Taking this "new me" thing just a little too far.
Friday, May 14, 2010
First. let me say that I know completely that I am a creature of habit. Totally. My wardrobe, while a little smaller lately, is not very different in style than my old bigger one. I have bought the same brand an style of dress shoes for years, and wear mostly blues, greens, reds and browns but have nothing pink, salmon or teal. I am not resistant to change in any way but I rarely take the initiative. One of my coworkers wives said this morning that she noticed there was a new me. I hadn't noticed. She said I looked thinner and happier. Strange, I feel the same in every way. I went off an did not give it another thought.
Later I went kayaking. This is something I have not done since last summer but also something I have done for years. When I got my Jeep to the water I noticed that the kayak seemed lighter and that I could carry it better. Once in the water I noticed I could paddle faster stronger and longer and did not tire as quickly. I noticed my back did not hurt and I was more flexible getting in and out. OK, maybe this diet/exercise stuff is paying off more that I thought,there was a new me after all and just maybe I liked it.
Later after the kayak was put away and after a warm shower I decided I needed a haircut. Back to the creature of habit thing. I have worn my hair the same for as long as I can remember. There may be a little less of it, a higher forehead at the bottom of it, and some gray on the edges but the style is the same. Further I usually go to the same barber. Note I did not say stylist, beautician or anything but barber. I usually sit down, he drapes me with a sheet, trims it up a bit, shaves the back of my neck and then I am done. Simple, straightforward and normal. Well today I was too late so I went to one of those strip mall, chain-type hair places. First they shampooed my hair, something no one but he has done for years and even then it was in the hospital. Now I smelled like coconut/papaya. Terrific! I was then asked how I wanted it styled. What do I know about STYLE?? I said, "How about a part on the left right here and the sideburns here?" I pointed.
So now as I sit here smelling like a tropical island or a fruit salad and with a little different hair style. I am pondering whether this "new me" thing is going just a bit too far. Maybe I just need a pink shirt.