Chick Stuff - Growing My Hair Out

Thursday, January 8, 2009
It's time to discuss chick stuff again. Guys, here's your obligatory photo of a sweet car to keep you amused:


Hmm...Mustang Shelby!

On to the Chick Stuff!

So you can tell from my new icon that I've cut all the color out of my hair, and I'm now growing it out.

I hate growing my hair out. It looks like ass while I'm doing it, and trying to maintain some semblance of style becomes a constant struggle.

The last time I grew out the color I cut it super-short right before leaving on a six-month Navy deployment. "At sea" is a great place to be while your hair looks like ass. Now? I'm actually required to be seen in public and spend time with other humans.

So this kind of sucks. Especially since the current style, left to its own devices, looks very much like my Hot Mom's hair. Now, Hot Mom has some seriously pretty hair - it's so silver she becomes a navigation hazard when she walks underneath a florescent light. But she's my mom. I'm really not interested in wearing my hair in the same style she does.

So I'll suffer (but not in silence!) until I can wear this style:


EmmyLou Harris! Growing older gracefully and looking smokin' while she does it! That's what I'm talking about.

15 comments:

Anne C. said...

I think your hair looks awesome, but I'm a little biased. :D
Time will resolve this issue!

vince said...

At least your hair will grow out.

Why yes, there's a touch of jealousy there. Thanks for asking.

Eric said...

Emmylou's a babe.

Janiece Murphy said...

Eric, you are so right.

Older ladies who are babes:

EmmyLou
Jamie Lee Curtis
Helen Mirrin
Candice Bergman
Susan Saranden

Feel free to add to this list...

Carol Elaine said...

Janiece, in that photo you look a little like a much younger version of my mom. Emmylou Harris hair would look smoking hot on you.

Janiece Murphy said...

Carol Elaine, that is totally the plan.

Carol Elaine said...

BTW, I'm almost slobbering over that Mustang. Not a big fan of the Shelby, but I love classic Mustangs. They make me feel funny inside.

Janiece Murphy said...

Carol Elaine, me too!

If I didn't have my heart set on a Beemer coup once the Smart Twins are off the payroll, I'd totally go for the vintage 'Stang.

The Mechanicky Gal said...

I am really liking the color of your! I remember the "Incident of the Underway Grow-out", and it was great then, too!
I have been going shorter myself, and darker on the blond highlights, but still the purple underneath. Oh, excuse me, teak.
i am seriously considering a shorter 'do, but still looking for the silvers. Not enough yet....

The Mechanicky Gal said...

HAIR. The color of your HAIR.
Ahem.

Random Michelle K said...

You have my sympathy. I'd rather eat lint than grow my hair out.

Random Michelle K said...

Oh. Duh. Your hair is cute!

Wendy said...

Well, that looks great and if you can do it, maybe, once I get a full time paying job, I too will have the courage to grow my hair out and ditch the annoying color routine. Been doing it for about 20 years, when, in my early 30's, it went from a lovely strand-highlighted look to more grey hair than the average grandmother.

Anyhow, somehow the bi-color look just doesn't do it for the interview scene!

I just wish I had the whatever to go a short as Jamie Lee. Emmy Lou is a little long for me and I'm too lazy to do the stylin' it needs to keep it up. AND I suspect she has people.

Keep us posted on the progress. Enquiring minds want to know.

WendyB_09

PS - I'm all in for the classic cars, although I lean towards the 69-ish Cameros (first car I ever had). Now that was a hunk o' screamin' car flesh!!

(leaves to go get rag to clean car-induced drool off keyboard...)

Janiece Murphy said...

Wendy, my hair was actually shorter than Jamie Lee's when I initially cut the color out.

Now I'm just waiting for time to fix the current issue...

Jeri said...

You will look awesome with the Emmylou cut - and the natural color.

I don't know that I could cope with my natural color (somewhere between dishwater blonde and mousy light brown) and level of gray (about 33%) and I admire you for doing so.