Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits

About ten minutes before I was scheduled to leave work today, all hell broke loose. There were changes that needed to be made to our website before the close of business. The web designer had already gone home. I was hearing the argument between two of my superiors in the other room and then the president of the company peeks in to see if I’m there and ends the argument with, “Chris can do it.” A flood of thoughts rushes through my head: I’m supposed to be at my apartment in 45 minutes to meet Jon, I haven’t had time to go home and set the VCR to record Ed. This is not going to be good.

So, after a lot of trial and error I rediscovered the organizational system of the website and was able to adjust the HTML files and the image files that needed to be changed. Everyone else in the office ended up going home before me, except for the president and one fellow marketing person who was nice enough to stay and keep me company. I called JonMartin and had him come pick me up at work, and then we were on our way.

The mission tonight was to get my hair cut, and to get it cut in some new and interesting way. I wanted to be done with the parted, bland, five-year old haircut I’ve had since, well, I was five. Jon goes to this guy Fred, who has done makeup and hair and such for theater and film productions. Jon’s hair, in the time that he has been going there, has never come out bad. At least, not that I’ve seen.

So, we drove to see Fred and Fred was a great guy who had good suggestions for what I might do and when he was done and I had a different cut, I was sure that I was coming back. To have someone work with me on this who knew what he was doing—it was priceless. I am very pleased with how it turned out. Now, I just hope I can get it to look moderately like it does tonight when I’m working on my own.

I can’t really describe the cut. It’s, uhm, shorter than it was before. There’s no part. There’s a bit of calculated messiness (messyness?) to it. I’m not supposed to take more than sixty seconds to towel dry and put product in (if I use product). I’m sure that’s not helpful at all.

I’m gonna go snap some pictures with the digital camera before I go to bed, so that I can remember what it looked like. If they come out well, I’ll post one tomorrow.