Thursday, May 22, 2008

Locks of Love and Kitchen Matches

Hair brings one's self-image into focus; it is vanity's proving ground. Hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices. ~Shana Alexander

I suppose I should try for cleverer titles to my blog posts, but... hey... I'm a "tell it like it is" kinda gal.

First off, I couldn't stand my hair any more, so I donated again. It's a little (okay A LOT) shorter that I wanted it, but it's such a relief. All you folks who say you want thick, curly hair? You have NO idea... I have so much hair that my head hurts all the time when my hair is long. I was headache free yesterday for the first time in MONTHS.

My hairdresser tied up my hair in a ponytail to cut it -- yes it's UBER frizzy because she brushed it. You can't brush curly hair without dire consequences.

Then she started cutting just above the rubber band. And she cut, and cut and cut. And changed hands and cut from the other side. And cut, and cut, and cut. Finally, she stopped, laughed and said, "I need a hacksaw!"

She did finally cut off the required ten inches. And left me with this:

And so, I start the cycle over again. Well, maybe not. I may keep it short. We'll see how it goes, because it really does feel fabulous. To be honest, I barely care how it looks!


I've been haunting my author page at Samhain, waiting to see the "coming soon" cover for "Kitchen Matches". Today, lo and behold, it is UP!!! Now I know my exact release date: August 12th. YAY!

My second round edits are done, and the manuscript is headed for a FLE (Final Line Editor). The cover is being drafted and I'm interested to see what the artist comes up with.

In the meantime, why don't you head over and see what the blurb whiz at Samhain came up with (from my lame attempts at writing a blurb) -- click here.

What do you think?


You know Murphy...? Of "Murphy's Law"...? Yeah, me, too. In fact, I met him yesterday. I'd mentioned on Monday that my cucumbers that I'd planted from seed well over two weeks ago hadn't peeked their little heads above ground, right? Well, today I looked all over the place until I finally found the type I wanted -- a little expensive, and each plant was in its own little pot (no cute, inexpensive six-packs for me... oh no). I bought six plants. I was so relieved to find them I almost cried.

You know what's coming, right? Yep. I got home and brought my new plants over to where I'd been keeping the dirt and peat pots that hadn't grown into cucumber plants. Since THE MORNING plants grew. Only two so far, and they really aren't even above ground, just the upside down "U" of the stem just beginning to emerge.

But, darn it... they're growing. It may be that I'll have twelve cucumber plants in my garden this year. Anyone want some?


What Your Fridge Says About You

You like to be surrounded by things you love. You aren't exactly greedy, but you can be materialistic at times.

You tend to be a fairly thrifty person. You splurge occasionally, but you're mostly a saver.

You are a very adventurous person. You love to try new things, and you get bored very easily.

You are responsible, together, and mature. You act like an adult, even when you don't feel like it.

You are likely married, possibly with kids.

Okay, yeah... except for that new things part, I'm good with this.


Allie Boniface said...

Like the blurb - and LOVE the hair!!

Judy Thomas said...

I love the hair too.. but you knew that. Of course, now it's time for all new author pictures :-)

And... I have some great pickle recipes...just sayin'...

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the short look!


Misty said...

LOVE the hair!!! Adorable. i deal with Frizzy too, at times. HATE IT!!!!

Brandy said...

The hair looks fabulous! How long does it take your hair to grow?

YAY! Kitchen Matches has a definite release date!

Have a great day!

Dru said...

I like the blurb and I love your short hairdo.

I can't wait for the release of this book. Hmm, I didn't notice, but will this be available in print?

You don't need a lot of stuff to be happy. There isn't a greedy bone in your body.

What Your Fridge Says About You

You are a very thrifty person. You don't like to waste money... or food.

You don't tend to be a very adventurous person, but you do surprise everyone now and then. You have a bit of a wild side.

You try to be responsible, but you don't always succeed. Your heart is in the right place though.

You are likely single - and spending many nights alone at home.

Have a good Thursday.

Michele said...

I snagged this quiz. My results were so not me, they were funny!
Love to have some cukes..send them my way!

Melissa said...

I love the haircut! Now you just have to show us from the front ;P

I have straight hair. With my new 'do I still have to use a straightening iron. I'd love to have natural curls even it frizzed!

Ceri said...

Your hair looks terrific from the back! I wouldn't really mind mine that short but I don't have those curls. Maybe a perm.... Just got my DD's hair cut. She didn't quite have enough to donate though, but it looks so much better!

The blurb sounds terrific. Can't wait to see the cover!

Going camping this weekend. Pray for me

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

The back of your hair looks great!