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.