When I interviewed Seth Godin for Life In Perpetual Beta, Seth gave me an action figure of himself that he had made for a charity event. I intended to keep it as a collectible, but my children had other plans for it. As far as heroes go, I guess it’s not a bad choice. Also, note that Seth demonstrates “The Dip” in this short, but keeps on pushing through it. Good job Seth.
A few months back, I had shown Maxine, the owner and namesake of Maxine Salon how to use twitter (follow her), and although I wouldn’t take her money, I did tell her I’d take a rain-check on some free haircare once the rough cut was done. I promised myself that once I got the rough cut for Life In Perpetual Beta done, I’d also cut my hair. A few months later I am back at Salon Maxine, one of the top 100 Salon’s in the country. It’s a momentous occasion for me, a haircut that marks a point in time where I can say I did something big, A haircut that I’m grateful to have before I film the narrative!
I was feeling a little under dressed in my bike helmet and Converse in that classy place, but my stylist, Severn, helped put me right at ease by showing me his shoes. Solidarity forever yall… Feeling a little classier now that I’ve got a new haircut, but I’m still me.
I donated my hair to Locks of Love, a charity that makes wigs for children with cancer. If you are going to donate your hair, keep in mind that the hair has to be at least 10 inches long. I made the mistake of cutting mine shorter than that, but the people I emailed at locks of love said they could sell the hair I sent them so not to feel too bad. (Severn, you were right!)
The last few weeks of summer before school starts, a montage happily compiled for grandparents and far away friends. I shot all of this footage with my Nokia N97 and edited with a template in iMovie.