Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Hair talks to Me...
It's no secret that I'm a woman over forty. Forty-three, to be exact (had a birthday 28 days ago). I started having issues with menopause when I was thirty-four. Yeah, sounds fun, doesn't it?
Well, it isn't. But, that's not what I'm here to share. You see, I sleep with a fan blowing on me. I have the fan directed at my head. Mostly because that's where the bedside table is, partly because when you get hot flashes at night, they're called night sweats and they aren't very fun. When I started doing this, my hair was a lot shorter. (by "a lot shorter", I mean I had really short hair, almost a pixie cut). Now my hair almost reaches my waist. So, after I settle into bed, I lift my hair and move it over to the opposite side of my head from the fan. If I choose to lay on my stomach, I do this by flipping my hair to the fan side, then flipping it back the other way quickly.
That's when the fun began last night...
I did the hair flip and DG said: "Whoa! It's a good thing your hair didn't hit me!"
I flipped it again and said, "Did it hit you that time?"
DG: "Almost. I could feel the breeze as it went past my face. Whoooooshhhhhh..."
There was a pause.
Then he said: "Your hair is a part of you and it don't want you no more. It escapes in the shower."
Me: "What?" (I was laying on my good ear)
DG: "Your hair is tired of the abuse. It told me."
Me: "What abuse?"
DG: "The shampooing, the blow dryer. I heard it talking."
Me: "Why can't I hear it talking? It's on my head."
DG: "Because. You can't. It's talking about you behind your head."
That phrase sent him into a giggling fit that he actually "oohed" at because he couldn't stop.
DG: "They whisper. Like the hair whisperer. So quiet you can't hear it. It's a hair thing."
After a short pause he asked: "Am I drinking?"
Me: "I don't know."
DG: "Only drunk people think that. [scoffing noise] Good thing I'm not drunk!"
Me: "Are you talking to yourself?"
DG: "Are you listening? Then NO! You're hair is like a big whip... [he made a whip-crack noise]."
Me: "If I didn't know you, I would think you were drunk."
DG: "You don't know me."
Me: "Yes, I do."
DG: "You just think that, don't you? With your whip hair [whip-crack noise] and your talking head."
Me: "What does that even mean?"
DG: [whispering] "I don't know. Help me... help me! Hhheeellllp meeeeee!"
Me: "Good night, dear."
DG: [heavy sigh] "Good night."