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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

HITS Hera

I mentioned last post that my mom was here.  She's expecting a post about this as I always complain that she wears me out.  So here it is mom! Yes she wore me out yet again! She doesn't know how to just sit.  It isn't in her.  Never has, probably never will.

We got a lot done around my house.  She stained my deck and front porch.  It looks amazing.  The day we went shopping, we decided to stop and get some lunch.  I parked the car and as we were walking to the restaurant, something blew past us.

It was a four point buck running at top speed toward the building the restaurant is in.  He did not stop or slow down and plowed right into the brick wall at full speed.  He fell down to the ground, bleeding from the mouth and his back legs weren't working.

Mom and I were hoping he was just stunned and would get up.  He didn't.  It was a very sad thing to see.  I tried to talk calmly to him, trying to soothe him, but that didn't help.  By this time, the manager had come out of the restaurant and I told him to call the game warden and get them here fast.

Mom and I went inside at that point.  I could see the game warden's vehicle arrive.  We asked the waitress what ended up happening.  She said sadly, that the deer didn't get any better and they had to put him down.  It was the saddest thing.  Where I grew up, the deer are almost tame and you can walk up to them and feed them apples and stuff so I just love deer.

We have no idea what caused the deer to race into the wall like that and where we were was a mall/shopping center and not really a place where you would think deer would be hanging out.  The waitress told us she thought it had maybe gotten hit by a car or something like that.

What she told us next had mom and I just shaking our heads.

The waitress said that the people who were sitting in the booth where the deer hit demanded a free meal as they were "traumatized" by the incident.

Why are people so stupid??? People will stop at nothing to get something for free.  It just irritates the crap out of me.

Then I go to hair dye day and my hairdresser tells me about how she went to the local Walmart and saw this...........


Don't worry, this has been on TV and in the newspapers so I'm not taking anyone's privacy.  Do you see what's in the cart???? Yup that would be a gutted buck.  In Walmart.  Not something you see everyday right???? This is why it made the news.

So I had two deer stories for you.

Now let's look at a polish I haven't worn since 2011.  Again, since February is coming, I'm wearing my precious ones.  This I actually got from Brazil in a trade.  I give you HITS Hera.

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
Oh and yeah, I let my nails grow out long too before the ban.  How stunning is this???? It's such a tiny bottle of polish only 6ml.  They aren't five free and they stink like old polish, but they have amazing holoness!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Monday, November 28, 2016

Chaos and Crocodiles Subterfuge

When did it get to be almost December????  Holy crap this year is going by way too fast.  My mom has been here and gone, I've been sick with a cold and I just haven't felt like blogging.

It's looking like as of February 1, my hospital will totally ban all nail products for all staff and naked, natural nails are all that will be allowed.  How they will police this with the doctors and nurse practitioners etc, I have no idea.  I took it up to the second in command at my hospital and they didn't want to hear what I had to say.

It had already been decided by then.

Here's what happened.

One of my coworkers is on the infection control committee and told me what they were proposing. Of course I flipped out.  Nail polish is my hobby, the thing I do you know?  I went to Facebook and asked in one of the nail groups for help. Anything from proof that nail polish is safe to what does their hospital policy state.

I got some good stuff and passed it on to my coworker to show at the meetings.

What I then found out was, she couldn't go to the meeting that counted as she had a family emergency.  I decided to take matters into my own hands at that point.

I emailed one of the doctors in Epidemiology asking if he could spare some time to talk to me about this issue. This was after I had emailed around trying to find out who actually approves and makes these policies.  Seems he passed my email on to the second in command who reached out to me and a meeting was set.

I met with my superior first and she helped me get my thoughts down on paper and get a good presentation going as I couldn't just walk in there and say I think this sucks.

I had a counter proposal I had gotten from someone on Facebook called the 96 hour rule.  This is that you have to have fresh regular nail polish on every 96 hours.  All their proof is against gel nail polish and acrylics.  They had nothing on regular nail polish.  I pushed that point.

I was very nervous and the time finally came to meet with the second in command and the head of infection control.  My presentation started by saying that I don't understand this rule.  That all of their proof is not about regular nail polish, yet they are banning it anyway.  When I started comparing it to when I was in high school and we weren't allowed to were shorts, yet miniskirts were allowed, they cut me off and basically said it's a done deal.

Of course, I kept going trying to get my point across.  They weren't having it.  I mean they were totally nice about it.  A bit condescending saying they really like that I felt comfortable enough to come and talk to them about this.  That they could see I was passionate about this topic, but they already made up their minds.

It seems they have decided that the 20-30% of people who wear nail polish are causing 100% of the infections in the hospital and by banning polish, it will totally eradicate infection.

Ummmmm yeah right.

So I asked them what would happen when they find out that it isn't nail polish causing infection, but bad hand washing or something else.  They claim they will revisit this issue but I know right now that once they ban nail polish, it ain't coming back.

I haven't worn polish for over a week now.  I do still have my clear EZ Dip gel on as I refuse to give up the length I've gotten with it.  I am trying to figure out the best matte top coat to use as the shine from the dip gel process gives me away.  I actually flashed my "naked" nails to my boss earlier this week when she mentioned that the second in command had told her that "I did a good job" with my presentation.

She couldn't tell and said I had nice nails.  I can totally tell and she was across the room so I don't think I've gotten the right combo yet.  I also know that when I do wear polish on top, it sometimes stains the gel and that would totally give me away at work that I don't have naked nails.

I am really sad about this.  As stupid as it is, nail polish is important to me.  Having my nails done is important to me.  I'm not one to slap polish on take a picture for this blog, then take it right back off. When I asked you guys before if you would be ok with my still doing this blog, but without nail polish pictures, no one said anything.  So I'm not sure what to do here.

Tell me something.

Since I knew this day was coming, I started wearing ones I've been saving.  This is C&C Subterfuge.

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
I am so in love with this brand!!! I've also not bought any new polish in forever.  They did tell me that they would show my presentation to the people who decide on new policies.  Part of me is still hoping they will let regular polish through.  February 1 is going to come way too fast for me.

What are your thoughts?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Friday, November 11, 2016

Custom Holo Dust & Cat Hair

I realized I haven't updated you on the office sitch lately.  There isn't much to tell.  The mister issue is no longer an issue as the new girl has stopped turning it on.  I see that she may turn out to be sort of cool and funny if she would just drop the snotty I'm better than you attitude.

I sneaked into my coworkers meeting to see what they are saying about her as she emailed me saying she felt like they didn't like her.   I told her I would say something to them but she asked me not to.

She obviously doesn't know me well enough yet as of course I said something to them.

But what they said back to me I had no idea as I have been so busy it's not even funny.  They told me that she treats them like her minions and expects them to drop and do her bidding when she wants them to.  I think part of it is she doesn't know them well enough to realize they will get it done that she doesn't have to stand and watch over them.

I had no idea the new girl was doing this stuff to them.  And here I was trying to stick up for her. Well I'm stuck between them, Ms Princess and the new girl.  It's too stressful!  I'm not going to say anything to the new girl about my talking about her to them.  I did say in this meeting that it's hard as the new girl and I want to change how things are done, but feel that while Ms Princess is in limbo waiting for a person to take her job from her, that it would be disrespectful to talk changes in front of her.

They suggested I tell Ms Princess that we are going to talk about these things but with no hard feelings.  Have they forgotten who Ms Princess is with her crying jags???? I've been so damn busy I haven't even been able to talk to her or help her with her work load.  There is a girl out sick and stupid me volunteered to pick up her job as it's my MD.  I have been so overwhelmed it isn't even funny.

There really hasn't been anything worth mentioning happening lately.  Although I did ask about my back hurts at her new job.  It seems she portrayed herself to know more than she really does.  Gee isn't that how she always was??? I just find that hilarious that she lied to get a new job, saying she was better and more knowledgeable that she truly is.

So perfect.

All right.  Today I realized I always show you the green custom holo from More Nail Polish.  She actually made me five in total.  Here is the brown one she called Dust and Cat Hair after some of my stories I've told.


Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
You all know how I love me my brown.  This is the perfect chocolate brown holo for me.  I thank you Cathy for making these for me!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Enchanted Polish Dime Piece

The saga that is my car repair is finally over.  What is the final tally of time that elapsed from the hit and run to me getting my car back from the repair shop?

Six Weeks.

No joke.

Let's do a quick recap for those who haven't paid attention. My car rear bumper was hit while it was in the parking lot of a grocery store.  The a*shole didn't leave a note.  Two days later, I had the estimate in hand, ready to send to my insurance so they could do their thing.

That's where the drag happened.  My claim guy tried to make me go through my comprehensive, which has a deductible of $500 for me.  This is clearly a hit and run and should be run through uninsured motorist per Virginia law.  My deductible for this is $200.

A huge difference in money for me.

My claims guy fought me at every turn.  I finally called my broker to call him and school him on insurance law. She even went several levels above him before he finally realized he wasn't going to get away with this.

Then he tells me "the check is in the mail."  I never ever get it.  I started emailing him daily telling him I didn't get it today over and over.  He finally says, OK, I'll cancel that check and reissue a new one.  I never got that one either.

After several days, the dumba*s figures out oh yeah, duh, I've sent those checks to the repair shop, not to you. Well this raises another eyebrow as the repair shop never called me to say, we have your money, let's make an appointment to fix your car.  Trust I told off the person on the phone about this when I called to set up my repair.

I'm told four days to fix my car and I drop it off on a Monday.  The rental car I got was a baby poop orange Ford Escape.  Automatic.  I hate automatics, but they don't have stick rentals.  Oh and I'm used to driving a little Honda Civic.  This Ford is a behemoth.  I felt like I was driving a bus!!

Oh and this car was a piece of crap.  I would mash the pedal to the floor and the car would rev it's RPMs to the 7000s but go nowhere.  It was like the car was trying to figure out what it was supposed to do.  Finally, it would catch and take off.  It was annoying as hell as I like my speed.

I had that car for four days.  I went to get my car from the shop and was all excited.  It looked brand new all over again.  The hail dents were gone, there was a new bumper and new paint job and clear coat.  I do see some buffing marks on the side that I can't get out. It's like it is under the clear coat.

I have a one year warranty on this and I'm going to wax it myself today and then see what my mom thinks when I show it to her.  If she says it's that obvious, I'll go back to them to fix it.  But the shop did a good job. They detailed my car as well.  Vacuumed, polished, cleaned the glass.  It looks damn good.

I did complete the survey my insurance sent me after I got my car back.  I gave them all ones, which was the worst rating you could give.  I also told them this story.  It should not take six weeks to fix a bumper.

It just shouldn't.

Today I wanted an in your face holo as if the work ban truly goes through, I wanted to wear ones I have been saving for special occasions.

I give you EP Dime Piece.  Watch your eyes.................


Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
This is insane!!!! I so love holos this outrageous!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Monday, November 7, 2016

Elevation Polish Sunrise 2 Holo

I'm obsessed with a new song people! I saw that The Pretty Reckless has put out two new CDs since I last checked.  I sampled them both and the newest CD is too soft and poppy.  If you know who this band is, you know they are way more hard core and far from a pop band.  So I didn't get that one, but the CD from 2014 seriously rocks.

I've had the song, "Why'd You Bring a Shotgun To the Party" on repeat.  I sure hope they aren't going soft on me like their new CD.  That would suck.

It appears that the nail polish ban at work is getting closer and closer to reality.  It's going to the Medical Executive Committee and I'm told that's just a formality and as of January 1st, no more polish.  I fought the good fight and am still planning on doing clear EZ Dip gel with a matte top coat as the shine will give me away.

Yesterday when I did my nails, I did three dips of the clear and stupid me then decided to add a layer of pink. No it's not thick at all as clear gel is super thin.  But I need to figure out how many dips I can get away with and not get caught but also to not break a nail as I finally have some.

I also need to see if the clear stains from the different polish.  I'm thinking no as I won't have it on for as long a period of time as I do now.  I have two months to figure this out.  If you guys have any thoughts, let me know.

I'm sort of still thinking of emailing the higher ups to just voice my opinion on how stupid this ban is.

In America, tomorrow is election day.  If you watch South Park, you know the options are "The Douche" vs the "Turd Sandwich."  It's pretty apropos in my opinion.  Neither one is a good choice. I'm betting not many will vote as neither one is a good choice.  I keep thinking that some crazy write in or one of the lesser parties like the Green party will win.

It's going to be interesting for sure.  I mean yeah it'll be cool to have the first female president, but Hilary? There's just too much scandal and secrecy there.  I won't even mention the other.

Now this polish was a custom holo for me.  It was an actual polish called Sunrise by Elevation Polish that she added holo to for me.  It's a scattered holo, burnt orange.  I love it and haven't worn it in forever.

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
Isn't it stunning? It reminds me of my favorite Essie, Alligator Purse holofied.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?



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