I have had this random memory floating around in my head for the past few days and it just makes me smile so I thought I would start a new category on my blog entitled… wait for it….. Random Memories.  It’s a great title, don’t you think?  Todays random memory hales from 1989, I was almost 12.  We were living in Berlin, Germany and we were going shopping at some huge store that had a day care for the little ones, kinda like Ikea, but not.  My mom did my hair for me, I’m not sure why, she wasn’t in the habit of doing my hair all the time at that age, anyway she pulled it back in a ponytail, not too strange, except for the placement of the ponytail… straight back at the base of my head.  I had never felt such a strange sensation.  I was so used to having my ponytails up high and off to the side, the proper place for a ponytail.   When I started complaining she told me it looked fine and not to touch it.  So I didn’t.  What I remember most about that day is that I was positive that everyone was looking at me and totally laughing at my miss placed ponytail, and when I say everyone I mean that most likely no one even glanced at me, but it felt like EVERYONE was staring!!!  This memory makes me laugh because the idea that all the German people I encountered that day actually cared about the way my hair looked is so far fetched but I don’t really remember ever feeling more self conscience than I did that day.  My mind as a 12 year old girl was hilarious.Here is an old photo of me before the fall.