Thursday, July 29, 2010

Manis Mean New Friends

One surprise I love about life is that you never know who you will meet from one day to the next, online and off, or who will be on the other end of the phone.

This morning I treated myself to a much needed mani/pedi - the toes were getting pretty gnarly.  Now, my BFF Dawn* puts a lot of thought into whatever she does.  After complaining about getting a mani - full color - and it chipping two days later, she said do what I do don't get color.  GASP!  No color?  What kind of crazy talk is that?  Isn't that the whole point to painting your nails?

Well, I've found a compromise.  I carefully, carefully select the perfect color for my toes and then go with a much paler, complimentary color on my fingers.  Genius!  You know what?  When it chips, you can't tell at all.  It's brills. 

As I was finishing my pedi and headed to the chair for mani, I couldn't help but listen in on overhear the gal next to me talking on the phone about school.  She is clearly a professor.  Seeing as I know few people who can help me locally get into teaching, when she finished her call I decided to ask if she taught on the college level.  She did!  I asked her for some advice on getting in front of the right people.  It was a great discussion which moved into current events.  Wow!  I really like this gal, and I might have fallen in love a little bit.  She. Must. Be. My. New. Friend. So, as I left I gave her my name and email and she said she'd email me today. 

We'll see if this new friend indeed comes through.  It would be so nice to have someone to discuss this process with who's been there and can provide guidance. Fingers crossed!


middle child said...

What I really love about your blog is your profile. It is important for everyone to read. It is too easy to get lost in others' expectations. I hope this professor does contact you and that it either leads to a job or a new friendship or both! Peace.

SilverNeurotic said...

That's really awesome, I really wish I knew how to network properly...but I'm socially retarded. Seriously. When I go out and I'm alone I keep to myself unless someone approaches me first.

Epiphany said...

MC - thanks, sweetie!

Silver - it's never easy to approach someone b/c you never know how they'll react. She could have very easily turned out to not be friendly. I do find that the easiest thing you can do to meet new people is to ask them about themselves. I find they're happy to oblige! LOL I suggest you keep trying. One at a time.

Hugs to you both!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That sounds great! I hope it works out and that you guys end up talking again!

Strolling in the Wind said...

Wow, I just read your blog for the first time today and read down to your entry about Joe. It was really touching to read it, because I also lost a former significant other and am also a young adult.

I liked your other entries, as well. I look forward to reading more!

Epiphany said...

Shenans - me TOO!

Strolling - we have much in common. Looking forward to getting to know you!!

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