Monday, March 19, 2012

Waxing Part 2 Postponed...

MAN!!! Today...quite possibly my only day off...I was not able to sleep in and I even managed to wake up well before my alarm was set to go off. Ugh...I hate getting older and not being able to sleep in anymore. :(

So I took my time getting dressed and drinking coffee and even managed to squeeze in time to watch one of my favorite new shows OnDemand before scraping the snow off my windshield and heading out to my appointment.

I get there and find my way up to the salon and make myself confortable and wait for the lady to arrive. She was so nice and really made me feel comfortable. I told her it was my first time and I was walking in with absolutely NO expectations so I wouldn't be influenced. I wasn't expecting a TON of pain and I wasn't expecting it to be COMPLETELY painless.

I got ready and waited for her to come in and when she finally did, she told me she couldn't do it. I was so bummed. I had not siked myself out or had myself all amped up but I was surprisingly let down that I was not able to have it done.

I have my appointment for next Monday (assuming that I do not have to work) and it is going to drive me crazy now that I have a whole week to now sike myself out...

Until Next Time!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

What Have You Had Waxed Lately?

Beware...this post and the next one will not be graphic but if you're uncomfortable talking about any and ALL kinds of waxing then you might not want to continue reading.

My first experience with waxing was getting my eyebrows waxed before my 8th grade dance. I have been getting them waxed every few weeks for about 14 years now (with the exception of the eight weeks I spent in boot camp). I did have a short cooling off period my freshman year of high school when my mom decided that she was going to purchase an at home DIY waxing kit from the local drug store.

She had done a relatively decent job but all it took was that one time she did not realize that she had accidentally gotten wax on my eyelid and ripped the strip back only to take a layer of skin off with it. From that moment on she was not allowed to come within ten feet of me with wax and still is not to this day! I do not believe it would have been such a horrible experience but there was this really cute guy that sat by me in my math class and it was hard enough trying to look cute with this fuzzball of hair I have on my head (because hair straighteners were not really that available at the time and I sucked at trying to do it with my mom's curling iron) but then I had the missing skin on my attractive.

Just when I thought it had gone away and healed, second semester started and that meant swimming for gym. The instant that chlorine water hit my face, I felt my eyelid just on fire! It was all inflamed and I had my mom bring me some cream that I could put on it to try and make it better and it just made me feel even worse...and cuss at her under my breath every time I saw her.

I am very picky when it comes to who I allow to wax my eyebrows (and by the way I have to think very hard before I say the word "eyebrows" because if I do comes out as "eyebrays"...just a fun little fact about me!). I will recommend or discourage places that I have gone to. For example, I went to two different places when I lived in Oregon. The salon where I got my hair cut and colored offered eyebrow waxing and when I went in, she informed me that she was moving. It was a pleasant experience and had she not left then I would have continued to go to her because she was just that awesome that one time. I did not break out and my eyebrows were not red for hours afterwards. But my favorite place to go to was the hair place INSIDE Walmart...of all places right?! They always did a fantastic job and I loved it!

I went there reluctantly though because I had been to several other Walmarts in different parts of the country and tried their waxing services...not so much! I always ask people I know that have lived in the area I am in where they recommend because I hate going in blindly. I went to two different places where my sisters and mom got their nails done and had a terrible experience at each lady even made me bleed...

So now I get down to the nitty gritty. I am going to the Lady A concert on Tuesday night and in my great talent of procrastinating I have waited until the day before to get my pedicure and eyebrows done. That is not the nitty gritty. I have an appointment at 11am to get (as my mom puts it) my "lady parts" waxed. I have never done it which you know by reading the above paragraphs. I am a little nervous and excited at the same time. I am unfortunately going by myself but I am actually kind of okay with that. One of my friends and favorite tanning salon employee wanted to go but has to work but I told her (because she has never done it either) I would go with her when she goes...hopefully she makes her appointment on a Monday since my boss usually asks me to work on Tuesdays when I am not scheduled to.

What have you ever had waxed and how was your experience? My mom got her "lady parts" waxed a couple weeks ago and said it did not hurt nearly as bad as she thought it would and I swore up and down that I would never do it but I changed my mind tonight and made the appointment and now there is no turning back! Please comment and let me know about your experiences!!! I will be posting again tomorrow about the whole experience!

Until Next Time!

It Is A WTF Kind of Morning

Today is Sunday. Usually that means that by now (9am) I am on the I-5 heading South and am either almost to or just getting to Fresh Fitness and Dance Studio to teach my Zumba Toning class that starts at 9:30am. I get up this morning and look out the window and low and behold...THERE IS SNOW EVERYWHERE!!!

Here we are...2 days away from spring...and the ground is COVERED in snow. I really am not a fan of this white stuff that keeps falling from the sky. Mainly because I work at an airport and if there is snow then they do not fly...if they do not fly then they don't make money...if they don't make money then my hours suffer and my paycheck sucks!

I am ready for the days to get longer and warmer and for this stuff to stop! I don't remember getting this much snow the last time I lived here. This is ridiculous!

The only thing I have to look forward to is the fact that I'm going to the Lady Antebellum concert on Tuesday! I just hope that this snow goes away because I probably have to drive home after the concert. Fingers crossed!

Until next time!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Loss of Life Never Gets Easier

Posted to Facebook on Wednesday, 2/29/12, at 5:22pm PST:

"Today our nation's Coast Guard mourns the loss of 4 of it's members in a tragic accident. Sadly, these men will not make the headlines the way others such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and most recently Davy Jones have. Although these 4 men surely haven't "touched" as many lives as these celebrities did, the lives they did impact were greatly changed forever. That is where their legacy lies. These men did not chose to be among the rich and famous, but rather, chose the life of a servant. They spent many a day, and more than a few nights, training to be that miracle sent from God above to help a fellow person in makes me proud to say that I share the same values and qualities of these men. May the 6535, and her final crew, rest in peace."

This was posted by a friend of mine regarding a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter that went down during a training mission Tuesday night. I have read a lot of posts regarding these four men that lost their lives but no more beautiful words were written than these. I have even seen many people reposting this exact post and quoting Shorty (this is the nickname that he goes by and I will not post his actual name to protect his privacy).

I have spent the last few days trying to figure out what exactly I was going to say in this post and I am not entirely sure what is going to pour out of my fingers but I guess we'll find out!

A lot of people have no problem denying that the Coast Guard is in fact military. What is the purpose of the military? To serve and protect this country (and her people) from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Take the first four words that I wrote...TO SERVE AND PROTECT...that is what the Coast Guard is here for. While we do have Coasties overseas, the vast majority is here protecting our coasts! Having served over 5 years in the Coast Guard and over 4 of those years in aviation, I may not have been flying and rescuing people but I saw the impact that it had on my fellow shipmates and the stories they told about the lives they saved.

Tuesday night, the 6535 was on a training mission. I do not know any of the details regarding the crash itself and until a full investigation has been completed I believe that there will be no fully accurate news report about what happened that night. Training to keep themselves proficient for when an emergency does occur and the SAR (search and rescue) alarm goes off, they will know what they are supposed to do to save your loved ones in distress!

The men that lost their lives that fateful night are: LCDR Dale Taylor, LTJG Thomas Cameron, ASTC Fernando Jorge, and AET3 Andrew Knight.

All 4 of these brave souls have been found and may they rest in peace. My heart goes out to the friends and families of these men. I know that I did not say everything that I wanted to but I have shed a few tears about this. It is not the first time something this terrible has happened but I hope that it will be the last. I am lucky enough to have not lost anyone that I have known and now consider family. Being in the Coast Guard and especially CG Aviation, you become more than just friends but you do become a family. When you need help moving, they are there (as long as you're providing the beer and pizza When you had a horrible day and need a drink after work, they are there. When you get a bug up your ass and want to throw a party that night, they are help you make the calls to get people out!

Until Next Time!