let's take a walk through the past week shall we?
where should i begin? ok - i know - let's begin with the most epic of all hair fails of my entire existence shall we ---
my soul man has been my hair man for the past oh so many years . y'all know that. well, most of you do. he doesn't cut it - but he has always been the one to hi-lite it. at least since years ago when i paid almost one hundred dollars to have it done professionally - when we were po' . surprise ! i had NO idea it cost that much til i was done :((
so soulman became my hair man - as well as soulkids. unless of course she did it herself - which i am a no talent at.. for her- or me.
SO - -- a couple days before my birthday - i decided i wanted to be beautiful to go out with the family on birthday night -- oh shut up!
i also decided - instead of hi-lites -
" let's go 'all - blonde ' this time"....
bad idea -- really huge bad idea --- :))
see??? an hour later -- this is what i discovered on top of my head --
ok- the only thing more irritating than the orange hair is the sideways photo !
anyhow - that night into the next day - there were several attempts to save my hair - both from soulman - who felt so terrible i can't even tell you... even tho - we both were LOMFAO !!
if i woulda been upset i know he woulda been too - i just wasn't -- it was too funny to be mad. it reminded myself of those lil hillbilly dolls from the 50's - they were ceramic -- anyhow -- it really was worth a laugh, to see soulman , and even me laugh like that -- i would go through it again !
so- he tries one or two more times to get rid of the orange -- no help -- -- i give up! it was late - i go to bed --
next day -- soulkid in all her kindness gives it a try ---
it does help -- some of the orange came out and it did tone down some of the screamin flamin orange
but this is what i ended up with -- TWO days before my birthday outing - --
along with SURPRISE delivered b-day flowers from my mommyson!
my soulkid did a great job i think - but still -- just not ME. this is not soul. i can't be the bitch we all know and love with hair like that. there is no 'gran - gran' there. don't y'all agree?
so - i get on the internet - searching frantically for a save my head in a hurry - discount dye job. surprise! through all this - i found one - only one mile from my house! same day save me!
the day before my birthday!
y'all may not understand the importance of THIS particular birthday - for me -- even tho i am an old hag - of 46 -- many of you may not realize that THIS was the one that i finally came to understand that LIFE actually means something. i was gonna make this b-day special for all three of us lil souls.
(i'll get to that later --) but it is truly unbelievable how close i have come to literally dieing just in the past five years. the latest being the recent fall in the tub. as stupid as it was - and may have sounded - as hard as i fell. and as hard as i hit my head -- combined with how ill i was? that was a near fatal fall. and i am for once grateful to have lived through a close call.
SO - back to the hair fail -- i found my savior -- or had i?
ciggie break in my car -- truly an addict :((
i DID! it took two hours and a lot of patience from both of us - but she saved my head !
it wasn't cheap , and i won't be paying a salon any time soon - i trust my soulman .. but i will NEVER let him touch bleach again :))
(i have no now pic - i tried - and i have puffy fish morning face - BAH!)
but it IS back to 'normal' - the brownish normal -
hi- lites are still in my future- when my fried hair has time to heal :))
SO -- moooovin on to part two of murphys law joins me for my birthday ??
k - all is goin well , my hair is better, i feel better -- for a minute -- then what? my legs give out on me. oh man i can't explain the pain in words -- but i was in hell !!!! and we had plans -- and nothin was gonna stop me -- not this time..... we forge on...
first stop? dinner - a steak house -- i'm gettin my favorite cut -- a rib-eye ! YUMMO -- right? wrong. the food comes and my steak is nearly more than well done. dry as a bone. soulmans? omg!! delicious! perfectly cooked.. juices runnin all over his plate.... soulkids food? of course she loved it. i don';t cause a scene -- i have a few bites of soulmans steak - and send mine back -- i don't have a ' meal'. it was fine -- i had eaten an appetizer and salad already - and really it was 'fine - but a steak - properly cooked , woulda been better. so -= we forge on --
second stop? i'm worried i won't be able to smoke at the comedy club where we are headed... so, we stop at a random store - they are sold out of electronic cigs - they had menthol-- but i would rather die.
third stop? another random store - for an e-cig -- not stocked-
fourth stop? ANOTHER random store - no e-cigs :((
soul is gettin angry -- but holdin steady -
fifth stop????? yup- you guessed it --- i go into yet another random store - they don't have an e-cig either--i resign myself and buy a pack of big red chewing gum, :))
we finally get to the club-- daughter says -- i forgot my drivers license - is that a problem???
-----insert crazy lady laugh here -----
(but alas - we are saved because we remember one of had her government ID card. PHEW - that few seconds seemed a lifetime - you know how that is.
so anyhow -- we got into the club no problem -- until -- one last visit from murphy just had to occur - of course it is as you know - because i am me .....
the show was late to get started - so i decide -- to hit the head -- LOL - i just had to say that ! -- i mean i had to go pee - so i head to the bathroom... the way the place was set up almost was like a scene from a scary movie. ya go thru this dark hallway to get to the bathroom, at the end -- it's only like 15 ft - or so -- at the end you can see this door - with a tinted window - but ya can see kind of - inside - there is an attendant, and she sees me, and she waves me back. to go away. i'm confused. like WTF? right? at that time another lady comes in the hallway- and the attendant wanes her to come in. i ask her have you been here before? she says no. i say wth? she just told me to go away, and you to go in????
dumfounded we both go in.... the attendant says to me
"i'm sorry, i thought you were a guy, cuz of your hair."
welcome to my world my friends --
my hair looked really good and my family said i did NOT look like a dude.
the night was the best i have had in a long time - and as far as birthdays? THE BEST in literally years.
thanks all of you for FB b-day wishes - and phone calls, texts and all that jazz -- i love my peeps
happy day to all of you !
oh - ps --- i just sold my kids car to a junk yard for 300.00 woooooot !!! blown head gasket.
i think i should start dating murphy. what do you think?