Thursday, July 7, 2011

4th of July and a New Hair Cut

So the 4th of July was an interesting day here in Moscow. (Sorry there are no pictures, the camera battery died) We had the day off of school thanks to Professor Kelly telling the Academy that we would not be having class, since it's an American holiday. Matt decided that he wanted to take me on a lunch date, but we didn't know where we wanted to go. All we knew was that we didn't want another McDonalds hamburger. It was decided that we would hunt down some authentic, american texmex in celebration of our wonderful country. We looked on line to find out where we could find some, and found a restaurant that looked promising. We set of on our search, and found the address with ease. However, the restaurant was no where in sight. We went up to someone working there and asked, the restaurant is no longer there, now it's an Uzbek place. Not quite what we were feeling for the 4th. So we decided that we would just go to the Hard Rock Cafe and eat lunch there. Well we got there, sat down and started to drool, I mean look over the menu. We were starving by this point and then right before the waiter came to take our order I happened to look at the prices. HOLY CRAP! It was super expensive. But by this time we were so hungry and we just wanted good ole fashioned American/Mexican food. So we ordered Nachos and a chicken pineapple quesadilla . Oh man. It was SO GOOD! Once we were done we went and met up with our friends at Dunkin Doughnuts for some chocolaty goodness. mmmmmmm! Oh, and the Dunkin Doughnuts was AIR CONDITIONED! I didn't want to leave, but we decided to go and meet up with some other people from our group and join in the watermelon picnic at the park along the river. We sat there, being somewhat loud, obnoxious Americans celebrating our Nation's freedom and our love of America by singing God Bless America, The Star Spangled Banner, This Land is My Land, and any other patriotic song we could think of. As the sun started to set, when we would have been hunkering down on a blanket to watch fireworks had we been in the states, we left the park and decided that there was only one thing that would fulfill our America craving. A Frosty with French Fries. Let me tell you, it was FANTASTIC! I think the frosties here might be even better than they are at home, or maybe we just think they are.

On the 5th of July, Lauren and I had had it with our hair. Her's is cut short usually, but was getting too long, and mine was long, and getting even longer and hotter and heavier. So what did we do? We went and got our hair cut! We took our fearless husbands with us so we didn't have to speak, and then we went to the salon that is just around the corner from the apartment that Matt and I live in. Lauren went first, and they did a great job with her hair, especially for just having a couple of pictures to go off of. Then it was my turn. I'd been wearing my hair up to keep it off my neck, because it's so hot and humid here. So when they asked how long my hair was, i don't think they believed me when I told them it was past my shoulders. Then they asked how much I wanted cut off and I showed them this picture. I love the style of her hair! They looked at me like I was kinda crazy, but once I pulled my hair down then I think they started to understand! The lady who was cutting my hair just kept holding it up and looking at the curls and saying how beautiful they were. After she was finished cutting my hair, she tried to style it.
But she didn't put any product in it at all before she started to blow dry it. Curly hair-product+blow dryer= Kinda Scary. Way puffy, I think I could have styled it into a fro if I'd tried.
But after a shower, some mouse and hairspray, and THEN the hair dryer, I ended up with this, which I think looks much better! And it looks even better when it's fully dry, in my opinion. Thus far it has been great! I can wear my hair down and show off my curls, and i don't get too hot! Matt likes it too, which is a plus.