|A larger version from my Instagram.|
I mentioned in a previous post that I buzz my head because I'm too lazy to fix my hair. My hair is naturally curly and unmanageable and blah blah blah I never did figure out how to do anything with it. I had an afro in junior high. I don't want to talk about it. Then I straightened my hair for years and years, which was just way more effort than I was willing to keep up. But the thing about having a buzzed head is, my head gets really fucking cold.
Like, even in the summer I can get the shivers from having a bare head. My body is so tiny it has no heat to spare. I'm basically a chihuahua. Someone even called me a rat-dog in a comment once, so I think the comparison is appropriate. So I put on a cap or a beanie to prevent my body heat from escaping. (At night I like to wear a hoodie to reduce a chilly head.)
That's the main reason, but there are others. Like aesthetics. I have a really tiny, pea-sized head. It doesn't look great buzzed but, once again, I'm just too lazy with my physical appearance for that to stop me. A cap helps my head appear closer to normal-sized. And I generally stick with the Pokemon cap because it's made for children, so it fits my small head. (I like it so much I have multiples for backup purposes at this point.) I also just sort of got used to it being part of my persona and enjoy it being a recognizable constant. Lots of people have signature items they wear, so I never understood why so many people asked about it or made it seem like a big deal.
I've tried other caps, but most of them are so large on me they practically cover my eyes, or else sit so low they mess with my glasses. I did, however, recently find a few smaller caps on ebay that fit how I like (see photo) so maybe I'll branch out. Maybe I won't. I'm getting older and am on the verge of being set in my ways.
As an added bonus, I'll probably start going bald in my early or mid-thirties (according to genetics), so maybe if I'm still wearing hats people will never know, even though I honestly don't care if they do. I'm hoping by then I'll have put on a little weight and won't have chilly head problems so I can flaunt my fabulous baldness like Captain Picard.
Things I forgot to blog about:
I recently went to Baker Beach, the Legion of Honor museum, and have gone on more Japantown shopping sprees during which I've purchased more things I don't need, including a kitchen timer shaped like a strawberry. (I don't cook. Also I'm pretty sure cell phones have timers, so that makes it double useless.) And I took photos of it all, which you can find on my Flickr. (There's at least one photo of a marble butt and at least two marble penises in the museum album. It was a good day.)
|I was going to make a strawberry pun but thought|
that would be berry annoying. (Sorry.)