May 17, 2010

I'm not a hippie.

When I was in High school, I had longer hair. I wouldnít call it long, but it was past the collar of my shirt, ala mullet style. When I went to college I let it get down to the middle of my back. During the summer after my freshmen year I had to get my hair cut for a job I took. The long hair was a safety hazard in welding cagesÖ. Something about bursting into flames. So I had it cut, shaved the sides and went with a big fuzzy Mohawk. There is one picture still in existence of me with this hair cut. Some days when my wife is being particularly snarky sheíll pull it out to show people. That hair cut lasted for about six months, and when I was home, Iíd leave the hair down, not fanned out. I got tired of dealing with it, so I cut it down and went with shorter, easier to style hair. Iíve had short hair ever since. Usually never longer than two inches in length.

Since the end of March, Iíve decided not to cut my hair. Iím going to let it grow. Let it grow long and luxurious, as only a guy who doesnít care about his hair can. Those ladies out there that spend hundreds of dollars each month to make their hair ďperfectĒ know exactly what Iím talking about. I do nothing with my hair and it has all the body and slight wave they wish they had. Right now, itís too short to tell what itís going to look like, but itís long enough to be annoying. Itís about three inches long. Considering when I started letting it grow it was about a quarter inch long, not a bad growth rate.

Why am I growing it out? Well, this is why I told you the background of some of my goofier haircuts. Iím trying to grow out a mullet. But not just any kind of mullet, Iím growing a very specific style of mullet. I want a 1756ís height of fashion mullet. Yea, thatís right, my facial hair isnít the only thing that getís altered for my re-enacting lifestyle!

Iím a long ways to go before it gets long enough, probably about another three inches or so at least. Until then, it just looks like Iím rocking a 70ís pr0n star part. And that I have grey wings on the side of my head. The grey hair really stands out around my temples. There is grey hair in other places, but itís thickest there. So for all of you ďlong haired hippiesĒ Iíve made fun of over the years, the next time you see me remember. Iím not a long haired hippie; Iím a man of means from 1756!

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at May 17, 2010 04:19 PM | TrackBack

This isn't my fault!!!!

Posted by: wil at May 18, 2010 02:02 PM

No, this isn't your fault. The facial hair is however.

Posted by: Contagion at May 18, 2010 09:32 PM

I think you need to post of picture of someone with the mullet you intend to grow. I'm not really envisioning it too well.

Posted by: Harvey at May 22, 2010 07:31 PM
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