Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Power Tools

As a slight distraction from working yesterday, Lexy and I went to the salon—I got a pedicure and she got a manicure. I guess I would have to describe the afternoon as wonderful, terrifying and then wonderful… let me explain. It started out wonderfully—what is there not to love about a pedicure. Everything was great until the technician pulled out the ELECTRIC SANDER!! Holy Crud!

Now first of all, in my defense, I think that my feet are reasonably cute, and certainly not so bad that power tools are required to tame them! That said, I was amazed at how well the sander worked—both on my nails and the bottom of my feet. A quick Ebay search revealed this is not just a German thing. You can buy such a machine in the US, but this was definitely a first for me!

The other funny moment of the appointment came as the lady was painting my nails. I thought I had picked a fun summer red color. But after already painting a nail or two, the lady says, “You know we have a saying in Germany about people who paint their nails red… Boese Frauen tragen immer dunkelroten Nagellack.” Um, yeah, thanks, you couldn’t have mentioned that before you started painting!

Whatever, my toes look cute and I learned a new German phrase:-)

Thanks Lexy for a fun afternoon!!


At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never heard that German saying... Don't worry.

At 9:31 AM, Anonymous The Exit said...

Isn't that a perfect occasion for our visit at the hair cutter? perhaps next week when my parents are in town?

At 10:10 AM, Blogger Erica said...

I guess that fits with the good girls go to heaven, bad girls go to Berlin theme :)

At 10:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

translation please?

At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never heard of that saying and my toenails are almost always red ;)

At 2:44 PM, Blogger Erin said...

Thanks Franka!

Herr Exit, I do need a haircut, but I still don't know about the red... I think that should stay on my toes:-)

Erica, I thought about the exact same thing after the lady said that to me. Of course the joke is that both are being said about one of the world's most boring people!

The translation is: "bad girls always wear dark red nail polish."

J, your toes are almost always red!?
No comment;-)

At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erin -- you are certainly NOT one of the world's most boring people! You always have a story of some adventure or the other to share. Would you like me to remind you of some of them over the blog? That's right, I didn't think so! :)


At 5:29 PM, Blogger Erin said...

Thanks man:-) And thanks for not mentioning stories that I haven't already mentioned on the blog;-)


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