Friday, April 18, 2008

Streakin' (for MS!)

I'm going to have lots of explaining to do... I'm wearing a bright new color for MS.

It's kind of scary for me, actually. I can either tell people it's a mid-life crisis or actually explain that it's in support of the Walk to end MS. Some will know that I am struggling with neurological issues, others will be left to think that I am just a "participant". In for a inch, in for a mile!

It was a fun afternoon at the mall, though. Good to see old friends and make some new!

My kids are teasing me... we heard on the news a while back about how Montreal was having problems with rabies outbreaks in the wild animals of the city. The city would capture the wild animals, check them for rabies, and if they were clean, they would be spray painted with a pink stripe and released.

"I am officially rabies-free!"

Now the MS, on the other hand...

I guess, other than the hair, the limp from the 3-day muscle spasm (spasm seems like such a *gentle* way to describe this ) in my calf and foot might give it away... ouch. I have so much respect for those of you who have been dealing with MS joys for years...

But at least I'm still smiling!

10 comments:

mdmhvonpa said...

Heh ... now if you have a short haircut like mine, the stripe would be really quite spectacular!

Shauna said...

Love the colour! The staff at the local Tim Horton's does some wacky stuff for Camp Day. One year I shaved the head of a staff member and a customer. This year i have offered to dye my hair whatever colour they'd like it to be.....

S.

BRAINCHEESE said...

You look FABULOUS, Darlink!!! Just fabulous...

I streaked my hair once...over the course of about ten years, that is...LOL (grey is the new blonde, so I'm told by old farts)

Linda D. in Seattle

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I think your hair looks great. One of my closest friends has MS and has always done the walks. Good for you!

Nervus Rex said...

Thank you all!
Kudos to your friend, RC. And welcome :) I love your blog.

Can't wait to see what colour Timmie's turns you, Shauna!

Hey - do you Americans have Tim's? He was Canadian wasn't he?

Pa would look like Pepe LePeu with the streak.

Linda, I hear you, lol. I cut my hair short so that if I decide to let the majority rule, I'll be able to go democratically grey quite quickly!

Diane J Standiford said...

I L O V E IT!!!!!!!!!!

Merelyme said...

hey you look great! i love your hair! i went red for about nine months...it was fun...i felt more...sassy...lol

and many kudos to you for doing the walk!

Nervus Rex said...

Thanks, Diane and Merely! I do feel sassy :)

CrazyCath said...

Yes smiling and you look gorgeous! You really suit that colour. I don't know what your previous colour was, but this is very striking and definitely suits you.

Well done on the walk - I don't know how you do it.

Nervus Rex said...

Cath, thank you :) I used to have blonde streaks where the pink is now.

The old guys at work (hospital) just love the pink hair. Good thing I'm not a gold-digger! I guess that they think pink is better than blue...