I had my basket of (comfort) food and was standing at the checkout waiting to own one of those self serve terminals. I like to pretend to work there, and scan those items like it’s no-one’s business. I give myself a high five if I manage to get through a transaction without the little screen freezing up and suggesting I call for assistance. As I waited, I found myself staring at the checkout chick who was overseeing the goings on. (Why is it the one place I end up staring is in the supermarket line? How rude!) I see this girl about 3 to 4 times a week. She’s sweet. And I noticed she’d had a hair cut. Just like me, she now sported a new fringe. And it looked awesome.
So I told her so.
“Hi, I like your haircut. The fringe really suits you.”
She went red and her hand shot up to her fringe, her fingers flattening it against her forehead.
“You think so?” she said. She was exactly like me when I cut my fringe. First thought was ‘what the hell have I done?’ and second thought was ‘where can I buy a hat?’.
“It looks great. It just takes some getting used to,” I reassured her. A girl gotta stick up for her fellow fringed sisters.
“I only got it done yesterday. I convinced my hairdresser to do it, but now I’m wondering if I shouldn’t have.”
“You totally should have,” I said. “It looks great.” And it did. (Otherwise I would have told her that boby pins would be her best friend for the next 6 months. “It makes your eyes stand out.”
I was becoming aware that I might have been starting to sound a little creepy, so turned back to waiting for the next checkout.
“Thankyou,” she said. “I’m pretty sure I’ll get used to it. I do kinda like it,” she said, as if admitting it was some kind of sin.
As I swiped my box of cereal over the terminal the girl smiled at me. “I like your fringe too.”
I’ve been a little out of the loop lately when it comes to new music. I’ve pretty much had Beth Orton on repeat. It was definitely time to get out from under that blanket and see what’s doing in the music world. Discovered some awesome stuff. Haim and The Preatures are particular favourites.
1. The Wire – Haim
2. Riptide – Vance Joy
3. Entertainment – Phoenix
4. Losing You – Solange
5. Manic Baby – The Preaures
6. Holdin On – Flume
7. Insane – Moon Holiday
8. We come Running – Youngblood Hawke
9. Diamonds in her Eyes – Owl Eyes
10. Smooth Sailing – Queens of the Stone Age
12. When Yesterday’s Gone – Hungry Kids of Hungry.
You can listen to my October 2013 playlist by clicking above or over on Spotify. While you’re there you can follow me to see what other new music I’ve been listening to lately.