Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tough choices

Jamie has been taking a bit of extra care turning over lately. I was thinking I should take her out to visit Max, the German Car King, for a little tune up. My hair has also been unruly lately. I was thinking I should get it cut. But can I afford both? Car care or pretty hair? Whatever will I choose?

Well, I chose pretty hair, because I can ride the bus but I don't want to look a hot mess while doing so. I asked for my layers to be trimmed up and for the shortest layer to be kind of like bangs but longer--you know, the sweepy bangs but shorter than they were before. The gal who cut my hair had the exact style I was looking for so I felt fairly secure that she knew what I was saying. Perhaps not.The next layer starts at my cheek. These were meant to start about the middle of my eyes. Oh well. My hair grows pretty fast.

I also, in a compromise of sorts, stopped at Pep Boys to get Jamie a long overdue headlight replacement. How many mechanics does it take to change a light bulb? Three. Four if you count the brainiac who sold me the wrong bulb to begin with. Good ol' Volkswagen--they had to practically remove the battery to get to the bulb. One of the guys told me it would cost an extra $10 for labor (they usually just change the bulb for free if you buy it there). In the end, an Andre the Giant look-a-like told me I didn't have to pay, so I hightailed it out of there before they changed their mind. Woo Hoo!

After that, I stopped for ice cream. I need it to make up for the disappointing haircut. And avocados. I needed those, too. mmm, guacamole.


mamamouseiam said...

After a half-dozen attempts, I've finally grown my hair out. It's now shoulder length, and rather than just basking in the gloriousness of long hair, lately I've been toying with the idea of getting it layered and adding "sweepy" bangs. Nope! Your experience slapped me back to reality! Thank you for helping me decide, once and for all, not to mess with success! :-)

Ellen Bloom said...

I LOVE your new bangs!!! Very cute, kicky and youthful!

You're so lucky that your bangs stay wispy and straight! In weather like this, mine curl up and get all frizzy! Ugh!

woolanthropy said...

In four weeks you won't be able to see through those bangs and you will have those long bangs you asked for.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Hmmm. I *thought* I saw you yesterday, pulled to the side of the road, chatting on your cell, but then I realized the person who must be your long lost twin had bangs and shorter hair than I remember you having.

Also, Jaime would have had to been a old Lexis. Other than that...