One more day of vacation, then back to work. Lordy, lordy, this was needed.
Thanksgiving was wonderful. The company was nice and the food was superb. The 'buzz' mentioned refers to the haircut I got at SportClips
on Wednesday that opened up near the new Target in Wexford, touting to be a sports themed salon for guys. Well, there were TVs in bunches of places and ESPN was on every one. To promote itself I got the MVP treatment for $9.99 (normally $22) and got a trim, hair washing, hot towel on the face with a face rub, and light back massage with one of those buzzy-beater-gadget thingys. Really, it was nice for the whole package. And my hair is shorter than it's ever been since, oh, I'd say 1974. Seriously. The stylist kept using the clippers on the back of my neck and moving up. The icon you see has much longer hair than what I have now. It still is kinda weird, but I'm adjusting fine.
Then there's the 'bling'. Friday we braved downtown Pittsburgh, but they had free parking! That right there almost made the whole thing worth it. We went to Macy's, had lunch, met up with fiannaharpar
's dad, and effectively had cheesecake for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory in the SouthSide Works. We met up with fiannaharpar
's sister and 10-month old son there. We really weren't hungry for dinner yet so we just had, well, cheesecake, and damned if that didn't sit for the whole evening. Now, it was good
cheesecake, just not expected to be dinner, that's all. After leaving to head out, we decided to head to Target before going back to the house for a couple things. I'd realized that I still wanted an earring, something I haven't worn in about four years. And I have this perfect hole in my head for one! WTF? Luckily Target was having a jewelry sale and I scored some diamond earrings for cheap. Not CZ, real diamond (chips). My daughter is playing all conservative on me, saying that boys don't wear earrings. She doesn't see enough sports stars, does she??
Today was church and football and not going anywhere after two days of going places. It was nice. I was able to finish the arrangement of the church hymn and practice it after church, with some editing made this evening. Now I just have the last verse to do, which is different than the first three verses. The Texans, who I haven't been able to watch live, ever,
embarrassed me against Cleveland to the point I just turned off the game. Don't that figure. The ladies shared pink cocoa after dinner, my wife watched Spice World this evening, and the best part is that I don't have to get up early again for one more day. :-)