08 April 2008

Manic Monday

So I woke up yesterday, got out of bed, and immediately felt like this:


Except I realized I wasn't on the boat any longer, but on solid, dry land. Blech. So, I tried to cure my wooziness with a giant mug of:


Yeah, didn't work. The toast did. So did a shower. Mom got here at 11:30 so I could drive all the way to Gainesville:


However, on the way there I lamented free speech. Well, maybe not free speech. But certainly free grammar:

(My kingdom for a can of spray paint and a large grammar book so I can hit this guy on the noggin.)

Nearly ate a Honda Civic for lunch because the little f-er decided to rubberneck an accident on the opposite side of the road. But, I'm not bitter:

(Yeah, I'm talking about you. Ass-hat.)

And witnessed evidence of the Georgia drought:


Although, this scene on Lake Lanier is the same I witnessed ten years ago. So, I just need to remember that all is cyclical. Five years from now, I'll probably be lamenting the excessive flooding. Finally, I was at my destination and placed my hair in the always-capable hands of Wayne:


Got some color:

(I'm too sexy for this towel!)

Ate a chicken salad sandwich courtesy of Wayne:


Read some ridiculously sugary-sweet double-X chromosome fare:

(Damn, somebody smack me with a National Geographic, quick.)

Finally, Wayne began the long process of forming my graying split-ends into something resembling "No, really! I'm not a SAHM! I'm a kicky, trendy, working girl! - Hell, who am I kidding?":

(Do you realize how hard it is to get one's hair cut, carry on a conversation, and take a picture? Don't ask.)

I heard about his kids dropping the F- and B-bombs and listened to the latest gossip involving Tommy Aaron. And finally, the finished result:


Go ahead. Whistle. I'll wait while you get it out of your systems. Back 59 miles to the CofaCMG homestead and to these little ones:


And a quiet evening of both of these:




Ah, it's great to be home!

18 comments:

Amy said...

Ooo, that dog house sign is bad. BAD!

Andrea said...

Thank you so much for taking me with you today! :D

And I love the new 'do!

(man, I miss being able to comment)

Momma said...

You had me at "grammar." :-)

Missed you so much, girly! And I'm just catching up on the Tudors first season on DVD. Love it! (even if it takes poetic license with history)

Peace - D

Miss Britt said...

You drove all the way to Gainseville?

Totally worth it. Super cute!

Avitable said...

Your hairdresser gives you lunch, too?

And what was that last picture? It wasn't familiar to me.

Vonda said...

Heather, your hair looks awesome! GO GIRL!

Mr. Fabulous said...

Your hair...it's...it's magical!

Donna said...

Yeah, it's hard fighting motherdom taking over, what with the easy to manage haircut, barely any make-up because, seriously - who has the time . . . all the while driving a minivan.
When did all that happen?

You're hair looks cute, by the way!

Not Afraid to Use It said...

A Day In the Life--love it!! You hair looks awesome. Me and my scrunchie are exuding much jealousy here.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Amy - Gad, you're telling me!

Andrea - No prob! I like hanging with ya!

Momma - HA! I missed you, too. And? I agree. Even though "The Tudors" is historically inaccurate, it's good soft porn fun! :-)

Britt - Well, Gainesville, GA. Not FL. I don't want Fab touching my hair! :-)

Avitable - I know, he's the best! The last picture is this season's publicity shot for "The Tudors" on Showtime.

Vonda - Thanks, hon!

Fab - It is. It can grant wishes.

Donna - Thanks! And the motherhood thing? It sneaks up on you.

NATUI - Oh, honey. The hair doesn't look that good today. Back to being wet and up in a clip!

Narcoleptic said...

I realise theat this has been said like fifty times prior to this comment that your hair looked really great.But it really did. I wish my hair would stay down like that.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Narcoleptic - Thanks, hon! If you ever make it over to the states, I'll have to take you to Wayne. He's a miracle-worker!

Teri said...

Awwww. You got the mini-yous "Future Diver" shirts. How cool is that?!?! (There's no mu... Nope. Can't do it.) :-)

Ok, Where Was I? said...

Love the haircut. I'm even feeling slightly inspired finally to make an appointment to get my own hair cut after, oh, say, two years or so. Love chicken salad too.

Gypsy said...

Hey! Pretty!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Teri - Well, of course! And no, no shirts with THAT on them! Bad girl!

OK, Where Was I? - Thanks, hon!

Gypsy - You're too kind...

Narcoleptic said...

Lol, that's cool.
I am actually transferring to the U.S. this fall. Senior year, college.

And my hair is getting longer too, easier to play around with if it's longer, right?

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Narcoleptic - Oh, honey! I smell a get-together later this year! :-) And, yes, long hair is so much easier to play around with!