Tuesday, March 03, 2009

All is Vanity, Nothing is Fair


I'm having a blog crisis.

There is so much to write about that I find it difficult to commit to one topic and post. So I sit frozen in front of my laptop and visit everyone else's blog instead. This has been going on for weeks.

Please be patient with me.

The economic downfall hit New York immediately but the downward economic "real feel" has taken a few months. Well folks, thousands of people in the NY area lost their jobs in the last five months. Stores are selling items at up to 70% off in spaces that demand high rents. Small businesses are going out of business everywhere around me in the East Village.

Except for my blessed hair stylist at Swing.

Luis and his partner Caroline have a cozy, ecofriendly salon that caters to East Villagers and the devotees that followed them here from Brooklyn. It's a very warm, neighborhoody place and that is why I will go there forever and ever. They also use organic products and since I, EVI, need to work hard (cough, umm) at keeping my bouncy thick brunette hair ummm staying bouncy and brunette, then organic is the way to go.

So I asked Luis how business was going. He said it was brisk. Lots of people coming in to get their hair styled for interviews, networking events, or just trying to look better than everyone else as a means to survive the rounds of layoffs.

There is something very New York to me about the importance of looking good -- even in the face of doom.

5 comments:

Terry B said...

Count me among the patient, EVI. I check in often, and it's always a treat to find a new post. Like this one about the economic downturn hitting home. I'm glad for Luis and Caroline that they're doing well. I wish the same for all of us.

von Krankipantzen said...

I'm in the same blog funk. But you are on my blogroll so whenever you post I get the memo. Good to see you again!

iamjpatrick said...

ur blog is great. keep writing more!!

ellesu said...

Maybe this blog funk thing has something to do with the time change, too? I think that's part of my problem. Whatever....it's good to hear from you. I don't know where this financial mess is going. To me, there is so much confusion *out there* it's hard to know what to think. Glad all is well with you.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what's up with Luis at Swing but he is really slacking off. I walked out with a really messed up haircut the last time I was in there. He seemed distracted like he just wanted to get it done. I am going to give him another shot because I want to support the small local guy. I know I'm probably crazy to take a chance with my hair!