length… say 2 inches above my shoulders I achieve something I like to call… mushroom head.

So I went to her with a problem.

I don’t like mushroom head. I had to use a flat iron EVERY DAY to combat mushroom head or wear a constant stream of pony tails. I HATE that. I really do…

There was a solution to mushroom head and I was willing to try it. She went through the longer part of my hair and thinned it out. Yep, just like that thinned it out… When I went home from the salon that day I loved it… it looked chic, fantastic, I was elated…. mushroom head was gone…

But when I washed it i discovered a new enemy. Scraggly head. I looked like some one had gone through my hair with scissors and thinned it out… oh.. yeah, that’s what she did… okay yes it is but it didn’t look good anymore. It looked like I was loosing my hair…

But I thought, hey, maybe it will grow on me.. can’t hurt right? It’s been 4 months and it does hurt. It pains me… so now instead of tying my hair back in a pony tail or using the flat iron to keep mushroom head at bay I have to pull it back into a scraggly pony tail or flat iron to keep the scraggly head at bay.

The only reason I cut it that way in the first place was to try to keep myself from cutting it short… but honestly that’s the only way I like my hair. Short and black. once a year or so I decide I should do something else with it… then I look at pictures of myself from years past and the only ones I ever like are the ones with short black hair…

I warned Mike (he hates sudden change) I warned K (otherwise when I pick her up from school there could be some tears because she hates sudden change)

so in case you hate sudden change guess what I am doing on friday?


4 thoughts on “mane event…

  1. Bubblewench says:

    How damn funny. I have an appointment next Thursday, and I think I’m cutting it all off. Have not 100% decided, but I’m pretty sure it will all be gone. I need to do something else then put it in a braid every day. Yes, I will donate it to locks of love, it’s ALOT of hair. It’s almost to my ass. I want new pictures of you after Friday!!!

  2. bb says:

    Can you wait ’til Saturday so I can see you Friday?? Now I’m embarrassed I haven’t noticed!Love your blog….keep it coming!!bb

  3. Giddy. says:

    me too! One style… one thing that works… one thing I like over the years… the bob. And always some form of reddish.After the last haircut that had me locked in my room for three days crying (I’ve been through that twice now), I swore I will never again stray from the bob. layers… maybe, longer.. sure, a-line..fine… but it will always be a jaw-length bob. Period. The End. Don’t question the bob.

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