Thursday, October 30, 2014

JUST NOT FEELING IT

A good portion of my day was devoted to becoming blonde.  Again.

It is so time consuming and EXPENSIVE.  And I get the friends and family discount.  Normally haircuts are $75!!  My hair needs a great cut every four weeks.  I should have it colored every six weeks but since my hair is curly, I stretch it to eight.  My eyebrows are so pale they they also get dyed brown.

I almost talked myself out of being so vain (thinking of what else I could do with that $2,000/year)(or more) and then I saw a photo of Glenn Close in People Magazine.  She was with her younger sister (maybe 5 years younger?).  Glenn is going grey these days and she looked 50 years older than her sister.  So nope.  I'm sticking with my investment.

My stylist is the daughter of one of my first friends in Portland.  I try to have lunch or happy hour with her when I travel across town for my afternoon of chi chi living.  Today we met at an Iraqi restaurant that was amazing!  

I also managed a half hour at the best dollar store in town.  Then home for trudging around in the rain "judging" Halloween vignettes at the complex. When I finally got to my home sweet home, a look in the mirror convinced me to stay with the blonding.  I'm just not feeling 85 yet!

6 comments:

  1. Gray hair is one of mother nature's worse inventions. Probably our golden tresses are designed to last not a minute longer than our eggs do. Thank god for hair color!

    Taking your hair dresser out for happy hour - now that's a great buddy.

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    1. I like that analogy ... when the eggs stop, the grey arrives!

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  2. I won't be complaining about the cost my $35 cut now.

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    1. And I still cringe when I pay her! The best job EVER ... she always tells me her "real" price first. And I tip of the "real" price.

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  3. Coloring our hair is the easiest and quickest way to look younger. It beats surgery.

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    1. Kinda like painting a room ... best was to redecorate!?? A neighbor who is my age, who lost her hubby a few months before Ralph died, has let her hair go grey. Just not for me ... yet!

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