Wednesday, March 25, 2009

NEXT STEP: The hovaround. A different kind of "scooter"

How did I so suddenly go from THIS...



(ME...with "LEMON JUICE" "NATURAL BLONDE" hair! And oh....that TAN! Good ole skin cancer eighties! The result of Hawaiian tropic NO SPF tan oil. I would give LiLo a RUN for her orange money!)(oh, and the eyebrows!!!)(those brooke shields eye brows!!)


It's bad enough that I suddenly have gray hair. But does it HAVE to stick out all crazy pubic-y, stand-apart-from-the-crowd??

It's like they're having a Pride Parade up there. And they're all..

We're gray!
We'll stay!

Oh yah? Well, hate go all george bush on their ass, but THIS is what I bought today! 

I'll probably never use it. But I was feeling DESPERATE. I've never even colored my own hair before. I've never once even BEEN in that section!
(Well, there was the whole "sun-in" phase in the 80's. But that doesn't count)(and it wasn't was LEMON JUICE)(wink wink)

If you're old as me, you'll remember that commercial "i'm gonna wash that gray right outta my hair"

I remember telling my mom "mommy...when I am OLD and Gray I'M not gonna dye my hair!"

uh huh.

I remember that moment. And I remember thinking OLD like 70 OLD. Not like 38 OLD!

It's like I suddenly sprouted a corn husk in my hair! When I touch THE PATCH it feels like I'm petting a horse tail.

Anyone else going gray? anyone? ANYONE?????????

(uh, besides YOU dad. You SHOULD be gray. cuz you're THAT AGE)


Counselormama said...

Cute pics! Uh, I have been hiding the grays since I was 25!!! Life is so unfair! I am only 38, but this has been a part of my life for a while. Show us a recent pic of you :) I am on FB, btw if you're interested.

Meg said...

I don't actually know if I'm going grey. I've been coloring my hair since I was 15. By myself. You can totally do this. It's easy!

Carin said...

21 for me...SO I don't feel sorry for you! I have that EXACT Johnny Depp stripe!

peewee said...

OH RIGHT! Carin...I LIVED with you when you were 21! There was no gray! pff. But thanks for trying to make me feel "normal"

Karen said...

I was all set to be "proudly gray" until my mother called my hair "mousy grayish brownish". hmmmm.

dede said...

no - Carin IS grey - really! So is Annie (hee hee hee)!

ok - so am I, but it still blends (at least thats what my hair lady tells me!)

Kris said...

My hairdresser says I have some wild, wiry, grey hairs sprouting up in the back of my head. But since I can't see them, I refuse to believe they exist. Sometimes denial is an awesome tool.

Kristina P. said...

Nope, not yet. At least, that's what my hairstylist tells me. I haven't seen my natural hair in about 12 years.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

So, I haven't decided yet what I'm going to do when I start going gray. I don't currently dye my hair and it seems like a lot of effort that I don't really go for in any aspect of my life so I don't know if I'd keep it up without looking stupid. I always thought it would be cool to gray gracefully...but not before 50. At this point, I'm just hoping to go blonde like my mom and grandma. Keeping my fingers crossed....

forever folding laundry said...

I stopped dying my own hair after the unfortunate Green Hair Incident of 1997.

I will never hair grey hair. Ever. I pay good money to make sure of it!


Kathy B! said...

I started coloring my hair at 24 and I promise you can do this!! Really, what could go wrong?!*

*those who know me will tell you that this is you cue to run, run fast, run for the hills!

It's easy, peasy, lemon-squeezy ;)

rychelle said...

girl, you OWNED the 80's.

maybe you could try sun in again?!?

peewee said...

Rychelle!!! I was WAITING for someone to say SOMEthing about that hair!! HAHAHHAHA! Of course it would be you!

God I love you. man. I really do.

Joe said...

we still love you even though you're old. and gray. and old.

Chaka said...

I'm starting to get more grey hairs but it's not too noticeable. What really makes me mad is if I grow a beard about 20% of it is grey and it makes me look 10 years older. There are tons of beautiful women with grey hair so don't stress it.