I THINK I NEED A HAIRCUT.
I donâ€™t normally give much more than two momentsâ€™ thought about my hair or how it looks, but when it becomes an obstacle to my comfort and sight, I start getting a bit irritated.
Every few months or so, when my hair gets to that point, I get it trimmed and forget about it for a few more months. But this time, I think itâ€™s going to have to be different.
This time, I need to go in for an overhaul.
The defining moment came last weekend, when I was hanging out with a friend and he mentioned that my hair looked â€œlike Javier Bardemâ€™s in â€˜No Country for Old Men.â€™”
â€œReally?â€ I asked. Really really.
If you remember when the movie came out last fall or when it won several Academy Awards last spring, you might remember this: nobody had anything good to say about that haircut.
Hereâ€™s what people did say.
Chris Illey of The Guardian wrote that Bardemâ€™s â€˜do was â€œso repulsive, so overwhelming, it seemed to me that it was the haircut that won the Oscar for best supporting actor.â€
Stephanie Zacharek of Salon called it â€œone of the most absurd haircuts ever committed to film.â€
Bardem himself, in his acceptance speech for the best supporting actor Oscar, accused the Coen brothers â€” the creative minds behind the film â€” of â€œ[putting] one of the most horrible haircuts in history over my head.â€
So itâ€™s gotta go, but I just donâ€™t know what to with my hair. Iâ€™ve been wearing it this way for years. Before I knew how bad it was. Before it was ever even bad.
But now that I know it is, itâ€™s definitely an obstacle to my comfort.
I need to ditch this hair, and fast.