Saturday, October 16, 2021

Give me a head with hair

Well, no not me. My hair is thin and I am balding, although there hasn't been progression with that for many years. My hair is best kept short with a number 4 buzz cut on top and a number 2 buzz at the sides. It was a bit hard to remember the buzz numbers as it has been a long time between haircuts. 

R has great hair, a full head of wavy blondish and grey hair. His already being longer looks fine uncut for many weeks. He kindly said to me, it is just as well you can't see the back of your head and hair. Well, I can actually and the curly fluff sticks out from the back of neck and I can see when looking directly at a mirror. I've began to brush my hair back behind my ears rather than straight down. That looks marginally better and R approved.

It seems like next Thursday hairdressers may open, if not, Friday. I said to R, fuck shopping day. If we can't get our hair cut on Thursday, we will forego food shopping on Friday and get haircuts, and perhaps starve to death but with well groomed hair. 

We know our state government has decided to let Covid rip among the community once we reach certain vaccination rates. The worst effect will be to the unvaccinated. They will mostly be the ones in hospital ICU with tubes shoved down their throats. I can't remember if was an Australian or Victorian forecast, but vaccination rates will rise to 96 percent. The four percent who won't and don't have a very rare medical exemption will just stay home. They won't be able to go anywhere, see anyone or do anything, and nor they should be able to endanger other people. Social and mental health experts suggest not turning anti vaxxers and government conspiracy types into pariahs but I quite happily do so. 

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  1. We have (just) moved to lockdown lite here. Not everything is open but hairdressers are. And I hope to get my shaggy mop seen to early next week.
    Sadly the virus does hit those who have been vaccinated. Last week at least one fully vaccinated person died here. I am happy with restricting the unvaccinated, but do feel for those with a medical reason to stay unjabbed. I suspect they are already isolating themselves.

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    1. EC, I do feel for those with genuine medical exemptions but there are very few of them. The will still be able to do what we vaccinated people do.

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  2. I envy all those who have "good" hair. I had a cousin who could snip away at her own hair and it always looked great. If I so much as trim my own bangs, disaster! All my hairdresser has to do is take one look and then she'll say, "You've been trying to trim your bangs again."

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    1. Whatever Cynthia. Your hair looks fab in your blog photo. Very young, but I did have a try at my own hair, and disaster.

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  3. Today was my day out. Groceries, a little Christmas shopping (Some stores were closed due to no clerks being available. Honestly if you want a job, come to New Hampshire!) and then a doctor's appointment for my eyes.
    We are starting to trend upward again with our Covid numbers. I will go out as little as possible now, until things get better.
    Prices are sky high, and many shelves in stores are empty. Things are far from good here.

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    1. Funny Maribeth. I've been hearing about a labour shortage in the north of the US. People are not longer willing to do crap jobs for crap pay. In theory, labour shortage means higher pay to attract workers and you pay more. I am happy to pay more to have low paid staff paid properly.

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  4. With the thinning hair, have you considered a wig? I think that a curly ginger wig would suit you fine and take years off you. You can opt for real human hair or fake nylon hair. Orang utan hair is also a possibility.

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    1. YP, I may have Scottish heritage but I am not a ranger. My hair is starting to curl in its natural longer state. I can comb the back over the top, so no need for a wig. Years ago an older Dutch friend wore a wig and not a very good one. It was hooked by a tree branch on his way home from work and he did not notice until he arrived home. It was still hanging on the branch when he backtracked to find it.

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  5. Hair over groceries wins every time. Although I cut my own now. Very short. With clippers.

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    1. Caro, I have manscaping clippers. Perhaps I should use them? I am fearful of a disaster.

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  6. I bet you and R look like proper old hippies right now. But you don't like the look?

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    1. Strayer, kind of not quite there hippies. Not a good look.

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  7. When I met my boyfriend in the late 60s, I was dazzled by his lovely face and tight arse, but mainly by his gorgeous hair. Nowadays I hope I would judge a man by his personality, generosity and honesty (but possibly not).

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    1. Hels, you get a gay man elephant stamp. We may age but we don't forget.

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  8. Enjoy your time out. Quite impressive number for vax. I wish I could say that for our country.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Dora, it is so diverse in your country. Some areas are receiving a third vax and so many aren't vaccinated at all. They will die.

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  9. Curly fluff? Is your hair naturally curly when you grow it? or is that just the "neck hair" which is often curly even when the head hair is straight. If all you ever get is a buzz cut, why not invest in a good hair trimmer and do it your self? or have R do it. I'm happy that baldness doesn't run in my family, my kids maternal grandmother had very thin hair, but none of the kids have inherited that.

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    1. River, both. Neck hair and my hair is naturally curly. I can cope with my hair but not my neck hair. I feel so ashamed at my dishevelled state. I can't go to a shop for a hair trimmer as the shops are shut. Two weeks ago I ordered online a new pair of jeans from Myer. They may arrive Wednesday, which would make it about three weeks. I could use my manscaping clippers but I wear my bad hair as a badge of pride at following the rules.

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  10. I like your new header picture.

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    1. Thanks. Other people have always sorted my blog header photo. I spent half an hour on it last night, cropping, resizing, learning how to reduce pixels, but it is off centre! Perhaps I should look at another template.

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  11. Why don't you cut each other's hair. I'm sure there would be a you tube instructional video showing you how. (chuckle) Really though I feel so sorry for you Victorians you have all been through hell and now the numbers are spiralling. You all tried so hard to suppress the virus but it escaped. We have been so lucky, but just wait until the borders open and we will be in chaos. We don't have enough vaccinated and our hospitals are full now. The ambulance system is in chaos because drivers have to be vaccinated and many are not. It takes hours to get one. It's scary.

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    1. Diane, R's hair looks ok to me, although he is complaining. If I gave R clippers to use on my hair he would stab at my head with them. He is a door slammer, a throw it into the shopping basket person. His actions lack finesse, unless it is art or cooking, and even when cooking, things slam down loudly on the bench. Not letting him come near my hair.

      That is what it is, luck. Suppression to zero is clearly a failed ideal. At some point your state will have to open up. I am puzzled that your state is not already prepared with high vaccination rates.

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  12. I am now about 21 months since my last hair cut. There is not much left on top, but the sides and the back hang to my shoulders, I keep it pulled back and tied up. My hair has NEVER been this long, I didn't have hair like this, when I had hair like that in the 70's.

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    1. TP, will the next step be a man bun?

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    2. Already there, depending on how I tie it up. Someone has to give people something to laugh at.

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  13. My hair has stayed thick and brownish, no interventions. Do you know that (mostly) we inherit our hair from the maternal gene? I observe this in my brothers. It went 75% and one who is the spit of my bald father is bald. the rest are fairly lush with one brother's head like mine, brownish. My sister's is extraordinary, a head full of massive curls tumbling down her back since she was born just about.

    I had my waist length hair cut a few months ago, It was hard work maintaining it when I was so ill.

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    WWW

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    1. Interesting observations WWW. I am further a minority then, with hair like my father. Were you sad to have your long hair cut? You weren't concerned about the Samson effect? I don't know how you could maintain such long hair.

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  14. You should be cutting each other's hair! As long as you're locked down, what harm could it do?

    Ninety-six percent would be an incredibly high vaccination rate. I don't think a country in the world has hit that level.

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    1. "M'Lord, he was cutting his partner's hair under lockdown and the scissors slipped and plunged into his partner's heart." I'm not letting him near me with sharp objects.

      I think 96% is obtainable. People are going to be so disadvantaged if they aren't vaccinated.

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  15. I have to agree with you, Andrew. It doesn't seem fair that all the people playing by the rules should be the ones 'punished'. Let the people who refuse to vaccinate, refuse to vax, refuse to consider their fellow man stay home. They can be on lock down.

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    1. Indeed so Debby. The may have rights about what goes into their bodies but they do not have rights to spread disease in society.

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  16. When we knew Lismore was going back into lockdown, we all went to the hairdresser that day. My family members are both in their 70s/80s now, and now have identical haircuts. Short and manageable seems to be the way when you're older, male or female.

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    1. James, it does make life much less complicated, which is why I rarely change the style and colour of jeans. Replace same with same at signs of wear and jeans are on sale.

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  17. Love the new header photo! I use PicMonkey to do mine.
    Hair cut over groceries anytime!! John cut mine during lockdown, wasn't great but served the purpose for me. John is lucky he has been shaving his head for years now.
    Sadly there are vaccinated people getting Covid. I am still not comfortable being in a crowd. We are not yet ready to travel yet either. Canadian snowbirds are just chomping at the bit for the border to open Nov 8.

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    1. Jackie, I will have a look at PicMonkey. The header is a work in progress. I wonder why it is not centred. Yes, I remember your home haircut.
      Yes, you can still get Covid, although less likely and much less likely you will need hospital care. Even when lockdown has ended here, I am going to be more careful than at the end of last year's lock down. The number infected in the community is much higher now.

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  18. I'm sure I commented but it's not here..

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    1. It's not in spam or awaiting moderation Margaret. I forgotten the name you call it but you didn't forget the verification tick? I've done that myself. It seems to have moved from Friday to Saturday now.

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