Warning: Girly post regarding hair. Normal posting will resume again next time.
So I chopped my hair off. It is not the dramatic inch-long version that I did 11 years ago when I went to Asia the first time, but it feels pretty dramatic to me right now and I find myself waking up and touching the back of my head going, "really?"
|Tundra tresses à la Canadian Arctic.|
After the Asia incident grew out I kept it pretty long. But I loathe having hair in my face so 98% of the time I wear it in a messy bun of some sort. Especially at work following a nasty catheterization experience wherein my hair fell from behind my shoulder into the dark, dank, yeasty thigh crease of a morbidly obese patient. I then had to sit in the ambulance transferring that patient for the rest of my shift and I can tell you I came pretty close to an ambulance hair cut on the way back from that drop-off!!
|To be fair, I was caught in an Irish rain storm that day.|
Ok let's be honest. I wore my hair like this. Almost. Every. Day. For probably the past 7 years.
|My, what a dazzling bun you've got there!|
And once in a blue moon I'd mix it up with the Robert Palmer music video look.
|It was, in fact, a coincidence that we all wore stripes to the final exam in December.|
I think we all felt an underlying 'imprisonment' vibe which we needed to express.
So Tobie's sister is a killer hairstylist and she happened to be visiting over the holidays. Her take on style is that you should only keep one hairdo for 5 years and then you have to let go and mix it up or you'll end up looking dated.
I let her at it. Still easing into it and deciding if I like it. I tried to take some nice photos to show y'all but every one makes me look like a complete tool. Ah well, here they are anyway!
|Tool: full frontal. Black and white unsuccessful at making me look|
|This is how it looks from the side when I am staring passively off in the distance.|
|This is how it looks when I am self-consciously pawing at it and suspiciously staring to my right.|
|This is how it looks when I've been doing CPR for 40 mins and can't|
push it out of my face because there are questionable fluids on my gloves.