Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Look, Ma! I'm Invisible!

Not really, but sometimes I think I am.  Yesterday I decided to celebrate the completion and planting of two raised beds by coloring my hair.  What?  Doesn't everyone????  I go from thinking that natural is best - and lowest maintenance - to thinking I look washed out, all shades of grey.  So I became a "Golden Brown".  I would say that I'm a DARK golden BROWN.  It is about 5 times darker than my usual hair color.  Later in the afternoon, when I flounced over to a friend's to deliver extra pepper plants and a basic beekeeping book, I waited for her reaction - which I felt would be positive and fervent.  She didn't notice.  Now, she had also been outside working like a slave for three days.  Maybe she was too tired to notice.  I mean, when I looked in the mirror this morning, I was shocked!  I had forgotten I colored my hair, of course.  I sashayed into the office this morning and none, not a one of my co-workers said boohoo, omg.  Nothing.  Nada.  So, therefore I must be invisible.  Or....dare I say....the color is so gawd-awful that no one wants to comment?  Nah.  (There will be no before and after photographs.  I never allow photographs of myself.  They will steal my soul.)


melanie said...

You're not invisible. Even when I can't see you, I am thinking of you.

In other news, we thinks the little funny "meat" chicken may be a Welsummer. At least that is Ms. Madison's expert opinion.

Mama Pea said...

Why, I ask, is it that a man can go gray (his hair, I mean) and he looks "okay." But let a woman go gray, and she looks so much older than she chronologically is. A gray-haired male TV anchor, for instance, would be called distinguished, whereas a woman would NEVER be tolerated. Period.

The old double standard strikes again.

I'm betting no one has commented on your dye job because it looks very natural.

Jordan said...

That's so amusing! I stopped coloring my hair when I went overseas 3 years ago. Every time I think about stopping again, I remember what the receptionist in Holland said after she saw me with newly dyed hair. "You look 10 years younger!" Now, does that mean I normally look 50 and the color made me look 40, or I normally looked 40 and the color made it look like 30? It doesn't really matter, the interpretation is clear. Don't stop coloring!