Faking it for the Whole Wide World

What do you do when your hair, which–once upon a time–looked like this…
…suddenly morphs into a swamp-thing version of its past life (like this:)?



I’ll tell you what I do. First, I realise that the reason my hair looks so awful is because in my Junior year of high school (Grade 11, Canadians!), I decided to turn my mousy, undescriptive hair into a luscious blond, and have never looked back.

Second, I come to terms with the fact that I am now married and someone in the world (read: Poor Kyle) actually notices where my (read: his) money goes.

Thirdly, I realise that perhaps the reason I was so poor as a single gal was because I spent so much money on the upkeep of my hair.

Fourthly, I scratch the “thirdly,” because I realise that for the past five years, I have only spent money to have my hair done twice. All the other times, my dear friends Raygon or Lindsey have done it. For free.

Fifthly, I curl up in a writhing ball at the thought of where all my money actually did go all those years. Carne Asada burritos and QT Taquitos, that’s where…

And sixthly, I invest in a whole lot of these…


[And, okay…I didn’t actually buy them recently. I collected them when I was single and friv-o-less. But it’s handy to have them now that I’m too cheap to get my hair done again…]

…And cross my fingers that the rest of the world won’t realise how I’m trying to pull the wool over their eyes.

p.s. See my window treatments in the background? I made them all by myself:

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I'm Camille. I have a butt-chin. I live in Canada. I was born in Arizona. I like Diet Dr. Pepper. Hello. You can find me on Twitter @archiveslives, Facebook at facebook.com/archivesofourlives, instagram at ArchivesLives, and elsewhere.
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13 Responses to Faking it for the Whole Wide World

  1. Anonymous says:

    red window treat good
    k’s taking that last pic in a mirrow?
    i do the upturned right side question mark on face too. are you a lefty?
    love wool.
    please kanoodle me a sweater.

  2. Geneva says:

    very beautiful window treatments

  3. Mymsie says:

    Mmm, I can relate. If only a buzz cut was flattering for my face shape. ;)

    If you’re looking for a new ‘do, this is a fun tool.

    (Linked here from Moosh)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Millie,

    Oooohhh!!! I LOVE the window treatments, and I’m TOTALLY impressed that you did them all by yourself! And I LOVE the sconce. It looks so fancy and Worthingtonish. I think you should take pictures of your whole house and post them so I can see all your beautiful updates!!

    Nadell

    P.S. Check your e-mail for a surprise…

  5. Anonymous says:

    haha- i feel for you, i really do. i’m wondering what your hair would look like its natural color. you wouldn’t have to worry about roots anymore- always a pain

  6. Lindsey Burnham says:

    GOOD NEWS!!!!! You’re coming down again in a couple weeks and I shall do your hair then! You will be problem free (as far as hair is concerned) for another 6 weeks.

  7. Raygon says:

    come see me anytime for another hair fixing free of charge…you would just have to spend like $600 on gas, thats all.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I’m sure PK would willingly pay any amount of money to have your movie star hair back again.

  9. Mikelle says:

    Haha…this post made me laugh. My hair has gone down hill since marriage. In fact, my general appearance has gone down…why get dressed when I am home for the day? Anyway, I ended up going back to my natural hair color so I wouldn’t have to do the maintenance on the blond. I just couldn’t get down to Mesa often enough…

  10. Anonymous says:

    no new post?

  11. Kathryn says:

    Just don’t do what my sister Karyn did. She had a cute little hair-cut before she got married. Then she got married and needed to save money so she went to “Snip-n’-Clip” to get it updated. NEVER go to a place called “Snip-n’-Clip.” She cried and cried. Even all of us sisters, making a special trip to Ulta to by product could not save it. She had to great her husband that night with a bag on her head.

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