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l had a hair-do last week, I desperately needed some color........

Who is dyeing too?
 

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Margrit said:
l had a hair-do last week, I desperately needed some color........

Who is dyeing too?
I do, or better said, Amber does it for me!  I always use L'oreal light brown

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I really have more gray hair than most people my parent's age.  Better vanity through science!
 

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I’m going blonde with highlights next month! Most people like my natural silver hair with brown and gold highlights, but I need to make a difference for going full time  or I will just be seen as the same person.

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Pink hair and a pink wardrobe could be fun.  That would turn heads for certain.  Though in Texas or Arizona someone of your age rocking pink from head to toe would be far from the oddest thing someone would see on any given day.


My heritage is mostly French on both sides of the family, though one side took a detour through Quebec on the way over.


I can't say I've ever been kicked out of a country.  The parties I went to were lame.
 

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Christine said:
Instantly, I was "personae non gratae."


Just out of curiosity, for how many people did the French count you? (Personae is plural, so they must have counted you for at least 2, otherwise you would have been a persona non grata).


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Sadly both the old beetle and the new beetle are muerte.  VW still makes cars there as I recall but no more bugs.
 

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Christine said:

Hi Ixtaccíhuatl,              20 February 2020

Thanks for your response; there were 2 of us, My buddy Hank and me; the first thing they saw was my military ID as I was driving; American military were not welcome in France at that time.

We thought we would visit France since we were in the vicinity. A story about that trip is in the works.

We didn't consider the fact that Charlie de G. was on his Anti-American rampage at the time. Didn't mind, just never went back; had many other places much more interesting and hospitable to Gringos that we visited.

I don't blame him for his dislike of Americans, after all, we did invaded his country Tuesday 06 June 1944 at Normandy France; always sticking our noses in other people's business; no wonder Charlie was ticked off 22 years after that fact.

The story about the aforementioned trip is true and a bit humorous. Figured I needed a change of pace .... just for a little while; I'll be posting it soon. I still have more Cop tales that need to be told.

Thanks for the grammar lesson. I spent a few days in Mexico, DF; about 1000 more or less. Had many good times there. Did a bit of work in Puebla automating Banco de Oriente. Loved the city, home of the Volkswagen Beetle at that time, may still be. Spent about 6 months there; had many good friends and a few very special ones.

I left Mexico DF 01 January 1999, 21 years ago, which was the last time I was in that country. I miss it and the friends I left behind, but, I will not go back until they have the violence problem resolved. When will that be? As long as the drug using citizens of this country keep the demand up, there will be those ready, willing and able to supply it.... and the violence goes on. Too much money involved and too many vested interests in influential positions. As I have heard it said: "Money talks, BS walks." Follow the money.

Best Always, Love

Christine


Thanks for the explanations, Christine! At least it confirms I read that correctly.


I had a chuckle when I read your description of the Normandy invasion of '44.


I am down in Mexico quite a bit, both for work as well as for family reasons. Even drove all the way from Indianapolis to Mexico City once, took me 2 days. The Volkswagen plant is still there in Puebla, although they stopped producing the (original) Beetles. And the taxi cabs in Mexico City are not Beetles anymore with their passenger seat removed.


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MadameDuFromage said:
Sadly both the old beetle and the new beetle are muerte.  VW still makes cars there as I recall but no more bugs.
I had 3 old bugs in a row.  My first one was a brand new 1962 convertible, I almost washed and polished this thing to death!  My second on was a 1966, and I threw a Porsche 1.6 ltr engine into this one, and changed the notches in the rear torsion suspension to give it X legs, and had lad weights in the front.  The thing was a screamer.  And the third was a fully civilized one again.

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I really want a Ghia but I may have to settle for an easier to find beetle.  They're just fun little cars.
 

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Hi Allie,

I hope you like being blonde. I'm a dishwater blond myself, but I have some pretty awesome natural highlights in my hair too that are regular blond. I love the blonder hair color most of all.

I hope what happened to me one time doesn't happen to you though. When my hair started getting darker I really didn't like it. So I went to a hair stylist to get some light blond added to it. I wanted that look where just the tips of my hair were super blond.

The stylist asked me how much coverage I wanted and I said that I wanted it all over, meaning that I wanted all of the tips super blond. Well in hair dyeing parlance "all over" means something else entirely. She dyed all of my hair all over instead of just the tips. My hair didn't take it very well and it turned the color of a brand new shiny copper penny. I looked ridiculous to say the least. I mean I looked like a total clown.

After she got done with my hair I went home and started cooking dinner for my wife. I was standing at the stove when she came in from work, and she screamed from the top of her lungs and I whirled around to see what was going on. She seemed to be looking at me, but I surmised that there must be someone coming at me from behind...so I whirled around in that direction but there was no one there.

So I turned back around and asked my wife why she screamed and scared the living daylights out of me. She said because she didn't recognize me because my hair was copper colored, and she thought a stranger had broken into the house. Of course we got a big laugh out of that.

After we got done laughing at our predicament she informed me that I was going to be going back to the hair stylist the next day and get my hair fixed. My wife used to be a hair stylist and told me what I needed to tell the stylist to fix my hair. I went the next morning and had it fixed and it looked pretty good after she got done with it.

So I hope your foray into hair dyeing goes better than my first time.

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MadameDuFromage said:
I really want a Ghia but I may have to settle for an easier to find beetle.  They're just fun little cars.
I used to have a Giha version that was not sold in the US.  It was the 1500CC version based on the Fastback Platform.  It had 4 carbs, and was quite a nice machine.  It was the Type 34, an mine was in the same color scheme as in the pictures.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Karmann_Ghia

In my "hay days" , I was able to take the engine out of the Betle in 15 mins, and could put it back in in 25 mins.  That was important, cause the clutch throw-out bearing was a carbon ring that needed almost constant replacement if you drove the vehicle a little harder.

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I have thought for years about dyeing my hair silver. However it will probably get there by itself if I am patient enough. I love the look of silver hair.
 

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Katie said:
I have thought for years about dyeing my hair silver. However it will probably get there by itself if I am patient enough. I love the look of silver hair.
We can trade, you get my color, and I get yours!

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Lexxi said:
Hi Allie,

I hope you like being blonde. I'm a dishwater blond myself, but I have some pretty awesome natural highlights in my hair too that are regular blond. I love the blonder hair color most of all.

I hope what happened to me one time doesn't happen to you though. When my hair started getting darker I really didn't like it. So I went to a hair stylist to get some light blond added to it. I wanted that look where just the tips of my hair were super blond.

The stylist asked me how much coverage I wanted and I said that I wanted it all over, meaning that I wanted all of the tips super blond. Well in hair dyeing parlance "all over" means something else entirely. She dyed all of my hair all over instead of just the tips. My hair didn't take it very well and it turned the color of a brand new shiny copper penny. I looked ridiculous to say the least. I mean I looked like a total clown.

After she got done with my hair I went home and started cooking dinner for my wife. I was standing at the stove when she came in from work, and she screamed from the top of her lungs and I whirled around to see what was going on. She seemed to be looking at me, but I surmised that there must be someone coming at me from behind...so I whirled around in that direction but there was no one there.

So I turned back around and asked my wife why she screamed and scared the living daylights out of me. She said because she didn't recognize me because my hair was copper colored, and she thought a stranger had broken into the house. Of course we got a big laugh out of that.

After we got done laughing at our predicament she informed me that I was going to be going back to the hair stylist the next day and get my hair fixed. My wife used to be a hair stylist and told me what I needed to tell the stylist to fix my hair. I went the next morning and had it fixed and it looked pretty good after she got done with it.

So I hope your foray into hair dyeing goes better than my first time.

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Thank you for making me confident for my first time having my hair coloured Lexxi! My stylist did exactly the same colour and highlights to one of my work colleagues last week, and it looks great. This will be my first time being in a salon for more than an hour, talking to the other girls. I'm more scared of that than copper hair!

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OzGirl said:
Thank you for making me confident for my first time having my hair coloured Lexxi! My stylist did exactly the same colour and highlights to one of my work colleagues last week, and it looks great. This will be my first time being in a salon for more than an hour, talking to the other girls. I'm more scared of that than copper hair!

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Allie, you can relax.  All the ladies are concerned about their own hair (almost similar to the bathroom fear - and no reason for it).  And you can relax and enjoy it when they fumble around with your hair.

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Linde said:
Allie, you can relax.  All the ladies are concerned about their own hair (almost similar to the bathroom fear - and no reason for it).  And you can relax and enjoy it when they fumble around with your hair.

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Linde, I actually love people playing with my hair and my colleague gave me a hint to take my iPad so I can check up on my forums while I am waiting for the next procedure. I can also get some selfies!

Allie
 

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What?  You ladies dye your hair?  Scandalous! 

Its probably the one thing I'm doing right as most compliments I get are on my hair color.  Mostly use a box but once had if done at ULTA whrn I had a coupon and gift card.  If I've got a couple hours and a few extra dollars I'll get it done at a teaching salon. 

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@Christine I can't wait for the pics!

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As I said before, I love silver and salt and pepper hair. My wife and I both have this weird love of that type of hair. We've talked many times about how we can't wait to have our hair turn silver or salt and pepper.

Some photos I found on Google of styles I like.


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