May 22nd, 2008

Don’t forget to enter my Giveaway. You have until midnight Friday night to post your link. And that can be midnight Pacific time, because, really, I’m all fabulous like that.

I was going through my old pictures yesterday because Loralee posted pictures of her various haircuts. Not one of them was particularly embarrassing. And that was just so wrong. I not only had embarrassing hair, but look at the clothes and shoes!

Nowadays, I have so many different looks and body changes that people seem to only recognize me when I speak. Think Marge Simpson’s older sisters. Yes. Like that.

But I do have strange looking pictures of when I was younger. I was a bit surprised to recall that I wore a few wigs back in the day. Who knew?

Age 16, almost 17. Daisies in hair for wedding of my father and mildly amusing OCD stepmother. She was 23. I’m pretty sure we had our hair done professionally for this event. But I wore this do in a less poufy way for quite a while.

This is mildly amusing OCD stepmother’s (MA OCD SM) signature hairstyle for others. Ringlets. It was my prom. Even the ringlets didn’t stop me from getting naked that night. I shudder with embarrassment at the dress. Check out the shoes.

Evidence of the ringlet-making. This would be Dizzee’s first wife the night before their wedding. Nobody looks happy here. Foreshadowing.

And this would be the result. See? MA OCD SM was all about the ringlets. And Dizzee’s bride was all about the boobies, cuz she was knocked up.

This would be me, with hair in rollers night before Dizzee’s wedding. Note how hard I was trying to appear sober and no fun. That’s because I was posing with my father. Totally wasted.

Self-styled hair. Note the prom shoes. Many years later. Hey, I have Sasquatch feet.

I thought I had uploaded the bedhead photo, but instead, I give you the having a poop photo. Any mother with a kid that young never gets to poop alone. Not all husbands document this, however. Especially when his wife is wearing a Superman t-shirt and leather clogs. Notice how he cleverly distracted me with a cute baby before ambushing me with the camera.

I had a fondness for wigs at one time. And apparently, for over plucking my eyebrows.

The wigs got beat up a little. It was fun to wear them drunk, like here.

One more wig and I’ll stop. This was the mighty afro, which Dances With Shrapnel (also in picture) loved. He said:”Oh, Mommy, I love your hair. It’s aaaallllll MESSY.” So cute. He was coming down with chicken pox there.

Then there’s the matching hair. His was real. Mine was a perm.

My 50th birthday. You’d think I would have Photoshopped out the red neck, but you would be so wrong. The hot flash queen. And? It’s close to the cut I had with the daisy hair at 16. Only less poufy.

My green streaks. I really like green streaks. This was taken last summer or the summer before that. I’m old and don’t remember stuff so well anymore.

Thanks, Loralee! That was kind of fun.

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38 Responses to “Hair”

Ree Says:

And you’re such a cutie!

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lceel Says:

You are gorgeous. I would so do you. Well… I would if I wasn’t so old.

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kailani Says:

Love the look back into your style history! I wish wigs were in right now. It would make getting ready in the morning so much easier!

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B'dum B'dum Says:

all these photos look like standard 80s ireland, except we used mop heads cos we couldn’t afford wigs.

christ you mess a lot with your hair though.

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iamthediva Says:

Ohhh my land and stars… that red jumpsuit is the bees frikkin’ knees!!

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Mylifeasmomma Says:

It’s cool about the hairdos. That was a time people were always drunk or high. Or both. So you had to entertain yourselves!!!! LOL

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teeni Says:

OMG – This is such a fun post! You are too cute! Hey – those shoes are starting to look familiar! Were you also wearing them with that burnt orange colored jumpsuit? Hard to tell, cuz your feet aren’t in that photo! LOL. I think a lot of people used to wear wigs back then – too much work to get all those bouffant hairstyles.

teeni Says:

Oh, I tried to get to Loralee’s via your link but I think it’s broke. Feel free to delete this comment when you fix it.

teeni Says:

Me again. How come your comment luv doesn’t luv me? Did I offend it somehow?

Loralee Says:

I LOVE this post. I had WAY more embarrassing photos of my youth, but they were all ruined, so I took what I could.

Frankly, I think that it all just means that I am not particularly hip nor trendy. Sigh.

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Jenny Says:

I love the jumpsuit! And what’s wrong with the prom dress and shoes? I used to play dress up in my mom’s old prom dress. I’ve “modified” all my old prom dresses and homecoming dresses and Wynnie now wears them to play in. I knew they’d come in handy.

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Angella Says:

Holy cow – YOU ARE/WERE beautiful.

I’m pretty happy I finally get to see your face :)

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Jenny Says:

Oh, and I really love you in the b&w photo!

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Talina Says:

Wow, I should post the photo of my mom and dad… My mom had some great 70’s hair in the early 80’s and she was totally wasted in the photo!

You makes wasted look good! :-)

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Old Knudsen soon to be 3 time award winning commenter Says:

Wow, I’m just stunned/shocked. Not about the hair or clothes but I just saw you having a crap and someone thought it was a good idea to take a picture of it. Let me guess yer two boys’ real names are Moonglow and Pirate.

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witchypoo Says:

Heh. I was kinda cute back in the day, but time and body changes humble me now. I have more old embarrassing photos, but this post got long so fast that I had to leave a lot out.
Don’t expect to see photos where you could recognize me now, though. It’s still an anonymous blog.
I have no idea what shoes I was wearing with the red jumpsuit, probably black ones.

Old Knudsen soon to be 3 time award winning commenter Says:

Oh and it isn’t 1980’s Ireland as stated by B Ireland is permantly stuck in the 70’s.

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witchypoo Says:

Oh yeah, and Knudsey, my husband at the time also got out his movie camera for the crapshoot.
Then he took it back to England with him to show all his rellies back home.

teeni Says:

This is a test. This is only a test. This concludes the test of the Teeni versus Comment Luv plug-in at Witchypoo’s site.

I think I see the error of my ways now – and was able to update my info. I don’t know how I missed it before (brain block, possibly). Anyhow…

in the event of a real emergency this signal would have been followed by instructions to bend over and kiss your @ss goodbye. ;)

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Memarie Lane Says:

I’d do this, but all my best haircuts were unphotographed. Funny how that works out, isn’t it? In all the others my hair is just there basically.

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B'dum B'dum Says:

Knudsen, I wasn’t born til the 90s my whole knowledge of Ireland in the 80s is based on Reeling in the Years(unfortunately no one outside Ireland knows what that is; just imagine loads of soon to be de-frocked priests, the pope in Ireland and, as our response to Live Aid, Self Aid!).

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Coast Rat Says:

The images from “back when’ are classic! Great shots! You look so calm in the bathroom shot. Seems like most women would end up saying, “Hey, when I get done here, I’m going to go and get that old rusty knife and do a job on you!” You were/are a very attractive lady. Great post!


Debbie Says:

omg, I love these photos!

just passing through… lol

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schmutzie Says:

You’ve been featured on Five Star Friday:

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Kelley Says:

Day-um you are one hawt mumma.

Must go and raid my mothers photo stash. I grew up in the eighties. ‘Nuff said.

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mp Says:

That was alot of fun! LOL!
I just don’t get the wigs. I remember in the mid to late 70’s both my mom and her sister were in the wig stage..It just seems itchy and HOT..

Minus the red neck the 50 bday pic is AWESOME!
Any streaks in the hair now?

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Sacred Suzie Says:

That is SOME history of hair! I LOVE it! Green streaks rock. I feel much more me with red now. You gotta show who you really are.

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Anni Says:

Flashbacks! I think I managed to match most of your pics in my hair history, except the head was on a chubby chick’s bod. Pictures have disappeared, so instead I remember … what fried perm hair felt like (and how it came out in tufts). My favorite look (and feel) being the “Cousin It” parted down the middle and flowing past the butt. The next best feelin’ hair was the buzz cut when I was doing the macho woman thing. Think of all the products we’ve applied to the follicles over the years! And WIGS!!! I had forgotten. Admitting to a pixie-cut and an afro. Equally horrendous. Your ringlets beat all, m’dear. Maybe I can match them with my “spit curls.” But I think they pale in comparison to those sausages hanging off your young head.

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zoe Says:

man your hot! i was a teen in the 80’s. i had the biggest hair ever. it would take hot pokers in my eyes to ever make me share those pics!

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Goddess in the Groove Says:

I am a hair girl, and your pictures inspire me to share LOL!! I have some good ones too :) .

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The Over-Thinker Says:

I LOVE THESE PHOTOS!!!! The jumpsuit cracked me up–nearly fell off my chair! I totally need to do one of these posts. And I need to buy a jumpsuit.

P.S. You are gorgeous!

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