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Just in case you are ever this dumb

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Last Edited: May 15, 2007, 12:27 am

Here is a beauty tip:

In 56 years of being on this fine planet I have never done so many dumb things in one year.  I wish I could take a pill and go to sleep until 2008.

Two weeks ago I poured an entire cup of bleach into my wash with my good clothes, thinking it was detergent.  Okay, so I was busy watching American Idol and dancing to the Bon Jovi songs with a margarita in my hand.  But it wasn't until I smelled that oh so pungent odor and my sinuses began to burn that I screamed "Oh S**t!!"  Well, my slacks and shirts are ruined, and my Welcome to Florida tee now says "Wel  e    lo    da" but I was able to salvage my underwear.  Of course if I'm ever hit by a bus, the nurses in the ER will have a good laugh. Why couldn't I have simply purchased white panties in the first place? 

So what's my latest home disaster?  I was brushing my hair one evening last week before running out to the store and accidentally twisted my styling brush a little too tight around my locks.  Yes, I know that's in violation of the principles of careful coiffuring, but in my many masterful years of proper blow drying, I have never pictured myself sleeping on one side of my head the rest of my life.

After painstakingly picking out the strands with a comb while I winced, a neighbor eventually removed the styling brush (along with much of my hair) leaving a small bald spot. I later read online that saturating the hair in conditioner or vegetable oil will loosen it enough to remove the brush. Being a logical and analytical person,  I would have thought of this before seeking assistance, had I not been more concerned about sending signals to the mother ship as I ran outside in a panic.

So if you ever find yourself with a brush melted to the side of your head, take a breath, stay calm, walk to the kitchen and get the Crisco.  

 

 

Entry #60

Comments

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spy153Comment by spy153 - May 15, 2007, 8:50 am
I'll bet there is never a boring day at your house. Lol, here's to a sense of humor. Cheers.
2.
angelmComment by angelm - May 15, 2007, 11:19 am
Hey, Crisco is also good for dry patches of skin!
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jarasanComment by jarasan - May 15, 2007, 11:28 am
Goodness gracious what a day. Whenever I decide to use bleach on whites, it is inevitable that I splash a drop or two unknowingly on whatever I am wearing when doing the laundry, only to find out a day later little white spots on what I was wearing. That took me about 6-10 years to figure out.
4.
emilygComment by emilyg - May 15, 2007, 1:04 pm
cut your hair short -
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charh20Comment by charh20 - May 15, 2007, 2:45 pm
You are so funny ,,,,,, I needed a good laugh!!!!!!
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Comment by ochoop17 - May 16, 2007, 8:28 am
Lucy , i'm home!!
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Comment by pacattack05 - May 16, 2007, 9:37 am
Baba LOOOOO!!
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justxploringComment by justxploring - May 16, 2007, 10:44 am
Interesting.... I just read 2 more articles on this and salons say this is very common. Clients walk in with styling brushes caught to their hair that sometimes need to be cut off, so I guess the conditioner doesn't always work. Mine was all the way up to the scalp. I actually did think of the oil, but by that time my next door neighbors were gathered around trying to free me. I said, "let me get some hair conditioner" and they just smiled, comforted me, and said "It's okay, it's okay." Very kind people, but they don't speak English and I don't speak Spanish. First time this has happened since I bought this brush about 10 years ago, although I've had a few close calls. I said "throw it away" anyway. Once is enough! I looked as if I had just returned from a carnival and was wearing the cotton candy on my head, so I jumped into the shower and eventually got it untangled and straight again. I'll live. I was able to cover the "bald" area" completely. My hair is so fine and thin now that I need to be careful.

No, Em, I won't cut my hair short...not unless my butt gets larger. Need to look sexy from the back too. LOL   Anyway, this could have happened with short hair. I always used a wooden brush until a friend recommended one of those round black brushes. The package warned "do not wrap hair around brush." (I'm thinking of those warning labels you've posted.) Back to my trusty wood brush with the natural bristles.

Speaking of Lucy, I was thinking of getting a job at a chocolate factory but I don't think I can swallow that fast. LOL (My favorite episode.)   There was a Dick Van Dyke show where Laura bleached her hair blonde that was pretty funny.

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