I just got finished messing around with regular expressions which is like learning a whacked out programming language that just looks like a semi-random wad of punctuation with some letters and numbers sprinkled here and there. I would love to meet someone who can just recognize a pattern of characters and immediately give me the regex expression that matches it. That would be very Rain Man. Nerd Super-Power.
So, I've been sleeping like crap lately and it's entirely my husband's fault. Indirectly. He's been away visiting his family in PA since Thursday and though my parental units came over for the weekend to keep me company, I've had two nights since Thursday where I was lucky to get 4 hours of sleep and last night was one of them. I just don't sleep well alone anymore. Unfortunately, tomorrow I get to wake up before the ass-crack of dawn (4am) to catch a flight for a one-day trip to Oakland for work (not exactly a thrilling location). Feh. Did I mention I am not BFFs with flying? It's Southwest on a 737, so hopefully the fuselage stays intact at 34,000 feet.
Onward with the disjointed, regex-like format of this post, I need a haircut. It's been over a year since my last one and I think I want to just chop off like 6 inches or so. The problem is where to go. I have a recommendation from a former coworker and I always liked the cuts she got from her stylist, however, I am in El Cheapo mode. She charges $55 for a cut (which is like $65-70 including tip). It's not exorbitant, but it ain't a bargain by any stretch. I was really hoping to stay in the $40-50 range, total. So my question to you: do I (a) risk looking like a circus-freak with an unknown to save 20-30 bucks, or (b) suck it up and pay the piper for a haircut I know won't be shitty. The downside to option (a) is that I may end up looking like a blind-woman on NoDoze cut my hair. The potential upside, though, is I could find an great stylist that saves me cashola (should I ever get out of super-frugal mode and go back to highlights/weave, I won't have to sell my ovaries on the black market to afford it). Thoughts?