Thursday, October 07, 2010

We'd Like to Interupt the Regularly Scheduled Programming

Plantboy is out of town.

That is why I'm blogging at 11:15.

It is probably why we've been eating chicken nuggets from paper plates for two days. It is why there is so much stuff on my bed that I might be sleeping on the couch, and going to bed way too late. It is certainly why I stayed up last night watching chick flicks and sipping hot cocoa.

And it might be why I dyed my hair. After all, the grow out line wasn't that dramatic.

Dying it as dark as I did is the fault of "A Room With a View." I was too engrossed to jump up and rinse right at 25 minutes. It might have been 35 minutes before I pulled myself away from Lucy and George and Italy.

Or 40 minutes. Yes, of course I have a pause button.

The point is that I've gone dark in the winter time the last few years and I really like it. After a few washes it will fade to a color people (including myself) are more familiar with. Seeing as how I've been blond since July, however, today's contrast is very stark.

Still, it was a bit harsh to run into a friendish sort of a person tonight who exclaimed, "Oh my GOSH!!! What have you done to your hair???" She is also much taller than me, so when she patted my hair I felt especially stupid. She followed her first remark with this gem, "I loved your pretty blond, what were you thinking?" I wanted to tell her EXACTLY what I was thinking. And a big part of me really wants to tell you too. But I won't. I think I'll just go lather, rinse and repeat.

I miss Plantboy . . . .

7 comments:

Jenny said...

while the cat's away...

I'm sure you look FABulous.

Kimberly Bluestocking said...

Reminds me of the last time I tried to pick up a book and just read one paragraph. Or the time before that, or the time before that . . .

emandtrev said...

I think chicken nuggets, chick flicks, and a hair update sound pretty perfect for a time when your husband is away.

As for the comment about your hair, I'm sure it looks great! I always think about my comeback *after* someone has said something like that: "I was *thinking* that I want dark hair. The end."

tamathy said...

I'm sure you look lovely- as always. Can I win a prize for guessing the identity of the head-patter? At least you have the retro-active compliment for how great you looked in the past.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Tamathy--Of course you know the head patter. Of course. I think I dealt with it as well as I did (biting through my tongue instead of speaking) because I can expect a comment like this approximately every 3rd time I speak with her.

Desmama said...

I love going dark. I'm sure it looks great on you. I really can't believe she said that. Seriously, some people just have no filter.

Genjunky said...

OOOOooo. I am intrigued! Where is the picture to allay my curiousity as my husband snores upstairs while I am on the computer at 11:43! Miss you! I need to go darker too - too much grey these days and plenty of period dramas on the DVD player! I love Room with a View...