Crazy Hair

March 13, 2009


So, I’m sitting at the computer staring blankly, and said, “I don’t know what to post about today.” Lloyd looked at my head and said, “Hello?”

Oh, yeah.

We had Crazy Hair Day at school. The preschoolers are wrapping up a study of hair, and today was our final hazzah. I had planned on lots of braids, but laziness won out this morning and I pulled out an old set of hot rollers. As I wrapped my hair Lloyd asked, “How long have you have those? I’ve never seen them.” I’ve actually had them for years, because deep in my heart I want to have naturally curly hair. I used to curl my hair at night and think, “I could totally pull this off tomorrow,” and always chickened out. Today was the first time I’ve left the house with curly hair – well, except for my wedding.

I had my hair curled at noon for our 7 p.m. wedding and it was dead by 3. My sister came to my apartment and we tried to fix it with an array of curling devices and tons of hairspray. I lived right behind the church and walked over there with curlers still in my hair. I had to protect my dignity, though, so I walked to the church with a box on my head.


Yeah. Dignity.


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7 Responses to “Crazy Hair”

  1. Beth Said on:

    You can pull it off. For real. But your hair is quite beautiful and shiny straight, so if you’re chicken, it’s ok.

    I curl my hair everyday. Every strand, with a curling iron. I have for YEARS. (I had a short stint in college when I didn’t curl it because of a controlling jerk, but whatever.)

    Just the other day I was wondering if I would ever have straight hair. Or at least leave it straight. I just don’t know if I can do it.

    Apparently we have reciprocal chickenitis.


  2. Brad Said on:

    My hair gets a little wavy in the back when I let it grow long. Maybe I should think about growing a mullet. Do you think I could pull it off?


  3. Deanne Said on:

    I have to say that whatever interesting comment I had has completely slipped my mind. Do the icons look so… so… commanding on Brad’s page? I’m going to look and see.

    I did, and I think it’s because on Brad’s, they’re on the right and they don’t have a box around them. It’s interesting how something small can make a difference. That’s why I’m not some kind of designer. Don’t know how to manipulate those details.

    Question for Lauren, was your hair that curly at the end of the day… with preschoolers? If so, then you can definitely pull off the hot-roller thing. Go for it!


  4. Keren Lowell Said on:

    OK. I also wish I had curly hair. Every once in a while, I think about getting a perm, but I know that I would look foolish and so I don’t. But I do wish my hair did something other than demonstrate the omnipotent forces of gravity and time.


    • Lauren Said on:

      Exactly. A perm doesn’t make the right kind of curl. Maybe in the future they’ll have a magic ray beam that will do the trick.

      Deanne -- to answer your question: It was still curly in some places and stick-straight in others. Not a good combo.


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