Friday, October 26, 2012



 As outer bands of
barreled down
today on my
oceanside town
of Satellite Beach,
Florida, I found
myself facing a
man-size dilemma.

I've got two personal appearances scheduled for this weekend and in just a few days I will be traveling out of the country for a week-long missions trip to Nicaragua with a crew from East Coast Christian Center. But when I woke up this morning and looked in the mirror I was horrified to discover that I had inches of unsightly gray roots and my nails were a disaster. Clearly, I was in no condition to be seen anywhere in public  not even by the natives in Popoyo, Nicaragua. Yikes!

Time was limited and this situation required immediate attention. I just so happen to keep the number for the greatest salon, Studio Medusa, programmed into my trusty flip-phone and I made a distress call in short order. Fortunately, I've racked up so many "frequent flyer miles" at Studio Medusa that they always take my call. In fact, there is talk of them designating a personal VIP parking space for me. Within seconds, I was on the books for a 10AM  appointment cut, color, nails the works.  However, there was still an issue of the hurricane to factor into this equation. We were experiencing a torrential downpour with wind gusts of 40 mph. So what's a guy to do? Well, I grabbed my umbrella, threw on my Hannah Montana galoshes and set out to brave the elements like a man. After all, the gals at the salon were waiting for me!

My nail tech, Melody, was thrilled to see me as she had just received an exciting new line of nail products and I typically serve as an eager and willing guinea pig. As always, we were both bedazzled by the results. However, my stylist, Barbara, faced a challenge. Despite my ever-vanishing hairline, ten gallons of jet black goop is now required to combat my escalating gray factor and that takes time! But she's the best in the biz and in the end, I walked out of Barb's salon looking 15 years younger.  My mission was accomplished. Thanks, girls!

-Christopher Long
(October 2012)

1640 Highway A1A Suite B
Satellite Beach, FL 32937

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1 comment:

  1. God be with in on your trip to Nicaragua, and I can't wait to read about your experience there!