I’m getting a haircut.
Normally, I wouldn’t announce something like that on a public blog that could be read by, you know, the public and heads of state and stuff like that. (Note: HOWDY, PRESIDENT BUSH, IF YOU’RE READING THIS!) Because haircuts are, you know….sort-of not a big deal.
And we wouldn’t want to take valuable time away from President Bush and the Iranian conflict or anything.
(P.S. If you’re asking, “What Iranian conflict?” right now, please stop torturing yourself. I don’t know what Iranian conflict. It just sounded good. So I wrote it. And I’m sure I’ll impress the President with my global savvy.)
But this isn’t “normally” and I am announcing the haircut on my blog.
For two reasons.
Reason Number One:
THIS HAIRCUT IS EXPENSIVE.
And I just had to get that off my chest.
It all started when I saw one of the ladies at my work, and I liked the style of her hair, so I asked her who did her haircuts. She named off some unpronounceable stylist at a salon in a nearby city.
“I’ve heard of that salon!” I told her, like it was some kind of coincidence, which, come to think of it, it was not.
She probably thought I was a dork.
But anyway. Back to the haircut: for several months I’ve been saying that I’m going to get a haircut done there. And I really have meant it. But it’s just never, you know, HAPPENED.
Which is somewhat important in the whole getting-a-haircut order of business.
But I began to convince myself that, the longer I waited, the longer I wouldn’t have a haircut.
kind-of totally obvious. STILL, I bet the President was impressed. In fact, I bet he’s going to ask me onto his speechwriting staff. It would clearly be “seasonal” help, seeing that we vote NEXT WEEK, but, hey.)
If I get my hair cut now and it looks totally ugly, at least it will have time to grow out before Thanksgiving and my 21st birthday. And a lot of time to grow out before Family Photos For The Christmas Letter. And a super long time before Easter Dinner When I’ll Probably Take Pictures With The Easter Bunny. And by the time our next homeschooling conference rolls around, it will be completely back to where we started.
That, people, is what we call STRATEGY.
(Or, you know,
lack of faith in the stylist procrastination. But let’s not go there.)
Speaking of procrastination, my mom kept bugging me about booking the appointment and when I didn’t, she finally just called and made me the appointment herself.
That’s when I got the email explaining Reason Number One.
Let me paste it. In full.
It’s from my mom:
Soonest (which I secured --that work with your schedule) is November 1 (Sat) at 10AM.
I didn't want to give you one at 11:30 or 12:00 am since the cut would take 1 hour - and I know you'd go over on time.
Oh, wait. Did I say I was going to paste it in full? Nevermind. I deleted one little thing called THE PRICE. But, trust me, it was a LOT. Which I guess you gathered when my very sophisticated mother decided to throw vocabulary and grammar to the wind and wrote “ug” as a full and complete sentence.
With the price
that you didn’t see, let me add this: the haircut BETTER take an hour. It better take five or six or seven hours. It better take a week.
But I’m wasting too much of your time. I really must move on to Reason Number Two:
I NEED YOUR HELP.
I know (kind-of) what I want. (For the haircut, silly.)
But if you had a say, how would you suggest that I cut my hair?
Instead of my infamous glasses-post where I gave YOU choices, I think it’s time for all of you to reinvest a little and give me photos of YOUR ideas.
Just write me a little note, or copy and paste a picture so my family and I can consider the possibilities. (Please note: Google images is really, really, really good for coming up with pictures of haircuts. I know this
P.S. If your name is Sarah Palin and if you are reading over the President’s shoulder or something, I just want to let you know that I already picked glasses like yours and I would totally trade hair with you if I could.