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Hello my Arkian friends!

 

Sorry to have been absent so long. Here's the Reader's Digest version. 

I mentioned last time that I was seriously considering auditioning for a position with Redken. Well, we went to NY so I could take my certification exam which is the first step to the process. Mr. Scribbler and I turned it into a Fabtieth birthday trip as well and had the most marvelous time. I'll post pics to give you a bit of the essence but this amateur photographer simply didn't do that magnificent city justice. Guess we'll just have to go back so I can practice. 

 

The test kicked my sitter!!! I knew the info inside and out. We had a quick run through on Saturday night prior to the exam and I was well prepared. On the day of the exam, I swam through the two written portions as though I had hand picked the questions. The technical portion, HOWEVER, was nerve wrecking. It's a crap shoot as to whether I passed or not. I did PERFECT on Saturday night but Sunday was another story. We'll see. It takes 6 to 8 weeks to get the test results and tomorrow is 6 weeks to the day so I expect to hear something soon. 

 

In the meantime, back at the ranch...

 

We've been searching for the perfect wall color for the great room. We've been searching for 2 1/2 years. I announced to Mr. Scribbler that I would have, at least, the great room painted prior to decorating for the holidays and he sincerely hopes I mean Christmas and not Labor Day or Halloween. (I meant Christmas but you, my dear Arkians, are sworn to secrecy about that particular detail). 

 

One of my beloved co-workers, and the salon philanthropist, is a year round active member of a team that raises money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization. The name of the group happens to be "Save the Boobies". Anyway, I organized an ongoing event at our salon. To thank me, I came tonight after a class and our Sunday evening ritual of dinner at Ruby Tuesday's and a trip to Yogurtopia to this...

 

There's about 60 in all. I told Mr. Scribbler that we can't really complain. I did mention to my friend that we needed some landscaping done. :c ) 

 

While I'm at it, here's a few pics of NY. I'll upload more to my private quarters but for those of you who have not taken the opportunity to visit, put it on your bucket list. Even Mr. Hermit, I mean, Scribbler loved the city. We even saw the Naked Cowboy and the Naked Cowgirl (who, I don't mind telling you, needs to be told that star shaped pasties should not be that far south!)

 

So, my friends, please know that while I have been a bit preoccupied, you have been in my thoughts and hopefully, as things settle to a dull roar, I'll be able to come back more often and bask in your delightful presence. 

 

dana

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Comment by NatureJunkie on August 29, 2011 at 1:21am

I've heard that migrating flocks of plastic pink flamingos are edging out Canada geese as destroyers of lawns and golf courses, but since they only graze at night, it's been difficult to obtain photographic proof.

 

It is wonderful to have you back! Of course you aced the Redken exam. If you didn't pass it, then no one ever has. But regardless, you got a Fabtieth birthday trip out of it, and that's the most important thing, IMO.

 

 

Comment by Dana (scribblers sanctuary) on August 29, 2011 at 1:28am
NJ - I can always count on you to keep me abreast of the REAL situation!  And I thought it was a just a Kansas thing. That's a relief, actually. I'll be taking some photos tomorrow in the daylight, and most likely will be in one or two. Heck, I might even make *cough, sputter, hack, Vid* I have this fab iPad 2 that's just dying to get in on the vid action. :c ) I have lots of notes to feed the blogbug so I'll get busy. Besides, Pyper might beat me up if I don't start checking in more often. :c )
Comment by Pypermarru1 on August 31, 2011 at 5:00pm

*moon walks in*

Whenever I see Scribbler has been on the Ark I get a little Micheal Jacksony...Sham-mon!!

First off, it is very telling the kind of person you are that friends and co-workers would decorate your lawn with pink flamingos.  Means you can take a joke and are worth the effort of humdinger of a ribbing.  They clearly love ya.

I can't wait to hear about the test results.  Sounds like you had it down pretty good.

I spent a week in New York back in 1993 er 4.  An old Navy friend had an apt she shared with her cab driver boyfriend - it was the size of a postage stamp - they paid $850 back then.  BUT, if you lean over the balcony just to the left, you could see tthe statue of liberty.   When I was heading back from my venture to a local deli the police were surrounding the apt elevator - apparently a woman had just been mugged in it.

Ahhhh memories :)  Needless to say I was on the budget tour...ha.

 

I'm off to Blog #2.  *moon walks out*

Comment by Pypermarru1 on August 31, 2011 at 5:03pm

great photos. By the way, did you happen to go by the twin tower area?  How's it looking? Are they building a memorial yet?

Comment by Dana (scribblers sanctuary) on August 31, 2011 at 8:47pm
So, what'cher sayin' is I make a good target? LOL no argument here. ;c)

I did, of course, and yes they are. It was a very humbling place to be. We couldn't get very close because they were hard at it while we there. I have a city scape that I'll post where you can see the new tower being built.

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