Thursday, July 9, 2009

Picture This!

Ok, so I figured that it was time, again, to dig through the photo archives (phives, for short) to find something to amuse you all and to prove that I did do something bizarre.

I had come in from mowing the lawn yesterday and my wife commented that my hair was all poofy (yes, I know that means something different in the UK...) from the humidity. This I take to mean that I need a haircut. I used to keep my hair longish when I was youngish. Now I keep it shorter as I get older...hmm, did I just make a rhyme? Anyway about 5 years ago, while still working at the steel plant in Ontario, I was approached to participate in a fundraiser for the local food bank. It was mid-October and I was needing a haircut (a semi-yearly event, as I hate forking over $8 for a cut). So I defered my haircut for the freebie at the charily event.


One of the welders and I agreed to shave off all of our hair in mid-December for the charity. On a side challenge, I agreed to shave off my beard and mustache as well if they reached a certain dollar value of fundraising from the employees. So below, I present to you the before and after photos of me taken by one of my co-workers at the office.


The video is pretty funny as well. I'll have to look into getting it converted from VHS tape onto a disk so I can post it. The tape is cool because when the lady makes the first cut right up the middle, front to back, you can hear the audience gasp (it was shot it the welding area of the shop with an audience of over 100 people. The first cut left me looking a bit like Bozo the Clown...what some folks do for entertainment. You will notice that the final product shows a head devoid of tattoos as I'm not that crazy. Which is more than I can say for the other guy who had a yin/yang symbol tattoo on the back of his. Oh, yeah, we made about $2800 for the food bank.

8 comments:

Rebecca Nazar said...

Oh fantastic! I'm thinking you shouldn't hide under so much hair, dude. Shaving all that sheds about twenty years.

My husband is sporting a goatee right now, oh joy.

Anton Gully said...

RN - 20 years, exactly what I was going to say.

Aaron Polson said...

Holy smokes! No way that's the same you.

Catherine J Gardner said...

OMG! What they said.

katey said...

Man I would totally fork over cash for that! (Well for a food bank, I would anyhow, but still. That rocks.) Bet you were a little colder on the way home :D

Alan W. Davidson said...

Rebecca - You're exactly right. I shave the beard of occasionally, but my wife complains (she's a few years older than me and doesn't want folks thinking she "robbed the cradle".)
*sigh* The life of a boy-toy...

Anton - Same as above, except the hairless thing makes me look a bit like your profile photo.

Aaron - Oui, c'est moi. I like to think of the bald dude as my evil twin.

Cate - OMG is what I said when I looked in the mirror...and my mum's dog barked hysterically at me.

Katey - Cold is correct. December is a crap time of year to do that sort of thing. Work generously gave us each a ball cap to keep our heads warm on the way home (I'm sorry, did that sound sarcastic?)

Hope you all enjoyed the pics...I expect to see all of your bald photos posted soon.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Dude! You looked like that guy from LOST.

Anton Gully said...

Anton - Same as above, except the hairless thing makes me look a bit like your profile photo.

Dude, it's called Uncle Fester chic...