Monday, January 10, 2005

my hair is so boring

we have not much love for the upper sides of manhattan to begin with. after yesterday, we have much less. on our way back from stone groove manor we stopped off at the whitney to catch the romare bearden exhibit. it was the last day of the show and it unfortunately coincided with a new york times arts and leisure festival that granted readers two-for-one admission to select museums, including the whitney. so with our bags in tow, we waited on a line that wrapped around the corner for nearly 40 minutes. the weather was pleasant enough and it would have been a tolerable wait had it not been for the two most annoying upperXside girls that were standing on line behind us. for 37 of those 40 minutes they talked about hair. what products they use. what products they shouldn't use. what sylist they go to. what stylists they don't like going to. why stylists their mothers go to. what one thought the other should do with her hair. what one though of the other's current hair. the horror of split ends. the horror of having boring hair, which in turn would make your personality boring. they were loud and their voices screechy. i think they may have even smelled. one of the girls kept bumping into my overnight bag. the two girls were hideous with their faces overly caked with expensive makeup. i couldn't imagine two uglier girls if i tried. i wasn't going to write about them because just thinking about them makes my blood boil. but i think it's important for me to share these things. so we get close to the museum's entrance when one of the girl's spots actor/rapper mos def. they stop their hair conversation cold and start squealing. one girl says she needs to call someone to let them know. this is the most important event in these girls' lives even though girl A casually mentions to girl B, "didn't you say you didn't like his new album?"


Blogger jamie said...

you're lucky that this year's weather was so cooperative. last year, Kaci and I went to the Whitney during Arts&Leisure weekend and it was about 10 degrees outside. Fortunately, that kept people away and there was no line and no inane conversation.

January 11, 2005 1:50 PM  
Blogger ivanomartin said...

My friend owns a loft apartment in Dumbo that he rents out to Mos Def. He's always getting noise complaints.

January 11, 2005 2:19 PM  
Blogger weasel said...

Did the girls like Mos Def's hair though (or was he wearing one of his lovely chapeaus)?

January 13, 2005 1:32 PM  
Blogger youthlarge said...

avec chapeau!

January 13, 2005 1:36 PM  

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