This anecdote illustrates what happens when I’ve been on vacation too long.
I tried and experiment on my hair last night. Nothing permanent or deliberately outrageous.
I was inspired by Mrs. Maisel from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to set my hair before going to bed. Yes, like an old lady. My hair is currently in nowhere-land – not short, not really a bob, and not long enough to do anything with. Plus, I have a lot of hair and it gets heavy, so it generally hangs quite boringly next to my face all day.
I thought, “Well, let’s give it a shot!”
I expected tousled waves when I released the foam rollers this morning.
Instead, I got the original Little Orphan Annie. I laughed so hard. I’m still laughing. Thank goodness I did not need to leave the house. I was aiming for Mrs. Maisel, but ended up with the hairdo that Prince Phillip hated on Queen Elizabeth on “The Crown.”
I suppose I could have put it under a bonnet, a la Offred from “The Handmaid’s Tale,” but even though it is double-digits below zero here in Iowa, I hate wearing hats. Who knows, though, looking in my “Black Mirror,” it may seem far less awful than I thought.
In any case, it is obvious to me that the moment I begin comparing my hair to the hairstyles of TV characters from shows I’ve binge-watched over the last two weeks, I should probably head back to work.