So as some of you may know, we're going to Disney World later this summer.
I don't handle heat well, so I've been investigating options for cooling myself down. The most promising (besides misting fans, which I already have) is evaporative cooling hats, which serve the dual purpose of keeping my very, very pale skin from burning.
(The last time I was at Disney World, I ended up with a second degree sunburn. I have no desire to repeat that experience.)
Anyway, the best hats have wide brims (the better to protect your face and neck) but considering my sensory issues about my hair (I can't handle hair touching my ears...weird, I know, but true), I always wear my hair back in a ponytail. Obviously, that won't work with an evaporative cooling hat.
So I took my butt down to Fantastic Sam's today and got my hair chopped off. Cat -- it looks kinda like your Miss B.'s hair. The bangs may need some tweaking; she cut them at an angle to hide my forehead despite my repeatedly saying that I've been wearing ponytails for 15+ years, so I'm used to my great big forehead showing.
Other than that, it feels...weird...but good. I took Patrick along for moral support, but it was relatively painless. And she even trimmed around my ears so the hair doesn't touch. :-)