To vary up the annoying ponytail look, I sometimes go for more of a sumo wrap. Essentially make a top and bottom ponytail, then ponytail them together, and tuck the end of that double into the third ponytail holder, finally take the knot sticking out and wrap it back underneath the area between the first two ponytails.
Not sure if that made sense but you can play with it, once you have it down its as functional as a buzz cut and doesn't leave you stuck with a ponytail all the time.
When my hairs not spiked I just comb it to the side of my head and thats that. Sometimes I get it braided and I'll wear it like that for a week. Sometimes I just wear a hat. What else can I do with it while its down? I mean really.