Close, But No Cigar. (And really? Not even close.)

I love my readers: you are all extremely creative! I had a great laugh at your guesses about what I have on my head in this post, but nobody got it except for my girl Danny, who takes my Wednesday spin class and answered on my Facebook page. I have to admit, I was hoping that somebody around my age (A girl. Don’t worry Nukedad, you didn’t disappoint me. 🙂 ) would totally leave a comment like, “Oh yeah! I had one of those hair dryers when I was little!” Didn’t happen. Just call me Grandma.

Although what I have on my head in the photo is not a tiara, it is used for making a head very tiara-ready: it’s a bonnet-style hair dryer! Goofy, I know. I have curlers on underneath that contraption, too.

I remember when I was little, I really liked it when my mom rolled all of my super-fine, straight-as-a-board hair into curlers, and then she’d pull the box that contained this hair dryer out of her bedroom closet. She set it up over my curlers, plugged it in, and then: Beam me up, Scotty!

I found a photo of a similar one in a box when I searched earlier:


Here is a hilarious little clip that I found on YouTube (of course) that shows what this thing is like when it’s on.

Next week I’ll post about the record albums that we used to listen to in the olden days. Or not.



  • Melissa

    Wow, I’ve never seen anything like that. Neither my mom or grandma had one.

    See what an lousy childhood I had…lol!

  • Anonymous

    From Dawn:

    Hey! My mom had one of those too. 🙂 I used to sit with it on my head after my baths in the evening.

  • k a t i e

    All I ever got was horror stories of my mother being sent to be with rags tied in knots on her hair so it would curl by morning – although one could never sleep with all the little bumps.

    Thankfully I was never subjected to that torture – although for my deb ball, I did have to sit under one of those giant circular bowl things to cook my curls for nearly 2 hours, and burned about 3 layers of skin of my ear lobes in the process. Totally hot.

  • Momo Fali

    I remember those! I’m so old!

    I also remember my Mom setting my hair in those foamy, pink rollers before bed.

  • Michelle

    Wow. All I got when my mom curled my hair was the banana curls using rags and then I hd to go to bed with my hair wet! Ok, really I'[m still giggling!

  • Kat

    ROFL. Heck was I far off but what a good laugh it was when you finally lifted that secret. I used to have one of these thingys too but it looked totally different.

  • Melisa

    Momo: You’re NOT old. Stop it!

    Sarah: You put up your comment after I posted the follow-up… (or as I was posting). But I’ll give you credit anyway. 🙂 GREAT JOB! ha ha