Head First: Large, and At-Large.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Large, and At-Large.

I've felt something changing over the last few weeks. I can't put my finger on it, and I'm not sure it would matter much if I could. I'm a little too busy to dwell on it at the moment. Work is crazy, trying to get everything done to go on vacation. But I wonder to what degree these outward material changes are manifestations of...ahh, never mind.

I cut my hair off last week. I really did feel more like myself with long hair, but I was getting very weary of all the maintenance. The weekly cost of Product alone was starting to break me. My stylist was extremely nervous. "Are you sure you want to do this?" One friend told me I've sold out to the man. Maybe, but the man gave back a little. I picked up a new MacBook over the weekend. Even better, Apple's offering a $179 rebate on iPods when you buy a computer, so I figured this would also be the right time to upgrade to the 60GB Video model.

For all the computers I've owned, I've never had a laptop. I've been forced to wait until I get home to check mail, read blogs, respond to comments and all that. No more. In fact I'm posting this while I'm taking a break from work (I'm not even sure whose Wi-Fi network I'm on--sweet!). More freedom. Can I handle it?

Too soon to tell.

12 comments:

Craig Bob said...

The MacBook suits you and serves as a healthy reminder that you can: a) have short hair; 2) be a radical creative type; and c) still cavort with the man. See Steve Jobs.

mark said...

I don't know how I survived for so long without the 60 GB video model.

Zeke said...

CB, I liked you better with the page boy hair cut. And the snout.

Welcome home.

dufflehead said...

dude, we totally need to video chat with these fancy corntraptions

jeff said...

I'm coming to the place where I truly believe the following formula:

evangelical = Windows XP
post-evangelical = OS X

Bruce Garrison said...

Do you think there's even the slightest chance that the curls might reappear now that the flowing locks have been shorn?

Sarcastic Lutheran said...

My husband just shaved off his long hair. He kind of did it for me...I was like, "I love you honey, but it's never gonna be 1989 again, it's time for the ponytail to go..."

Kc said...

Bro no need to fear the freedom thing when your system has a closed architecture. There's only so much you can do. (hehe)
;-)

Recovering said...

As a PC user who is wishing he could afford to switch to OS, I'm with Jeff.

Congrats, Dorsey, on joining the club of mobile communicators. How did I survive before email, Instant Messaging, and dictionary.com?

ninjanun said...

I like the new short hair. I think it fits better with the image of you I had in my head. More debonair, less hippy (like your tuxedo picture, I guess).

And oh my, your eyes are so intensely blue! You could be Frodo, bro. You do have some hobbity-qualities about you, such as your love of good food and drinks, hanging out in pubs, and trying really, really hard to get rid of some god-awful jewelry. ;)

dorsey said...

I owe it all to Alpo (that, and my shiny coat). Well, and Photoshop.

Rich(luthsem) said...

I cut my long hair because of my receding hairline.