fredag 21 januari 2011
A-log #10 - The Grand Finale
Well, I did it. I'm not sure how many times people told me "You should definitely get an afro" but I did it and it was actually really fun.
You would normally think that growing an afro wouldn't teach you anything, I mean it's just hairstyle right? Well...YOU ARE WRONG. It's a way of living - ok?! But seriously I did learn a few lessons during the 6 month-long process, here are some of them:
- Hands down it is a RIDICULOUSLY effective ice-breaker.
- No matter where, no matter when, no matter...how..? The Afro ALWAYS does it's work. Even though I'm not sure what that exactly means after 6 months.
- Apparently it made me look more "hug-able" which is then a good thing.
- If you are out of jokes and in a tight spot, just turn to the afro for guidance!
- From day one I've been hearing things like "You are probably hiding something in there..." or "Hey, do you think we can put this *shows random object* in your hair and make it completely disappear?!" or "ZOMG IT'S A BLACK HOLE" or "I...you know what...I can't trust you anymore since I'm not sure what you are hiding in that afro of yours." And believe me, that's just a FRACTION of the quotes.
- It grows at an exponential rate. You bet it does.
- I was forced to buy a swimming cap because once my hair...sorry afro...got wet it became flat = fell down on my eyes and made me blind. After that I was considered "A danger/threat to yourself and everyone else in the same swimming pool" Fair enough, really.
- I became really easy to locate when in a big crowd.
- My afro reminded Mom of Dad's youth since apparently he had the same style (or at least after 3 months or so, don't think Dad ever managed to beat my 6 month-growth. HAH)
- IT COULD BE TURNED INTO A BACKSLICK *GASPS* Note: the effect only lasts temporary, after a few hours the afro's attempt to reorganize itself will greatly outweigh any resistance that any hair product can produce.
And that my friends is the end of the A-log series (tomorrow I'm getting rid of the afro). Hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed making them!
A voice pops up in my head:
"Really...as much as I enjoyed making them? You really couldn't find a bigger cliché to end with? Great way to end it all Arad, great way..."
Photo: Arad Hosseini
Upplagd av mr.happyface kl. 00:33