Gaaa, is that what I think it is?
Yep, twenty years of hair, lopped off the back of my head to donate to Locks of Love so that a child suffering from Alopecia areata can have normal hair, just like their classmates and friends.
It’s strange, not having all that hair anymore. In the past people have developed a strange obsession with my ponytail, some going so far as to offer hundreds of dollars for it (and later apologizing for such crude behavior.)
At the end of the day it turned out that it was only hair and nothing magical or worthy of such attention. The fact that I grew it for twenty years — over half my life — is perhaps more strange than the fact that I cut it off. The fact that I’m blogging about it details the depth the obsession.
People are strange, huh?
If you want to see how I look now, much the same but with substantially shorter hair, you can find me at the following events in the next handful of months:
- BusinessOnline’s Online Marketing Summit ’07 in San Diego on February 22nd
- WebSideStory/Visual Sciences’s Digital Marketing University in San Diego on March 8th and 9th
- Silicon Valley WebGuild Web Analytyics Panel in Mountain View on March 14th
- Jim Sterne’s Emetric Summit in San Francisco on May 7th (note the agenda has been released and looks very good in my humble and short-haired opinion)
- WebSideStory/Visual Sciences annual customer event in San Diego the week of May 14th
Also, you won’t be able to see me, but don’t forget my free AMA/Aquent webcast “Analytics Demystified: Ten Simple Strategies for Using Web Analytics to Improve Your Online Marketing Efforts” on March 6th at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern. You can sign up for this free event at marketingpower.com.