It was really interesting to think about how much simpler life was then, and how much simplicity has died over the years. I've been thinking about that a lot lately. Yesterday, I was watching a documentary on the musical Hair with my dad (in preparation to see it at the Pantages. Yea! Happy Birthday to me!), and it ended with talking about how the Hair tribe fell apart as free love fell apart... with AIDS. They showed the pictures and names and dates of every Hair cast member that died of AIDS. It was so sad. There was also a part where the actor who played Woof touring the show was talking about how they started to receive death threats from militant groups, so he decided to leave his wife and baby at the hotel that night just to be safe, only to find out mid-show that an arsonist had set the hotel on fire and his wife and baby died. How terribly awful is that? What is wrong with people?
Anyhow, not to be totally depressing, that was just what was on my mind.
In other news, I dyed my hair yesterday, but it didn't turn out so great. (No, I am not posting pictures of it. Gonna fix it first). I wanted to go blonde, but like a dirty blonde, kind of like this look on Drew Barrymore (right). That's not what I got though. The colors are really inconsistent. Some of it is really light, but a little bit of it is kind of orange. I kind of have the Miley Cyrus look (left). She also didn't get close enough down to the roots at all, so it already looks like I need my roots done, particularly if I pull my hair up at all, even like just part up in the front. Plus, she kind of did that weird two tone thing, where it is darker underneath in the back. I am not certain if she did it intentionally (even though it is not what I asked for), but I think she did, because she even cut my hair in layers, which totally accentuates it, and I specifically told her I didn't want layers. I like it even. It looks very much like this:
This is not a terrible look. I get that it is very fashionable right now, but it is not what I wanted. In fact, I've even commented to friends and family before on how stupid I think this style generally looks. I call it the skunk. My best friend Mo confirmed, "Yup, you got skunked." Overall, it looks okay right now if I wear it down, but it is totally not what I want. Thank God, I found a friend who is going to try to fix it for me on Monday, so I only have to walk around like this for a couple of days. I've heard it is easier to fix blonde gone wrong than to go back dark, so that's what I'm gonna do. Sigh.