I should have known when the hairstylist said it had been a while.
I should have thought when I saw the incredible amount of curlers on my head.
I should have realized that not one of the popular celebrity hairstyles of the past decade have included one of these.
What was I thinking?
I'll tell you what I was thinking. I was thinking that with my hair getting longer and my arms getting more unreliable that I would either have to live with ponytails or cut my hair all off. Remember this post? Yep, THAT or ponytails. And I had worked so hard (by doing absolutely nothing) to get my hair this long.
Since I knew my temperamental arms couldn't be counted on to do my hair everyday, I would have to figure out a way to ensure my hair would still look done.
I KNOW... A PERM!
(famous last words)
I'm baffled that I ever thought this was a good idea. Someday I will laugh. Oh, whatever. I'm laughing now. Incredulously.
On Sunday I looked around at all of the women at church and every one of them had straight hair. Or some version of straight hair. "What did I do?" I asked Alan. "Maybe I'm starting a new trend."
And then I glanced over to the left--a few pews up--where all of the 80 +-somethings sit together. There they were: my perm sisters. I wasn't alone. I'm not the only one in the world getting a perm, like I had thought. And like all good trends, it'll make a comeback eventually. I'll just be ahead of the pack. Wearing my Doc Martens and flannel shirts.
Just you wait.
1. $5 slip and slide
2. slight incline in the backyard to make aforementioned slip and slide more effective
3. this brownie recipe (a bit cakey, but I'll TAKE IT!)