first off, just so you know I wasn't making it up, pictures!
Now, I could write a long entry about how freaking awesome the show was, but I'm sure most of you don't care. if you do, just go read the excellent review in today's paper. I will say one thing though: the street light and snow in the encore..... FABULOUS! So BRILLIANT! OK, I am done with my Blue Rodeo love.... BTW, we were 2 of 8 people backstage last night, the others being contest winners.... who didn't know who the band members were! They knew the big songs, but when we walked back stage and Basil (last pic) was holding the door, everyone walked right by him, thinking he was a stagehand! So we ended up talking with "the boys" quite a bit, Hubs even discussed hockey with Jim, who is a huge Leafs fan (but we forgive him for that).
Now, the hair..... I cut my hair almost a year ago. And I really like having short-ish hair, especially since I can wear it curly or straight. But it was getting out of control since the last trim, and frankly, it's not very compatible with the Canadian winter.... the curls looked horrible after carpool with a tuque on, and the static builds up something fierce if I flat-iron it in the morning.... So I needed something a little bit different.
When I got to the salon, I mentioned the pros and cons of the cut I had, and then I mentioned that (hanging my head in shame), I sort of like Katie Holmes hair (congrats to Shelly, 1st to guess right). I mean, everyone keeps making fun of her for looking like a 38 year old mom (instead of her 28 year old self), but I'm actually going to be 38 this year, and I'm a mom! I didn't think my hair was long enough on the sides to do a bob, and I was a little frightened of the straight bangs, I've only ever had side-swept bangs, but I went for it.
My hair will never be as straight as it is in the pictures, that's salon hair! But I think it will do well with wash-and-wear and I can still do the curls if I want to.
Today, we packed the kids off to my parents, as we are heading off to NYC for a few days, to do our shopping at the gift show. We are staying at the Figlet Inn and hope to get together with the Figbys as well. Of course, there is a wicked snow storm underway now, so who knows if we'll actually make it out tomorrow, but we will get there, somehow! And with the kids being out of the house one day early because of the snow (no one wanted to volunteer to drive them at 6 am tomorrow morning, go figure!), we find ourselves with a free night tonight, so we are off to the John Mellencamp concert, with Tom Cochran as an opening act... I can't remember the last time I went out two nights in one week, let alone 2 rock concerts back to back!