Monday 29 November 3:36 p.m.
So I’m bald now. It wasn’t planned and it’s not a fashion choice. It just kind of happened. By bald I mean shaved really short. Shorter than I have had it since I was 9 and it was cool to shave your head but keep a fringe and sweep it to the side. The infamous “Piss Fringe” or “Frullet”. Any way, it’s shaved. On the upside I know for certain that I don’t have a misshapen head. It’s actually quite a good, robust shape. I have a manly head.
I should explain why. I was MCing a “fundrazor” for the Child Cancer Foundation. There were all kinds of awesome people, young (10) and old (60+), whipping their locks off for the cause. One girl had the most beautiful long brown hair, way down past her elbows. She raised $3,150 for CCF. That, coupled with how much hair she ditched, made for quite the spectacle. Here’s a picture of her pony tail:
Anyway, I got roped into shaving too by the classic group chant and the fists of cash being thrust forward. What was I going to say? “No, my rubbish haircut is worth more than these families in need.” Nope. So I set the target of $100, got $146.30 and the rest is on the floor of the Kingslander. I am happy that I did it, peppered with sadness that I now look like Pitbull.
I have only been bald for 4 days but I have already learnt a valuable lesson; put sunscreen on your head. I went to a mates wedding on Waiheke island on Saturday and now my bad hair do sits atop a rosy red sunburnt scalp.
Really though, I’ve waah’d on for 292 words about how put out I am by it, but I really have nothing to complain about. On average 3 kiwi kids per week are diagnosed with some form of cancer. Those kids will undergo 75,000 collective treatments and procedures in one year. They are so brave, braver than I can even fathom. So it doesn’t matter if I lost a bit of hair, boo hoo, it’s coming back. In short, I don’t think I suit my new do but I’m happy I was able to contribute to something good. I’m just a whingey little b-word who needs a hat.
If you want to contribute to the Child Cancer Foundation who get no government funding for the service they offer, check out http://www.childcancer.org.nz/