Back in January, when I broke the pregnancy news, I never actually mentioned how far along I was. At this point, two months later, I can tell you the answer is VERY VERY. As in three days past my due date. While I was hoping that during the last couple months, I would catch up on all the stuff I had to do and be able to do some blogging, somehow that didn't happen.
I've been dealing with both the expected baby preparations and the unexpected b.s., most recently my cc# being stolen and my upstairs neighbor's bathroom leaking into mine. (Resulting in two big holes cut into my drywall to see where the leak was coming from.) So despite all my hard work and careful preparation, I somehow still have construction going on in my apartment during the time that I just want everything to be clean and calm and ready. It definitely could have been worse, but at this point I'm not sure if the baby will come first, or the superintendent.
Hopefully, I will be back to writing regularly before long, but at this point, it's definitely going to be a little longer! Miss you!
January 9, 2013
What, exactly, is new?
October 18, 2012
October 16, 2012
Sorry to have fallen off the face of the earth for a week! I got wrapped up in a project and basically dropped everything else, without warning. Oops. I may have to start doing only two posts a week, but I’ll keep up the best I can… because I still have to tell you stuff!
One such stuff is this Korres Cheek Butter.I picked it up toward the end of the summer, because I wanted a warmer option than the O-glow I’d been using, and this seemed like a really natural looking color. It’s the kind of “universal” pinky peach that looks good on everyone, according to a bunch of magazines I read, so I actually ended up ordering it online without even trying it at the store.
October 5, 2012
- Provide a wide array of slightly dried out and/or separated polishes.
- Manicurists should not allow customers to interrupt their conversations with each other, nor should they allow proximity to each other to limit conversation. That’s what shouting is for.
- Use well-worn paper nail files aggressively.
Avoid fine-grit boards if possible.
- Always use ambiguously clean tools, with gusto!
- If manicurists are not with a customer, they should stand around eating loudly and talking more loudly.
- Have a rice cooker cooking rice, somewhere.
Make sure aroma is evident.
- Instruct employees to wash vegetables in the hand sink. (Recommended: Broccoli)
- Allow manicurists to take personal phone calls while working on customer’s nails. Extra points if conversation is during polish portion of manicure.
- Make sure there are no magazines anywhere.
- Always try to include at least three misspelling per sign.
- It should take no less than four rounds under the dryer to dry thick layers of polish.
- All chairs should be uncomfortable, with torn vinyl and stains where applicable.
(Assuming I didn't catch nail herpes.)