Personal hygiene over word count

It was one of those days. My daughter entered cosmetology school years ago, and since that time, I’ve paid her to cut my hair. I was her first, and last, supporter in this endeavor.

She never did take out her license, and her interests changed. She’s been working at airports since school, and recently moved back to Sun Valley. This is a good move for her, and came with a considerable raise.

I haven’t gotten my hair cut for about two months. It was looking pretty awful, and my hair grows pretty fast. She made arrangements to pick up some of her stuff this weekend, so we figured to do a haircut then.

Once again, this didn’t work out, and we had a little chat. Her life has changed, but I still need to take care of myself at some point too. I don’t mind waiting a week, but can’t hold out any longer. With her living in Sun Valley, this is the end of an era.

One of her instructors is now cutting hair, and the lady is really good. I went there today.

This cut into my writing time, and my word count was limited. It’s somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 words today.

My pirates gathered news of the war, made an alliance, and set sail for an uncharted island. Not much, but what do you expect for 500 words?

I spent the afternoon watching television. I know this is a terrible waste of time, but there you have it. I started with Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, followed that up with Dante’s Peak, and am now watching Young Frankenstein. Okay, maybe it wasn’t a waste of time.

I’m getting used to my progressive lenses. I hated them yesterday, but we’re starting to get along better. My big issue is the narrow field of clear vision. I love the idea of being able to raise or lower my head to get perfect vision. I don’t like having to move my head from side to side to read a simple blog post. Like I said, it’s getting more familiar.

Tomorrow is the day I call my parents, so writing time might be limited again. You never know, sometimes it works well. There is a lot that has to happen on this island, including another monster encounter. There are actually two, but only one will be an encounter.

My flex day is Monday, but my wife is off too. It’s up in the air, but we may bag everything and try to get a mid-day date night out of the deal. That has some value beyond simple word count too.

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28 responses to “Personal hygiene over word count

  1. I think haircuts are overrated. I try to put them off as long as possible. Of course, I never see anyone so it is no biggie. Young Frankenstein is worth the whole day.

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  2. Haircuts always fall by the wayside when I’m working. I don’t know why. Now I’ve got ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ in my head. 😁

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  3. Every once in a while, you have to step away from the computer:) Your reasons seemed worthy.

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  4. Sometimes “wasting time” is exactly what we need. We were out and peopling all day, early to late, and when we got home, we all sorta sat in our seats and stared at nothing. Then laptops. Then the tv came on. Everyone needs that downtime, much as everyone needs to get a haircut!
    I hope your Sunday is terrific and you get some writing done 🙂

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  5. We have been learning how to take our feet from the gas pedal too, not permanently mind. Just long enough to smell the coffee!

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  6. As others have already said: sometimes you need that down time. Nothing wrong with that. Also, haircutss are important too.

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  7. robbiecheadle

    It is always crazy trying to stay on top of everything. Sometimes you just have to step back and enjoy something other than writing. I didn’t get much done this weekend either. We celebrated Christmas in July so that scuppered writing but was loads of fun.

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  8. Lol! The things we have to go through to stay groomed. 🙂 I’m sure your daughter would have done the best job. 500 words are better than no words at all, Craig. I admire the way you push through.

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  9. I’ve had trifocals for over a year, and I can never find the right place to look through the lenses. (I actually thought my daughter and I had switched glasses at one point, but she promptly informed that no, we hadn’t switched; I’m just blind.) Worse, I hate not having peripheral vision anymore. And stairs are treacherous because I have no depth perception. It’s driving me nuts. I hope you find the adjustment better and faster than I did.

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  10. I’ve had two pairs of progressive glasses but the bifocal part was never strong enough when I was working on the computer or reading. So now I just have regular bifocals (they make them larger without the progressive), and that’s what I wear all the time. I have an appointment in August and am going to ask them one more time to make a pair of progressives that work for me. They swear they can, but so far that isn’t happening.

    Dante’s Peak is one of my all-time favorite movies. I can watch that over and over and never tire of it!

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  11. Some days you just need some down time. I always liked Dante’s Peak.

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