Saturday, March 18, 2006

Thank God for hats

Because I value Crystal's readership, I decided to eliminate her concern that I might pull my hair into a ponytail, and I got myself a hair cut today.


Before

You may remember from earlier this week that the look I was hoping for was best described as "a classic look, but as if I've just been in a fight." To help in this, my wife printed out pictures of Russell Crowe when he was at the Oscars recently.

Crowe throws phones at people. That was sort of the aura I was hoping to achieve: "Hello, I'm wacky nutso dangerous. If you bother me, I will attack you with the nearest object and then I will steal your girlfriend using my New Zealand accent."


After

What I ended up with, however, isn't very close to that. This style is neither sexy nor threatening. I don't look as if I've been in a fight in my life. I look like the sort of person who should be presenting game shows on the Disney Channel in the 90s. It's all gone horribly wrong. I want my Jesus hair back.

15 comments:

heatherfeather said...

maybe it's your facial expression that makes you look less scary and shit.

maybe that's what makes it look like you're thinking about skipping through fields of daisies holding hands with mickey mouse and strawberry shortcake.

if, of course, that's what the picture even looks like.

i'm just saying is all.

Jenny said...

The boy and I very much like your new do; much more manly. You can't be skipping round Cardiff with long shirley girlpants hair.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Looks to me like a guy who speaks Irish.

Shawn D. Mickschl said...

You look younger. Maybe you will get carded again when out enjoying a Guinness.

I tried your beer of choice the other day for the first time in a long time (8 years.) It is the beer of the Month at "Max and Erma's" in Lexington, Kentucky. It was cheaper than the rest, so I decided to try it.

What a fantastic, incredibly smooth beverage. I have been missing out for far too long. Please forgive me.

Word verification: "zakbuat"

I believe that is what my Uncle Randy utters as he belches.

Dave Morris said...

First, contrary to heatherfeather's assertion, I believe it would be MINNY Mouse you'd be holding hands with, not Mickey. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

You look great, I like the new 'do.'

Elisa said...

You look a bit like Jon Stewart in the after picture. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing I don't know...

Bethgun said...

Don't be silly - you look GREAT! My preference leans more in the "clean cut" direction (aka, men who are too smart to get in fights), of course, but I think you look extremely as handsome with the new 'do. Did you cut off enough to donate to locks of love?

Astrid said...

I think Crowe's hairdo looks better on you than on Crowe himself!

Chris Cope said...

Interesting that you mention that, Elisa. My best friend has long insisted that I look a bit like Stewart. About two years ago, I attempted to mimic a typical Stewart expression (see last picture), but failed miserably.

Andraste said...

I echo the sentiments of bethgun. I've always preferred short hair on men. Looks GOOD!

lindsay said...

I love it! I think anything you can do to AVOID looking like Russell Crowe is a step in the right direction.

mona said...

I can't believe I missed this!!!!!
I must say, I like your new haircut- lookin' good man.
:)

Crystal said...

HEEELLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NURSE! you went from long-hair guy to SMOKING HOT GUY. see? see how pretty you are? gosh...

Chris Cope said...

Does someone pay you to say these nice things about me, Crystal? I love you and the person who pays you.

Crystal's Mom said...

I don't usually comment about other people's husbands (and I usually disagree with Crystal on this because I like long hair on guys), but I have to agree with Crystal...SMOKING HOT GUY! Great pic!

Crystal's Mom