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More Than Just the Weather

It occurred to me as I chopped the onions and garlic for dinner that people inevitably turn to the weather for conversational bridges.   While on the phone the phone with Directv's tech support, I heard my husband discuss our current weather forecast.  As a stylist behind the chair, I have relied on this conversational stop-gap myself occasionally, usually as a last resort.  I hear in in the salon all the time and it irritates me.   The weather is most often the last thing I talk about with a client, but I understand it is one thing almost any two people in close geographical contact would have in common. 

I don't like talking about the weather.  I tend to feel anxious with new people in my chair, but after my initial consultation pertaining to their haircare needs, I start asking key questions.  People like talking about themselves.  Just listen.  That is usually all you hear in a salon setting.  I figured out early in my career that people are in your chair either because y…

Bronzer and Mascara=Instant Vitamin D

So we are feeling December in upstate PA...dreary, gray and cold...blahs!  It was almost dark at 2pm, Tuesday, when I depleted the last of my energy stores.  Yuck!  I still had to entertain my children for the rest of the day!!  What was this Glamour Girl to do?  I slugged off to my makeup bag and grabbed my fluffy brush, loose bronzer and Maybelline Great Lash, Blackest Black.  A day off, no sun?  No worries!  It was like a splash of August sunlight burst through my bathroom window as I layered on a few coats of mascara and got a lit-from-within boost from my Cover Girl loose bronzer.  I bundled up the chitlins and braved the below-freezing grayness for some fresh air fun, feeling bright and rejuvenated, thanks to my Instant Vitamin D.  No matter how blah or yuck I feel, even on my fabulous days at home with the darlings, doing laundry and scrubbing bathrooms, I always feel better with just a touch of makeup.  It is not vain, it is Mama's little pick-me-up.

Here we go!

I am at the beginning!  A very good place to start!  I've got a million ideas, and I cannot wait to fill you all in on them!  This is going to be fun...