Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Fabulous New Do!

Today's Wonder of the World is... a Fabulous New Hairdo!

This isn't one.
And I don't have any idea why I am posing with my toothbrush and a tube of Crest. I do remember that I had just gotten a perm (It was 1984--it's not my fault) and that hairdo was so shocking to the boys in my college classes that one asked me, "What in the world happened to your hair?"
Not exactly what a college coed wants to hear.

That's okay. I didn't need those electro-shock- perm- haters. I had already fallen in love with this boy.

Except he looked like this.

See what wonders a good haircut can do? (Actually that first Todd kind of appeals to me in a rugged, hippy way.)

Todd just came in and looked over my shoulder. He says I am an exhibitionist and I shouldn't post his pictures.
He's so funny.

Some people in my family don't appreciate a good hairdo.

Some love new hairdos now, but didn't always.

And sometimes, I admit it, we make hairdo mistakes.
Are you ready for the next picture?
I warn you, it's shocking!

Are you sure you're ready?

Brace yourselves.

Don't hate me. I had good intentions.

Happy dog. Unhappy dog.
Smiling dog. Humiliated, refusing to look at the camera dog.
Golden Retriever. Ashamed dog, unsure of his identity. With a poodle tail.

I'm sorry Tanner! I thought this haircut would be great for the summer! I thought it would make you feel cool. I was thinking of how nice it would be for your swims in the river!

I know...I'll tell you what my mother always told me. It's just hair, Tanney. It will grow back.

Have a terrific Tuesday everyone.
Love, Becky


TattingChic said...

That was hilarious...I say to Tanner what some college boy wrote in my college freshman year book the year I got a hair cut much like yours in the pic with the toothbrush and toothpaste....he wrote, "Don't worry about your hair, it'll grow back".
I'm sure it was meant to make me feel better.

It didn't.

Elise said...

I did the same "bad mistake" perm in high school. Shocking, really. Scary to look back on pics of it now. Thankfully my daughter got curly hair the natural way...from her paternal grandmother!

Tanner looks so svelte with his haircut...we need to schedule one for our golden, too. Oh, to not vacuum up dog hair each day...

Thanks for sharing the pictures, Becky!


JaxPop said...

He's embarrassed 'cause he knows you post his picture on your blog! You're gonna be on Animal Planet now with the SPCA 'cops' charging you with 2nd degree internet Retriever humiliation.

We always had our Collie shaved in the summer - she hated it.

We always get our cat shaved (his appointment is June 2nd). He hates it. (Himalayan (sp?) - looks like a mini lion when he's done.)

Pass along my sympathy to Tanner.

Sherri @ Life As I Live It said...

I laughed out loud when I saw Tanner;it's not so much the hair cut but he really does look so embarrassed that he doesn't want to look at the camera,ha ha

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

HA! ROFL! That was totally hilarious. We've had many of those situations! So true, dogs DO get embarrassed!

Loved this!

Rosemary said...

Hi Rebecca,
Hope that perm thing never comes back in. I had the same do.
Poor Tanner, but he will be a lot cooler.
Have a great day

alisa said...

oh no...tanner! We were thinking about doing a puppy cut for Dashell this summer, save me sweeping every day and maybe make him feel better, but this picture has changed my mind. Tanner looks so embarassed.....i think I'll let Dashell be hot in the summer.

Anonymous said...

Oh you are a funny lady!
You made my morning!
I laughed and laughed!
Thank you!

(PS If this is a taste of what people are like down in South Carolina, I am going to love it!)

Anonymous said...

My Mother always insisted on professional family photos shoots after our perms.
Who were those people? we wondered when we look back at the family albums.


Amy said...

lol I remember my daughter screaming at the sight of the hairdresser, but your dog looks so cute :-)

Susan Tuttle said...

I remember those perm days...and would like to forget them - lol!

Your lovely pooch is looking very bare - but comfort is key.


La Belette Rouge said...

I gave M. Inkey the same cut and he made me vow to never do it again. When he asked me why I did it. I told him it was so he could be cool. He reminded me that we have air conditioning.;-)

liquidambar said...

Words to live by: "It will grow back."

StitchinByTheLake said...

I had a Maine Coon (cat) with very long, very thick hair (we lost him this year) but I had his hair cut every summer. Everyone thought I was so cruel because he slunk around for a couple of days but he secretly loved it. Once he got used to it. Once he got over being mad at me. Once he got over not speaking to me.

May Vanderbilt said...

I had one of those awful gender-confusion short haircuts when I was a middle schooler.

Worse still, my body was in that blob phase.

I still remember this guy saying, Oh! You look like a boy!

Nice. Really nice.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

You folks are so funny. And I feel for your hair horror stories. Oh, do I feel it. And guess what? I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow. I think I'll stick with my same look. I'm a little scared.

Tanner seems to be perking up. Or maybe it was the chicken cornbread thing he ate off Sam's plate when the rest of us weren't looking. (Yes, I made it again Sherri. It was unbelievable--thanks for the recipe!)

Either way, he's a happy dog. A naked looking dog, but happy.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Ouch, Tanner! Our dog had the same reaction once when we had her groomed for the summer. She was humiliated.

Hadley Coble said...

i just came across your blog and have been laughing out loud! I'll be back soon!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I think giving Tanner a few extra treats might help him feel better. You can remind him that he doesn't have a mullet. maybe that will help

Sherry/Cherie said...

Oh that perm!!! I "did" that to myself too and whenever I see the photos I cringe!! Todd was very "hip" wasn't he -- he went from one extreme to the other!! Loved the baby photo -- what is it about little ones and hair cuts?!? Oh thanks for the memories!! I'm still laughing at poor Tanner!!

Dana said...

Soooo funny! Love the hair dos on the humans and the pooch. We used to do that to our Golden--poor pup would get so danged tangled. PS I had that frizzy, curly perm in the 80s too. Were we truly brain dead? tee-hee. Enjoyable post.

Susan Sandmore said...

In the 80s, you looked like an astronaut. I know you think that makes no sense at all, but it actually does make sense. In my world.

I have wondered and wondered about shaving or at least majorly trimming our golden. I heard you shouldn't but then all our neighbors (we have many neighbors with goldens) do. Hmmmm. Now that you've done it, any advice?

Rebecca Ramsey said...

An astronaut...that's funny!
As far as advice goes, I'm not sure if I have any. We had a groomer do it--after the time that Todd gave Sam a reverse mohawk accidentally, I thought it best to employ a professional.
Maybe cover the mirrors for a few days afterwards?
It has cut down on the tumbleweeds of doggy hair drifting through my house. I think when it's 95 degrees Tanner will be even more happy with his new do.

Susie Q said...

You are so funny, so warm, just so wonderful!
I think you were just showing all of us how to achieve good oral hygiene. That was very conscientious of you.

My mom always thought it a good idea to give me a Toni home perm once in a while. I can still smell that goop. I think the aroma is burned into my brain cells!

I have some of those pre-Navy pictures of Bill. The ones where I think he looks cool, sexy and oh so hip and my Mom thinks he looks like a serial killer.

Poor Tanner *grin*...my parents used to live
near a couple who had two fantastic dogs. Very furry dogs. At the start of each Summer, the male half of said couple would take the furry doge to be shaved. Later that day, they would venture down to my folks, as they always did, where I would laugh uproariously. They would avert their eyes and hang their heads and I would feel like such a heel. So they got mega amounts of hugs, belly scratches and treats. Yanner? I still think you look so handsome and oh how much cooler you wil be!!

Katie said...

Oh my god..I started laughing so hard at your poor dog's photo that I hit the spacebar and my screen scrolled all the way down and I was still laughing and my laptop started making this icky pay attention woman noise..and I'm still laughing.