This is Beth. And it’s October.

1. The do—Mohawk.

Inspired by fine female celebrities:

mohawk 1 demi moore the 2008 American Music Awards mohawk 3 kesha Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - Arrivals 2010 Lollapalooza - Day 3 mohawk 6 janet-jackson

And these guys:

mohawk 7 jim carrey mohawk 8 david beckham Exif_JPEG_PICTURE mohawk 10 mr. T mohawk 11 de niro mohawk 12 broderick mohawk 13 dog

My mohawk. . . well, you gotta see it. Monica’s an artist – she dyed and cut and coached me on how to do the do.

2. Music (what was playing at the salon during the doing of the do)—Couldn’t make out the music most of the evening, but by the end of the night heard the Ramones, including a nice version of “What a Wonderful World” by Joey Ramone. I learned from Wikipedia that it was released in 2002, after he died. Thanks Joel.

3. Drink (what I sipped at the salon during the doing of the do)—This month, whiskey. Just whiskey.

Oct drink

4. The Theory—From “Back in the seventies, the British punk-rock crew adopted the audacious spiky haired look to signify their rebellious, anti-establishment attitude. But now, everyone and their mother — literally, like Gwen Stefani and her son, Kingston — will sport a mohawk to say, “I’m so tough, you guys.” Athletes do it to look more fierce on the playing field (David Beckham, Andy Roddick), ex-members of boy bands do it in a sad attempt to appear less Teen Beat (Lance Bass, Joey Fatone) and Ke$ha does it because Ke$ha does as she pleases. In all cases, the mohawk (or more commonly, the faux-hawk) is deployed when a celebrity or a character in a movie wants to make a statement.”

More, from Wikipedia: “While the mohawk hairstyle takes its name from the people of the Mohawk nation, an indigenous people of North America who originally inhabited the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York, hairstyles bearing these names more closely resemble those worn by the Pawnee, rather than the Mohawk, Mohican, Mohican/Mahican, Mohegan, or other phonetically similar tribes. The association comes from Hollywood and more specifically from the popular 1939 movie, Drums Along the Mohawk starring Henry Fonda. The Mohawk and the rest of the Iroquois confederacy (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Tuscarora and Oneida) in fact wore a square of hair on the back of the crown of the head. The Mohawk did not shave their heads when creating this square of hair, but rather pulled the hair out, small tufts at a time.”

5. Reactions—I’m so tough? Probably I’ll experience reactions more in the realm of this random blogger writing on mohawk theory: “When you are middle age. . . we will call it 40 – 60. . . a Mohawk makes you look like you are trying too hard. You usually bring a smile to someone’s face, as they contemplate how silly you look.”

Oct 1

P.S. Title song – The Mohawk Song, Future Stars featuring Olly Girls.