July 25, 2013

Summer 13

I got my hair cut today and it's a pretty big difference.

NOBODY noticed. Nobody said a word. So either they all hate it and can't bring themselves to say anything or... I don't know.

That would be three co-workers, my husband, my two sons.

Not a word.


I received a funny rant from my eldest son at 1AM this morning. I woke up to the following text on my phone:

Sociology isn't a science, no matter what they try to tell you. It's all bs. I've learned literally nothing. It's all common sense stuff about society like class and racism. It's not a real major, and I pity anyone who tries to tell me otherwise. Or get a job in it.

It's also so liberally minded it's not even funny.


Welcome to college, son. Where they make you take complete BS classes in an effort to make you 'more well rounded'.

Cracked me up.


I saw Bones' pre-school teacher last week at an event T was playing in at the Church Bone's pre-school was located.

Bones was in the Choir.

I went up to her after, since I'd not seen her in 10 years, nor had she seen Bones.

She said to me, "There are some children you just remember. Bones is one..."

I wonder if it's because he insisted on wearing a Hulk costume every Thursday to school.

Or the ragged out old Indian costume he wore from Thanksgiving on. He wore that earlier in the week.

Or the Finding Nemo collared shirt he had to wear every week.

That left two days for free dress days.

He'd created his own uniform.

She said it was all of it... and him just being... him.

We laughed.

Posted by Boudicca at July 25, 2013 09:52 PM

You got a haircut and ... six males didn't notice ... is this supposed to be a surprise?

Posted by: The Thomas at July 26, 2013 09:56 AM

Nobody notices my haircuts either.

The gray disappears when the fuzzy parts are trimmed on the side of my head and I look 10 years younger.

No problem.

Posted by: The Thomas at July 26, 2013 04:01 PM

Thomas- I know! Right? Not one guy noticed. Why I would think differently is beyond me. Good grief.

I had 3-4 inches cut off in places.

Still... nobody in this household has noticed.

Posted by: Bou at July 26, 2013 08:46 PM

Very astute observation from your eldest about college sociology courses. Hope he understands that his grade is directly affected by how well they perceive him buying into their BS...

Posted by: diamond dave at July 26, 2013 10:53 PM

My husband never notices, either. Claims he's not looking that high..

Thank the good Lord you gave that young man a good base and the tools to spot b.s. or he'd have a brain of mush soon...!

Posted by: pam at July 27, 2013 07:20 AM

LOL - I would have been surprised had they noticed and said something.

I'm with your son, could never ever comprehend sociology. Never. However I used to listen to a radio show with Milt Rosenberg on WGN radio. Milt had a show on the station for 40 years - 5 nights a week for 2 hours a night... amazing man. Now he does podcasts posted to his own website. He is a retired Doctor of Social Psychology and probably the best interviewer I have ever heard (or he was back in the day - I only just found out about his website!). He's the only one who ever made me think that Sociology might be an actual real type of study. ;)

Posted by: Teresa at July 28, 2013 09:58 PM

Agreed. Men do not notice haircuts. Or color.

And agreed with the sociology bs. I just had the class last semester. Luckily, I like the prof, hated the class. So I was a bit more....indirect....in my hatred of the subject.
One of her 'assignments' was to write a paper on the three major players of sociology. I managed to throw in the sentence, 'All three major players have been deceased for decades and thus no new so-called 'breakthroughs' have occurred in sociology for some time.'

She knew where I stood on the subject. And believe it or not, we still got along well. So long as I did the work.
I managed to get a "B" in the class.
It must have been my 'sparkling' personality.

Posted by: Rave at July 30, 2013 05:25 PM