MENTAL NOTE

"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
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Cats and dogs can be friends. So can cowboys and indians. So can we.
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Monday, May 12, 2014

Copycat My Cut

Granted, this could've been a mouthwatering post about money. About your little blue friend finally having made it big. WHERE'S MY CUT? SHOW THE DOUGH! BORA, HERE I COME! But it's not. WAIT! Don't let that short attention span get the better of you. Some things are clearly more important than money. I'm talking about hair  You know, like that musical men love so much but don't tell their girlfriends. Gliddy gloop goopy, nibby nabby noopy! I think. My question  to you is… Does your hair look rare? 

What hair? I hear yah. Well, let's start dirty. So I was having breakfast in Spain back when the ducks still had hair, and there was this German woman sitting across from me at another table very nearby and not so far away. She looked as delicious as my croissant and was clearly as well-groomed as my cat Mongo AKA The Batcat. I smiled at her. She didn't smile back. I smiled again. Nothing. Har. So I just eyeballed my croissant and decided to show it no mercy for spite. Then, just as I was about to take that first bite, teeth glistening with saliva, said woman showed me her armpits and revealed two lady caves so bushy and woolly I quickly put down my croissant and wanted to vomit. Good morning, Vietnam! Talk about am-buuuuuush!

I like you too.

So this morning I was minding my own business (no, not that kind of business — Hey, you've got a dirty mind!), taking an early morning stroll around town, when I noticed an impatient crowd waiting in front of a suspicious barbershop. It looked like a riot was imminent. And when I say crowd I mean thirty men. (You're thinking dirty men, I know.) I thought, This must be a new movie theater that I haven't heard about, and the movie they're playing's got to be a reboot of Hair. It wasn't. Turns out it was a new barbershop and each and every one of those thirty or so men wanted to be the sole owner of the exact same haircut and feel special. That's right, a contradictio in terminis. How could you possibly feel special looking the same? Well, the rules seem to be different when you're copycatting the Italian soccer player Graziano Pellè. Who? Soccer... what's that? I know. But basically everyone in said crowd (and we're talking grown-ups, not impressionable teenagers seeking an identity that doesn't work) was willing to go to great lengths to look like this guy:


Unfortunately...
somehow...
they all ended up looking...
like THIS:

No we ain't brothers, bro. We're VERY special!

Excellent job.
Perfect cloning too.
Well, almost.

And I'm not kidding either. Everywhere I go, I keep seeing guys looking like this. Could it be, I wonder, that all of them happy chaps are members of some super secret society that my handsome blue spies don't even know about? Could it be that their special haircut plus matching beardcut are like a special signal — a secret signal, a super duper secret signal — to grant them access to some super dupery secret place my blue-and-soon-to-be-fired spies are oblivious to, but I'm not? So now I'm wondering... how come I wasn't invited? You know me, I'm as curious as a nun on Monday, so I need to infiltrate their cave (no, not the nuns' bushy caves) after first firing my friggingly useless handsome spies.

So, what do you think…. do I look the part? Don't I look "special" too? 


Everybody: Gliddy gloop goopy, nibby nabby noopy!
Who did you copycat?



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109 comments:

  1. Interestingly, there seems to have been a shift in haircut copycatting. Back in the day, women rushed to the beauty shop to get haircuts like Marilyn Monroe or Farrah Fawcett or Jennifer Aniston. Now it's men rushing out to get haircuts like Justin Bieber or this guy. Interesting...

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    1. Justin Bieber???? Excuse me... I'm off to get a new haircut!

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    2. actually, Sir Randy Mandy, you'd look amazing with the haircut from the last pic :)

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    3. With or without my golden tie?

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    4. it could be a great makeover especially if you grow a goatee too :)

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    5. Maybe when I'm dead and eat angels' drawers.

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  2. I absolutely adore current hairstyles for men! The revival of the preWWII hairdos! Manly, tidy and hunky! I just love it! Men never looked better than they do now! And since I hate Bieber and Beatles hairstyles I'd sent army barbers to your schools to mown down the horrid hairdos of all the bieberish kids!

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    1. Well, at least they make you happy. That's worth something. I'll send them your way. I know you love an itchy beard.....

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    2. pffft... not really, only on Galavant.....

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    3. Not really? How could that be?

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    4. which beard are you talking about... Northern, Southern?

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    5. The one where the moon won't shine....

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    6. Dezz brings out the best in me....

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    7. Yes, indeed, we do like bushy forests where the moon doesn't shine ....

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    8. Dear god you two! :)))))

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    9. And I ran so hard I'm exhausted.

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  3. What? No dough?
    Geez, need to get on that at your show
    Win and win some more
    Then throw in a winning encore
    Blah to the armpit hair
    I guess some like them umm medium rare?
    Copy cat hair you say?
    All the more they have to pay
    What a bunch of nut jobs too
    But to each their own at their zoo
    Soon it will be attack of the slanty hair
    As it becomes less rare
    Mine stays the same
    However lame
    $100 to chop my hair
    Pfffft rather pay a bus fare

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    1. No dough to go
      I am eating a blue pie though
      To console me at my show
      No hair to make me stare
      No hair for her to share
      No hair in my lair
      To each their own
      Just leave my hair alone
      My haircut I mean
      No smelly armpits at my scene
      Yours stays the same
      You're not playing this hairy game?

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    2. No hairy game for me
      But if a wig you'd like for thee
      Plenty of cat hair about
      Don't even have to yank it out
      Could find some dog too
      Then you'd have quite the hairdo

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    3. I've got two cats
      Making me shout RATS!
      Too much hair
      To share
      I swear
      No need for more
      At my shore
      Or door
      Or floor
      Encore?

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    4. Bah, a bit of hair
      At your lair
      And a bit more
      Could clog up the snore
      See, win win
      Except scooping more poop is a sin

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    5. When I snore
      It gets heard at your snore
      But some hair on a stick
      Might do the trick

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  4. Kinda reminds me of hearing that Kim Jong-Un told all N. Korean men they had to have his haircut.

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    1. Dictators tend to love their own haircut and want to share their love.

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  5. All of those wannabes need to trim their beards much shorter.

    Even when it was popular to have a hairstyle like your favorite celebrity... that was never really my thing.

    I think you should wear your hair how YOU like it.

    Funny, we are both talking about hair today. You more than me. But still...

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    1. Yep, we're both talking about hair at our lair. I read your post a couple of hours ago and I love your pics.

      Well, I'm quite sure those wannabees LIKE their hair, just not in a very individual way. They are willing to pay an exorbitant amount to get the exact same look. I don't get that, is all.

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  6. So I guess what you're saying is that the Prince Valiant hairstyle I just got is NOT currently in style?

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    1. It takes courage to get a Prince Valiant haircut an not hide in a closet. You're a braver man than I will ever be.

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  7. As an 8-year-old watching The Man from U.N.C.L.E." I had my hair cut like Illya Kuryakin.

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    1. Illya Kuryakin had a pretty cool haircut. Plus... you were 8 so who could blame you?

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  8. Hilarious!!! This was hilarious. U have me laughing out loud. Ewww--bushy armpits. That is so GROSS. I could see how "you were not tempted by that yummy breakfast anymore." Body odor does that for me. Makes me nauseous. Also, old farts wearing "banana" hammocks.

    This was so funny.

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    1. A big laugh a day keep the Doc away or so they say. Those armpits were more bushy than King Kong's tush. Banana hammocks are not sexy?

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  9. Hahahaha. True that Blue. Justin Bieber what about Gwen Stefani, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna half hair half bald . My oh my. And latest hair style back all shaved and in the top they tie a pony tail for men? You know that is like Hasidic Jews kinda Brahmin priest hairstyle coupled with some coral ear studs.

    And somehow whenever men post something with title "eye candy for women" they post hairy sweaty men. Please note - I don't know any woman who loves any man that hairy.

    You know all weight loss camps should have women like that woman from your diner,imagine no person shall ever think about eating after that sight.

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    1. Half bald... so sexy. Not. Are you telling me you don't have the hots for hairy sweaty men? How odd.... ;)

      Yep, works so much better than Weight Watchers.

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  10. I just wish my son would shave his beard off. He looks like a total hair ball. It started with No-shave November and hasn't stopped. The worst part is his girlfriend loves it. She encourages it by putting rubber bands in his beard. What the heck?? Freaking kids.

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    1. I can imagine you feel that way. Did you say rubber bands in his beard?

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    2. Yes. It's so dumb. They were over for Mother's Day and she was putting tiny little rubber bands in his beard. Crazy!

      Best of luck to Angie. My heart goes out to you two.

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  11. I am not really into copycats. I like to be a unique individual

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  12. Oh look! They're all unique...just like everybody else.
    Randy, my sweet blue loveliness, ALWAYS do your own thing.
    Sexy hair made me what I am today.

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    1. Hi Juliette, my all-time favorite British princess... You are sexiness incarnate. Yes, Jules, I always try and will continue to do my own thing, much to people's annoyance.

      Also.... I love it when you call me Randy.

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  13. It turns out that men and woman aren't so different after all. They all appear to want to look exactly like someone else. No imagination, I say. Maybe that's a good thing.

    Whenever it was the' thing' to have short styled blonde hair, I had long brown hair.
    Nothing flashy ... just long and brown. And then when long brown hair came into fashion, I had short blonde hair. Just to be different...

    I think you look rather dashing with a beard. Very Ricky Ricky Gervais ... or do I mean Ricky Martin?

    Fun post, per usual, Blue :)

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    1. Looking good like someone else... What's wrong with that picture, right?

      Who do you mean.... Neither I hope. :)

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    2. Definitely Ricky Martin :)

      Oh, and look what I can do. click here

      Crikey, I hope it works!

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    3. I'm now commenting on myself. Sorry, but I did it!!

      Thanks, Blue :)

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    4. I comment on myself on a daily basis wondering who I'm talking to.

      Ah what's that I see.... a link.... I knew you would pull it off.

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    5. Yeah, it took a while, but I did it in the end.

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  14. While I don't really condone full-on copycatting celebrity haircuts, I do believe in using photographs of celebs and models to give the stylist an idea of what I'm after.

    I don't believe in copycatting because in 99.9998% of cases, that coveted haircut is utterly un-copy-able, and the hopeful copycat ends up looking like a mushroom. A mushroom with a really bad haircut.

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    1. Being inspired and wanting to look the same are two different things. I've yet to meet a sexy mushroom, so I guess we think alike. You're not by any chance copycatting my thoughts, now are you? ;)

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    2. Don't think I am, but great minds do tend to think alike. So do crazy ones, so there are infinite possibilities here...

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    3. Oh it's nothing to worry about. I find that I can't really get along with people who aren't at least a little bit crazy. "Normal" is soooo overrated.

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    4. Normal should be forbidden! But wait a minute... are you saying you're my new best friend because I'm not normal? Well? Well?

      Good.

      Normal is overrated as is political correctness.
      And politics.
      And dog food.

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  15. Ewww--no no no no no no--

    No blue "banana hammocks" Not attractive at all.

    Be out of commission for a little while. Surgery tommorrow. Not ignoring u but out of it so to speak. Look forward to catching up when I do come back.

    Take care my blue friend. I will "read" u soon.

    Thanks for the laugh. It started my week off GREAT!!!

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    1. Surgery? Nothing serious, I hope? Well, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed. You know that.

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  16. I haven't seen this particular trend, I wonder why. I really don't copy anyone hairstyle. I've actually had the same hair style since I was about 17. lol My hair is long and straight. I cut it myself because it seems when I got to a salon they want me to cut it all off and donate it here or there or get with the time and have a shorter hair cut. My hair is long enough for me to sit on and while I do give myself a trim, I won't be cutting it.

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    1. Good for you. With that I mean not having noticed the trend, sticking to your own ideas and not allowing anybody to cut it all off while obviously it looks great on you.

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  17. Of course you look special. You stand out from the crowd not because of how you wear your hair, or what clothes you have on, but because you are special. Yes, YOU, my special Blue.

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    1. You're too kind, Lynda. But I hear what you're saying, and I bet so dies Dezzy. He will be so jealous when he reads your words ;) Thanks.

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    2. Well, when Dezzy is in the room as well, that's a whole other story!!! ;)
      hehehe Just kidding. You both stand out from the crowd. Are you guys long lost brothers?

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    3. so DIES Dezzy? Is you plotting my demise, Blue?

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    4. @Lynda... Mistress of All Things Secret... - Did I wrote dies? What was I drinking? Milk? That explains it. Well, Dezzy and I are brothers but I'm not sure if the word long applies to him hehehe. Oh you meant long lost?

      @Dezmond the Dezzy Dezzmeister - My eyes! My eyes! I keep mixing up i and o! My eyes!

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    5. I saw the DIES as well, but thought it safest to tip-toe over it... just in case there was some nefarious plot in the works. One doesn't want to mess with plot. ;)
      And Blue, milk is clearly bad for you. Unless it's blue. Of course.

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    6. See, you are the well-raised tip-toeing type, sensitive to the possibility of nefariousness in the works that had better not be messed with lest.... you know. How's that for a summary, Lynda? Do I get a prize?

      Yes?

      Okay, I choose your special project. Let's have some milk and we'll discuss it. Blue milk? What would happen to Dezz if we gave him blue milk?

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    7. well it's not like I couldn't die for realz... I forgot to take my heart pills today and I just found out today that one of our dear blogging friends has cancer :((( Such a bad and sad day it is...

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    8. Talk about bad news. I'm sorry to hear that, Dezz.

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    9. and on top of it we have floods all around my country, more than 200 miners died today in a mining accident in Turkey, people are killing each other in Ukraine.... Can we sleep over this day, Blue? .... no snoring....

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    10. Sigh. So what's the good news? I can't sleep.

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    11. Let's drink blue milk from champagne glasses so we'll feel better.
      And yes, Blue, you win a prize: a blue duck. Now you can sleep.

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    12. State of emergency proclaimed here today, almost all of the cities are flooded.... Send me some rubber boots and a kayak!

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    1. Do you wanna go for a drink? I won't tell anyone who you are.

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    2. HA! That's a $5,000 proposition right there!! hahahahaa

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    3. No 5 grand for you. I know, so I can't get it at my zoo, damn it!

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    4. I'd blow it on a ticket to Bora
      And send you a pic of that shore-a

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  19. Oh no blue just hand surgery rather routine carpal tunnel on both hands and a knot on the bottom of my foot if I am gonna be our better get it all done at same time.

    Can we say time off hooray. My other coworker walked out today. They have put her thru hell (day job). This should be interesting two major people gone. Sometimes people need to get a taste of u gone before they miss u. No????

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    1. That's a relief but still... something tells me you'd rather have a drink. Milk, of course.

      Yes, I was gone for 8 months and.... well....

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  20. I don't get it, do the objects of these gentlemen's affection appreciate unkempt, wiry facial hair and greasy brylcreem hair? Are these guys trying to confuse potential sexual partners with nostalgia mixed with modern recluse aesthetic? Like powdering their lazy facial hair with Old Spice?
    How would women do the same? Wear a hoop skirt and have tattoos...Oh, that's what Suicide Grrrls are. Ladies, if you're looking to prey upon the nostalgia of dudes 28-38 like those guys do with Old Spice, wear a scrunchie and high-cut one-piece bathing suit with leggings.
    But that said, that's a good look on you, Blue.

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    1. Of course. I'm shocked to learn you weren't fully aware the objects of these cavemen um gentlemen have the hots for the beardy look, the shaggy, scruffy, disheveled Parisian-under-a-bridge look. See, now I can't sleep. You were my idol, my all-knowing pickle meets antelope AND I need some Old Spice to soothe my damaged soul. As for the beardy look, I bet some women would do the same, only you need to go somewhere down south to explore the jungle that is hair. Or so I'm told by bush fetishists.

      That said, thanks for the compliment. Would it look good on you too?

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  21. I don't understand it either. Mr. RK would never get laid if he had a beard like that. Come to think of it, he'd be sleeping outside with the plants.

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    1. That makes two of us. See, we're outnumbering them already! Anyone who loves this look will be happiest among the plants.... No sex... really? MEOW!

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  22. I've never copied anyone's hairstyle. I just tell Sam to do with my hair what she will, and she does. That man's hair is awful.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'd copy your hairstyle and you would so adore me.

      Awful, appalling, gruesome, hideous, gross, horrifyingly horrible... unoriginal...

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  23. I never be a copycat Blue,I alwsys use my hair how I like I wash my hair, put all these thing tomake not frizz andbeauty and go to the world:)
    And I use a pony tail when I cook;)
    Ah your funny:)I love your draws!!

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    1. Hi Gloria Dear. I know you'd never be a copycat. Or a Pat The Cat... ;) I bet your hair looks beautiful today. Is it still as long as it was last year?

      I myself never have a ponytail... ever... because I, you know, never cook haha! But if I did, I wouldn't have enough hair.

      You love my drawings? Still?

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  24. Ah you still dont see my new blue post!

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  25. I wish I could say my second oldest child (21) did not have that same hairdo, but I'd be lying. I don't think he did it for a soccer player though, he just likes it. ;)

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    1. He just likes it? How does that work? ;) I hope it looks good on him, though.

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  26. Good grief, that's not even a hot looking hair cut. It's like all the teeny bopper boys rushing out to get that horrid Justin Bieber do a few years back. *barf*

    I'm sure your hair looks much better than those posers, Blue!

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    1. A Bieber Do? See, now I can't sleep, Theresa. No, Momma, please don't let them cut my hair Bieber style. I will be a good boy. I will. No, Momma, please, please, noooooooooo!

      See?

      Thanks, Ms Mixed Nuts :)

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  27. Shortest comment ever from me. Hahaha. One finger typing blah--...

    That anonymous in my blog was friend from NC. She does not blog so she has to sign in anonymous.

    Feeling okie dokie. Pain pills work really well. Should be normal in 2 weeks.

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  28. LOL. Is that the new trend? Seriously? I'm going to have to get some hair dye for the hubby. He totally rocks the beard. ;)

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  29. This is an awesome post, BL! You have a unique and funny voice! Thank you for visiting my blog and prompting me to visit yours. I've certainly seen your icon out and about! Have a good one!

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    1. Why, thank you, fellow blueness. My awesomeness is but a fluke... like how I once became a duke. Thanks for stopping by where the sun does shine and the snow is but a figment of our collective imagination.

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  30. I have a friend who's hairstyle I love. Unfortunately, I can't mimic it due to the way my hair parts. :(

    Apparently you wrote a post about me during my hiatus? I'll have to go find it now.

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    1. HE'S...... ALIVE! I did? I did? Well, I mentioned you HERE.

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  31. I was laughing hard the first time I read this and I did not eave a comment. And I'm still laughing ha ha ha

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