Friday, June 29, 2012

Hair today, gone tomorrow

One hundred and ten degrees.



I awoke on yesterday morn thinking I'd been somehow transported to the surface of Mercury.  Surely it couldn't be this warm in a St. Louis June...

but it was and the air conditioner installers called in sick.

Drastic times call for drastic measures, or so I though.  So I made a bold move, grabbed the clippers, and proceeded to shave off all my dang hair - every bit of it.

It felt glorious.

Now, with the benefit of hindsight and a properly cooled home, I've come to regret my hasty decision.

See, bald heads look good on brawny men with bulging muscles and tree-trunk necks.  This I am not.  I'm more like the proverbial 98 pound weakling (or rather today's version, the 150 pound weakling) in those Atlas advertisements.

Manly bald


Skinny bald

source: Free Image Archives

So I look like I've got some sort of wasting disease, but my house is a chilly 80 degrees and right now that's all that matters.


  1. A broken a/c is crazy-making. I always feel a little homicidal when mine is on the fritz, so I suppose the upside is that you only shaved your hair off. I had a home perm disaster when I was in college, and I cut my hair 1 inch long all over. I became really creative with head scarves. My suggestion is to stock up on cool hats to wear till fall. Head scarves might not work for you. :)

    1. Hi Nick. Yeah, get ya a cool vintage hat or three at one of the estate sales this weekend! No one will be none the wiser!

    2. A/C is in and blowin cold! I'm glad to be out of the heat, but I still might take you up on those cool vintage hats. Gotta protect my poor bald head from sunburn.

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