178 days. Without. A haircut. So Bossy scheduled an appointment in New York City because Bossy has court documentation that proves no one within 112 miles of these can cut Bossy’s hair without making her cry like a newborn.
And here’s why: Bossy has frizzy hair. And not just frizzy but frizzizzley. Which is why Bossy was so happy three years ago when she met a hairdresser named Antonio because he is from Italy and because when you’re in his chair he says stuff like, “Jew moss learn to embraze jour eenair curlz.” Also? He invented a hair product line called Curlfriends. And he works 113 miles away from this.
So Bossy woke up super early in order to catch the first train in her Six Train Day:
Bossy knows that it takes
Amtrak the cheap transit trains three and a half hours to reach a city two hours away, which is why Bossy was so smart to buy herself juicy magazines to read the day before!
Before Bossy knew it she was changing trains again:
This was the luckiest train of all because
the Devil Incarnate a really nice woman situated herself directly in front of Bossy and proceeded to stand and shout orders across the train to her friends. For an hour.
Which was actually preferable to what happened next: The woman got on her cell phone. All Bossy can say is, “Wow” — because Bossy never realized that Sub Zero refrigerators come with integrated over-under invisible fingerprint cabinet doors.
Bossy did her best to ignore the lady and instead focus on the breathtaking scenery:
And that’s not the only thing Bossy saw. She also saw this:
But soon the train pulled into Penn Station and Bossy walked three hundred blocks to her hair appointment. Once in the salon Bossy settled in the back where her favorite colorist Fran prepared Bossy’s
oxidated phenylenediamine sun-kissed highlights and enthusiastically agreed to a “before” photo shoot:
And then Bossy was left alone to mull her innermost thoughts.
And also to steal a photo of Antonio’s workstation:
After approximately six hours Bossy’s hair was rinsed and she was ready for her haircut — which is the moment
Bossy’s readers reader has been waiting for: Friends Friend: may Bossy introduce to you… Antonio:
Two hours later Bossy’s cut was complete and she was back in the train station — and lucky thing she remembered to walk over to the Penn Station magazine stand before her long journey home:
By the way: How did Bossy’s hair turn out? Kind of blurry:
amy saysApril 20, 2007 at 12:11 pm
Bossy’s hair salon looks JUST like the one Bossy’s friend Amy goes to in Manayunk… and it only takes Bossy’s friend Amy 15 minutes to get there.
tuesday saysApril 20, 2007 at 12:15 pm
I have never found a good colorist in NJ, I always have to trek back into the city to get a good color.
Les~ saysApril 20, 2007 at 2:13 pm
You never cease to crack my shiznit up on the daily!
And, from what I can see of the finished product, it lQQks great! The most important thing is — do YOU like it?
BOSSY saysApril 20, 2007 at 2:22 pm
Actually Les – Bossy thinks it’s too short, too curly, too blonde, too long, too straight, and a tad too dark. Other than that she’s very happy, especially since it only cost the equivalent of a drop-top Bentley.
Oh, The Joys saysApril 20, 2007 at 2:27 pm
I am so honored to meet the tip of Antonio’s head.
Les~ saysApril 20, 2007 at 2:46 pm
Bossy – I know what you mean! My stylist was p’d at me ’cause I missed my appt. with her last week. Well, ‘scuse me — you didn’t call and remind me I had an appt. with you..>REMEMBER? Anyway, my hubby said “well, she’s just mad ’cause she was planning on using what you spend on your hair to make her car payment this month!”
Brando saysApril 20, 2007 at 2:51 pm
Antonio talks just like Hank Azaria!
Cece saysApril 20, 2007 at 3:23 pm
Great blog! I’ll be back.
orangeblossoms saysApril 20, 2007 at 4:02 pm
absolutely LOVE the corner of you hair. will you post the rest of your head sometime soon?
guessing it looks much, much better than the train scenery.
blue girl saysApril 20, 2007 at 4:41 pm
I wish I could get my hair cut in NYC! I’m jealous.
I bet Kevin C. has a cuter butt than that. Jus sayin.
I also like the corner of your blurry frizzizzley hair! Doesn’t look so frizzezzley hair! Embrace your inner frizzizzle BOSSY!
blue girl saysApril 20, 2007 at 4:42 pm
What am I talkin about in that 2nd sentence in the last paragraph. Just ignore that!
Jodi saysApril 20, 2007 at 5:41 pm
Not that I need to inform you of this, but your storytelling is straight-up whack. Really awesome.
You know, I can’t read comics in the newspaper. I just … can’t. I become bored and look away. This though, your blog, I feel sort of like I’ve found a comic that holds my interest.
Also? I suck at people skills but I am trying to be nice. 🙂
nutmeg saysApril 20, 2007 at 7:11 pm
OMG! Just found you through the upcoming blog get-together super high-secret site. Damn you, I’ve had four kids! My bladder floor can’t take it. Are there bloggy initials for ‘I just peed my pants’? Oh hell, I’ll try to figure it out: IJPMP! I so can’t wait to check out your frizzy hair in person.
Mr Farty saysApril 20, 2007 at 7:41 pm
Your hair looks nice in that last photo. All my photos come out like that too; except that I don’t have hair anymore. Sniff.
Adorable Girlfriend saysApril 20, 2007 at 7:57 pm
AG never found anyone she really loved in NYC for her hair. In fact, everyone was always jealous of AG styled hair in Scottsdale. They were all, “Your hair so much better than all the New York places.”
A girl has to do what a girl has to do to get great hightlights and hair…
Tracey saysApril 21, 2007 at 12:24 am
Poor Bossy. Blurry hair does grow back, though. Unfortunately, the frizz never seems to go away (please don’t ask how I know…)
seattle mamacita saysApril 21, 2007 at 5:25 pm
i agree with bluegirl you are the modern day comic..but oh so better in color photographs
blue girl saysApril 21, 2007 at 10:55 pm
You are a Blog Comic!
That’s so cool! You have invented a genre, my good woman.
Now go forth and blog more blog comic type things.
BOSSY saysApril 22, 2007 at 8:18 am
Thanks my peoples, my -uh- person: Blog Comic. Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. Comic Blog? Anyway – everyone needs a genre, especially a genre and tonic with an olive and a slice of lemon.
erin saysApril 23, 2007 at 12:17 am
So glad I found your blog…Bossy is very funny!
maddy saysApril 23, 2007 at 10:13 am
bossy, you rock 🙂
Jen M. saysApril 23, 2007 at 10:39 am
Lovely way to start my Monday morning coffee/nurse while typing with one hand/ read the blogs ritual. I cannot embrace my inner curl. First, when I do that, my hair looks like it belongs on some nether region of my body, and second, I don’t think I can. I’ve been addicted to straightening irons for too long. Your hair is beautiful, even blurry.
suburban kamikaze saysApril 23, 2007 at 10:47 am
Poor Bossy. You expend a truly ridiculous amount of time, money and effort on a bit of vanity and come out looking fabulous. Now you have to do it every time.
It is the trap that comes from setting the bar too high. Plus now we all want $300 highlights.
Jason saysApril 24, 2007 at 10:06 am
You are too funny!! I love ya 😉
dmkaz saysApril 26, 2007 at 4:34 pm
I love your humor, especially the visuals – you make me laugh every time I visit.