Speaking of Letting Oneself Go
April 19, 2004
A brief note to say that the Parade of Squares is getting to be kind of incredible. Every day (OK, every day except the two MONTHS in there where your computer was bombed) I’m surprised at what has come in. These are going to be beautiful afghans, and I can’t wait until we start seeing the squares combined.
PS Beauty Korner: In a personal care aside, you know how I feel about the poorly pedicured of the world. For anyone just joining us, I feel the need to reiterate one small, Absolute Rule of Grooming: As the blossom of springtime fades, as the old cat gets kind of smelly, so too does nail polish fail. When it does, one must bid a swift farewell to failed polish. Do not let it linger. Do not think, “Oh, it still looks OK.” O no, sister, be not fooled: get thy bottle of Cutex nail polish remover, and go to work.
Well, after about three weeks of procrastination and a moment of inspiration I made a little visit to The Venetian NAILS Salon, home of the Vibratron 2000 Massaging Pedicure Chair With Adjustable Seat And Bubbly Foot Spa, which looks to have all the gizmos and contraptions of the Cat in the Hat’s Cleanup Mobile. After getting all tidied up, feeling kind of sassy, I head over to Clif’s preschool for the noontime receipt of child. Within exactly one minute he managed to land his grubby little light-up shoe directly on my right foot. Squoosh, just like that. I have my bottle of Cutex right here. Crikey.