So, anyway, it was Theresa's turn for a day out, and she had a short list for shopping, but we also popped into a walk-in salon and had our hair styled, the two of us. Theresa's hair is very thick and wavy and hard for an eleven-year-old to take care of, so we wanted to thin it out a bit and add some shape. We love how it turned out:
My hair had reached perennial-pony-tail stage and I just needed a change, so I had it layered and shortened. This is my new grandma-to-be do:
But, I digress... After our shopping and salon time, Theresa and I had planned to go on a hike, but, of course some afternoon thunder showers rolled in, so we made the drive to town to see The Sorcerer's Apprentice, instead. You might remember I took Dominic to see it on his day out a couple weeks ago, and when Michelle's turn came she had to see it, so, of course when Theresa's day came, she had to see it, too... So, I've seen this movie three times now within two and a half weeks.
The sorcer, the apprentice and I are getting sick of the sight of each other.
And I stll have four kids to go.
On that subject (and no, there couldn't possibly be a more trivial subject matter, I agree...), I present to you:
Nicolas (no "h")
Through The Years
(Or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow; Back Again)
|Young Nick. There's the forehead, big sideburns, goatee|
(So young and green here he's not even in focus yet)
|Nick with lotsa hair!|
|Practically hairless, all forehead|
(Meditative, suave -- scowl ready to use in his shirt pocket)
|Nick a little older: lots of forehead, no sideburns, long fringe in back|
|Nick sporting cool shades under big forehead, no sideburns, short fluff|
|NIck with more fluff, but still not touching collar,|
sprouting distinguished grey facial hair
(Either chipper or snide scowl here, I can't decide)
|The newest Nick look from Sorcerer's Apprentice|
(The old man version of shot #2, getting ready to scowl)
I like hair #2, but it wouldn't be bad with a version of facial hair #6/7...
And, not that it matters, but... I guess I like Nick, especially in movies I can go see with my children, like Sorcerer. He has nice eyes and bold screen presence. And he's dependable. He's one of those actors you can always depend upon to play himself, always the same (somewhat flat) inflection accompanying some variation of the Nicolas scowl -- but with different wardrobe and ever-changing hair. He's no Dan, but for a movie actor, he's passable.