Hello my friend. Are you back to see what crazy things I am wondering about this week? Or maybe this is your first time stopping by. If that’s the case, “Welcome!” Let me fill you in here. Each week I share some of the randomness that runs through my mind from time to time. While these may not be serious issues, they are seriously things I think about. Moreover, I would really like to hear what you think of these things. So, ready on and don’t forget to weigh in with a comment or two. I love hearing from you! Okay, here we go.
Here’s something I really wonder about…does it REALLY matter what college you go to? I mean, outside of Ivy League type school where you make all kind of the “right” contacts etc… Especially after you land that first job, does anyone ask you what school you went to? Don’t get me wrong, I know people share this information and talk about their Alma Mater and support their team, but when it comes to your career does the college matter?
It seems to me that at some point aren’t you be judged by your performance, your interview skills, your portfolio etc. rather than who printed your diploma. I don’t know, maybe I’m wrong. What do you think? Do you think at some point, it all becomes a level playing field and whether you went to Texas Tech or University of Alabama just doesn’t matter? I am having a hard time justifying the cost of some of those more prestigious schools versus a lesser know school. As a mom of soon to be 2 college boys, I’d love to hear what you think on this one.
Botox & Fillers
At what age do we seriously start considering these options? I mean when does it become seemingly necessary to paralyze your facial muscles or plump things up? Don’t get me wrong, I probably could have used some before now, but maybe it wasn’t a glaring problem. Or maybe it seemed too expensive of a luxury item to warrant doing it. You know, karate for the kids vs. Restalyne for mom. I’m thinking I’m definitely of an age to justify these cosmetic options now. So, do you go by age,
do you go be degreeof need, or do you do it as preventative maintenance? Seriously, am I behind on this or is it time to start? Or better yet, are there still people out there who don’t utilize these ‘miracle’ products? Are we aging gracefully or fighting it all the way? Where do you stand on this?
And as a side question…if you have already ventured into these waters, do you have any advice for me if I decide it’s time to try it? Ditto on that cool laser thing. Has anyone tried that? It seems too good to be true, which means it probably is. Still, this girl is dreaming about it.
Manicures for Kids?
The other day I was sitting in a nail salon treating myself to a manicure. I generally get one once a week or every ten days unless I decide to do a gel manicure. What can I say? I like for my nails to look nice and groomed and it’s something I’ve done off and on for years. I figure I am worth a $15 manicure. Anyway, as I am sitting there I look across from me and notice a ten-year old girl ~ also getting a manicure. However, unlike me, she is getting the $45 Next Gen manicure. No, it is not her birthday. No, she is not sitting with her mother. Apparently she was dropped off to have this done. As I am noticing her bright blue nails, I wonder…is this really what’s happening now.
Now I’m not talking about some sort of special mommy-daughter date or something fun on a birthday. I’m also not talking about little girls painting their own nails. I’m talking about girls having their nails done as a routine. Do ten-year olds regularly get their nails done? Aren’t they still playing games and into things like rainbows and unicorns?
Maybe I am seriously out of touch. I can tell you FOR SURE that ten-year old boys do not care an ounce about grooming. They don’t really even care if they’re clean or have teeth brushed. It’s hard for me to wrap my brain around young girls being that drastically different. Am I the only one who thinks this is not a good idea? Why do we want little girls to grow up so fast anyway? Doesn’t it happen on its own faster than we want it to? More importantly, how does a ten-year old get a fancier manicure than me?
Well, I think that’s enough for today. I am giving myself a headache with all this thinking! Don’t forget to weigh in down below in the comments. Your comments are truly the bright part of my day. 🙂 Oh, and also, you can sign up here to receive my posts directly to your inbox. That’s pretty handy, right?
~Til next time,