04 November 2007

Color my world

Conversation at the Pharmacy

Woman with her cart parked in front of the hair dye: Oh, excuse me, let me get out of your way.
Sue: That's okay. It always takes me a while to remember what color my hair is.

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(Pecan, by the way)
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Advantage of dragging your floor-length mirror outside to dye your hair in the back yard: You don't get dye all over the bathroom wall like usual.

Disadvantage of dragging your floor-length mirror outside to dye your hair in the back yard: You get to see your body in a swimsuit in a full-length mirror in the unforgiving light of a fall afternoon (and then I died).

13 comments:

super des said...

You get dye all over the wall? How do you even do that?
I admit, I'm no Neat Pete with my dye, but... the wall?

Mamma said...

You're entirely too brave to go outside to dye your hair. I think my neighbors would think I'd lost it--after their eyes stopped burning from seeing me in my bathing suit.

SUEB0B said...

Des - I have many unique talents. You would be surprised!

QT said...

Ugh - I always manage to get it on something it is not supposed to be on - wall, sink , clothes, towel, new bathmat...not a ton of it, just enough to be noticeable.

Alex Elliot said...

I'm impressed that you dye your hair outside! If I did that, the mirror's permanent home would be outside because I would be too lazy to bring it back inside the house. Because of said laziness, I get highlights at the local "beauty parlor" every 3 months. What an old lady word!

SUEB0B said...

QT - Yep, not a lot. Just ALWAYS a dab in a place where I don't want it and don't notice it until it is too late to clean up.

Alex - here in the land of $75 haircuts, I hesitate to think what color would cost.

URBAN PEDESTRIAN said...

Here in the new world we have professionals who will dye your hair for a nominal fee. No muss, no fuss, no scaring the neighbours.

SUEB0B said...

UP - It's that difference between $7 and $90 that gets me to do these nutty things.

Jhianna said...

Oy to the thought of a full length mirror, daylight, and me in a bathing suit. No, that's not really strong enough. What's a good one word vocalization of total terror?

I get the dye everywhere too. That's why I usually end up at a place where they'll do it for me. Then I (usually) avoid a bunch of weird dye stains all over my ears and forehead.

URBAN PEDESTRIAN said...

Okay, how about this -- just go grey! Oh ya. Grey is the new blonde (or something like that). I'm saving all sorts of dollars by letting my innner old lady emerge. All the with-it celebs are doing it apparently

Suzanne said...

My parents' bathroom counter top is stained blue and maroon in a few places thanks to me at age 17 and 18.

Oh, The Joys said...

Yo, Pecan Head! Git up offa dat yard. That suit makes you look good.

xo,
OTJ

Staci Schoff said...

I wish you were my neigbor -- How I'd love to look out and see someone in a bathing suit in November dying her hair in front of a full length mirror in the yard.

That so has Candid Camera skit written all over it.

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