Guess What I Did Yesterday

the haircut
Originally uploaded by KF.

My hairdresser was so impressed with the enormous pile of hair surrounding me after my cut yesterday that I had to take a picture of it. She decided to put the broom and the scoop in the picture for scale. Unfortunately, what you can’t tell here is the depth of the pile; it had to be stuffed a bit to fit in the scoop.

Needless to say, I startled myself when I woke up this morning, but boy, is this going to be easier to deal with…

7 thoughts on “Guess What I Did Yesterday

  1. At first glance (before I saw the caption below the photo), I thought this entry was going to be about cleaning your house: “Good God–and I thought I let my place get messy before cleaning!”

    Congrats on the new hairdo! I always feel like haircuts are dramatic life changes (which then makes me wonder if I’m unduly superficial, but it seems like most people feel the same way).

  2. I don’t think it’s superficial at all. In fact, this cut was pretty much phase one of what feels like a fairly dramatic life-overhaul (where “life” is apparently equal to “style”), brought on by the need to (a) streamline out a whole lot of bullshit that’s taking up way too much of my time, and (b) draw a slightly harder edge between me and the world, or at least that subset of the world by which I have come of late to feel somewhat ill-used.

    Or, let me revise: insofar as it’s superficial, it’s evidence of the ways that one’s visual self-presentation really does affect one’s treatment in the world. To the extent that we are living in a superficial world, I suppose I am a superficial girl.

  3. I think superficiality is super-profound and see entirely the point about a life-style overhaul being marked by a haircut. Look at Barbra in The Way We Were, or what happens when Buffy cuts her hair to chin length. Or what about when Demi shaves her head in G. I. Jane?

    Jean Seberg, Twiggy and Felicity! Madonna! Hair changes are v. important.

  4. And bald people ‘round the world weep at such excess.

    I kid, I kid.


    And “To the extent that we are living in a superficial world, I suppose I am a superficial girl.” really should be in some song lyrics.

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