Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Haggard Unicorn *18*

I've had bangs for a long time.  I rarely wear them down and when I do they're swept to the side.  I always think that maybe some day I'll style them and pull off the quirky, adorable, it-suits-me-even-though-it-shouldn't style ala Zooey Deschanel. So I keep them around.  Yesterday started out like - Ooh yea, I can pull this off.  I didn't hit the quirky cute mark like Zooey but still, not bad!  I had saucy bangs and felt mighty fine.
The bathroom flooded and flooded and flooded.
Every pipe in the house started rumbling and then the water heater and every drain in the house bubbled and gurgled - not good.
My car wouldn't start (and probably wont ever again.  She  made horrible death rattle sounds and coughed blue smoke.)
My  mother had a really rough recovery day.
It began to rain outside but not a downpour, more like gentle constant spitting with a cold breeze. The perfect weather cocktail for some really bad hair.

So the day took a fast turn and my bangs were a great indicator of our mental state as a family;   frazzled, out of wack and plonked.  Yerp we plonked.

My "Hot Mama Saucy Fringe" quickly turned to "Old Hag Wearing a 14 Year Old's Haircut circa 1997."  Complete with cowlicks.

In the vlog my bangs had recovered a tad.  I did my best since I knew we'd be out in public getting plumbing supplies.  If you look closely in the video, you'll see I have a few new silvery friends that have joined the rest of my mop up top.  I saw them when I was editing the footage and actually, I don't mind them.  They're totally battle scars from the stress of this past year but I looked at them closely when I got home and ya know, they're kinda pretty!  They're like sparkly threads from a unicorn's mane.  

I spose I'll end it with that.  I'm a sparkly old unicorn who had a good hair day, turned bad, turned good again.  All's well that ends well, right?  


  1. Your hair looks lovely with a fringe! :) I love how you have so much going on and yet you're still so positive and cheerful, the world needs more people like you :) x

  2. Love your hair Marie! It looks so great on you...

  3. I was having a rubbish day too but watching that lovely video perked me right up indeed!

  4. Let me join your bad day and we can recover together. =) Mine was not as bad as yours but, it still was not enjoyable. Last night I was making dinner. Cutting bell pepper with a dull knife and cut about 1/3 of my pointer fingernail off. My husband and toddlers are not sympathetic. Your bangs look gorgeous! The chinese feast you guys had looked awesome. I'm hungry now!! I hope life gets a little easier and more laid back for you guys soon. XX Kristin

  5. You are adorable, Marie! Love your positive spin to everything :)

  6. I'm glad to see you've kept up with blogging every weekday in January even through all the stress. I hope you bad luck goes way soon!

  7. I think you look great! I agree about welcoming the few grand strands, You worked hard earning them so you might as well appreciate them!

  8. is it bad that I noticed your 2 unicorn hairs..? :)))) I thought it was some kind of an expensive hairdresser's work look amazeballs with your fringe! <3

  9. I love the fringe, it suits you so much! xx

  10. You are such a ray of sunshine!

  11. It looks amazeballs on you!! You amaze me at how resilient and positive you are even on tough days. I admire that about you and always hope to be able to stay as positive as you do during the uck and muck that can be my life. Lots of pep and hugs!

  12. I'm so glad you're embracing your grey hairs! I've always loved silvery grey hair (in high school I desperately wanted to dye my hair the silvery blue color like the old ladies that get their gray tinted, but didn't have the know-how to pull it off). I'm actually looking forward to grey hair because I'm hoping it will suit me more than the blonde I've been dying away for so long

    Shine on, unicorn!

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