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MomOnBike2010-12-14 03:27:37 +0000 #1
Reasons to have your husband and daughter to give you a buzz cut:

1) The heat index is 115F. Cooler heads should prevail.

2) Your earrings will no longer be able to hide in your hair.

3) Your daughter's boyfriend will observe that you look like a tough old biker chick - which is oddly pleasing.

4) You finally will be able to see the stuff besides your Bozo-the-Clown summertime hair frizz in a helmet mirror - you know, like that SUV with a texting driver coming up on you.

5) You finally have an excuse to wear fun, pretty, funky, attitudinal hats.

6) Did I mention it is cooler?

7) It is a unique family bonding experience.

8) You finally find out what color your hair really is.

9) It is past time for a whole new look.

10) Oh yeah, the whole breast cancer, chemo thing. Since your hair is falling out by the metric fistfull, anyway, it may as well go all at once.

PS. I really can't stress the 'it is cooler' thing enough.
bmccasland2010-12-14 03:42:59 +0000 #2
Do we get to see pictures??
martinkap2010-12-14 03:47:19 +0000 #3
I completely understand Reasons 6 and 8!

And I wish you all the best with the Reason 10! Good luck and a lot of strength!
OakLeaf2010-12-14 03:38:57 +0000 #4
So sorry about the chemo

- hope it goes well for you.

Great idea (and nervy) about your hair! I've been trying to screw up the courage for a buzz cut for years. Last time we were in Italy they were very popular among women of a "certain age."
redrhodie2010-12-14 04:38:19 +0000 #5
It must feel so good in this heat. I hope reason 10 is going well. Sending you good vibes and hugs.
Crankin2010-12-14 05:11:25 +0000 #6
Good luck, MOB. Glad you are still riding.

I have been too chicken to do a buzz, but my hair is pretty short/pixie-ish. I had the mistaken idea 2 years ago to grow it. After straightening, flat ironing and 2 frustrating cycling seasons with it making me feel horrible, I am back to normal. All it takes is a spritz from my bottle to style my hair when the helmet comes off.
NoNo2010-12-14 05:51:54 +0000 #7
I couldn't agree more! In a year, my hair went from this:

(Donated and probably enough for several wigs)

To this:

To this:

(Fun for drunk friends to play with )

I don't know if I could go back. Granted, I knew I was donating my hair, so I grew it longer than I'd normally have it, but it's so thick it's a hassle. I love not having frizzy hair, I love that it looks different one day to the next, I love how much cooler I feel in the heat. It just works for me all around. Don't know if I'd have the guts to do a full buzz, so more power to you for that! And good luck on reason 10!
malkin2010-12-14 05:16:49 +0000 #8
Don't forget!

You can eat ice cream in the wind!



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