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.