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On Having a Bad Hair Life

In which I look at the important things to complain about.

First world complaint here: I have never had a hairstyle I really like. Seriously. When I was itty-bitty, my hair was wispy and blonde. 865 more words


Have An Ice Day!

Recently I realized that for all her faults, my mother is responsible for creating one of the greatest passions in my life – figure skating. More than anything, she wanted my first word to be not “mommy” but rather “skate.” She put me on the ice when I was just four years old and sacrificed other things in her life to make sure skating was a part of mine. 862 more words


Dorothy Hamill (1956)

Yes, she’s the one with the hair.  It was a fluid, no-fuss style that looked best in motion.  Its free form exemplified the Title 9 era when young women were finally given the opportunity to unleash their power and show the world how fast and far the female body could move.  82 more words

Throwback Tuesday: Let Me Borrow That Top, Bitch

Blogger’s note:  It was still Tuesday when I started writing this but time happened.  And beer.

When Fantasia and Lucinda came to my hometown for the grand opening of my brother’s new bar, we had a bit of down time during the day at the hotel.   1,375 more words

The Hamill Wedge

In 1976 Dorothy Hamill won the Olympic Gold and her haircut was more than a little popular.

I actually got my “Dorothy Hamill” in 1978…my senior year in high school. 8 more words

Happy 4th of July, Independence Day

When I was growing up, every 4th of July, my family would be glued to the television set to hear the Boston Pops and to watch the fireworks burst and boom on our television set. 594 more words

Rise and Fall of Figure Skating

Michelle Kwan displayed on the jumbotron at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. 1,942 more words
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