Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Frantic, Frazzled, Frizzied

Part of my morning routine is drying my hair. It's getting longer, as my funtastic stylist is guiding me through a growing-out stage: we're nearly all one-length and below the chin -- longer than it's been in quite some time. But I have a lot of hair -- it's thick and while it's easy to style, it certainly has a flip on one side and not the other. Fantastic Stylist and I go back and forth about directional drying and time management, and I acknowledge that short of a lot of layers, it's not going to be a quick dry. Such are the dramas of my life.

This morning, after my dear, nearly-two-how-did-that-happen boy-child awoke early-early-early (for him at least, I'll admit it was only about 6:20), and the husband took him to daycare leaving me to get ready in peace, I set about that aforementioned part of my morning routine. And then the hair dryer cut out.

And then it quit completely -- shooting sparks from the handle that connects to the cord. Sparks. SPARKS. Causing me to cuss and jump and throw the dryer into the hallway and cuss some more. Here I go to the rest of the world -- less frantic, but still slightly frazzled and frizzied, with a bathroom smelling slightly of burnt plastic.

9 comments:

Katherine said...

Tee hee... oops, maybe I shouldn't laugh. But that visual was pretty vivid!

I say invest in a good one so that this doesn't happen again for a long time! :-)

Iris said...

It's funny because I've been there! A good hairdryer indeed important, but it doesn't have to be expensive. The best hairdryer I ever had was a Conair that lasted me from High School to 2005 (about 17 years!)

juniper68 said...

yikes. glad you didn't burn the house down. or burn your eyebrows off. of whatever they were always warning us aobut in high school...

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

So do we start referring to you as Sparky from now on?

LadyBurg said...

I shouldn't laugh because it could happen to me but it is kind of funny. I too NEED my hairdryer.

Susie said...

Ack! My (old) hairdryer did that one morning! It was so scary, and it blew a fuse in the house too. I think the hairdryers are revolting!

more cows than people said...

this just happened to me a few months ago! i woke up house guests i was so freaked out! glad i'm not the only one. hope you find a great new hair dryer that does the trick for you.

St. Inuksuk said...

I often burnt myself with the curling iron and had a dryer go out on me once.
Hope your frizzies settle down with a new dryer.
Mine's so curly, I gave up, let it air dry, brush out a little and spray it on top. It's never all in its place and curls as it wills. Made peace with it though.

Rob Monroe said...

My wife and a friend of hers each decided to buy two, middle-of-the-road hairdryers. One to use, and one to have on hand when the first went bad!

I know of at least two crises that have been averted because of the "spare hairdryer" that sounded foreign to me!