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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Faking it for the Whole Wide World

What do you do when your hair, which--once upon a time--looked like this...

...suddenly morphs into a swamp-thing version of its past life (like this:)?

I'll tell you what I do. First, I realise that the reason my hair looks so awful is because in my Junior year of high school (Grade 11, Canadians!), I decided to turn my mousy, undescriptive hair into a luscious blond, and have never looked back.

Second, I come to terms with the fact that I am now married and someone in the world (read: Poor Kyle) actually notices where my (read: his) money goes.

Thirdly, I realise that perhaps the reason I was so poor as a single gal was because I spent so much money on the upkeep of my hair.

Fourthly, I scratch the "thirdly," because I realise that for the past five years, I have only spent money to have my hair done twice. All the other times, my dear friends Raygon or Lindsey have done it. For free.

Fifthly, I curl up in a writhing ball at the thought of where all my money actually did go all those years. Carne Asada burritos and QT Taquitos, that's where...

And sixthly, I invest in a whole lot of these...

[And, okay...I didn't actually buy them recently. I collected them when I was single and friv-o-less. But it's handy to have them now that I'm too cheap to get my hair done again...]

...And cross my fingers that the rest of the world won't realise how I'm trying to pull the wool over their eyes.

p.s. See my window treatments in the background? I made them all by myself:

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

red window treat good
k's taking that last pic in a mirrow?
i do the upturned right side question mark on face too. are you a lefty?
love wool.
please kanoodle me a sweater.

May 11, 2008 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Geneva said...

very beautiful window treatments

May 11, 2008 at 11:56 PM  
Blogger Mymsie said...

Mmm, I can relate. If only a buzz cut was flattering for my face shape. ;)

If you're looking for a new 'do, this is a fun tool.

(Linked here from Moosh)

May 12, 2008 at 9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Oooohhh!!! I LOVE the window treatments, and I'm TOTALLY impressed that you did them all by yourself! And I LOVE the sconce. It looks so fancy and Worthingtonish. I think you should take pictures of your whole house and post them so I can see all your beautiful updates!!


P.S. Check your e-mail for a surprise...

May 12, 2008 at 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha- i feel for you, i really do. i'm wondering what your hair would look like its natural color. you wouldn't have to worry about roots anymore- always a pain

May 12, 2008 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Lindsey Burnham said...

GOOD NEWS!!!!! You're coming down again in a couple weeks and I shall do your hair then! You will be problem free (as far as hair is concerned) for another 6 weeks.

May 12, 2008 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Raygon said...

come see me anytime for another hair fixing free of would just have to spend like $600 on gas, thats all.

May 12, 2008 at 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure PK would willingly pay any amount of money to have your movie star hair back again.

May 13, 2008 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Mikelle said...

Haha...this post made me laugh. My hair has gone down hill since marriage. In fact, my general appearance has gone down...why get dressed when I am home for the day? Anyway, I ended up going back to my natural hair color so I wouldn't have to do the maintenance on the blond. I just couldn't get down to Mesa often enough...

May 13, 2008 at 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no new post?

May 13, 2008 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

Just don't do what my sister Karyn did. She had a cute little hair-cut before she got married. Then she got married and needed to save money so she went to "Snip-n'-Clip" to get it updated. NEVER go to a place called "Snip-n'-Clip." She cried and cried. Even all of us sisters, making a special trip to Ulta to by product could not save it. She had to great her husband that night with a bag on her head.

May 14, 2008 at 7:24 AM  

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