Brief, Sweet, Important

The hairdresser said she was always happy to see me.

She told me this today, before I had even had a proper blow-out.

She said with a sincere smile, “I’m always happy to see you.”

I am a church worker. Trust, I am not her best tipper.

Plus, I’ve only been a client for less than a year.

She said she was always. Happy.

Always happy to see.

To see me.

It made my day.

Because, you know me.

I’m Irish, I drip with sarcasm.

I love hard, feel hard, and dismiss it all with a laugh and a gag.

I find it difficult to tell people who mean a lot to me that I’m always happy to see them.

I find it difficult to use the words “happy” and “always” and “see” in a sentence.

There’s a liability there.

What if the person comes to let you down, and you’re no longer happy, you no longer want to see her?

What if there might come a time when you can’t see her?

Does that mean you won’t be happy anymore?

That’s the part that scares me.

I stepped out of that fear today, though.

I want to thank Meg You-Know-Who-You-Are of Hair-a-Go-Go who’s always happy to see me.

She put her happy and always and see in a sentence.

She gave it to me without expectation.

And she gave me a killer set of highlights.

Then she left to go pick up her son at daycare because he had a fever.

I left looking better.

Feeling better.

Inside and out.

But really.

Let’s be honest.

How could anyone NOT be happy to see ME?


Hair a go go

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The Wild Hog

The FamiLee has acquired a new set of wheels. We’ve always been a one-car family. May I speak to that from my soapbox for a mo? Because one of my favorite parts about my little family’s life has been having one car. It has forced Loverpants and me to be good communicators, particularly about plans and arrivals and departures; since I am not a details person, this is excellent. Also, having to pretty much travel everywhere as a fambam is a blessing. You know what they say…Those who listen to “Little People: Merry Christmas” CD in July and get carsick together stay together!

But now those of us with driver’s licenses need to be hitherty thither and the public bus does not come to the tumbleweeds. The!

So Loverpants searched high and low for just the right chariot. After viewing the fair lady, Loverpants sent me a text. “I just fell off a scooter.” Roughly 30 minutes passed and he sent me another text. “I bought a scooter.”

So now we own a motorscooter. It’s not a top shelf Vespa, but it gets the job done. It is so much fun! But it’s serious fun, you know? You have to be exceedingly alert whilst driving the moto. The wind is whipping your elbows and you are reaching 40 mph and your mind is suddenly cogitating, My lands! My elbows are moving at 40 mph and they feel wind and I like my elbows! I need them! I’m scared for my elbows!!

The first couple of rides on the hobby horse, I was just a mess and I fell off and scraped the bike. But now, I’m not the worst at moto-ing my way around the tumbleweeds. Yip yip yaw.

I seriously hope this is not the last post that I type due to the fact that my elbows come unhinged the next time I drive that wild hog.

Hog wild

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Chattanooga Roller Girls

Like meeting She-Ra Princess of Power in the detergent aisle, time stood still as I approached their table. They were here! The superhero princesses on wheels! The Chattanooga Roller Girls! Talking to a mere mortal like moi, at a regular old booth at the Chattanooga Open Air Market this past Sunday.

The bombshell on skates asked me if I would like to come to their bout this coming weekend. I stumbled, Um? No! I want to BE one of YOU when I grow up!!

I wanna be a Chattanooga Roller Girl YEEEEAHHH!

They took my e-mail address.

They? Of the phenombomb skatergurl names, of the groovy ensembles, of the fierce circuit of competition against the likes of the Dixie Derby Girls of Johnson City and the Vette City Vixens of Bowling Green. They have my e-mail address.

This was confirmed when they invited ME by e-mail to come to a meet and greet. I took a scan of their schedule and realized I would probs have to quit my job and my family and keeping the whole sabbath thing to join, so it’s not really a sacrifice I can make this side of Heaven.

But I’m still going to think of a name for myself in the meantime….

Chattanooga rollergirls

Cha rollergirls

Chattanooga Roller Girls
Home Bout
Saturday, May 12
@ the Chattanooga Convention Center
Doors open @6p
Starts @7.

Meet & Greet June 9,2012 @ 11:30 to 1:00 @ Roller Coaster Skate World Fort-O.  We will answer any question you may have and tell you all about us!


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