Thursday, April 12, 2007

gotta post something because the longer i don't, i won't. i'm getting my hair cut today.

i'm really not fond of my hair and don't know what to do with it. i think i inherited this from my mother who has always been obsessed about her hair. She's been known to take a plastic Bic shaver to her bangs and reduce them to shreds. in fact she has been known to carry a plastic Bic and take it out for emergency trimmings in restauarnt bathrooms.

she used to practice hairstyling on my head: pixie cuts in the bathtub, the surface of the water coated in trimmings.

Eric Dibble who lived up the road called me a lightbulb after one of my mother's ventures into bathtub hairstyling.

"Tell him," my mother said, "Well at least I'm brighter than you."

Which I did, like a fool.


When Linda and I were travelling in Australia, we got sloshed while wine tasting. By 10:00 am we had visited four or five wineries and the tour ended at 1:00, or sometime later that day. We started refusing wine samples if you can believe that. On the way home, the tour guide turned on a video in the van. We let the headrests support our heads and watched. He played the movie "Shakespeare in Love" with Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow who dresses up to play the part of Romeo.

She's wearing a wig, I pointed out, a little manwig.

I truly regret making this observation all those years ago because now linda likes to refer to me and my hair as "Manwig".

Does manwig want to get a video tonight?

Does manwig want to go out for din-din?

She can be merciless sometimes, that Linda.

10 comments:

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

oh crap, i totally snortled on my keyboard.

Ippoc Amic said...

what about the valentines day cards that say: I love my man"wig"...

at least your hair doesn't stick out like a porcupine when it is cut short ala my 1980 flock of seaguls hair cut...

marscat said...

And I ran, I ran so far away.
I just ran, I ran all night and day.
I couldn't get away....

lauren said...

"i love my man wig".

omg!

at least you don't have a mullet.

lauren said...

i thought it was "and i just run, i run so far away".

now that song is stuck in my head.

X Bunny said...

i hope that song doesn't stay in my head too long....

isn't everybody unhappy with their hair--i mean, i never hear anyone say, 'i love my hair'....maybe they know they better keep that to themselves!

bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

Once I let my ex cut my hair. Apparently my idea of "chin length" was different from hers...I thought my mom was going to cry when she saw it.

I secretly dream of shaving my head, though.

Eclectchick said...

That quote of your mum's is priceless.

I wish I could cut me hair, but I'm currently growing it out from short to something other. It is a completely sucky process.

shawnkielty said...

My hair is totally unruly now that it's man length. I am already going to have to get it cut already.

Lilly Bella said...

,,,and thats why God invented,

HATS

I wear them everyday, saves on hairproducts for unruly hair.

Miss M has beautiful hair, so does Jen Jen Chappy. Girls with beautiful hair should wear hats too, even the playing field a bit.

xbun-are you keeping your little secret to yourself? you need a hat