Yesterday I got the third worst haircut of my life. The first being the pixie-cut my mom thought was a good idea in 1968, the second being the time I went to the “alternative” stylist in 1990 and had my locks shorn down with clipper No. 2 and lived life on the bald side for a few months,and now this: Bad Haircut No. 3, just in time for Christmas.
I look like a “towner” circa 1977. Imagine Annette’s “do” from Saturday Night Fever on a 49-year-old hipster. Retro-chic is my thing, but this look was bad the first time around. It is not pretty in 2013 by any stretch of the imagination. I don’t know what possessed my stylist. I don’t know what possessed me to say, “thanks” and walk out of the salon without protest. My mantra for the coming weeks is “hair grows” and mine grows pretty fast, thank goodness, so by this time next week, I should be able to take the shopping bag off my head and face the world with a less awful “do”.
More similarities than meet the eye: Aliens, check, search and seizure, check, use of deadly force (particulary when there’s a sale on) check…
Joe College offered to go with me to Area 51 (Makro) today to do some serious Christmas grocery shopping. All the ingredients requiring a minimal amount, like currants, raisins and sultanas were only being sold per kilo. Have you any idea what dried fruit costs these days? I shall have to go to the Saturday outdoor market to get my dried fruit, as well as nuts, the good Gouda cheese and fresh veg, make a trip to the regular grocery for a normal sized bag of flour and make yet another trip to the Toko for rasped coconut and pine nuts.
The market in Hengelo
My favorite Toko, don’t let the classic Dutch outside fool you…
..inside it’s all Shanghai, baby!
On top of all this , Nobody is at it again. Nobody didn’t put my Kriek in the fridge. So now I have to put my beer glass in the freezer and wait 10 minutes for a cold frosty. Nobody is a real bastard. He pulls all kinds of stunts around the house and he’s never around when I want to kick his butt. I hope he’s going away for the holidays.
Has anybody out there got first world problems worse than mine?
* All photos found at Google.