Holy burritos, Batman! Can it be? Am I really wearing a... cardigan?? YES! Folks, we're finally getting autumn-like temperatures here and I'm so excited it hurts. That means more clothing options, layering up, scarves, hats and NO SWEATING! YAY!!
So I'm trying something new with my hair-- or rather tried something new. Yesterday while getting ready for running errands, I took my hair down and tousled it up to prep for styling. I was about to begin flat-ironing it when I realized, hey! I got Tim Minchin hair! I fluffed it up higher and bigger in the back and then - Hey! I got Russel Brand hair!
Tim and Russel are both funny and good looking. I'M funny and good looking so I should join the "funny and good looking hair club" right? My hair was a lot bigger before these photos.
(PS, that photo on the right has NOT been edited. No seriously. I think there was a smudge on the camera lens or something and it made a glow-type effect that made me look super effin' radiant.)
I tried my new hair out at Walmart and yeah, I got stares... and I loved it. Yes, a black woman with Tim Minchin hair IS something to gawk at here. Welcome to Texarkana. Whenever I saw no one was looking, I would scrunch up my hair a little higher and tousle it a bit more to make it - well, worse. The more I messed with it the crazier it looked and the more stares I got and I was just plumb tickled to death about it all.
Today we had church outdoors as part of my church's fall festival weekend and I tried my hair there. A young teen asked me in a concerned tone: Did you not have time to do your hair this morning?
I nicely explained to her that I made it look like that on purpose because simply put, I like it that way. She shrugged, smiled and walked away. Throughout the day my hair kept going limp. Instead of looking playfully tousled, I looked more like me and the husband sneaked off to have a quick romantic rendezvous in the woods. Not the look I was going for.
I love the wacky hair. I'm a crazy person and having crazy hair just feels right, you know? Will I keep the hair, though? Well, probably not for a daily look because this kind of style requires waaaay too much hairspray for my taste. I like my hair natural and not crispy - but I can see myself going for it on special occasions. Weddings, bar mitvahs,... funerals, you know - the usual.
So that's it for now. Don't forget to water your plants. See you all soon!
Cedar Girl will be 2 months old Thursday.