I need a haircut and beard trim, this is my dilemma. I have been using the same hair dresser for the last 11 years with the exception of a few incidents during that period. A few years ago my wife started using her as well. Last week I took my wife for her appointment, sitting there quietly minding my own damn business, and when Steph was done, I said, “The next time I get my hair cut this is how I want it cut.” Then I gave a brief demonstration of what I wanted neither, my wife or hairdresser agreed with my thoughts. But then our hairdresser turned to Steph and said, “Don’t worry! What he wants don’t matter, I will cut his hair anyway I want.” It dawned on me, while it may not matter to her; it does matters a great deal to me. I am not a vain man (any man that looks like the Pillsbury Doughboy can’t be real vain), but if I am vain at all, my vanity focuses on my hair and beard. It is the single attribute about me that the girls, chicks, and women have always fawned over, I have great hair. That is the one thing I truly have going in my favor. Yet for years I have always hated that ”fresh” haircut look. This is my going in picture, the beard clearly needs a bit of trimming, and I like the look of my hair.
Here is another recent pic
amazing the beard needs to be trimmed in this picture as well. So once I have a new hair dresser, maybe I will be going more often if for no other reason to get my beard trimmed.
So today I embarked on a journey to find a new hairdresser. I have a hair dresser in mind, she has cut my hair, and trimmed my beard in the past, and I have always liked the look. But she has worked closely with my current hair dresser for years, and for all intents and purposes they seem to be good friends and they worked great together. The one thing I will have going in my favor is that they no longer work in the same shop. So she is my 1st choice. Anyway I called her at 10am and she returned my call, she couldn’t squeeze me in Saturday unless I was willing to be there at 730a, we decided to schedule for Tuesday 10am. I asked if she minded me coming over to her, and would it cause issues with my old hair dresser, she say “No Bill, not at all.” So it would appear I have a new hair dresser. I will report how it goes, and state whether or not I still have the “New Haircut Blues.” We will see how it plays out Tuesday 10am.
For myself, my granddaughter and my readers I am forever trying to make my blog better. A friend and blog mentor, Wanda, will from time to time stop by the house on her way home from work to help me with certain aspects of my blog, and I love her dearly for it. This past week we were working on the “Good Reads” section of my blog. When I am not writing I am reading, I read a ton (well if truth be told, I also play games on face book). And I wanted to display what I was currently reading, what I recently read, and what books are on the shelf to be read. After jointly futzing with it for about 30 minutes we figured out and it resides on the right side of the page, some of you may have a “show all content” button to push before you see it, but it is there. As a sidebar, if you look at what I have read, and what I intend to read, and have suggestions please include them. Thanks!
After we completed this mission, we were talking and I was the subject, well my attitude was the topic. We were trying to decide if I were “Irreverent” or “Flippant”! After much debate we left it as an unanswered question. I characterize myself as a combination of both terms, but “Irreverent” rolls of the tongue better, and doesn’t seem to be as disrespectful as “Flippant.” So as usual I went to Encarta to get some starting place definitions for the words in contention. This is what I found.
Flippant as defined by the Encarta Dictionary is …. showing a lack of seriousness that is thought inappropriate.
Irreverent as defined by the Encarta Dictionary is …. Disrespectful — lacking in respect.
Of these definitions from Encarta, if given a choice I would much rather be considered flippant.
But further research found this definition for Flippant; frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness; characterized by levity.
Wanda gave herself some homework as it relates to the conversation we were having, and this is what she found and said on the matter. Wanda is much smarter than me and paraphrased the definitions I am sure.
As promised, I looked up “irreverent”… 1. lacking proper respect in speech or action and 2. Characterized by a lightly pert quality or manner
And because I’m thorough, “flippant” is…lacking proper respect or seriousness
So…I would argue that irreverent and flippant are reasonable synonyms of one another but, in your case, I think the second definition of “irreverent” is probably most applicable. My own view of your behavior is that you (almost always) give due respect to people, circumstances, etc., but you tend to approach things with a “pert quality or manner”…I will leave it to you to investigate “pert” (hint: we come full circle in this discussion!).
I did investigate “pert,” and this is what I found. Again using Encarta as my source. Pert… 1. Amusingly bold, bold and lively in a pleasant or amusing way 2. Jaunty and stylish in design 3. Small and well-shaped, and pretty. Well clearly the pert she is referring to is not number 3. I am clearly not small or well-shaped and clearly I am not pretty. But I believe that 1 hits it on the head, and so having said all that it would appear I am irreverent in a pert sort of way. Which all things considered I can live with, though I do have to admit that sometimes I am just friggin Flippant, and generally I am flippant in the most inopportune times. None of you know Wanda except for the comments she makes on my blog, but Wanda has known me for almost 10 years, and I believe her assessment of my personality to be quite good.
So folks if you want to weigh in on this subject please feel free, at some point I will report the finding of those that respond to this. I am so so sure you never expected this kind of post. LOL
Clearly I wasn’t in a story writing mode today, but I wanted to write. It does seem like a weird kind of post, but I hope you enjoyed it just as well.