Saturday I went to the beauty shop for help with my Betty Draper hair. I say beauty shop because instead of my normal hair salon trim and highlights, my hair was curled and teased and ratted and encased in LOTS of hairspray. And to complete the look, a professional also painted on my 1960s eyeliner.
|most of my curls had already fallen by this time of night…|
“Someone wants to see your hair.” The shampoo woman guided me to her shampoo bowl where a lady looked up with wet hair and said Oh I love it and are you going to a party, or something like that. We chatted a split second, but I didn’t say much because she was being shampooed and I was starstruck.
It was Gloria Campos.
|Gloria Campos, WFAA|
Gloria Campos is rather famous in the Dallas metroplex. For over twenty years she co-anchored the six p.m. news on WFAA Channel 8. Plus, twenty years ago we were both pregnant at the same time. She had twin boys. I had one. Without her knowledge, we’ve been bonded by pregnancy since that time.
Three days later, I went to my favorite neighborhood nail salon for a long overdue pedicure. There was one other customer. I saw her only from profile view. She was blessed with very long, lush, black eyelashes, maybe false? (I’ve been noticing eyelashes more since my Betty Draper eyeliner…) Then I heard her speak.
It was Alexa Conomos, another long-time WFAA news anchor, the lady who made every crack-of-dawn-getting-ready-for-work-morning better for years.
|Alexa Conomos, WFAA|
Was it really Alexa? Probably not. I never really got a straight-on look. And she never noticed me, of course I was wearing a John Deere t-shirt which is only one step from camouflage.
“Was that Alexa Conomos?” I asked as soon left.
“Oh yes. You know Alexa?” Henry became animated.
“Of course! Everyone knows Alexa.”
In three days I ‘ran into’ two of the biggest Dallas news anchors. These random brushes with favorite, famous Dallasites has to mean something, right?
a. I hang out in the best salons
b. They hang out in the best salons
c. We should be hanging out together.
d. They should be reading my blog.
e. All of the above.
I choose ‘e’.
Maybe today I’ll run into Cynthia Izaguirre.
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Bryan Jones says
“E” Very cool one! Oh the places you go and the things you’ll see!
Talya Tate Boerner says
alexa conomos says
Haha I just saw this! So many years ago.. but I still go there! Next time we’ll get our nails done together!