Do and To-Do Due, Too

Okay, Mom and I went to the hairdresser’s yesterday and got perms. I haven’t had one for a long time, so I was a little … Yeah, that’s boring. Anyway, here’s my new ‘do. I didn’t tell her to slap all that gray in it, so don’t ask me what that’s about.

Here is Hope Schneider, who gave me the ‘do. Love ya, Hope! She looks a bit iffy here, but she was just in a hurry to move on to her next customer, for she is much in demand.

While you’re at it, check out the color on that wall. I think part of why I love going to Hope’s is that warm, friendly color.


Karen Syed of Echelon Press, my publisher, has tasked me with (Do you hate that? I hate that. Forget I said that.) Karen Syed of Echelon Press, my publisher, has given me the task of promoting my books regularly rather than desultorily on Facebook and Twitter. I said, “Ebberyday?” She said, “Yes.” I said, “EBBERY day?” She said, “EBBERY day!!” So I’m trying out some tools which, if they continue to serve my purpose, I’ll recommend tomorrow. So far, so good.

WRITING PROMPT: A character who wears his or her hair the same way for years gets a new do. On purpose, by mistake, under compulsion or why? What’s the effect?


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Do and To-Do Due, Too

  1. Carol Preflatish

    January 26, 2012 at 8:56am

    Now that I am wearing my hair straight instead of permed, everyone tells me how much darker it is. I guess perms bring out the gray, UGH. Love your hair.

  2. Marie Britt

    January 26, 2012 at 8:56am

    I love the new do! Dont spam me!

    • Author

      Marian Allen

      January 26, 2012 at 12:00pm

      Why would I spam you? If my mighty mighty spam filter tossed you into the spaminator, I would rescue you! 🙂

  3. Jane

    January 26, 2012 at 10:12am

    Nice hair. Nice pic. Will see in person soon-ish. Yay.

    I recall when I was about 15, getting my long, long hair cut into a flip, and showing up in class the next day, and…ta-duh…nobody recognized me.

    Yeah, so unremarkable that it was all about the hair.

    I’m going to dis the observers’ on this one, and I’m sticking to that story.

    • Author

      Marian Allen

      January 26, 2012 at 12:02pm

      Thanks for the like. 🙂 Some people just look very different with their hair shaped differently around their faces. My own MOTHER walked right past me at the bus station when I had gotten a totally new do and new glasses and an outfit she’d never seen before. NINJA POWERS!

      • Jane

        January 26, 2012 at 6:17pm

        Yeah. Ninja powers. That explains it..

  4. Preslie T.

    January 26, 2012 at 4:19pm

    You and your mom are so cool together. You’re just like close friends. You also got that smile from her. How old is she now?

    I like your post. Very enlightening!


    • Author

      Marian Allen

      January 26, 2012 at 6:51pm

      Glad you like the post, Preslie. Mom and I are close friends. 🙂 We consider ourselves very lucky. As for how old she is, she says she’s younger than she’ll ever be again.

  5. Nicholle

    January 29, 2012 at 5:50pm

    You are truly looking great to your hair. Know what Marian I learn something a kind of word here and it is “EBBERY DAY” you make me laugh at this! 😀

    • Author

      Marian Allen

      January 29, 2012 at 6:43pm

      Hi, Nicholle–good to see you again! You’ll learn lots of “new words” here. 😉

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