Tuesday July 25, 2006

The End of an Era

It's the first thing people notice about me.  No one in the Linguistics Department has ever known me without it.  But after five and a half years, it was time for the purple hair to go.  The last straw: this fall we'll be spending ten weeks in Leipzig and renting a furnished apartment, and I decided it would be rude to stain the tub, sink, bedding, and walls purple.

Before and after photos after the jump.

Brace yourself:

It feels weird.  I've never had my hair this short before, ever, and although you can't see it from the angle in these pictures, there's a distinct—how shall I put this delicately—bald spot in the back.  What's that about?  I'm pretty sure I filed for an exemption from the ravages of time...

One thing's for sure: this is going to make meeting up with people in public places much more difficult since I can no longer say, "Just look for the guy with the purple hair."

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Wow, what a transformation! But one thing... staining the walls purple?! *boggles*

Posted by: Bridget at Jul 25, 2006 10:01:59 PM

Dye would come out every time I'd shampoo, and the little droplets of purple soap would stick to the wall, dry, and stain. Also, sometimes a stray hair would float away, stick to a piece of wall or ceiling damp with condensation, and leave a stain the shape of the hair.

Posted by: The Tensor at Jul 25, 2006 10:28:43 PM

Five and a half years, eh? Was there some political significance to the hair dyeing?

Posted by: KCinDC at Jul 26, 2006 6:36:41 AM

No significance beyond "I like purple".

Posted by: The Tensor at Jul 26, 2006 2:23:04 PM

I used to be blue. Ah, those were the days... I cut them when I did an internship for the national defence.

Posted by: BenE at Jul 27, 2006 11:00:01 AM