Hello, New Friend

I’ve been getting gray hairs. Front and center, wiry little buggers. For a little while I was pulling them out. Actually, I had a gray hair and I showed the girls and J pulled it out. Another day, J noticed a gray hair and said, “Ewww. . .  you should pull that out.” And then she followed it up with, “But pretty soon if you keep pulling them out, you might be bald.” Nice.

The other day I had a new long gray hair that stood straight up in the midst of all the other normal-colored hair. It just seemed so bold and spunky that I felt a little burst of affection for the new hair, and in a fit of narcissism I decided to take a picture of it. But I’m not too good at auto-photography. Here’s what I came up with:




I’m not making any promises that I’m swearing off future hair coloring or anything. But for the moment, at least, I’m not going to let J get her mitts on this one.


  1. Heather

    I love it! I thought about pulling mine out, but then decided that I and everyone else is just going to have to get used to it. A gradual change is easier to deal with hopefully. I love that you are smiling at it – so cute!

  2. suzanne

    Katie, I’ve been coloring my hair for so long I don’t know what my natural color is!! What I do know is that I have LOTS of gray…white is more accurate. Tried to let it go “natural” a few times, but it made me look old/older ): I admire women who can avoid coloring their hair, I wish I was one of them!!!! If the gray hairs really bother you, use one of the semi-perminant colors…they wash out in about 12 to 24 shampoos! Katie, you’re beautiful no matter what color your hair is…! Love, Aunt Sue

  3. @Lisa: bee-yotch! @Heather & suzanne: thank you, ladies! I’ve been doing sun-in for a couple of years now b/c I’m just that cheap/lazy/vain! We’ll see what happens as it get more challenging. . . .

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