This post was going to about saving $40 by painting my own nails, but I stubbed my toe en route to turn off the tea kettle so it’s back to the drawing board. I did enjoy a nice foot soak in my absent roommate’s decorative bowl. I’m kidding. I used the tub. Regardless, neither my fingers nor toes turned out well enough to warrant photo-documenting or writing about them. That doesn’t mean I won’t.
So while I waited for my polish to dry for a second time, I got to Yahooing and Googling and came across the NYT’s Most Searched Words for the past 24 hours. This might be the only time I won’t argue that Sarah Palin is #1. Talk about a half-baked Alaskan. And if you’re wondering about the history of the baked Alaska, originally called the Florida-Alaska cake, visit here. Frankly speaking, it sounds un-tasty.
As I applied the top coat on my fingers, I tuned into 20/20 just in time to see Barbara Walters surprise Stevie Wonder while singing “I Just Called..” If you’re Barbara Walters, and she is, I suppose you can get away with asking a living legend to sing only to randomly make the solo performance a duet. The show featured clips, including Mr. Wonder’s performance, from the Michael Jackson tribute at the Staples Center earlier in the day. I think far and away, though, the most moving moment occured with Al Sharpton’s address to MJ’s children:
Man, can he preach. I bumped into him once in the Bronx. True story.
While my fingers dried, I watched 20 minutes of the local news and learned all about Old Ironsides. Hoping to check out the Tall Ships later this week.
By the time 10:30 rolled around, I had made one trip to CVS for additional supplies (a nail file and polish remover), changed the color on my toes twice, applied two Band-aids and needed to mop the bathroom floor. Did I really save $40, or did I waste an hour and 40 minutes?
At the end of the day, I went to bed with DIY polish (which truthfully, didn’t turn out all that bad the second time), but quite pleased with myself. Taking almost a full two hours to accomplish next to nothing felt PDG.
Also On Tap for Today:
- Buy one of those old person missing things systems. In the past three days I have misplaced a day planner, an umbrella, a water bottle, an iPod charger, my dignity and my pride.
How do you waste time? And where the heck did I put all my stuff?