A new 'do...

October 01, 2008 11 Comments A+ a-

Let's see....surgery on Tuesday, haircut on Saturday. I had a crazed idea to cut my hair last week. And, Saturday morning, I asked Norm if he would drive me to the salon. (I am not supposed to drive just yet.) He agreed, and I made an appointment.

In my mind, I had long, golden locks--all flowy and princess-like. The sad reality is, with the exception of that 5 year period when I had perms in the '80's, my hair has been exactly the same since 1968. Straight. Parted a little off the middle. Added bangs when I became I high school senior. The sun miraculously kissed my hair over the years until I became hootchie-mama blonde. And, I loved it. It identified me. I became known as Blondie in my office.

It added 45 minutes to the time I had to wake up every morning to wash and dry and style my locks. Yes...when I had to meet a van to the airport at 4:30, I would set my alarm clock for 3:00 a.m. just to shower and fashion my sultry tresses.

The truth was my over-bleached strands, the color I called "Cuervo Gold" were just too much work, with very little payoff. They had to go...and go they did:




I am sooooo loving this new 'do! Less than five minutes, no blow-drying, Norm loves it....this is the best thing I have done for myself in a very long time!!









Blondie
Blondie

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CuzLilBit
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October 1, 2008 at 10:23 AM delete

Now I see Celeste Savage...almost makes me teary. I looked at Mike's blog for his anniversary and that is the Mike that I fell in love with as a kid! The moustache really set off the look with that dark skin! You know, that haircut really sets off your cheekbones. And your eyes just sparkle. Maybe that is Norm!! I am so proud of you, proud for you and happy for me that I know you. You ROCK!
P.S. I have to tell you something my little boy said to me yesterday. It was around lunchtime and I said, "Are you hungry?" And he said, "Only for a hug from you!" What a guy!
And P.S.S. Don't feel like you have to grow another tumor to feel the love!!! Just whistle! E.

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Mike
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October 1, 2008 at 3:32 PM delete

Norm like lesbians?

Really, it looks super on you!

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Blondie
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October 1, 2008 at 3:57 PM delete

Mike--truly you are not of this family. I'm not sure where we found you--you probably found us and crawled into the trunk of the car near a border crossing...

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Anonymous
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October 1, 2008 at 4:45 PM delete

hey Blondie,

you look absoloutley faboulous, I'm so glad to see you happy and healthy!

greetings from Austria,
Claudia

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Blondie
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October 1, 2008 at 4:51 PM delete

Awww...thanks, Claudia! Good to hear from you!!

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Kerry
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October 1, 2008 at 5:02 PM delete

You look gorgeous girl! Glad to hear you're up and about and feeling better. Wishing you a full recovery soon...

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portlandgirl
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October 1, 2008 at 6:09 PM delete

That haircut looks spectacular on you. I also recently cut my hair shorter (also blonde!), and was amazed at how many people said I looked younger (I am over 40)...I can see what they mean now, you look younger with that haircut (strangely you did not look old before). Younger and happier - that is a great improvment!

By the way, I love your blog - Duncan introduced me.

Enjoy.

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Blondie
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October 1, 2008 at 7:46 PM delete

Thanks for the love, Portland Girl!!

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Mom in 2
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October 1, 2008 at 8:34 PM delete

SSSSSSSsaaaassssyyyyy!

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Blondie
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October 2, 2008 at 7:00 PM delete

Danilo--yes, I am a Flight Attendant. Just my wings are clipped for now!

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