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    Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    Purple Hair, U2, and Field Trip Fun

    Things in my house which are now purple:

    My pillowcase
    My hairbrush
    My fingernails
    My scalp

    Every time I take a shower a certain Prince song takes over my bathroom. Even the ceiling has little purple dots on it. I had no idea I washed my hair so enthusiastically.

    I’m not sure why the purple stain we put in my hair last week is still washing out. All I can say is that I’m sure glad it has come off my skin, mostly. I did come up with some fun story ideas about The Purple-Eared Fairy though. My stylist and I thought it would be a good name for a drink. Can’t you see a brawny guy walking into a bar and asking the bartender for a Purple-Eared Fairy? That’s something I’ve just got to use in a book.

    So last Saturday Kory and I went with friends to the U2 concert at Invesco Stadium in Denver. This was my third U2 concert, and they were just as awesome as ever, even from the nosebleed section where people huddle together for warmth and make geeky Star Wars references about doing what you have to do to stay alive.

    Like I said, this was my third time seeing U2 and you know what’s weird? Their fans are getting really old! We played an ongoing game with our friends called “Can you spot a teenager?” I got excited when I found a whole cluster of young people in the mad crush of folks exiting the stadium after the concert. They probably wondered why an old, purple-haired lady felt the need to congratulate them for having good taste in music.

    Today I had the pleasure of herding third graders around downtown Colorado Springs for a scavenger hunt field trip.

    Highlights included:

    Rain and sleet
    Lots and lots of walking
    Finding “Phil” (each adult with a clue was called Phil)
    Street names unpronounceable by third graders
    Being offered “brownies” by strangers in the park

    Actually, stranger danger aside, it was a lot of fun. After our soggy hunt we went to the Pioneer Museum. I got all excited about a TB exhibit since I’ve been researching tuberculosis for my work-in-progress. Sometimes being a writer makes you awfully weird.

    So that’s what I’ve been up to. Purple hair. U2. Field Trip.

    Anyone else done anything exciting in the past few days?


    Kay Day said...

    I love that TB exhibit, too. And I'm not even researching.

    Beth K. Vogt said...

    E, if I keep reading your posts, I'm gonna have to dye my hair--a weird color, I mean.
    As for fun, I went to the Broadmoor and got vertigo.
    Was afraid I'd have to crawl out of there. Such a class act, eh?
    And I've read several references to TB in the last 24 hours. Thought of you.

    Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

    I almost ended up at the concert, but I'm on vacation instead. Glad you had fun, purple hair and all.


    Jeanne T said...

    You had me belly giggling again. :) Things in the last few days include: kindergarten graduation, extreme exhaustion and a zoo trip with TONS of kindergartners (and some very interesting looking/commenting people), and extreme exhaustion. :) Thanks for the grins!