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Ignorance, Personal Taste, and Just Plain Mean
  • February 13, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

Why is it that people have such a hard time differentiating opinion from fact? I get that not everybodylikesthe work I do, and I don’tlikethe work that everybody else does. In fact, I’m not always so

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Another Happy New Year Post
  • December 28, 2012
  • Maggie Franklin

So how was your year? Mine got off to a promising start and then sort of just went a little flat — and then, of course, ended up skidding to a screeching halt with this stupid

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Keywords: competitions   money  
Nail Show Time
  • September 28, 2012
  • Maggie Franklin

As soon as I can shoo my last client out the door tomorrow, the BF and I will be hitting the road for Sacramento for the nail show this weekend. OK, mostly for the nail show —

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Keywords: competitions   tradeshows  
Playing Hooky
  • October 5, 2011
  • Maggie Franklin

I did not attend the nails-only tradeshow in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday even though I had been looking forward to the show and had, in fact, booked my hotel room several months ago. The Sacramento show has

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Yes, I Would Like a Little Cheese with my Whine, Thank You
  • January 12, 2011
  • Maggie Franklin

So, there are precious few days left standing between me and the beginning of another competition season. Last year I competed in just a couple of the events at ISSE Long Beach and then had to

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But It's Not Your Art!
  • March 12, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Look. I like Minx and all its various counterparts as much as the next gal ... Well, OK, maybe not. I want to like it, but honestly, I think it needs some tweaking before I could

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Keywords: competitions   salon services  
Purely Anecdotal
  • February 24, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I decided that I would try not to bog down the blog with endless musings of my rise to fame and fortune as a champion nail competitor — especially since, at this rate, it's entirely possible

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Keywords: clients   competitions  
Lynn Calls It "Expo Hangover"
  • February 3, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

You know Lynn's got a blog here too now, right? I'm back from ISSE Long Beach, where I got my feet wet for the 2010 competition season — only to pretty much have my @$$ handed to

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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night ...
  • January 29, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

If this post were a movie it would start like this: A totally dark screen with the sound of a freight train coming to a sudden, screeching halt. Just when the metal-on-metal sound ends and you

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Just One More About ...
  • November 18, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Competition. Well, I should warn you: This is my new "thing." I have committed to mastering this competition thing. It's the next portion of my resume that I really want to fill out — and if

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At Least I'm Good at Failing!
  • November 13, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So, thanks to several cancellations earlier this week, my entire day on Thursday opened up. Seriously, I haven't had a day that sad in months! People, get your nails done! This nail lady needs new shoes!

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Just Sayin’
  • November 4, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So, I have less than two weeks left before the next competition being held in Sacramento. This one is the big season finale. I think it's pretty cool that we now have competition seasons that end

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What Am I Forgetting?
  • June 12, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Monomer — check. Polymer — check. Sculpting brushes — check. Towels — check. Paper towels — check. Dappen dishes, acetone, nippers, pushers, files, buffers … Check, check, check, check … You know there's something that isn't in there! Something. Something

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Moving Rubber Trees
  • June 8, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I know a couple of people who have stepped into the competition arena for the first time, whipped up a set of nails, returned for the awards ceremony, claimed their first-place trophy, and immediately retired from

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At Least I'm Not the Model This Time!
  • June 5, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Have I mentioned I've never met Lynn Lammers? Not once. I hadn't even corresponded with her via e-mail before signing up for her team. I know who she is and what she looks like, but I

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Team Spirit
  • June 1, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I don't actually have to go in to the salon until much later this afternoon, which means that this turns out to be one of those Monday mornings when I get to sit around the house

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