So begins the "phase"
But those clothes are still Perfectly Good!

Happenstance (for shits and giggles)

Holy crapmonkeys, is it Wednesday already?!  Well, in the basic breakdown of my days it seems like I work and drive Chance around to places he "needs to be".  That seems like it should be highly ironic, somehow.  hmmm  However, here are a few other moments in my action-packed, compelling life.

I'm on the Waiting List (da da DUM!) for BlogHer... which pretty much means I'm not going.  (Damn tickets go faster every year.)  Keen suggested we book a nice spa day instead.  (Ya gotta love that guy.)

Apparently, for my 20th high school reunion there's only, like, 100 tickets available or some such crap.  Out of a class of 600.  Does that make sense to you?  So I'm kind of figuring on not going to that either.  SPA!

A moment to bitch... color will not stay in my hair.  I mean, it's ridiculous.  This has actually always been an issue for me but I swear it's getting worse.  As you all know (and the above cartoon version of me will attest), I like a lot of the bright punk reds but my real hair is actually a lot lighter.  It's a light brown, with a lot of blonde/red highlights, so what happens is a lot of the true reds quickly fade to an orange-y brown.  So... I recently had my hairdresser (which costs $$$ but I didn't want to screw it up (and, you gotta figure, amortized over several months, right?)) put on a permanent color in a rich, dark auburn with the plan to use that as my base and then just throw whatever punk color I felt like on top of it - red, purple, true orange, etc.  The damn permanent lasted a month!   These things are supposed to grow out!  I mean, I gave up on the semi-permanents last year because they were fading so damn fast, and, of course, I don't expect the deposit-only colors to last very long, but crap on a stick!  I'm basically re-doing my hair color every two weeks

But don't worry it's all vegan and non-chemical and stuff.  At least it's cheap.

Oh, I also tried dyeing my hair jet black a few days ago just to see what it looked like.  Did it stick?  No, no it did not.

A little confusion

Chance: "OK..." (blocking me with a pillow) "you're in prison now." (Pronounced "prism".)
Me: "I am?  Oh no!  What did I do?"
Chance:  "You broke the law."
Me: "How?  I don't remember that!  How did I break the law?"
Chance: "You slammed the law... like this..." (swinging his leg) "and it broke."
Me: "Oh."
Chance: "Yeah, you're in jail now. Here's your ticket to get in."


foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog)

I would so hit the just sounds more relaxing than any other option. Spaaaaa.

I need my hair colored. I needed it colored weeks (months!) ago, but mine is sort of the same as yours, only holding color briefly. I dread. It makes me crazy, but sadly, the grays in it are making me more sad at the moment!


Definitely do the spa.


Is this nature telling you that it prefers you as a blondish woman?

I actually like your natural haircolor. I think it matches your skintone nicely.


Only 100 tix for the reunion? Well, I'll probably procrastinate as usual and just go to the rumored picnic the next day. We procrastinators get all the perks!

Sounds like you need to talk to an expert about that hair. Maybe there's some trick you haven't discovered.

Then once it's really bright, I want to re-do your hidden-face, flaming hair picture. This time, you're in bright pursed lips with your hand just covering your eyes. Yeah, hot and flaming like that.

My World's a Stage

Last year I finally gave up (after 20+ years) on the reds/auburns I had been using. It became too much of a bother to constantly re-dye to maintain color. Now I am using medium golden-brown and the color seems to be staying nicer longer. In bright sunlight I still look auburn, but indoors I am a brunette.


Oh, my, there's already a waiting list for Blogher?

Hope you get tickets!

choosydad wife just died her black a couple of weeks ago. I dig it, but her hair grows fast and her roots are now showing and she doesn't want to dye it again. So she's regretting it. She tried head and shoulders, as that is supposed to help lighten dark dye. No go. She tried a light orange over-dye, which gave her orange roots and some neat sheen effects in sunlight. But it's still overwhelmingly (almost Chinese) black. Personally, I like it, but her boss actually said to her, "You do know that there's a support number at Clairol?" Grrrr.


Gosh, I really butchered my spelling on that first sentence, didn't I? Guess I need to eat lunch or something. Sorry. :)

the weirdgirl

FADKOG - See those greys? Those just don't encourage me to go natural. At least not yet. I wish you good hair karma whenever you make it to the salon.

VegasDad - ha! Spoken like another true spa lover!

Winnie - Well thanks. It's not that I hate my real hair or anything, but it does sunbleach awfully fast and once it gets too blonde I just look washed out.

Jeanne - My hairdresser and I have experimented quite a bit. She can't figure it out either. She has only one other client whose color won't stick. It's bizarre. Oh, and I'd be happy to let you know the next time I do a color... I don't think you've ever seen how bright it is the day of!

My World's A Stage - I suspect I'll probably end up going back to light brown... eventually. But that's years off! I'm not beaten yet! Although, when I go completely white I'm doing a Dame Edna and dyeing my hair peach. Maybe even light purple.

Musing - I know, can you believe how fast that was?

ChoosyDad - No worries! And may your wife's hair rest in peace. (P.S. Tell your wife to try Suave Clarifiying Shampoo. Suave is supposed to be great at stripping out color.)


Kewl, thanks! I'll let her know. :)


You could always try my method of just shaving your head.


I have a very strong opinion about hair color: Every woman (I guess every man too) should leave her hair color alone! Whatever color it is--red, blonde, brown, black, grey, silver, white--it's beautiful!

And that conversation with Chance is hilarious! Reminds me: Why do we call law-enforcement citations "tickets"? Children are so much smarter than adults!

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