Monday, December 1, 2008

Getting a Peek at Caution's Mind, Continued

My getting there blondness and I sat in that chair and spent NOT ONE SECOND thinking. Not even a nano-second of thought. Not even a stomach premonition that maybe I might want to think at some point in the future.

And when the stylist said,
"So what are we doing today?"
I answered,
"Whatever you want."
And she cleverly distracted me by talking about our state's record unemployment. We talked about how her dad has been out of work for nine months. We talked about how the Big 3 were whimpering and how Checkered might soon be out of work. We talked about how houses are taking two plus years to sell., so how could we ever move out of state to find other work. We talked about all those happy thoughts, and she painted and painted and painted and painted ... my hair.
I talked. She talked. We laughed.
And when I next checked the mirror, I was a redhead.
By the way, all those pink shirts I bought?
Redheads can't wear them.

14 comments:

Julie said...

oh my... you didn't even say a color... wow you are brave.... and do you like it though? Will you post before and after pics? Would love to see them!!!

Cool Breeze said...

I'm curios to know what the hubby said. The red thing will go well during the holidays. Just kidding. How come women are never happy with their own hair color?

McEwens said...

REDHEAD!!! WOW! You know what.. I loved it when I went red for a few years!

ladyfi said...

Redhead -wow! And I thought you were going for a blonde look... hope you enjoy your new look.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Hope you enjoy your new red hair!! :) If Hubby is anything to go by, men *love* red hair! :p

Mental P Mama said...

You are very brave. Pictures please;)

big hair envy said...

I think the red is FABULOUS!!!! Once I sprout a couple more grays, I'm thinking about heading in that direction:) I'm still in denial that it's past due!

Don't worry about those pink shirts.....you may want to be blonde again for the summer!

To answer your question - Yes, we DO burn our trash in a burn barrel. We put burnable trash in a paper bag, and all other trash in a plastic bag. You would be amazed at how much junk this keeps out of our landfill.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

PHOTOSSSSSSSSSSSSS must have photosssssss

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Red? Hmmm...not red like your blog, right? RIGHT?

Cool Breeze said...

"It's not that bad ..." means "Why do you ask me this question? If I say it looks good, you will answer with some other question like "Are you sure?" Well, of course I am sure. Why would I have said that? Accept it and let me watch tv.

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

If that is the new you on the side bar, I love the color. I had mine done last weekend, Mocha with red undertones. Not quite as brave as you.

Best bargain on Friday was probably the life size Barbie for Peepers.

Dr.John said...

Never , ever, say " Whatever you want."

Karen said...

You are one brave woman. I would never just blindly go along with "whatever."

Sue said...

My hair dresser put a few "copper" streaks in my hair. The one thing I said was don't make me look like a zebra with stripes. I looked so much like a zebra, I had to go back the next day!