Monday, January 2, 2012

I'm Not Really a Waitress

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Last September, before a road trip to my daughter's home in Nebraska, I treated myself to a pedicure and manicure.  Since I felt quite daring on that particular day, I let the technician paint my toenails with red polish, but had her put only clear polish on my fingernails.  The colored polish must have been stout stuff, for it  lasted over 90 days with nary a chip.  However, as my toenails grew, a sizeable gap appeared between the bottom edge of the polish and the base of my nail.  (Who cares?  Only the cats and I see my toes.) More importantly, even though they grow slowly, my nails needed to be trimmed. Due to stiffening joints which do not want to cooperate in the task of bringing toes to hands, or vice versa, I can no longer perform that trivial duty for myself.  It was time for a visit to the nail salon.

I had intended to get only a pedicure, since attending to my fingernails is something I can still do for myself.  However, after the polish had been applied to my wonderfully soothed and well-groomed tootsies, I inquired as to the color name of the polish, a brazen, slightly glittery, deep red, the same color that had been applied in September.  I was so taken by the color name, which accurately reflects my (high) spirits today, that I decided to have a manicure, as well, and to have the same color applied to my fingernails (photo above.  Ignore those gnarly fingers and just look at that color!)

The company which produces this product must have a staff of slightly wacky, but highly creative, employees on its staff.  When I was working, I frequently had manicures and was always amused by the color names of their polish, such as:  Blushingham Palace; Catherine the Grape; Cozu-Melted in the Sun; Kennebunk-port; Melon of Troy; Romeo & Joliet; Silent Mauvie; Smok'n in Havana (one of my favorite colors); St. Petersburgundy; You Rock-apulco Red; and... today's color choice:  I'm Not Really a Waitress.  Love those names!

The next few days will tell if this polish is really tough.  Of course, if I had used my toes as much as I did my fingers during the last three months, the previous application of polish on my toenails probably wouldn't have lasted very long.  We'll see.  Right now, I have sparkling fingers and toes!

Tomorrow is also a day.

P.S.  I know it's already January 2, but "HAPPY NEW YEAR!" to you all.

15 comments:

Abby said...

I love red! And what a great name! I wish all yarn colorways were bestowed with similarly great names instead of "101" of "2506".

Mimi Foxmorton said...

It's BEAUTIFUL! :)

You know....I have never, ever had a mani-pedi............

Snap said...

What a great name for polish and what a great way to get the New Year off to a start! Happy New Year!

Hilary said...

You have lovely fingers, dear Pat and I love that colour on you.. its name so amusing. Happy New Year to you and yours. :)

TSannie said...

Happy new year to you too, my friend! Was in MO for Xmas - what great weather we had!

Jackie said...

This is tough polish; it's the color I always got for years. I, too, smiled at the name.
Love it.... Great choice!!
Hugs,
J.

Arkansas Patti said...

I so envy the pedicure part. It kills my back to even cut my toenails. Just don't bend like I used to.
What creative names. I would love to see Melon on Troy.
Maybe in 2012??

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Pat, Happy New Year to you... Congrats on the neat mainicure and pedicure... LOVE that color. Hope it lasts on your fingers!!!!

Hope 2012 is GREAT for you.
Hugs,
Betsy

Katherine said...

Happy new year to you too Pat. What an excellent start! I too 'splashed' out with colour this year )well, actually at Christmas). I have painted left foot nails green and right foot nails 'not-waitress' red! :-)

Countrygirl said...

Great color! Happy New Year! I think you should make this a monthly event!

Suldog said...

Your fingers are NOT gnarly, and the manicure looks great!

mchelen said...

I always liked "Venus deViolet" (a very pale, shimmery, barely-lilac color) in my manicured days!

Carolina said...

LOL about the nail polish names. Very chic colour. Nail polish only lasts for about two days on my fingernails. Then the chips appear and it starts to look terrible :-)

Southwest Arkie said...

Polish last about five minutes on my fingernails...I am just not careful enough, I guess. Happy New Year!

NitWit1 said...

Nail Polish and Wines must have wacky names in common as the one that captivated our recent South Dakota Morocccan Reunion trip, Red Ass Rhubarb Wine.