Sunday, November 13, 2011

Older and Wiser

10 years ago, feeling cooped up and angsty from too much book report writing, I had the urge to do something drastic... 

Being young, I dyed my hair a bright color.

10 years later, feeling cooped up and angsty from too much National Science Foundation grant application writing, I again had the urge to do something drastic...


Being much older, I dyed my hair a subtle color.
Ah, wisdom.

What do you do when you feel this way? 
Sometimes I rearrange my furniture or leave a note for a stranger.

9 comments:

  1. I often go on major cleaning campaigns when school work is weighing me down. I love the immediate results cleaning brings, especially when the work is slow going.

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  2. Your (hot) red hair was super cute.

    it reminded me of kate winslet in eternal sunshin.

    xoxoxo

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  3. I love this post!! And I love your hairs! haha!

    *I usually like to go for a long walk or do some sort of exercise. Cleaning also does the trick.

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  4. LOVE your hair. Hot stuff. Your old (super red) hair was awesome! You look like Lilu from the 5th element!

    I totally rearrange everything, put up new art work, make new artwork or bake something very out of the norm.

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  5. I'm kind of into the bright color...though the subtle color looks great on you.

    I tend to cut my hair off or rearrange things.

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  6. Once I got a new job after 5 years at another place. Another time I pierced my nose.

    That's a bout it. The two most dramatic things I ever did for need of change. Most of the time I just hold my breath and wait for things to "smooth out". But I usually need more catharsis than just that. Dying my hair has tempted me many times, but I've never had the courage.

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  7. I dye my hair too! Actually I dyed my hair on Wednesday and the color is similar to yours - a red/black/purple sort of color. I wish it was more purple, but c'est la vie.

    When I'm antsy, I also will take Kendel for a walk or cook!

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  8. I am a hair-color addict...however, my husband recently commented that he doesn't know what my natural hair color is...I told him that neither do I...and so I promised him I would grow it out. Can I just tell you that it is REALLY HARD!!!!???? I have Manic Panic cotton candy pink IN MY BATHROOM CLOSET!! And bleach!!! Gaaaah!!!
    Also, you are gorgeous. And I think my hair was that same orangey red , but it was like 15 years ago.

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