Friday, March 23, 2007


I need a haircut badly. I’m beginning to take on my Einstein look and it frightens me every time I see my reflection. I just have a hard time making an appointment to have it done.

So you might ask why I just don’t walk into Bobs, no appointment necessary… My hair may be thinning, but I am not yet ready to have someone shave my head. Though all this wild white hair may look bad, it looks better than it being buzzed.

I was telling someone recently about how I had long dark hair about 15 years ago. Within five years my hair turned white. Someone saw a photo of me with the long dark hair five years later and asked it that was a photo of my son.

I so hate getting a hair cut that every few years I let it grow. Last time it was about four years of growth, half way down my back. I finally got sick of it and cut it all off, and now I feel I must make a quarterly trip to have it removed.

Most men have real vanity issues over their hair. They freak out when they start thinning or when the color changes. To me hair isn’t all what it’s cracked up to be and if it weren’t for daily maintenance I would probably shave it.

I think back to the days when I could go out on a rainy day and the rain would rarely ever touch my scalp. Now I feel mist so I wear hats.


Anonymous thartill said...

Time to pull a Jeff and get rid of hair is out of control at the moment also and Friday's are the worst day to get a hair-cut...Well except for Mondays of course when every shop in the County is closed. I think it's a conspiracy!

7:42 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Wild white hair beats a comb-over any day.
If men think they've got it bad, try being a woman - we're supposed to "do" something with our hair. Some friggin' style or something.
And then there's that whole dye job thing.
Hate it. Needless to say, my hair (and its colour) are as stylish as the rest of me. Which is not stylish at all.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Moosehead said...

I have a friend that goes to a barbershop and just asks for a number 2 which is the clipper number for roughly a quarter inch of hair all around. As for me -yeah- thinning but not as apparent from the front. Now if only my coiffeuse could stop showing me the back of my head with a mirror for my approval, I could go on deluding myself. I suppose I could say that it is thin on the back from hitting on the bed headboard but that would be far from truthful at this moment in time.
I once had a boss that combed his hair from one ear to cover a bald pate. He was also an avid outdoorsman and one day while on an elavator ride together, I mentioned to him that I thought that I had seen a bald eagle. This really peaked his interest until I told him that at least, I thought it was a bald eagle as it had its hair combed the same way as his. Shortly after, he was no longer my boss...
Now they have Rogaine for hair loss and Viagra for pecker loss. I have never tried either as I could get them mixed up and really get messed up. What happens if you chew Viagra for too long? Do you just get a stiff neck??

11:50 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

TH, Sorry but having a blue head does nothing for me.

Good for you, Beth. It's better for you and for your sense of mortallity, which all people should have.

Moosehead, you did it a gain, you wasted what could have been a perfectly good blog entry had you had a blog. Instead your words are simply a comment in passing. BTW thanks for supporting my position on that other site. You are a friend.

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Moosehead said...

Yeah...well..thanks for outing me on that other site old!

2:13 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

How were you outted? You're swimming in Karma.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Moosehead said...

Quote Mooseheads deserves one as well, but he's swimming in Karma. Unquote
In the words of Jaggy's generation...Dah. Don't you just hate that "word"?
Thanks for the extra karma though. I really do covet them. Must have something to do with some childhood trauma leading to always seeking approval in order to justify my existence... Nah. Just a light case of OCD kept in control by limiting it to counting gulps of liquid and ending gulps on odd numbers. Nothing too serious or obvious. Gulp.Gulp.Gulp.

3:29 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Dude, your karma points are listed for everyone to see. You are the only one who keeps drawing attention to karma. You out yourself.

3:46 PM  
Blogger lori hahn said...

If you want a Nike Swoosh in your hair, I'm your girl...I give my boys their cuts...they save their allowance to go to the barber.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Jaggy said...

What the heck does "dah" mean? Is that Canadian for "du-uh!"? or is it old person for "D'OH!"? :P

11:40 PM  
Blogger Boo7 said...

OMG I sooooooooooo agree with a hat beats a comb-over ANY day of the week.....we here in Canada had a politician once (well there are prolly several but a good Canuck will prolly know the one I am speaking of) whose comb-overs were legendary!!!! On a blustery day he looked like a lopsided 747 ready for lift-off!!! eeeeeeeeeegads!!!

I quite like hats on some men...not just baseball hats mind you...there are lots of others that look just great!! Now ANY hat on me looks just daft!!!

6:02 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Lori, I wouldn't stand a logo very well. I'd love to visit with you as you deface others though.

Now Jaggy, I was defending your language the other day. Don't make me defend the Canadian language now, Eh? We'll have to take you oot fer some back bacon and talk aboot diversity, my dear.

Boo, I thought that as well, but then I found the perfect hat. Do you have the address to my flickr page?

6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Starting to scape the bottom of the barrel, eh? I tell you: blogger's block just bites.

8:30 AM  

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