Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Time for an Angry Rant / Updates

   Yesterday, when I was on facebook, I clicked on one of those things on the side of the page. It was about celebrities who have ruined their faces with plastic surgery. The first 15 or 20 were indeed horrific. 

    Then this site started showing people like Val Kilmer, who have only aged and gotten heavier. Not a big deal, in fact I thought it was kind of cruel. No one stays looking the same forever. 

    But then I got to a series of three actresses, Natalie Portman, Karen Gillan, and Demi Moore. They all looked beautiful. There was nothing wrong with their faces. And there were no captions underneath those photos either. Then I realized what all three photos had in common. All three actresses had shaved heads. And that pissed me off. A woman has to have long flowing hair to be beautiful?

    And the more I think about it, the more it pisses me off. As a follicaly challenged woman, I totally fail to see how shaving one's head ruins one's face.....

    I was so totally pissed off that if there had been a place to leave a comment, I would have done so. And I never comment on those things. How dare these people? Who are they to say that a woman with no hair is in any way unattractive?? 

    OK, I think my rant is over. If you agree with me, send me some suggestions as to how this can be remedied. I still can't even think straight. 

   In other news, I realize that I haven't posted since mid-August. Things have been going on and I was told I could not share with the whole world. 

    In better news, this year I am on a pretty good pace to have all my holiday gifts knitted or crocheted. I have only three more to even think about. I have no idea what to make for three people. 

    I am currently working on three 10 stitch blankets, one for each of my grandkids. I am becoming totally sick of this blanket. I'm having to force myself to work on them. I decided to work on one through the whole skein of yarn, then work on another one through it's skein. And so on. They are only going to be as big as the yarn I have on hand. If they aren't big enough, oh well. 

   For other people, I have one sweater for my mom, and everyone else is getting scarves, mitts, cowls, and/or hats. Or some combination of these. And as I said, they are almost done! Although there is one hat that I made that I can't find, so I may have to whip another one out. 

    This could very well be my last post. Love to all and thanks for being there and reading along. I am on facebook, and twitter too, @bicraftualme.  

Love, Kim


  1. I have alopecia so although not totally bald, I get bald spots... I'd shave my head if it wasn't so bumpy ;)

    Sinead O'Connor had a bald head and was gorgeous. Demi Moore was still gorgeous with a shaved head. You are beautiful. Don't let the closedmindedness of others get ya. Just know the truth.

  2. I think women who are shaved or bald be it by choice or not are beautiful. Nothing to distract from their features and nothing to hide behind. A bald woman is strong and confident about who she is. Anyone who wants to claim a bald or buzzed woman isn't beautiful is obviously ignorant and insecure with their own selves. I think every woman should have a shaved head at least once in their lives! I just buzzed my hair off two days ago and find it so refreshing! My husband loves it, my face didn't change and I'm definitely still a woman! I save so much time not having to deal with it or spend money on it. It's never in my way or tangled or hot on my neck...and if my husband doesn't stop giving me the most amazing scalp massages I may never let it grow back!

  3. Don't leave the blogiverse! I feel like I am catching up with an old friend when you write. I have had some tough times this summer, too, but I am back at the blog, part time, anyway. Persevere! And to those morons who think your beauty must conform to their narrow standards, well, screw 'em. But not as politely as I just said it.