Sunday, March 09, 2008

“Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.”*

It’s a haircut night in Pittsburgh! Every couple months or so, we run an assembly-line haircut operation and buzz the boys. Yet another sign that it’s probably a good thing I did not give birth to a girl…


Currently reading:

High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed - Michael Kodas. A compelling read, if a tad scattered – although he may yet pull it all together – and hyperbolic (not that death on the world’s highest mountain isn’t deserving of drama, but his prose get a little purple sometimes...and sometimes I feel like the way people in the book remember events is a bit too…convenient...)

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Maggie O'Farrell. I believe there’s more to this slim little novel than meets the eye. I am halfway through, I’ll keep you posted.

Beware of God - Shalom Auslander. Ultimately disappointing (if you’ve read Foreskin’s Lament, you’ve read many of Auslander’s riffs before) but the hamster story is positively brilliant, should be required reading in any college religion course, and it alone is worth the price of the book.


*Jim Morrison


blackbird said...

I've done buzzcuts in my day.
Sometimes the magic works and sometimes....

MsCellania said...

Since dh is hair challenged, we buzz his hair with the #3 thingy. Saves us $15 every 3 weeks.
Reading Magic Treehouse#9,279.
And single parenting most of the time.

KPB said...

We do exactly.the.same.thing.

Joke said...

The trick is to find a Real Old School Barber.

$25 (including tip) gets all three of us freshly haircutted and out the door. The boys are pretty easy (#2 back & sides & #4 up top in the summer, or #4 back & sides & scissor trim in the winter, same as me all year long.)

$30 if I get a shave.


Velma said...

We have haircut issues. Every couple of months, it is a nightmare, which is why the kid has ridiculous hair.

Julia said...

Haircuts for girls are easy if they have long hair! I think my daughter's last cut was six months ago and it was just a trim along the bottom. She seems to be in a contest for the longest braids in her class ;-).