I’m going to start this blog with the disclaimer that I usually don’t accept blog awards and shy away from them for a variety of reasons. That said, Marjorie caught me at a weak moment and I graciously accepted. I’m not sure if it was the sea air of the Pacific Northwest, boating, food, friends and family or what, but we were in Seattle last weekend enjoying all of the above when Marjorie nominated me and in a weak moment, I graciously accepted. I think it’s the title that did it…Creative Blogger Award….Ok Kirt….whatever!!
I would like to thank Kyrosmangica for nominating me!! If you’re not familiar with Marjorie’s blog, I encourage you to check it out…I have so enjoyed her posts!!
As part of the rules (*official rules…see below), I have to post 5 facts about myself and that’s where the “oops” comes in. I thought it would be fun to share with the planet one of my recent “what a stupid thing you have done or also known as what were you thinking” events so everyone can realize they aren’t the only ones who make really dumb mistakes…don’t you love the way I have now pulled everyone into that category. I will be grossly surprised if many (or anyone) has done this one…it took me 61 years to pull it off, so there is time left for most of you!!
(Fact One) About a month ago, I accidentally shaved my head. The key word is accidentally!! It started with just a large swipe on the right side of my head from the ears up. A little background….I keep my hair short and have had the same guy cut it for 20+ years. Then we moved to the Phoenix area and I started going to a generic hair cut place. Things went well for the first six months and then one of the barbers gave me what I call a butcher job. Even our friends and family called it a butcher job. I’m really not that into my hair as it grows fast and again I keep it short…so brilliant me decided I could cut my own and do better than that person. As it turned out, I could and did…fast forward to last month.
(Fact Two) My short-term memory isn’t the best, (Fact Three) I’m easily distracted when bored and (Fact Four) I don’t multi-task well. I was standing in front of one of our bathroom mirrors with the electric hair cutting razor and started to cut my hair. It was pulling my hair and not cutting it, so I knew enough to turn it off and get the oil out for the clippers. I removed the plastic guard (which determines the length), oiled it, ran it a few minutes and just as a bird flew very close to our bathroom window (distracting my attention), I put the razor to my head and cut a nice wide stripe up the right side of my head forgetting that I hadn’t put the plastic guard back on. Imagine the look of horror on my face (which I clearly saw in the mirror) when I realized I had cut that stripe to the skin.
(Fact Five) Apparently I have a penchant for drama as I sent the following text to my wife at work: “I had an accident this morning…no I’m not hurt and nothing is destroyed…but I wanted to give you a heads up so you wouldn’t walk into the scene blindly. I did a Kirt thing and really messed my hair up…really messed it up…I thought the plastic thing to determine the length of hair was on the razor…it wasn’t and I ran the razor up the entire side of my head in sheer horror…after I was done crying, I looked back in the mirror and my crying jag started all over again. Hope your day was good…mine hasn’t been”. So at that point one can only finish the job and shave the entire head.
So what did I learn from this experience:
- I have a nice shaped head.
- Mentally prepare yourself for the shaved head looking back at you whenever you pass a mirror or it will scare you.
- Family and friends don’t hide their facial reactions to your new look well and acquaintances don’t recognize you.
- One can’t take life too seriously!!
From our recent weekend in Seattle….it looks a lot better than it did…
*Official Rules to The Creative Blogger Award:
1. Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you.
2. Share five facts about yourself to your readers.
3. Nominate 10 other blogs and post their link.
4. Notify all the nominees via their social media/blogs.
5. Pass the rules on to them.
My Nominees (remember this award isn’t compulsory, if you want to join in that’s great, but if you don’t that’s fine too) are:
5. Chronic Conditions And Life Lessons
7. Indahs: Travel Story and Photographs
9. Jonathan Caswell: By The Mighty Mumford
10. Aquileana: La Audacia de Aquiles