Thursday, January 19, 2012

O'Brien redux

Yes, I got my hair cut. Gone is the giant Erin Hair, with this new do in its place.

Apparently, I had enough hair for myself and then some. The stylist cut these four ponies off to donate to someone who needs some hair. The locks looks sort of sad and amputated.

Bye, hair.

It's weird to think that someone will be walking around wearing my hair. They will not know that I used to use the ends of a tendril to torture the Goat by tickling his nose and ear as he lay half asleep next to me.

Sometimes my long hair would get in the way of close interpersonal contact with the Goat.

"You're on my hair!"

I won't miss that.

Anyway, if you see someone walking around wearing my hair, say, "Hey man, that's some nice hair!" It'll sort of boost the good karma of the planet all the way around.

This post is done.

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tearinguphouses said...

i hear you... i just chopped off five inches.

Joe said...

That is a nice thing to do. And easy, it will grow out in time and you can repeat.

Mike Lawless said...

If one smoked your hair would there be an effect?

Judy said...

Thank you for donating to those in need...

Anonymous said...

My question as well, @Mike Lawless-if someone wearing your hair were to be drug tested should they be worried?
@Erin-no donations to the merkin bank?

Anonymous said...

@Joe-new avatar is The Rock of Chickamauga, no?

Erin O'Brien said...

Hi gang.

I don't think much about the hair "donation." The real heroes are the people that work with all that hair and make it into useful wigs, than match them to end-users.

Anonymous said...

I wondered if the excess went to Locks of Love or something. Pretty Cool program.



If Joe's Avatar is "The Rock of Chickamauga" he is also known as "The Sledge of Nashville" for destroying what was left of The Army of Tennessee at the Battle of Franklin. If you fancy that type of thing there is a vigorous effort underway to preserve whats left of the battlefield just south of Nashville. Described by some as the "Bloodiest 5 Hours" of the Civil War. Gen. John Bell Hood the crippled, dilaudid addicted culprit on the Confederate side grabbing for his last chance at glory.

Ms Amanda said...


Al The Retired Army Guy said...

@ Mike Lawless: It would depend on what kind of wood you used (hickory, oak, mesquite, cherrywood, applewood, etc.), whether the hair was cured and dried prior to smoking, and whether Tinted Curing Mix (TCM) or pink salt was used to cure it (to keep the color).

What can I say? I'm a cook.



P.S. Nice 'do.

absintheminded said...

Beautiful and if you can help others in the process, even better! And you still have it long enough to torture the Goat with.

The Twisted Tine said...

I work with a guy who has hair that grows at an insanely quick pace. He tends to grow one massive ponytail, then chops it off about once every six months.

It's admirable, this giving-of-the-hair thing.