Monday, May 29, 2006
The bald and the beautiful
So, my lovely bride skipped town without giving me a haircut that I desperately needed. For those of you who don't know, I have two problems with my hair that make me always keep it short: first, I have about 28 calics on my head. Believe it or not, my hair grows in every direction possible. Unless it's really short, or really long, it just looks stupid. Second, my hair is very, very thick. It's not as bad in the winter, but when it's hot out I just DIE. Anyhow, because my normal barber is gone I felt that I needed to try to cut my own hair (before you ask, there's no way in hell I'm paying someone $15 to take 2 minutes to shave my head). I figured "how hard can it be?". I quickly found out. My first problem was that I had to take my glasses off in order to cut my hair - thereby blinding myself. Not a situation conducive to a successful haircut. The next problem I discovered is that I have one lumpy head. I mean, I don't know how many times I was dropped as a baby, but clearly something happened cuz I just don't think that's a normal amount of lumpiness. So, as I thought might happen, I ended up shaving my head as you can see. So far, I have only one problem - when I pull a t-shirt over my head, I'm used to nothing happening. Now it gets stuck and pulls my scalp - it actually kinda hurts. I guess that's what I get for being a cheap bastard eh? I haven't decided if I'll keep it shaved or not. It was quite a lengthy process, not to mention that my wife will prolly have something to say about it. All I know is that my head is literally, if not figuratively, cool.