Saturday, August 24, 2013

Waterfall Bohemian Twist with a Bow

Time:  15 minutes
Supplies:  brush/comb, 2 elastics, bobby pins, hairspray, pomeade/gel
Difficulty:  medium+

We decided to splash into our new rural roots today with an authentic fish scramble.

For those of you who don't know what that is...I didn't either.  But it had been the talk of the town, so we had to go and see.

It was a giant tarp draped over big bales of hay and then tied down with ropes.  The organizers hooked up a fire hose to the nearby hydrant and filled the 12 x 14 make-shift-pool (I can't say red-neck-pool, because I'm probably considered a red-neck now).  Each kid cost a dollar to play, and the competition was split into age groups.

Once the pool was full, they'd dump a few net-fulls of fish into the water and let the kids go crazy catching them.  A few of the fish were tagged, and if you were lucky enough to catch one of those, you'd win prizes.  But either way, you'd have a fish dinner.

Lanie wanted to play, but she didn't want to touch the fish with her bare hands. "They are too slimy."  So she came up with a plan.  The ref was passing out bags to hold your catch, so she got her bag ahead of time and used hers as a net.  

But the fish were so fast, she couldn't catch anything.  There were about 20 kids in the pool at a time chasing 30-40 fish, but she had no chance with her bag.  She finally reached down with her hands to grab one, but immediately dropped it and squirmed. It must have been slimy

She finally stuck her hands in the bag and used it as a glove to flick a fish over the edge and onto the lawn.  She jumped out so excited, then just stared at it.  She chased after it with her bag open (I guess hoping it would jump in), but it was too floppy for her to scoop it.  Luckily another kid took pity on her and threw it into her bag.

She talked her brother into gutting the fish once we got home.  "I can't watch; that's making me want to throw-up," she said.  
"Then how are you going to eat it?" I asked.
"Oh, I'm still gonna eat it.  Fish is delicious.  I just can't look at it 'til it's on my plate."

What is the point of this story, you ask?  Absolutely nothing to do with hair.  Other than here's the beautiful back-to-school hairstyle we came up with before we went for an unforgettable afternoon in the red-neck-pool.
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  1. What a cutie! How did your fish taste? Love the hairstyle.

  2. That is so pretty. I love the blog

  3. This is so cute! I'm for sure doing this! Love your blog!!!

  4. So chic! Totally doin' this! Is there any way you can do this without using the tiny elastics? I don't have any of those on hand right now....