I decided that I would go full out for this trip and get a manicure/pedicure/ eyebrow wax. I’ve had one manicure in my life but never had a pedicure. Let’s just say although I think I will go again, this first one wasn’t the most pleasant of experiences. You combine LOTS dead foot skin, especially around the toes, a client who yelps at the slightest amount of pain, pain that removing LOTS of dead foot skin, especially around the toes and it’s not that good a combination. Add to that I had to hold my legs in positions I don’t normally hold them and people who told me what a relaxing thing a pedicure was, lied. On top of that I felt I was in that episode of Seinfeld where Elaine thought they were all laughing at her because she didn’t speak their language. The name of the salon I went to was Lotus something so you can take by that it was a very similar situation. I’m overly protective of my toes and legs – odd I know – but true and I was sure they were making fun of them – what will dead foot skin and all. But it was well worth it as I catch glimpses of my beautiful dead skin free, very nicely coloured toe nails. The manicure went much better though. I have beautifully matched toe and finger nails. The only problem with the manicure was I was so paranoid that I moved my hands v e r y s l o w l y and didn’t dare put on a seat belt in fear of them all chipped. And I prayed all the way home that I didn’t get pulled over by the cops for not wearing my seat belt. I would have been annoyed as hell paying the fine, but even worse would be explaining that I was wearing my seat belt because my nails were wet.
As for the eyebrow wax, well just as she was finishing up my nails a bunch of people who had appointments came in and I think she forgot. Since I was already convinced they were all laughing at me, I didn’t mention that part and when I got home, I ripped quite a few of the offending eyebrow hairs out myself. Not as good as a professional job and probably more painful but they still pass muster.
But if I’m this excited today – tomorrow is going to be a killer!!
One more thing that different than last time. Last year I told everyone I was going to a writers conference. This year I'm telling them I'm going to a Romance Writers Conference!