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March 4th, 2015 at 06:34 am

Well, I went through all my papers and I couldn't find my flex-spend debit card. I left a message with the company this morning and I'm waiting for a callback.

I scored a bag of veggies yesterday! All the leftovers from the shower were spread out in the break room yesterday. At the end of the day, a lot of crudites were left over, and the admin assistant who did the cleanup offered them to me. (I have a reputation!) It is mostly baby carrots, but there were peapods, cherry tomatoes, and jicama, too.

I went home last night and made a potato scramble dinner, using some of the veggies. I'll probably end up making carrot soup since there are so many to use up. And the rest will go on salads.

I bought gas on the way home for $23. I believe I paid $2.49 a gallon, which is about as good as it gets right now.

I got an answer to my email yesterday about the museum job -- only that we will meet privately to discuss it. I don't want to talk on the phone in my office.

Now, about that no-chip manicure? I didn't know you couldn't take the stuff off! I've read about how to do it, but it sounds so awful I'm inclined to just let it grow out. It's not a very noticeable color. I think if I just put some ordinary pale polish on the growing-out part it will look okay. I wish I had known that it melds onto your nails; I would have just gone for the regular manicure.

10 Responses to “This and That”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Is that manicure type one that the manicurist can remove? I thought my mom had that done with hers. I could be wrong.

  2. doingitallwrong Says:

    It's not as hard as it sound to get that polish off. Just saturate a piece of cotton with acetone, place it on the nail, wrap your finger tip in foil, and let it sit for 1/2 an hour or so. It slides right off. (If you can stand it, file down the surface of the polish first. It's a weird feeling and I can only do it a little bit!)

    I recommend only doing one hand at a time, though. It's very difficult to wrap the foil on the second hand! Wink

  3. BuckyBadger Says:

    If it's a gel manicure I agree with the others. I do them myself at home with the light and everything. I remove the polish as doingitwrong described. If there is still sine gunk left on you can use a pillar block or similar nail buffer to smooth it off. I would die without my gel manicures!

    If it's gel, there's no melding, just polish too sturdy for non-acetone polish remover.

  4. BuckyBadger Says:

    I meant polar block!

  5. My English Castle Says:

    I love free food.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Thanks -- I bow to your experience! When I looked up how to remove it, I saw many comments from people about how their nails were ruined, which is what caused my concern. I'll try the foil method this weekend, when I have time!

  7. BuckyBadger Says:

    Sometimes at salons they don't wait long enough and then scrape the polish off too aggressively. If you do it at home you don't need to be in a rush. You can use one of those little wooden nail sticks - or an un-sharpened pencil, I suppose!

    After about 15 minutes my old polish pretty much slides right off under the pressure of the cotton ball. I'd check on it after 10 minutes - if it doesn't all come right off just reapply the wet cotton and foil and wait another 10 minutes. That, along with filing off the top coat a bit, will get the acetone to saturate the polish. I do usually need to buff, though, because it always feels just a little bit gummy even when I'm done.

  8. Kiki Says:

    The acetone can be very drying on your skin and cuticles so plan to lotion up a lot for the first couple of days to keep from getting hang nails. I love the manicures but don't get them very often.

  9. Firstofmanysteps Says:

    I almost never use my flex spending debit card. It's better to charge on my cc, get the cash back and then submit for a reimbursement.

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Those free veggies sound great!

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