May 22, 2007

Thought For The Day

Ladies' summer fashion tip edition ...

If you can at all get away with it (which might mean a variety of circumstances, from job to geographic location,) consider a buzz cut hairstyle this summer. It's comfortably cool, dries in about a minute, never gets in your eyes, only needs the tiniest dab of hand lotion for 'product', encourages your nearest and dearest to scratch your head (purrrrr,) and ... (drum roll) ... ensures that you will not have to suffer the conversation of people who wouldn't consider making friends with a lesbian. I swear, it's like a big can of two-legged varmint repellent.

Posted by natasha at May 22, 2007 12:33 PM | Random Mumblings | Technorati links |

"I swear, it's like a big can of two-legged varmint repellent."

Thanks for the belly laugh, thats funny shit.

Posted by: Bustednuckles at May 22, 2007 01:01 PM

So very true! I usually keep my hair very short year round, and it really does keep people at bay, even here in NYC.

Posted by: Bunter at May 22, 2007 01:13 PM

It's not an anti-lesbian thing. It's just a morbid fear men have of running into Sinead O'Connor face-to-face. ;-)

Posted by: palamedes at May 23, 2007 07:30 AM

Yes because being socially conscious and intelligent means that you should not take pride in yourself (physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually). Good call natasha, it's fine to be content with yourself, but no reason to go out of your way to be unattractive.

Posted by: Joe at May 23, 2007 01:24 PM

Joe, just fyi, I look adorable in a buzz cut. How do I know? Well, while I've had my moments of wondering over the last year and a bit whether or not I should grow it out, I get complimented on it just about every day I'm out in public interacting with strangers. No hairstyle I've ever had in my entire life has garnered so much positive attention from people I don't even know. Ever. When I go out dressed professionally or for a night on the town, the reaction I get makes me feel like a million bucks.

And I *still* don't have to put up with the sorts of annoying people who're either too prejudiced or too interested in a gender-stereotypical relationship to think it's worth their time to get to know me. And you know what? It isn't worth their time to get to know me. To repeat, it's a fabulous screening mechanism for weeding out people who aren't suitable company for me anyhow, and doesn't seem to deter the sort whose company I enjoy.

Your assumption that this means I don't take pride in myself, with the implication that I'm careless or sloppy in my grooming, is both condescending and offensive.

Posted by: natasha at May 23, 2007 04:39 PM

joe is an idiot.

Posted by: Hubris Sonic at May 23, 2007 06:07 PM

Joe can't be rightly declared an idiot for the above comment, Hubris. (Maybe for previous commments, but I digress...)

Joe just hasn't seen Natasha in a buzz cut, and thus is ignorant in this case, not an idiot.

I have, and yep, she's pretty much right on the money from my perspective. It just works very well with the type of face she has, or so at least I think.

Posted by: palamedes at May 23, 2007 08:01 PM

yes, he can. note my comment above wherein i declare him an idiot.

Posted by: Hubris Sonic at May 24, 2007 06:30 PM