this is me now



20 years ago I colored my hair cotton candy pink----by accident----and I loved it....since then I have been on a journey searching for that hair color again.....i tried to re-create my mistake---to no avail....and I'm not afraid of color---for sure....i've had blue, purple, hot pink, orange, blood red and auburn hair over the years....always wishing it was cotton candy pink. I understand pink is not one of the colors God intended for us to have for hair....something for Him & I to discuss in the future....I dont have a show for 2 months, so now is the PERFECT time to continue my search.
I hate the mall. Really....hate it. But I went to the mall find pink hair dye....I've tried Sally's Beauty Supply....I've tried a couple of different kinds.....never the right one.....I ask strangers where they get their hair color----but its usually permanent ( and I dont do permanent)... but I went to the mall in search of cotton candy. I walked into Hot Topic---pretty sure I dont fit their demographic....but i walked up to the multi-pierced little girl at the cash register and asked her about hair color...she jumped at the chance...they have temporary (wash-in/wash-out) color---but i cant be bothered with coloring it everyday....they have permanent....nope----she suggested i try spencers ----gulp---not a store i'm comfortable strolling around---but this post really isnt about hair color...its about me hating malls.
why i hate malls
  • malls dont have grocery carts.
  • malls dont have drive-up anything.
  • really? is our mall so hoop-te-doo that we need old security guards strolling around on segues....i love paul blart and all....but really?
  • is there anything sadder than people trying to put lotion on my hands from a kiosk---not even a real store! if i needed lotion---wouldnt i be going into Bath & Bodyworks right there across from your kiosk?
  • Maybee New York? hmmm---does anyone in Hurst, Texas really think they are possibly---even maybe--- in New York? well---unless you've seen the clothes in the window of that store---those mannequins belong on a corner in a not-so-well-lit neighborhood of downtown new york city---if you get my drift----( oh my gosh---i sound like my mother!)
  • Coach----not one piece of sports equipment. whats up with that.
  • walking thru a mall at christmas-time sucks the very spirit of the season out of me---seeing people trudge around toting huge bags of overpriced fruu-fruu----really---you can get that same pink boa at dollar-tree for your 3 yr old!

the only good reason to go to the mall---and i use the word good loosely---is the food court---i always park near it--so I have to walk thru it to enter and to leave! WHY?



natalie said...

The only reason I've been to a mall in recent years is for the kids play area :) And, it's been awhile since we've done that. . .enjoy reading your post. Good luck on your hair color search. By the way, if you don't do temporary or permanent, what else is there? (from one who's only ever done permanent blond highlights or color)

Lyric said...

If Ben blogged he would tell you that mall chinese food is the only reason why he has ever been inside a mall.

did you find what you were looking for? i liked the wine red you did too btw.

Merf said...

semi-permanent---it fades away after 20-25 washes----doesnt 'grow' out or wash out with one wash.
i was unsuccessful---but i continue to look.

Ashley said...

Play areas, food courts and a nice room to nurse in are the only reason we ever go to malls.

Spencers is pretty bad, and it is sad when you see kids in there with their parents - not cool.

Merf said...

my seminary class was shocked and aghast that i walked into spencers---i assured them that i walked in---asked---and left.

txmommy said...

but did you find the pink??
~forced from my occastional lurking by curiosity:)

Merf said...

nope---no pink---still looking!

James said...

Probably more temporary than you'd like, but I hear Kool-Aid works great as a cheap and easy hair dye. Lots of colors/flavors to work with. Pink lemonade?

Princess Mommy said...

You are too funny mommy!! Good luck on the search! I personally thought more of a red was cool.

Merf said...

I tried kool-aid years ago----at Grandma Jeppson's house! :)
it didnt take---and it was sticky---and made a mess all over the bathroom!

eden said...

Meredith you are so funny .... that was written really well and made me laugh.

eden said...

Forgot to mention, I loved your pink hair too ... such a great shade. And why not do permanent? It thickens the hair shaft and gives a lot of body, as well as creating good color.

djeppson said...

Ditto about the mall and the chinese food and the bourbon chicken, etc, etc.