Sunday, July 27, 2008

Helmet-Head Meets Clip-Head

I need help y’all. I’ve got big time bad hair. I actually thought losing weight would somehow give me good hair… I no doubt need to lose some weight, but I don’t think it’s going to help my helmet-head. Right now I have bad hair AND bad thighs.

Mom, I love you and everything, but when you get a new ‘do and told you look like your mother - well, you need the hair fairy to visit you real quick... Not that I don’t think my mom looks great; I’m just not ready to be her twin sister.

For years I got my hair done in Austin by Chris; he was awesome and knew exactly how to style my hair. But it started becoming a logistical nightmare trying to get to Austin. I work and live an hour from there, so figuring out how to schedule an appointment with a stylist that takes weeks to see, while my schedule changes every 2 hours, you just end up with a no-win situation. Although he was a great and talented guy, we had no choice but to break up. So, I started going to a young girl closer to my house. I really like her, she’s sweet as she can be and cute as a bug; it’s just that she’s not my Chris. She’ll do anything I ask her – and that’s the problem. You see, Chris would tell ME what I needed…. He just knew what to do and what would look best with my type of hair.

I knew that Chris was the perfect stylist the first time I went to my new girl. She said, “So what was your guy in Austin doing about your gray?”



GRAY? Are you saying I have GRAY hair?

She said, “Yeah, look at this. And this. Oh, and this… And look, here’s more.”

Okay, Okay, enough already….

Chris NEVER told me I had gray, y’all! He just did his thing, taking care of it by telling me he thought I needed some “low-lights”. As they say, a good hairdresser will never tell….

So anyway, you know you have bad hair when:

1. You go to work and Dee says, “Girl, you better go see if your guy in Austin can fix that!"

2. Jack says 3 times in one day: “Remember how you’re hair used to look when you lived in L.A.?”

Long before I was Lavender Chick, I was L.A. Chick, which is where I lived when Jack and I fell in love… So of course, in the eyes of Jack at the time, my hair was perfect. In fact, according to him, everything about me was perfect back then. You know how men are when they fall in love – you can do no wrong.

I could have worn a turd on my head back then and Jack would have said, “That’s the most beautiful turd I have ever seen...”

Fast forward a few years and it’s confirmed. I have bad hair. I’m forced to be a clip-head so that my helmet-head isn’t so severe. The classic clip-head look:

I am now what I vowed to never be when I was in high school: A clip-head. You see, where I come from, only pregnant women are clip-heads. Let me give you some history: When I was in high school, two of our teachers were pregnant. They were attractive and young teachers, although at the time they didn’t seem so young... Come to think of it, they were probably almost 20 years younger than I am right now (now that’s a horrible thought)… Anyway, I’ll never forget the day that my girlfriend, Sami said, “So what is it about being pregnant that means you have to stick a big ‘ole clip on the top of your head?” It seems that the pregnant teachers stopped styling their hair as soon as they found out they were pregnant; instead (and for obvious reasons, I’m sure), they acquired the rolled out of bed and stuck a clip in my head look.

Sami, Lisa, and I vowed right then and there, in 1981, to never be clip-heads… Even if being sick and pregnant warranted it, we would never take such drastic measures. I mean, come on – we would never ruin our “feathers” with a clip!

And now here I am.

I’m Clip-head Chick….

If you have any suggestions on what I can do with the helmet, PLEASE let me know!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lazy Days of Summer

I'm BAAAACK! I really never intended to be gone so long. In fact, I don't know where time has gone. All I can say is that I've been really busy... I am so behind in blogging and need an entire Saturday dedicated to nothing but getting caught up with all of you. Sorry if I haven't been by lately, but will be checking in with everyone in the next few days. In the meantime, this is what I've been up to:

1. We've partnered with a few new retailers! Very exciting - can't wait to tell you more!
2. Got my hair cut. I asked for short and sassy, but got boring and frumpy.
3. My frumpy haircut led me to the conclusion that maybe it's ME, not my hair, that's frumpy.
4. Started a low-carb diet. I figure if I announce my low-carb diet to the entire world wide web I will be more obligated to be held to it. So internet, I'M ON A DIET!!!!
5. We had a family reunion last weekend - much fun!
6. Remember a while back when I told y'all about my idea of formulating a Lavender Facial Mist? I think I might be down to my final prototype! I have to give some samples to my girlfriends for their approval, and if they all agree that this is the ONE, we'll be good to go! I'll keep you posted. For a sneak preview, I will tell you this: It's a facial mist that is great for setting your mineral makeup and for a quick pick-me-up to hydrate your tired, worn-out, pollutant-soaked skin. It will also fight off all those nasty free radicals that are swarming your pores. My final prototype (hope it's my final), is aloe based of course, and is loaded with antioxidants to fight off those free radicals. It's loaded with Green Tea, Papaya, Citrus, and Myrrh. How relaxing!
7. Lastly, we have new visitors, longhorns that is:

Look at this mama and baby! We actually have several new mama's out here. A neighboring rancher's place was devastated by fire a few weeks ago. Do we ever need rain! Anyway, as a result of the fire, he needed to relocate his livestock. Sadly, one of his longhorns died in the fire, but were very pleased that all the others were saved.

Hummingbird Farms is the new temporary home of these precious babies. Is that not the sweetest face?

Our girls are getting along nicely with the visitors. Bob, in the meantime, has hit his terrible two's. He's extremely curious and territorial - you know the age, it's all about "mine, mine, mine!"

He has this thing for our cat, Bubba. Anytime he sees Bubba he goes running to it. He's so curious! He really wants Bubba to be his friend...

All animals at Hummingbird Farms get blessed by St. Francis!

This is what the front yard of our house looks like every morning at about 10:00. The longhorns have decided that this is the perfect morning nap spot. I'm loving it!

We're really bonding to our new visitors. The rancher that owns these cows says he's selling them all. So - I'm trying to figure out how I can buy them all....

I'm already attached.

I promise I will be in touch again real soon. Sorry I've been MIA for so long. Can't wait to visit with all of you and get caught up!