Wednesday, March 31, 2010

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1889, designer Gustave Eiffel presided over a ceremony in Paris to open the now-iconic Eiffel Tower.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1981, drifter John Hinckley Jr. tried to assassinate President Reagan outside a Washington, DC hotel.

Monday, March 29, 2010

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1973, the last U.S, combat troops withdrew from Vietnam, at the end of a contentious eight-year war.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1979, a nuclear reactor dangerously overheated at the Three Mile Island power plant in Pennsylvania.

Friday, March 26, 2010

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: today in 1953, Jonas Salk announced that he had discovered a vaccine for poliomyelitis, a main cause of polio.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in NY killed 146 due to hazardous working conditions.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Yeah! Work!

Holy crap, what a day!

I didn't really stay at the register the whole time, my own fault. I did finish what I was doing and then stayed on register until after 1:30. Everyone must have been celebrating it being a nice day. They sure shopped! It's ok, it keeps me able to go to work.

Guess what. No fills for me tonight! Surprise!

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground near Alaska, touching off the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Back to work?

I thought I would get to go back to work today, but, alas, not today...tomorrow.

I can't wait to get back to work!

All my daughter needed for her eye was...prescription eye drops AGAIN! They don't know why this is happening but she has blurred vision in both eyes!


Not doing my nails again today...tomorrow?

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1775, Revolutionary War hero Patrick Henry delivered his "give me liberty or give me death" speech.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Doctor today!

I'm going to the doctor today so he can change the bandage.

I hope I'll be able to walk on it soon, but I won't rush it. All I would have to do is screw it up now!

Oh! And I'm taking Erin to the eye doctor for her OTHER EYE at 3:30. Can you believe her other eye "exploded" and she can't see out of this one now!

Well, my day outside and it's crappy out!

I don't think I'm going to be able to do my nails today. Too much else going on. Besides, my Minx nail hasn't really started coming off yet! Maybe it IS a cool thing after all. But it doesn't replace hand painted nail art for me!

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1997, Tara Lipinski won the World Figure Skating Championships, becoming the youngest in history.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Grrr... a cold

I think I've been fighting a cold and it's not allergies!

I feel like poop!

Doctor tomorrow and a new bandage. I do have nails tomorrow night. Do I call and cancel? I'm not sure. If I put it off till Tuesday night, I may be worse. I hope she understands!

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. led thousands of civil rights supporters in a march to Montgomery AL.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Post op...

My surgery went well! My foot feels better that I thought it would be.

I am a little upset though. I went in for a tummy tuck and ended up with foot surgery! I knew I should have read over that paper work better!

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1995, terrorists released nerve gas i the Tokyo subway, killing dozens and injuring thousands.

R.I.P. Terry Anderson, what a guy...

Friday, March 19, 2010

Surgery day...

I've been so busy between nails and work, I haven't posted anything since Sunday.

I thought I would throw this out there today. Today is the day of my "plantar facioectomyitisnhjmllklk", or however it goes!

The doctor is cutting the tendon that runs along the bottom of my foot and, hopefully, shaving down the jamungo bone spur on my heal. The really cool part, he's taking pictures for himself and a set for me! How cool!!!

I'll let you know how it goes.....glad I don't need my foot to write with!!

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 2003, President Bush announced that the US and coalition forces were initiating war against Iraq.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1968, "The Producers" movie opened, starring Gene Wilder. Mel Brooks won an Oscar for the screenplay.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: today in 1762, Irish police officers participated in the first St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1854, "The Scarlet Letter" was first published. The theme of adultery was highly risque for its time.

Monday, March 15, 2010

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1906, the company Rolls-Royce Ltd. began. Soon thereafter, they released the iconic "Silver Ghost".

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lady bugs!

Today at work, I got to make a lady bug flower pot! how cute?

I had 19 people make them. Everyone from age 2 to adults. We had a blast and I got to play with the glue gun, only burning myself about 10,000 times. Luckily, like my dad, I think I have asbestos hands!

I'm now completely exhausted between yesterday and today. I need another nap!

Got glue on the end of my pointer fingers and it just picked right off. I think I should fill them on Tuesday when I have off. They have to look good for my surgery on Friday. I like to keep everyone that's going to have anything to do with the cutting into my flesh in any way, entertained!

My Minx nail still looks pretty good. It just seems to be peeling, just a little, from the free edge. If I file it a little, it will probably be o.k.. I don't really want to take it off when I fill them, but I really need it. Decisions, decisions!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Jewelry, jewelry, jewelry!

Today at work, I did a, basically, 4 hour jewelry lesson!

I had 5 different pieces of jewelry to "teach" people how to do. Some knew what they were doing, some sort of knew what they were doing and other had no damn clue as to what they were doing!

It was all good tho'. I had, I think, 93 people in that short 4 hours! I'm pooped!

As far as my nails go, my Minx nail that I had put on at the IBS is still holding on wonderfully! They only guarantee it for 4-7 days. Mine doesn't even look like it's been used. Trust me, I don't hold back when it comes to my nails. I know I can fix them, so why be a wimp in life?!

I will have to change everything for my foot surgery on Friday. Hmmmm....what to where?....

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1781, Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel announced the discovery of "Planet Herschel" (later named Uranis).

Friday, March 12, 2010

Balloon animals!!!

Tonight, my brother and I went to Hagen Elementary School to do balloon animals for their fundraiser. The charity that we were collecting donations for is the Childrens Home.

Oh man, does my shoulder hurt from all of the twisting of the balloons. But, it was a blast! I haven't made those in so long. My specialty was a balloon tail! Holy cow, they loved them. We made so many swords, it wasn't funny!

There was a mom there already doing face painting, one of my other "specialties" that I love to do. That poor mom did so many Spiderman faces, she probably doesn't want to see red paint again!

Tomorrow, jewelery!

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1933, FDR his first televised "fireside chat" to reassure Americans during the Great Depression.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cashier day!

What a fun day!

I got to "play" cashier. I love to shake things up for my brain. I actually got to finish the jewelry samples for the Make-it, Take-it on Saturday.

But...since I worked today, I have to now take off tomorrow. Saving hours, you know.

Oh, well...

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1993, the U.S. Senate confirmed Janet Reno as the first female Attorney general of the United States.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

No nails tonight?!

This will end up being a, kind of, weird day. Why, you ask? I am used to doing nails every Monday and Wednesday. This week my last Wednesday was in last night and my Wednesday is now next Tuesday! Does that make sense?!

I'm a very confused person to begin with, sometimes...but when I get this schedule down pat, I'll be ok.

I was supposed to have tomorrow off from Michaels, but I was called to come in. That's fine with me! I get to cashier. I love the different things I get to do. It breaks up the day and week. I don't get bored doing the same thing over and over and over...

Keep me busy, my brain does so much better!

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell said "Mr. Watson, come here, I want you." It was the first telephoned speech.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A day rest?

I'm still trying to recover from the trip to New York on Sunday. I know, it seems like I'm dragging this out, but, until you have this, you'll never know.

Well, let me tell you about what I got at the IBS. I got to see "Minx" in action. The demonstrator put one on me and one on my sister. Way cool stuff, practical for me and "regular" nail techs, probably not.

"Minx" are worn, mostly from what I've seen, by stars that walk the red carpet and are in music videos. Someday, they'll be wearing my designs!!

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1964, the first Ford Mustang rolled off the Ford assembly line.

Monday, March 8, 2010

I'm sooo tired...

I can't walk today. Between the plantar faciitis and fibromyalga, I feel like, honestly, a cripple.

These are the two most horrible things to have at once.

Must rest and sleep.

Oh! I didn't do any blogging for a couple of days last week because my web host was having a problem. I couldn't remember, damned fibromyalgia, what happened.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1963, the first stock car race took place in Daytona, Florida, paving the way for NASCAR.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


OMG! I ran into (on purpose) the three people I was hoping to see.

There was Mike Stevens from Nails International Magazine. He said he's working on 3 new magazines in three different countries. I'm there!!!

Then, Greg Young from Young Nails. Two years in a row, I gave him my business cards and am "still waiting for him to contact me"! ...not holding my breath...

Then, last but not least...Pattie Yankee from Dashing Diva! What a nice woman she is. She recognized me from last year and said she was looking for my card I gave her last year. She needed one more person to help out with fashion week this year!

She asked me for another one of my cards and gave me one of hers! AAHH!! She told me to write her and remind her about "me". Well, ok then...letters on the waaaaaay!

I'm sooooo tired!

TODAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1999, director Stanley Kubrick died. His films included The Shining and A Clockwork Orange.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

International Beauty Show!!

Well, I'm getting my act together for the IBS in NYC tomorrow. I can't wait!

I'm hoping that the "big wigs" I talked to last year are there again and I'll be able to make some more contacts. Gee, hope I don't seem like a dweeb and pushy!

I hope my feet and the rest of my body make'll be worth it!

Tonight, my brother put on a series of plays his friend Todd wrote, "Look at My Shorts" . A series of 8, 10 minute original plays. Very funny stuff! If anyone would like to donate, ask me, I'll tell you.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: today in 1495, the Renaissance artist and sculptor, Michaelangelo Buomarotti, was born in Caprese, Italy.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1952, Ernest Hemingway completed his Pulitzer-prize winning novel, "The Old Man and the Sea."

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1991, videotape of the LAPD's brutal beating of taxi driver Rodney King touched off riots in LA.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1925, officials finally agreed on one highway system (with shield-shaped signs) for America's roads.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hey Gramma!

Toady would have been my grandmothers 99 years old!
Happy birthday Grace Murphy!

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Today in 1961, JFK created the Peace Corps. One year later, 750 volunteers were working in 31 countries.