Thursday, March 24, 2011

America's Next Top Knotel

So, I need to preface this blog post.  For my entire life, I have been a daily showerer and hair washer.  Every day, I would take a shower in the morning and subsequently blow dry and straighten my hair.  I thought that this was like a normal hygienic practice, but when I got to high school everyone told me that daily hair washing was bad for my hair follicles and I was damaging my hair and ruining my life by washing my hair every day.  I just thought that they were lazy and continued with my daily grooming habits.

But then, this semester happened.  This is probably going to be my last semester at BYU, so I'm cramming everything in.  I'm working (sort of), taking 17 credits, and trying to plan my entire wedding before I go on a study abroad this spring.  I am stressed every day.  I realized pretty early on that something had to give, and it ended up being my physical appearance.

One morning, I had stayed up really late finishing an assignment and slept through my alarm.  I didn't have enough time to shower if I was going to be on time to my 8 am class.  I figured it was no big deal because I would just come home later and shower....but then I realized I had commitments on campus ALL DAY LONG.  The notion that I would be at school, interacting with people all day, unwashed and smelly and slovenly, was not acceptable to me.

And then, genius struck.  I had been hearing on all the fashion blogs lately that the "top knot" was totally in this season.  A "top knot" is what I would put my chlorine-infested hair in after swim meets so that it wouldn't drip down my back.  I am a pro at styling an effective top knot.  A top knot is also, apparently, high fashion.  Take a gander:

And so that is what my hair looked like all day.  I'm serious.  I hopped in the shower to wash my body, but totally skipped my hair.  It was awesome.  What this means is that every time I feel like sleeping in, I can just assemble my filthy, tangly hair on top of my head, wear a scarf or earrings or glasses or other camouflaging item of clothing, and be totally trendy.  Apparently.

You guys, this is so liberating.  I love it when it's fashionable to look like a homeless person.  Long live the top knot.