My! What nice skin you have

Sorry its been awhile since my last post. Paul and I are still on the east coast enjoying ourselves. It’s been a whirlwind trip filled with family, fun, babies, food, IPO’s and southern hospitality.

I had to take a minute out of our vacation to blog about my latest post-chemo observation…

It’s official, people who meet me today have no idea I had cancer and went through chemo. Nope. Perfect strangers just give me a once over, take in my crazy-town hair, and smile and say “wow, you have such great skin!”

You see, it’s the only polite thing they can think to say in light of my currently-very-pudgy-frame-and-beyond-tragic-hair/fro.

My chemo curls are like a rats nest atop my head. Remember I used semi-permanent hair color a few weeks ago? Well that’s washing out and, sadly, my gray hair looks brassy blonde — almost gold. It is so fugly! Oh! And my skin isn’t looking good at all. The east coast heat, humidity and bugs are doing a number on my delicate San Francisco skin!

I guess at the end of the day, I prefer the kind lies of a stranger than the cold hard truth. It’s just those first few seconds when I watch their eyes take me in and try to figure out what to say next that are sad! Oh well, it is what it is. I’ll go eat my blues away–diet starts AFTER vacation ends!!

PS – for the full effect, you have to read the title of this post like you’re reading Little Red Riding Hood.




5 thoughts on “My! What nice skin you have

  1. You are cray cray. No matter what you do to your hair, people will still get whiplash turning to see you go by. You are a striking beauty. Long tresses, no tresses, gray, brass or green. You can’t help it Andrea, most people would kill for your looks. I really don’t think you are in tune with what people are thinking! They could say a lot of things to lie. Just take it at face value and don’t be so hard on your pretty self !!!!

  2. You may think that people are just being nice, but your skin truly is beautiful; it has a lovely glow in the pictures above. I hope to see you soon!

  3. It looks like you are going to have to be mentally dragged into 2013. Have you seen the colors, lengths and styles that the fashionistas are sporting? Take a look at the pix from the Met Gala this year — Nicole Richie, Miley Cyrus. And walking out of the salons I see colors called Mystical Mint, Violet Nite, and Manic Panic. I am surprised that 30somethngs are so old school. Actually, it seems you have been through every phase of what can be done with hair. This is just the latest manifestation. Of course the ultimate and real test is how you look to your fans out here. And the consensus seems to be – fabulous. We would tell you. Thanks for sharing the great pix and commentary. And my, what nice eyes you have!

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