Supercuts Delivers A Good Haircut – Who Knew?

Kids Haircuts

My son took his two children to get haircuts at Supercuts, and grandma tagged along. It was my first Supercuts experience, and I must say it was a good one. The kids each had their hair cut by a different operator, and the results were great. The operators chatted with the kids and made them feel comfortable, all the while expertly snipping and shaping their hair. Although Supercuts is known for reasonably priced haircuts, they still deliver a ‘full price’ haircut. We were finished within a half hour and on our way to another adventure.

We had just finished an outing in the park, enjoying the 70 degree weather before it changed on us! Since I failed to remember my trusty camera (again), I was able to snap photos at the park and the hair salon using my phone’s camera. The pics are so good that I am tempted to rely on the phone more and more to capture impromptu photos. It certainly is more than convenient! I don’t miss carrying around my camera, that’s for sure. One less thing to lose or misplace!

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Incredible Vision – Incredible Science – Incredible Future

This is a long video of a presentation at the TED conference, but well worth the time. Amazing minds are bringing incredible things to life, literally. Take a few minutes to get a glimpse into the very near future of human ‘evolution’.

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More Camera Phone Fun

Rowdy

This is Rowdy. He is a Golden Retriever mix with predominantly gray fur. He and our other dogs absolutely love the snow and frigid temperatures we have had all week in Oklahoma. This photo was taken with my phone’s camera, and I applied one of the filters that came with the phone. Unfortunately, the camera phone saves the treated photo in place of the original, so I can’t go back now and see my original, which appears to be a pretty good shot. I’m disappointed that I didn’t take this one out to Photoshop first, because it’s difficult to get Rowdy when he isn’t in motion–he is usually a blur of fur!

PawPrints

I just let the dogs out for a potty break and a romp in the snow, this time unattended. I noticed these footprints on top of our pool cover–they have to belong to Rowdy, whom we’ve caught a couple of times trying to drink from the water that collects on top of the cover. Although this cover isn’t made to support his weight, it has not ripped or slipped and he has not fallen into the pool water beneath the cover–yet. We normally do not let him out without supervision because we know this is a risk, but he has been so good to avoid the pool during this weather that this time I thought it would be okay to break our policy. It won’t happen again. His luck will only last so long. So, hopefully he won’t run across it while I stand watching! I’m not eager to dive in to rescue him should the cover fail – but I would, and that would make for an extremely chilling experience.

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Log On And Lose Weight – My Personal Weight Loss Journey

Heading Toward A Goal

Don and I have gained and lost weight several times over the years, but the gaining always seemed to be more than the losing. Finally, we decided it was time to do something permanent about our ‘problem’. Something permanent being a change in our entire approach to losing weight. What to do?

We had tried South Beach twice, losing weight each time. But we always drifted right back into our old habits the minute we finished the diet, and the weight would slowly creep back. This time neither of us could face another round of salads, fish (it always tastes the same on that diet!), and low carbs. So we decided to adopt a different approach this time, and it has worked very well. In five months I lost 30 pounds and Don lost 40 pounds, and we never felt hungry or deprived. How did we do it? Find out by clicking here to go to my new website Log On And Lose Weight. I hope you will join me on my journey to better health.

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The Blizzard of ’11 – Miles and Miles of Snow & Wind & Freezing Temps

Great Blizzard '11

The weather that hit us in Oklahoma beginning Tuesday morning stretched across the country in a 2100-mile-long blanket. Temperatures plummeted overnight to record lows, and the wind that came with it was fierce and relentless.

The blizzard is not new news- it was all over the media for days prior with warning after warning – and it’s been on the news almost nonstop since it blew into our area in the wee hours Tuesday morning. With regard to the wind and frigid temperatures, it has been all the weathermen said it would be – so very, very cold. The sound of the howling wind was louder than usual, and we are used to howling wind here in central Oklahoma.

We shop a lot at Walmart, and I made my usual Monday visit, feeling quite sure I had chosen a time when there would be fewer other shoppers. Turns out I did time it pretty well, according to my checker, but it was still crazy busy, with people bumping carts and traveling willy-nilly down the aisles grabbing items and moving on as fast as they could. Tuesday evening there was one news video that showed the dairy case at Walmart completely empty, and other aisles and shelves with few items remaining. It took me longer than usual to gather up the items on my list and get checked out, and I was glad I had gone so early in the morning. I am sure it was a madhouse later in the day.

Our dogs think all of the snow and cold air was especially ordered for their playing pleasure, though. It has been difficult to get them to come back inside as they romp, dig their snouts into the snow, and roll around making doggie snow angels. They can’t understand why we don’t want to join in and why we put such a damper on their fun – just like kids!

The cold is supposed to last through the end of the week, so we will be staying in, drinking hot chocolate and apple cider, and catching up on all the programs we have recorded with the DVR. Might as well make the most of it!

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