Should I put a streak of purple in my hair?
Wait, let me contextualize that for everybody.
Should I - a middle-aged single mom who is already fairly goofy looking and even more fairly insecure about her looks - put a purple streak in my hair?
I love purple. My glasses are purple. My phone case is purple. Many of my favorite items of clothing are purple. My car, Benedict Cumberhatch, would be purple if he were offered in that color. My bedspread is purple, my shower curtain is purple, and I'm currently wearing a purple bra.
|And as far as almost everyone reading this|
knows, my boobs look just like these.
Guys, stop looking at the breasts. Focus.
My point is, I'm 48 years old. I've pretty much reached a place where I can treat my physical presence as some kind of cosmic joke, to which I can provide whatever avant garde, baroque punchline I please. In other words, nobody can convince me that I'm one iota more or less attractive than I believe I am. Because I just don't care how you think I look, as long as I'm OK with how I think I look.
Can you dig it?
|I legit find her so beautiful.|
So if I get a notion to put a purple streak in my standard fluffy chin-length mom-bob, whose business is it, really, but my own?
Other than everyone who has to look at me.
But do I give a flip, as long as I can look at myself and think, "That is a BITCHING purple streak. Yaaasss, queen"?
I think that's how the kids talk. But I don't really care.
|Because bein' purple, like bein' green, is beautiful.|
It's not permanent. It's just hair. And I really, really like purple.
Oh, other considerations are Precocious Daughter's opinion, my semi-conservative engineering firm employer, and my own ability to withstand looks from strangers (which typically freak me the fuck out).
That's the mix, Drunkards.
Do I apply the purple streak?
Or do I leave it to other, way more cool women/moms/bloggers?
If enough of you care to answer, her or on Facebook or on Twitter, I'll go with the majority.
I mean, why not?
Remember, the issue confronting us is this: Chuck Baudelaire - Purple Streak or Hell No?
Thanks for weighing in.