Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Jick In A Box

Yesterday I got my hair cut from shoulder-length to chin-length. My pal Emily master-minded this welcome transformation. It’s the shortest I’ve had my hair in four years.

When Dan got home at 10:30 from a firm function last night, he sat on the couch with me for a half-hour while I finished watching Music and Lyrics, the lame, but sort of endearing comedy featuring Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant. Then, finally, as we're going up the stairs, he asks wonderingly, “Did you get your hair cut?”

“Um, yeah,” I say. “It’s, like, dramatic.”

He looks sheepish. “You don’t always notice when I get my hair cut,” he says.

I roll my eyes. “That’s because yours goes from this long [fingers one-and-a-half inches apart] to this long [fingers one inch apart].”

Just about every two weeks, Dan announces that he’s starting to look like “some damned hippie” and skips off to Great Clips for a treatment.

So, today, while I was at work, the juniors were queued up to get their schedules and pictures taken. I made eye contact with Marie, a nice former-soph whom I last saw on June 13. I wave as I walk by, and she shrieks, “Ms. W.! Oh my gosh, I love your hair!”


Jana said...

We need to see pics of your new 'do! I have made it through almost a whole TX summer without chopping my thick shoulder lenth hair and I haven't even had it thinned by my hairdresser this summer! That is almost unheard of!

abby said...

I want you to know I watched 4 straight hours of Top Chef tonight. Really too bad about the vote. I understand they had little choice, but it was still sad.

This was my first season 3 viewing. Do you feel like the folks this season are a little more blah than last? They seem generally higher caliber, but no sparkle.

abby said...

So, I was curious about the definition of "jick" and found a generous sampling of relatively off-color definitions on urbandictionary.com.

KC said...

jana - I'll try to get a shot of the hair. omg, i went all summer with no haircut, and it was a total mistake. ponytail every single day.

ab- the jick in this case is the same color, off-suit jack in smear, the card game we played at the cabin.

Undomestic said...

You can ALWAYS count on the kids to notice...and they'll always be honest as well....good or bad! I'm sure it looks cute on you!

Picture please!

john said...

I assume that you're referring to "D___ in a Box," the excellent SNL skit featuring Justin Timberlake. But really, to whet my appitite for some laughter at the expense of hip-hop ballads and then not even give a YouTube link... indefensable.