I Cut Hair

Me thinks it would look better when cut from ear to ear

barber pole

Barber pole came from here

Ah, Sundays.

Lazy mornings. Dunkin’ Donuts. 3-hour naps. Fast-food supper. Long, hot days. Cool sea haze. Jukebox plays . . . oh, wait that’s something different.

I do love Sundays, don’t you?

But THIS Sunday is Haircut Sunday.

BOO!

A year or so ago we decided to save a few bucks by cutting Dave’s hair at home. By ME cutting Dave’s hair. At first this sounded like fun, even tho I’m hardly a licensed barber. And let’s face it, Dave doesn’t exactly have an abundance of hair. So Haircut Sunday is only every other Sunday, and it’s easy and fast and there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for my sweetie, but still.

I HATE Haircut Sunday.

I always forget about it and am happily involved in some frivolous Sunday morning activity (i.e., lovingly organizing my blog photos) when Dave emerges from the bedroom and says the words I’ve come to dread:

“You gonna cut my hair today?”

Sometimes he’s all whimsical and asks,

“Is the barbershop open?”

Grrr. I grudgingly drop what I’m doing, get out the tools, and set up in the kitchen.

Sometimes I have more than one customer.

pru-on-chair

I’m feeling kinda scruffy.

pru-lying-on-chair

Take a little bit off the underbelly, please.

pru-lying-on-chair-chin-up

And a trim under the chin.

But here’s my real customer. Wow, doesn’t he look happy. Look, bub, all you have to do is sit there.

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Why is Dave so unhappy?

  1. Because JD’s Barbershop is currently blasting “Krazy” by Pitbull?
  2. Because JD is currently singing along to “Krazy” by Pitbull?
  3. Because he’s tired of being blog fodder?
  4. Because he doesn’t get to play Sex Casino?

I think he’s just not awake yet, poor guy.

I get to work. Electric trimmer? Check. Attachment thingie? Check. Huge bottle of vegetable oil because I ran out of real haircutting trimmer-type oil? Check.

“Krazy” by Pitbull? CHECK!

Dayum, that’s krazy!

The haircut should take only about 4 minutes—even taking into account the tiny baby hairs I have to surreptitiously flick away from his earlobes—but I’m really getting into my “new music” playlist, so I stretch it out, shake my booty (sorry), and imagine what this would all look like as a music video.

Hey, what do you know? Haircut Sunday is fun! As long as you have good music, plenty of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, and a frozen pizza to look forward to.

And now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s time for my 3-hour nap. I think I’ve earned it.

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58 Responses to “I Cut Hair”

  1. 1 CatLadyLarew

    I cut Vlad’s hair. He also asks me to cut his hair just as I’m getting all comfy in my chair. What is is about these guys? At 21 Vlad’s already getting pretty thin on top. But he doesn’t think he’s getting thin on top, so I don’t mention it. I don’t want to get him all depressed so early in the game.

    I know… maybe I’ll just tell him that JD’s cutting hair now so I don’t have to. Then I won’t have to do it anymore.
    .-= CatLadyLarew´s last blog ..Fortune Cookie Friday #3 : Don’t Mess With Me! =-.

  2. 2 Regan

    Well, do you at least get a nice reward for cutting his hair? Like donuts? Or coffee?

    Maybe next time you need your hair cut, he can cut YOUR hair. And if it’s not up to your standards… well….

    I’m sure you’ll think of something creative. :)

  3. 3 Daisy the Curly Cat

    Well, Dave does have the “long-suffering” expression on his face! I think he is a good sport.

    I must admit to being so behind the times that I have never heard of the song “Krazy” or “Pitbull.” I had to Google it.
    .-= Daisy the Curly Cat´s last blog ..Sunday Comics with Daisy! =-.

  4. 4 Jeff

    Yeah, but do you clean up all the other hairs, such as back of neck, unibrow, earlobe, inside the ear and nose – like the “real” barbers do?

    On the other hand, the “real” barbers don’t play Pitbull in their shops, so there’s that.
    .-= Jeff´s last blog ..Le Lievre =-.

  5. 5 GoingLikeSixty

    Well this COULD be a new part of Sex Casino…

    Next time you’re bored, give a neighbor kid a hair cut.

    I hated it the first time the Barbarella asked me to trim my eyebrows and ears.

    “Sure, bitch, and get my nose while you’re at it.” (thought)

    “Yes.” (real answer)
    .-= GoingLikeSixty´s last blog ..Sunday Steal Meme #effin Dose of Teeny Bopper Stuff =-.

  6. 6 feefifoto

    I watched my dad get a haircut once. It took forever, what with the nose, eyebrows, ears, back of the neck. Made up for the fact that the barber could have used a nail scissors to take care of the few stragglers on top of the head.
    .-= feefifoto´s last blog ..Try Just One Bite. I Promise You’ll Like It. Come On — Just One Bite. =-.

  7. 7 C.B. Jones

    I would edit one of the cat photos to make it appear as though it has a shiny bald head(By swapping and resizing the top of Dave’s dome), but I’m busy rooting for the Panthers to deliver a beat down to the Atlanta Falcons.

    You should give the cat a fohawk and goatee, for the lulz.
    .-= C.B. Jones´s last blog ..Mindful List:: What possibly could/should have been. =-.

  8. 8 Shelly

    You’re a better woman than me, JD. Can I send my hubby to your house? If no, then how about my cats?
    .-= Shelly´s last blog ..Finally, Some Good News =-.

  9. 9 babs - beetle

    Oh this is just the same as our household.

    Mo: “I need a haircut”
    Me: “OK”
    Mo: “Here I’ve got everything ready”
    Me: “Oh, not today”
    Mo: “I’ll go to the hairdressers then”
    Me: “NO!! You know they’ll make a mess of it” *SIGH* “Come on then”
    .-= babs – beetle´s last blog ..Why won’t they TALK to me? =-.

  10. 10 Kathryn

    Wow…you’re brave. I mean, DAVE is brave. I cut da boys hair also…but only do it after being fortified with a glass or 2 of Cloudy.
    I find it makes me feel invincible…and I just do “da moves”, ’cause I figure if you ACT like a hairdresser, you will BECOME the hairdresser.
    Besides, they’re boys. It grows back…eventually.
    I’m picturing you…shaking your bootie….with sharp scissors in your hand.
    Gee….Dave really IS brave…
    .-= Kathryn´s last blog ..Appreciation 1-0-1 =-.

  11. 11 absepa

    When my husband and I first got married, we were so broke that we decided that I should cut his hair. We bought the trimmer and attachment kit (it even came with an instructional video). The first time I did the hair cut, he looked like he was about to ship out for Marine boot camp. After that, I cut it really slowly so I wouldn’t mess up. About four cuts later, he said it took much too long for me to do it, and he was going back to the barber shop.
    .-= absepa´s last blog ..A Culture of Lies =-.

  12. 12 Grace

    I cut my own hair, admittedly doing the back is difficult but it turns out no better or worse than a salon, actually it DOES turn out better than some salon cuts I’ve had.
    .-= Grace´s last blog ..Sunday Serenade =-.

  13. 13 Daniela

    i LOVE haircuts…but whats even more important is armpit sunday!
    .-= Daniela´s last blog ..Out At Sea =-.

  14. 14 Pricilla

    The male person gets his hair cut once a year. In the Spring. He goes to the barber and gets a cue ball look in time for the hot weather. He then lets it grow so he has lots of hair for the cold weather of winter.

    He still has a full head of hair much to the chagrin of his two bald brothers.

    heh heh

    Maybe you could trim Prudence and then glue it on Dave.

    heh heh
    .-= Pricilla´s last blog ..The Kids’ Day =-.

  15. 15 JD

    CatLadyLarew: I’d be glad to cut Vlad’s hair. I’m very discreet. Dave has the most adorable little fluff on the top of his skull, which I am expert at removing most judiciously.

    Regan: No reward. Just the satisfaction of a job well done. I don’t know if I’d trust Dave to cut my hair; then again, I haven’t had a haircut in over a year, so how much worse could it look?

    Daisy the Curly Cat: HA! That’s exactly the right term for Dave’s expression. He is definitely a good sport.

    Jeff: “Real” barbers may not play Pitbull, but at least I don’t indulge in boring sports talk. Hmm. Maybe that’s why Dave is so glum. And yes, I even have a special tool for the nose hairs.

    GoingLikeSixty: Yeah, maybe . . . with the vegetable oil. Hey, the Barbarella meant well. At some point, a man’s got hairy ears and nostrils. That’s just the way it is, my friend.

    feefifoto: I use electric clippers and they are awesome. Tho at first I didn’t realize you needed to use oil. “There will be blood” was a theme of the early haircuts.

    C.B. Jones: That’s hilarious. I wish I’d thought of that. Poor Pru—she puts up with almost as much as Dave does. She’s so vain; I’d hate to make her a baldie.

    Shelly: Sure! Send ‘em all! As long as the music’s playing, I can cut hair, fur . . . probably a little skin, too, if I get too into my booty-shaking.

    babs – beetle: HA! You sound like me. I know it has to be done, and it’s really no big deal, but I’m always dragging my feet. “DO I HAFTA?” Only with Dave, there’s no “hairdresser” option. He just sits there stubbornly in his little smock, waiting.

    Kathryn: If I tried cutting Dave’s hair even after one glass of wine he’d probably end up with some kind of ghetto rap symbol shaved into the back of his head. Oh, and I got da moves, all right. Too bad Dave can’t see me shakin’ it. “It grows back . . . eventually” has been my catchphrase since we started this.

    absepa: HAHAHA! Yes, we got the video, too. It was hilarious. Dave’s hair is so short he really just needs a buzz. No worries about layering or any of that stuff. If I cut his hair without music, it would take me 5 minutes. But if I do it that fast, there’s sometimes blood.

    Grace: Good for you! I wish could cut mine. I HATE HATE HATE going to the salon. I don’t even know why. And my hair is just a long mess. I couldn’t do much to make it look worse.

    Daniela: Wait, what is armpit Sunday? Is that when we all shave our armpits? I tend to do mine Wednesday AM, before my Zumba class.

    Pricilla: You are one smart goat, and the male person is pretty savvy too. Dave would be jealous of all that hair. I’m urging him to go cueball, but he’s clinging to what he has left. I doubt if Pru would mind much if I shaved her belly. I don’t know what Dave would think of being a tortoiseshell, tho.

  16. 16 Lin

    Oh, I cut Joe’s hair too! Well, I just sort of use that electric clippers thingy too. Plus the teeny tiny one that gets up extra close. Joe would rather pay $20 and go to the fancy schmancy “Men’s Only” salon because they give him a cold beer and a “face” massage. Well, that’s what he tells me–each and every time I cut his hair. So, now when I finish, I offer to shave his balls along with his scalp, but somehow, he doesn’t think it as funny as I do. Sigh. I’m trying here. I’ll bet they don’t offer THAT at the salon.

    Don’t worry, Dave. Joe is blog fodder too.
    .-= Lin´s last blog ..Friday Night Lights =-.

  17. 17 Barb - WillThink4Wine

    Well, I’ve been cutting my best friend’s hair for years and years. If I’d have known you would have done this so I don’t have to, I’d have sent him over there years ago.

    It should be noted that I have never heard of the song or group you mentioned (I’m too lazy to scroll up to copy and paste and I’ve already forgotten it) but I do have my own list of favorites. And when I say MY FAVORITES that is because they don’t seem to be anybody else that I know’s favorites.

    And I don’t use any kind of oil. Ever. So now I am curious… what is it exactly that you DO with the oil? Unless it refers to that sex game. In fact, never mind.
    .-= Barb – WillThink4Wine´s last blog ..Hairdate Vintage, or “A day at the beach with the girls” =-.

  18. 18 Margaret (Nanny Goats)

    What on earth is “real haircutting trimmer-type oil?” I mean, what the heck is that for? I can’t see how any type of oil makes hair-cutting easier.

    In fact, I’d go so far as to say, that it would make it harder! (That’s what she said.)
    .-= Margaret (Nanny Goats)´s last blog ..Goat Thing of the Day: Goat Tears as a Remedy =-.

  19. 19 jennyonthespot

    Cutting hair feels a lot like math. I bow to you and your booty shakin’. My poor daughter have to BEG me to even consider a braid. hair scares me. It goes back to an incident with an untended shower drain. *shivers*
    .-= jennyonthespot´s last blog ..Office Max + Adopt-A-Classroom = A Day Made Better! =-.

  20. 20 Puglette

    in one of my former lives i was an actual hairdresser. i managed salons and had a lovely clientele. i gave it all up as it was a lousy thankless job. i was fired, sued and ruined many articles of clothing. all before i turned 25.

    beauty school was pretty fun though. you get a rubbery doll head to play with and some of the students did horrible things to their hair. i saw one girl bleach and dye her hair so much it turned to a rubber consistency. i also watched my niece cut some guys ear on purpose. he was a pesky guy that wanted to date her. she still does hair.

    when hubby and i first started dating, i mistakenly said i could cut his hair for him. i did this for him for the first five or so years of our life together. one day i had had enough. i asked hubby to return to the barber. it is worth the money to me, i don’t have to get covered in hair and i don’t have to clean up the mess. hubby had a lot of hair back in the day…he has considerably less now, but i still won’t do it.
    .-= Puglette´s last blog ..A Learning Experience =-.

  21. 21 Lola

    I used to cut my ex’s hair. I cut my son’s hair all the time. In fact when our local Supercuts has free haircuts when they have training sessions he BEGS me to cut his hair instead of go there. He says I’m much faster and do a better job than the trainees. I’ll take that compliment!

    BTW, you can get the hair clipper oil at any pet supply store, like PetSmart. It’s much cheaper at the pet store. They sell it by the pet grooming supplies.
    .-= Lola´s last blog ..Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs =-.

  22. 22 dcr

    My grandmother used to cut my and my cousins’ hair when we were kids.

    I don’t remember how often she did that, as I remember going to the barber as a kid too.

    Sometimes I wonder if that barber didn’t like kids.

    I hate going to places like Supercuts and that. I especially hate it when stylists tell me things about my hair as if my hair suddenly popped onto my head five minutes before I walked through the door and I had never seen it before.
    .-= dcr´s last blog ..Mystery Sunday Imagery =-.

  23. 23 Stephanie Barr

    I do not have skillz. I’m two for two on creating crooked bangs on an otherwise gorgeous child. Nor is my husband better, since he managed to turn my son, with cherubic blond curls into a darling dimpled bald boy, he is no longer allowed with clippers near the heads of any of my children.

    My sister can cut hair and did quite well with Roxy, but everyone else goes to a professional.
    .-= Stephanie Barr´s last blog ..For Katrina: About My Friend… =-.

  24. 24 ann

    Does he at least tip well?
    Maybe you’ll come up with a crazy new hairstyle while your jamming to your tunes, shaking your boody and cutting hair. Add a little donut goo to the hair to hold the style. You could be the next big sensation in hair fashion.
    .-= ann´s last blog ..Twists, turns and tied up in knots =-.

  25. 25 JD

    Lin: HAHAHA! Oh, man. Dave would totally take me up on the ball shaving, I think. Unlike Joe, tho, he’s totally averse to spending any money at any kind of barber, much less the fancy “men’s only” place, UNLESS they really do serve beer, in which case, he’s there!

    Barb – WillThink4Wine: Don’t worry. Nothing about Haircut Sunday relates to Sex Casino. The oil (and you can order special little tubes of it) helps lubricate the blade so you don’t cause blinding pain (which I did the first few times before I realized you were supposed to use it). Now. Tell us your favorites. PLEASE?

    Margaret (Nanny Goats): HAR! See above for oil explanation. Boy, you guys get all excited and jittery whenever there’s oil around, dontchya?

    jennyonthespot: Oh, my god. I believe I may have had a similar shower drain experience, but we won’t talk about it here. My mom has no aversion to braiding hair and will practically grab me by my roots to braid it (she likes things tidy). Maybe she can come over and help?

    Puglette: Oh, you have such funny stories. “A lousy thankless job.” OK, that’s not really funny, and I’m sorry you got fired and sued, but still. What HAVEN’T you done? Luckily Dave has very little hair, and it’s not too messy. I would never dare to try on real actual hair (his is more like stubble [oh, Dave, please don't read the comments!]). I would’ve loved beauty school and the rubber heads.

    Lola: Ohhhh! Thank you for that tip. I had been ordering it online and when I ran out, just pouring it out of my vegetable oil container, which wastes a lot. I’ll look for it! You must be a pretty good barber—kids are hard to please (but do you listen to Pitbull?)

    dcr: Yeah, I’ve gotten that from hair stylists too. It IS my hair, after all, and I’ve had it ___ years. Why do you think your barber didn’t like kids?

    Stephanie Barr: Oh, I would’ve wept to see those beautiful blond curls disappearing under the clippers! And I remember trying to cut my own bangs when I had ‘em. Impossible. It seems like it would be easy, but this side’s shorter so you have to trim the other side and THAT’s uneven . . . and then you’re bald.

    ann: No tips. Isn’t that a rip-off? I would love to be known for creating some kind of donut-goo-booty-shaking hairstyle. Unfortunately I don’t have a lot to work with. Maybe I can branch out. Any volunteers? I use OIL!

  26. 26 trade show displays guru

    hi JD,
    You sound like a pro to me. I’m impressed that your get “the tiny baby hairs I have to surreptitiously flick away from his earlobes”… My barber doesn’t do that. But then, he also doesn’t have any vegetable oil handy… at least that I know about. ~ Steve
    .-= trade show displays guru´s last blog ..I Hate Upgrading… but I did it. =-.

  27. 27 Jenn Thorson

    If you ever decide to go into business in this area, maybe don’t show the Unhappy Dave photo as a representative customer. :)
    .-= Jenn Thorson´s last blog ..How to Set Up Your Home Entertainment System, Ocean’s 11 Style =-.

  28. 28 Chris@TheSnackHound

    I am going to go with option 5. Yes, I made up Option 5.

    5) Dave is unhappy because he recalls that barbers in the middle ages also doubled as blood letters and surgeons.

    He is having bad flashbacks to 6th grade history class. He doesn’t trust you scissors, blades, or his 6th grade history teacher’s awful pantsuits. And she was someone who still wore wigs when she didn’t feel like washing her hair more than once a week.
    .-= Chris@TheSnackHound´s last blog ..Simply The Best Chocolate Frosting Ever =-.

  29. 29 Bingo

    My mother cuts my father hair too, and she hates it too, so you both have a thing in common. I hadn’t listened to “krazy” by Pitbull, it’s a cool song.

  30. 30 Puglette

    i forgot to mention my kitty hair cut experience…
    my niece is a year older than i am and we were constantly together as kids. one day we were giving her barbie’s a day at the salon, including haircuts. one of her cats was nearby and kept wanting pets. we decided that he needed a salon day too! we combed and fussed and then we cut the tip of tail fur! we gave it a nice, neat straight cut. just the tip.

    when her mom got home she noticed the kitty tail right away. we got into so much trouble for cutting that quarter inch of fur off! she practically accused us of animal abuse! we thought it was such a small bit of fur that no one would notice.

    ;o)
    puglette
    .-= Puglette´s last blog ..A Learning Experience =-.

  31. 31 Anne

    I have recently started cutting Small Town Daddy’s hair and I don’t like it either. Why is it that men need to get their hair cut so often. I get mine cut once or twice a year. There are so many things I would rather do, but getting your hair cut every few weeks definitely adds up.
    .-= Anne´s last blog ..Enter a Rockin’ Giveaway =-.

  32. 32 Your Daily Cute

    Dave’s face does about say it all. How can anyone look so bored with Pitbull playing in the background? Talk about Sunday Funday. ;)
    .-= Your Daily Cute´s last blog ..A Monster in the Bag =-.

  33. 33 Lola

    I think I’m an ok barber. I only get complaints when the kid doesn’t sit still and makes a sudden move and then suddenly we go from a flat top or a fade to the cancer patient look. I figure it’s a pretty good compliment for him to rather have me cut his hair than the Supercuts trainees. I mean, I have no formal training, just lots of years of practice. Lol!

    I’m betting you can get a case of that oil at the pet store versus what they charge for the teeny bottles online from Wahl.
    .-= Lola´s last blog ..Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs =-.

  34. 34 Jen

    Hooray for you and your barber booty shaking skills. And Dave is very brave. My friend, in high school, asked me to give her a Pat Benatar hair cut. I do not know how to cut hair and mentioned that fact. She didn’t care, she was mad at her mom or boyfriend and wanted to cut off her hair and make it look spiky. Not knowing about hair or how to use product to achieve the spiky look i just kept cutting until the hair was light enough to stand on end. We haven’t talked since that day. I really hope it grew out.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Blogging 101 =-.

  35. 35 babs - beetle

    Ha ha! *He just sits there stubbornly in his little smock, waiting.*

  36. 36 JD

    trade show displays guru: Why, thank you. You might want to ask your barber about the “oil.” He may have a secret stash. Probably where he hides his Red Stripe.

    Jenn Thorson: HA! Right. “This man is NOT representative of the happy customers at JD’s Barbershop!” Unless I show it as a “before” shot and somehow try to get Dave to smile in an “after” shot.

    Chris@TheSnackHound: I am always open to extra options, especially if they involve medieval blood-letting and horrible pantsuits. Poor Dave. I never dreamed his unhappiness was so complicated. We may have to have a talk.

    Bingo: Yes, it is a cool song, and definitely good background music for hair-cutting. Tell your mom!

    Puglette: Awwww! How could her mom get mad? I bet the kitty liked having a nice, trimmed tail. It didn’t need that extra fluffy bit! That’s funny. I’m sorry you got in trouble, but it makes a good story. Oh, Pruuuu-dence!

    Anne: Ugh. Can you imagine having a hairstyle that required a cut every 2-3 weeks? I’d shave my head. As much as I hate Haircut Sunday, I hate even more when Dave’s hair gets too long. It grows out, not down. Yes. We’re talking Bozo hair.

    Your Daily Cute: I know, right?! Once the music started, it was nothin’ but fun in that kitchen. Even Gus and Pru were kickin’ it (whatever that means). I think Dave needed a little of my Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

    Lola: Yeah . . . the cancer patient look is not so good. I would definitely be pleased to be preferred over SuperCuts—especially since I have actually gotten a decent haircut or two there. And thanks for the tip about the oil. I AM ON IT!

    Jen: Oh, boy. Clearly, this was your friend’s fault, not yours. NO ONE asks for a short, spiky, “Pat Benetar” cut from someone who has admitted they do not cut hair. I’m sorry, but she deserved whatever she got. Too bad you lost a friend over it, tho.

    babs – beetle: Yup. That’s our Dave!

  37. 37 Jen @ lifelove'n'wine

    Can you cut my boyfriend’s hair? He doesn’t have much either, but sometimes he asks me to do it and I’m all “Oh but the barbar will do waaay better…I’ll probably mess it up” but really I just don’t want to.

    And I probably would mess it up.
    .-= Jen @ lifelove’n'wine´s last blog ..And the winner is… =-.

  38. 38 natural

    hey dave looks scared. you sure he’s not tied up under that cape and that look is not a cry for help. i’m calling 911, but before i do, can you come cut my hair please. any given sunday will do.
    .-= natural´s last blog ..When Is It (or is it ever) Okay To Lie? =-.

  39. 39 Unfinished Rambler

    For some reason, my eyes are drawn to the dirty dishes in the background of the photo with Dave. Maybe it’s because I have dishes like that, waiting for me (sigh).
    .-= Unfinished Rambler´s last blog ..Agatha Christie In Music: Sublime? …er…well, not always =-.

  40. 40 Rock

    Why are you cutting his hair? I don’t see any. With that little to trim- why don’t you just put a little cream on his head and let that cat lick the hair off. Then you could buy a shoe shine kit and give him a “buff” on Sundays.

  41. 41 Maureen

    Holy crap JD, I would never even try to cut hubby’s hair. Never. Never. Never!

    The only hair I dared trim was daughter’s bangs when she was too tiny and way too trusting to stop me.

    Oh, and my OWN hair I can trim. The front only. Which I always get a lecture from my hairdresser on my next visit.
    .-= Maureen´s last blog ..I Knew It =-.

  42. 42 JD

    Jen @ lifelove’n'wine: Sure, send him over. But if he has actual hair (not stubble; see: Dave), I might mess it up too. But at least he’ll get to listen to some Pitbull!

    natural: I’m on my way! And don’t worry about Dave. He always looks like that. Plus if anyone’s getting tied up, it’s gonna be me! Oops. TMI?

    Unfinished Rambler: Ah, dirty dishes. The great equalizer. Of course, that was a Sunday morning. Those dishes weren’t going ANYwhere.

    Rock: Hmmm. Your proposal makes a lot of sense. But then what am I gonna do with all this oil?

    Maureen: I can ONLY cut it because it’s already so short. I’m not styling it or anything, just buzzing it. That’s not to say I’ve made a few mistakes involving blood. Man, I wish I could trim my own hair.

  43. 43 Shieldmaiden1196

    Himself only lets me cut his hair when waiting until payday will make him look even more like Bobby Sherman. If he was rocking the sexy baldish guy thing it would be SO much easier, though looking at the pictures of a couple generations of his family I don’t think its gonna happen.
    .-= Shieldmaiden1196´s last blog ..Conversations I Hope You Never Have =-.

  44. 44 MegaMan The Madman

    There’s only one way to go…Shave it all of …I tell you freeing yourself from the oppression of barbers is like running through the p[ark at night naked..Oops to much information..

  45. 45 dcr

    “Why do you think your barber didn’t like kids?”

    I’ll answer that in the form of a question: Is it possible to get whiplash in a barber’s chair?
    .-= dcr´s last blog ..I Rite Stuf So U Don’t Haz 2 =-.

  46. 46 Duncan

    Great blog! You have a way with words. Keep it up!
    .-= Duncan´s last blog ..The Constant State of My Humor [default set to Happiness] =-.

  47. 47 Dorothy Stahlnecker

    I know exactly how it feels as I was a hairdresser years ago and I hate it when I’m asked to still cut hair… It was my past…the kitty is so cute….

    Dorothy from grammology
    grammology.com
    .-= Dorothy Stahlnecker´s last blog ..Vacations can be exhausting =-.

  48. 48 brandys

    After too many incidences with bangs that were so short they showed my entire forehead — i swear it shrinks when it dries — I don’t even dare to trim my own hair.

    For me, it’s best to leave this dangerous job to a pro. Which is why i only go about twice a year and my hair is ALWAYS in my eyes.

  49. 49 Preston

    Poor Dave. Is there actually hair on that head? It’s really hard to see. How do you stretch out a four minute hair cut when there’s no hair on the head? Can you explain that to me? And sex casino? Is that the same thing as blog fodder with gambling? You owe Dave big time for this one, in my little old, not that impacting opinion. But you did make me laugh.
    .-= Preston´s last blog ..Iced Coffee from PomWonderful =-.

  50. 50 Jessica

    I would never put a scissor to someone’s head for the purpose of a haircut that I can tell you as I don’t believe they would talk to me ever again
    .-= Jessica ´s last blog ..OOOOhhhhh, Riiiight, Gotcha =-.

  51. 51 Will

    My wife used to cut my hair. Now if I want it cut I have to do it with the dog clippers. Ah the joys of being old and married for a long time.
    .-= Will´s last blog ..Sigg Bottles and BPA =-.

  52. 52 Tay

    Once as a little girl, my grandmother tried to cut my hair. Alas she left me alone with the scissors for just a few moments in which time I managed to mow down my fringe. She returned to find a pile of hair on the floor and a smug smirk on my face.

  53. 53 Jay

    I hear you. I did this – cut my sons’ hair when they were young, and when they were teens, I was still doing it.

    ‘Hey Mum, can you do those tiny plait things? ‘Hey, Mum, can you dye if for me?’ ‘Hey, Mum – I want it really short this time, and can you do blah blah blah?’

    In the end I bought a set of clippers for No. 2 son, persuaded Son. 1 one to leave home and OH to grow his hair long. Sorted. ;)

    LOL!

    By the way, the answer to the ‘can you dye my hair’ questions was a resounding ‘NO’. Not that I minded his hair being coloured, but I wasn’t going to do it. I dont’ even colour my own hair!

  54. 54 JD

    Shieldmaiden1196: Oh, Dave is so jealous of your husband’s Bobby Sherman hair. Tho, yes, from a barber’s point of view, the cueball is MUCH easier.

    MegaMan The Madman: Never too much information! I’m glad to know what it feels like (considers shaving head) I wish Dave would just shave it all off. I think he’d look quite handsome.

    dcr: OUCH! Yes, I think it is possible. Poor young dcr. It’s hard to recover from that kind of trauma.

    Duncan: Thanks for stopping by!

    Dorothy Stahlnecker: “It was my past.” HA! I’m glad your haircutting days are over. And thank you for complimenting Prudence. She lives for your praise.

    brandys: Those ultra-short bangs do look cute on some people, but it’s a tough look to sell. And THAT is why I don’t even have bangs anymore, as they’d be down to my waist.

    Preston: I always appreciate your opinion. And, yes, there IS hair on that head, tho it’s pretty hard to see in the photo. I have to buzz it as close to the skull as possible without making him legally bald. It’s not easy.

    Jessica: It’s good to know your limitations. Luckily I only use electric trimmers on Dave. After my many Barbie doll experimentations, I don’t trust myself with scissors and hair either.

    Will: HAR! Dog clippers. Now, why can you cut your own hair and Dave can’t? Perhaps you’d like to make an instructional video? I mean, we’re old and have been married for a long time, too.

    Tay: Aw, I bet you looked adorable. At least you only ended up with a giant bald spot and a smirk. I’m glad you didn’t hurt yourself. Did your grandma laugh?

    Jay: No, I will not mess with hair coloring on anyone, especially myself. That is terrifying to me. Sounds like you resolved your sons’ hair situations quite neatly. Which is what mums are for.

  55. 55 Buggys

    I used to cut my hubby’s hair too and I came to HATE IT! Why I don’t know, he doesn’t have much hair, it didn’t take long. I guess it was the interruption of my down time (me being sef involved). Now he has gone the totally bald route and has figured out how to do it himself. Guess he got tired of me grumbling. Guilt.
    .-= Buggys´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  56. 56 JD

    Buggys: Yeah, I think Dave will be going the bald route pretty soon, but for now, he’s enjoying his time in the barberchair. I don’t have the heart to guilt him into going totally cueball . . . yet.

  57. 57 cardiogirl

    You know I can’t resist photos of the cat, right? I’m falling in love with your cat — Prudence, right? Can I call her Prue, now that I’ve seen her underbelly?

    Another former husband barber over here. Like Buggys’ husband, mine has learned to do it himself. I don’t know why I hate cutting his hair, but I do.

    And since he’s figured out for himself this is a win-win.
    .-= cardiogirl´s last blog ..The book of questions, Volume 60 =-.

  58. 58 JD

    cardiogirl: Pru appreciates your admiration; in fact, she expects it. You may call her Pru, Prude, or Prudle, for those are all valid nicknames. I’m soooo happy! Today is NOT Haircut Sunday!


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