Several of you emailed me regarding my blog entry on Weds "Your Hair is Too Poofy". You gave me suggestions on how I need to respond to viewers who are superficial. Erica suggested this reply:
Thank you for your email. The Pantene Pro V Beautiful Lengths campaign is a wonderful event and I really enjoy participating every year. I was excited about getting my hair cut as well. However, I have experienced no mixed emotions at all when I look in the mirror. As you can tell I have a lot of hair and contrary to your personal belief, it’s not poofy, just thick. Also, are you the official spokesperson for the many WLBT weather watchers you made reference to? I seriously doubt it. In the future, please remember to practice speaking only for yourself. When judgment day comes and we are all standing before God, no one will be able to speak for you and you will not be able to speak for anyone. So, with that said, I will not lose my THICK hair! Thank you for watching WLBT!
Lori sent me this question:
Good grief! Do you ever want to just throw your clicker at the camera and say "Enough already people!"
I've had several speaking engagements this week. One lady came up to me and stated, "Oh, I was so relieved to see you in person today and see how much weight you've lost. When you came back from maternity leave, I saw you on tv and thought, 'Good Lord, not again! She's not pregnant again, is she?'"
And yes, those emails keep coming, too, although they have slowed down a bit over the last few weeks.
"Well, here it goes. Never ask a woman this question. At a get together, the subject came up. Are you pregnant again or working off the last child?" Signed, James
"Barbie, are you pregnant again? We were just wondering at my work." Signed Christy
"Hey Barbie, You do a good job but, as my husband and I was watching the other night we got into a discussion. We wanted to know if you are expecting again? Solved this for us please. Not that its any of our business. But, we just wanted to know. Signed, Melissa from Heidelberg
"Heard a rumor you were pregnant with TWINS. Is that true? If so, when are you due?" Signed, Linda
Nope, no pregnancy. But, I have lost 24 pounds in 10 weeks and still counting due to the liquid diet from Baptist Health Systems, my cardio workout at the gym, and lots of prayer.
And finally, I received a voice mail this week from the same lady whom I wrote about in my blog entry entitled, "Suggestions from a Caller" (August 15). She said, "Not only do you look like you have one bird's nest in your hair, but you look like you have three bird's nests in your hair." After hearing that comment, I did something I've never done before after a suggestion from my good friend and co-worker Maggie Wade---I hit the delete button on the voice mail. Therefore, I didn't hear the rest of her message. Normally, I would sit and listen to everything a person would say on my voice mail and then get upset over their terse words. I would stew over their comments and get my feelings hurt. But Maggie has been teaching me that the delete button is "my friend". Now, I don't waste time in listening to the diatribes. Instead, I stop, bow my head and pray for the soul of the person who is being used by Satan.
Now, if you will please excuse me while I go poof my hair and get ready for the birth of my twins... (I'm kidding).