Nailing the 60 Blog

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I believe in manicures.  I believe in overdressing.  I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.  I believe in pink.  I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls.  I believe that tomorrow is another day and … I believe in miracles.  

A day of pampering.  This is also the day I entertain the thought of having two Starbucks. One before my manicure/pedicure and one on the way home.  Three treats in a four-hour period.

As I remember back to the beginnings of this blog, when I was off work for a few months, I recall writing about Starbucks.  A lot.  I was obsessed.  I still am obsessed, but now I don’t find the time to stop in the morning on the way to work.  The one drive-thru location is too busy.  I usually find a few extra minutes on Friday mornings, and that’s when I drive past the drive-thru because there are more than a dozen cars in line. Everyone must run early on Fridays.

My first appointment was at 10:30, so I left the house after placing my Starbucks-to-go order for a non-drive-thru location on the way to the nail salon.  What did we do before this technology?  Get out of our car, wait in line, talk to a barista, wait for your order, and then walk out the door.  Barbaric!  Now, you place your order online, get out of your car, grab your already-made coffee, and leave.  Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.  Also lazy-mazy-let’s-go-crazy.

My nail tech is a perfectionist.  She charges a lot of money but she does an amazing job. Plus, hold on to your wigs and keys, a manicure and pedicure takes three hours!  I have hard gels on my nails and my toes are, well, just toes.  But every month I have my “three-hour tour” (think Gilligan’s Island) and it’s a time to just sit and stare out the window while having my feet massaged.

If only I could travel with my own foot masseuse/reflexologist.




2 thoughts on “Nailing the 60 Blog

  1. OMG we have talked about this “three hour tour” mani/pedi. I am totally in love with where Dale and I go…yes, always together and they absolutely LOVE him at our salon. But even when I get a new set (twice a year) we are only there MAYBE an hour and 15…but we won’t go there. I know when you love something it’s almost impossible to change. This all started back in 1984. I had thin, easy to break nails that really didn’t grow. One had an injury from a fall on a bike and would get a certain length and split. I usually hit my nails by folding my hands and any other necessary tweaks to that. Anyway, we were coming home from an insurance convention, and Dale said these words: “If I paid for the first set, would you want nails and would you keep them up, and would you scratch my back every now and again”? And I’ve never not had them. And yes, every now and again I STILL scratch Dale’s back 🙂

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