I really enjoy getting texts and emails from my friends and readers with topics they want me to tackle. The latest is a text I received from my best friend Jodi. The following is a transcript of the conversation:
Jodi: Poss Tiddy post. Side pony tails. I feel this should not occur in women over…say 28
Tiddy: Dude. I wore one to work yesterday. Lol.
Tiddy: It was a low side pony?
Jodi: In my humble opinion, both low and high. You should do a survey, have people vote on the appropriateness?
Tiddy: Lol I am going to write about this and also include a photo of my low side pony which makes me look stylish and adorable.
Jodi: (sends this pic)
Tiddy: That’s not how I wear it.
Jodi: Haaaaaaaa. Can’t wait to hear feedback.
Background info: Jodi and I went to high school together and we were college roommates. When I say college roommates, I mean we lived in the same bedroom together for four years. We have shared clothes, money, underwear and Lord knows what else. She is the Godmother of my child and the closest thing I have ever had to a sister. We are as different as day and night, which is probably why we get along so well. Needless to say, I was not offended in the least when she started ripping on my side pony. She can suck it.
My justification for a side pony:
1. My hairline totally sucks. It is like a bad version of J-Lo’s hairline—baby hairs, bald spots, uneven. It is my cross to bear. By rocking the side pony, I can sweep my bangs over this whole nightmare and nobody knows about my dirty little secret.
2. Sometimes I don’t feel like washing my hair, yet it is too dirty/greasy to wear down. Side pony! Instant glamour! She’s not gross, she’s well-groomed and so put together!
3. I miss the 80s and it is a way for me to relive my Barbie and the Rockers/Girls Just Want to Have Fun phase.
Below you will find an example of my elegant side pony. I would also like to point out that when this photo was posted on Facebook, Jodi publicly commented, "Sooooooo pretty."
It is up to you, stylish readers, to weigh in on this little difference of opinion. Could you please take a moment to cast your vote on this very important issue? You will find the survey on the side of this blog. I will leave it up for one week and Jodi and I will discuss the results once they in. Let your voice be heard.