Saturday, May 24, 2008

Going to a different meeting

I woke up this morning and decided to go to a different meeting than I usually attend on Saturday mornings.  It is at 6:30, just like my other one.  I haven't been to this one in years... probably 5 years.  It doesn't hurt to "shake things up" every now and then.

Yesterday I ran for the first time in 11 days.  I spent the rest of the day in pain.  Oh dear.  Maybe the pain had more to do with the fact that I spent several hours in my garden, pulling weeds, and trimming, and edging, etc.  Yes.  I think I shall chose to believe that!   

I looked at my hands after the garden work and decided to get a manicure.  A friend gave me a gift certificate for a manicure months ago.  She wanted me to give a local shop another try.  I got mad at them in December when I showed up for an appointment and they had let a walk-in take my appointment and no others were available.  So, yesterday, I went in for another appointment.  I got a woman who spoke English so poorly I couldn't understand what she was saying when she asked me "you want me to file?"  WHAT?  "you want me to file?" (this time with filing motions)  Probably this is more than a language problem, because why would you get a manicure and not have your nails filed!  She finally told me that "your nails so short."  So, she filed my fingertips for a while before she chopped away at my cuticles.  I told her it hurt, but she continued.  She continued to hurt me and I continued to complain.  When it came time to massage my hands, she bent my fingers backwards, looked up at me with a smile and said "That hurt?" and I told her "YES."  I was about to walk out, but decided that she had probably already done most of her painful damage, and she was unlikely to hurt me while painting my nails.  I was correct.  It is probably the worst looking manicure I have ever had.  I sincerely doubt that I shall ever return to New York Hair and Nails in Lakewood, Colorado.  

Well, on that charming note, I think I will get dressed and go to a different meeting!



dAAve said...

I am making a note of that as we speak.

Pam said...

I am leaving for the 5th Saturday in a row at a new meeting. So far, I have had to lead it everytime, including the first time when I did not even know where the bathrooms were yet. WHY? Because a group of 1/2 house girls keep showing up, at 10:00 when the meeting starts, but the "regualar" women of that meeting don't show up unitl 10:20. WHY? I guess hoping some one else will lead and they won't have to. NOW...I'm stuck because I know the newcomers will be there and there won't be a meeting if I don't go. ALL OF THIS started, because 5 weeks ago I wanted to try a new meeting!
HOWEVER>>>>I have a FABULOUS nail salon in my neighborhood. And the manacurists show up, so at least I don't have to go around taking care of their customers.

recoveryroad said...

I like checking out new meetings now and again. Some I don't go back to, others become 'keepers'.

Running...gardening...I'm breathless, girly!

Have a good weekend.

Scott W said...

I am lucky that my cuticles are very healthy and don't even need to be pushed back. But years ago someone treated me to a manicure. The manicurist pushed them back, trimmed them and did whatever else they do. The next day my cuticles were all cut up, jagged and all dried out. That was my one and ONLY time someone besides me did my nails.

Bill said...

Oh, no! Sorry about the manicure from hell, but if it makes you feel any better, at least one sober alcoholic on this Saturday night got a big chuckle out of your story! Thanks!

BigSkymAAck said...

I think it is good to shake things up once in a while myself. Now this bail thing is not encouraging at all. I have beem telling myself that one of these days I am going to get a pedicure. I have told myself for years that someday I am going to get a manicure as well.

Now I am really questioning both of those thoughts. Well when I finally make a decision I will have to make sure they speak english.

Enjoy your long weekend. Oh yes send me an e-mail as to when you are going to Alaska.