This is the classic "before" photo. I was kinda nervous.
Secured and ready to chop.
After the 9.5 inches were lobbed off.
All cut and styled. I felt like I lost about 10 pounds.
I chose to donate to Beautiful Lengths for a few reasons – their length requirement is eight inches (much less than other foundations) and they donate their wigs to adult women who have lost their hair due to cancer. It's humbling to know that my hair will help comfort a woman without hair.
I didn't realize how dense my hair was. No wonder it took me so long to blow-dry it.
To top it off, I love my new (low maintenance) hair.
Today's Weird North Dakota Food feature spotlights Big Boy. Bismarck's Big Boy restaurant is a local attraction. It's a drive-thru-only restaurant, with a few picnic tables out back. There always seems to be a line, but it's so worth it.
The menu is quite lengthy for a drive-thru, and to someone who's never been there - would probably be very confusing.
I highly recommend the pizza burger flying style, and fries with gravy. Flying style is basically two pieces of white bread, grilled in a sandwich maker.
To my understanding (and from my own research) I believe that the pizza burgers flying style and the fries with gravy are a local specialty, not available at other Big Boy restaurants.
My little green plumbs are getting larger. I think I have four. Doesn't seem like much but compared to not having any in the past years, I'm very excited about them.
The hydrangea is blooming and has the prettiest dark green leaves (and wow, such beautiful purple and blue flowers).
Last night my mom treated us to "taco truck" tacos. Complete with homemade guacamole. Here are the toppings.
Here is a ready-to-eat "taco truck" taco. If you're not familiar with them, a "taco truck" taco is something that is served in my hometown (and many cities) out of the side of a truck. They are an open-face corn tortilla, topped with meat (beef, pork of chicken), sauteed green onions, cilantro, fresh lime juice, radish, and salsa. Delicious.
We decided we needed a bit more green ... so my mom and I painted a wall in our living room.
Here it is completed. I am still amazed at what a difference a gallon of paint makes. We also did some minor furniture moving, but didn't purchase anything new. Sorry for the crooked photo, it was the only way I could include my favorites in the room.