July 14, 2008


Hair, Shrimp & Crab Legs

Yesterday was a banner day! Got up and the day was perfect, sunny (good for the garden and solar panels!), warm but not too warm, a good breeze. Now on to the good stuff (grin!!!), I opened the package on my new clippers, I paid a little extra for this one because it had many many extra guards/guides for it, the cheaper packages had maybe 3 at the most, but this one has 10, yes, count ’em, 10, and they are color coded.

Anyhoo, I got them out, silently giggled to myself about having to find a pair of scissors to open the package, it’s amusing to have to find a cutting implement to open a package that contains a cutting implement… (guess you had to be there…), we went outside, Bob sat on an upturned milk crate, took off his shirt, had a bucket handy to catch all the hair (it will biodegrade but it takes a L O N G time), like a kid in a candy store, I picked through the colorful guards, chose the longest one (1″), and started cutting hair.

I used to be a hairdresser (11+ years in the biz), note the phrase “used to be”, I’ve been out of the biz at least as long as I was in, and when I quit, I QUIT doing hair. One of my “rules” I had when I did do hair was I would NOT do hair outside of the salon, I would work on my family for free (of course) but they HAD to come to the salon on my regular work days to get it done, that did 2 things, first it made sure I would have everything I need to do their hair (all of my implements, proper chair, shampoo bowl…) and would not get hair in my home, next it insured my days off stayed my days off, everyone else I worked with were always complaining about having to do hair on their day off, someone in their family would always call, “…could you come over and cut/perm/color my hair on your next day off?”, their choice was to do it and forget about having your day off or say no and run the risk of pissing off some family member, especially if they did this on a regular basis, where do you draw the line? So when I quit doing hair, it was easy to just say NO to doing hair “on the side”. (END SIDE STORY)

Point is, I still remember how to do hair, it just had to come back to me, and fortunately for Bob, it all came back to me. I gave him a hair cut, used scissors on the top, he likes it a bit longer on top, then took off the guard and trimmed off his beard (left the moustache). I can’t believe …

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