Wed, 10 Aug 2005

A haircut with unforeseen consequences

I got slightly fed up of my long hair and asked my mercyless sister to do something about it. The idea was to have it short everywhere except on the back, but now I think she went a bit too far. Fortunately this is something that will be fixable in just a few weeks.

This is the end of my fourth cycle of long-hair/short hair. Since 9 years ago I've constantly been growing and then cutting it very short every two years. I don't think I'm going to do it immediately again though, as the idea is to let my sister experiment as much as she wants. The only condition is "Remember I work in a government office!".

The real reason for deciding to cut it off (something I had been talking about since March or something) was that when it gets long and it falls at the natural rate, the hairs are so big that I get alarmed very easily because of the volume of the fallen hair when I just pass my hand around my head. As I was getting a bit obsessed about the idea of running out of hair, I just took the quick decision. My scalp also needed it after two years anyway.

No, I don't know what that white spot is either

The bad news is when I told mako on IRC.

19:47 < jordi> I got rid of it all
19:47 < mako> no way
19:47 < jordi> yeah man
19:47 < mako> NO WAY
19:47 < mako> dude, you are vega no more

Duh! I forgot we hadn't done our Vega vs. Jordi comparison. Since our meeting in Sydney, mako has been insisting that Vega, the Street Fighter character, is exactly the same as me. Vega is Spanish, blonde, has long hair and is a bull fighter who climbs to weird places. EXACT MATCH! Even for the bullfighting bit!

Vega or Jordi? Vega or Jordi? Vega or Jordi?

Mako and I tried our best to get a picture of me with a flower or something that would make me look like Vega during one of his deadly fights, but we didn't find any in Sydney, and Helsinki's nude attractions made us forget about it. Now it's too late. I wish I could have my hair back.