Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The naughty list

My daughter just offered to cut my hair for me. I've been unable to get in to see my hairdresser and it's incredibly long.

[For those of you requiring exactitude ..... it's currently four inches long and for optimum stickupiness about two and a half inches is good]

I think it's VERY sweet of her to offer, but since she has no haircutting experience whatsoever I am naturally a bit trepidatious.

I mentioned her offer and our lack of actual haircutting scissors to a friend on the phone and he said

"Well can't she just use a weed whacker?"

He's soooooooo getting coal in his stocking.

18 comments:

Marisa Birns said...

Yep. The sword is better. Weed whacker would leave...well, no head! So would sword but at least a less jaggy cut.

Your friend? You should follow the prompts on this and send it to him as a present.

http://portablenorthpole.tv/home

That will learn him!

Karen from Mentor said...

I thought maybe Laura's flaming sword of death would be programmable...so she could tell it to make my hair "edgy" but not remove the head.

going to go look at the link. But he's crafty and devious and is trained to kill with his hands...so I may tread softly...

Anton Gully said...

"for optimum stickupiness about two and a half inches is good"

See, that's what I tell the ladies but they aren't buying it.

Karen from Mentor said...

Hee hee hee Anton. I've always been of the "it's the talent of the wielder, not the length of the sword" school of thought...

Laura Eno said...

My Flaming Sword of Death would leave hair singe, which smells bad and frizzes in any kind of weather.

Angel Zapata said...

My suggestion is to compromise. Allow her to clip your hair with a nailcutter. At worst, she'll get a hand cramp and give up. At best, you'll be soaking your split ends in a clear dish of Palmolive in no time. Madge was right. "You're soaking in it..."

Karen from Mentor said...

That's funny Angel. She's pretty good at whatever she puts her mind to....but I think she'd balk at using a teeny tiny pair of scissors or nailclippers...it would take too much time away from us enjoying christmas movies, Shepherd's pie and sticky buns....

Karen from Mentor said...

I really really wanted to insert a photo of Laura's flaming sword of death...but can't be done. So just use your imagination...it's a sword...and it's flaming...and Laura wields it with an eye to slaying anything in its path...

Kris said...

I think my husband once told me his Dad tried to give him his first haircut using a bowl. So it could be worse. NOt sure if scissors, fingernail clippers or a weedwacker were involved.

Karen from Mentor said...

Ah the infamous bowl haircut...it ranks right up there in memory with "hold still while I cut the gum out of your hair"...

estrella05azul said...

Okay, out of all this, first I have to say: I'd like that sticky bun recipe please :)

Your description of the right hair length for stickupiness is something my mom would like, she has short hair too :P

Let us know what happened in the end, and what your hair looks like.
So happy you don't need to leave the house to post in case you won't be showing yourself in public until your hair grows back ;)

Karen from Mentor said...

LOL Estrella. When we were discussing it [on the phone] she said "after all...what's the worst that could happen?"
...laughing....well, yes, my hair grows quick and it will grow back...but um...I do go OUT now and then...

The sticky bun recipe? Sorry to disappoint cause I know you make everything home made....but it's those pillsbury cinnamon rolls that you just open the container and bake and then frost them while they're still hot. The SMELL is enough to wake Rachel on X-mas morning. And she sleeps like the dead.

But the shepherd's pie will be homemade.

But I don't use real shepherds [anymore]
:0)

Cat Connor said...

You have to use real shepherds otherwise it's not shepherds pie, it's just imitation shepherd and it's not the same.

Hair.. let Rachel cut it. it's winter, you can wear a hat if it's too bad!

Shall I pop over and do it for you? I have the scissors. .even a cape! I know.. imagine! Know nothing about cutting hair, but do Joshy's all the time and he keeps suggesting it. Can't be too bad! (he's quite well turned out and so forth, I'm sure he'd soon scream and jam a cap on his head if I screwed it up!)

It's kinda fun seeing the floor covered in hair.

:-)

Karen from Mentor said...

I did see this lovely knit hat with purple fluff on the top in a catalog last year that I liked because it mimicked my own hair.... and since I look stupid in hats anyway I'd be killing two birds with one stone....but Rachel told me that if I bought it she wouldn't walk with me....lol

Cat Connor said...

well there you go - that's her incentive to do a great job! :-)

judy said...

I've decided to quit getting haircuts. I'm just going to let it grow until it drags on the ground. I'll be able to use it as a blanket, or a tent. I'll tie it in knots because I can.

I am so tired, my hands are just typing without the aid of a working brain. (I still have to go write a post. Be afraid.)

Karen from Mentor said...

As curly as it is if you stop combing it too will you get dreads?

Cause dreads you could make a tent out of would be COOL.

[goes off with some minor trepidation to read Judy's 3am posting]

Karen from Mentor said...

hmmm...Cat, walk with me with a funny hat or a funny haircut....let's see which one would I prefer?

As it turns out it's a moot point. I was able to snag a hair appt for boxing day.

*happy sigh*