by baldilocks

grayfro
Not my hair

Originally composed on June, 27, 2010

I’ve been having my hair cut/head shaved every two weeks for about twenty years now.  However, every so often I decide to let my hair grow just for grins.  Three weeks ago, I made that decision yet again and I have a very tiny TWA.  (Short-and-curly has a different connotation to me than it does to most other people.)  This time, however, something was different.

Yesterday, I was hand-washing dishes in my great-aunt’s kitchen.  The house is old-school, almost eighty years in existence.  (We’ve even had to add electrical outlets because it was built when electricity was as new and rickety as iPhones are now [contemporaneous]).  Anyway, over the sink is a medicine chest with a mirror, along with a light which shines down on the head of whomever is standing at the sink.  As I washed dishes, I happened to look at my new growth of hair and guess what!

There is a whole frickin’ lot of salt in my used-to-be unadulterated pepper.

See you tomorrow, my beloved barber.

*****

2014: In the last three months, I’ve allowed my hair to grow again—not so baldilocks anymore. It’s an inch long. When I composed the original post, I wasn’t completely honest. I was under a lot of stress at that time and wasn’t taking care of my rather fragile hair properly. So it was breaking off, and I began shaving my head again.

Well, I’m under a lot of stress again, but, this time, I’m treating my hair and the rest of my body well and they are responding, but, Holy Toledo! My hair is a full-on salt-and-pepper team. (Some of you all are used to this, but my 72-year-old mom didn’t start going gray until the last five years.) But, I’m going to let it grow this time.

So, should I dye it?

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2009; the second edition in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2015.

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Just a reminder to all those still defending the president as a great leader:

Before Barack Obama ran for president the Democrat Party had 49 seats in the Senate and two independents who caucused with them giving them control.

After four elections where Barack Obama was either on the ballot or President of the United States Democrats have 44 seats with two independents who caucus with them to make 46 .

Before Barack Obama ran for president the Democrat Party had 233 seats in the House of Representatives and control of the House.

After four elections where Barack Obama was either on the ballot or President of the United States Democrats have 188 seats with three seats still to be decided.

That means that since Barack Obama ran for president the number of Democrats in the senate has dropped by 8.97% and the number of Democrats in the House has dropped by 8%

Barack Obama promised to fundamentally transform America, whatever else he might have done, he certainly transformed the congress.

 

 

Today DaTechguy returns to DaRadio as guest as old friend Mike Wade of Conservatively Speaking invites me & Joe Mangiacotti to talk Ferguson & post election 2014 at 7 AM EST on WCRN AM 830.

You can listen live here.

My new show on Catholic Radio has not premiered yet but I’ll be keeping you informed.