There was one big reason I didn’t feel ready to shave my head (and may have put it off indefinitely). Rather, hundreds of small, bumpy, red or white, cystic, open wound, enlarged pore type reasons. I have acne. Have since adolescence, and I’m now 26. Even at best, my pores are always large, my cheeks […]
Wake up. Decide to trim hair. Success! Later notice missed spot. Carelessly grab comb-less razor, shave stripe across head. Cry out in anguish, alarming domestic partner. No recourse. Shave own head. Weep bitter tears. Recruit boyfriend to finish job. Great sorrow. Dread returning to workplace. Must learn new profanities.
What appears to be a small bowl of frosting sitting on a rock… …is in reality a small bowl of deodorant sitting on a rock. In my front yard. Impressing the neighbors. When I started wearing homemade deodorant in March, I kept my stick of conventional deo for “Important” days. Once that stick ran out, […]
I think we all knew it was only a matter of time. Or rather, I think everyone knew but me; I distinctly remember telling my best friend that I’d never cut my hair shorter than jaw-length again. When I met Katie, I specifically told her my buzz days were over. I believed it; did they? […]
When you’re preparing for a haircut, do you gather pictures to show your stylist? I do. When I was a college student in New Mexico, I took this photo to a stylist: Was it the most amazing, stylish hairstyle I’d ever seen in my life? Nay, but it looked feasible, and feasible is all […]
Once long ago, I ate a lot of rainbow sherbet and then threw up all over the place. Thanks for reminding me, Physician’s Formula: That brush alone gives me unsought flashbacks to the 80’s.
Weeks ago, Mr. S. (not Mr. Jaunty, mind you) and I spent an evening at The Kitchen Workshop. Totally groovy place, and worth the trip just for their killer baklava recipe. That was the night I mistook wine for iced tea, then came home and plucked my eyebrows with my bare hands. Ah, the memories. […]
My wavy/curly/ hair is the bane of my existence. It’s fine, fluffy, and unruly, a word which here means “frustrating as hell.” I’ve spent roughly two years growing out my last buzz cut and researching my options. I have spent hours reading Curly Girl and Live Curly, Live Free. I’ve pored over naturallycurly.com forums with […]
Today, I made Angry Chicken’s homemade deodorant. The recipe (and its nifty upgrade from cream to puck) have been on my to-do list since the dawn of time. Like Angry Chicken, I love that stick-it-to-the-man feeling I get from experimentation and stepping outside conventional habits. Besides, y’all know I love a little novelty in my […]
A brave friend of mine agreed to speak candidly about her experiences as a non-shaving, non-plucking woman. Get comfy, ladies and gents, this is a good read: Hey, Annie! Care to introduce yourself? Hello fellow Jaunty Dame followers! I’m a friend of Ms. Rebekah, writing to you from Portland, OR. I’m 28 years old, […]