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1/13/11

A good laugh....

I see people posting funny pictures on their blogs all the time, just so we can all get a good laugh. They run the gamut from cute cartoons to strange animal behaviour. But it occurred to me last night that if you need a good laugh, drag out some old pictures of yourself.

I have been wearing my hair reasonably short for many years. Once it gets down on my neck and covers my ears, I usually get a trim. Well, I recently decided that even though I was 54, it didn't mean I couldn't let my hair grow some. So I got out the old picture box and started going through to see if there were any of my hair-do's that I liked "way back when". Let me tell you, it was a complete exercise in futility. I did not accomplish what I set out to do, but I did get some good laughs out of the process. I thought I would share some of my past hair-DON'TS with you so you could get a good laugh as well.

First, I thought I would show you a recent picture so you can see what my normal hair is like nowadays. I have excess natural curl and body so it is always easy to style no matter how I cut it. A quick shampoo, add some gel and Poof! I'm ready to roll. So here is a recent one where I actually liked how my hair looked.....




Then to amuse you, I thought I would travel back to the 8th grade in 1970. Oh My GOSH!! Can anybody say Nerd Alert!! This just cracked me up. I weighed all of 75 pounds back then and was a little bean pole. I hadn't made it to my full height at that time (which is now all of 5'0" tall) But this just cracked me up and I cannot believe I am making it available to the public!


Since I am contemplating the whole long hair thing again, I thought it would be good to go back to my 80's & 90's when I was doing the young mom long hair image. WARNING: THE PICTURES YOU ABOUT TO VIEW HAVE SOME REALLY BIG HAIR!

First off, if you going to get a good laugh at the hair then the glasses will just add to your giggles. We had went over the mountains to spend a weekend in Cherokee. Check out the fringe on the shirt. I loved that shirt.


As I got a little older, the hair got a little bigger. Lots of curls going on this day. All natural.


I must share a little story before you scroll to the next one. My daughter was in high school and taking a cosmetology class. She had to give a perm. She was petrified. Since I had long hair anyway and needed a trim and being the wonderful devoted mother that I am, I let her talk me into using me as a guinea pig for her first perm. Now I must admit it sounded a little strange to perm naturally curly hair, but we were going to just do a body perm to add a little control to the curls. The result....Major Big Hair!



Does that not crack you up! It's as wide as it is tall. I weigh 92 pounds then and I think 15 pounds of it was hair. And what about the glasses!!! Huge! I was so tiny and petite that I must have thought I needed to have big hair and big glasses just so you could find me in a crowd. The bad part is I actually LIKED it back then. And, guess what, the perm lasted one full year!  Well, now that I have totally humiliated myself, feel free to get a good chuckle at my expense. If your friends can't laugh at you, who can. Hope you have a great day.

6 comments:

Deb said...
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MissyMcM said...

I "had" to have a perm to get my straight, straight hair to do that, but I have similar pictures!!!

Rachel said...

All I can say is "Hilarious"!!! Of course I can say that, I'm your sister! I can also say that because I have some pictures of me that look just like that! LOL!!

Jackie said...

I know,I know! WHAY were we thinking?!!!!!!!Hey ,even Julia Roberts got sucked into the big big hair=beautiful hair joke. The glasses? I fell for that one,too!Enjoyed your post, and yes, I did chuckle!(Sorry!)

Jackie said...

I know,I know! WHAY were we thinking?!!!!!!!Hey ,even Julia Roberts got sucked into the big big hair=beautiful hair joke. The glasses? I fell for that one,too!Enjoyed your post, and yes, I did chuckle!(Sorry!)

Jackie said...

I know,I know! WHAY were we thinking?!!!!!!!Hey ,even Julia Roberts got sucked into the big big hair=beautiful hair joke. The glasses? I fell for that one,too!Enjoyed your post, and yes, I did chuckle!(Sorry!)