Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Welcome to Mandy's Many Musings and Manicures!

So yesterday I had this really awesome welcome blog all typed out and ready to post. It took me over an hour to get it perfect. And then instead of hitting publish, I accidentally deleted it. FML

So now I am starting over from scratch even though I know that nothing I write now will be anywhere near as awesome as that blog that got deleted. But I will try my best.

My plan for this blog is to share with you my obsession with nail polish and painting my nails. A Sally's Beauty Supply store just opened yesterday in my small town, I am so excited! In between nail polish posts, I plan on talking about my life living in the same small town I grew up in. But we all now plans tend to change and nothing is ever set in stone, so I guess we will just see what happens!

I'm gonna start off by telling you a little bit about me. I'm Mandy-obviously! I'm a bit of a stickler for spelling and grammar. I'm not a member of the Grammar Police Force though, so while I will try not write too many run on sentences, my grammar may not always be perfect. Now spelling, though, that's another issue. I was the 3rd grade spelling champ and even though that was many years ago (exactly how many I refuse to divulge) I still hold that title near and dear to my heart. I know how to spell and I know how to use a spell checker.

I have the most amazing, wonderful, smart, beautiful, multi-talented daughter ever to be born. Well, probably not EVER, but to me she is the most special person in the world! Did I mention multi-talented? One of her many talents is her ability to drive me up the wall and across the ceiling in about 90 seconds! The thing is, we are both redheads. Both have a temper. Both stubborn. Both like (for me it might be more a NEED) to have the last word. So we have had many minor disagreements that escalated into major disagreements. The scariest part? She's not even CLOSE to being a teenager yet! I am absolutely terrified of her becoming a teenager. In fact, I am trying to think of a way to legally ad safely lock hide her in a remote cave somewhere on her 12th birthday and let her rejoin society on her 20th birthday so I can totally skip the dreadful phase of her being a teenager. Or maybe I could just lock myself away somewhere, preferably somewhere in the Caribbean on remote beach with white sand, turquoise blue water and a cabana boy named Winston Shakespeare (How Stella Got Her Groove Back anyone? Taye Diggs? *drool* Damn I think I just dated myself!) and stay there until she's become a reasonable adult.

I hope you all realize that I'm not really going to lock my child away in a cave for years on end or runaway to the Caribbean (although I'm not making any promises on the Taye Diggs part. If he were to offer to whisk me away somewhere tropical, I'm not sure I could turn him down. But since he's already married, and a big celebrity, the chances of that happening are slim to none. Damn)

I also have the tendency to lose my train of though and go off on wild tangents. I am easily distracted, kind of like that dog from the movie UP (what the hell was his name???). you know the SQUIRREL! thing? Yeah I do that a lot. It's just a quirk of mine, you'll get used to it eventually.

Hmm what else should I tell you about myself? Maybe I should keep some things a mystery for now. This is kind of like a first date, right? A first BLIND date! I want you to like me, so I should keep you wanting to come back for more! So I'll just say goodnight now.*nervously twirling my hair* I had a really great time with you! *looks down at my feet, the ceiling, everywhere but at you* I'm looking forward to seeing you again! *flashes my killer smile and bats my eyelashes* Call me!


PS I told you this wasn't going to be anywhere near as awesome as the first one I wrote and I was right! *sob*