I made the appointment on Saturday, knowing I would want to coincide any type of blow-out with the Beaux Arts Ball. I told Duane, my fabulous hair guru, about my plan and there was a pause on the other line. I have only let him cut 1/2 inch at a time, so this was big news to him. I also made a deal with my little friend Nicole at work to cut her extremely long hair. Her appointment is next week.
When I showed up at the d.r. bonlie salon at 4:30, Duane was waiting for me with the funniest look on his face, he didn’t think I would go through with it. I got my measuring tape out and we went to work. He broke my hair into four parts and put little elastics in but his version of 8 inches had the little rubber bands barely below my ears! I started to panic but kind of couldn’t turn back. We were cracking each other up…
After a little color, shampoo and head massage, he was ready to get to work styling my new ‘do. Duane is an artist and he cut my hair for almost 20 minutes straight, layer after layer, convincing me that I would love it. Too late to turn back, I just sat there and watched him create crazy layers so my hair wouldn’t look boxy. Then we decided to add bangs, which I do every few years and promptly grow out. The end result…very cute. He made the layers flip out on the sides and although it was short, it did look good, but so much shorter than I ever imagined. I took this in the car before I drove home…
My beautiful ponytail is going to an organization called Children With Hair Loss. After doing a little research, I found out that Locks of Love needs 10 inches and could not guarantee my straightened hair would be used for a wig. They also charge for their wigs, which I thought was horrible. I found another this other organization which was started by a hair stylist in Michigan. They collect donated ponytails and sort them by color and send them off to the wig maker. When they are finished, they are donated at no cost to children battling Cancer, Alopecia and other ailments which cause hair to fall out. Although they prefer virgin hair, they take all sorts and only need 8 inches. Believe me, I am no martyr, but it feels good doing something selfless that will make someone else very happy. Yikes…I am so scared to blow dry it myself tomorrow!!!
Tonight is Cynthia’s fundraiser Karaoke for a Cause at the Rik Rak Salon. I am hoping to stay out the way of the karaoke line..it is my biggest fear!!!!
2 Broke Girls is the funniest new show. I love both the actresses and think the writing is hilarious. Mondays 9:30 on CBS
Prime Suspect is one of my new favorites. It takes a little while to get into this show, but it is funny and interesting if you stick with it. They have this show on a wait-and-see list and I am hoping it survives! They are re-playing it during the week at 10pm to get more people to watch (and fill in the cancelled show’s spots) Thursdays 10pm on NBC
Hart of Dixie with Rachel Bilson is adorable. It is hard not to keep thinking she is Summer Roberts from the OC since she talks just like her, but I LOVE this show. Jaime King is hilarious and it is a great mix of comedy and a little drama with great backdrops of Alabama. Mondays at 9pm on the CW
and…Revenge. Well, I do love this show but have to admit after watching several episodes, the acting is horrible. I never let that stop me from enjoying a good show, but still… They keep teasing that something HUGE happening on episode 7, so stay tuned. Also a quick disclaimer, they shoot this show entirely in Wilmington, NC (just like Dawson’s Creek), and the actress who plays Emily has never set foot in the Hamptons. So funny. Wednesdays, 10pm on ABC
and New Girl..my favorite. I waited to watch and then watched three in a row and laughed so hard. Zooey Deschanel is so funny and irresistible..you can’t help but love her. This show is doing so well, they were confident enough to pull it off the air for 2 weeks for baseball. The fans went crazy, so I am pretty confident this one will be around for a while. If you haven’t watched yet, set your DVR and check it out. Tuesdays 9pm on Fox
Homeland with Claire Danes is fabulous. The story is so good and you get sucked in. She is amazing on television and Mandy Patinkin is great as her mentor. I love shows set in DC, so this is a treat and makes me feel like I am watching a sister show of 24! Sundays on Showtime
On my “thanks but no thanks list”…
Up All Night
On my newish tv show list of favorites
The Good Wife
Rizzoli and Isles
In Plain Sight
and on my still good after all these years list….
Law & Order SVU but missing Det. Stabler
These are the results as of 2:30 on 10/21/11. I have to say, the last few times I have flown, I have tried to get the row behind the exit row since their seats do not recline, but those seats are hard to get. I can’t seem to win. I need to fly First Class obviously.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I have a table at the Westminister Carnival on Saturday and thankfully, the weather should be beautiful. I have been busy making jewels, organizing all my bead boxes and running my newly fixed dishwasher! xo
Last night, I was able to secure an amazing friend’s house for my next trunk show. I am so excited for all the shows to start. I am ready!
A real electrician came to my apartment this morning and not only fixed my broken overhead light but my dishwasher, which has not been turned on since I have became the owner in January. I hate doing the dishes and have been buying paper plates for months. So..now it works and I could not be happier!!!!