Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New Avatar!!!

HA!!! Well...almost. I don't know how to change it. Can't remember and can't figure it out (suggestions are welcome). Yes, trust me, I've tired really, really hard, but nope. (Look at my lamp. He's ogling me! I love that little guy. I'll tell you his story some day.)

Okay, so back to me. I had just come in from the garden after doing what I do best...water, and remembered what Cinnamon said (I'm paraphrasing of course) "Wouldn't it be nice to see Suze's ponytail sticking through her pink baseball cap." Well I didn't have my pink baseball cap on, I had on the lovely hat I received from Shara before she left to drive "Pinky half way around the world." As most of you know there's a new thrill going around : Take a photo of the back of your head. Being a single woman now, that's really hard. My first attempt is below. Not too bad, but not too good. At least I caught myself in the mirror. Hell, that was hard enough. My second attempt (above) was much better, but you'll never get a full back of the head photo because I don't know how to capture it. Perhaps if I held the camera above my head, but that would make my arms just look stupid. I'm not going to do that because I'm an artist and have integrity. I'm also a human being and have pride!
Oh, and just so you know, I hadn't showered in two day, so my hair was dirty in this photo. It was also about 105 degrees outside so everything seemed to be clinging to my sweat!!! NO, I'm not kidding. Do you watch the news? But just so you know, I wash hats like stuffed animals. Yup, put her throught the wash, then the dryer. Look at that little cutie!!! You bet she held up. (Just so you know: A wee bit of detergent, warm water, gentle cycle, rinse, rinse, dry. With softener strip.)
~
XO ;)
THANKS SHARA!!! I LOVE IT!!!

48 comments:

Cinnamon said...

Fancy pants here! Great pony Suzanne! Well done with the photography (I took mine with the timer thingy on the camera)

Hats (and scarves) are great for hiding dirty hair (as I found out on my festival experience). Though short hair is easier to wash- you can almost do it with a flannel!

As for the avatar- I think you just go to your profile and click on 'edit photo'- but yours may be different to mine as you 'don't have google' whatever that means!!

You look great from the front though, so no need to change :)

Karen ^..^ said...

Your hair doesn't look dirty at all, it looks beautiful. You have a gorgeous long blond ponytail, streaked with natural platinum highlights... (some folks have the nerve to call it gray) but I think it blends beautifully with natural blond, and looks gorgeous.

You have a darling "back of the head".

You're a cutie. No worries on the single lady front... You need to have more confidence in yourself. The sort of confidence WE have in you, girl! You've got NOTHING to worry about, you're gorgeous, smart, funny and artistic. any man would be lucky to spend time with you, and don't ever forget it!

just bob said...

yanks Suzy's ponytail and runs off giggling

Cece said...

* laughs at bob as he trips and bounces around on his belly.*

Suzanne said...

Cinnamon!

Hi honey. I haven't figured out the timer thing because I never read the instructions. Just winged it from the very beginning! But good idea! And yes, head gear hides a multitude of sins. One can never own too many hats or scarves.

I think you're right about the avatar. I'm going to go to my profile and take a peek. It's the only avenue I didn't explore and I think you're right. I've done it before, so know it's possible, I just don't remember how the hell I did it!

And honey, I'm on Google. Blogger is Google, but for some odd reason I can't leave a comment on a Google comment page. Don't ask why because I have no clue. It's absolutely stupid!!! Everyone else can do it, so, why oh why can't I?

You look good from the front and the back as well. However, if I remember, your front was landscape. Right? And your back's so short all you have to do is stick your head under the faucet. How lucky are you!!!???

God I do love you. So sorry I can't comment on your blog, but I do read it. It's lovely.

XO

P.S. Honey, have any tea and scones? I enjoy Irish Breakfast Tea although I'm English. I also enjoy scones made with buttermilk and lots of rich stuff! You know, heart attack scones! I'll be right over. Hummmmmmmmm. I can't swim. Okay, I'll be right over after a trans-Atlantic flight.

Love you darling and the back of your head is really stunning! Nice neck too!!!

XO

Suzanne said...

Karen,

Get over here and let me give you a hug. *Karen gasps for air!* You bet your ass she did!

You're too kind. Baby, what would you do with my hair. I've been thinking about it a lot lately. As a single woman and after Shara's lecture about how I'm not taking care of myself, I've been thinking. What the hell am I supposed to do? It's grey, but you're absolutely correct, it's mixed with blonde and ash, etc. Do I just leave it alone and have a really good cut, or do I try to change it? Changing it seems like such a hardship. A good cut seems like a simple solution. And yup, it's dirty. You can tell because it's not all puffy!!! It's just limpin'. Give me your honest, professional opinion. I'd ask for Gig's too but she's up on a six foot ladder styling her dead mom's hair. No honey, life doesn't get funnier. Real life is funny enough.

And about dating and guys. You know what darling? I have absolutely no interest. I had the best, so where the hell do I go from there? I don't know. I'm a 50 year old woman with a 50 year old body with guys who are looking for 20 year olds. What am I supposed to do, look for a 100 year old blind guy? No guy my age is looking for a woman my age. They just aren't and I refuse to subject myself to that insult. So I'd rather not try. If some gorgeous guy just falls in my lap, I'll lick him from head to toe, otherwise, no. Not enough hours in the day and not enough energy left in me. Am I wasted? You bet. Most guys trip over beauty right in front of them looking for something else. Fools.

I love you darling, and thanks.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Cinnamon said...

Hi Babe,

Redbush tea (South African) is the best- or Assam, with drop of soya milk. No scones- too fattening (though you don't have to worry about that!). Well..maybe scones occasionally with Cornish clotted cream and home made jam. I'll take you out for a cream tea!

Have just checked my comments settings and as far as I can see all comments are enabled, including anonymous. so beats me..

Suzanne said...

Bob,

Leave my damn hair alone. What the hell are your drinking at that conference?

You'll laugh, but what are you eating for breakfast? I love staying at a hotel and eating breakfast. I don't know why, but I just love it. Can you relay my order sir: coffee with milk, beagel with cream cheese, omlet with cheddar cheese, mushrooms, scallions, tomatoes and a bit of salsa verde.

Thank you. Thank you very much.

XO

Suzanne said...

Cinnamon,

You're too damn funny. Honey, I grew up on tea and scones because my grandmother was so very, very British (an Ingersoll (Oh, and we're also are from the "Howards!"))!!! I always take tea with cream. No sugar. And tea is always served with something beautiful, like a scone, a cookie, a little sandwich. Anything!!! My memories of daily tea are brilliant and so are my memories of my grandmother. Some of the best days of my life were spent around a beautiful English china tea cup and laughter. I know you understand.

And no, you can't change the fact I'm unable to comment on a Google comment page. For some reason there's a wee quirk and none of us can figure it out. I remain absolutely unable to comment on a Google comment page! Oh sure, I can type a comment, but when it comes to posting it. Nope!!!

Love you darling. Nice neck!

XO

just bob said...

Oh stop that "no guy is gonna like me talk." You won't allow it from me so I won't permit it from you missy.

Mr. Shife said...

Awesome hat. Awesome pic. Awesome you.

Suzanne said...

Bob,

Cece just called me from the SUV as you posted. I read your comment to her and we laughed our asses off. Especially because we know that is NOT your hair. And Cece can't even see it. Bob, I know that is not your hair.

And Bob, what the hell am I supposed to be opening myself up to? Seriously. You're a younger fella lookin' for a date. Would you date me? No, of course not. Bob, I have very realistic expectations and I know my day is done. Or I move to Florida and hope for the best. Apparently there's one guy to every five women, so if I keep toned and tanned I stand a f****** chance, but only if I work my ass off. Screw it. You know that's not me. I don't give a crap about some moron looking to get layed. I just don't. I'd rather do something meaningful that doesn't involve a guy at all.

Yes, Suzy has spoken.

XO

Suzanne said...

Awesome Mr. Shife.

Marry me.

Damn.

Suzanne said...

Why are the good guys always taken?

Suzanne said...

Yes, Cece was here. She's like reflux. What? She's trouble...trouble I tell you.

XO

just bob said...

Yes Blottie... that is my hair.

otin said...

I tried to take a picture of the back of my head, and it looked like a buffalo's ass! LOL! Thanks for your comments today, I always enjoy what you have to say, you really put alot of time and thought into your responses!

kylie said...

oh my goodness, i have to go to work sometime today but not before i respond to this!

1.great job with the photo, i have tried taking pics in mirrors and just cant get it right. difficult lighting...

2. whats with the "i'm 50 and i'm past it"
i'm 38 and dont look a day over 45 and i would hope, desperately, that if i became single someone would take notice. actually, i like it when they take notice now. and they do. if i spend a day getting hair styling and airbrushing and wardrobe fixing and, and, and.....

3. i dont know if thats bobs hair but he got rid of the tummy so you can lose that post it and stop complaining about him

4. your hair is a great colour from the back but how does it sit with your skin? sometimes greying hair doesnt go so well with the skin

5. and get a cut! it doesnt need to be short, just put some shape in it, take advatage of the pretty wave, you know....

6.i'm out on a limb here and bop me one if you want but if i had the very best guy for the last 30 years i would forgive anything. true.
is he remorseful?
do you adore him?
do you miss him awfully?
do you want to be celibate for the rest of your life because no man would look at you with your grey hair and wrinkles?

7. whichever way you go, you have great "assets" and i dont want to demean the fellas but great assets give you half the battle won!

8. think how wonderful i have to be to make up for my lack of assets, it's hard work i tell ya!
i have to be funny and smart and pretty and constantly work on bedroom technique

i'm gonna be late
see ya

just bob said...

What she said.

Suzanne said...

Bob, for God sakes you look ten years younger. Maybe more. And thin. Did you lose weight? Even your hair looks thin. In a good way.

XO
Blottie #1

Suzanne said...

Otin, are you saying I spend too much time on comments? Get over here. Let me hug 40 less pounds of you.

YES!!! OTIN LOST 40 lbs!!! That's one hell of a lot of weight. Baby, try taking a photo in a mirror. It's more forgiving. Trust me. I don't look that good. It's an illusion. I expect to see the back of your damn head. And Otin, the women on your comment page kill me. I have never been witness to such a collection of smart, funny gals. Way, way, way too funny. You're a luck SOB.

XO

Suzanne said...

You're also "lucky."

Suzanne said...

Kylie,

Oh, this is a good one. God, I'll be here all f****** afternoon.

If I don't make it, just let me state...I LOVE YOU WOMAN!!!

1. It's easier than you think. Just don't think too hard and try to imagine a third eye. I'm serious.

2. You're only 38? That's just nutty. I don't even think that's fair. Leah, Bob, Meg, Bindi, Cece...you think that's fair? No, that's not fair. I refuse to accept she's only 38.

BABY, I'M 50!!!! What about 50 didn't you notice? I'm 50. I'm grey and everything's saggin' in the direction of SOUTH. What didn't you notice? Guys, all guys seem to want young things. It's sick and pathetic, but it's life. I would love a guy who loves me. Just loves me, but I don't see that guy. He's too busy checking out options. Painful, but true. And I refuse to settle for stupid at this point in my life. Yes, I would rather remain celebate that deal with any more pain.


3. Bob's lookin good!!! No more post its!

4. You know, that's a really interesting question. And an issue I wrestle with. I'm a very warm tone and you know grey is a very cool color. I look and I look and I look. I'm not so sure I understand yet how that color got on my head. Seriously. But somehow, it ain't so bad!!! I don't even know how to explain it. It isn't perfect, but it's okay. Do I love it? NO! Am I getting
used to it? Yes. I've realized that aging is a process. It sneaks up and what are you going to do? Deny it? No. It happens.


I realize the 4,000 character limit is coming close. I'll post this and continue. XO

Suzanne said...

5. I promise to get a good cut. Baby, you know what's so funny, all my sisters have curls or a wave to their hair. Me, straight as an arrow, until recently. I have wavy hair!!! Menopause changed my life in more ways than one!

Suzanne said...

6. That's a tough one.

Rob's the best, but am I angry? You bet your ass I am. I've been to the depths of hell and back and I'm pissed. Am I willing to forgive? I don't know. Apparently not yet. Eventually? Maybe. Now. No.

Suzanne said...

7. Baby, what the hell am I supposed to do with my assets? Let me refer you to #2.

Suzanne said...

#8 Now see, I don't have to think about any of that crap. That would just make me nutty. Ahhhhhhhhh,whatever. I just want a guy who loves ME. Just ME. I'm so sick of guyslooking all over the freakin world for something better. I just want a guy who loves me. Just me.

Suzanne said...

Bob,

I can't believe that's your damn head. That's beautiful.

XO

Suzanne said...

How did you take that?

Suzanne said...

I want to click and enlarge it, but can't. How frustrating.

Megan said...

I love it. Yes, please, the lamp story?

Suzanne said...

Megan,

That's a stupid eBay story. I'll get to that shorty.

;)

Suzanne said...

Leave it to you to notice my freakin' lamp.

XO

Suzanne said...

I did it thanks to Cinnamon. Thank you darling. It won't stay long, but just long enough!

XO

Suzanne said...

Actually, I'm going to leave it up to all my friends. Front or back? It's your call.

XO

the walking man said...

I may not, well definitely don't, have the thickness and my hat doesn't cover dirty hair but rather a balding mans glare. BUT...I could match you inch for inch on length and just because I am a guy and I rarely win anything if need be I will shave about nine inches off my beard and glue it to the end of my pony tail. It would look odd but then odd would make me appear the same from either direction. Which come to think of it is not challenge at all seeing as i have a corner all my own in the odd market of the Bazaar.

http://thejspotjodi.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-about-it-took-cue-from-walking-man.html

just bob said...

I like your face, but the ponytail is a nice change of pace.

wv: beantini (make mine a double)

Suzanne said...

The Walking Man,

Dude, you have that much hair on the front too?! I don't have that much on the front. Hell, what am I talking about, I don't have any on the front, but we could go head to head on the back. I would have kicked ass about 3 months ago, but one day as all here know I went into the bathroom and chopped off about 8 inches. Just too heavy. I'll tell you the truth. If we held a competition today I think I'd win. Why? Because I have a fuller head of hair. I'm sorry, but it's true. You have a better braid, but I have better hair. Don't make me take off my hat and braid these fine locks. No, really, don't, I'm too lazy. You do realize we have two expert hairdressers here? Giggie and Karen. You bet your ass we do. I'm certain they've formed their own opinion. You bet your ass they did.

Baby, what do you think of my new avatar? I can hardly see me, but it's nice and pink!

Thanks for stopping by you, you, you poet you. Did you take my advice and visit Floots? I forgot to tell you there's a twist. Floots post a poem every single day, but only leaves it up for I think 3 days. That's it. His photos are as beautiful as his poems, so you grab and run. He's such and English gentleman and used to accept comments and we all had a blast, but then one day he decided not to and we were all devastated. It's a tough adjustment to this day, but it is what it is. His poetry and photography haven't changed. It's just sad there's no place to talk to him. He made me realize how important it is to keep lines of communication open.

I'll stop by to see what you're up to. Visit "Otin" if you have a chance. You'll laugh your ass off. Then click on the link. You'll laugh harder. Trust me. I realize he's on the comment page to my last post. Make an effort. You won't regret it. You seem like the sorta guy who loves a good laugh.

Thanks for stopping by!
XO

Suzanne said...

Bob,

Do you think WV is just there to bust our balls? I often think the crew at Blogger is sitting around, reading, waiting, watching. And then BAM.

I like your face too, but all I've seen lately is a big belly and some hair. What's up with that?! I've decided to leave my new photo up for a week because it's kinda fun and I agree, a nice change of pace. Frankly, I realize I'm just sorta sick of looking at me!

Suzanne said...

God, I realize I forgot to answer Kylie's #6. I don't know the answer baby. Only time will tell. I'll be honest. I'm not holding out much hope. Why? Because I can't seem to see beyond all this pain.

XO

Leah said...

Beautiful avatar there.

Leah said...

Like my minimalism? It's road trip simplicity. But it feels kinda weird.

Suzanne said...

Thanks Leah!!! Now it's your turn. We need to see the back of your head. Hopefully placed next to a Texas license plate or an armadillo. Sit on the ant hill and I bet the armadillo will come right to you!

I don't like RTS. I WANT MY LEAH BACK!!!! :( Speaking of which, when the hell ARE you coming back home? New York misses you. Also, how's your hair holding up with the relentless humidity? I imagine you with an "fro" by now. I dare you to take a photograph.

Kive ==== That's what happens when a kitty is sitting on your arm and you're on the wrong keys. Let's try that again.

Love you darling!
XO

Leah said...

Suzy, I have a total 'fro. It is no joke.

Suzanne said...

I knew it!!!

XO

Gig said...

Wow, I have missed all of you, trying to catch up on what's happening!!

Suzanne said...

Giggie, just that you're here matters.

I love you. XO

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