Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Monday, September 17, 2012

Being You and Being Me

Monday Musings on This ‘N That

Recently I had to get away from my computer or throw it out the window. While relaxing I decided I’d try to find a good movie on TV. I flipped till I found one with an actor in it that I liked. Of course, I didn’t get in at the beginning. But I saw the conflict already there. Toward the end the actor, who lives richly, wears women’s clothing and a long blond wig.

When his landlord discovers his renter is really a man he asks him, “Why you want to do that—dress like a woman?” The renter answers, “I don’t want to be me.” The crime he’d committed was his motivation for this deception.

My brain took that information and ran with it. I began by thinking how many poor souls are walking around not wanting to be who they are. Then I wondered how many folks get all the plastic surgery to make them look different because they don’t want to be their real me.

Many people have probably had at least a fleeting thought about what if—what if I looked differently, what if I walked differently, what if, what if… I wrote a blog ( about who I would want to look like if I had the choice.

Well, bottom line is I’ve decided to get a fresh, new haircut—like Jamie Lee Curtis. And when the eye doctor changes my prescription, I plan to get new glasses with rectangular-shaped lenses like those Diane Keaton wears. If this transformation actually takes place I may share some photos here. Maybe. If I don’t like the haircut my hair will grow out again. I know I’ll like the glasses—I tried on some one time.

The winner of last Thursday's blog post for a copy of Still Life in Shadows by Alice J. Wisler is karenk. I'll email you to get your mailing address and get the book out to you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


  1. Even if you don't like the haircut, show us. If you're going to do it, show the world, then if you want to change some more...DO IT.


    1. LA, I have an appointment set for next week for my haircut. I'm leaning toward posting an "after" photo on the blog. Thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate your stopping by and leaving a comment.

  2. I love the title! And I really like the Jamie Lee Curtis haircut, I've been getting it for years. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    I am an old follower on GFC (wfnren) and by email.


    1. Wendy, you're welcome and thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I just went over and followed your blog by Google. Hope I like my haircut as much as you.