Oops I Shaved My Head – The Creative Blogger Award

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!!

The Creative Blogger Award

The Creative Blogger Award

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…

Kirt's Hair is Growing Out

Kirt’s Hair is Growing Out

*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:

1. Teagan’s Books

2. The Isaiah 53:5 Project

3. Yoshiko

4. Lorrie Bowden

5. Chronic Conditions And Life Lessons

6. Tell Me About It

7. Indahs: Travel Story and Photographs

8. No Facilities

9. Jonathan Caswell: By The Mighty Mumford

10. Aquileana: La Audacia de Aquiles


68 thoughts on “Oops I Shaved My Head – The Creative Blogger Award

  1. kcg1974

    Congratulations, Kirt. You, above all others deserve this most beautiful and artistic award. I thank you so very much for this awesome nomination! Love and Blessings!!!

  2. lorriebowden

    Kirt…you had me belly laughing reading this!! Especially since I just a half hour ago, had my trusty little shaver in my hand to groom my little doggie! Know exactly what you mean!! 🙂 I am so honored that you included me in this wonderful award…and I thank you! I hope you won’t be disappointed if I don’t participate at this time 😦
    But I will give you a fact for fun: I was a member of the first girl’s basketball team in my grammer school…I knew NOTHING about basketball and I was the shortest person on the team. The reason they wanted me was because I was so tenacious I could steal the ball from anyone! And then if there was a “jump ball”…I WAS THE SHORTEST PERSON ON EITHER TEAM!! 😉

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      No problem Lorrie….I totally understand and don’t want anyone to feel “pressured”. I usually pass also….glad you found it humorous….after the initial shock, I have had some fun with it….there have been a few shots circulating from when I first did it….we had a neighborhood block party the next night:) Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the inspiration of your blog!!

  3. Aquileana

    Thnk you very much for the nomimantion, dear Kirt!… I will post on it soon…. Good to learn more from you and a very pretty photograph, indeed… Have a great weekend!
    Best wishes, Aquileana 😀

  4. Nancy

    Oh I am giggling here because of your shaving accident… but it has come in nicely and you found out you like the shape of your head. Oh and your lovely wife still loves you…text and all! HA HA HA

  5. MichelleMarie

    Hello Kirt! So sorry I am late responding to this gesture of kindness! I’m humbled that you sent this to me and thankful for the recognition! I plan on sending them out I know they take a lot of time to prepare so I appreciate the time your spent and also your wonderful adventure with the trimmers. I loved the text to your wife. I’m sure she loved it! Have a wonderful Sunday! Blessings on your day! 😀 Thank you again! 😀

  6. Sue Slaght

    Kirt that may be the best award acceptance post I have ever read! Good for you to have a good laugh at yourself once the shock wore off. Oh yes and of course congrats on the award and clearly deserved!

      1. Sue Slaght

        We stayed overnight in Toronto so that broke up the return very nicely. there is very little time difference so definitely not as bad as when coming back from Europe.

      2. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

        Ok next question….do you go onto daylight savings time or stay MST like we do in AZ? Without really staring at a globe I would have thought they would have been more east into me zones with the way So America curved eastward! Look…I just had a great geography class! Thanks😃

  7. reocochran

    Okay Kirt i know #S 3,5,6,8,9,10 which means I only need to check out 1, 2, and 4. Whew! You wrote the accidental head-shaving episode very well, Kirt. My son had his head shaved for charity and a man I used to date shaved in sympathy for his H.S. friend’s chemo treatments for cancer.
    Congratulations and you deserved this nomination, Kirt.

  8. Espirational

    Well Kirt you have company in the hair accident department. I’ve never shaved my head but I do trim my own bangs. A little more off this side, then a little more off the other side can end up with 1/2 inch bangs. It’s not pretty. 🙂 Love the way you told the story.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      What are you gonna do but laugh about it!!! I truly was mortified initially….but after I got over had a good laugh about it😀 thanks for stopping by!!!

  9. marjma2014

    Thanks so much for accepting the award Kirt. Interesting to read about the origin of your shaven head, next time I spot a guy with similiar I shall wonder if he had an accident too! Be careful with that razor. On the positive side least you found you had a nice shaped head!

  10. noelleg44

    Sorry I haven’t stopped by recently.; Thank heavens you have a well-shaped head, otherwise your accident could have led to some funny times. I’ve seen some men wit heads like Warf’s (Star Trek) and sometimes it’s hard not to giggle.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I hadn’t thought about that until a good friend of mine told me that I was lucky I had such a good shaped head or I really would have looked goofy😃 I finally got a good laugh out of it and if by telling the story someone else got a laugh or smile out of it….was worth it!

  11. Indah Susanti

    Congratulations!! My apology for just responding now – I just return from my travel this week. THANK YOU so much for nominating me 🙂 I am truly honored but I am slow in responding awards – I hope you don’t mind 🙂
    Have a fantastic week Kirt!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Lol….my son in law was the one who determined I had a nice shaped head….always glass half full type of guy as I was still in shell shock 😀😀 thanks for stopping by!!!


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