It's my day off so I headed out to run some errands around noon. My first stop was going to be a cheap walk-in haircut place to get the sides and back of my bonce re-faded. I have one of those shortish, long-on-the-top, shaved-on-the-sides kind of 'dos that needs a touch-up now and then. But as I headed out of my neighborhood, I passed Razorbacks Barbershop and got the idea to stop in.
I've passed it a million times and wanted to go in for a while. I felt a bit intimidated for stupid gender-constricting reasons that needn't be a thing. I knew that they do what I wanted done all the time for traditional guys' styles, so I was sure they'd get it right. Before I could talk myself out of it, I'd turned around and within just a few minutes I was a client.
I've never had such a deliberate haircut that left me feeling so clean-cut. I was clippered, faded, oiled, and straight-razored by a gentleman who was friendly and professional. He asked how my day was going and then didn't press for chit-chat. It was so nice. The only thing took maybe 15 minutes. I'm really pleased with the result and happy to have supported a local small business.
This single quick decision was the first domino in a pretty good day. After my haircut I spent some time with my toes in the sand at a local lagoon to take some pics of the water and birds, went to a market I don't usually go to and had a pithy conversation with strangers about Paula Deen (we agreed she's problematic), stopped by the library after a 6 month absence, went to a restaurant I'd never been to, then came home and dyed my hair just for fun for the first time in 20 years. My fringe is purple now and my sideburn game is strong.
I hope you had a good day too.
While I'm not keen on adding to the negative cacophony about the recent Verizon outages, I'm a little flustered today. I've had Verizon's home internet service for two years and the two outages this week have been my first trouble with it.
While I'm not among those who's threatening to cancel my service, I would appreciate an immediate return of service because without internet I've been reduced to being entertained by the television like some kind of peasant.