Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I Went to West and Got a Haircut

Typical West Street Scene

Like the song says, I was born to have adventure, so I climbed in the truck and drove to West for a haircut. They have a barber there.



He was in his 70s and had a dyed blond "fauxhawk." Pretty sharp, and I told him, "I'd like a haircut please." He replied, "Like you're 16 again and all the girls like you! Gets to where they don't even notice you if they're under 35. Yessir. Medium." So out came the clippers and off went the hair, almost all of it.

Where's Your Hair Gone, Buddy?

He wasn't very happy about being in the Korean war and thought it was pretty much "bullshit." He was even less happy about having to clean planes that had been part of the hydrogen bomb tests.

"But you look alright," I said as I paid him his clipper fee.
"I am not, internally," he replied.

Next year, when my hair's long enough to cut again, I'll go back to that barber.



If you get the chance, go to any of the bakeries in West. They're outstanding.

God bless,

LSP

16 comments:

LL said...

High and tight haircut. I approve.

LSP said...

Can't go wandering around like some long haired layabout.

Brig said...

Awesome Padre, love a high'n tight.

LSP said...

Thanks Brighid.

Keep the hair out of the eyes and off the ears. And, as of today, mostly completely gone.

That's what I say.

jenny said...

damn. now I have to buy you combat boots, too.

LSP said...

Handy.

LL said...

I don't know how you'll get promoted without adopting a "Justin cut".

Then again, when the Bishop sees you wearing your new Austin non-slippers around, he will note that you ARE progressive and may make you a Senior Parson or Lord High Executioner or something exalted like that.

olarmy02 said...

Love your blog, but it makes me homesick. Why did I take a call here? There are no kolaches in Australia! Only meat pies and terrible gun laws...

Pax Christi,
Sean

LSP said...

I think, LL, that the Austinite non-slippers will help pave the way to POWER.

LSP said...

Thanks Sean -- but how did Australia get so weird about guns? You'd think they'd be kind of like Texas, but no, not at all.

Then again, it does have beaches.

LL said...

I think that the path to POWER calls for you to denounce people as SINNERS, while pointing out to those around you how pious you are. It worked for Justin and it's been proven over time.

The bloggers are a good place to start and some of us might even revel in the title of being "bad".

Just a suggestion in case the non-slippers and Justinian haircut don't do the trick.

LSP said...

Good advice!!

Adrienne said...

Very handsome, LSP.

LSP said...

Kind!

Michael Peterson said...

Nice haircut, Parson. You're younger than I thought you'd be. I took you for an old curmudgeon. I see you're a young one.

I feel for that barber. I've seen some 1950s era films of nuclear testing .... there's one where a bunch of poor dogfaces climb out of their trenches and walk towards a mushroom cloud. Join the army, they said.

LSP said...

Thanks, Padre!

As for the testing...