Friday, March 20, 2009

What If There Was a Good Hair Day and Nobody Came?

Would it still make a sound? Yes, yes it would, and THAT my friends is the sound of one hand clapping. The answer to this and other zen koans may be found here on a very special bored housewife edition of Petunia Face, the Friday Bonus Post!
I got my hair cut today. But wait! There's more! Here is a shot before the ginsu knives made their swashbuckling debut:

Long hair, no style, not often seen outside of a ponytail. Hm, blah, there's only so many hours an unemployed girl can spend trimming off each split end one by Days of Our Lives in the background one. So I found a Very Inspirational Photo of an Olsen twin (I'm thinking it's Mary-Kate although I fancy myself more of an Ashley) and brought it to my friendly neighborhood hair stylist. Am I a dead ringer for the long-lost third twin (also known as a triplet), or what?

Admittedly I was a little sheepish pointing at this unidentified Olsen and saying I want to look like her seeing as how a few years, some el-bee's and millions of dollars separate us. But whatever. Sitting next to me was an old lady wearing a hospital oxygen mask. Her stylist had to cut around and under the surgical tubing over her ears, so I figured I was a real peach in comparison.
Apparently the third Olsen twin (er, triplet) is a bit of a saucepot, because check me out post-do:
Rockin' the layers with my arms stretched out. Come hither without anyone to hither fro. Because here's the thing: Bryan is at dinner with an old friend tonight. None of my friends were available to play. So I picked up Zoey at her grandmother's house and we came home and made mac and cheese, the forced air from the microwave tussling my professionally blow-dried hair just so. And I got a little sad. Anxious. This good hair day wasted on the It's-It I'm about to eat. So yes, here, please: tomorrow I shower, but tonight is a night of one lone tree falling in the woods. Listen up.

15 comments:

Vanessa said...

I'm listening! And it sounds good! Great new hair cut :-)
And btw, I think that's Ashley.

I *Heart* You said...

loves it!!! my hair looks a lot like the before picture and i have been wrestling with the idea to cut it! think you just motivated me to call the salon!!! i'm a sucker for a good blow out! :)

barb jensen said...

Great haircut! You look so cute.

the sweet life with olives said...

hilarious. your cut looks great, but i'd be happy if my hair even looked like your 'before'. before fully reading post and scrolling down i thought that was the after.

Your Ill-fitting Overcoat said...

How cute are you? I've been known to make some pretty ill-advised choices in the name of not wasting a good hair day.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

You look great. And this example of "all dressed up and nowhere to go" reminds me of being 13 (but wanting to be 16) and sitting at home on a Saturday night. It didn't matter if my new perm made me look just like Molly Ringwald or if I was wearing the perfect Max Studio blazer...I was too young to drive and didn't have any friends in sneak-outable walking distance. Many bitter memories of the wasted good hair days of my youth...

Strapless Living said...

oh man, the wasted good hair days, always so tragic. i always feel the need to come up with an errand to run just so SOMEONE can see it and appreciate it. even if it's the 14 year old boy working at rite-aid. and also, your haircut looks adorable!

Lady Jane said...

It totally does suck when you have great hair ( that you just paid for) and no one to see it!!! Because I know for a fact that my hair won't look like it again until I go back to the salon:))) BTW - first time at your blog- your a great writer!!

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

I like the semi-bangs without actually having bangs look! (Does that make sense?) I like the layers a lot too!

Maggie May said...

you look fantastic! love the layered movement.

L said...

girl, you sure is purty.

xoxo.

with love from pittsburgh...

Jessie said...

I HATE the feeling of a great hair-day with no where to go... my stylist always enthusiastically asks me what I'm doing that night, and I usually feel dumb because I'm rarely doing much worth talking about aside from drinking wine and working various projects.

I know you felt like it was wasted, but I'm glad you at least brought it here to show us. :)

Also, I love the picture of Ashley you brought with you, and I'm not afraid to say it!

The Lil Bee said...

I love it!! It looks awesome. And I would've done the same thing. These days, if I blow-dry my hair, that's a good hair day.

Aartee said...

Don't you just love how great hair can just make you feel like a rock star! Love the new look :)

Robin said...

You look great. I agree, the good hair gods only show up when you don't have anyplace to go, but thanks for sharing with us.