Friday, January 20, 2006

Shades of Gray

I found a gray hair today. I was wearing my hair in Pippi-style pigtails which I guess exposed some previously hidden hairs. It's only the third gray hair I've ever found. The first a hairdresser found while cutting my hair when I was about twelve years old. I know I was probably a stressed-out twelve year old, but thank goodness that solitary hair wasn't a sign of anything to come. I discovered my second gray hair during an exam in my second year of veterinary school. I must have spent about 15 minutes of the exam marvelling at it. You know what's so impressive about these gray hairs? They're long! The one I found today is ~15 inches long. Given an average growth rate of about a half inch per month, that means this little gray hair has been growing for over two and a half years. How is it that now's the first time I'm seeing it?? And it's not like just the last little bit is gray - the whole thing is completely translucent. Turns out that gray hairs, or at least my gray hairs, aren't actually gray... they're clear. Odd.


At 9:13 PM, January 24, 2006, Blogger Chris Teso said...

Let me start out by first stating that the pleasure derived in viewing attractive girls wearing Pippi-style pigtails should never be understated. I am a self proclaimed aficionado.

Now that the perversity section of my "comment" is dispensed with I will continue on to say that I have a decent crop of gray hairs myself. Only I don’t marvel so much as scorn them. I think gray hairs should be done away with by now, no? I mean with the advances in technology (similar to pigtails, this topic makes me smile widely) one would think that gray translucent hairs would be pigmentized(should be a word) from existence. I mean really… we can grow ears on the back of mice but we can’t permanently pigmentize(I already told you… it should be, therefore I use it freely) grays? Wtf Roche, Astra Zeneca, et al, you call yourselves drug dealers?! Oh, wait… that’s what I call you. Ok, back to perversity…

In conclusion my crop of grays only makes me hotter, or so I’ve been told. So, bring it on grayness, I laugh at you… “wholeheartedly” (to quote a new friend).


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