Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Chicago Hair Show!

it's been a week!  SORRY!  i don't have internet at home and it wouldn't work at work.  so finally...the chicago hair show.  

so here's the story...casey and i decided to go to the show forever ago. then we finally registered and decided to take two classes.  one-PERFECT BLONDES and two- COLOR CUTTING.  note: the show costs about $115, one class was $50, and the other...$225!!  So we have a lot invested in this trip, not to mention a hotel, parking, and taxis.  Well the week before, Casey and Brett( her fiance) and his family decided to go to the Smokey Mountains.   Then we realized they were leaving the day before the show!  We about lost it.  She was super bummed because she really wanted to go to the mountains, but had over 400 invested in the chi trip.  so after some brain storming, they decided she could do both!  YAY!  so after the show i had to take her to the airport to fly down to TN.  it was planned and we were prepared...so we thought!  

with GPS in tow, printed directions, and a bag full of change we were off.  the trip started off good.  we stopped about 30mins out of the city to fill up on gas and a potty break.  While we were there we both got compliments on our hair *bonus!*  then the journey into darkness began.  Oh goodness I can’t even express how much I dislike the city, and neither of us had ever driven in the madness before!  So at first it was going good, the gps was great, then one wrong turn…and there we were under the streets of CHI town in tunnels.  GPS having no idea where we are, we have no idea where we are, and a homeless man asking for change at the stop light.  we were freaking out and speeding toward the light of the sun.  finally after ½ hour of driving in circles we made it to the hotel!  We had 50% off parking, so we parked and headed up to check in.  at the desk we were told the shuttle to the show didn’t start for TWO more hours and self-park is NOT 50% off…not such a good start.  Oh well, we hitched a cab to the show.  We had a crazy lazy eyed man with a long “coke” nail.  He flew through the city like Batman! Going top speeds of 40mph between stop signs and locking up our seat belts at each stop!  It was quite the adventure.  Our total was $10.35, we only had one single so the man only got a $0.65 tip.  Sorry man!  Here’s our first cab ride.  Sorry about my massive face! 

More of the trip to come!