The Friday Five

The Friday Five1. Is your hair naturally curly, wavy, or straight? Long or short?
It's naturally straight, with weird kinks in it. I think rather than being natural, the kinks come from me tucking wet hair behind my ear and the hair drying into that shape. Either that or London. I suppose it's naturally long, but I cut it so it won't be.

2. How has your hair changed over your lifetime?
When I was young, my hair was a sort of pixie/bowl cut. Like Susie Derkins from Calvin & Hobbes, although I'm not sure why she's the first person who comes to mind.

Then I convinced my mom to let me grow it out, so for a while I still had the short bangs, but a long back. Sort of a hideous girl-mullet. Let us not think about 4th grade anymore.

Then I lost the bangs and went through a period where my very fine hair was too long, so it was too stringy. In order to combat this, I would braid my wet hair at night and wake up in the morning with a sort of home body-perm, so my hair would be wavy. Unfortunately, I was an idiot and would then brush it, so I just had this pile of frightening frizz.

When I went to France the first time, I got my hair cut and the bangs came back in a sort of face-framing short do. I thought I looked like Scully from the X-Files, but I didn't. I would curl it under every day, probably excessively

I pretty much kept that style for years, although I got lazy about the curling and the length went up and down. Now I have a sort of do with some razoring or something where it's pretty short, but shorter on top than on the bottom. And with kinks.

I really ought to share pictures, but I haven't any scanned. Perhaps later.

3. How do your normally wear your hair?
Air-dried with kinks. Sometimes in pigtails, although it's a bit short for that at the moment.

4. If you could change your hair this minute, what would it look like?
It would have body and lovely curls and be darker but more reddish as well. My curls would be described as "tousled" by my many admirers. Actually, that's what I look like in my head. It's always a shock when I look in the mirror and see that mousey straight-haired specimen.

5. Ever had a hair disaster? What happened?
Um... see question 2 for a long list of them. Actually, when I was in Jewelry & Design class in high school, the strikers on the blowtorches didn't work very well, so I once (I like to say "once" for storytelling's sake, but really I think it was twice) built up a huge cloud of gas, finally managed to ignite it, and singed my bangs and eyebrows. I didn't even realize anything had happened until I pushed my bangs off my forehead and they actually came off.

srah - Friday, 20 June 2003 - 9:33 AM
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Comments (5)

gravatar katie - June 20, 2003 - 10:27 AM -

Ew. That makes it sound like you had leprosy.

gravatar srah - June 20, 2003 - 10:29 AM -

All the cool kids have leprosy.

gravatar srah - June 20, 2003 - 12:26 PM -

Problem: Whenever I put an image in my blog-post, it doesn't show up in most browsers. The text wraps around it, but it's invisible. I think this has something to do with CSS positioning, but I don't know what. HELP HELP HELP!

gravatar Cheryl - June 20, 2003 - 12:50 PM -

You and Ro were the Masters of Setting Your Hair on Fire.

gravatar alfie - June 20, 2003 - 1:19 PM -

When I was in Jewelry & Design, no one singed hair off. We obviously had more talent than you. Actually, if you still have that necklace and earrings that I made you, you could look and see how very talented I am. Trivial Pursuit pie pieces for Srah!!!!

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