Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Solstice

Happy Winter Solstice to all my friends and family! We'll be sailing before you know it.
OK, maybe not real soon, but hey, the days are getting longer from here on out. And for all you lucky bastards that are already out there, have one for me :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Buzz cut

I put off a haircut for a while now, and I was starting to look like some of my early eighties photos. Not something I would like the world to see, so I got out of work on time today, and went over to the barbershop I usually go to. One guy had a customer, and the other was asleep in one of the chairs. These guys are thirty somethings with tattoos, and thick glasses, and attitude. I usually get my hair cut by one of the two females there, but coming in through the door, I woke up the sleeping tattoo nerd, and he grudgingly got to a chair and waved me over. For me, barbers are like dentists. I go because I have to. Not because I want to. Since I was a kid I never liked getting the hairs trimmed. Now maybe when I'm floating around on a boat, I can go for that puffy Afro like fuzzball that develops on my head after a while, but having a job and all, requires me to visit the guy with the dog clippers and sharp scissors every three months.
Now, I don't know if this Hanson Brother gets up grouchy from a nap, or if I pissed him off for some reason, but the way he tore into my head, I felt like I was getting skinned.
I said not too short, but that didn't mean a damn thing to this guy. I look like I joined up and I'm shipping out tomorrow. My God. Hard to stop someone after the first run of the clipper through all that hair. I look like I did when I was about seven years old, only with grey hair and wrinkles.

Well, on the bright side, I will not have to get a haircut until spring.

So, while cruising, how do you folks get your hair cut? Any barbers on the islands? Any cruising stylists out there? May want a mullet some day.