May 27, 2005

Hair today...

Against my better judgement, but undertaken in response to overwhelming reader demand, here are two views of my head.

Excuse the quality--you have to understand I was taking a one-handed photo of my own head while trying to keep the whole process hidden from my family, who would be certain to ask uncomfortable questions, such as, "Why are you taking a picture of your head?"

Left side (i.e., "normal")

and the right side (i.e., "high'n'tight")

Now, my hair is getting gray around the temples, and my sideburns are always a bit hard to see because they're so light, but that bright line around my ear is scalp, not light-colored hair. The gap doesn't show up as well, but it is the slight mid-tonish area directly at 12:00 o'clock above the whitewall area. Note also the prominent glasses frame, which is covered by my hair over on the normal side.

I figure there's not much reason to worry--you rarely see both sides of a person's head at the same time unless you're looking at a Picasso, and once I get the braided extensions put in on the right side, no one will have a second thought about it.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at May 27, 2005 08:57 AM

So just lean your head to the right and it will look balanced.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at May 27, 2005 08:59 AM

Well, I've already made the appointment for the extensions, and they get mad when I cancel at the last minute.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 27, 2005 09:16 AM

I have less hair than you do, so am sensitive to those things. I'd go have it fixed had it happened to me.

Posted by: Janis at May 27, 2005 09:19 AM

Like El said the other day, the difference between a good haircut and bad haircut is about three weeks. It's less trouble just to let it grow back. And it does give me some blogging matter.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 27, 2005 09:26 AM

Why do you give me openings like this? How on earth am I supposed to resist photoshop opportunities?

You have no one to blame but yourself.

Posted by: skinnydan at May 27, 2005 09:32 AM

Rats. Dan beat me to it. I was going to offer this picture of Terry.

Posted by: Jordana at May 27, 2005 09:39 AM

I might be having second thoughts.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 27, 2005 09:42 AM

Rasta Possum.

Irie, mon.

Posted by: skinnydan at May 27, 2005 09:44 AM

Doesn't anyone else find it at least somewhat puzzling that TWO readers (Skinnydan and Jordana) were on the same wavelength to THAT extent, posting within seven minutes of each other? I guess it falls in the same category as unrelated comic strips using the same idea on the same day.

Posted by: Stan at May 27, 2005 09:54 AM

What do you think if when Terry says "hair extensions"?

Posted by: Jordana at May 27, 2005 09:58 AM

I’m just wondering what google search will next land here.

Posted by: jim at May 27, 2005 10:13 AM

C'mon, Jordana, we're busted.

She and I planned the whole thing in an effort to undercut the Supreme Possum. There was a double secret probation meeting at 9:30 AM, BST (Blog Standard Time).

Posted by: skinnydan at May 27, 2005 10:15 AM

[intercom]Skinnydan, Jordana, please report to the office. [/intercom]

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 27, 2005 10:19 AM

You call that 'high & tight"? Hoo boy, you ain't seen a decent, military base barber often enough!

Tell him Larry!

Posted by: Nate at May 27, 2005 10:32 AM

Well, it's higher and tighter than I'M used to! Especially compared to the other side...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 27, 2005 10:50 AM

speaking of wavelengths... oddly enough the first thing I thought when I read the post was "What would Terry look like with dreadlocks?"

Posted by: DaveH at May 27, 2005 11:38 AM

Now we just need to know what Sarah was thinking. Those of us who get our kicks from photoshopping Terry's picture obviously think alike.

Posted by: Jordana at May 27, 2005 12:08 PM

And yet, no one seems the least bit frightened by that...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 27, 2005 01:04 PM

I thought he would like to be a bit more Fab.

Posted by: Sarah G. at May 29, 2005 09:04 PM

For some reason I could not post the link to a very cute picture of Terry. So go here instead.

Posted by: Sarah G. at May 29, 2005 09:20 PM

Terry makes a pretty cute Heidi, Sarah, but I think I'd rather wake to Rebecca.

Posted by: Janis at May 30, 2005 11:53 AM

Hopefully you're not thinking of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 31, 2005 08:20 AM