Monday, March 21, 2011

Insanity and Bangs

I've discovered recently that a surefire way of making people think you're crazy is to have bangs.

I have bangs. They are the only part of my hair I ever do; I fix them so they levitate about half an inch from my forehead so they don't touch my skin and get in my eyes and drive me up the wall all day. Most of the time they rest perfectly in position, however, when I walk through doors, or cross campus on a windy day they often get blown the wrong direction -- across my face and in my eyes. This is a minor annoyance, but anybody knows that a minor annoyance becomes a lot bigger if it's constantly present, and so for this reason, I often angle my head in the direction of the breeze so that it blows my bangs back in the right direction. The unfortunate side-effect of this is that I am constantly walking with my head tilted to one side like a confused puppy, veering off my walking course, batting irritably at my face, and jerking my head violently sideways at random.

Judging by some of the looks I get, I can pretty confidently state that my bangs have convinced a good number of people that I am mentally ill. I can't decide if that's awesome or distressing yet.

4 comments:

Taylor said...

I. Love. This. Too too true. :)

And my roommate that I just read this to agrees. :)

untomeab

Beth said...

Lol. I find myself leaning sideways constantly--when walking, driving, etc etc. I'm not sure it's because of bangs though. Maybe a lopsided backpack has created such a habit...

Your WV is rettsfus.

Yes. :D

Meg said...

That's the thing about leaving my hair down. Especially now that it's getting long, it seems to always want to hug my face both on windy days and during the winter when it gets all static clingy.

I also hate when there is a small bug buzzing around you. Or you walk through a cobweb. And you bat at the bug or try to grab the cobweb, but no one else can see it and you look like you're grabbing at the fairies that are trying to take you away...

Or when I listen to classical music on my iPod and start half conducting it...

I do a lot of things to make people think I'm crazy...

WV: inglazed. It could be talking about something having been glazed, or it could be a doubly Americanized way of describing a word or concept that has been adopted from a foreign language or country. Like how we've started making nouns and adjectives into verbs (Netflixed, anyone?), so take the French Anglais or the Spanish ingl├ęs, add "-ed" and then spell it the American way: inglazed. I may have gone too in depth with that one...

Jessica Grosland said...

I do that too! Only it's not just about bangs, because my short hair gets all caught up in the wind and turns into a face-eating monster that says "Nom nom nom!" and beats at me wildly until I get inside. So I have been known to walk sideways or backwards to avoid this sort of thing. It's just SOOO irritating!