Me, Alyssa and Erin have this thing we used to do- whenever we do anything silly, stupid or seemingly unattractive, we would follow it up with the question "why don't boys like me?". Often times we would laugh- that was until they both got married and I remained single- kinda not so funny anymore (although I will still pull the joke out for a laugh when I can). Another one we do, is say "Why am I getting fat?"- as we shove spoonfuls of Ben and Jerry's phish food into our mouths or something as equally delicious and fattening. But I digress.
I was talking to my mother last week and she said something like "honey, I don't know why boys don't like you- you are smart and beautiful . . . but I do think you should change your hairstyle." This was not the time nor the place for such a comment and I proceeded to tell her so and then swiftly got off the phone. She kinda apologized later, but still stood by the statement that she does not like my choice of hairstyle. Yesterday I spent $90.00 on a deep condition and a hair cut. I kept my long brown locks in layers and didn't change much of anything (hey, I like it, even if my mom or 'the boys' don't). My mom called shortly after I got it cut and said "now Angie, don't get mad, but I was watching the view today and Anne Hathaway was on, well, I Teboed (Tivo) it for you- I really like her hair." I then proceeded to tell her she was too late and I had already spent an obscene amount of money getting my hair cut and it looked exactly the same way it had before only trimmed.
I am so glad that my mother thinks I am so great that the only possible solution to this single problem (I don't really see it as that much of a problem) is getting a new hairstyle.
Sorry Mom, it looks like I will be going at least another 3 months unmarried.