My hair does the phone cord thing, too. In fact, that's what my kid's call it. I have also noticed that I start out with a spiral curling say toward my face it goes for a bit, does the C thing then reverses direction to spiral away from my face. I even have some that don't do the C thing but stay "tight" and suddenly start spiraling the other way. What's funny is that I just figured this out a few weeks ago. I can "correct" it if I twist out my hair when it's wet.
Brio- I've always heard that if you have red or gold tones in you hair that means you're a warm. However, wioth blue eyes, you would probably look best in "cool" colors. I have never figured out the season thing either.