mad anthony

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Sunday, June 12, 2005


For years, I've wanted to do something crazy with my hair, like dye it blue or bleach it. There has always been something - my Catholic grade and high schools, my rather conservative parents, having to go to job interviews - that has held me back. The other thing that has held me back is the fact that I have incredibly dark brown hair - practically black. So everyone has always told me that I shouldn't even try bleaching it, because it would just turn orange anyway.

I finally have limited excuses. I've been at my job for over 2 years, so I'm fairly sure they won't fire me based on hair color (and if they do, maybe I can argue that hair color, like skin color, is a protected class). I have another month until my grad mba classes start, and my parents are several hundred miles away. Plus, I had a package of Clairol Herbal Essance Maximium Bleach Blond, which was free after rebate at CVS - I used a $2 coupon, so they paid me to buy it. So I decided to ignore the advice and go ahead.

Well, the advice was right. It's kind of orangish, and worse, I missed a big spot on the back-left corner of my head. But the front looks kind of interesting, and it should wash/grow out in 6 weeks or so according to the package. When you think of how many billions of years old the earth is, 6 weeks is like nothing.

And I can say I've bleached my hair. If I was one of those people who made a list of "things to do before I die" I would cross that off.


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