Monkey + Banana + Chair = My New Salon
  • November 20, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So about a million years ago I remember some teacher of some subject at some school somewhere relaying a little story about a research project about cognitive thinking.  If you put a monkey in a room

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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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Keywords: competitions  
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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Keywords: competitions  
The New Desk
  • November 9, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So, for some time now I have been wanting a new desk. I love the one I have, but I had it built 14 years ago for a very specific place. Coming up on a decade

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Supply Side Economics
  • November 6, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So, here in California we're supposed to throw our files away after each client. Believe me, I can go on more than one rant from here! But what I'm thinking about today is why don't the

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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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Keywords: competitions  
The Right Space
  • October 30, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Don't ask why (who knows how my brain works?), but the other day I was thinking about doing homework. Like I did (well, not did, exactly, so much as was supposed to do) back in school

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Raising the Dead
  • October 28, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Thing is, we all love nail polish. For most of us, our introduction to the very concept of nails as part of our overall fashion image goes back to the first time our moms — or

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Keywords: clients   salon services  
Jury Duty
  • October 20, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So about two weeks ago I got a jury duty summons. This is only the second jury duty notice I have ever received. The first one I got was right after I'd moved out of the

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Why So Blue Too?
  • October 19, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Speaking of stuff that's blue ... Sounds like a survey question from “Family Feud,” doesn't it? "Name something around the salon that is blue." OK, so, speaking of things that are blue in the salon, what is up

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Why So Blue?
  • October 16, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Just a little pet peeve: why do so many people insist on mixing their concentrated disinfectant wrong? Just flat-out, blatantly wrong? As if they'd never bothered to so much as glance at the directions for mixing

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You Can't Spell Manicure without “MAN”
  • October 12, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Here in the central valley of California we like to brag about being the largest agricultural producing region on the planet. That means that we have a lot of guys who drive tractors — along with

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Keywords: clients   salon services  
Canine Comeuppance
  • October 12, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Remember when the dog broke my toe playing Frisbee? Well, we're officially even! After another wild game of Frisbee at the BF’s parents’ this weekend, we brought our pups home only to discover a little blood

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Pandas on the Side?
  • October 7, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So I happen to be quite a fan of Chinese food. Well, probably not authentic Chinese food (I'm not sure seeing as how I've never been to China), but what most Americans are familiar with as

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I Miss Jena
  • October 6, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

The other nail tech at the salon has left us. She moved out of state with her parents a few weeks ago, leaving me the only nail tech in the house. Jena was (and still is, actually)

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