Friday, May 1, 2020

Something I may or may not continue past COVID-19: Combing my hair back


As my hair got longer I needed to do something. Then I decided to try combing it straight back. Like Gavin Belson on Silicon Valley, or (sometimes) Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio. Or Gordon Gekko.

Or – as Tom pointed out – early editions of Drako Malfoy.

So basically, the only difference between me and movie stars, wizards and/or people with at least nine figures net worth is the hair style.

And the number of figures in my net worth.

Oh and movie stardom and wizardry.

My hair isn't a decision I take lightly. Except for a failed experiment with parting my feathered hair down the middle in 1980, I’ve always parted my hair to the side.

That said, I’ve noticed a three advantages to the slicked back method:
  1. It feels more comfortable.
  2. I can take off or put on a shirt without messing my hair by simply doing it from front to back.
  3. If Mike Dardis is unavailable to do the channel five news at 11 I could fill in.


There are also some disadvantages to it: 
  1. Most of the fictional characters who wear their hair like that are portrayed as a-holes.
  2. Let’s just say – in theory only - I have a receding hairline on the sides. Combing it back would expose that.
  3. If Mike Dardis is unavailable to do the channel five news at 11 I might have to fill in.

In the end there is one thing to note. It looks less bad than other options right now.  And it’s not for lack of trying. I tried the hybrid method – comb back and to the right. I thought I might look like Robert Herjavec on Shark Tank.  It wound up looking like Buster Poindexter.

So combing back it is.

There will come a point where I either have to get it cut (in back) or get a pony tail. But for now, I’m all set.

I need a haircut.

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