Re: Advantages To Aging

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My grey refuses to move past my temples. Which is fine, since I look silly in a chopstick chignon.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 8:44 AM
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Looking silly never stopped me.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 8:46 AM
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My grey (all of my hair) is a variety of textures! Some I refer to as "50lb test" -- bone straight, yet sproingy. Thankfully those are outliers. My hair has always been curly, so it didn't have to change much, I guess.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 8:51 AM
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Just this morning I was thinking about how I used to put up my hair with plastic high-school cafeteria forks.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 8:52 AM
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I started out with cobwebs. Lots of hair, but straight, fine and slippery as anything -- I couldn't even get a high ponytail to stay in, it'd just slip down to the nape of my neck. It got coarser when I had kids, but still not enough to stay up securely without lots of pins and product or without doing a braid, and then this last year the texture changed again.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 8:55 AM
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My grey hairs are distributed evenly. No temple localization. In fact they all seem to be among the longest of my hairs. But the sample size is only 10 to 20.

I like the idea of having a full head of grey hair. Like Bill Maher. Or the man who I just realized is a bizarre doppelganger of Bill Maher, Michio Kaku.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:01 AM
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I really wanted a Susan Sontag streak and thought my odds were good since my Grandmother had one, but I think mine are pretty evenly distributed and that works too.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:02 AM
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Let me be clear that I do not emulate Bill Maher as a role model in any other facet of existence.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:02 AM
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I'm streaky, but not a nice clear Sontag streak, just sort of stripy all over.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:04 AM
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On the other hand, some of my eyebrow hairs have decided to transform into hawsers suitable for tying up oil tankers. Very annoying.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:13 AM
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Yeah well I get to use one of those little trimmers for ear and nose hair. My mother just sent me a picture of me when I was 20 and had no thought of any of this. Eheu fugaces twinkuntur anni... (For the record I like my grey and my 40ish face. But the ear hair feels like an insult from life.)


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:18 AM
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9. That was expensively fashionable a few deades ago, but I can't exactly remember when. Early 80s?

I too have the eyebrows, ears and nose problem, but I find my barber (it would be extravagant to call him a hairdresser) will hack them back for no extra charge.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:29 AM
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I have always admired that.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:39 AM
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The eyebrows, ears, and nose problem?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:40 AM
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14, see 10, 11.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:44 AM
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It would be nice if all my gray hairs would organize themselves into some kind of interesting pattern instead of just being spread around randomly.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:48 AM
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No, I've always resembled the eyebrows, ears and nose problem. I've always admired the hair-held-together-with-pencils look. And the gray streak look. I am in favor of your aging.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:51 AM
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I strongly prefer it to the alternative.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:51 AM
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I strongly prefer it to the alternative.

What, eternal youth?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:52 AM
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It's a shame that one can't star comments. Ogged was not far-seeing on every issue.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:54 AM
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If that were on offer, I'd certainly consider it. Although middle age seems to involve fewer painfully skinned knees than youth, looking at the examples of youth I have running around the house.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:54 AM
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My example of youth is always jumping up and down, probably screaming right now.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:59 AM
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I have zero gray hairs, so far as I can tell. I tend to assume that with my dirty dark blonde hair color, at some point I'm going to slide into that kind of no-color drab that doesn't quite read as gray.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 10:32 AM
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Ash blonde, isn't that what you call dark blond that lightens as it greys?

Buck's beard is going totally white, but you'd never think it unless you'd known him for years. It just keeps on getting lighter and lighter as more white blends into the background blond.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 10:43 AM
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I think that's what my beard is doing. I have sort of a blond streak in it, which is neat.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 10:44 AM
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Although it also has actual stiff, notable gray hairs.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 10:45 AM
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Yep. Again, he's been trimming it shorter and shorter - it used to stay fairly orderly of its own accord, but with all the white it can't be trusted longer than a half-inch or so.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 10:48 AM
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Various panics about the academic job market keep telling me I'll need to dye my gray, if I ever get to interviews. I cannot think what would be the right color -- my hair has never naturally the same shade from one end to the other. I suppose this is why Maturity is supposed to require a short unsexy helmet haircut. Ew.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 11:05 AM
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^been


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 11:05 AM
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Various panics about the academic job market keep telling me I'll need to dye my gray, if I ever get to interviews.

God, academia is fucked up and bullshit sometimes.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 11:06 AM
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You'd think `I'm old enough that my current opinions won't be a fossilized embarassment by the time I leave!' would be systematically appealing.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 11:08 AM
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I would complain about my grey hair, if I still had any hair to complain about.

(Actually, that's not true. I started going grey in high school, so I've had a long time to accomodate myself to it.)


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 11:26 AM
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I started about ten years ago, but the first nine of those were just enough that I noticed them, but not enough to really show. This year it's taken off.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 11:31 AM
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No gray yet here -- I suspect I'm going to have hair that looks like it's gradually fading. shiv has more and more gray hairs all the time, which he blames on me, as obviously, he didn't have them before we were married.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 12:39 PM
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You know how your hair gets coarser as it greys?

Nope, for me it stays the same texture, there's just less and less of it (except on my earlobes).


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:20 PM
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I suppose I should speak up for those terrible vain women who dye their hair. I have been going white since my early thirties and getting it coloured since then. If I didn't it would probably now in my early 40s be almost completely yellowish white on top with a few sandy patches at the back and sides and two solitary small outposts of red just in front of my ears. Do not want.


Posted by: emir | Link to this comment | 03-28-13 3:04 AM
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