Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bangs

I got an iphone a few months ago, my first smart phone. My first introduction to hand-held twitter and video games. Oh my goodness: those angry, angry birds. I cannot put it down. And, whether it's from being slightly far-sighted and squinting at the screen, or from making my concentratey face (basically the same thing) I have developed a nice new deep vertical wrinkle between my eyebrows.

So I either need to start wearing low-slung sweat bands every day or get a new haircut with bangs, right?

The other day, I'm trying it out in the mirror: taking the front section of my hair and twisting it under at eye level and then tucking it behind my ear. Practice bangs. I get it looking about right and then go out to my computer to take a picture of myself with photo booth. Because I will need to look at it for a few days to see if I like it.

I remember really regretting it the last time I had bangs, like fifteen years ago, but I can't quite remember why and I don't have any pictures to remind me. Maybe it's because of my wicked cowlick that will give me mall claw bangs no matter how much I try to mash them down.

Anyway, as I'm walking through the house to my desk, Lucas sees me and his eyes light up.

"Mom! You look beautiful! Just like [Eric's ex-wife]."

Crap.

5 comments:

  1. HA! Perhaps not the best plan then.

    I have a cowlick at the front of my head too, and it makes bangs a huge pain my ass. I wonder if it is genetic, and if so, who we can blame for it.

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  2. If you didn't have the cowlick you could do bangs or not...a Cowlick makes bangs tricky. From what I remember last summer, you look nice without bangs. There's my two cents worth.

    ~Angela Rice

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  3. You look like a doll with faux bangs. A doll as in real cute. A head-turner. As for Lucas's comment, it ain't half as bad as him pointing out that I'm shorter than his dad, as if I were a "hobbin."

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  4. "Mall claw bangs" = hilarious.

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  5. I wish I could have a choice between bangs or no bangs. I gotta have bangs. If you're winging 'em with the cowlick, it's all good. :-)

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