Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Paranoia, Paranoia

Oh, sometimes I get paranoid about the stupidest things.

Take today for example. My boss is out for the day so I took a short break outside to read "Love the one you love" by Emily Griffin. Her books are addicting, because I always feel like I'm the main character. Anyways, when I came back into the office, my co-worker let me know that a client called for me but couldn't leave me a message. But the funny part is, my phone has the red light blinking and says I have 1 new message. So I go to dial my voicemail, only when I hit the shortcut button, it rings another person I work with who's based in Cincinnati. And when I check my voicemail, it says I have no new messages. All very odd, but it all made me paranoid that I'm the next one to get laid off within our office. I mean, hypothetically if I was the next to go, my phone calls would be forwarded to one of my coworkers in my office, not anyone in Cincinnati. But still. I'm paranoid.

What else am I worried about? My hair. I know, I've probably lost your attention now, but seriously I need to get this out so that I can sleep tonight and not have this nervous energy when I wake up tomorrow. So here's the deal. I'm turning 25 on Monday, and in celebration I want to do something drastic, unpredictable, etc. So I'm going to go from brunette to blonde. Not Barbie-doll-fake-blonde, but blonde in some form or fashion. I haven't told anyone besides M and my mom, who of course said don't do it. Whatever Mom, you're no fun. I just want people to be surprised when I walk into dinner on Saturday night sporting my new 'do.

This is my natural hair color.

This is what I was thinking might look good.

I used to have my cousin cut my hair, only because of family stuff going on, I'm not really on speaking terms with her. I have an old family friend who's cut my hair on and off for years, but I think she's too traditional, and I want to be different, modern, and dare I say--sexy. Can a haircut be sexy? I guess I'll find out. I didn't know where to go, but I knew my old coworker Ashley, whom I hated for awhile, is blonde by artificial means, so I manned up and texted her last week to see who she goes to. After several back and forth texts, I booked an appointment with her stylist for this Friday at this salon in Cherry Creek, a very affluent part of Denver. I know it's gonna cost $$ but I figure it's my treat to myself. And I want it done right. And apparently I need to bank on it taking 3-4 hours, which is how long it takes her when she goes in--only I have way more hair so I might be there forever. So back to my point. Now that Friday is a mere 3 days away, I am starting to become nervous and anxious. Anxious in a good way. In a way like "omg i can't believe you're actually doing this." But I'm also nervous. What if I hate it? I don't even know exactly what I want. I never knew there were so many kinds of blonde. I just want it to look good. To not look so fake. I hope it turns out okay.

Have you ever made a dramatic change in your hairstyle?


Gary said...

Ever since I was in elementary school, I've wanted to shave my head, just for the heck of it. But I've never actually gone through with it.

Kudos for being prepared to go through with it. I think you'll look nice!

Jill Pilgrim said...

Love the blond! I think it will look great!

Anonymous said...

The blonde is a really cute color and it's not too drastically different from your natural hair color so it should look great!

Best of luck, I know what you mean about the paranoid thing, I'm always like that. 'Tis annoying.

Andhari said...

I'm a bit boring I never did anything drastic with my hair, dyed it once and that's it. Tempted to chop it short but now, I think longer hair is always sexier than short ones.

I think you'll look splendid with k-cav's hair. The blonde looks gorgeous.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Right before I went to college, I decided to get my hair buzzed. I was fine with it short, but for some reason, I decided to get my head peeled like a grape. My hair (normally blond/brown) looked gray. I decided to never do that again.

Wonderful said...

Gary- You should shave your head! It will grow back! Thanks, I hope so too.

Jill- Thanks! I hope it will!

Taylor- Glad I'm not the only one that's paranoid about stuff!

Andi- I like your hair long too. I won't cut off much of mine either--I think changing it to blonde is enough changes :)

mjenks- Oh man! Thanks for the advice, I'll make sure never to buzz my hair, but kudos to you for actually doing that!