Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Post for People Who Like Short Posts

Hello all!

First up - my Aunt Ellen just sent this classic photo of me standing up in her wedding (a follow up to the Chicago Parent story on my love of cake).  I had THE look of the era - a 1978 Dorothy Hamill haircut. 

Everyone thought I was a boy.



Second - thank you to the fabulous blogger Mama Melch for asking her daughter Annika to "review" the new book!  I'm trying not to take her comments too personally, given that I apparently rate somewhere between Dora and Caillou.  Check out her comments at Midwestern Berliners.

Alright.  Best get back to enforcing a marathon piano practice session before the big recital.  Stay tuned!


29 comments:

  1. Oh, man! My sister always told me I should get the Dorothy Hammil cut when I was a kid. Never mind that I have naturally curly hair and this was WAY before flat irons were invented. Funny, because at the time, I had long hair. I was going for the Jan Brady look, also impossible with curly hair.

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    1. Curly hair??? My whole life, it's all I ever wanted.

      But the Dorothy Hamill cut was definitely not designed for curly-haired girls. I think your sister might have been up to no good...

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  2. Are you sure that's not Dan?

    Love,

    Your Ethical Atheist Friend

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    1. It is pretty eerie isn't it?

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    2. Crazy eerie! I was thinking the same thing...

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  3. I had the SAME haircut--! Go, Hammil!

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    1. Oh...now you've GOT to post about that!

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  4. Don't hate--I still have a modified version of the Hamill haircut.

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    1. But you've got the face for it! I was all cheeks & chin.

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  5. I think your Aunt was totally trying to blackmail you with this photo. Smart move plastering it all over the Internet like you did. Now she knows her ploy was useless.

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    1. Aw...Aunt Ellen is the good sort. Remember? She got me CAKE.

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  6. Too cute with the picture!! So neat you shared it with us too!! WTG on the review!!!

    (I might do an entry on the rum cake when we make it for Christmas in a few weeks; it really is delicious. Friends of ours made rum cakes for friends at Christmastime when we lived in Montana. They were always coveted to get and once you were on the list, you were never off the list unless you moved or died. We moved. She shared the recipe with us after we moved saying not to share it with anyone else, but I'm thnking after six years since we moved and no one from Montana follows my blog, I might just share it come Christmas....its easy to make too!)

    betty

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    1. When you say "easy," like "Marianne-easy?"

      Or is it regular-people-who-know-their-way-around-a-kitchen "easy."

      Can't wait to read about it!

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  7. I had a Dorothy Hamill cut, but sadly, it want horribly wrong. I had wavy/curly hair and oh my gosh, the cowlicks! My hair never would lay flat, it was awful. Yours looks very cute!

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    1. Thanks, Kianwi. Yeah - curly hair cut short never seems to go well.

      In looking back at the photo and noticing the background, all I can think now is: WHY WERE THE 70s SO ORANGE?

      I suppose I must have enjoyed those years quite a bit (see: color of Marianne's blog).

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  8. love the Hamel do! I had that myself for a while!

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    1. It was quite practically "The Rachel" of the 1970s, no?

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  9. Aww - the haircut was so stylish at that time, though. I have VERY curly hair and my mother chopped it all off when I was in the 1st grade because she was sick of having to brush it out all the time. Until I grew it back in 7th or 8th grade - everyone thought I was a boy, too.

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    1. Sucks, didn't it? It's probably the reason I now never leave the house w/o putting on lipstick.

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  10. Ah, the love for Dorothy, I remember that.

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  11. I always wanted long, braided hair, like Laura Ingalls. Instead, my mom insisted on a short, not-quite Dorothy Hamill style because, it seems, I wasn't good at taking care of my hair when I was 7. Sigh. If I could do it all over, I swear, I would brush my hair every day!

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    1. Me, too! AND my mom never cut my sister's long, beautiful hair. Oh the inhumanity!

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  12. You rate far, far above Dora and the insufferable Caillou. You're in like, Gummi Bears territory to me. Or Duck Tales. Or even Zoobilee Zoo.

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    1. You make me blush, Vesuvius. Thank you!

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