Today was the Carhartt and Hardhat Party.
So what the hell does that mean? Well for 128 days the street in front of my business was torn up. All of it, the street, the sidewalks too were removed, dug up, utilities replaced or moved. It was necessary but let’s get real it was awful and hard on the businesses.
So after four months of the street being torn up what does our mainstreet program do to celebrate the reopening of our street? Close the street to have a party!
They also decided to have a contest. The best Carhartt and Hardhat costume would win some prizes. Well after all the noise, dirt and unexpected closures I really wanted those tickets to the local movie theater. You really have to check out The Rose Theater if you ever come to town.
During the construction I spent months wearing this hardhat to and from work.
I needed to wear it because this is the gauntlet I had to run to get in and out of my salon for over four months.
So I dressed up for the contest. I wore my black Carhartts, a black velvet equestrian helmet, a sequined top, purple bow tie and a antique tailcoat. And I think I had the best outfit there, I mean how much classier can you get?
And what happens? I lose to a kid! Someone stuck their seven year old in the contest. Damn it a ringer. Kids always get the cute vote. This sucked. Yeah I’m a sore looser.
But at least the street is done. It looks nice too. And I can stop buying my ibuprofen at Costco. It is so quiet without major construction going on outside my window.
Still I really wanted that trophy.