I decided something today.
I do not like manicures.
Sure I think the end result is pretty, but I inevitably smudge at least one nail on the way home which frustrates me way too much.
Today I had an appointment for a manicure and the entire process took almost two hours.
I even made a point to ask how long a manicure would take when I made my appointment because Ryan’s mom and her boyfriend were coming into town and I wanted to be done by the time they arrived. The woman assured me it would take no longer than 25 minutes. I waited 40 minutes before the manicure even began.
What is this? A doctor’s office?
(Okay, I know I sound like a mega-brat right now, but I was really frustrated!)
The long wait gave me ample time to choose my nail polish color.
I actually flip-flopped back and forth between three different colors since I had so much time to think about it, but inevitably I chose OPI’s Pinking of You.
One hour and 45 minutes later, my flippin’ fingers were painted and I was super irritated. I’m not lying when I say I had three nails that were only pained 3/4 of the way down. It looked like I let a six-year-old paint my nails.
I left the salon, smudged a nail when I was trying to start my car and arrived back at our apartment in a huff. I felt like some uppity version of Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde complaining to Ryan about my experience but luckily he didn’t think I was too ridiculous. 🙂
Fortunately I had some good company in Ryan, his mom and her boyfriend to make me forget about my not-so-fun manicure experience almost immediately.
They’re in town for the weekend because Ryan’s mom will be joining me for my bridal shower tomorrow. (YAY!)
The four of us had plans to enjoy dinner and headed to Maitland to eat at Antonio’s, a nice Italian cafe and deli.
The inside of Antonio’s is really neat. The restaurant is essentially located in the middle of a gourmet deli and you enjoy your meal surrounded by jars of olives and marinara sauce and packages of pasta.
To begin, we were served fresh bread.
I had three slices. It was warm, crusty and delicious.
For my entree, I ordered a create-your-own-pizza topped with loads of veggies.
I ate all but two slices… and then ate one more when we got home. 😉
Even though we were all feeling fairly full, we still had room for dessert and headed to Jeremiah’s Italian Ice for a cold treat.
Ryan and I split a medium cookies ‘n’ cream gelati with vanilla soft serve.
It was fantastic, as always. Jeremiah’s is the jam.
Ryan’s mom and her boyfriend shared a strawberry gelati with vanilla soft serve and gave it good reviews as well.
I’m pretty pooped and hope to get into bed a little early tonight. I know tomorrow will be a big day with my bridal shower kicking off at 11 a.m.!
Hope you’re having a good weekend! 😀