Thursday, January 24, 2008


Well, now I officially know how Katie Holme's feels. And for those of you living your lives completely without any knowledge of what goes on in the world of celebrity-dom in a world where you are not sucked into the magazine rack at the grocery store, Katie Holme's is the wife of Tom Cruise.

She also played Joey on Dawson's Creek. She's really cute, and about half my age, OK, maybe two-thirds of my age, maybe as tall as me, but also probably half my weight.

But, now we have similar hair!

But that's not why I feel like Katie Holmes. I feel like her because I WAS STALKED! I am now officially becoming the victim of fame! You cannot believe what it's like to be doing something normal, to be just going somewhere regular, like to get a stupid haircut and have THIS HAPPEN!

Go here to read "HER" version, then come back. I'll wait. It's right below:

Suburban Scrawl

Hahah, OK, see, I fooled you. I wasn't really stalked, but I like to pretend I'm famous sometimes, just because I'm a bored and lonely housewife with three kids and nothing better to do and sometimes I like to act out my fantasies. That's normal, right Dr. Phil?

Wait, didn't I just read on one of those magazines that Oprah fired Dr. Phil? See, we've now come full circle to this post again!

Anyway, it was fun shooting the shit with Melisa again, who happens to be the author of Remembering Ruby, which, sadly, I had to buy for my friend who just lost her dog, and she reads this blog and I haven't given her the book yet, and I hope she doesn't read the blog before I give her the book tomorrow! I wasn't sad that I had to buy the book. I was sad that my friend's dog died. But I was happy I have a friend who wrote a book like Remembering Ruby so I could then buy it to help my friend who is sad for the loss of her dog.

But even though Melisa wouldn't get sloshed sip wine with me, we still had fun catching up, chatting, and laughing, and you know what was the really coolest thing about Melisa? We made a deal last night! Remember Melis? Remember the deal we made?

I said, "Hey Melis with ONE S, how 'bout I let you take a picture of me looking all stupid and silly and all foiled up and drunk on stale cheap wine that had to have been left in the salon fridge since before Christmas, and then I'll let you POST it on your site, if YOU promise you'll DONATE A PINT OF BLOOD for the DONATE A PINT OF BLOOD CONTEST I've been holding over at Manic Mommy?"

Remember that one Melisa?

Yeah! I do remember that one! I didn't drink THAT much! And I think you said yes? Huh? Maybe? Please? Yeah, I think you did? : )

So, everyone, go back to Suburban Scrawl and tell Melisa how important it is to donate blood, and also tell her how funny her blog is, and maybe she'll donate some blood and maybe she'll keep stalking me and catch me doing something really bad, like THE GUY WHO I GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL WITH WHO ROBS BANKS!

SCREEEECH! Yep! You read that RIGHT!

Majorly ethical dilemma here: SHOULD I POST THE ARTICLE LINK HERE WITH HIS MUG SHOT??? Seriously, the dude is going to jail for robbing banks!!! That however, is another post for another day my friends.

Now, onto more important things. The Katie Holmes cut.

First, before I share a photo, this is what I told my stylist:

"I want easy. You know my motto, 'Blow and go.'"

And then I laughed and said, "Hey, I guess that could be EVERY man's motto if you thought about it!"

Then, this morning, when Diva saw me, without me fishing for compliments, this is what she said, straight out of that darling little mouth of hers (that I wanted to smack immediately into the month of March):

"I don't like your hair cut that short. It makes you look kinda like a boy."


Monnik said...

oh, it is VERY, lovely! I love the color - you don't look like a boy at all. You're making me want to cut mine short now too!!!!

March2theSea said...

u don't look like a boy to me...hehehehe

Anonymous said...


That is so freaky. You have had your hair cut EXACTLY the same as me!!! So no you definately do NOT look like a boy. Diva is obviously piqued that you look so great and is dreading the "where's your mum? That's got to be your sister" comments!

PS I'll email you a piccy of me now, wel, after the hairdresser tomorrow seeing as I'm geting it coloured and currently look like a bag lady.

secretmom said...

love it!
you know she and i are tight. we were in the same restuarant over Christmas! I'd say yours looks even better.

Sarah said...

Nice do!

It's going to look especially nice when you are doing the commercials for our new BLEEDER HEATERS, found at all grocery and discount stores!

Tanya said...

You know as her mother you have every right to give her a Suri haircut.


Roger Miller said...

Impressive. Now all you need is that fancy lip-puffing stuff, some friends and you are ready for a happenin' night on the town.


if you bring your STALKER along you would have short-hair-puffy-lip pictures to share with the blogosphere!


AutoSysGene said...

That does not make you look like a boy! It looks great!! How come no one ever stalks me, dammit!! I need to move out of the boonies!

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

Sure, show off your straight, shiny hair to we, the girls for whom Dippity Don't was invented. Sniff. The Katie Holmes is the new Jennifer Aniston. Me? I prefer a little longer. Only so that I can floop it up on top of my head into a jumbled up birdsnest and pretend it doesn't exist. I'll bet you can actually get a comb through that hair can't you? Show off.....

melissious said...

Oh, I love it! Very cute! Very Katie Holmes, just minus the dead zombie eyes. :)

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Monnik & March--I may not look like a boy, but I can still pee standing up!

Amanda--send me a pic!

Secret--did you REALLY see Katie in a restaurant?? What did she look like? Was her captor, oops, I mean husband, with her?

Sarah--Bleeder Heaters-- 50/50 baby!

Tanya--I'll be like Faye Dunnaway in Mommy Dearest and chop the little girl's locks off while she sleeps! Heheheheheheheh. She won't mess with me no mo!

Mylhibug--I'll be ready for a night on the town... gotta go get my slutlipgloss! Ha.

Melissa--come to the other side--move to the 'burbs out here. There's so much happenin'... Ha, not!

Kim--believe me, no one wants plain straight hair. Everyone who has plain straight hair and hips like mine desires hair like yours and a bod like yours as well! Remember, I saw that pic of you on the float!

Mellisious--Man, I love that there are like a bazillion different versions of Melissas on here! I may not have the zombie eyes, but I do have the Kabbulah red bracelet, and how come no one noticed I HAVE MY FINGERS STUCK IN MY NOSE IN THE LAST PICTURE!?!?!?


: )

Melisa Wells said...

I noticed that, and I wasn't going to ask. I figured you were still loopy from all the wine you swigged while I watched. ROFL!

XYZinn said...

Oh my gosh, it is so cute! I love it!!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Thanks Swishy's Zinn!

Roger Miller said...

You can pee standing up too!!!!


MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

I have so many undisclosed talents, you have no idea!

Anonymous said...

Manic, it looks great. Before Christmas I got a Posh type hairdo too! Anyway your hair looks great. Trust me, I'm on t.v.

kay said...

I LOVE IT!!!! that is a super cut for you. beautiful!!

Cat said...

Ooh MM - TOO cute. i think it looks great. so, big question, did you hit 10# :)

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Ooh, Rebecca R--you ARE on TV, and you don't just "play" a news reporter! LOL!

Kay--Thank you!

And Cat--I won't know till weigh in on Saturday!

House of Jules said...

LOVE THE HAIR!!!! You look fabulous!
House of Jules

Anonymous said...

Ooooh. I LOVE it! See, I'd rather have one of my kids tell me I look like a boy. Mine just usually say stuff like, "Mom, what happened to your tummy. It's all squishy."

TOTALLY fabulous and cute! (your hair, not my bratty chittlins)

Shelley said...

I sort of feel like I'm just reiterating here, but it really does look cute on you! And while we're at it, why do you have your fingers up your nose? That move will make you look like a boy.

As Cape Cod Turns said...

So cute! Katie Holmes has nothing on you girl!

NerdyRedneck Rob said...

Welll.... if that is how boys look then I am soooooooo gay! (which may explain a few things?! :o )

In spite of my possible sexual ambiguity you are looking totally fine there girl!

Michelle Kemper Brownlow said...

We are on the same (hair) cycle! I just got mine done!!!

Wish we were Wine-ing it together at the SPA! WOuldn't that just be a hoot!

Dinner with Dawn...Spa with Shel!

Karyn said...

soooo cute!!!!! LOVE it. (And no, I don't have extensions.)

Val said...

Looks very cute! I so wish I could pull off a short hair cut. Maybe someday,when I don't care anymore?
Cute Cute Cute!!!

OHmommy said...

So cute! I love it.

"Blow and go" You are too funny. I have been trying to tell my hair dresser that for years. You should copyright that. :)

Thanks for your comment. I have been lurking here for some time via Rob. Never left a comment only because you are so... famous and all. Didn't think you would notice the newbie on the block.

blog author said...

you look adorable!!! and you know what, i think it makes you look really young! way to go :)

Kate said...

I LOVE it! I am also envious of those who have smooth and sleek hair.

And I was going to totally comment on your fingers in your nose. Awesome! I am a grown woman, I am a high school teacher and I find that with certain classes, I gain credibility by showing them my faux-nose pick. Turn head, pretend to insert finger into nose so far it would cause major bleeding. Kids LOVE it! They are horrified and yet they can't turn away. Also, the eyes crossed and shaking. Who knew that all that time in front of the mirror in 5th grade would pay off. =)

I am Heather...creator of all things crafty! said...

I think it's dah'ling baby. Very Posh Spice of you. You don't look like a boy either! What do YOU think about your new 'do'? I say, if momma's happy, everybodies happy. Period. On with the bank robber's mug shots.

carrie said...

Now you're making me feel bad -- I CAN'T donate (doctor said NO).

But your hair is gorgeous! :)

And congrats on all the accomplishments since I last saw you . . . awesome!

Kate said...

Carrie, can you force your hubby/SO/bff to do it? That's what I did! It made me feel so much better.

-Kate =)

xxxx said...

Super duper DUPER cute!!! I can't wait to see it in person!

onthegomom said...

Cute do!

Blow and Go... ROFL!!!!!

Unknown said...

LOVE the new 'do!

Stephanie J. Blake said...

CUTE HAIR! I'm going to whack mine. I really am.

Patti said...

it looks accentuates the finger up the nose pose.

JODI said...

okay Manic that is not the version of the Katie Holmes hairdo I have...I have the bob with the bangs. But I am totally digging your Katie Holmes do. I will post a pic on the blog soon. Very soon.

JODI said...

Okay I just took the time to go back and click on Suburban Scrawl...what the F*@K, hair foils and a glass of wine. I must being getting my head shaved at the wrong salon. I am now offically jealous!

Anonymous said...

I, too, love the hair. Very cute.

btw, if they take my blood, I'm going to be your 11th hour entrant because the only appointment I could get is for 2/13. So I'll let you know.

Amanda said...

Notice anything Manic? Do ya? DO ya?

The Gang's Momma! said...

Gorgeous - except for the fingers in your nose :)

Love the cut and the color. I got brave and picked up the color box today - next step is opening it and deciding to do it. Last time I turned it vaguely orange-y, and I'm a little gun shy now. This product swears I can't mess up. Hmmmmmph, we'll see about that.

Back to you: love it. I do, really. And you are so much more interesting than KH - or at least how I think KH might be, under the thumb of meglomaniac TC. :)

cubmommy said...

I love you the do! It is very cute!