Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I am not really a girly girl, but I do like to get my nails done every couple of weeks and indulge in a pedicure every 5 or 6 weeks; maybe more often in the warmer months. Hey, I deserve it. I walk my dog every day and spend 8 hours on my feet at minimum. You only get two feet.

 I have been going to my present salon for nearly 7 years.  I am not all that fussy about who does them because they all know what they are doing.  Plus they can always fit me in the same day, which is good.

There is a  TV in the salon; it is always on.  When I first started going there, it was constant music videos, the owners favoirites being concerts of the Eagles, Celine Dion, Tina Turner, ABBA, and, oddly, J Lo.  I have heard all of these many times.  When they got a bigger TV it was movies for awhile.  Now, it is daytime talk shows and soaps, CNN, reruns of The Golden Girls and other boring stuff depending on what time of day I hit the salon.  It is generally quiet and calm, low conversation and the staff not overly chatty.  Just the way I like it.

Today I stepped into a Bizarro World; a new nail tech flirted shamelessly with one of the male technicians.  One woman shrieked into her cell phone incessantly (you know how I love that).  A whiny woman complained about the smell of acetone (seriously??  WTF did you expect in a nail salon, moron?).  Worse still was a man and wife duo getting pedicures and talking about the benefits of cosmetic surgery while "The Replacement Killers" movie was on TV. So NOT relaxing.

What's the world coming to? Next time it will probably be "Kill Bill", with the odor of acetone replaced with Old Spice.  If this turns into a men's nail salon, I'm outa here.