Friday, February 26, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Here is a little video montage that I put together.....
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
When I first started to do nails, no one wanted to help me. I didn't let that stop me. I started traveling, surrounding myself with talented people and I learned from the best. I traveled to shows, I started competing, I started working as an educator for a manufacturer. I swore that I would help any new tech, so that they would not hit a brick wall like I did.
For nearly 10 years, I have done this. I've mentored dozens of nail techs. Some traveled hours to spend some time learning from me. I have never charged for this. I've always operated under the "Pay it Forward" approach. I only asked that they do for someone else in the future, what I have done for them.
Lately, I am really thinking that I need to change my way of thinking. I have been used and abused by not one, but TWO people recently and it is really leaving a sour taste in my mouth. I feel like I've been stolen from, taken advantaged of and now I am getting smack talked. What these two don't realize is that it is a small town and I know nearly every person in town and when they are talking, people they are talking in front of know me. They tell me what was said.
So go ahead with the blind, leading the blind. Trash away. I tell you this, the trash that you are producing is a mess and guess who is fixing your messes? That's right me! Guess what, not only am I fixing the messes, I am gaining new clients because of it. Karma's a bitch and there is a big old case of it coming your way.
Posted by The Purple Pinkie at 7:55 PM
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
So, if you are SNOW over it. If you are sick of your kids being home all week. If you want to stab everyone with an icicle. Then you are most likely experiencing your second snow storm in five days. I swear, the only ones enjoying all of this snow are my dogs. Watch this video and it will warm your cold, pissed-off, sick of all of this snow, heart!
I then said that I was going to take photos every hour. By this point, I was so hopped up on caffeine that there was no way I could sleep. I was going to stay up all night and ride this storm out and document it!
Official count is 19 3/4 inches!
At nearly 4:00 am, I fell asleep on the floor with Travis. I woke up at nearly 5:00 am, when the power went out. Travis and I went to bed at that time.
I got up at 8:30 am and wanted to video Travis and Riley's reaction to the snow. I ended up videoing my own. Sorry for the bad word, but it was a true reaction!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Once I get through all of the Speedo footage and photos, I will be posting my Second Annual Mr. Speedo post. I have a funny feeling that the judges (me, myself and I) are going to award TWO crowns this year. We will see how the voting goes.
Some observations from this trip…..Americans are polite, maybe too polite. Everyday I was amazed by the rudeness of European people. They play chicken with you in all of the walkways. You have to give way, they never will. They push right in front of you in every buffet line, actually reaching in front of you and there is never an “Excuse me” or even a smile. They sit or stand close to you, scarily invading our personal space and proceed to have a conversation in their own language that is at least three decibels too loud. I am a loud person, believe me when I say, they make me sound like I am whispering.
I think the most appalling thing I saw was a grandmother and father, who brought a child to the pool with full-blown pink eye in both eyes. He had the tapioca pudding-looking goop running down his face. He was rubbing his eyes and miserable. Of course, he was touching things with those goop-covered hands. I wonder how many people unknowingly got pink eye from those inconsiderate guardians.
Mr. Bruises wants to do a cruise next year. We will see. He has a whole year to work on me. The thoughts of being herded like cattle once again and put into a room with a toilet that won’t flush and no one caring is not appealing to me what so ever.
I can’t wait to see the Golden Boys tonight. It’s been seven days since I was double spooned by golden fur. From what you all have been telling us about home, I am sure I will welcome the extra warmth because it’s going to be a real culture shock. This is especially true since I lost my jacket in the airport on the way in. I have my winter vest, but I don’t have any shirts with sleeves!