Monday, March 28, 2011

Newspaper Fingernails

This fun idea was popping up in my twitter feed today.  Newsprint on my fingernails?! Fun!
Alas, the article linked to another and the instructions were in French.

What's a non-French speaking girl to do? Besides learning French and risk being whisked away to the land of Eiffel?

Google translator, of course.

You'll need scissors, a nail polish color pale, with a base coat
a newspaper, alcohol (such as vodka or other) and a top coat.

Varnish your nails by applying a base coat and two coats of varnish.
Put alcohol in a glass.
Cut small pieces of newspaper large enough to cover your nails.
When your nails are dry, soak them in alcohol.

Cover your nails with small pieces of newspaper.
Remove small pieces of newsprint slowly.
Let dry and apply a layer of top coat.

Can't wait to try it!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Just a little bit warmer

I walked to my office this afternoon after eating my lunch outside behind my building. The bench wasn't very comfortable but the stone was warm and welcoming. My arms and face had turned a bit pink from the 30 minutes I had spent outside. It wasn't long, but my skin has been missing color for months now.

Wasn't it snowing this time last week?

In the middle of January, in the middle of February the winter season seems so long. But now, I'm wondering "didn't we just celebrate my birthday?" and "What happened to Christmas?" and "Did I listen to any holiday music?"

We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

While I love the snow falling and twinkling Christmas lights and a crackling fire in the fireplace I also need the change. I appreciate the crisp air of a late October morning because just two months before the temperature is higher than a human's body temperature and the humidity makes me melt into a puddle. So, it is about time for the weather to warm up. 

But not too much.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

You know it when....

You know it's bad/serious you need a new job when your coworkers start emailing you/printing out job opportunities they think you'd be perfect for...

*Not that they want you to leave but they're ALSO looking for new jobs