Monday, February 12, 2007

Lately I've been making a few minor changes in my life. Nothing is wrong, though. Instead, as I progress through each day, I am starting to realize, more and more, that I'm growing up.2 Some notable examples include:

  • Using coupons to save money on food3
  • Looking for and paying attention to deals (About a month ago I found a slamin' deal on an business suit overcoat. Instead of paying $200, I paid $72)
  • Slowly discontinuing funneling money towards American Eagle clothing.4
  • Looking for a new place to live and actively pursuing it
  • No longer playing video games
  • Applying for grad school
  • Being able to admit that I am/was wrong5

Yet, even as I grow, some things still haven't changed. I am still, of course, the same person. Still working hard at school. Still the same geeky indie kewl student. Still methodic. Still humorous. Still hopeful. Still looking ahead and checking behind while remaining content with the present. Still.

Much remains to be seen as the rest of this year unfurls. I'm waiting for the turnaround on those applications, in particular. However, I won't know until March or April. It's a wait, and a curious one at that. So much of my future remains in the balance of those applications, thoughts, ideas, recommendations. There is vested power and potential in those paragraphs, sentences, and words. It's all about the wordplay,6 and I'm the one waiting for the response.

In the meantime, though, there is one thing I want to change and it doesn't require waiting. Actually, you can help! This is random, but I've been looking into changing my hairstyle and I am having a hard time finding something that says "that's fucking hot!" As of late, my hairstyle has been a bit scruffy and simple. I want something different. I found the following two hairstyles and thought that I could run with either one:

Option Number 1: Similar to what I already have, but a bit more organized. It reminds me of Nathaniel Fisher's hairstyle. Six Feet Under. Hmm. I don't know if I want to become a part of the show I adore. It meets the "fucking hot" criterion, but in the subtle sort of way.

Option Number 2: A little more modern, a lot more work. Still, I think this one would look great for all those interviews I'm going to have. It would also look good while at debate tournaments. Additionally, it also meets the "fucking hot" criterion.

Tell me what you think about them or show/link a photo of a hairstyle that might work. I know it's funny, but I think a little change will do some good.

1: Blink 182 totally had it right.
2: Not that this is a groundbreaking earth-shattering revolutionary epiphany.
3: Not food stamps!
4: This is probably the most shocking item on this list to those that know me personally. Bree was right, though, their clothing is more high school than college, more youth than adult.
5: Not all the time, though!
6: The wonderful thing it does because, because...they say I'm all about the wordplay.


Anonymous said...

i have totally began to do all of that...thinking more on saving money than spending it even though today i went to walmart and i bought something for me in place of Single Awareness Day! Alrighty here's my opinion i like both hairstyles, both i would totally be hot i believe number 1 is the more mature look even though it's more like yours now...but number 2 is like for the jocks that still think that they are all that. so there's my opinion if that helps any.

Bree said...

haha, thanks for the fashion shout-out. Maybe What Not To Wear should be hosted by Clinton, Stacy, and ME! ;)

As for the hair, BIC IT BABY!! My crim law prof shaves his head and he's HAWT. lol

Thister said...

Carrie, thanks for the suggestion. I'm still waiting for more responses. ;)

Bree, uhm, I know you're being funny. At least, I hope you are. You and I both know that I wouldn't look good bald. XD

bardot said...

i like option #2, but option #1 seems less maintenance. and since you're still in college, it's best to think about things other than your hair!

as for AE, there's nothing wrong with getting youthful clothing, as long as it's in moderation and event-appropriate. still, i'd move onto something a bit more grown-up. you could also funnel your money in thrift clothing- more stuff for less price!

HOWEVER, growing up is over-rated. :-p

Thister said...

Hmm hmm hmm! I'm still not certain. I like both of them, but I can't decide entirely. I think that the first would work out and manage well, as you note. Yet, I also think the second one would look nice. I'm not sure. I'm still waiting for more opinions.

Though, for the record, most people I have talked to have said I should go with the first one. I'm thinking that that's probably where I'll end up. We'll see.

Thister said...

Looks like we're going with option number one! I'll post pictures in three weeks time to show you all. It's in the intermediate stage right now.

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