Friday, May 1, 2009

This one's for Mary-


Recently my friend Mary asked me what I do in my downtime that makes me feel "pampered." I couldn't think of anything- I'm just not really into the whole girl thing I guess and down time is a foreign language at my house! If I get time for myself I am usually feeling guilty for not doing something around the house, to either catch up or get ahead! (Like right now, I should really be cleaning!) But then I thought of something...something so horrendously girly that I've taken up recently... I've been getting my nails done. It has had a good effect- I really just started it cause my real nails are horrible. I was in way more pain with the breaking and peeling and hang-nails, and they've been cured since I started getting fakes. So, for that reason, I'm hooked! I love having them- not to mention they really do look nice. I never really cared before, but now I think it's great!

But alas, there's a story to add. Last time I went to get them done was a joke. I've known from the beginning that the little asian couple that runs the place can be hard to talk to, (because of the language barrier) but I had only ever had the guy do my nails before- in total silence. It was nice though, I had time to think and relax. On this imperticular oh-so-special occasion, the lady was the only one available to help me. I've named her the "Nail Natzee" since- and I don't know if I'll ever go back there. She literally smacked my hands dozens of times, each time saying in an asian accent "welax yo hand! I cut you!" And when she tried to turn my crooked finger, my elbow came up, and even it was given an insulting spanken for being a follower! "Welax! I cut you!" How does one relax after a tiny asian woman has threatened your life? Do you think she was genuinely worried about my safety? Well, there are plenty of other places to go, I don't need to put my life on the line for my pampering. And if I don't get them done again...Oh well, it's time I really should spend doing something more productive! So much for being a girl!

6 comments :

J, K, E & C Hadley said...

Very funny - I feel the same way when I get a pedicure. I took my nails off after 10 years just before I had Ethan. I really miss them, but don't get much time away from Ethan so maybe someday I can have that pampering again.

Joey said...

Your a NUT!

Cordell J Larkin said...

hehe! you make me laugh. funny story.

Ethington Family said...

Thank you for that! You are so cute. Glad you do at least one thing for yourself, that is, if you don't decided to stop. I think it is crazy when people act the way that women did. Don't they know how it comes across?

The Durham Family said...

You are hilarious!!! I am sorry about the nail thing though - I think sometimes that I want a break - something just for me - but I end up feeling so guilty that I don't do it - it would probably help though! I just can't wait for school to get out! Now watch - it will get worse!

Bonnie Tucker said...

Hey, I must be like you. Heidi talked me into getting my nails done a couple of Friday's ago. One broke about the next day. I just repaired it myself. i'll try it once more than I'll decide. I'm like you, never having very nice fingernails nor the time or patience to have them done. My girl's think I'm nuts.