One of the Interview Meme Questions got me thinking.
When I thought about the question about whether I'd do anything differently, I focused mostly on big things -- life changing things: choosing career paths and relationships and whether to move or not move. I skipped over the little things.
But I got to thinking about one of the little things. The things I've dithered about for years but never done. Things like piercing that place near the top of your ear, or getting a tattoo, or dying your hair.
For years, I've sort of wanted to pierce that spot at the top of my ear, but can't decide which ear to do it on, and I only want ONE. When I could decide which ear to double pierce, I went for both when I was there, thinking that I could make up my mind over the course of the next week, and pluck out the "wrong" earring and let it heal over. I still have two holes in both ears; I never could choose.
I've dithered about tattoos forever too. I can't decide what I want or where. And tattoos are much harder to undo than extra holes in your earlobes. I may never get that done. I'm too skittish; and when I'm being a lawyer, it's too important to avoid freaking out the judges and the clients.
I've also rather wanted to put bright color streaks in my hair. For twenty five years I wished I was brave enough to have a bright blue streak, or several purple streaks in my hair. It all started in my Physics for Poets class my sophomore year in college. The girl who often sat in front of me had a bright blue lock of hair at the nape of her neck. I thought it was so cool.
I wanted one... but was afraid to get one. Why on earth I'd be afraid to get a bright streak of color in my hair, I don't know. At least not then. Once I'd started practicing law, it was rather clear --- the stuffed shirts at the firm where I worked would not have been impressed. Nor would our clients. But surely, some time in the past 25 years I could have done it? right?
Half an hour later, we got this
Not quite as bright as I'd expected/hoped... but who knows what will happen when it gets into the sunlight! .....We'll see how it plays out when it's fully dry..
I waited several hours....
and got this:
I don't know about you, but to me... that's not reading purple...
Let's take a closer look:
I'm not impressed. I mean, if I'm going to have a midlife crisis and make my hair purple, I want to be able to see the purple...
So, Friday, Loreal and I had another little chat.
Okay, not screaming purple... but much better ... people can even see the purple now.
Especially in the sunlight.
Well, most people... not DH, who didn't notice when he got back to town last night. (He'd even been warned that purple hair might be in the offing, and that I wasn't going to tell him -- he was supposed to notice). I'll pretend it's because it was dark.
Now... back to the Joy Socks,
for which I'd LOVE to have a test knitter. I need someone prepared to knit fast fast fast (sorry) to see if my pattern works for other brains the way it works for me. That way I can get the corrections in (assuming they need to be made), before Just Our Yarns prints up umpteen copies.