Friday, February 13, 2009

the haircut of cool kids and neurotics alike.

When I was a toddler, all of my haircut requests were denied. This is just one of the many perils of growing up with curly locks (which includes the ubiquitous "boing-ing." Seriously, folks, my hair is not public domain. You may not pull on it as you please.)

Bangs? No. Anything above shoulder length? Don't even think about it. But, by far, the most coveted, the haircut I most longed for was the bowlcut. I mean, just take a moment and think about it. One acquires a bowlcut by placing a bowl on top of their hair and cutting off the excess. If that does not show how we as a civilization have progressed, then tell me, WHAT DOES?


So, naturally, when I came across this t-shirt at Blood Is The New Black (which, for your information, is a really quite cool site that is a lot less emo-ish than it sounds), my former love affair with bowlcuts was rekindled. I'm currently trying to convince my mom that at $15, this shirt is much cheaper than the years of therapy I would have needed after enduring my formidable Teddy Graham years known as "the kid with the curly bowlcut."

P.S. One of my (many) neuroses was published over at the simply brilliant i am neurotic. I'm not sure if they post all of the ones they receive, but this is just a shining moment in the obsessive compulsive life that I lead.

6 comments:

Casey Lewis said...

I can completely sympathize with you on the curly locks. I once tried to get a cute bob like all of my friends, and the result was so embarrassing that I have since thrown away of the the photos of me during this period. The image is still etched in my memory, but hopefully no one else's...

Haley said...

Bowlcut=totally sexy...

Obviously.

Cafe Fashionista said...

I'm kind of in love with that shirt.

Paige said...

hmmm, i have straight hair, but it's too thin to be cut into a bowl cut.
btw, your blog is so funny, so if you don't mind, i tagged you.

Mary said...

I love bowlcuts because they remind me of the beatles!
hhaha I am very OCD as well, that website is cute!

Nice and Shiny said...

I totally eyed that t-shirt for about a year, then finally decided to buy it. I wear I wear it a lot, it's great! I think I have it in an outfit post actually...

BTW, Blood is the new black totally screwed up my order and shipping wasn't exactly a bargain. If you want this shirt check where they carry BISTM in your area, that'd be the best bet!

<3<3<3

ps- I'll like you asap, darlin ;D