July 27, 2004

At Least It Wasn't A Mullet

Now, I know this will come as a shock to some of you. But the plain truth is, I haven't always been this clean-cut, consultant type of guy. No, once, my friends, I was a long-haired, earring wearing wannabe grunge musician. Its true...my hair was, for a goodly number of years, longer than my wife's. And despite the fact that I was sometimes referred to as "hey, lady" or, when with my wife, "you girls" I kept it until the last possible moment. That moment being the end of college.

Sadly, age determines many things...like you can't go to work looking like a girl. Or, earrings after thirty kinda makes it look like you're trying to recapture lost youth buddy. Or even, hey man, you used to be in Skid Row, right? Something along those lines. But hey, that's just me. And as scary as it is, that's me over there (on the left) too :-)

Now, is it me or does lots of hair make my head look freakin' enormous?

Posted by Chris at July 27, 2004 01:02 PM

It's the tie that kills me. And the khakis. You rebel!

But seriously. Your hair had some lovely natural highlights and a very healthy sheen.

Posted by: Amalah at July 27, 2004 01:08 PM

See Chris? We were JUST TELLING YOU that you're pretty!

Posted by: Martha at July 27, 2004 01:25 PM

ohmigod, that picture is too freaking funny. tell me, did beth know you when you looked like this?

Posted by: laura at July 27, 2004 01:35 PM

What's frightening is that your hair is absolutely gorgeous! Why must good hair be wasted on guys! Props to you for letting it be long and beautiful for so long.

Posted by: Dawnie at July 27, 2004 01:36 PM

So, which Yellow Ledbetter DOES have the best McCready solo? Hmmmmmm?

Posted by: GranolaSpice at July 27, 2004 01:36 PM

You know what would make that picture look better? If there were a really cute girl in a black dress standing next to you. You know, maybe one who had just graduated from college, or something? You should try photoshopping it and see what you can do.

Posted by: Beth at July 27, 2004 01:46 PM

why do boys ALWAYS have the best hair and eyelashes? And the straight skinny thighs? I hate you, Chris. Not really. I am lying. About the hating you, that is! Sorry you couldn't keep your long hair. I have a friend who still has his long hair and he's into his thirties so all the ladies swoon. But he doesn't work in an office or anything. I am too hungry to be writing, so I'll stop!

Posted by: samantha at July 27, 2004 01:49 PM

Just found your site today, and you're already making me laugh!

Posted by: amanda at July 27, 2004 01:50 PM

Actually, it's pretty hot in that "early 90's grungy" kinda way. :)

Posted by: Stacey at July 27, 2004 01:51 PM

Why am I suddenly humming "mmm-bop!"?

Posted by: Lauren at July 27, 2004 02:04 PM

You nailed my comment with the Skid Row thing. I had the inverse mullet, the one with the back and sides shaved but grown long on top. I don't know what was worse that or the mullet itself.

Posted by: Mike at July 27, 2004 02:06 PM

You look like one of the boys from Hanson. I'm thinking the oldest one.. Your head doesn't look big really, though!

Posted by: Maureen at July 27, 2004 02:13 PM

Ahh! I didn't read what Lauren said.. hahah that's really funny.

Posted by: Maureen at July 27, 2004 02:14 PM

laughing at beth's comment. why'd you cut her out? lol. i'm liking the cleancut version of you, maybe because it's what i'm used to seeing when i come here everyday. i've never been a big fan of long hair on guys though. except for during my hanson phase. hehe.

Posted by: tiffanie at July 27, 2004 02:27 PM

I would kill for that hair!

Posted by: debby at July 27, 2004 03:08 PM

Oh. My. God. Chris! How DARE you!!

Beth, you're a very good woman for seeing the cute, clean-cut consultant under that 80's disaster.

(Tee hee)

Posted by: Kim at July 27, 2004 03:12 PM

the hair totally goes with all the dumb ass stories you have written about, pity you had to appear to have grown up.

Posted by: chlamygirl at July 27, 2004 03:15 PM

LOL. I wonder if you cut Beth out of the picture because she looked prettier than you??? :) Lovely hair. Thank goodness you didn't post of pic of you with a mullet or else I'd have to stop reading you. :D

Posted by: groovebunny at July 27, 2004 03:24 PM

Oh yes, by the way, I do have pictures of the mullet. But it want it on the record that I never dated the mullet.

Posted by: Beth at July 27, 2004 03:36 PM

Oh my God. You look like the stand-in for Extreme's Nunno Betancourt during the "More Than Words" video.

Posted by: Coleen at July 27, 2004 03:59 PM

I like ya better with short hair. How was Beth when you cut it? I probably would have cried.

MrZ still wears his earring. I kinda guilt him when he talks about taking it out. I'm not a very nice wife.

Posted by: Zoot at July 27, 2004 04:11 PM

Okay, I just reread the comments, and Beth's poke at needing a girl in a black dress next to you? Funny as hell. But not as funny as the "I never dated the mullet" comment later. I swear, the comments here? crack my shit up.

Posted by: Zoot at July 27, 2004 04:13 PM

Nothing wrong with long hair, just tell me you didn't take more time in front of the mirror than your wife. I dated a guy with long hair, and I could never get mirror time. He took better care of his hair than I did. Not that there is anything wrong with that....it just makes me look bad!

Posted by: Nicole at July 27, 2004 04:23 PM

Colleen beat me to the Nuno/More than Words comment. I don't think Anthony Kiedis wears ties either.

Posted by: Sue at July 27, 2004 04:25 PM

Now what I want to see is a video clip of you head banging whilst playing your guitar... I am sure one exists somewhere... Shiny locks flailing around. Yes, I knew and dated the type...

Posted by: Amber at July 27, 2004 07:14 PM

Oh how I've missed reading your blog while I was away!!!You always make me laugh, or at the very least, smile :)

Posted by: mandy at July 27, 2004 07:29 PM

What kind of earring? Something pretty? :)

Posted by: Amanda at July 27, 2004 09:12 PM

oh my god, you were HOT!

Posted by: Cammie at July 27, 2004 10:20 PM

I like you better with short hair. I must be getting old!

Posted by: Alicia at July 28, 2004 12:24 AM

*covering my kids eyes* uhhhhhhhhh... ummmmm... errrrrrrhummmmmm...

Posted by: Ro at July 28, 2004 01:24 AM

Woman's rule #123,675
Never date a man with prettier hair than yours.

Posted by: Lauren at July 28, 2004 07:19 AM

Hee hee. Isaac Hanson. Seriously, that is some pretty, pretty hair. Dammit.

Posted by: Fraulein N at July 28, 2004 08:49 AM

L'Oréal, because you're worth it

Posted by: Sweety at July 28, 2004 09:58 AM

Sue's right! It's Anthony Fucking Kiedis! Do you know Flea? Do you wear the stuffed animal pants sometimes? Do you run bare-chested under bridges? I must know these things.

Posted by: Coleen at July 28, 2004 01:06 PM

I'm WAAAAAAAYYYY late on this post. I feel so ashamed. But I am happy to report, as Amalah would say, that I "made the exam my bitch" this morning. I'm taking the night off, with no studying allowed. Until I start again tomorrow. Yay. Glad to hear that you finally got that proposal out of the way...and a speech in front of 150 people? You are my hero. :)

I agree with the people who commented earlier, about liking your short hair better. But that's just me. :)

Posted by: Zandria at July 30, 2004 07:17 PM

heh. See? You coulda kept the long hair and still gotten that IT job. You just pull it back in a pony tail... Only ages you ever so slightly.

Posted by: wlfldy at August 4, 2004 07:39 AM