Tuesday, December 13, 2005

monotonicity and my head

There are plainly days when people actually get less older in at least one important sense: there are days when a person's health can improve in ways such that an accurate actuarial reckoning of how long the person has to live is actually more at the end of the day than it was at the beginning.

Meanwhile, there is no sense in which there is any day when I am getting less balder.

13 comments:

A+ said...

Man, have you seen Jeremy Piven's implant/plug things? He looks good. It's so natural. If it bugs you, you could look into that.

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

So you're back to the one-entry-a-day regimen? I noticed you post-dated this one.

I dated a guy in high school* who at 18 looked just like Niles Crane from Frasier, hairline included. Apparently it really bugged him, although I didn't actually realize this until several years ago when he started whining to me all the time about everything. Not that I am saying you're whiny. Um. What I mean is, I never really thought about his hairline and I don't think about yours. If I could get everyone to agree to hold similar non-sentiments about my stomach, I'd be happy.


*Yes, fruity drink guy.

Tonya said...

Wait -- Jeremy Piven has hair plugs?! No! That just can't be. I feel so deceived.

And, Jeremy, don't worry so much about the hair loss. Some women are into bald heads. Really.

A+ said...

Piven's hair is totally fake. You can compare his head in PCU and today... Anyway.

Re: Tonya's & RWS's comments. Yeah seriously. Is baldness even a liability in terms of looks anymore? It's hard to keep up, but I'm pretty sure plenty of people don't mind at all.

Fat, on the other hand, is a totally different story.

Tom Volscho said...

The blue font is cool

Anonymous said...

Color change: a good camouflage in a blue state, if such is needed.
Hair falling out: testosterone level might be high.
Nothing serious here. Enjoy.

Tom Volscho said...

the medicine is 75 bucks a month according to my doctor, propecia for frontal baldness, i think

jeremy said...

Regardless of whatever the aesthetic penalty may be in the eyes of women, I still don't like losing my hair. I'd pay $75/month if I thought the prospects of it working were reasonable and the side effect profile was okay. I should investigate.

RWS: Yes, I'm back to one a day. I only did more than one a day last week because I had taken several off.

Absolut said...

What RwS said.*

*Except that I didn't date a guy in high school.

jeremy said...

What she means is: even in high school, Absolut was past mere guys and already on to men.

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

Actually, I'm sort of surprised that of all the physical features this guy from high school could have been insecure about, he chose his hairline. Maybe it was an avoidance issue. Or maybe there were actually a few things he wasn't ready to whine about to me.

Anonymous said...

Shave head. Wear navy blue knit watch cap pulled down to level of eyebrows. Cool.

Absolut said...

Thanks for interpreting my note, Jeremy, it made me laugh.:) It's an interesting thought, and could probably be applied to most of my dating life.. but since all that only started after I was already in college *gasp*, I pretty much just meant what I said. Well, that's assuming we don't count my guy friend in middle school.. we did exchange cards with hearts, but as far as I'm concerned, if there is no kissing involved, it just doesn't count in that way.