Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love, or Somethin'

My husband colors his hair. (SHHH! He doesn't want people to know!) He has black faccial hair but doesn't want his hair colored black because it looks too fake. So I use Ash Brown on him and that works. He started coloring it about 30 years ago, when he was only in his mid-30s and went gray. Said the gray made him look and feel old. Now he keeps on, because he doesn't want people to think the kids are his grandkids. That doesn't help but still.

And, he has been sick for like 2 weeks with some sort of flu or cold. He was on vacation for part of that, and last week was a sort of short week with Thanksgiving and all, but he still ended up working Friday and Saturday, calling in sick on Sunday (the last day of their work week) and again Monday, so he could finish lying around.

Monday afternoon he says, "Would you color my hair?" I looked at him and thought, sure, anything to help it look better. He wears it long but it is thin, and different lengths some places cause it breaks easily from all the color-treatments. Two weeks of lying around as much as possible did nothing to enhance the style, without all the white poking through. So he went and got the haircolor without looking at it, and I mixed it up and put it on his hair without so much as a glance at the box. I might add that my hair is naturally very black, but I have it colored (lightened just slightly) purple right now. I had bought black hair color for when the color mutates, I can go back to "normal." Whatever that is.

He got out of the shower and says, "Why is it black?" I said, "It isnt' black, it's Ash Brown. Must be something wrong with your eyes!" Then I looked at him. My husband, the Elder Goth. Tonto. Elvis. You get the idea.

I had made a pot of bean soup for supper, but he said he needed protein. Since I was out rounding up kids, I brought home hamburgers. He had been lying on the couch keeping the madness to a minimum with the younger ones while I was gone, so he just sat up and I sat beside him, eating burgers. I was using the laptop and watching TV, but I kept seeing him out of my peripheral vision. Finally, I turned to him and said,

"Can you sing like Wayne Newton?"

ROFLOL! A few minutes later, I said, "Oh, come on, sing Donke Schoen just once for me!"

He didn't really think it was funny. It was all I could do to keep from laughing so hard I was crying! I told him if people at work say anything about it, just tell them your wife wanted some strange so she colored your hair like a Goth.

Later that night, he was heading for bed in flannel shirt and sleeping pants, looking kinda bedraggled. I said, "I gotta tell ya, Elvis, you don't look so much like A Hunka Hunka Burning Love to me right now."

Man I am having a good time with this.

Last night he went to kiss me goodnight, and I said, "Only if you sing Donke Schoen for me."

I don't know how long this will take to fade, but I can see having a little fun with it for at least a few weeks to come. LoL.

4 comments:

Mommab@sbcglobal.net said...

Thank you thank you thank you. I'm laughing so hard that it hurts and feels good all at the same time. Poor guy but it is too too funny and I can hear you saying that to him and see the look on his face too. After being married for that long and having kids/grandkids too. Who is he fooling! Silly man. and they say women are vain!!! HUH! Thanks again for the laugh im so so drepressed with Christmas comming and all and hubbys work slow as usual, God Bless Marion

Mommab@sbcglobal.net said...

And he looks more like Johnny Cash!

Hamncheezr said...

Ask him if he can sing Ring of Fire. Does he own any black shirts? Can he play guitar? You could even stretch it to Carlos Santana...talk about sexy. There's some roll playing for ya! LOL

On a side note, I feel him with the hair coloring. My hair started going gray when Jeremiah was born--at age 19. It's a nice gray, a streak of lightning gray, but still depressingly gray nonetheless. I've tried to dye it back to my natural very-black but the gray won't dye for more than about a week. *sigh* I am so freaking old.

Lee Purdum Lehman said...

Oh my, your husband trusts you like no other!! That was the funniest story!! Tell him he doesn't have a thing to worry about .. Las Vegas has already booked him! You have to give him a skein of red/orange yarn wrapped up for Christmas. Tell him it's "A Hank-a-Hank of Burnin' Love!!!" It sounds like you're both comfortable with the flow of things. You're a very lucky couple!! (So are my hubby and I!!)