Monday, May 31, 2010

Fun With Catalogs

The best fun to be had with catalogs is figuring out which are dispensable and throwing them into the recycle. They are just beautiful and the end result of untold hard work of many people. But keeping them all is unthinkable. Then the catalogs with photographs of continuing inspiration can actually be used creatively. So that kind of sifting goes on for a time. Turning on the music helps the process go well. We have found many forgotten treasures sitting in boxes waiting to be appreciated. The tedbear from grandkid got me going this evening! His little sweater says, "Grandma is a Mom...without the rules." She picked it up at a yard sale with her own money several years ago and knowing how much a kid wanted to make her grammaw happy is better than gold. Then a little container of paperclips turned up - at last! I thought I had looked everywhere for it but it's always the last box from the move of over a year ago, where you find the really good stuff.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

What a Relief!

It is such a big deal to find a nice place to get a haircut, and even if you don't have a big job to go to everyday it does seem important to have hair shaped the way you want it. Funny how many hair cutting establishments there are, every direction you look, and how few people are in them who know how to listen and do what the customer wants.

I have sat down in many a hair chair when the beautician thought I was somebody else and was just dying to be scalped alive. "OH I AM SO SORRY! I thought you were somebody else! That's why I stuck my scissors under your hair at the base of your head and cut all the hair off that you were trying to grow out for the last six months!" "Don't worry, this short hair looks so sophisticated!" "This man's haircut makes your cheekbones more prominant!"

Except I'm not a man, is the only problem there.

So at my friend's recommendation (she's known as The Mermaid but that's a story for another bloggy), I ventured into Town, the north side of Atlanta and went to Salon 11 where a wonderful talented and tactful young man named Adam proceeded to work on my head as though I was an important person, and when he got done my hair looked shiny, shaped and swingy. His mysterious hair products smelled lovely. The shampoo included a neck massage in a very comfortable shampoo chair. The windows overlooked a beautiful view of the city. I had a $20 off coupon -- some days life IS good!

Before I left my next appointment was scheduled, for sure. How wonderful to find a great place for getting a haircut.