Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Magical Moment 578, "Blue Hair"

Well, I dyed my hair blue today. 
Not kidding. 
Not exaggerating. 
Not on purpose. 
Not blue in a "certain light." 
Blue. Blue like the sky. Blue like my mood when I didn't have time to fix it before I went to work. It was supposed to be a light, golden brown...my attempt at saving money was to use a box instead of a professional. 

Recently, I've started to imagine that dreaded day when I look in the mirror and discover my first gray hair. Well, whatever trauma gray hair may cause in the future, it cannot be worse than blue hair now.

Wishing that baseball caps were appropriate work attire, I went to work, avoiding eye contact with everyone. Wouldn't this be the day when the outspoken boy with dreadlocks came to class? 
"Hey!" he called when he saw me sitting behind the piano, "Your hair's not red any more!"

Definitely not red.

There was an awkward pause. That moment when the person who notices the change is supposed to say, "Looks nice" came...and went. 

First thing tomorrow will be a trip to a real hair salon. I guess I'm not mean to know if blondes really do have more fun. But I can tell you one for thing for certain, blue-heads do not!

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Eddie said...

Where's the picture?

TexWisGirl said...

yeah, where's the photo?! :)

and i think you could rock blue hair!!! you just need to don the right attitude!

Linda said...

Ha! I'm with Eddie. :)

Are you a fan of the "Anne of Green Gables" series? There's a scene in there where Anne tries to die her hair, and it turns green. I couldn't help thinking of that scene as I read your post.

I'm sure it's not as bad as you think. But I know you'll feel better after professionals work their magic.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Fine ya'll! Here's a picture of the hair!

Texwisgirl, Maybe if I was 20 I could rock it...Lol.

Linda, I love Anne and that scene is hilarious! :)

Dawn said...

Oh. Funny.
(And I'm trying not to laugh... I seem to have crazy adventures with hair color too. But I think I like the sound of blue best of all:D)

Anonymous said...

That's not a picture! I'm sure you can do better than that... I'm sure you would love all of your blog reades to give their honest opinions on the change - just like the outspoken boy with the dreadlocks.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

OH MY! Bowie has that song from the 70s with lines like "blue blue electric blue, blue is the color of my...."

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Dawn, I've accidently dyed my hair many colors, but this was a first. :)

Robin, that's the only picture I snapped with my cell phone before I tried to fix it myself. It's now an insane red color! Lol!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh....well in my opinion you have not lived a full life until you have accidentally colored your hair a BAD color. {I've had shades of green!}
Best of luck getting this fixed.
I am sure you STILL look adorable!

Birdie said...

Well every once in a while we need a less than magical moment. ;-)

Susan in the Boonies said...

Birdie stole my line: your very first less than magical moment!!!

Steve Gravano said...

You can't think blue is any worse that pink, or purple or green? I've seen it all... well maybe not blue hair on Elizabeth. Don't fret you'll be back to normal soon enough!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

You could look great in blue! I have that dreaded day of gray and I do the cheap dye too. It is a pain!

Rick said...

LOL ! Nothing like having the blues even if only for a day !