Friday, October 3, 2008

Dissertating is aging me

I can't help but notice this glaring new white (not gray, WHITE) hair on my head. I know it's new because it's only about an inch and a half long, and given that I grow about half an inch of hair a month, that means this one represents approximately the time I have spent working on the first chapter of my dissertation, which is due on Monday.

Oh dissertation, you have caused me to grow a white hair at the tender age of 26. How many more white hairs will I have by the time I finish?

On the brighter side, this may mean I am going to have white hairs (like my mom) and not gray hairs (like my dad). IMO white hair is a lot more attractive and cool looking than gray hairs. On the not so bright side, I think my mom started getting white hairs in her late thirties, so it seems I am considerably ahead of schedule.

8 comments:

  1. Oh dissertation, you have caused me to grow a white hair at the tender age of 26. How many more white hairs will I have by the time I finish?

    Answer: 27

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  2. Ouch. School does that.
    Try purple hair dye. Nice and young. :)

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  3. last year I thought I saw a gray hair ended up dying my hair blue actually.:) But I'm teaching now, and might possibly be going on job interviews soon (if all goes well), so the purple hair dye is going to have to wait.

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  4. Ooh, blue is cool! I want to do mine purple, but I'm still thinking. I think I'm going to do just the tips purple. (I have short hair, used to be a bit spiky until I grew it out some more by default.)

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  5. I've heard that hair doesn't turn grey, it turns white. The fact that white hair looks grey is an optical illusion.
    Mascara, applied directly to a grey or white hair, will cover it temporarilly.

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  6. Don't be sooo vain. LOL
    Now get back to writing.

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  7. Happy Yom Kippur

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  8. I found a white hair, recently. I haven't pulled it out ... yet.

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