Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Cut and the Crunch

This is a photo from Friday. Now everything looks wilted in the yard except for the brilliant scarlet sumac. It'll be back to its seasonably warm self again this week.

Feeling the school crunch. My not-so-rough draft for my paper is due in just two and a half weeks and I only have approximately two pages of ten written. I've got a fair amount of info but not the required geological data nor any sort of flora/fauna inventory. I don't know where my subject falls on the township grid map. Every night I tell myself I'll get some work done, but then I start nodding off while I put Kidlet to bed. Sleep wins. I've started putting out deadlines for myself but knowing how the next couple of weeks are stacking up between home and work obligations, it's feeling a little grim. How do people do it? Ummm, right. They don't do the 'run away to New Orleans for a rollicking seven years' followed by the 'I'll find a profession that doesn't need schooling', followed by a child and lastly the 'Hmmm, maybe I do need schooling' trick.

So, a new informal poll... if you were living with a haircut you absolutely can't stand, would you

A) Ignore it and "let it grow, let it grow, let it grow" (despite the fact your hair grows at a glacial pace). Wear scarves and lots of styling products in an attempt to get by until it is in a better place.

B) Try another stylist and see if they can 'fix' it (after you find a new stylist AGAIN)

C) Cut it off! You know you were oogling the uber short hair that you saw in the Paris issue of Gourmet magazine, on the Sartorialist, and perennial favorite Jean Seberg.

I'm hoping next time I write you A) my paper is at least 3/4 finished and B) my hair has grown two inches. But I know I'll write before either one happens.

6 comments:

Madre Adoptiva said...

I would find a new stylist and have her whack it off. I was drooling over that hair style on the Sartorialist too! I miss my short hair sometimes. Are you ready to try my sister yet?

emily said...

i'm the wrong person to ask for haircut advice. but you remind me that i need one.

Rebecca said...

i waver between letting is grow and dealing with that creatively and getting it all chopped off. yet, i visited a new stylist last month and she made my growing out hair more bearable, so maybe find a great new stylist who can work magic with her or his fingers and scissors and get your hair to where you like it.

pricklypearbloom said...

hmm. That's a tough one. If I had Jean's chin and thought for a second that I could rock the pixie look I totally would. But my chin is wider, my face rounder, and I don't think I could rock the pixie look even though I would love to, so I would probably wear hats and scarves in an attempt to wait it out until I can get it cut again.

raining sheep said...

Wow, big dilemma. Firstly, let me say how bad I feel about the essay thing...it will come together. and the hair...well. I would let it grow out a bit and then deal with it. Give it another three weeks and then you should be able to go to a new hairdresser and try a different look.

tifanie said...

i like the whole process of cutting the hair short and then letting it grow again. find an old picture of yourself with a style that you like and hang onto it for just such an occasion, then find a new stylist and have her recreate that cut. then grow it out again. i have an old photobooth picture of me and marley and my hair is in this very short pixie haircut. right now my hair is halfway down my back, but i have that photo sitting on my desk just in case...