Tag: Junior Wonder

A Sign that I’m Getting Old

Sibling-the-Elder pointed out that I have gray and white hairs upon our last visit. Ahh, what are siblings for if not to point out one’s personal flaws? Personally, I don’t go looking for them, I know they’re there but will continue to ignore them for a few more years.

But I’ve noticed something of late that I think does date me. I don’t like how the current round of teen male heartthrobs are styling their hair.

Flash back to the late 90s when I was in high school. Though a few of them, the Tech Sergeant included, had longish cuts, it was of the three inches long, center-part look. That lasted until about the end of freshman year, when such “long” hair, was no longer cool. Then came what I could probably best describe as the “Jared“/”Dr. Ross” look. If you watched Pretender or ER, this should be a pretty obvious cut–short on the sides, a little bit longer on the top (no more than an inch and a half), combed forward or just slightly to the side with gel. This was pretty standard issue until after I graduated.

Back to the present and we have the HSM Zac /Jonas Brothers/NBB look. It’s longer, describing it involves the word bangs, and I imagine it requires a lot more styling time. I imagine these boy’s bathrooms to have blow dryers, straightening irons and possible even something like a curling iron. Seriously–have you looked at some of these magazine covers? J14 is a prime source of where to look. Now, granted, many of the young men I see in the library haven’t fully embraced this look (though I have seen one Rat Tail) but still. I want to march these teens to the nearest barber and demand that their hair no longer be brushing their shirt collars. It looks messy.

And that, no doubt, makes me old.

Three Day Tuesday….

Some days–because of their myriad sections–become more than one day. Today for example–was three days.

Day 1: Meeting with NY, quick call with M, a little light reading in the sunshine, lunch

Day 2: Work, including some desk time, catching up with my boss who was on vacation, and debating the death of an actor.

Day 3: Promptly started at 9:02 p.m. and will end when I fall asleep. Comprised of a super long conversation with the Tech Sergeant wherein we discuss everything from why he volunteered to rotate over to Iraq a couple of years ago to how we get along with various extended family members to the merits of Transformer videos and characters.

Three very distinct days really…so how is it that it’s still Tuesday?