[one a.m. thursday, september 22, 2011.]
so when i mentioned my current obsession with bangs, kim said "why not...now?"
so a google search later -- with me thinking that something along the lines of "don't do it" would surely come back as a search result -- gave me the ultimate sign:
Oprah popped up in the results with a "how to trim your own bangs" tutorial.
(which, i realize, is not the same as a "how to give yourself bangs" tutorial... meh, minor details.)
"Anna, are you going to do it?"
"Kim, Oprah said it's ok. I think we should."
and five minutes later, after a few attempted explanations from Kim on "vertical cutting" (which i still don't get) i looked down into a sink full of long, beloved locks. and when i looked back up into the mirror i saw myself with bangs for the first time in years.
and you know what? i don't hate them. (maybe because i know they are super pin-able and will grow back soon...)