Thursday, February 21, 2008

Did You Get a Haircut?

I have a bad habit of not getting my haircut. It is a lot like mowing the lawn to me. As soon as you get it cut it just starts growing back again. Also, I don't like spending the money. The solution around our house is for Jill to cut my hair. This would be great except that Jill takes about seven times as long as a professional barber. Because of the time commitment involved, she doesn't really like to do it that often, and I do not like to sit still through the process. This week, though, the time had come. (I can tell because when I would put on my hat, my hair would curl halfway up the sides.) And this time, we decided to do something different.

For the last 18 years or so, I have had the same haircut. This time she cut it shorter and and it has no part. I call it the Peyton Manning. I like the haircut and I think Jill did a great job. However, it has not received a lot of critical acclaim. Several people at work have said something along the lines of "Looks like you got a haircut." and nothing else. I don't understand this. Do they just want me to know they noticed. It's as though, they didn't understand, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." Instead, it's "If you can't say anything nice, say something non-commital." It really makes me want to go "Looks like you decided to wear the navy blue dress today."

In Other News

We went in for the ultrasound, Tuesday. The baby is very healthy and everything seems to be in the right place. Although, whenever she would say something like here are the kidneys, I would freak out in my mind. "Oh no, the baby's kidneys are outside her body." But the tone of the technician told me they were actually where they were supposed to be. This little wonder appears to be a girl. If that information is correct, we are going to name her Meadow. The people I have told this to have responded about the same as they do when faced with my haircut. "Oh, Meadow, Ok." Remember if you can't say anything nice...

Note to self: Don't expect any comments this week.


Loganx80 said...

I defy your recommendation. I will leave a comment even though I don't have anything nice to say. This is Matthew Sumpter by the way. I know how you feel. I used to get my hair cut with the shortest guard on the clippers for the sides of my head, but within 3 weeks it was always sticking straight out to the sides and looked pretty stupid. I would love to let Sarah cut my hair, but I honestly don't have the confidence.

I recently went through a year-long experiment in which I did not cut my hair. It was interesting, but now I feel for the ladies. It kind of sucks to take a shower in the evening and have to go to bed with wet hair. I did save about $200 in the process though.

I'm back to good ol' me now though. But now I go with the second shortest guard on the clippers and it has worked out better. It's been just over 4 weeks and I'm going to go ahead and get it cut again, but it doesn't even look bad yet. This will work.

Loganx80 said...

Oh yeah, and I know how you feel. After getting my haircut, I got dozens of people telling me how much better they liked my hair now, which actually means that they thought my old hair looked bad. So it's kind of a reverse insult. I even had lady at work come up and say that THEY liked my hair much better now. The they is her and another lady at work, so this means they had actually been discussing my hair.

Chris said...

Happy birthday, man! Hope you have a good one. God bless you!

aaronash said...

Thank you Chris, I appreciate that you thought of me.

Tiffany said...

I learned pretty early on to just not tell people what you plan to name the kid. It's harder for them to comment negatively on the name while they're holding the bundle of cuteness bearing it.