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I've Got Me Some Talons

My nails are thin, weak and split at the sight of water. I tried everything ... vitamins, rubber gloves, manicures among other things and nada ... nothing works. I was having a cocktail on my deck with a friend who has nice nails and she recommended I get a dip. A dip? What is a dip? Come to find out there are all kinds of "fake" nails. There are shellac, gel, acrylic, nail wraps, silk, linen, fiberglass and dip powder. Men have absolutely no idea what is taken to be a woman! Some of you may have seen comedian Anjelah Johnson's act on Vietnamese manicurists. I am here to say that I lived her skit. I ventured to a Vietnamese nail salon to get a dip over my natural nails. Thinking this would

The Truth About Conferences

I attended a workshop in Denver for my job and there is a reason I was never a very good student ... I cannot be talked at for hours upon hours. The droning is like a white noise that makes me sleep. The speaker either needs to be brief or a standup comedian. I consider myself a seat guru. I am strategic while choosing my seat location. My seat needs to be close to the exit where limited people can see my computer screen. Afterall, a woman needs her Facebook and emails. For you novice seat selectors, the perfect seat is the last/back row and preferably on the outside aisle. The seating is crucial because it allows me to sneak out when I start hearing blah, blah. I can entertain myself by loo


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