Thursday, January 22, 2009

On Blocks, Kicks and Chops...

For some reason, I have avoided stating the obvious, which is that my Bloggy Block is still going strong. It's just that everything I think I might blog about sounds boring or repetitive or even whiny and, God forbid, preachy. Let me tell you, this Sistah can PREACH in a post, now. Luckily for all involved, though, I backspace and/or delete my preachin. ;) And Amen.

My point in saying that is this: I am hoping to do a mite better in the old posting department. I'm over-analyzing things and THE MADNESS MUST STOP.

Now, henceforth and tallyho (!) with the mundane....

A great big THANKYA to each of you who gave me suggestions in my musical time of need. I downloaded tons o' tunes and I am absolutely loving it. I have to say, Casting Crowns is probably my high favorite because their overall sound is amazing, but when it's coupled with words from songs such as, Slow Fade (g-r-e-a-t song), Who Am I, and Voice of Truth, it's pure awesome.

I am going to give you some whiplash to say that I'm diggin Toby Mac, too. Of course, Diverse City makes me move, but I really crank Jesus Freak. I have several others on there, like Selah, Chris Tomlin, Caedmon's Call and, of course, Travis Cottrell, but none of you mentioned Laura Story. Her song Mighty to Save is gold to me. If the neighbors haven't heard me singing it, it's because they are flat-out deaf. Which might be to their benefit, actually.

Oh, and I have Kung-Fu Fighting on there, too, because...well...that's the Westie Crew's anthem. It just fits. Perfectly, I might add.

Hang on now, because we are about to make another 180, k? I had a hair CATASTROPHE this week, peeps. I needed a haircut in a bad way because I am heading to Atlanta for a superfantabulous girls weekend on Saturday morning. It is kind of a silent rule for me that "Thou shalt not embark on such a mission with overgrown ape hair". Sorry.

Well, my week is tighter than spandex on a cow, so naturally, my regular stylist and I couldn't mesh our schedules. It was at that juncture, that I broke the cardinal rule. Against my better judgement, I went to a random person. I KNOW. I was stupid and desperate and I should have known when the girl in front of me (in the barren salon) walked out with THE choppiest haircut I'd ever seen. I couldn't leave because it would have been SO obvious, and I'm such a freak about making people feel bad, but inside my head the voices were screaming "Run, you fool, RUN!!"

Instead, I walked to her chair where she proceeded to tell me of her ex-husband who tried to kill her while giving me something largely reminiscent of Winona Ryder bangs from the movie Beetlejuice.

That was the look that I had on my face, too. I paid her (because she probably needed the money for all of her lawyers fees, afterall) and I left. So there I was, sans $35, sportin' the Winona bangs, with absolutely no way of getting my regular stylist to save the day. I was deep in the mire of my consequences for breaking The Code. Bad, BAD Gayle!

Cue: Terri Hanna to the rescue. She hooked me up with Melanie Ashley (don't you just love all the Southern names?) who had pity on my foolish plight and worked me in. 2.5 hours later she had performed her magic with the scissors/razor to get me looking presentable again. Nothing like a good girlfriend to pick up your mat and lower you to the chair of one who's capable. Terri Hanna, I am SO bringing you a Grande Caramel Macchiato WITH whip. You rock.

I guess that's all for now. I've got 50 thousand things to do today, so I'd better get started. Have a wonderful weekend, y'all!


willblogforshoes said...

NO before/after pics?

Glad you had some hair help!

Gayle said...

I have had those same CRAZY times when I HAD to have my haircut and went to someone else... other than my regular hair stylist. Ugh... I feel for you. It almost brought tears to my eyes... cuz I really felt your pain! =)


Emily said...

no. I was WILLING you to walk out of that place before you sat in her chair. WILLINg you...but you didn't hear my silent, computer screams.

I'm so happy that you found someone to help you in your time of need.


Fran said...

Girl...I just love ya and cannot wait to see you this weekend. And, I'll oooohhhh and aaaaahhhh over that fabulous peice of marvelous-ness on your head.

Praise God for wonderful hair wizards.

Growin' with it! said...

tighter than spandex on a ALWAYS make me laugh in a post. ahem, and i will not go near the topic of bad haircuts!

Tammy said...

Ok, I am late here, but the spandex on a cow will be put in my repertoire. And I will think of you each time....but not as Winona! ;-)

Have a fun girls trip. I SO need one.

Distybug said...

Hey, the Hillsongs version of Mighty to Save is better than what's her names...FYI

javamamma said...

I ditto Distybug up above. It is an original from Hillsongs anyways - people always do their own music better than others my opinion.

I also ditto the pic requests of your hair. Atleast the 'after' ones would be nice. :)

KarenW said...

MY regular hairstylist is in Romania. I have lamented the loss of her expertise and ability to do something decent with my hair. I have not found anyone close to her since arriving in the states. Nor can anyone match her prices. ($18 for cut/style and highlights and that was after prices on everything had trippled) I am dying for a haircut too. If the hairstylist that I've been going to and does a fair job is not working on Saturday, I may have to wear a bag on my head to church on Sunday. Help!

Glad your friend was able to rescue you!

Just Me'n Mine said...

Girl. The cow in spandex. Your word pictures just absolutely kill me. I don't really like to think of anybody in spandex. That's the thing about your word pictures. They are just so vivid that most of the time you can't get the pictures out of your head, no matter how bad you might want to. :)
I am reminded of that moment tonight when I looked at Luke and said, "Miss Gayle is crazy." He so calmly and matter of factly said with a smile, "I know."

Andrea said...

When did you get your "hair did"...I saw you Wed. and it looked great!
Anyway, hope you are having a GREAT girls weekend!

Donna @ Way More Homemade said...

So, I'm jealous (with a not so Godly jealousy) about all y'all getting together this w/e.

I've had a bit of a blog block as well as of late.

Have fun this w/e. Enjoy some good music. Oh, but music isn't your thing. ;)

Halfmoon Girl said...

Oh gosh, spandex on a cow- that cracked me up too! Anyways- you are too cute to be ruined by a bit of crazy bangs- I bet your hair looks fab now, and I hope you have an awesome weekend away. I love Mighty to Save- so awesome- and Toby Mac is a favourite around here- especially Lose Your Soul with Mandisa.

Jenni at talking hairdryer said...

When Voice of Truth first came out, my oldest was about 4. One day he asked me who was the voice of truth. So I gave him a simple, 4 year old explanation that God's voice is always the voice of truth. And if we sometimes feel like we can't hear him talking, we can just open the Bible and read his words and they can be the voice of truth. He listened intently and then replied, "Mama, I'm always going to listen to the voice of truth." I can't think of that song without hearing his confession of faith... I love that whole album.

Mocha with Linda said...

Aww, wish you'd taken a picture of the bizarre haircut!

carrie said...

oh my gosh, you crack me up!

sorry I haven't been by the blog more...:(

maybe after my work schedule is lessened next week I will make the regular blog rounds more.

Rachel said...

Laughin' my head off at the Winona bangs! :)