Don’t Cut Your Hair!

by Sherry Riter in Family,Memory

I have been tagged by Super Mommy To The Rescue. Isn’t that just a cute blog name?!!!

I will join the fun and tag 6 more people…

Your Mission, should you choose to accept it:

    1) Go to your photo files…Select the 6th photo folder
    2) Select the 6th photo in that folder
    3) Post that photo along with the story behind it.
    4) Then challenge 6 blog friends to do the same!

I have to say that I was a little bit in a panic as to what the sixth picture was going to be because I save ALL the pictures that get taken and sometimes, the person in the picture looks…well…not so good…LOL. I guess it is an inherited thing because my daughter has taken a picture of her best friend coming out of a portable potty. Poor Ashley! Very funny, but not really what I wanted my post picture to be!

I got lucky because in my files of my photo section here is my 6th picture:

picture from a hair style book

My hair is below mid back when dried and has soft natural curls. Every four weeks I get it trimmed because the top of my head seems to be a Chia Pet and it doesn’t know not to grow so fast.

My beauty parlor experience is a “Get Away” because I drive an hour to get there, but he is my friend and has been cutting my hair for ten years. It is a nice break from the monotony of “the same city” again, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, I try to make it a family adventure because after I get my hair cut, we can eat out, drive in the country, go to the beach, or just do something that we don’t do every day. I actually look forward to that time with them. I will try to post about my concept (abbreviated CT) for family days tomorrow.

On this particular day, my daughter and husband wanted to sleep in late and skip the trip which means I went alone. After I got there and was waiting my turn, I picked up a magazine that was featuring short hair styles. You’ve seen them before and some of those hair cuts are, well, very undesirable to me. They are cut long on one side and short on the other with varying shades of blue, green, yellow and purple. That just isn’t me. I found this one photo that I thought would be “believable” and sent a text to them both with the photo saying:

    “You know I’m sick of my long hair sometimes, so while I am having the urge, I’m going to have it cut like this today.”

I caused quite a commotion because they both like my hair long. I’ve had it longer since I was eighteen, so the “short hair” pics from the past are not as becoming on me as my long hair. I actually like my hair long, but I wanted them to suffer a little for not coming with me!

They started texting back and I just led them to believe it was cut short in the pictured style until I got back home. I thought it was hilarious. They didn’t. The next hair cut they both went with me and we went to the beach afterwards.

Scare tactics work sometimes.

Now that you’ve heard my funny story, it is now time for me to pick other people to continue the tagging. Have fun!

I am challenging you 6 to tag on:

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 American in Norway June 22, 2009 at 9:35 am

Funny…love that that was your 6th picture… Great story! : )


2 Stacie June 22, 2009 at 5:58 pm

LOL that was your 6th picture. I loved the story behind it!


3 Gamma Sharon June 22, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Too funny! I love that story.
Hope your day is going great.


4 My Cancer Scoreboard June 22, 2009 at 7:59 pm


I Found your blog on the SITS webpage!

I absolutely love your blog and look forward to your future posts!

I wanted to introduce you to my non-profit cancer-support organization – Spirit Jump and also to invite you to our summer fundraising raffle. New prizes every including airline tix, jewelry, grills, snow boards, blankets etc…100% goes to cancer fighting charity 🙂

We look forward to hearing from you and to your future blog posts!!



5 Ashley Ladd June 22, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Knock on wood, I have a great hairstylist right now. It wasn't always so and sometimes I got horrid haircuts.


6 valentine June 23, 2009 at 1:48 am

that is funny!

i love that pick pocket wallet, it's just so funny! LOL thanks for stopping by to say hi, you made my day!


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