Friday, March 5, 2010

Girl, You Lost Your Weave Blogger Gabe Hartwig Shares His Three Hairiest Posts

Posted By on Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 12:48 PM

Gabe Hartwig is the editor behind Girl, You Lost Your Weave, which chronicles hunks of faux-hair found on the streets of St. Louis. It's more than you might expect. For Hartwig's dedication to this noble cause, he's one of the 13 bloggers we love.

*Meet many of these bloggers in-person for our first-ever RFT blogger happy hour at 5 p.m. tonight at Blueberry Hill on Delmar. (We've conveniently scheduled it at 5 p.m. for your sake: you have a legit reason to cut work early!)*

Go to our favorite blogger archive page to see more local bloggers' all-time favorite posts.
Gabe Hartwig of the blog, Girl, You Lost Your Weave. - PHOTO: EMILY GOOD
  • Photo: Emily Good
  • Gabe Hartwig of the blog, Girl, You Lost Your Weave.
My three faves:
I love it when a weave has a good backstory -- even if it's made up. After all, none of us really knows the kind of life a weave led. We're left to imagine. When a reader shared his sighting from Richmond, Va., he included a pretty spectacular tale about how the weave ended up in a pile of French fries.
Not only was this a pretty distinctive-looking weave, the reader who sent it, Rick, wrote a haiku about it. Sometimes a really great faux hairpiece inspires poetry, I suppose.
I found this weave pretty early in my weave-hunting career (Of all the great journalism I've been part of, *this* is what's going to make me famous?) and it's still one of my favorites. Simple pleasures.

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