Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Benoit Contoversy

The tragic death of pro wrestler Chris Benoit has left me saddened. Even though I am more of a "classic" wrestling fan, growing up on Dick The Bruiser, Sailor Art Thomas, The Black Jacks, etc., and reached the zenith of my interest long ago in the Macho Man/Hulk Hogan era, I still follow it a little and consider myself a fan.

This whole thing is undoubtedly going to get very ugly. The people that run wrestling, like their counterparts in boxing, sound like VERY BAD people.

This case has had Fox's Greta all over it, of course. One of her frequent guests has been Bret "Hitman" Hart, one of my favorites from long ago.

Which brings us to the controversy in our household.

I commented to Lutheran Lucy how much I liked Hitman's hairstyle:

For the past 5 years I have had my hair shorn closely to my scalp, and have been thinking lately about growing it out again. She thought I was joking when I said I wanted to grow my hair out like Hitman's. I was serious. She didn't believe me.

I guess I'll just have to do it to show her how serious I am! Why on earth she would think I was joking is beyond me! But she does! Me! Of all people!

I'm going to wait until the end of July to start, though, so I can keep it short during the hot months. And since I'm growing out the scalp, why not the facial hair again, too? Perhaps I can post updates as the months go by.

How's that sound, Luce?!!! Are you ready?!


  1. My DH used to have hair reaching down to the middle of his back, and it was curly on top of that. He also had a full beard and mustache. It was humorous when we realized that our infant daughter was afraid of clean-shaven men with short hair.

    You can always donate your hair after you grow it out. Maybe that will warm Lucy up to the idea?

  2. Barb!

    You should encourage him to grow it back!

    I've heard of donating hair. Sounds like a good idea.

  3. No, no, no, this Lucy will never like that!!! :) Ugh!!!!