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Have A Klip And A Smile

Posted by terrepruitt on June 2, 2015

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I was amazed at how well the vendor matched all the different hair colors.  There were little girls who went for the brightly colored sparkly ones, but it seems as if the teenagers and up, opted for ones that matched, blended, or “went with” their hair.

If you see pictures of me with ears on, I am not a furry.  They are just cute.  They are fun to wear.  It is just like if I wore a flower in my hair that does not make me a plant. 🙂

When I first saw them I thought they were a headband, but they are not, they are separate.  The ears are sewn onto those bendable barrettes.  To hold them on more securely you put a bobby pin across the barrette.  I wore mine teaching two separate Nia classes on two separate days and they stayed in place each time.  I had to adjust some of my arm movements though because I am not used to having furry ears.  My hand had to go very wide around my head in that move where you circle your head with your hand!

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I get a kick out of driving and seeing the corner of my right ear in my rearview mirror.

They also compel people to talk to you . . . so that is nice.  It is fun to see their faces, for a split second their face seems to register confusion — just the quickest second — then their eyes light up, possibly with the silliness of it or the fact that for a second they thought a woman had furry ears.  Then their face breaks into a smile and it almost seems like they are speaking before they realize it.  Strangers sparking up a conversation is fun.

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Also, we live near a fire station and the store we go to is frequented by Firemen.  They have never talked to me before, but today they did.  I had just taught two classes, so I was not looking very “fresh” – let’s say – but who doesn’t want to talk to a person wearing furry ears?

So . . . there you have it.  I have ears and they are basically a hair accessory, to add some fun.  And they are bringing smiles to people faces and that really is one of the BEST things ever.

So . . . have I talked you into it?  Are you going to order some ears?

 

4 Responses to “Have A Klip And A Smile”

  1. Sonja said

    OH WOW I totally love them, I wish I had a pair. I’d wear them. How playful. You always have your playful side on every day, I appreciate you and your take on things! Now,,,how can I get some ears?

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  2. Michele said

    What a fun story! I don’t know that you have talked me into it, but I am glad you are walking around town bringing smiles to people!! They look so great on you, I am smiling!

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    • People were beginning to wonder, I think (I had some comments). And since it is too difficult to scroll through all the posts and comments on FB, I thought one explanatory post, might help. 🙂

      I am happy to hear you are smiling! XO

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