Sunday, May 27, 2007


I've had a pony-tail since high-school, and a beard for a similar ammount of time (outside of the occaisional halloween costume). The last time I cut off my pony-tail it was the begining of a time of transition, anger, and stress for me. This time it should be the opposite - an end of a time of anger and stress, transitioning to a new position at work. I'm at the beginning of my 6-week sabbatical, and I've completely left my old job behind. Nothing but vacation, relaxation, and a job I'm really looking forward to ahead of me.

Anyway, it turns out that the pony-tail is long enough for "Locks of Love", so it will be going to a good cause. Here's a teaser shot for you all, and maybe later I'll post a headshot. :) For what it's worth Violet doesn't think it's as bad as she thought it would be.


**From Violet: It should be noted that we did not shave Slipshod's hair all the way down to the skin. I hope I didn't give the impression that's what was happening, because that was never the plan. Slipshod chose 1/2 inch as the length he wanted. It never occurred to me that since he has always worn his hair in a ponytail, we *know* the shape of his head, and his hairline, and that because of those things, with shaved hair he would look very much the same from the front. It's the side and back views that are different, and they're not bad. Pictures will be posted once he has a chance to finish up; he's still going to shave off most of his beard & go down to a goatee.**
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The Pizzitola Family said...

Ugh...I remember when Joe cut off all of his hair...scary, but so worth it. I can't imagine him with long hair now! Good luck Slipshot on all the future holds for you in your new position!!!

Stahl family said...

Dave shaved his head last summer and it was weird. He has since grown it out to a reasonable length (1/4 inch) and the curls are back! :)

I can't wait to see pics of the new Slipshod! How cool that the tail turns out to be long enough to donate! I did that once too. It was very rewarding!