Thursday, September 10, 2009

at the risk of pissing off the stylist and living my life under a hat

A clarification:

This is for all those who think i am rich or too fucking stoooopid.
I have not had the 3000 buck haircut.

It is a different matter that I look like something the yeti brought home. And that my experiments with cutting my own fringe have resulted in shorter eyelashes. But like a lot of you out there I refuse to pay 3000 bucks.

So, at the moment I am sucking up big time to my stylist (notice from hair dresser and barber, I've gone on to saying stylist), in the hope of a free haircut.

And second, I am now catching unsuspecting women on the street and saying, “Nice haircut, where did you get it.”

Needless to say, if you are a guy do not attempt this.

And if you are a girl, you will realize no woman wants to part with a good hairdresser’s number.

So I’m stuck with being the thing the yeti brought home.


And on the music scene, because SwB made my day with his comment, we have Bad Moon Rising playing on my sorry excuse for a computer. I'm not even sure if the link will take you there, because my office people have given me the shittiest computer for the rest of my notice period. It doesn’t even support Chrome, or Firefox or anything apart from MS Word.

Don't go 'round tonight
it's bound and take your life,
there's a bad moon on the rise.
I hear hurricanes a-blowing,
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.

Ooh, brilliant. Dire predictions of doom, in that voice - totally gets me.

19 comments:

The Cloudcutter said...

Checked clarification (and how come I was the only one asked to check?) but in all fairness, how did you expect people to react when your post was peppered with line such as...

Ya, three thousand bucks to take a scissor and a comb and cut my hair to make it look like I have just-out-of-bed hair.

Really, what is she charging so much for?

And I’m so clearly paying through my bleeding nose to look cool.


Anyway, 3000 bucks or less, we are all clearly paying too much for haircuts. So listen to me and just cut your own hair. And don't forget - Fogerty in the foreground. Now, is that a voice or is that a voice!

As the Mind Meanders said...

I am really upset... you destroyed my 'getting rich' plans... :-(

(ATMM shuts the browzer with tears in his eyes... starts surfing other blogs looking for a rich foster mother)

LostLittleGirl said...

haha.Isn't Sapna Bhavnani supposed to be awesome with curly hair? That's what I've heard.

Although if you ever come to Delhi, I'll give you my stylist's number for sure, who charges 2000 bucks is only the hottest French man in India, so in a way it's money well spent!

And god knows we can't call these guys barbers anymore, my guy wears a Tag Heur watch!

Divya said...

Me and a few friends were playing taboo (if you've ever played the game- It's brilliant fun btw) and I had to guess the word agent. The clue given was *Blank* Green Glass. You're getting famous :P

agent green glass said...

@the cloudcutter: ouch. ATMM was also asked to check clarification since i scuttled his adoption plans.

and i write like that only.
three thousand bucks for just out of bed hair - because that's the only hair style i've had in two years.

really, why is she charging so much? a question, as in why, how can she, why can't I.

and i'm so clearly paying through my bleeding nose - yup, i was paying two grand before this, so well, even that is way over budget for a haircut. specially if you your surname is not Khan or Kapoor.

but...you are right. is that a voice or is that a voice!

@ATMM: why don't you try my hair stylist!

@lostlittlegirl: wellwellwell. you just scuttled all my chances.

and do we know each other from somewhere apart from blogger or do you just have a knack at wild guessing games : )

ooh. hot french man. i'm coming to delhi in november. maybe i can live as yeti girl till then. yup, more i think about it, more convinced i am that the hot french man it is.

Saltwater Blues said...

:)) Drinks at Janata Bar on me next time I'm in the area! Then we go to your place and have a CCR jam-up!

Choco said...

This reminded me of a movie called "Snip" (I think), that had released many years back..Don't know why I spent good money to watch it...But the hair stylist was charging people 1500 bucks in the flick..Ours was charging 500... We had a long discussion about the trimming he gave Pooja Bhatt in the film for 1500 bucks..how that was the current rate in cities like the then Bombay at the time..How Calcutta was cheaper...Ah! Nostalgia...Thank you for the post...

PS: Can direct you good places in Cal if you like :)

The Cloudcutter said...

You're too nice Agent. You should be banning idiots like me.

Now, in an earnest attempt to actually contribute something here... I have curly hair too. And it's taken me years to realise that it doesn't matter what cut you get, it's the after-shampoo product that's important.

Just use a good serum or leave-on conditioner and once the curls dry, don't comb/brush again till next wash. Which can be a bit untidy, so preferably wash everyday or alternate day.

And if you knew all this already, then let's talk about Fogerty again...

Seriously now, ban me!

The Cloudcutter said...

@Choco - I think that movie was "Everybody Says I'm Fine"

LostLittleGirl said...

Why do you ask that? Do you go to her already? ha ha..in that case I guess I'm very well gifted in crazy guessing games :)

Yaa you simply have to try him out, he's delicious hee hee. And uh, gives great haircuts too ;)

Pancho said...

You mad o' what?...

and to think that "barber college" is seen as a looked-down-upon education in the states...

not when you can move back to India and be seen as the coolest thing since pink shit...

agent green glass said...

@SwB: drinks are good. janta is even better. though of late with all their fancy lighting and new chairs upstairs i'm scared, next thing you know they'll turn in to janta bistro bar or something.

@choco: don't remind me. three years back i went to sunflower thinking aah cal prices and they fleeced me. was soooo upset.

@cloudcutter: ah. so you know about product. that thing i can't live without.

@lostlittlegirl: to be fair, she is awesome with her haircuts. really, that woman is amazing. and she's been giving me free haircuts for a while now : )

but now, she's way tooo busy and i just can't afford her. anyway she's no competition for the hot french man.

@pancho: am mad or wot!

agent green glass said...

@divya: oooh. almost missed your comment. i'm grinning so hard my cheeks hurt!
and nope, never played taboo. shit. why have i never played taboo?

As the Mind Meanders said...

Now you are a good girl. I hope she makes a good mother... :-)

BTW does she have a blog... I only desire virtual adoption but real inheritance...

The knife said...

do you ever wonder if the IT dept monitors our blogs ;)

Choco said...

@The Cloudcutter
Oh yes! Thank you :)

@AGG
Sunflower had done some serious damage to a friend's head of hair when we were in school. We swore of the place even before visiting it...Try AN John if you happen to come to Cal again. :)

ramsub said...

I empathize,

my hair is a source of much entertainment to my "friends".

I've finally settled on a boycutish cut (which costs 400 bucks, since we're comparing) and makes it look like I have an afro.

I keep trying to grow my hair (its been short for the past three years and I am very very bored!) only to land up at the salon every month or so, asking for the same haircut (because I can't handle the madness any more or because I happen to see pictures of me with long hair).

also Tabboo rocks!

agent green glass said...

@ATMM: yup. try www.bombaykiraani.blogspot.com. and don't blame me if you grow up all weird thanks to your new momma.

@the knife: don't know about you. but i hope they're reading mine. i'm due a refund dude.

@choco: aah. A.N.John. i love that place. so they're still good eh?

@ramsub: i'm with you. i felt like that till present stylist came along. now i loooove my curls. let's just say i have embraced them with lots of product for company.

this tabboo thing is really getting to me now. i have to find someone who has it.

ani_aset said...

"my experiments with cutting my own fringe have resulted in shorter eyelashes" the scissor said dont try this at home ...isnt it? ;)