This picture was taken in the summer of 1992. It was my "Fair" picture that was blown up to 8x10 and hung on my stall in the horse barn at the Northwest Washington Fair.
This was my second Fair with Shadow. This would have been the summer between my junior and senior years of high school. In my junior year, I had the lead in the school play, "Anne of Green Gables." We dyed my hair red with a "temporary rinse," that was supposed to wash out in 4 to 6 washes. Well, after the play was over, and I had washed my hair about 12 times, and the red wasn't coming out, my Mom went back to the beauty supply store and asked them about it, and the girl said, "Oh, no... that's not a temporary rinse, that's a semi-permanent dye. It will come out in 4 to 6 weeks."
Well that turned out to be a lie too. It didn't wash out in a month, or even two months. It did, however, fade to a nice baboon orange. Sadly, somewhere there is a picture of my sister holding up a wildlife calendar with a baboon, right next to me.
And thus began my lifetime of dying and highlighting my hair because it never went back to its natural color, and now it's getting progressively darker as I get older.