Monday, January 30, 2012

Big.Huge.Mirror.


My worst nightmare - - sitting in front of a HUGE mirror with my eyes taped open and no way to escape.  Just the thought of it makes me want to scream.    But it happened (well, not the eye taping thing).  This morning.  I really had no choice.  Well, actually I guess I did.  I could choose to continue looking like an escapee from the 70s . . . OR . . . I could sit in front of a Big. Huge. Mirror. and get my hair cut.  Before I made that choice, I looked in a mirror.  I looked with only one eye open (and it was squinting) and I was trying to aim for the neck up.  It just took one quick glance in that evil mirror and I knew I had to do it.  So, I took a big girl pill.   And I sat in front of that Big. Huge. Mirror.   I sat there for an hour.   I averted my eyes.  I closed my eyes.  I wished my eyes had been taped SHUT.   I tried to find my happy place.   And then . . . it was finally over.  I glanced in the mirror trying only to look at the hair.   It looked awesome.  I loved it.  I guess the moral of this story is that sometimes we have to do hard things that we don't want to do.  And sometimes hard things turn out good.   So, was it worth sitting in front of the Big. Huge. Mirror??   Yes!   Will I do it again?  Yes!!   Do I still hate it?  Yes!!  Because - - Mirrors.Are.Evil.

posted July 2011

14 comments:

  1. Oh, jeez. Thanks for reminding me of ANOTHER reason I hate salons. ;)

    Glad it worked out well for you, though.

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  2. I just hung a mirror ;)

    At the salon, at least they drape you in a big teepee type thing which makes it easier to just look at your hair :)

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  3. I get my hair cut about once every 6 months, but when I do, I pretend that I am being interviewed on television and practice my fetching smile.

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    1. :) I will have to remember that the next time!

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  4. I always keep my eyes closed when I get a hair cut .. I am not afraid of the mirror, I just want to be surprised

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  5. Many years ago, I started an aerobics class with some friends. Yup, a whole room with mirrors for walls. Ack! I got very good at watching the instructor the whole time.

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    1. Mirrors are the reason why I cut my own hair for so many years! hate them!

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  6. I thank God the world is fuzzy without my glasses. I can sit in front of the mirror and not be bothered. Nothing is recognizable!

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  7. scales are even worse than mirrors !
    fun story

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  8. I have a mirror that is trained to remain steamed up, and a scale with no batteries in it. I can stand on it all morning, and not get disappointed. I also have a large bucket of sand, for convenience, when it comes to hiding anything in it, that I feel needs a change of scenery, like my head.

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