Photos for Somer @ VedgedOut

Most people who follow my blog [all fifty of you] probably think my hair is long because of my Gravatar. That particular photo was taken the evening before my haircut in May 2011.  I have had long hair my entire life until 2008 when I decided to cut it short.  Initially, I had liked the cut but then I became unhappy with the style of the cut. In turn, I had spent the latter part of 2009 and all of 2010 growing my hair long…again…which is  no easy feat let-me-tell-you!

After having painstakingly grown my hair, I became inspired to cut it all off – yet  again, only this time with a new stylist recommended to me by my friend AMF.  AMF made an appointment for me, which piggy-backed onto her appointment. I arrived at the salon armed with a sundry of photographs. Long story short, my stylist chopped off my hair and I walked out happy — feeling free of the negative energy that had embedded itself in my hair after 6 months of being *sick*.  Since that day, I have had many iterations of short haircuts.

Last week, Somer posted a comment to this post stating that she thought the Jean Seberg Pixie cut would look “absolutely flattering” on me.  When I told her I had been sporting a pixie since May 2011, Somer reminded me that I need to update my Gravatar.  I explained in my response that I need to have a decent picture taken in order to do so.

Sooooooo, like… have you ever tried to take a picture of yourself?  Not easy, right? Have you ever tried to take a picture of yourself with your iPhone? Again, no easy feat. I know others have done it, as I’ve witnessed it via their blogs, but I’ll be damned if I have those same skills.

Moving on…

Yesterday I had a hair appointment after work.  Armed with my Jean Seberg photo I settled in for my haircut.  I had full intentions of  asking my stylist for a photo-op, but realizing the time, I had to dash to catch my train.  Upon arriving home, I proceeded to remove my jewelry when I remembered I needed a photo for Somer.  Shit! I literally said, “Shit!” while standing in my kitchen.  At that moment, I grabbed my iPhone and attempted to take some horrifying pictures of me with my pixie haircut.

Here’s the first photo. Nightmare, right? Blurrrrrrrrrrsville.

Haircut 3 4 2013_bad photo

Photo #2 isn’t much better.

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Neither is Photo #3

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and lastly, Photo Op #4 (barf!)

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I was ready to give up. But then…well… I decided to try one more time and Voila!  I finally nailed it. I finally capture the perfect shot!

Ready for it?


Sammy 3 4 2013

Don’t I look good? Ha!


Actually, Sammy was so jealous of the fact I was taking photos of myself ( instead of him) that he insisted on getting in on the action.  Natch!

So Somer my dear, as much as I tried to take a decent photo so as to update my Gravatar, the entire concept has proven futile.

These grainy photos do not do my pixie justice.  Granted my hair is much darker (and curlier) than Ms. Seberg but the general style concept is there.

Oh and in case you are wondering why I’m not showing some teeth. Well kiddies, it is because 2 weeks ago I got braces (!) and the last thing I want is a smile full of metal captured for everyone in the Blogosphere to see. Don’t misunderstand, I’m totally psyched about having braces but that does not mean I want everyone to have a picture they can torture me with for all eternity.


Have a good day everyone!


17 thoughts on “Photos for Somer @ VedgedOut

    • Thanks!!!! 🙂 That means a lot. Wished I had cut it this way years ago.

      BTW, I cannot believe I’m going to be 46 this month!

  1. Girl!!! You are absolutely beautiful!!!! And hilarious to boot! I had a (very bleach blonde) pixie cut for years when I was in my 20’s. I LOVED it! You totally rock the look! xx

    • Awe shucks! Thanks Somer.

      I do find it amusing that I waited until I was in my 40s before chopping off all of my hair. I guess, prior to that, I must have viewed my hair as some sort of security blanket.

      Most men I know tell me men do not like short hair on women (the only compliments I ever receive are from other women or gay men). Finally, one day I reached the end of my rope and said to one particular guy, “Well that’s what is so great about being in my 40s. I no longer view men worthy of heroic worship and could give a rat’s fuzzy butt-hole what you MEN think of my HAIR!” He never said a word after that. Ha-Ha!

      Bleached blonde Pixie, eh? That must have looked so bad ass!

  2. Your short hair cut looks fabulous. I’ve done the opposite as you – had really short hair for years and now wear it long. It grew like a weed when I was pregnant and is now half way down my back. I’d like to think I look like Cher in the late 60s but that’s probably wishful thinking, haha! You look great in these shots – nice to see an updated photo 🙂

    • Thanks! 🙂

      Wow! That is some seriously long hair. You and Somer both have long hair. Sometimes, very fleetingly, I miss my long hair but whatever… it was time for a change. I don’t know if I’ll keep it this short forever — then again, who knows. Right? Right. 😉

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