April 2021


Absentminded Adam: Haircut Edition

Be Hair Now, ReflectedWow… I’ve been lackluster with the blog.

Clearly I am now only writing this for myself… and to record memories as they pop up.

I got my haircut today – haircuts are one of my absolute favorite things. There’s nothing quite so awesome as sitting in a chair, relaxing, getting a scalp massage, getting the hair cut, and getting the hair washed. Be Hair Now

About half the time that I’m in the chair, I get so relaxed that I basically fall asleep.

Regardless, I always enjoy my haircuts and the ensuing conversations – this is true with everybody who cuts my hair, but especially those who I have a long-term relationship with – like my stylist in Berlin and my stylist in Bloomington. Both have admired each other’s work from afar, which is probably as close as the two will ever get to actually meeting in person.

But while I was sitting in the chair today, I remembered one of my favorite experiences in Bloomington.

Nothing specific about the conversation, mind you, but I had a terrific haircut and a terrific conversation – and once the haircut was finished, I stood up, walked to the front counter, made another appointment, and kept chatting.

It was a grand conversation – but like all good things, it had to come to an end at some point – so it did, and I left.

A few hours later, I was at home, thinking – and replaying my day, when it occurred to me that I didn’t remember doing something.

So I picked up the phone and called to ask a question:

“Did I pay for my haircut this morning?”

I hadn’t.

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