Friday, June 12, 2009

Six inches lighter...and that has nothing to do with my hair color.

My entire life, my mother always insisted that I would look awesome with my hair cut short. She had a platinum bob all through high school and I figured it was just one of those 'living vicariously through her daughter' things and I just wasn't down with that.

When it came to my mom, I was always a rebel, yo.

After her death, I had a surprising urge to give the short hair a try. It wasn't one of those cut-all-your-hair-off-in-grief impulses; it was more of a 'maybe she was right about something for once'.

I walked into the salon yesterday and said, "Cut it off. All of it."

And she did.

By the way, taking a picture of yourself in the bathroom mirror is much, much harder than one would think...

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(Yes, I ate a light bulb. Hush.)

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(Again with the flash. Sigh.)

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(The "WhatYouTalkin'BoutFool"  or Mr.T picture.)

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(Yeah, screw it. That's about as good as it's getting...)

But seriously, tell me you don't see the resemblance:

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Okay, mom, I concede that once you may have been right.

But just this once.

Honestly, I really wish she could be here to see it...

Shut up, I have allergies.


Immoral Matriarch said...

I LOVE it. I wouldn't blow smoke, I swear. I fucking love it.

And yes, you look just like your mom. Beautiful.

jen @ negative lane said...

I also love it!

(In fact, I've been thinking about doing the same thing myself. Except my hair color isn't as pretty as yours. Luckily I can change that, too! I have an appointment tomorrow.)

dancing_lemur said...

SO cute! It looks great. I've been pondering a short-ER cut, too...just b/c I'm sick and tired of how long it takes to comb out after washing my hair. Am lazy.

Amy said...

You have allergies....and now you also have my hair.

I love this haircut! It looks awesome - don't you love it!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

You're so cute. I love the new do. I love the new header, OMG! I LOVE the second shot most, but all of them are totally awesome!

Jessica said...

It's very good. And remarkable resemblance.

Anonymous said...

It's fabulous! Very chic and totally hot for BlogHer.

And the new look to your blog? Awesome. That shot of the boys is very cool.

Secret Agent Mama said...

Ohhh I love it on you, you gorgeous thing!!

Anonymous said...

Jose says you look like a whore--but a real, real expensive one. Ha!!!!But seriously dahling, you look FABULOUS!!!!!!!Jae

Tarable said...

Love the hair, love you and cannot wait to see you again at BlogHer.

Perhaps we'll find another sucker to buy us drinks all night?