Lessons Learned

Dear Brandy,

Hey…it’s me, your Doogie Howser inner-monolog. Soooooo…..I couldn’t help noticing in the mirror this morning that our hair is….well, ORANGE! Either we’ve been on a nothing-but-carrots diet in preparation for spring (and we both know that’s not true, I know about the box of Twinkies) or you dyed our hair.

Granted it was “doppelganger” week on Facebook. And yes, we think Claire Danes a la “My So-Called Life” is our celebrity twin…which incidentally did you hear she’s marrying our celebrity crush, Hugh Dancy? OMG! It’s as if our life if being played out in a hyper-attractive alternative universe…but I digress. What possessed us to buy a clearanced box of hair color called Red Penny? Clearance! We couldn’t even splurge on the $30 Fekkai stuff from Sephora? At best, we are strawberry blonde. Now, we look like Wendy, heir-apparent to a burger fortune.

Good job. Fix this. NOW!  РB

Friends, I think we can draw parallels from my current hair color fiasco and wedding photography.¬† Unless you want the “Red Penny” clearanced hair dye version of your wedding…It’s best to leave it to the professionals.

Now, if you’ll excuse me I must find a hat.

February 16, 2010 - 9:23 pm

Emily - I have so been there. Tell me you didn’t find it on the backside Target header. Admittedly, I am drawn to those. You know the ones. They’re hidden from the high foot traffic and face the pharmacy, ready to draw in the sick and weak while they wait for drugs. (Which is somewhat confusing, because it would make more sense for someone already *on* drugs to buy an iridescent bronze lip gloss. In any season.)

February 16, 2010 - 9:35 pm

Brandy - Oh, Emily. I have a Target problem. It started with their lively ad campaign years ago. They lured me in with their bold, stylized ads with a dog in a sweater and it was all over. It used to be occasional shopping. Now, I find excuses to go. “What’s that? We ONLY have 2 tubes of toothpaste in the linen closet? I’d better stock up.” Then I wonder aimlessly through their aisles purchasing kicky knee high socks, inexpensive costume jewelry & any cleansing product which includes a free sample…I love samples.

It’s the same thing with the Gap.

February 17, 2010 - 8:55 am

Babbler - Dear Bran,
I think this calls for a new tab on your website titled Advice for Brides because you certainly have some good stuff.
Also, I would love to take a trip to Le targ with you anytime. You can bring the camera.

R