Friday, October 17, 2008

I'll tell you what I want...



what I really, really want. I wanna, I wanna, I wanna...

Ride in a hot air balloon!!



I see them in the air all the time around north Texas.
The idea scares me a little, but I really would love to try it.
Can you imagine the photos from up high?!


And, as you might have noticed, I have a poll on the top right-hand side.
I've decided to get highlights...colorful ones.
And it looks like pink is winning.

I have blondish hair, so it might look like this:



(none of these pictures are me, of course!)

And then there's this:



That's a more bold, all-pink look.

So what do you think? Which color? All over color or just streaks?


photos curtesy of Aoife Mac & Ontwerpplus from Flickr Creative Commons

42 comments:

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Couldn't do the balloon thingy with fear of heights, but could so do a few pink highlights, you go girly!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

We have tons of hot air balloons around here too. I'd do it.

I love the way a dark pink chunk of hair peaks out from the bottom. Do you know what I'm talking about?

Kat said...

I would love to do the hot air balloon. Would love to go to Albuquerque for the balloon fiesta. That might be going on now...or last weekend.

And for the pink...how about one streak in the hot pink?

Do you read Julie at My Journey to family? she got one purple streak in her hair...and posted about it last week I think...

sassy stephanie said...

NO! Pink is way too overdone. Go with blue. I would totally do blue peek a boos if my hair wasn't chopped off looking like total crap right now. Anyone have a time machine?

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Well, you go up, up and away in your beautiful your beautiful BALOOOON. (okay, maybe you're too young to know that song). That second chicka is a bit too radical for me, but if you can rock the pink then you go girl!

Valarie said...

Just streaks

I have heard of people dying there dogs hair with Kool-aid, I wonder if that would work on human hair?

Then you could try it out and if you did not like it, it would not me to awful permanent. Something to google I guess :)

Traci of course said...

Yesterday I saw a gal with purple highlights. Dark purple, not subtle. It actually was cute!
I agree that British hot pink punk girl is a bit much...

Cristin said...

I'd love to go hot air ballooning too... but pink streaks in my hair?? notsomuch... on you they'd be fab though...

Yaya said...

I LOVE hot air balloons!

Blissful Babe said...

Not so much on the ballooning. I like to watch them from down here, feet planted firmly on the ground thankyouverymuch.

And for the pink...

Go for whatever lifts your balloon. ;)
Suggestion... start with streaks. That way, if you hate it, you have less to conceal/fix/cut off. ;)

Melodie said...

Let me play Devil's Advocate here. I must say that if your hair is not a very light blond, I don't think the pink streak would look very good. My daughters bought clip-in color streaks in pink, blue, and purple. The pink looks best on my very blond daughter, and the purple and blue look great on my dirty blond/light brown haired daughter.
You can always go get some of those clip-in color streaks to play around with to see how you would like the different colors in your hair. That's my suggestion anyway.

Susie said...

I think the pink streaks in your hair would match your hat:-)

Susie said...

I think the pink streaks in your hair would match your hat:-)

Christy said...

The hot air balloon thing does sound scary...but I'd kinda like to do it too (over Africa at sunrise.) B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

I say definitely the streaks! The all over color is too severe (for pink anyway.) :)

gingela5 said...

The thought of being in a hot air balloon makes me want to puke a little! I'm scared to death of heights! I think you should go with PURPLE! I've seen that on a few people and it looks good!

Nik said...

I say go for pink streaks!!

I've gone hot air ballooning and it is one of the most peaceful things I have ever done. Completely amazing! GO FOR IT!

Shannon said...

No, no, No... I'm too chicken to go up in a hot air balloon. NEVER gonna happen, not for me. But if you want to do it, go for it sista!

I can remember going to a hot air balloon festival thingy once when I lived in Jackson, MI. I think its an annual thing.



My vote is for pink... and I echo Kat's thoughts. Julie's one purple streak looks really cool... maybe try that and see what you think!

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Chatterness said...

pink? ummmmmmmmm........NOOOOOO!

lol...J/K....whatever makes u feel beautiful go for it! :-)

steenky bee said...

Yes to the pink. You have to post a picture after!

Katie said...

what? hot air balloons in North Texas? Where have I been? I haven't seen any!

pink streaks would look awesome. I would do it if I didn't have to tend to a million attorneys. ;)

Karen said...

You really do have to go for a ride in a hot air ballon. You will not regret it !!!

Straks, definitely streak ... and pink !!!

goodfather said...

Oooooh, yeah, I really want to go up in a balloon. The weather isn't too cooperative where I live, but there are times during the summer when it's definitely possible.

I voted purple. But it's like when you vote in the primary, and then your candidate doesn't make the cut, so you have to vote for the other guy in the same party. So, I'm voting for the Streaks Party. Pink streaks!

nikkicrumpet said...

My mom went up in a hot air balloon a few years back..we were taping her take off and she screams out..."I feel like I'm floating" well duh mom...you are! I think you are the kinda girl that can make pink look sizzling! You remind me of my daughter..she used to come home with funny colors in her hair all the time. When you're pretty you can get away with that stuff! Thanks for stopping by my blog on my SITS day. It was so much fun having so many visitors!

SKELLER said...

just streaks, of course. All pink would look silly with your pink cowboy hat!

Adrian said...

I think streaks, but I would do extensions rather than the coloring because it fades like a bugger and it looks gross when it fades out. I think it will look cool, especially with your fancy cowgirl hat.

Justine said...

You know I vote for pink. Don't know if all-over color would be good for your first time dipping into the color pool, but definitely have fun and do it soon dammit!

Justine :o )

Lynette said...

Oh how I would love to go up in a balloon. So beautiful and seems that it would be the most lovely day!
Hair color. Well two summers ago I decided to have fun and went with it all. Did all colors at diff times. But pink was my fav. Do you have to worry about others? Then do streaks, if not go for it all!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

On you I can see pink steaks!! Light ones. Can't wait to see a picture!

only a movie said...

The hot air balloon sounds great. I bet you could pull off the pink streaks too...

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

The hot air ballon sounds like a must do. We don't have them over here, only parachuting. I used o want to do that, but then I had kids and it didn't have so much appeal. Fear of leaving little orphans.

I think you could pull off the pink streaks.

Jozet at Halushki said...

I say go with the streaks.

Just like the hot air balloons!

Anita the Ovolina said...

When we lived in Albuquerque we wanted to take a ride but never got a chance to, wish we had!

I colored two of my girl's hair with pink highlights once - it was ok, one of them is an ash blonde
this web-site has some cool pictures of pink combos check it out
http://www.hairdyegallery.co.uk/pinkpage1.html

david mcmahon said...

Hot-air balloons are huge in Melbourne!

Jen said...

hot air balloon rides are awesome and pink highlight would be awesome but then there is always green.

angela | the painted house said...

I secretly (not anymore) want pink highlights, too--you know, before I get too old. But my hair is dark and I would probably look totally ridiculous. But...maybe next summer I will. Can't wait to see what you do!

CrystalChick said...

They would be AWESOME to photograph from the ground and things from inside one up in the air too! I'd prolly get dizzy and fall out though. ;)
I know pink is in but I voted for purple. It's my fav!

Kat said...

So...have you decided about your hair?

Kat said...

Are you going to do it yourself or have a stylist do it?

Kat said...

Are you going to do it yourself or have a stylist do it?

Elsi said...

My hubby gifted me with a sunrise balloon ride for my 39th birthday. I really enjoyed it and would love to go up again. It's definitely worthwhile to try at least once.

Angie's Spot said...

I'm thinking the Rachel McAdams understated highlights is the way to go. Very cool.

I have such a serious fear of heights that I would NEVER go up in a balloon. But I think they're gorgeous to look at up in the sky. My relatives used to live in New Mexico and they had such great pics of the balloon festival that happens there each year.