Monday, May 4, 2009

Hard Times Are Killin Me


Since the big economic crash hit and I have lost half my life savings, I have given up a lotta things. Important things like my cleaning lady, lobster, new clothes, Crown Royal, Irish Mist, decent beer and a whole lot more.

The other day, my sister looked at me and said "Good grief Char, you need a frost..really bad" (she's subtle that way). I still have my hairdresser cut my hair, but tonight I decided to frost it myself and save some money. I got all the supplies, but forgot the plastic shower cap. You would die laughing if you could see me right now. I am now sitting here with golden stripes (actually they're still kinda orange right now) under a WalMart bag. It IS NOT a pretty sight. Surely this means I have hit rock bottom!

If this shit doesn't turn blond real soon I am really gonna be pissed. I'm tellin you these hard times are killin me.

23 comments:

Rikkij said...
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Rikkij said...

Char, where's the pics, Hon? be a sport. Time to find an ABC near you! ~rick

Miss Ginger Grant said...

Honey- I'll starve befure I give up my cleaning lady or my standing appointment at the hairdressers! A girl's gotta have boundaries!

2writehands said...

I've also cut back on professional hair color. But I'm to chicken to try it myself, so I just try to extend the time between visits. My roots are horrible. :)

Beth said...

I couldn't help it, Char...I chuckled at the image of the Walmart bag! But you know what? I bet it will turn out fine. Plastic is plastic, right? I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Char said...
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Char said...

Rick - Trust me, you DO NOT want to see a picture of that. I really did consider taking a pic but came to my senses before posting. My balls are just not THAT big!

Ms G.- I know, could be that I overstepped my boundries this time.

Em - It's not so bad (except for the WM bag). Only it is damn hard to pull the hair through in the back. And, the reverse image in a mirror can be quite confusing.

Beth - You know, it's not really too bad....IF I don't go out in the daylight hours or in well lit areas. Color looks kinda like a hooker's dream. Just kiddin, it actually did turn out okay.

Cowguy said...

Priceless!

Don't tell anyone, but I color my wife's hair for her.

Just call me Yace...

Indigo said...

I know this isn't funny...oh hell, yeah it is. I can't help but chuckle thinking of you with a Wal-mart bag over your head. I would assume the orange color might of been from the weird tint to the Wal-Mart bag? Glad to know it turned out ok. I've been coloring my own hair for years. When you go almost pure gray in your early twenties, you learn quickly. Professional haircolorist would of cost me a fortune by now. (Hugs)Indigo

mo.stoneskin said...

Decent beer?

You can get decent beer real cheap if you look hard...dont give up decent beer!

beachmom15 said...

Char!!! OH MY.. too funny... that is one thing I have not given up.. is the hairdresser. I've never had a cleaning lady and since I've been on a diet, I'm not drinking...but I drink cheap beer!! LOL.. have a great day.
Lisa (lisita15)
http://beachmom15.blogspot.com/

Sandcastle Momma said...

Damn, no lobster, Crown or a hair dresser? That is rough LOL
We tried Keystone Light not too long ago (30 pack for $12) and it wasn't too bad. It's made by Coors and tastes a lot like a regular Coors.
Good luck with the hair! I understand no pics during the process but show us one of the finished product.

Woman in a Window said...

I'm sorry Char, I'm laughing. Trust me, it could be worse. Hopefully now that you've finished your hair, it could be a lot worse. Did it all turn out alright?

bernthis said...

I don't care if I have to eat beans every day for the rest of my life I would never trust me to do my own hair. You are a brave soul my dear

DB said...

We all want to see you with the WalMart bag on your head. Didn't you get a photo? DB

Maria said...

I had a maid before my daughter was born, when I lived in a condo and was a 60 hour a week workaholic.

Now, when I REALLY need one, we can't afford it!

♥ Braja said...

Oh come on, we wanna SEE.

You're gorgeous, Char...truly...:)

I loved this. Sorry but I'm laughing :))

Simplicity said...

Awww poor heart! If it's any consolation, I've always cut my own hair! And my daughter's! I've never used a walmart bag, but mostly because I can barely afford the cost of frosting at home! Show us the results...please!

Soda and Candy said...

Frosting...

Giiiiiiirrrrrrl, now I know you are a true Southern Lady.

; )

MyMaracas said...

I sympathize with the cutbacks. But I do want to see the photos. Thanks for the laugh!

tricia said...

This blog is the most refreshing I've read in a long time. Thanks for the laugh.

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