Haircut and the Psychic Hairdresser

[about Daphne] She’s psychic. We’ve decided to find it charming. –Frasier

Today I finally made an appointment for a long overdue haircut. It was quite possibly one of the most disturbing haircutting experiences I’ve ever had, and had nothing to do with the actual cut. Luckily I loved the trim. The problem wasn’t the talent of the stylist. She was extremely good at her job. No the problem was her. She started out seeming normal enough, if a bit spacey. After she shampooed my hair and sat me down in her chair, I learned that this hairdresser believed she was psychic and that God told her things about her clients.

Then she got this really intense look on her face and for a second I was worried she was going to Sweeney Todd me. I kid you not bloggy friends; I was concerned at one point. While she was telling me some wacky story about being high and riding her bike through town, with only $1000 left to her name and how God told her to buy this salon, my eyes were on the scissors she was waving wildly in her hand. If she hadn’t already started cutting my hair, I might have just paid her and left.

Now I am not an overly religious person but I do believe in God. I’m really private when it comes to my religious beliefs and my motto is to each their own as long as they aren’t harming others. But people that say Jesus and God 30 times in a five minute conversation kind of freak me out. She also cussed like a sailor which made me laugh. I think she actually said Jesus and dropped an F bomb in the same sentence.

So there I was, stuck in the salon chair, with this complete nutjob stylist. I was scared for myself and wondering if I might need to find personal injury lawyers Tucson. Luckily she wasn’t completely bananas and didn’t shave my head or anything. She was very good at figuring out what type of hair style I should have. She grabbed a picture of Jennifer Aniston and said, “this is the cut we need to give you.” She did a great job and I’m sorry I don’t have a picture to show you. It’s very subtle and I doubt most people would notice I had it cut at all. But I do love how she trimmed up my ends and showed me how I should be parting my hair to make it work with the natural part.

Even though she was talented, I don’t know if the good cut was worth the hour I spent being incredibly uncomfortable and learning way too much information about this stylist. She told me where she lived, giving me the exact address and told me she wanted to build a tree house in her backyard. She told me her dogs’ names, her cats’ names, and she told me I should be a director of an animal rescue center or I should go to school to be better at my current job. She said she was getting the sense that I want kids right now, but that my husband isn’t ready. This one made me chuckle because I’m pretty sure Match is more ready then I am (Don’t worry, we’re still waiting at least a few more years)! I caught on fairly early that it was better to just go along with her “reading” rather than disagree because then she’d stop cutting and wave the scissors around while telling me stories. I found that just agreeing with her and smiling politely was the best way to go.

After she finished cutting my hair she said it was, H-O-T and sexy and sassy. She reminded me that she’s incredibly talented and said she’d see me in 4 months. I’m undecided on whether I”ll go back. I looked her up on Yelp when I got home and found that a lot of people have had similar experiences when dealing with her. She got 5 star ratings and most people said that her cuts were worth her eccentricities. So we’ll see. Maybe now that I know what I’m in for it won’t be quite as uncomfortable.

Have you ever had an awkward experience at a hair salon or from a self proclaimed psychic? How’d you handle it?

Carmel, Year 2

Frasier: I would like to nominate as the stupidest creature on earth: the one who awakens each day to drive through gridlocked traffic, to sit in a window less office breathing recirculated air, then returns home and collapses into a stupor, only to do the same damn thing all over again every day until he dies.
Norm: Looking forward to that vacation, hey Frase?
Frasier: You bet. We’re going to Maui. –Cheers

Here’s the long overdue recap of my second year going to Carmel with Match and his parents.

We had such a great time. We walked every day, and most importantly Match and I spent quality time together. We kicked back, we read, we explored, we vacationed.

Doesn’t this rock look like a heart?

We ended almost every night with chocolate, a little drink, and dominoes. We’re such 60 year olds!

One of the days we decided to explore Monterey a little bit. We hit up an outdoor mall to look for a dress for me for the reception dinner Future MIL is hosting for us to meet the out of town guests the night before the wedding.

Here’s the dress I found-isn’t it adorable? And with a gift card I’ve had forever and a huge sale the store was having, I bought my brand new dress for a whopping $13.45! Such a steal.

After my amazing shopping find we were famished. We stumbled across a sushi restaurant that advertised $5.99 lunches. We were skeptical but thought we’d give it a try.

Not only was the Teriyaki chicken lunch $5.99 but all of the sushi rolls were half price. It was some of the best sushi I’ve ever had, and that’s saying a lot. My mouth is watering just looking at the picture. I can’t wait to go back!

We also explored Cannery Row and did the little touristy thing.

Here I got proof of my talents on an old school kissing machine.

Match practicing for his sheriff job. You can’t see it but he’s totally making the same face as the statue.

I think my favorite night was our last night there. We built a bonfire and sipped Irish Coffees.

Match’s parents and their pup on one side, me, Match and Monkey on the other. It was so relaxing listening to the waves and watching the fire. It was the perfect end to a wonderful vacation. Just think-next year Match and I will be there as husband and wife. 🙂 I can already picture us going there with our kids someday. Nothing like a little beach weather as a natural baby eczema treatment. But not just yet. I think we have a few years left of it just being the four of us, or hopefully five when Match’s sister moves back to the states!

Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial

Daphne: I went to all sorts of funerals as a child. My uncle’s a mortician. Lovely man. He’s offered to do my makeup for the wedding.Frasier: I can just hear the whispers now. “Did you see the bride? Very lifelike.” –Frasier

I’m back! We had a great time in Carmel and I’ll be sure to post all about it in the next few days. Thanks so much to my lovely guest bloggers. Weren’t those great posts? You ladies rock!
I’ve been dying to share with you all how my hair and makeup trial went with Stylist Girl, Geeky’s roommate. I’m absolutely thrilled with the job she did. She used bare minerals makeup so even though I had a lot of makeup on, it didn’t feel heavy or gross. I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis so this was huge for me. Here’s a creepy close up of my eye. I promise I’ll show you my face when we get the wedding pictures, but for now, here’s a creepy eye. 😉

She did an amazing job with my hair. Aren’t the ringlets adorable? I’m pretty sure they’ll fall out fairly quickly, but Stylist promised that she’s use industrial strength spray the day of the wedding.

My only problem is since the sun hasn’t been out much this summer my hair hasn’t lightened like it should. I should have never dyed it brown last winter!! I had highlights put in about four or five months ago and those have grown out. Now I’ve got these crazy stripes, so I’m biting the bullet and touching up the roots. Oh the plight of the dirty dishwater blond. Sigh. But other than the color I’m so happy with the hair.

She put in these little flower hair extensions that I borrowed from Old Married Wife that she used in her wedding. They’re my something old AND my something borrowed.

hairpieces for men

I can’t wait to see how my hair and makeup will look with my dress! I had to bust out my Blue Advantage credit card because this hair and makeup thing was not cheap, even with my “Bodyguard” discount from Stylist. Still, I never spend money on beauty and I think for my wedding it’s okay. It’ll be worth it for the big day, especially when looking back at these pictures for the rest of my life!

Did you do a hair and makeup trial for your wedding, or do you plan on it? Did you have a friend do your hair and makeup instead?

20 Questions

Daphne: There’s nothing quite as exciting as a first date. All those questions you ask. “What’s your favourite food?” “What’s your favourite colour?” “If you were to come back as an animal, what sort of animal would you be?” If she were to ask you that one, what would you say?
Frasier: “Check, please” comes to mind.                                                 –Frasier

E over at Adventures of Starting Over (a fabulous must read blog) tagged me with a 20 questions post. She’s on my free directory along with all my other fabulous blogger buddies. Let me know if you want to be added to the blog roll.

Ok, so here are the 20 questions:

1. What is your favorite item of clothing?
If we’re going comfort and honesty here, then hands down, a pair of Match’s drawstring gym shorts. Those are the comfiest things, and I wear them every night. And if it’s winter, then Match’s fleece sweatpants.

2. What are your biggest obsessions?

I’m with E on this one :Books.  I devour books like most people devour sweets. I love snuggling up with a good book. My current series obsession is the Outlander series. Go read it!

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I’m a Guest Blogger!

Frasier: By the way, where’s Maris? I haven’t seen her all night.
Niles: She’s on your bed.
Frasier: My bed?
Niles: Yes, she’s asleep under the guests’ coats. She exhausts easily under the pressure to be interesting. –Frasier


My blogger friend J over at Kissing Frogs does a Guest Blog Tuesday, and today I got to participate. Go  check out my blog entry about my most embarrassing moment. It’s pretty cringe worthy! Also, be sure to check out the rest of J’s blogs. They’re entertaining and funny as hell (my favorite are the LOLcats). Maybe J will even pick one of you to be  a guest blogger in the future!