San Antonio, Texas:
For two hours this morning there was thunder clapping for the lightning show. Sleep was not an option. This show was right over my head. So I read my book and listened to the clapping, booming and rain falling on the 5er. Bob had left for work about an hour earlier. When the thunder died down, I fell asleep to the soothing sound of rain on the roof. I love thunderstorms, especially when I don't have to be out in them.
When you're on the road, it's always an adventure to go to a new hair stylist. In Oregon and Hawaii, I had hair stylists to whom I was dedicated and went to them for years. Today, I looked up hair stylists in San Antonio on Google. I had also stopped at another salon yesterday to check it out.
I braved a new stylist. She has been cutting hair and doing color for 11 years. The reviews online said her clients liked her a lot and not to be dismayed by the way her shop looks from the outside.
Well, I got confused by my notes I had taken off the internet. I called one salon and talked to the receptionist there. She said they had lots of experienced hair stylists and colorists. They weren't busy on this Wednesday afternoon, so I told them I'd be in in a half hour and gave them my name.
Imagine my surprise when I went to a salon where the door was locked with bars on it. I had to ring the bell to be let in. One customer was on her way out. The lady who answered the door said, "Who are you?" I told her my name and she didn't seem to recognize it, but had me come in and sit down. She asked me what I needed to have done. I told her cut and color.
The place had definitely seen better days. The drape she put on me had big holes in it. The medical scrub top she handed me had stains set into it. The tile floor had chunks missing. However, she was super nice and we had a good conversation. I've never had anyone cut my hair so fast in my life! She was the female version of Edward Scissorhands. Plus she colored my hair and highlighted it all for $55 plus tip. The other salons I talked to wanted $20+ for a cut and $55-$85 for color plus highlight.
So, what do you think?
Not too bad for the price. Normally I like it more feathered and shorter on the very top.
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The rain continued off and on throughout the day. At Bob's work, the workers are a-buzz about the rain. Texas has been having a drought so precipitation is very important to fill aquifers and water the dry landscapes.
Bob is home from work and he's taking me out to dinner. Nothing fancy. We wanted to try something new, so ended up at Sea Island Shrimp House.
Bob enjoyed his fish sandwich and black beans. My fish tacos, on the other hand, were awful. I pictured baked or broiled fish with cabbage and a light sauce. Instead, the fish was deep fried, unidentifiable, and tasted terrible. I ate two bites of one taco. Bob tasted them and didn't care for them either. I will pass on eating here again.
Trying-to-be-healthy Travel Bug out.