Sweet Musings with a Bitterly Sharp Wit

Bad Hair Day


Rolling out of bed in the morning and stumbling into the bathroom, few sights can be more horrifying than the image that meets me in the mirror. Eyes full of sleep sand and hair sticking out in ways that actually defy gravity, it’s a miracle that I manage to look halfway put together before leaving the house. Luckily, my grooming routine only involves basic hygiene, nothing time consuming like applying makeup or styling my hair beyond a basic brushing. With such a busy modern world we live in, how do some people find the time and patience to do themselves up every day? I guess some people are just perfectionists, not accepting anything but a spot-on appearance no matter what they’re doing that day. Looking at such meticulously styled people, it always shocks me to hear that almost every single one thinks that they could have done better some how.

One such perfectionist is this prissy little poodle here, with her carefully combed fur and delicately tied ribbons. While she looks perfectly presentable for any social situation to me, she insists that her fur is all wrong; So fuzzy and unmanageable! So tangled! So unruly! If it were up to her, she would rather trade looks with a hairless chihuahua, for all the grooming she would be able to forgo! Strong words coming from a dog whose identity is based on the tell-tale puffs and pom poms of curly fur painstakingly carved out of their coat. I guess it just goes to show that perfection is in the eye of the beholder, even if that eye happens to be painfully self-critical.


Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

7 thoughts on “Bad Hair Day

  1. 1. The poodle is ENTIRELY too adorable!

    2. I totally agree with you – I hate putting on make up, doing my hair, etc. And yet there are people who go to my gym looking like they just came from a salon! I don’t get it! You are going to sweat and the make up is going to run anyway! Hahaha


  2. Your poodle is so CUTE! You do beautiful work – I enjoy your blog very much.

    Helen in Malden, Massachusetts


  3. OMG he’s so cute. i need to get myself one of those to stop me from bother my boyfriend for a pup!


  4. OMG too cute. I just love the ribbons.


  5. I NEVER have the time for makeup… not even for special occasions. Lately though, I attended two events and I just HAD to put makeup on… mind you, I have no time, yet it only takes me 5-10 minutes!

    Anyway, LOVE your poodle! I want to thank you very much for posting some of your patterns. With the birds, I learning how to make balls and can apply the same thing to bells, baskets, whatever….. maybe an Easter basket… WITH eggs! Took me awhile, however, to figure out your pattern because, well, I’m new to the knitting/crochet world and have NEVER followed a pattern for anything….. THANKS :)


  6. OH MY GOODNESS that is too cute, i want it!!


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