Thursday, May 25, 2006

chop chop

decided to chop my hair off today. not too short but just something short and sassy. i like it and it's especially nice in this weather. decided to pamper myself and get a manicure and pedicure as well. :) the girl who did it was good, which is a nice change. usually they want to cut my toenails off on each side (down into the quick) which causes in-grown toenails, but all i had to do was mention it and she knew. so many of the ppl who do pedicures here don't know what they're doing. i've noticed that if you go to the Ritz or such places, they know how to do it properly.

i know so many here who complain of in-grown toenails. and all one has to do is look down at their feet and you can see why. their toenails are cut and shaped like upside down V's... i think that's the reason. i personally like french pedicures and like my toenails and fingernails to have a square shape... i guess a lot of ppl get accustomed to going to these little *salon in a shop* places that are on every corner where you get girls who really don't know what they're doing... and they've been having their toenails cut like this for years, so they're used to it.

i've tried a few of these places and each time, it's the same. they try to cut my toenails down into the quick and then they wind up globbing this pink liquid on 'em that stains my toe and nail... i guess as a preventative measure to keep you from getting an infection - or that's what i think. why else would they put that crap all over your toes??!!

because i get my hands dirty a lot, i don't bother w/ manicures often. sometimes i'll treat myself if they're looking particularly ugly or dry... and, i'm not one for long fingernails either... but, i must say, they do look really nice today, so i'm glad i did it.

i'm in somewhat of a bad mood. i've thought about going shopping - heard Marina Mall's having a sale on furniture and i want to go to the new Jassim plant store - so maybe that'll lift my spirits. the yard is looking particularly bare and we need some fertilizer for the grass, so who knows... maybe i'll get some new plants (if there are any) and do some gardening in a little while.
we're now having a prob w/ another one of our birds - Oprah. i'll swear.. i starting to think that there are evil eyes in this house or something. stuff just keeps happening!! altho, i try not to let myself think about those things and not believe in it.... i can't help but to wonder though. i'll write more about it later... it's lunch time.

11 comments:

saba said...

Cutting ur hair hehehehe! nice..yea i miss manicures and pedicures..too bad im a poor student here and cant afford one :(..but yea if u dont go to the right place in Bahrain..u end up butchered.. therez a good manicure place in Al-ali mall btw...Nstyle or something..i used to go there with my friends..

mae mae said...

i'll be praying for your birds and cats, especially oprah.

sounds like you've been pretty busy lately!!!!! (but don't forget about me, lol. i missed your emails yesterday)

jahooni said...

send me a picture! how is your color holding up?

tooners said...

saba, i'll try this place at al'ali mall. they have some nice stores there.

mae mae, been running around a lot and had dinner w/ friends lastnight. i hope that oprah gets better too but i'm not sure if she will... something is wrong.

jahooni, i sent a funny pic of us to you earlier. the color is holding up pretty well. i've been washing w/ sweet water and it makes a huge difference! :)

Leilouta said...

"their toenails are cut and shaped like upside down V's."

OMG...you brought up so many memories of my aunts, the maids etc, who had that kind of toenail painting with dark henna. Soo ugly.

Lisa said...

Congrats on the new hair cut. I love cutting my hair. A few years ago, when I would get bored, I would go cut my hair. It got to the point that it got so short i would have to shave it to get it any shorter. Then I let it grow for about 5 years, I cut it off a few months ago and my husband makes sure I don't ever get too bored anymore!
THe pedicure experience there sounds horrible! I have never had a pedicure because I can't stand feet, so I don't like anyone to touch mine. I keep them nice though on my own. I'm afraid what the girl might make them look like!

tooners said...

Leilouta & Lisa, soooo many women have their toenails cut like this here, especially the housemaids and asians. BUT... i see women at work w/ the same and some of my in-laws have these "manicurists" cut their nails like that, and the thing is.. sometimes their toenails look SOOO freakin thick. i wonder if some don't have fungi under their or something, cuz i know that causes thick toenails. have no idea really tho, but i hate the look. i've tried telling a few ppl but they don't listen - so... whatever!

and lisa, thanks... i love the new look. makes me feel like a new woman! i've gone as short as yours too! way back and when i first came to meet my in-laws, my hair was that short and it's on my passport that short... all i heard was, "grow your hair out, grow your hair out" :)

Thursday said...

Sorry, I've moved AGAIN!

kojak said...

You know, lately I've been turned on my short blonde hair. I don't know why. Much like the hair do of Cameron Diaz. Maybe it's just a faze...

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Sandra said...

What is "sweet water"?

tooners said...

It's *regular* water or what I'd consider *water from the tap* in the U.S. The water that comes from the tap has salt in it, so you can't drink it. You can buy bottled water, get a filtering system or trucks come around the neighborhood w/ "sweet" water and you can fill up - altho I've heard this water isn't the cleanest, and I've tasted it - it reminds me of bad well water.