Warning, this post is a bit self indulgent and very non-motorcycley. Still here? O.k. My Grandfather was bald and wore a beard. Not a bad look for Grampa. My father has been bald and worn a beard for the bulk of my life. There are two things that I've known for a long time. One, I could grow a beard if I wanted to and two, I will eventually go bald. I've done the beard thing in the past and over the holidays I decided to grow a beard again. No big deal, it takes about a minute for me to grow a beard. At the company Christmas party my lovely wife and I got our picture taken and both points listed above became brutally clear. I had gone right past being my Dad and went straight to Grampa. I don't think I'm quite ready for that. I nixed the beard. I'd heard that shaving a beard off cold turkey can freak out your kids so I went gradually. I settled on a vandyke that is a cross between Coop's devil and Bill Cody. I wasn't too sure about that but I did not look like anyone else I knew, at least. My hair (what's left of it) was needing a trim so I made an appointment to get another flat-top. I was thinking the haircuts have gotten a bit pathetic but I was getting shaggy and what else can be done? Then the blizzard happened so I cancelled the appointment for a haircut. If I may digress for a moment, I mentioned awhile back that I got a promotion at work. The new position requires that I wear a collared shirt and I cannot wear a hat. I currently wear a ball cap every day, mostly to keep metal chips off of my head. I have about a month before I move into that spot so I figured I'd better find some sort of solution to the hair thing. When I was a kid I always said I'd just shave my head when the hair started falling out. Time to be a man of my word I handed the clippers to Mrs. Surly and now I look a bit like Ming the Merciless. You be the judge.
It was -5 degrees here this morning and this is not the haircut for the faint of heart. My boss said I'm ugly as hell and from the co-workers I got two Powders, a Kojack, and the white Shaft. I assume he means the Sam Jackson Shaft and not the Richard Roundtree Shaft. The wife said I look hot. I'll defer to her. I don't really give a shit what anyone else thinks, but feel free to leave a comment. Later.
p.s. If anyone could photoshop my head onto ol Ming's body in black and white and post it somewhere for me to grab I'd greatly appreciate it. My photoshop skills suck.