Archive for January 7th, 2009

Need a haircut?

Then go to Tight Cuts.  Yea, they are a bit pricey, but the girls do a great job of cutting your hair.  Did I mention they do it while wearing mini-skirts and tight shirts?  No, really.

But here is the best part.  The place is set up for men (ladies, you can go there too).  That means nice leather chairs, complementary beverage (non-alcoholic, sorry), and big screen TVs.  Did I mention the chicks in mini-skirts?  The atmosphere is very relaxed and low pressure.  They don’t try to sell you a bunch of stuff, and they aren’t always trying to get you on the mailing list.

The hair cuts consist of the cut, a shampoo with scalp massage, hot towel, straight blade neck shave, and to finish it off, and nice shoulder rub.  It is very relaxing, and while the girls will chat with you if you want, they will also leave you alone if all you want is a haircut without any chat.

It really is a great place, and I highly recommend it.  If you go to the South Hill Tight Cuts, ask for Erin and say Chris sent you.

Ultimate Productivity Booster

Shut off email.  No seriously.  Shut off email.

I’ve been trying to get backups reconfigured at work for months now.  Everytime I try to work on it, something else comes up.  So today I put up a “Do Not Disturb” sign, and ignored my email.  I actually got real work done for the first time in about a month.  My day usually consists of one constant interuption after another and “please, will you do this little thing” which “little thing” invariably takes over the rest of the day preventing me from finishing the work I really need to do.

After getting backups where I wanted them, I checked my email and realized none of it was very critical, though everybody thought they had a really really important thing that had to be done right away.  I think I am going to keep the “Do Not Disturb” sign, and next time shut off the phone as well as email.