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Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Flip Off 12-3

Tuesday evening, we took the boys for hair cuts. They typically do a close cut, #2 on the sides, #3 on the back. This winter, we're trying to grow it a little to give them a style. For the growing process, their girl had to do some blending, so the buzzers were used.

It's such a distinct sound, the buzz of an electric clipper. Moving up the head as the hair just falls away...

Wednesday morning when I showered, I distinctly remembered washing my hair. Smooshing the soap around, running my fingers through to get all of the conditioner out, grabbing all of the lose ends and rinsing them down. I remember blow drying my hair - thinking what a pain in the ass it was.

Wednesday afternoon, I remember being annoyed at the rain that was messing up my hair as I ran across the street to the cafe.

I was meeting A.

We were having a cocktail before going to the salon.

The salon where she got her head shaved.

Did she do the same on Wednesday morning? Did she try to remember her 'last day' with her "Mess"-y hair? Was she scared as the clippers started to buzz...

I can't speak for A, but as one of few witnesses, I can say she sat with her shoulders high and a smile on her face.

Even through the tears and trembling chin, she smiled.

Today, I have a double middle finger flip off to Stage 3 Breast Cancer. Once again, Fuck You. For making my friend have to be so very brave. And for making me be strong in the face of fear, but losing my shit for an entire day after.

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Blogger Moooooog35 said...

I'm also flipping off stage 3 breast cancer because it's also taking away my incredible ability to insert funny comments when you write really seriously depressing posts because when I do that I feel like an asshole.

Well..more of an asshole.

That said.. your friend is lucky to have a friend like you.

12/3/10, 6:09 AM  
Blogger The Sharp's said...

You were on my mind a lot yesterday. Missed you. You know how I feel about all this so I'm done.

12/3/10, 8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boo for breast cancer. Hate, hate, hate it.

12/3/10, 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys make a good team. A is brave. So brave.

12/3/10, 9:16 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Poor A! I bet there wasn't a dry eye in the salon.

12/3/10, 9:28 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I totally join you in that fuck you!

12/3/10, 11:53 AM  
Blogger The mad woman behind the blog said...

yup, add my big fat fuck you to the pile too! Damn you cancer. DAMN YOU!

12/3/10, 12:11 PM  
Blogger Mommy NaniBooboo said...

She is so very brave and amazing... as are you.
Fuck cancer upside the head.

12/3/10, 12:55 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...


Hugs to you.

12/3/10, 1:31 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

I've understood your frustration about cancer reading your posts about your friend, only because I have had friends with cancer. Not close friends, though, merely acquaintences. I've brought a meal or two but that is about it -however, reading your post today I couldn't help but reach for my own hair and cry. This was one of the most powerful posts I think I have read of yours so far because it engaged so much of my senses. Your friend is very lucky to have you - and I think it is good that you get to blow off some steam away from her as well. hang in there.

- em

12/3/10, 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

I reserve this word for things I loathe like things that stab right down into the reccesses of my soul that make me want to stab right back at it or them...
You're a cunt.

12/3/10, 2:03 PM  
Blogger tulpen said...

I bet she looks hot bald.

12/3/10, 3:54 PM  
Blogger The Zany Housewife said...

Fuck Cancer.

I applaud Miss A for her bravery. And for you in being such a great friend. We should all be so fortunate to have people like you in our lives.

And ditto to what Tulpen said.

12/3/10, 4:45 PM  
Blogger KLZ said...

Fuck you cancer is not a powerful enough term. We need new words.

12/3/10, 5:21 PM  
Blogger Poppy said...

I'm with Tulpen. I met she is SATC Samantha Jones hot and taking cancer by the balls and squeezing it hard. Hair is over rated.

12/3/10, 5:22 PM  
Blogger JoAnn Smith said...

crying my eyes out for someone I've never met, but admire her strength. Hang in there sweetie - one of my best friends in the world is a 25 year survivor of breast cancer, twice over. It can be beaten!

12/3/10, 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have someone who just found out Tuesday that she has to have both her breasts removed...and will find out more in a week! I feel for you and for "A" and I wish I had a finger big enough to do more than just say "fuck you" to cancer, while the other finger is saluting (in a good way) her for being so brave!

12/3/10, 6:57 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

I got nothing but love for both of ya. Hugs.

12/3/10, 8:58 PM  
Blogger Scary Mommy said...

I'll join you on that flipping off of cancer. Such a nasty bitch.

12/4/10, 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...


12/6/10, 11:11 PM  
Anonymous Tara Dee said...

You are a great supporter for A and am glad you wrote this post, I'm sure there are many people who can relate to this..keep it up and best wishes.

12/10/10, 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Samantha said...

I have a friend going through the same thing right now. She has had surgery, her head shaved and 5 out of 6 chemo treatments complete. She soldiers on like nobody's business. I admire her. I'm a little late on this, but I'm flipping off breast cancer too.

12/14/10, 9:03 AM  

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