Monday, June 24, 2013

Praying for a Good Hair Day

I'll get to the hair thing in a bit but here's the context: I'm heading into New York City for what should be a very fabulous meeting with some of the coolest people I've yet to meet IRL (In Real Life).

Actually, I've already met Tim Schenck, who blogs as Clergy Family Confidential and who created Lent Madness.* Years ago we met at a book signing and it was an immediate meeting of the twisted minds. I'm sure the magic will continue, especially because I believe he's the one who has hashtagged this meet-up of social media aficionadae #snarkocalypse2013.

What does this have to do with my hair? Plenty. Think it through: New York, summer, humid.

This is why in addition to finger-combing lots of product through my hair, I'm praying for a good hair day. According to those who catalog these things, my options for intercession are St. Martin de Porres and St. Mary Magdalene.

And who is receiving my prayers for a Good Hair Day? I think the obvious choice is...obvious.

*Two years ago as a "celebrity blogger" I helped win the Golden Halo for St. Mary Magdalene. I'm still inordinately proud of that.


  1. Meredith, you have an incredible ability to use words effectively. I laughed because of the way in which you wrote about your hair concern; however, I have wild hair in the Toronto humidity right now and will have it cut short later in the week. I have always agonized about my frizzy hair but I had no idea that St. Mary Magdalene, whom I respect for many reasons, would be the answer to my hair challenges. Off I go to pray before I leave for a meeting in a little while. :)

  2. My comment was so self-absorbed mentioning only the hair thing! Do have a fabulous time with the other "twisted minds" - I'd love to be a fly on the wall!

  3. You would think with my connections that I would have more good hair days not to mention more hair in general, but alas. My lack of same has spurred me on to be a fiction writer. I experience through my characters what it is like to have good hair/days, having never known that joy IRL.


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