As everyone is getting in their digs about Miley Cyrus
and her drastic change in hair, I have to give pause and tell you that growing up, I skateboarded in areas where I could have gotten my neck broken. (I have an injury on my ankle which has never healed - literally sheared off a disc of skin from my left outer ankle bone. Now there's a crusty piece of alligator skin permanently in its place.) I've had blonde, red, brunette, black, purple, green, blue, pink, violent and rainbow colored hair. I've had hair down to my waist. I've had hair that I needed shorn off nearly as short as Miley's because I did so much coloring damage to it. I voted for Howard Dean even after he conceded the Democratic ticket to FrankenKerry in 2004. So not all of that happened when I was 19 (the skateboarding stuff was around 17, which is close enough, right?) but I did get my first tattoo at 19 and it's the only one I regret having gotten and am deciding how and with what to cover it up. So instead of saying Miley looks like a boy or any other petty crap, how about we play fess-up time and admit to something stupid we did in a youthful moment of irrationality.
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