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.