Sunday, June 12, 2011

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Housewife

The above photograph is of Kate Winslet starring in her role as Clementine is the surrealistic film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. One fun motif in the film is Clementine's frequently-changing technicolor hair.

The above picture is of Muriel, the Disney princess more readily identified by her bright red hair than the fact that her lower body is piscene. She is a cartoon.

What do these characters have in common? The same thing they share with me: surrealistic, cartoonish, unnaturally red hair.

The above photo is of me yesterday. I bought henna because, based on my consultation of the internet, I thought it would be good for my hair and might infuse it with a reddish cast. It sounded like good, clean, herbal fun.

I should have known to take herbs seriously after the cohosh incident.

The instructions indicated that the henna could be left on the hair for 2-4 hours, which affirmed my belief that it must not be too potent (otherwise, they would give a more specific timeframe, I assumed).

Thankfully, the box also provided some assurance. "The hair may appear to be a very bright color at first, but will fade to a natural shade of red in 3-4 days."

I hope they're serious, but I'm trying to be cheerful. See?

In other news, in trying to avoid an allergic reaction to latex, I forewent the gloves included in the henna kit and gave myself an oompa loompa hand. My hand has faded now to an almost-normal shade, so hope springs eternal for my hair. The baby is included in the shot for contrast as well as to make this post more enjoyable for my mother.


Cherie Farnes and Chris Foster said...

Oh Amy, you crack me up. I've been thinking about going red as well. Do you have any left over henna?
BTW I it's Ariel not Muriel.

CK said...

Haha, I LOVE the cartoon hair! Looks healthy. I can't believe how much your hair has grown- I don't see you a lot in person so it seems like just yesterday your hair was boy-short.
And yes, your boy is ADORABLE! I wish I could see him in person. I bet you are the best breast-feeding, cuddly loving Mom ever!

Oh and ya, Ariel. I didn't think Muriel sounded just right but I went with it until I read the last comment.

Liz Johnson said...

I think your hair is adorable... but your hand is terrifying. At least your hair isn't green, right?

Jen said...

I like the color. It's nice to have something exciting in life, and that hair color is definitely very exciting. I applaud your good attitude.

Maybe Ryan was thinking of Ariel's sister, who performs witchcraft? Isn't there a famous witch named Muriel somewhere? Or is he an Anne of Green Gables fan, because I'm pretty sure Ms. Stacy's first name was Muriel.

Kelsey said...

Good thing there are no big family events like weddings coming up... Oh wait... Just kidding, because I actually think it looks awesome. Now just wash it with some mane n tail and life will be great.

Tree Peeps said...

I actually like how your hair turned out. It's a fun red!

I was just in Utah for a few days visiting Candice... I wish I had had time to see you - it has been a while and I would love to see your Forrest again. I guess next time I'll see you I'll have a little child, too! Happy Summer!

Zillah said...

booty and grace. i adore it!

jackie said...

I'm not sure if anything could be more enjoyable for your mother- XO, Mom

missy. said...

I love the hair! I hope it hasn't faded even one little bit!

Link said...

Baby they are really looks sooooo cute and nice. Will never feel get boring to watch their natural face and smiling. Nice blog Amy. I think I must learn much about how to create a nice blog like yours.
BTW please do kindly to visit and be my friend at my blog., I'm from Indonesia and I'm very new to blog world. Thank you Amy. God bless.