April 15, 2003
Grey hair!

I found a grey hair in my beard this morning. Sigh.

Age is creeping up on me, it seems. I keep telling myself that I'm only 22, but there is only so long that measuring my age in hex is going to make myself feel better.

Another horrifying discovery. It had been my profoundly held belief that whenever a man would say "she's too young for me", he would always really mean "I'm too old for her". No physically mature woman is ever too young, right?

No, wrong. I'm now finding that perfectly attractive young women are just, well, too young. One of my flat mates, Zoe, is 23. Pretty little thing, she is, but the only urge that I have to fight is the urge to pat her on the head. Sad.

It's just a matter of waiting to die, now, I suppose.

Posted to Apropos of nothing by Simon Brunning at April 15, 2003 03:22 PM

Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional.

Posted by: Stevan Rose on April 15, 2003 03:43 PM

Growing old is compulsory? Tell that to Jimi Hendrix!

Posted by: Simon on April 15, 2003 03:45 PM

Not to mention Marc Bolan.

Anyway, since when did you have a beard? I thought I was the only bespectacled Python blogger based in the smoke who sported a beard. Another USP bites the dust.

Posted by: Andy Todd on April 15, 2003 04:13 PM

I'm 22 in base-10, but my girlfriend has already started finding grey hairs on my head (and taking great delight in extracting them and showing them to me) :(

Posted by: Simon Willison on April 15, 2003 04:24 PM

James Dean, anyone?

Didn't you spot the beard at the conference, Andy?

Posted by: Simon on April 15, 2003 04:25 PM

Ha ha :-)

I have no grey hairs in my beard, probably because I'm clean shaven (out of grey hair fear mostly these days).

Hell, I haven't been 22 even in base-16 for a few years now...

Posted by: Jim Hughes on April 15, 2003 04:39 PM

22 in base 10? Bah, you whippersnapper!

I'm glad *someone's* on my wavelength, Jim!

Posted by: Simon on April 15, 2003 04:42 PM

Beard? I just thought you needed a new razor ;-) That means I score about 4 out of 10 for observation.

As for age, well we can all be 22 in one base or another for the rest of our naturals if we like.

"This year I shall be mostly base 16".

As for grey hairs, no one notices them when you are a blonde.

Posted by: Andy Todd on April 15, 2003 05:28 PM

Fucking Hell! Why didn't God have a common age for everyones hair to turn grey? So fucking damn unfair.

Posted by: Grey Hair Has Screwed My Life! on January 3, 2004 03:37 PM

um hello.....im so drepressed i have beautiful skin im 23 and im already fuckin gong grey!!!!
this is a problem im going to have to stay blonde all my life now im never going brown it sux!!!!anyone know any good ways for getting rid of it besides hair dye and vitamins..im on a huge mission to conqour this extremidy:(

Posted by: jacqui on January 13, 2004 07:25 AM

Hi Steven,

Going grey at 23: POOR BABY. Don't worry, people will start telling you how 'distinguished' you look! Remember that Liz Taylor telemovie where she announces to Carol Burnett that she'd just discovered her first GREY PUBE!!!

How many of those do you have, Babe?

((((Hugs)))), Andrew

Posted by: andrew on February 18, 2004 04:17 AM

Distinguished? That only works when you're filthy rich. Otherwise it's just an old wives tale wives tell their husbands to make them think they look charming with their grey, when in reality it's just a ploy to halt all attemps at having him improve himself so is not to attract any other woman. Meanwhile she's pumpin iron looking buff going to the beauty parlor, getting improved bust, snagging that plum job and it's perfectly natrual, while the husband gets old fat grey and thinks he's sexy because belives what his wife fills his head with that "distinguished" nonsense. Don't belive the hype, "distinguished" is a politically correct term for "Old geezer with Money".

Posted by: Oliver Bumstead on June 6, 2005 05:10 PM

You are lucky to be at least 20 to get grey hairs , I am 15 and I have more grey hairs on my head than i can count , when i look in the mirror i see a huge amount of grey hairs , especially that my hair is a low buzzcut , all the grey hairs can be seen , I would estimate i have around 60 grey hairs

Posted by: Avery on July 6, 2005 05:44 AM

im 15. and i just pulled out my first grey hair *sigh* now i know how my rents feel. gues im going to be buying some more hairdye now! gah.

Posted by: Lora on August 26, 2005 06:20 PM

Hey im only 19 and i have to continuously dye my hair to cover up unsightly greys!! the rest of my hair is now knackered with all the dying. they really need to find a cure!! quick!!

Posted by: laura on January 19, 2006 11:28 AM

I'm only 17 and I am growing gray hair in my beard! Not just a few, almost half of my hair is gray now. I don't know why or how but it's happening.

Posted by: James on February 7, 2006 01:40 AM

I'm 15 and have found loads of gray hair-its SO depressing. I found my first when i was around 12 and i now need to dye my hair. It's the most embarrasing thing ever as my friends have started to notice. At least i know now that i'm not alone

Posted by: Laura on April 5, 2006 01:55 PM

Im old (33) and have some grey growing in but I actually want more. I think it is is dope as hell. To me its about having pride, I rock my greys, girls love pride and confidence in a man. Also doing so says when your younger feels good because your saying 'I could care less what younger people than me think'. Thats a rite of passage every man goes through at some point. I also love women with grey hair. Why hide it, its so beautiful seeing a silver mane on a relatively young woman. All guys that have confidence think this. I guess I am saying, is have some confidence kid.

I read that post from that oliver kid, god he is a timefighter waiting to die. Dont be like him. Old people like me look at kids like that and even tho its not PC to say we kinda hope they get beat up alot in life or face unnecessary hardship. As they age they are the ones you tend to subtly annoy or repress mostly for fun. In 20 years his wardrobe will be 3 different shades of khakis, 3 different shades of blue dress shirt, with his just-for-men sandy blonde beard gel dye.

Posted by: the sasquatch on October 7, 2006 02:01 AM

yeh well im 13 for gods sake and i have found 3 fucking grey hairs so all of you in your 20's stop fucking moaning! i'm 13 for christs sake and i have to dye it now >:-(

Posted by: lizzoid on March 4, 2007 11:29 AM

I'm only 26 and have patches of white hair which mostly shows at the back of head. I'm blonde and it kinda shows up. Quite proud of my sandy blonde locks but suppose I've got to get use to being white now. Really sucks. I've got a pasty boyish complexion and the white hair will just make it more pronounced. I don't know if it is a turn off to women. They seem so picky these days.

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Posted by: yikes on September 2, 2009 11:59 AM

I started screwing an older man with grey hair im 21 he is 34 and now I have grey hair i didn't have before i wonder if he's sucking my youth!!!! any ways i have a problem what is any one regime to cover this little wirey suckers!

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