I am single handily bringing back the side tail. Maybe single handily is an exaggeration, not that I ever exaggerate. It is important to note that I'm not talking about a side tail like the picture, but a soft pony tail resting on the shoulder (The picture just made me giggle). Secretly I have always been a fan of the side tail, but I only dared to sport it in the comforts of my bedroom. But I first started to believe the side tail might be acceptable for public outings when I saw Lauren Graham wearing it on the Gilmore Girls. Because when faced with any difficult question I always ask myself, "What Would Lorelei Gilmore Do?"
The first test for the side tail was a trip to Wal-mart. I figured if it couldn't pass the Wal-mart test all hope would have to be abandoned. I mean have you seen the things people wear to Wal-mart?! I'm talking the no shoes, pit stained t-shirts, just rolled out of bed and didn't change my clothes crowd. (OK to be fair, on a few occasions I've worn my pjs to Wal-mart). At Wal-mart no one seemed to pay any more attention to me than usual. And I'm sure the one person who snickered was only laughing at the man who bought nothing but strawberries, denture glue, and condoms and not at me.
Next I sought out Adam's approval. Honestly I would not have ever gone to him with such a crucial hair decision, if not for my lack of girlfriends in California. He loved it, like told me to wear it on our wedding night loved it. Adam doesn't know how easy he is making things for me now. Because it takes no time to pull off the side tail. On top of that, ever since I snagged my Mister, I don't even remember the last time I bothered with make-up. Not that I was particularly skilled with that task anyway. Do you need a noble peace prize to be able to wield a wand of eye shadow? To me it seems that way.
Now I'm saving lots of time, keeping my lazy streak in tact, and changing my life one side tail at a time.