Sunday, May 18, 2008
Keep Your Dreams
Thanks to Steve and Claire who both mentioned this wonderful webcomic to me on the same day, in a strange act of synchronicity. Not that I'm sure I actually believe in synchronicity. Anyway. Keep your dreams, don't sell your soul.
So yesterday I went to the hairdressers and got them to stick red bits in my hair. I've wanted to do something like it since I was a kid (I experimented with spray on dye in my teens, and again more recently when I sprayed it black to go emo for a night), but I never did it permanently. At uni I regularly shaved all my hair off to try and make myself look a bit older. Now it's grown out cos I want to look younger! I toyed with the idea when I was going out with the ex, cos she often did crazycool things with her hair, but I never got round to it. And when we split, I decided I couldn't do it then because people would think I was only doing it cos I'd been dumped or whatever. So, with the sun finally appearing and a plethora of music festivals coming up, I thought now was the right time. And back we go to the hairdressers...
"So, what were you thinking of?"
"Um. I don't know really. I've never dyed my hair before. I just want red bits in it. You know. Sort of mixed in with my normal hair colour, here and there. I think."
"Riiight, ok. Here are some of the natural red shades we've got..." She shows me various auburn tones.
"No, I mean red red. Pillbox red. Like this!" I point to the bracelet I bought at Radio 1's Big Weekend the Saturday before for a pound. The bracelet that leaves red rings around my wrist every time I wear it, like I've suffered a particularly savage chinese burn.
"Ah, ok. Are you sure? I mean, we have fashion colours like this..." She flicks to the page with various garishly bright colours that just scream late-20's crisis to me. Now we're talking. Amongst them is red red.
"Yes! Perfect! That one! Definitely!"
"Er, are you sure?"
And so, after she checked several more times that I was absolutely sure I really wanted to go through with it, she did all the painting and foiling jazz. And I was just sat their grinning, like an idiot. AND IT LOOKS SO COOL!
So glad I went for it. This is going to be an interesting week!
Seeing Spiritualized on Tuesday, and I get a little ripple of excitement going down my spine every time I think about it. One of my all time favourite bands. And the new single sounds just perfect. Yay!
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