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A woman’s sacred place

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You knew I was talking about hair salons, right?

Guys just don’t understand what all is involved with finding the perfect hair salon. Some women can search many moons looking for a place that suits them best. There are some located on just about any corner. But, they are like guys, only about 1 in a 100 mile radius MIGHT be compatible with you.

Now, some women could care less about salons. They can do their own hair, and they are proud of it. I applaud you. I am severely challenged when it comes to coloring my own hair. It started out when I was a youngin and I wanted to be a summer blonde. I used about 5 bottles of sun-in on my hair. End result, I had less hair going to school that year. A few years later, I decided to try again with a little darker color. I ended up looking like a witch and my mom rushed me to the hair salon like it was an ER, to hang out there all day getting my hair stripped and put back to “semi-normal.” I have made a vow to resist even touching another bottle of hair color. We just don’t get along.

When I talk to most women, they are pretty much looking for the same thing in a salon. Then when you find a place, you stick to it like glue. You would travel over the river and through the woods to get back to your favorite hair stylist. When I moved to ATL, I would make the 2 hr trip back home to get my hair done by the lady I had gone to for 10 yrs. When I moved even further south to Tampa, I decided it would be a bit ridiculous to keep making the trip just for my hair. So, the agonizing search began.

Here is what I think is a typical check list for finding a perfect salon.

  1. Friendly staff– not the almighty front desk-ers that act like they are doing you a favor by showing up at work that day.
  2. Welcoming atmosphere– not walking into a place that is still trying to pull off an 80’s motif
  3. Good products– this goes without saying. Who wants crappy products used on their hair?
  4. Knowledgeable Stylist– being a guinea pig is not my idea of a favorable experience.
  5. Reasonable Prices– $250 for some highlights and a trim??? Are you crazy? That’s electric bill high!!!

After being in Tampa for almost 3 yrs, I have finally found my sacred place! This is after traveling to a salon that was 45 mins away to have a lady who didn’t speak English so well, turn me into a brass head. Then, having #5 happen to me at a place closer to my house. Also, trying out a place where the lady didn’t care in the least bit what I wanted. She had a vision, and I left getting my money back. Then, I stayed at one hair salon too long, only to leave with hair as dry as the desert and a color that royaly screwed up my hair. Finally, I found…

GRANDEUR

Hair Salon 

Grandeur

  • Their salon is beautiful!!
  • The staff is super friendly, and will have you laughing quite a bit while you are there.
  • Their products are amazing for your hair.
  • Massage chairs while you get your hair rinsed….umm, how awesome is that?
  • Unlimited refills on the best coffee ever, KEURIG!
  • Most importantly, they make sure you are a satisfied client when you leave.

 You know that feeling when you walk out of a salon, you feel like you are on top of the world. The sun should be shining on you and someone should be standing there saying, “Ta-da, The new and improved lady has arrived.” Now, let’s go party or get dressed up, so I can show off my fabulous new hair. Well, that’s how I feel every time I walk out of there. So, they better not go anywhere, because I am sticking to that place like glue!!!

Thank you, Maher, Summia and Mj! You guys are the best!! 🙂

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Not exactly the favorite

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These are either given away, a last resort, or just tossed out completely. I just want to put the spotlight on them for once. I try to look out for the “little guys” too. Think twice when you come across one, don’t be so judgemental. You too, would want to be given a chance by someone occasionally. Just to name a few, we have…

The end pieces– My girls look at this as a terrible way to begin and end a perfect loaf of bread. Nobody wants it. They are just keeping the popular pieces safe.

Black & Orange Halloween candy- This was someone’s idea of a joke, right? I’m pretty sure not one kid actually eats them, even when they have no other candy and are having sugar withdrawal.

Yellow Starburst- If these are really your first choice when you open a pack, send me your address..I have a lot of neglected pieces in my pantry. Oh, maybe I will give those out for Halloween!

The airplane seat right next to the toilet- I wonder if in the history of plane reservations, anyone has specifically asked to sit next to the crapper? I can only hope if you get stuck back there, your flight is a hop, skip and a jump away from your destination and they aren’t serving any type of beans on your trip.

The last hot dog in the rotating cooker- I’m sure they keep the same one in there for 5 days straight, just waiting for a sucker to come and buy it. You should do it, I dare you! 😉

Fruit Cake- Everyone that knows me better start liking this stuff. Because you are all getting it this year for Christmas. Hahaha! Santa is on a budget! And I was trying to think of a gift you wouldn’t even consider re-gifting.

SPAM- Okay, please don’t eat this! This one was only a joke. I am not even sure what food group this falls into. Blah!

Morning Attitude Check

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Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?” – Dennis & Wendy Mannering.

“If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.” – Cavett Robert

Attitudes- one of those fabulous things everyone was given. Also, one of those things that you have complete control over. Some of us choose to wake up in the morning thinking about the sun shining, birds chirping and how lovely the day is going to be. Others, wake up beating the crap out of the alarm clock, yelling at the kids to hurry up, and coming down with a case of Tourette’s in the shower just thinking about work.

Bad attitudes, are like the super flu. I have caught myself being around sour puss people and then the next thing you know, I’m a complainer, too! Ahh! Do they have anti-miserable people spray…I definitely need some!

Everyone has bad days, where the stress is sky-high, you feel like a big pile of poop, and nothing is going your way. But, a good thing to remember is, it could be worse! No matter what you are going through, someone out there is having a more difficult time than you could ever think of. So, suck it up….get over it, or go lock yourself in a room somewhere, so you won’t infest anyone else with your bad attitudiness!!

Today, I’m going to compare two different people, and show the different kind of outlooks you can have on common situations. You choose which person represents you 😉

We have:

           Positive Pam         

                                                                                                           &

                                  Negative Nicole


 

 

Situation:

1. Someone walks by and says, “TGIF!!”

PP- Woohoo!! Weekend ahead and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it!!

NN- Yeah, but in two more days, I’m going to be back to work, again…this sucks!

2. You hit morning traffic

PP-  Now I just have more time to listen to my morning playlist, yes!!

NN- Stupid traffic, stupid accident that might have cause this stupid traffic!!

3. At lunch, the restaurant is out of your favorite sandwich

PP- Oh well, it just gives me a chance to try something new!

NN- Really?? Don’t you people know how to order enough food to make it through the lunch rush hour!?!

4. Bank is super busy

PP- It is payday, I will just check my email while I am standing in line.

NN- Holy crap! Does anyone go to the bank any other time, or just when I decide to go!

5. Boss asks you to do something 5 mins before its time to leave

PP- Must be important! I’m going to get it done to keep the boss man happy!

NN- Seriously?? I have been sitting around for the last hour and NOW he asks! That was so done on purpose!!!

6. You win the lottery

PP- Oh my gosh!!! I can’t wait to use the money in so many positive ways! I am going to pick out 10 different charities to help!!

NN- Well, I will most likely end up bankrupt in a couple of years, just like the statistics show!

 

Because you know, winning the lottery is a common situation 😉 lol!!

 

         

 

Don’t be one of those people, that when others see coming….they run and hide, so they don’t have to listen to you and all your negativity! Nobody likes to hear people complain all the time. Don’t pride yourself on being witchy!  You can find rainbows & kittens in everyday, somehow. Sometimes you just have to pull it out from underneath a whole bunch of cow manure!

Have an absolutely, positively, fabulous Friday!! 

I don’t like you Mr. Repairman!!

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  In the dictionary of Tara:

Definition of Repairmen– Someone who shows up at your house when it’s convenient for them/ inconvenient for you, to service an appliance or utility, and then steal your wallet when they bolt out the door, leaving a mess behind. (Doesn’t pertain to all…don’t get your panties in a wad if you are one. Just pertains to MOST!)

 

 

– They include clever advertisement for their business to trap you. Ha!

 

 

 

– Can show up in very unflattering, revealing, and  super tight clothes, that make you want to cover your kids eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

– I’m going to be there between 8am-12pm. Nope, now it’s 12-2pm, and then… I’m running late, make that 3-5pm.

(They might as well say,” You better change all your plans from dawn till dark, because your time is in MY hands today…chuckle, chuckle”) LOL!

 

 

 

– Do you think they were all bank robbers before taking on a repairman job?? Because they might as well be stealing your money!!

(Oh, you were here for 25 mins and now I owe you $300??)

Dang, guess we are all in the wrong business! 😉

 

 

I had a not so pleasant repairman experience with my washing machine this week, my bad if I sound a little disgruntled. 🙂

I do believe instead of looking like this, next time I am stuck waiting around for a repair guy…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am going to give them some options when I call to schedule an appointment.

– Wednesday or Wednesday, which works best for you?

– I can do 1:30pm-2:00pm

– I need an estimate within $20 of what it will cost, or you can have it all in pennies

– I will give you the option of wearing booties in my house, or I will have the mop out waiting for you to clean before you leave.

And that’s my thoughts on that 😉

I Call B.S. (#1)

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Oh, the things we have been told thru the years…..

I’m calling bull shit on them now! 😉

LIKE-

Wait 30 mins for your food to digest before jumping in the pool, OR you might get a stomach ache..

BS -My girls can jump in 20 seconds after eating a sandwich and we have never had any stomach issues. They can thank me later for all the lost minutes of impatiently waiting I have saved them! Haha!

OR-

If your bangs are too long, you might go cross eyed.

BS- I haven’t actually asked a cross-eyed person, but do you really think its cause they didn’t cut their long bangs back in the day!

AND-

If a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck.

BS- Okay, so I had a black cat for 10yrs- yes, I did have some bad luck here or there. But, who doesn’t?? Most of my bad luck came from the guys I met…pretty sure it had nothing to do with my furry friend, Midnight. I am thinking it’s because some days I rushed out of the house and forgot to put my douchebag blocker on. Ha!

AND-

Don’t step on a crack…or you will break your mama’s back.

BS- My moms back is fine. It is my back that is seriously messed up! Wait, was it a joke? For those kids who were mad at their mom and decided to step on a crack to see if it would really happen, and then it back fires on them?? My back has a 45 degree curve that the doctor wants to operate on..great, guess I stepped on one too many cracks!

ALSO-

If you swallow gum, it will take 7 years to pass through your digestive system.

BS- We poop it out in a day or two…case closed!

-Notice my post title said #1. It’s because this is the first of many “I call BS” posts I am going to do. As kids, we were lied to quite a few times by our beloved parents, teachers, aunts, uncles, even grandparents. It is very shocking indeed!  I think its time to put it all on the table and call them out! As a parent myself, I struggle with telling those big, fat lies to my kids. It’s all fun and games until someone realizes that these people below are not real.

WARNING: Don’t read this post around young kids!!! I am not responsible if they see this and realize all these people below are part of the FAKE GANG 😉