I had a very girly day yesterday. Before I go on about it, let me just add: my placement report has been written, printed and handed in. First deadline of the year is over. Yes!
So anyway…I haven’t had my hair cut for a very long time. I decided that it was time to change that. I’m working on a tight budget, so I went down to SuperCuts in Gloucester Road Station. If you are a Fresher and you need a cheap haircut, it’s a good place to go. (Limited student budget is no excuse for having ragged ends, people!) Basically you go and sit in a queue, and they call you up in the order you arrived and you get a haircut…
The woman who cut my hair was a serious Cowboy. (I’ve taken to describing a lot of things as ‘cowboy’ – I was riding like a cowboy the other day [not actually - just really, really badly], I finished my report in a bit of a cowboy style, and this hairdresser…) This basically means that she was attacking my head, first with claws as she washed the hair, then with a brush as she got the tangles out and finally with the curler thingy. I’ve never seen anybody pull on hair like that…ow.
The long and short of it is that she explained to me why my hair is so horrible when I’m in London – they put something in the water, which makes it go all funny. I don’t know if it’s true – she sold me a massive tub of conditioner stuff anyway, so it was a good sell – I’ll give it a go once, and if it doesn’t work, well at least I tried!
After the haircut I hung out with Lucia for a while, then went to the ICSE social afterwards. I listened to the last bit of rehearsal and have been swindled into rejoining (which was basically “Scott, I see you only have three violas, I’ll sacrifice myself to you”). It was good fun – we played a game with some spaghetti, which we somehow managed to win through the ingenuity of Sam, Ben and Toby, and afterwards went to the pub. The night ended with a massive party at our flat, somehow, and after a dose of omelette this morning, we all went off on our ways feeling happy.
I met a guy, Richard, who said he felt “star-struck” to meet me. Nawwww! It was lovely to meet you too! Here’s a shout-out – now you’re famous! Haha.