Note to future self: Don’t get haircut the week before important events take place.
After my last day of work at GeoEye, I went to get my haircut at a nearby salon. I asked for it a little shorter. Between the time I gave this brief instruction, and the time she lifted her hands to my head, a seismic, cosmic, interrupting event took place that transformed my words into: “Kindly shave my head, I have no need of hair. Please don’t ask for confirmation.”
At least, that’s what I assume happened. Before I could say anything, an electric razor had taken quite a bit off the top. It wasn’t to the skin–thank goodness. But I was on my way to a whole new look.
It was too late to fix it, so I went with it.
The next day we flew out to Seattle to look for housing with our new realtor. I had to excuse myself for looking like a skinhead.
Of course, the next Monday I started at Microsoft and had my badge picture taken. That one will be alive for a while…
And my drivers license…
And all the pictures of my wife and I in a new location…
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