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Friday, September 09, 2005

Salon Eavesdropping

Women come and go, meandering around in bathrobes with the salon monogramme, awaiting their waxes with capuccino cups in their hands. A lady passes by, with a tiny chihuahua in her purse, shaking like a leaf inside the Hermes bag. Patrons' names are called out, shuttling one back-and-forth to stylists' stations, overhearing snippets of conversation in short breaths as one passes by.

"...all my husband likes is hunting, and shooting, and sex."

"...Katrina...even with water around them...National Guard...people don't want to leave!..."

"...Da Vinci Code...that girl in Amelie."

"...imaginate, no sabiamos que estavamos haciendo en ese reparto llamado Hialeah."

"...pool boy...almost $20 per hour...No, he's Nicaraguan."

"...drinks with Tara Solomon at the Forge."

"...Finally, and it's not a knock-off either."


A shriek is heard, making all turn around. He's alright, but "...one more inch and he would've been dunked in the parafin wax bowl."

Poor doggie.

11 Comments:

  • Let me know if you are interested in buying Avon!

    By Blogger lupitasuavemente, at Fri Sep 09, 02:00:00 am GMT-4  

  • I love the variety of subjects you write about! It is funny to hear all the things people discuss while getting a haircut! Personally, I have never enjoyed shooting or hunting!

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Fri Sep 09, 10:18:00 am GMT-4  

  • I love the variety of subjects you write about!

    I take requests too, Jose. :)


    It is funny to hear all the things people discuss while getting a haircut!

    I once called myself an "observer of the scene" and really it was the truth.

    I'm one of those inimitable people who love overhearing people in the checkout line of the supermarket, since I think it gives you insight into worlds and ideas not your own.

    And plus it's just fun when people are not on their best behaviour and ripping Britney Spears apart, on the cover of the National Enquirer. :)

    Personally, I have never enjoyed shooting or hunting!

    *lol!*

    I guess we know what that leaves then. :)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Fri Sep 09, 01:16:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Let me know if you are interested in buying Avon!

    Push off, Avon Lady! We won't have your foul-smelling scents and "Dragon Lady Red" lipsticks here!

    Cheers,
    V.

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Fri Sep 09, 01:18:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Your answers are often as good as your original posts!! Great to learn you take requests also!

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Fri Sep 09, 02:48:00 pm GMT-4  

  • You mean all hairless Chihuahuas aren't dunked in wax?

    Angels & Demons is so much better than the Da Vinci code! The Da Vinci code just seems recycled.

    By Blogger Renato, at Fri Sep 09, 03:43:00 pm GMT-4  

  • You mean all hairless Chihuahuas aren't dunked in wax?

    Oh Renato, don't be such a man.

    The parafin wax treatment is where you place your hands in hottish parafin, and then put on terry cloth white mittens for 15 or so minutes.

    That makes your skin supple and young-looking again.

    Although for the record, Ido believe Chihuahuahuas like Brazilian bikini waxes.

    Angels & Demons is so much better than the Da Vinci code! The Da Vinci code just seems recycled.

    Scintillating.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Fri Sep 09, 08:42:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Being a mere man, would you, or in fact any female care to enlighten me on why females need to dunk, scrape, thump, layer and otherwise abuse their bodies and skin in these strange and stylised rituals?

    A Nobel-winning scientist once stated that the total effect of all the cosmetic potions in the entire world could be replicated by the purchase and application of a jar of salad cream!

    By Anonymous Mike Cunningham, at Sat Sep 10, 04:13:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Oh, that kind of wax. My mom has one of those parafin wax kits and I refuse to use it!

    By Blogger Renato, at Sun Sep 11, 12:25:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Being a mere man, would you, or in fact any female care

    *swings head around*

    Well, that's me, since I don't see any other lady around, Michael. ;)

    to enlighten me on why females need to dunk, scrape, thump, layer and otherwise abuse their bodies and skin in these strange and stylised rituals?

    Well, it couldn't be simpler.

    We do it for ourselves. And then for men. But in that order.

    Rather like men buy automobiles -- first, because there's nothing like feeling a V8 engine under your body.

    But also, to get the girls. :)

    A Nobel-winning scientist once stated that the total effect of all the cosmetic potions in the entire world could be replicated by the purchase and application of a jar of salad cream!

    If you recall my great-grandmother from She, she had a flawless, lilly-white complexion the envy of any of her descendants.

    I used to love to peruse her boudoir dressing table, but never did I see any creams or the like.

    So I asked her, having seen this product advertised on TV, where she kept her jar of Ponds, she said,

    "Oh no, dear. Ponds and Nivea are only for maids. I use soap and water, and a touch of rice powder. Nature does the rest."

    And though my own preparations may include astringents to control acne breakouts (successfully), I have followed her advice forever.

    Any other female-myths you want me to debunk, Michael?

    I'm willing to give the why-do-women-go-to-the-loo-in-numbers reason a go. :)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Mon Sep 12, 04:32:00 am GMT-4  

  • Oh, that kind of wax. My mom has one of those parafin wax kits and I refuse to use it!

    Renato, Homemedics has a lot to answer for. :)

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Mon Sep 12, 04:34:00 am GMT-4  

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