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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Accidental Blonde

"I'm not offended by all the dumb-blonde jokes because I know that I'm not dumb. I also know I'm not blonde." ~ Dolly Parton


I know it probably doesn't sound normal to become a blonde without knowing that was going to happen but today that is what happened. I know like I've been feeling like I needed to lighten up a bit lately, but I didn't realize that I was taking myself so literally.

I actually just went in for a haircut.


"It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window." ~ Raymond Chandler

Getting to blonde is not easy. And there's no turning back once you start down that path.

However, if I ever get to the point where I can make a bishop or any other guy kick a hole in a stained-glass window, I'm going to enjoy the path to blondeness.

I'm going to see if we do have more fun, too.

"Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself." ~ Hubert de Givenchy, Vogue, July 1985



So, here's what happened after six hours and four shampoos. My hair is the cleanest hair in the entire world.

And it's blonde.

Holy Hell!


The Boy thinks it's funny. He says now I have to have a sunnier disposition to match my hair.
Then he said I look like Joan Blondell, and I'm totally okay with that.

I love her. I can do this blonde thing.


Extranjera June 10, 2009 at 11:27 PM  

Fo all that it's worth, and coming from a blonde, I think it looks kick-ass. But, you know, we're welcoming that way in our tribe. Bein' all Dolly like.

Mary Ellen June 11, 2009 at 6:21 AM  

Hey, I like it, and anybody who looks like Joan Blondell just rocks. I'll stay tuned to see if you end up having more fun.

Adam June 11, 2009 at 7:23 AM  

i like it. its light. but i also think it has a reddish tint but maybe not. i am a stupid guy and have no clue what i am talking about.

Silliyak June 11, 2009 at 7:34 AM  

Ditto the second part of Adams comment. AND, we never know if anything we say will blow up in our faces.

iasa June 11, 2009 at 7:35 AM  

I like it, can we call you tangobaby blondell now?

Marilyn Miller June 11, 2009 at 7:36 AM  

I like it too and noticed the touch of red. Joan Blondell would be fun to be. Enjoy! Laugh! and Love It!

Christine--RHP June 11, 2009 at 7:47 AM  

Now you can do anything!
Looks good!

smith kaich jones June 11, 2009 at 8:00 AM  

Well I love it, I who have never mustered the courage to be a blonde. Now you can use words like "scram" ala Blondell! :

:) Debi

~K June 11, 2009 at 9:39 AM  

OMG! :-) I like your hair regardless although its a pretty safe bet now the carpet doesn't match the curtain! You will have to tell us if life is really different as a blonde. I can see it now "The Blonde Chronicles"

LouDuk June 11, 2009 at 10:45 AM  

I attempted to die my hair blonde Freshman year, it was a disaster. It came out orange as could be.


pcalkosz June 11, 2009 at 10:46 AM  

Cool 'do! I can't wait to see it in person.

Love the Dolly Parton quote.

I loved the blonde jokes my brother used to tell me while we were growing up. I will tell you my favorites next time I see you. There is one that has to be done in person (requires body language to complete the joke).


sarah June 11, 2009 at 11:12 AM  

you look fantastic. How is k and her family doing> hows little helen

Madame Ladybug (Ady) June 11, 2009 at 11:18 AM  

You look great! I have done the blong thing before. You definately get more male attention as a blond...
I wonder why?

Char June 11, 2009 at 11:27 AM  


sonorossa June 11, 2009 at 2:34 PM  

WORK IT! Everyone needs a change in color once in a while. It is very becoming on you.

Mari June 11, 2009 at 6:44 PM  

That's funny, I went from blonde to brunette! You look greatl, as always! Have you ever done red? I did by accident, which is why I am now a brunette!

kickitupanotch June 12, 2009 at 5:37 AM  

Go for it! I am now several expensive shades of blonde (beats the gray) and still can't get used to it. But then that beast 'aging' continues to throw me curves just when I think I've got it tamed. Have fun with your hair, flaunt it!

Relyn June 12, 2009 at 10:12 AM  

So? How goes it being a blond?

Did you loose your curls when you went blond, or did you straighten it? Just wondering.

julochka June 14, 2009 at 11:35 PM  

so, now that it's been a few days, i wanna know, are you having more fun? ;-)

Starlene July 13, 2009 at 6:12 AM  

Wow! I DID miss this post (like a whole month ago). I honestly think you look just adorable!