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I am a full-time mama with a passion for writing and talking to fascinating people. I live in a one horse town with a Cowboy and my son. Thank Lord for cyberspace! I lived a colourful life in Sydney for a number of years. Working in advertising and journalism for FPC and the Sydney Morning Herald. During my time in Sydney I competed in a Dragon Boat race, choreographed a dragshow, used the Share Accomodation advertisements as a way to meet men and was told by Noiseworks frontrunner Jon Stevens that I was a bitch! Then came the decision to move back to country for 3 months to help out my Father with newspaper business while he was having treatment. Convinced I was a city girl I was caught by surprise when I fell in love with a farmer (and no, he didn't want a wife... still doesn't it seems!) convinced him that we needed to see the world, popped off to Vietnam to teach english in Saigon - before realising that the "food" in Nam didn't agree with me... turned out to be Monte - my son who is now with the Cowboy and I back in country NSW! I am in a wonderful stage of my life where I am focusing on the things that really make me tick. Including writing these chronicles.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Price Check on Customer's Hairdressing Bill

I was minding my own business in the supermarket today when the check out chick said to me "Oh you have gone lighter with your hair again?"
"Yes" I replied - awaiting the compliment that was sure to follow.
" God, it is very orangey" she said seemingly unaware of the implications of this comment.
"Please, please let us not go there." I thought.
With all due respect, it is usually the chicks of the checkout who have this orangey glow.
I am not going to lie to you, since having my hair "fixed" in the two horser I have caught glimpses of this orange she speaks of.
I have kept myself well and truly in denial about it.
I have not voiced this it out loud fearing it might make it true.
Every time the thought crosses my mind I have replaced it with words like "ash" and "blonde".
I think I am actually psychologically scarred from the ordeal.
I am weak, beaten and dishrevelled after hair mishap after mishap.
I feel queasy writing about it again.
I do not have the strength for number 4 right now.
I have been throwing myself into house renos, website design ideas, building cubby houses.
But the orange lurks.
I have been blogging, chatting - going for walks - admiring my fake fingernails.
But it doesn't change the fact that the tinge exists.
I didn't want to bore you with it again.
I swear I didn't.
But it is time for me to admit that there is still some orange in my hair and I need to deal with it.
The mirror doesn't lie
Neither, it seems, do check out chicks.


  1. I know this orange you speak of - I go dark now rather than blonde and its very liberating. As of today my hair is dark, dark with flashes of red. So much easier.

  2. Dude, took me a year and a half to go from black to blonde. Squillions of dollars later I just bleached the hell out of it myself. Everyone thinks I'm mad. Broke it all off, but now it's finally grown back.

    But...it's just hair...

  3. Oh no- orange is not good!!

    Is brown an option- to avoid those awful orange comments!

  4. well it is, but i was just brown hahaha that is why it has taken me this long trying to go back... oh well might just get over myself and go brown!!

  5. I have orange hair NATURALLY. AAAAH!!!

    Ok, bit of a difference between red hair and the coppery tones of a bottle blonde, but still.

    Maybe you should go back to brown... a nice chocolate? I went blonde once in the past and after a few bleaches, nearly lost most of my hair.

    Not cool.

    It does look hot blonde in your piccies though.

  6. Edwina - your hair is great natural colour half your luck! I mean absolutely no offence to those blessed with natural orange tones - but you know what I am talking about..... yeh think I'll cut the crap and go darker!


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