Odds and Ends

I am used to seeing  cars on the beach, but today I saw a bus, too. Good luck getting that bus out of there.

Cars on beach

Cars on beach

Bus on the beach!

Bus on the beach!

 

Got a Haircut

I was thinking one morning that it was time to get a haircut which I dreaded because I was unsure of what kind of cut I would get and how was I going to explain it. Just that day, Wendy emailed me that it is time for her cut and color, so problem of where to go is solved. The two of us walked downtown at 3:00 (after the afternoon closings of businesses for siestas). The shop was pretty crowded. Wendy seemed to explain to the woman that I wanted a cut. (Using sign language and some Spanish). I also presented a note from Leo in Spanish that said, “Please cut it in the same style but shorter”. I sat in the chair and got a cut. It was pretty straight forward and I liked it. (Thank You, God). then it was Wendy’s turn. She has been there before, so she had no problem. I sat for about an hour and waited for her, observing my surrounding. Actually, I got to sit, because a young girl immediately offered me her seat. (perk of being old). In one chair was a woman getting strands of hair pulled through a cap to have highlights put in her hair. Didn’t see the results because she was still there when we left. Then sitting beside me was a middle aged man getting a pedicure. He had one foot in the bucket and the woman doing the job, who was sitting in front of him, had his other foot in her lap on a towel and she was picking at his toes with clippers. She did not wear gloves.  This took so long. He had gotten a manicure just before this and had clear nail polish on his nails. Then he got a haircut and style, which he rearranged with his fingers passing through his hair as he peered into the mirror. Then a girl got her hair brushed and trimmed. Her hair was a beautiful light brown, very long, and cut in a crescent shape in the back. Next, another woman with long hair got the same cut and blow dry with the same brush they used on the previous girl. The beautician did pull out the hair from the previous girl, but did not wash that brush!! Ick!!  Too late, I was already done. Knock on wood, I have not seen any lice, yet! Wendy gets just a few strands in the front of her hair colored blonde. A few times ago, she had to show the girl how to color it using foil. Wendy was pleased with her hair. I went home and restyled my hair using a pick. It looked better the next day after I washed it and blew it dry the way I like it. Hair cut $4.00 + $1.00 tip. Wendy’s was $30.00.

6 Comments
    • I like the senior citizen respect, especially since I am one! I think I am going to buy a brush and comb that will be designated for haircut day and take my own, what do you think.

  1. All you ex-pat women should do each other’s hair. I learned how to do my mother’s hair–cut-color-even perm. Practice makes perfect /(*_*)\

    • Don’t think I’d be up to cutting someone’s hair. It’s the part between beginning and perfect that I am worried about!

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