Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I call it "Crimson Glow"

It still looks like Strawberry Shortcake threw up on my head.

Sorry about the silence. I haven't locked myself away - yet. Husband threw out his back which is awful and miserable for both of us. Taking care of two helpless men is exhausting. How do single parents (and you wranglers of twins) do it?

Of course I had a print audition yesterday, which means that this hair is actually documented somewhere and will undoubtedly end up on some casting director's blooper reel (along with the time my boob fell out of my tank top during an audition for a television pilot. Oh no. Oh yes). I'm doing my best to "own" the color (all the kids have vine-ripened hair these days!) but it's kind of hard to ignore the looks. The pathetic part of me keeps hoping that they're staring because I look so good, which is also what I told myself when I wore leather pants and we all know how that turned out. (I've seen the pics. I looked like a La-Z-Boy with feet.) Speaking of photographic evidence - I'm not posting pictures. I'm the queen of self-dep but even I refuse to document this debacle. I know what you're thinking - JUST WASH THE STUFF OUT ALREADY. But see here's the thing: I can't. I paid for it. And washing it out would be like throwing the money away, and have you seen the economic forecast?

Insane. I've got to wash it.

In other news, the kid came through the 9 month regression with flying colors, sleeping for upwards of 13 hours a night - for 2 days. Last night the teething kicked in again, and with it the crying, the waking, the gritting of teeth (his and mine). Long story short, ended up pulling the boy into bed so we could all get a decent amount of rest. Unfortunately we're getting his room painted today (let's hear it for maintenance men!) which means naps in the lap instead of the crib. I'm hoping someone doesn't start getting any ideas about this being the way things are going to go from now on... (Crib, kid. CRIB.)

10 comments:

Bern said...

Darling, don't cut off your nose to spite your face. I know that there is a kind of shampoo that actually strips the color off. A friend of mine used it and it totally worked (I don't think it fried her hair either, but occasionally I'm delusional).

pursuedbyabear said...

post the pictures you cruel woman

Valerie said...

please, please, please, please...

pursuedbyabear said...

don't be greedy, give, be a giver...

Ali said...

Oh how you make me laugh... (I still ain't posting them.)

Missy said...

How about you e-mail to those who are near and dear to your heart?

Victoria said...

Don't post a pic of the whole thing--just a cropped shot of a curl so's we can see the color. Fair enough?

elisava said...

alright, maybe it's not natural looking and maybe you think everyone is staring at you, but seriously, they're NOT. please don't strip your hair, it leaves it so brittle. as someone who has had fire-engine red hair and tried to "wash it out"... please don't do it. go to another salon (or the same salon.. if you express your displeasure they may give you a discount) and ask for a brown toner to tone it down a bit.

Ali said...

How's about this - I'm meeting a friend for lunch tomorrow. She'll be the first person to see it (outside of family) and I promise to post her reaction as close to verbatim as I can. If she says I'm making a mountain out of a molehill, maybe I'll post a pic. If I'm not... we'll just assume I am so I can sleep tonight, m'kay?

Colleen said...

I'm sure it still looks beautiful. But if you don't like it, I agree with the person who said go back and ask for a fix. It should be on the house, if they want to keep a customer happy.

And if that's a no-go--well, it's getting to be hat season and you always did look cute in hats.