Wednesday, March 21, 2007

follicular follies!

sidelong

A common diversion among some friends of mine is to offer unsolicited opinions over whether the time has come for me to end my scalp's recession and just start shaving my head. A friend who had been identified with the idea of my not just shaving my head but using laser hair removal to do it recently sent me this photo that she had taken of me. She said the photo provided a good idea of what I would look like with a shaved head and, on the basis of it, she had changed her mind and I shouldn't do it. Which was good of her to express her opinion, although it's not like shaving my head was an alternative or fall back option, but rather something I am presuming I'll feel compelled toward sooner or later, albeit preferably later.

All this just reinforces the idea that what I should really do is disappear for a year and come back with a giant thick curly head of hair and a plummy British accent. You think I'm joking.

8 comments:

rps said...

I like today's typo. Definitely start "saving your head."
xx,
Cruella

jeremy said...

Cruella: Thanks, typo fixed.

Anonymous said...

Grow face hair!!

Ann Althouse said...

I recommend an Andy Warhol type wig: plainly, but fabulously fake. It's the new thing!

Ang said...

So I guess we know how your friends feel. But how do you? Does it bother you?

Anonymous said...

But then the cool drawing of you in the upper left corner of your blog would be obsolete. I vote no; let nature have its way with you.

shakha said...

My conclusion: you look good. Your friends are mean.

Anonymous said...

It looks to me like you still have the vast majority of your hair--say, 95% or more? My unsolicited opinion is that shaving would be entirely premature. The t-shirt photo shows your existing hair as having a delightfully jaunty quality that would go well with a plummy British accent--no need for a thick, curly mop. Cheerio!