Sunday, Feb 28, 2016
I need a haircut. For the last 10 years I have worn my hair short. It’s not that I have anything against long hair, I don’t. In fact both my sons have long hair and it looks great on them.
The difference is, although I still have hair on my head, it is thinning and receding. In my book that combination is not a good set up for long hair. I could be totally vain about all of this too….in fact, I’ll just own it. I am vain about my hair. I don’t like it looking bad.
When I first arrived here I thought, living along the ocean in Ecuador, I could pull off the long-haired, beach comer, South American look. I can’t. It is driving me insane! So just go get a haircut right? No, not right.
I am having a mental block about deciding where to go, as well as communicating to the barber how I want my hair cut. It’s stupid I know. I could ask someone who speaks Spanish to come with me and help me out, but at 53 years old I think getting a haircut on my own is something I want to be able to do.
So is my haircut issue a first world problem or a third world problem? I can’t decide. Worrying about a good haircut seems like a first world issue, but finding a good barber with the right facilities here seems like a third world problem.
Why have a I spent so much time talking about my haircut? It’s to bring an awareness about the reality of living in a place with limited facilities/resources, a language barrier, and the ongoing need…no…it’s really a want…for personal grooming.
I’m grateful and blessed that today this is my biggest problem.
We are all healthy and have enjoyed a relaxing Sunday. Heidi spent time earlier today taking a long walk on the beach with one of her new friends. Easton and I had fun at the farmers market trying to use our Spanish, and trying to understand the locals’ Spanish.
We are adapting well to our new life in South America.
Shall we add “flobee” to the wants and needs list? 🙂
It may come to that. :-O
How about a man bun or pony tail that the hippie era men now wear?
That’s where I was headed, but it doesn’t fit for me. At least not now. 🙂
You failed to mention in this post that your wife cut her own hair (with your help) and has been more than willing to watch a few YouTube on men’s hair cuts and save you the stress of this whole hair cutting thing by ME giving you a hair cut!!! Come on…let me do it!!????
Lol…you trimmed an inch off the ends of your hair. I need way more than that.
LOVING this blog… Thanks Todd!!
Hey Gary! I’m glad you found me. Thanks for reading!
Well Tod you could grow your hair on the side longer and pull it across the (bald) spots on top. Just saying.
My favorite style for sure!