Saturday dawned bright and hot and I was more than ready to get my hair cut. I was very specific in what I wanted and didn’t want. It went downhill from there … bitchy stylist (to put it mildly) and then way too much hair ending up on the floor. The final result is NOT what I wanted for upcoming family photos in less than two weeks. Instead I have way too much hair in the front and not enough hair in the back. Everyone has assured me it looks cute but all I can see is the problems. Hopefully time will do wonders for my perception.
I also colored my hair this weekend. I went with Golden Blonde which is normally what I use. Only this time, I used the new Perfect 10 product from Clairol and well, I’m not so much a blonde as I am a strawberry blonde. It doesn’t look bad color wise, just not necessarily what I was expecting.
We had a nice weekend despite the extreme heat. Sautrday we played video games, separately but at the same time, which killed several hours and then watched gymastics. Sunday was dinner at my folks and cards. I lost which is unusual for Rummi Cube.
I have a serious bone, to pick with the state of gymnastic scoring. The days of the Perfect 10 are gone, for now at least. Instead, they have put in place a complicated system which includes starting value, deductions, and execution to determing the final score. The old system took all of those things into account so why on earth did the scoring system have to be revised?
My other serious gripe with the state of gymnastics is why on earth are the best all around gymnasts not being chosen for the team? Yes I get it, we as a country want the highest medal count possible, but at what cost? Are medals so important that the best gymnasts overall are denied a place on the team because they might have one event that is slightly weaker than another? It is a horrible system and rewards gymnasts for “specialization” which is not something that any gymnast in the past ever dreamed about. Yes, all gymnasts have a favorite apparatus but they still had to be strong, competent, and complete gymnasts on every other discipline.