Monday, September 3, 2007

The Hair is Gone

So the ponytail finally came off... and there was much mourning in the land. One of the volunteers I'm here with commented that it changes my personality so much because they've only known me with it. That strikes me as rather hilarious seeming as I've only had the ponytail for about, I don't know, 5/46 of my life. Pretty exact fraction you say? Yes it is.

Just in case you didn't know, the hair will be donated to "Locks of Love"

So here is the process...

This is how I usually go around wearing my hair... in a bun. Although, I try not to pull the karate kid move on too many unsuspecting moroccans

This is of course my tiger face. We all need these. So that's about how long my hair got.

And this is just a wonderfully telling look. Please forgive the monstrosity that is the soul patch. I came into that weekend with a full beard and a body tat hadn't showered in a week so I wanted to get cleaned up and shave and that's the mood I was in. It will be gone soon.

Here is the first cut... and the horror on my face. We bought the scissors that day at market and they were extremely dull. Cuttin anything took us forever.

Here is one of the two ponytails we cut off. Once again... dull scissors. We had to do it in waves.

This is my trusty region mate, Mara, who did the honors of cutting my hair. She's awesome, and if she reads this... thanks again.

I know that this isn't the greatest picture of my new haircut, but it's the best I could do right now... the other's we took are just embarassing. I look like my youngest brother and now that he's taller than me, I look like I'm the youngest. There will be more pictures of me and you'll get better looks at the hair, although let's be honest... it's really not that important.


avagunter said...

maybe now that you're not playing the role of the scary hairy ninja you can coerse a woman into marrying you. You can offer your slain ponytail as the bride price. Looks like you lost a little belly there too. Under normal circumstances I would be tempted to repremand you for posting compromising pictures of your body on the internet, but under your current wife-hunting circumstnaces, I understand that you gotta do what you gotta do. :-)

Andrew said...

it makes me sad. good on you for donating it though. if i ever get mine chopped off, i probably will as well.