Welcome Home You Blue-Haired Freak

August 10th, 2011 by Editor B

Twenty-five years ago —

Welcome Home

I came home from Sweden with blue hair, much to my parents’ shock and my sister’s delight.

At least I think she was delighted. Kind of hard to tell in this photo. Certainly I was glad to be back home. It was a great experience, my year abroad, but it was also hard, the hardest year of my (admittedly easy) life, in fact — until 2005 rolled around.

The blue was already beginning to wash out by this time, revealing the bleached blond underneath.

I’m wearing a gray flannel three piece suit I picked up at a secondhand shop in Stockholm. In this getup I felt like a rock star, and I pretended to be one on the flight home. I’m not sure anyone was fooled except maybe myself.

3 Responses to “Welcome Home You Blue-Haired Freak”

  1. liz Says:

    an awesome look! why such a hard year?

  2. Editor B Says:

    Thanx Liz. I think being 18 had a lot to do with it. It probably would have been a hard year even if I wasn’t up by the Arctic Circle. (Despite the references to Stockholm in this post I was only there a few weeks. Most of my time was spent far, far to the north.)

  3. liz Says:

    i’m glad you made it though that year. 18 can definitely be tricky. i’m looking forward to you dying your hair blue again.

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