Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Do I believe blondes have more fun?

...and other questions as I answer (most of) The Random Dozen

Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee hosts this fun meme. Here are my replies (until I ran out of steam!)




1. Do you believe, somewhere deep inside, that blondes do indeed have more fun? That they are "dumber" than brunettes or redheads? Be honest!

Well, I've been both...I'm naturally a brunette going gray, and I now color my hair lighter.

I definitely do NOT believe blondes have more fun. However, I do believe they get more attention. I truly think men will look at a mediocre-looking blonde more quickly than they will a beautiful brunette. It just seems to be ingrained in men to view a blonde woman as being more attractive.

(That's NOT why I've gone lighter! The only man I care about looking at me is my husband. However, highlights are an easier way to manage my gray, and I think light hair generally makes a maturing woman look younger.)

I also definitely do not believe blondes are dumber. But then again, how many women are naturally blonde?


Me with dark hair and lighter hair

2. Which animal would you most like to observe in its wild habitat?--
None. I never watch Animal Planet, for instance. I don't really care what animals do in their natural habitat, and in most cases, I'd rather not know!

3. This week the U.N. announced that Dr. Mazlan Othman has been appointed the official "Alien Ambassador," should any extraterrestrials contact us. Have you, or has anyone you know, ever seen a UFO?
--
Nope...and I've actually read somewhere that a professing Christian has never had a close encounter of the third kind, which is an up-close and personal meet-up with an alien. I don't know if that's true, and for that matter, I don't know if there really are E.Ts.




4. Name your favorite Hitchcock film.--
Probably Rear Window, although I haven't honestly seen very many Hitchcock films. I love James Stewart, and Grace Kelly is drop-dead gorgeous in that movie.

5. Would you rather spend time at the library, the mall, a craft store or home?--
Home. Or at the library getting books to read at home! I'm only a mall-rat if I have money to spend, then I can shop till I drop with the best of 'em.

6. Which Disney princess is your favorite?--I've always loved Cinderella. Coincidentally, my niece Katie is currently playing Cinderella in the Rodgers and Hammerstein version at the Palace Theater in Georgetown, TX!


7. What kind of art is your favorite?
--
I like impressionism...but mostly I just love art that celebrates beauty. Ugly images parading as art I find repulsive and abhorrent.

8. How do you feel about viral videos, that is, videos made by amateurs that end up on Youtube receiving thousands of hits
?--
Some of them are truly funny and/or cute--like the adorable "Charlie bit me" one, and the "double rainbow cross the sky" one. If they make me laugh and they're not offensive, I'm fine with them.

OK, I'm cheating and not finishing the questions...my excuse, I'm not feeling well and I'm really, really tired!

But do head over to 2nd Cup of Coffee and take part in it! It's a great way to get to know other bloggers.

13 comments:

Lea said...

Definitely like the lighter look on you. I didn't participate this week, just couldn't "get into" the questions this week. :o)

Happy rest of the week!

Cindy Swanson said...

Hi Lea! I'm suffering from a sinus infection, so I ran out of steam pretty quickly and didn't finish. Hope you're doing well!

Thena said...

Maybe that is why I look younger than my husband. I keep my hair blonde to hide the gray.
I saw the charlie bit me on another blog earlier. I doubt he put his finger in Charlie's mouth much after that.

Cindy Swanson said...

Haha Thena, so true! (about Charlie) Thanks for stopping by!

Mel said...

I hope you feel better soon. Sinus infections are no fun. Thanks for stopping by. I'm a follower of yours now to :) Maybe I oughta go lighter. But my hair is so dark I don't think I could ever lighten it. The one time I did I had an attractive shade of orange red. Ha.
http://heismybeloved.blogspot.com

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Have you really been blogging since 2003, that is amazing! Thanks again for stopping over.
I enjoyed reading your answers and I can see that you are very creative. Nice Blog!

Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers. Hmmm maybe I need to try lighter hair... my hairdresser is trying to get me to, she said the gray would not show up as easy. Just not got brave enough yet. Loreal keeps it dark for me pretty good. lol.

until next time... nel

Cindy Swanson said...

Nel, I used L'Oreal when I had dark hair...good stuff. I still use L'Oreal root touch-up.

Joyce said...

I've always been a brunette but with every passing year I go a teensy bit lighter on the highlights. I feel like I look so much older with darker hair. Plus the lighter highlights cover the pesky gray quite nicely! You look like you could have been a natural blonde. My skin tone is not fair but I do have blue eyes so my hairdresser says I can get away with it. I hope he's right : ) Feel better soon!

AuburnChick said...

Oh my...but you are LOVELY with that brown hair!! Dare I say that the color suits you so nicely given your skin tone?

Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. Hope you're feeling better!

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

what a fun bunch of randomness. we love cinderella in our house, too. my son loves the mice and my daughter loves the singing. :)

momma24 said...

Enjoyed your answers!

e-Mom said...

You look fabulous as a blonde! I think you're right. Blonde hair does make you look younger. (I'm blonde... really!) Your current cut makes you look younger too... probably because it's updated for today. (I don't know long ago your dark hair photo was taken.)

Either way, you're an attractive woman, Cindy!

Blessings! e-Mom ღ

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