Thursday, June 7, 2007

Nest in the yard, nest on my head.

Well, yeah. That's pretty much how I feel 24 hours a day, too. "Got any food up in here?"

So, I ran out of my face wash. I guess it's soap for me from here on out. Oh, am I getting vastly unattractive.

Also, I know I never complain about my hair, but I really think it is getting ridiculous and that I need to get it cut. It is looking precisely like a Christmas tree.

For those of you who have never seen me, let me try to describe it. Okay. It is at this point just past shoulder length and getting wider instead of longer, and it is wave-wave-wavy. It has even been described as curly by some hairdressers, but they always say weird things.

Did you ever watch that beauty makeover show on that girl channel? What is it? Is it Lifetime, Television for Depressives? Whichever channel has A Baby Story, then A Wedding Story, then A Divorce Story all day long during weekday television. Is it The Learning Channel? Oh, this is going to bother me. When I used to freelance I would watch these dumb shows during lunch and I would always cry.

Seriously, do you know anyone who digresses more than me? What I was trying to say is one of those shows was like A Makeover Story, or the You Used to be Ugly Story or the We Used Your Face to Make Gorilla Cookies Story, and in that show hairdressers would always say they wanted to cut the woman's hair to add "movement" and what they ended up doing was exactly the opposite. They would always cut it in this matronly way which didn't move at ALL. So this is why I do not trust hairdressers who describe me as "curly haired." I say I am wavy.

Hi! (I was being wavy.)

Now, I know I have told you before that I go to John Freida Salon, which is fancy. So listen. I currently have enough in my checking account to pay for a trip to the fancy hairdresser. I say, if I manage to keep that amount in my account all week, then I can go. Since I obviously do not spend anywhere, all this means is that I have to eat as though I were back in college. Without the 58,000 bottles of Heineken.

What say you? And don't tell me to just get it cut somewhere cheap. I have made this error. I end up looking like those makeover women with "movement." About as much movement as Lot's Wife.

Please advise.


Adeline Dimond said...

Go to John F. One rule of thumb regarding money: better to pay more for one good quality thing than less for many bad quality things. If you go to a cheap hairdresser and they screw it up, you'll have to go to John F. anyway to get it fixed. Plus, life is too short.

Jenn said...

I think the channel you're talking about is TLC. Which, yeah, I guess stands for The Learning Channel.

I say get your hair cut. I think you have plenty of reasons to justify it and you don't want to spend the next seven months feeling awful about the way your hair looks. That could just make a girl miserable!

By the way. Those little birds are so adorable!

Anonymous said...

Go for the hair cut but I'd go to Nick Chavez--they do well with the BIG hair.

Stie said...

GET the haircut. You have not spent money in six long months, sister. You deserve this. Don't think of it as frivolous spending...think of it as "medicine" for your mental health. Medicine is allowed, right?

Kelly Garrett said...

Always cut your hair done by a "shear genius."

Anonymous said...

For god's sake get your hair cut!

Anonymous said...

maybe the birds could just live in your hair

The Pirate of Salem said...

June, dear! The photo of the baby birds is just incredible!! I'm SOOO jealous.

This, by the way, is from your pal over in MA. AND you know me, get your hair cut at John Freida. Life IS too short.

I know this because I'm having dinner tonight with my 50 year old friend who is dying of cancer.

Live it up and get your hair cut!!

The Pirate

Frankie said...

For the love of God, woman, get it cut and get it cut well.


Another big-haired wavy sista!

shannon said...

June -- stay strong, sister! life is too short to get halfway to your goal and then give it up for a haircut (no matter how superior)!

a bad haircut is a small price to pay for ultimate satisfaction. (my husband and I cut my hair a couple weeks ago, and it was surprisingly one of my better haircuts. luckily Tom didn't take the opportunity to get me back for some of the mediocre haircuts i've given him in the last 9 years).

you are an inspiration to us all.

here's a long (and much more verbose than i remembered) quote from thoreau:

A man who has at length found something to do will not need to get a new suit to do it in; for him the old will do, that has lain dusty in the garret for an indeterminate period. Old shoes will serve a hero longer than they have served his valet -- if a hero ever has a valet -- bare feet are older than shoes, and he can make them do. Only they who go to soires and legislative balls must have new coats, coats to change as often as the man changes in them. But if my jacket and trousers, my hat and shoes, are fit to worship God in, they will do; will they not? Who ever saw his old clothes -- his old coat, actually worn out, resolved into its primitive elements, so that it was not a deed of charity to bestow it on some poor boy, by him perchance to be bestowed on some poorer still, or shall we say richer, who could do with less? I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes. If there is not a new man, how can the new clothes be made to fit? If you have any enterprise before you, try it in your old clothes. All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be. Perhaps we should never procure a new suit, however ragged or dirty the old, until we have so conducted, so enterprised or sailed in some way, that we feel like new men in the old, and that to retain it would be like keeping new wine in old bottles. Our moulting season, like that of the fowls, must be a crisis in our lives. The loon retires to solitary ponds to spend it. Thus also the snake casts its slough, and the caterpillar its wormy coat, by an internal industry and expansion; for clothes are but our outmost cuticle and mortal coil. Otherwise we shall be found sailing under false colors, and be inevitably cashiered at last by our own opinion, as well as that of mankind.

June--you are becoming the new woman. give it not up!

Tee said...

I'm delurking to respone. I must comment you for your efforts at not spending. We all need to take note. Get. your. hair. cut! Don't go to the cheap places--you get what you pay for. Use your good hairdresser, get a good cut that will last you several months and be done with it. There's nothing worse than a bad haircut!!! Is this compromise? NO! Personally, I would give up food before giving up a haircut. Bad hair can make you crazy. Cut it!

June Cutoff Cash said...

Thanks for all of your comments, everybody.

And for delurking, delurkers!

tarable said...

June - love the baby birds - but take a twig from their nest (page from their book, etc.) - just live for the essentials right now. You have set a worthy goal and shouldn't give up on it now. I agree that haircuts are a necessary expense, but I doubt John Frieda classifies as necessary. I don't agree with many of your commenters - there are MANY things worse than a bad haircut. And who says yours will be bad. Start looking around for women with hair similar to your and ask then where they get theirs cut. Or something, I don't know. But stay strong! Your blog and self-imposed spending hiatus has been an inspiration to me! Just haven't told my husband yet - don't want him getting any ideas. Stick to your goals and you'll come out with the moral highground - which is worth many a lesser haircut.

Anonymous said...

I am here by way of dcrmom again. Your baby birds are adorable! Congratulations!

sabrina duncan said...

getting your hair cut and spending $71 at Try-not-ta??? All of this is OUTRAGEOUS! I don't think these qualify! WWLIWD? (What would Laura Ingalls Wilder do) How are you going to feed your babies at this rate?!

Tee said...

Use baby shampoo to wash your face. It works great to remove eye makeup--if you wear any. Doesn't leave your face feeling dry, like regular soap.