My new friend: Up-Do Pins


Oh man, it’s Day 10 and my hair is one thick mess of dirt, sweat, and grease.  After I got done running my fingers through my hair this morning to distribute that healthy “emollient” to the ends, after my run, after working all day, I decided to play with my hair.  I wasn’t too happy with how it turned out today so I was ready for something different.

Call me old-fashioned, but I still like to look nice when Mr. Hair Care comes home from work.  I don’t know why, we’ve been married for 20 years and I could be naked and he would walk right by me without a flicker of the eye (his eyebrow might waggle though).  No, it’s more about me and how I feel.  He’s just my deadline.

I tried a whole bunch of new looks with my new hair toys but nothing was really clicking so I decided to use my Up-Do pins to pull the front part back, with the back hanging down.  But then I kept going, and going, and going.


And I ended up with this super fun look that’s comfortable and modern in the sorta classy, sorta casual way that’s popular right now.

And I did it all with my Up-Do pins.  I just love, love, love them!

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Just call me Ms. Weaver


I had my hair done today.  This was such a treat because it has been H.O.T. and I had been feeling really uninspired by my wardrobe, my house, my to-do list, and pretty much anything requiring effort.

A few weeks ago my Hair Care Gal moved salons which is great for me because she’s closer to me now and on the way to Winco.  Since she’s close to the store and I was there on a Sunday I figured I’d just head on over and do my grocery shopping when I was done with my hair.  (Isn’t this what you do when you get your hair done?  Wait, did you say no??  Did you say you go out with friends, have a drink, or show it off?  Oh.  Okay.  Well, same thing, sorta.)

Anyway… my Hair Care Gal kept making comments like “Ooohhhh let’s get you all sexy for Winco”.  And I was like, “Oh yeah…LETS!” chuckling to myself since Winco is not known for it’s fashion savvy shoppers.

So there I was picking out some green beans when the produce guy turns to me and says, “Has anyone ever told you you look like Sigourney Weaver”?


I’m not sure I like the comparison as I’m not a huge fan of Ms. Weaver.  But out of all the pictures I could find online I’ll assume he’s talking about this version of her ‘cuz I don’t like how she usually looks.


After the Sigourney Weaver comment I finished my shopping and headed to the check out line.  As I pulled in the checker (male) looked up and said, “Oh!  I like your hair!  You’ve done something different!  It looks so good!  Boy, that looks GREAT!”

So I guess my hair looks good.  I’m still getting used to the dark.  After spending 40 plus years as a blonde it still takes me by surprise when I see it.  I like it, but it doesn’t feel like Me yet.

But I’m working on it.

Total time from shower to shoes: 0 (I didn’t have to do it!)

Total time saved: 60 minutes!

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