December 01, 2008

Plays and Haircuts

Saturday afternoon, after the in-laws left, the family and I headed to Fort Atkinson, WI to see A Fireside Christmas at the Fireside Dinner Theater. I had heard advertisements for the Fireside Dinner Theater, but I had never been there. We were going with my parents and sister to celebrate my mother's birthday.

When I think of Dinner Theater, I think of a show that is going on incidental to the meal. IE, you are eating and the show is going on. This was not the case with Fireside. You eat in one section and then go into the theater for the show. I felt a little disappointed when I discovered that. It has been many years, 20 years to be exact, since I had been to a dinner theater and was kind of looking forward to it.

The food was pretty good, and the show was entertaining. Clone liked it, at least for the first act. The second one he was a little bit restless through out the entirety.

After we returned home, 7 hours later (travel time, shopping, eating and a show), I left to head down to Fritz's to hook up with T1G one more time. He had called earlier in the day and asked if I wanted to get together, but it was right after we left the house for the show. I told him that if I got home at a decent time I'd head down.

We spent a lot of time talking, joking about Thanksgiving morning, and making fun of the fact that I can't keep getting the two oldest Fritz girls confused in my head. I keep calling them the wrong names and forgetting which one I'm talking to at which day. I used to never have this problem, not until the last month.

Now if anyone has seen T1G over the last year, you know he has long hair, that he keeps in a ponytail. Well Saturday night I scalped him. He turned his back to me, I pulled out my pocket knife and cut the damn hippie lock off. As much as the story would go better if I could say I was drunk and I did it with out his permission.

The truth be told, he was leaving to have his haircut (by one of the Fritz girls, don't ask me which one because I'll get it wrong) and told me I could cut it off. The best part was the reaction of people in the bar as I took my knife (it's a Boy Scout knife and had mini-scissors on it) and cut it off. People gawked and stared and whispered to each other in shock.

After taking it off, I took a picture of it with my camera phone and sent the picture of my trophy to every blogger for which I had a cell number. Shortly after sending that message I started getting responses from people. Some in disbelief, some in shock.... and one from Graumagus calling me a liar and saying that I pulled it off of T1G while riding like a horse. (Yea, there's a mental image for you!) Next thing I know there are text messages flying back and forth and everywhere.

It was hilarious. It was almost like a blogmeet... only even more geeky!

T1G ended up coming back to the bar after finishing his haircut. We ended up closing the place down. It had been a while since I've done that. I usually end up leaving earlier.

For those that are wondering about the Ponytail, yea, I still have it. I'm thinking of turning it into a scalp lock. Either that or mounting it on my wall as a trophy!

I'm not sure yet.

Posted by Contagion in Shenanigans at December 1, 2008 09:57 PM | TrackBack

I must confess that I was shocked - but that the flurry of text messages was fun! Wish I coulda been there.

Posted by: oddybobo at December 2, 2008 08:19 AM

Wow - you totally just removed any desire I had to check out Fireside. That seems to kind of defeat the whole purpose of calling it a "dinner theater." I can eat dinner and then go somewhere else to see a play just fine on my own thanks, and I won't have to drive an hour and pay $50+ a ticket or whatever it is to do it. Sheesh.

Posted by: Shadoglare at December 2, 2008 09:51 AM

*shaking my head at Grau*

Posted by: That 1 Guy at December 2, 2008 10:38 AM

About time that damn hippy cut his hair.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at December 2, 2008 11:21 AM

The haircut suits him!! : )

Posted by: Richmond at December 2, 2008 03:04 PM

He no longer looks like a hippie... it's a good look for him.

Posted by: Contagion at December 2, 2008 08:20 PM

Damn, I knew we left too early! Would have loved to have seen that.

Posted by: Raging Mom at December 5, 2008 05:35 AM

hey- *I* didn't get a text!!!

Posted by: rave at December 6, 2008 07:10 PM