one for the scrapbook

August 18, 2005

On this day…19 days before my 33rd birthday…I found my first gray hair.

I haven’t colored my hair in about 2 months…I’m trying to let the natural color come in. It’s a bit darker than the blonde we’re all used to.** There’s about 1 1/2 inches worth of roots, which doesn’t look bad yet. I was examining the color this morning in the bathroom mirror and I saw a light hair.

“Odd,” I thought. “This hair should be dark…it hasn’t been dyed.”

Then it hit me.

I plucked it out (spare me the old wives’ tales) and held it in front of my dark brown skirt.

Gray. Before I tossed it away, I silently named it “Publicus.” (the name of our new content management system that we’ve been working on for the last 113 days)

I received no sympathy from BvP — he’s been dealing with the silver since his early 20s.

Which leads me to ask you, dear readers…if you’ve discovered gray hair…how old were you when you saw your first one?

**I dyed my hair light brown before the hostess pic was taken. It’s lighter now (stupid Loreal crap washed out) but I’ve been told by so many people that that crummy cellphone pic was my best hostess pic EVAR that I’m reluctant to take a new one.

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  • Kristen August 18, 2005 at 2:04 am

    Oy, Kim… I definitely discovered my first gray hair (or is it grey…?) last year, when I was just 20 years old. Now I have about three. And on a head of dark, dark hair, they certainly stick out. Consider yourself lucky (very, very lucky)! 😉

  • dr. dave August 18, 2005 at 8:32 am

    At least you don’t have the problem some of us GUYS do… which is… in about 10 years I’ll probably be happy to find ANY hair up front… no matter WHAT the color!


    (Yeah… I should save that hostess photo to disk before you snatch it away from us. Hey! I know! I’ll make my own webpage where I save ALL your old hostess photos… )

  • John August 18, 2005 at 2:44 pm

    Sweet. My gf made her first post! Anyway I know this is a stupid thing to say but 25 and no gray hair baby! Hey I can brag for now. Who knows when I’m gonna get one.

  • Ani August 18, 2005 at 2:51 pm

    I found one a few years ago. It’s ok you still young.

  • Tommy August 18, 2005 at 8:16 pm

    I concur with Dave above! I would trade anything for one gray hair in exchange for the prograine I’ve been using on my head.

  • Dave September 3, 2005 at 2:45 am

    Bah, I beat you by 11 years (I was 22 when I got my first one).

    I’ve got a friend who is two weeks older than me, and [what’s left of] his hair is almost all grey. My hair is jet-black when compared to his, even though my grey hairs are noticable. Hey, better grey than bald is what I say.

    I guess it truly isn’t the age but the miles that get you!