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Friday, December 21, 2007

The Thing About Shaving Your Head Is...

...it's cold. People living in Minnesota in December should not shave their heads. But that's what I did yesterday. Why do you ask? There are a few reasons, but one in particular: curiosity.

I've been trimming my beard for the past 3 years, and whenever I do, I always wonder what I'd look like if I just kept on trimming all the hair on my head to the same length.

I have a solid 2 weeks off of work and no big plans, so I thought I'd give it a whirl in hoping that if it looked absolutely horrible, those 2 weeks of hair growth would make it look only semi-horrible.

There are a few things that I've realized from this....

1) You have an idea in your head of what you look like. When you step in front of a mirror and you look nothing like that, you are incredibly shocked (And I still am. I don't know when this feeling will stop).

2) If I stare at myself long enough in the mirror, I start to think it's not so bad after all. It makes me wonder if we all have some sub-conscience self-respect process running in the background that kicks in every now and then as a survival tool to tell you that you're good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people like you.

3) This haircut is only shocking to the people that know me, and nobody else.

4) Shaving your head is a great way to save money. If people get used to it, this could be my new summer 'do.

5) Shaving my head is the most exciting that has happened to me recently. How sad.

4 comments:

Sunny said...

Love the new 'do man. I take it down once a month these days. Of course, I don't have much to shave off anyways.

You didn't try to shave in a combover like Dr. Nowakowski?

mdn said...

1. the new do looks good.
2. you didn't really shave your head, just cut it short
3. great way to save money, I've only paid for 1 haircut in the last 8 years and that was for the combover.
4. Mohawk is better than bald.
5. the pic with you holding the camera to the right of your head in the mirror looks awesome to a non-photographer.

Baby Di said...

I like the new do! Way to bring in the new year :)

DM said...

Love it - but you should have kept the faux-hawk. Would have added some spice to the office.