Monday, April 29, 2013

Hair-hair

My hair, the bane of my existence, is so thick and bushy even hairdressers try to pass me off when they see me coming. I have enough hair for two people. Takes twice the perm rods.

 While sitting at Sam's Club and waiting to have tires installed, I observed people, and noticed one thing. There is no such thing as styled hair anymore. It's almost like unkempt, plain, straight or ponytailed hair is the norm.

However, I did see some stand outs. When one woman with long hair turned around she had male pattern baldness and a shiny chrome dome. Didn't seem to bother her at all. A little blonde boy  about 10, with BRIGHT blue bangs sat down in the snack bar for pizza. A teenaged girl had Arial the Mermaid red hair.

One last thought, the woman who sat down beside Bill had so much facial hair above her lip, it looked like she had a thick caterpillar crawling across her face. I reached up and rubbed the space between my nose and upper lip. Whew, safe.

Hair, nobody seems to care.  

I think writing could be compared to hairstyles. If you have to gussy it up too much, your writing may sound artificial, unnatural. Best to say it in plain words than to embellish too much.

14 comments:

Sioux said...

For all the ladies like me who do NOT have thick hair, I thumb my nose at you (while simultaneously brushing up against a few mustache hairs).

I do NOT feel sorry for you and your thick-hair problems. If you'd like to trade, I'll gladly do it--any day.


Bookie said...

I am glad I still have a good head of hair. I have two sons with either fading hair or no hair...I hope it is not because their mother kept hers!

Val said...

My B-52s bouffant and convoluted writing style defend our right to gussy!

Donna Volkenannt said...

What a wise analogy.

Daisy said...

I have really thick hair too, and it is also the bane of my existence. I know exactly what you mean. It has driven me nuts my whole life. I liked the way you compared hair to writing at the end.

Margaret said...

... loved this! Hair care is ridiculously priced as well. Although, I think I'd pay a lot to not have a caterpillar above my lip :)

Kim said...

I have enough hairs on my head, though my hair is baby fine - and has a mind of its own. Length makes it lie flat, and it goes into random waves - I can never duplicate the style it has after I leave the salon.

And it's no accident that our eyesight begins to fail as the facial hair sprouts. Lucky for me, The Boy is more than happy to publicly announce, "You need to tweeze your moustache" and I perform some maintenance on my chin and upper lip.

jabblog said...

Hair, the crowning glory - for some! I'm always surprised when a young woman with long blonde hair turns round and is an elderly woman - or a man!!

Cathy C. Hall said...

I agree with you 100%, Linda--about the hair and the writing. (But then, I also have a head full of hair--;-)

Dianna Graveman said...

Gosh, Linda, you and I have twin hair. I think my hairdressers try to shove me off, too -- mostly because of my unruly waves and cowlicks (which I disguise with the use of a blow dryer, but which spring up at odd angles when the humidity gets above 70%). I've tried to convince Don and my dad that we need to move to Colorado so I can have "good" hair, but they're not buying it. Darn. Thanks for the humorous blog post!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Like you, I have tons of hair. The gal who does my hair texturizes (i.e. thins it out) so I don't look like an untrimmed forsythia. AND I have to use a straightener on it or it poofs. LOL

K9friend said...

My hair is thick, coarse, and full. Takes a red hot curling iron to tame my mane.

Pat
Critter Alley

Susan said...

Hi Linda...I'd say you are very lucky indeed to have enough hair for two people.

Mine is increasingly thin , due to age and thyroid.

I try to use volumizing shampoos and conditioners but the bottom line is, it's freaking thin. Sad but true.

Thanks so much for all your visits and comments on my blog. Susan

Judy SheldonWalker said...

I have always had baby fine hair and have difficulty sympathizing with someone who is blessed with a thick head of hair. I suppose though that most people are not fully satisfied with God gives us. This is our nature. I am grateful however for life. It is good.