Nailed It!

Late last month, my daughter K and I went to Emerald City Comicon.  You might remember that we went last year.  No?  There’s a post sometime last year about it if you’re interested.  That trip wasn’t planned very well but was so much fun in spite of that.  I LOVE people watching and Comicon is one of the best places to do that.  We enjoyed our single day so much last year that we made an event of it this time – renting a hotel room for two nights and spending most of our day there for three days in a row!

Friday we bused into Seattle, cheated a bit by taking an escalator up a block and then hiked the last STEEP block to our hotel where we were pleased to find our room was ready.  After unpacking and then stowing the stuff we thought we’d need into one of the backpacks, we headed out.  And it was raining.  Of course it was; this is Seattle after all.  Traffic was bumper to bumper so getting a cab that morning wouldn’t have been any faster than we could walk.  So we each took an umbrella from the hotel and hoofed it the six long, mostly-level, city blocks to the convention center.  After that morning though we opted for the cab every single time! 😉

Don’t worry, I’m not going to drone on and on about the minutiae of our weekend.  Suffice it to say we had an AWESOME time!  One of the souvenirs we brought home was nail art.  “Nail art?” you ask.  “What is this nail art you speak of?”  Okay, so you didn’t ask that.  Too bad, I’m going to tell you.

Espionage Cosmetics is this cool company out of Tacoma that sells – you guessed it – makeup!  Not just any makeup either, NERD makeup!  They offer color palettes inspired by the sci fi, fantasy, paranormal and gaming cultures.  I haven’t explored those myself because I don’t wear much makeup, but the colors look very cool.

However, at Comicon they introduced something called Nailed It! and K and I each grabbed a package to try at home.  Nailed It! are decals for nails but these are no ordinary decals.  Just visit the link above and check out all the excellent choices they offer!  Like these glittery masks:

From Nailed It!

This past Sunday we tackled the application and here are the results!  K loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – aren’t these Turtley Awesome! 😀

Turtles gotta have pizza!

Turtles gotta have pizza!


Nom nom nom

Nom nom nom







I’m not much of a gamer but I do enjoy a good round of Tetris® so this was a perfect choice:

Tetris nails - 2

And here’s a close up of the thumb:

Tetris nails - 1

One last awesome turtle pose:

Turtley Awesome






Apologies for my lousy photography skills but I think you can get the idea, right?  Now go get yourself some nail art!  Ooh look!  They have Doctor Who!

Ciao peeps, enjoy the weekend!





Spring has come to Seattle.  Trees are full of fresh, bright leaves; a variety of flowers (annuals I believe they’re called) are blooming.  I myself have a dozen or so coral tulips struggling to survive the weed-infested flower bed out back.  The sun is shining!  It should be in the 60s this weekend! Woo hoo!

If anyone had told me 16 years ago that I would be excited by temperatures in the 60s I’d have slapped them silly.  Hell, I was born and raised in southern California.  Where if it dropped below 70 we might put on a sweater.  But Spring is finally here even if just around the edges.

The Mariners played their opening game earlier this week.  That’s a sure sign of Spring for a lot of people.  Me?  I don’t even know who won.

Today I wore only a light fleece jacket on my commute.  First time this year, and it’s my very favorite sign of Spring.  No more bundling into a heavy coat and having to carry that sucker home!

So that’s it peeps.  I’m excited about 60s and sunshine and Spring.  And of course I had to share.  I’m a giver that way y’know?

What are you still doing here?

The post is over.  Done.  Finis.

What?  You thought there’d actually be something here about toes?  Just because it was the title?

Hmm, I guess if you won’t go I’ll have to figure something out.

[Rustles in the closet; digs through galoshes, slippers, boots…]

Eureka!  Here we go.


TOES are busting out all over!

TOES are busting out all over!

I think it’s time for a pedicure!  (And I WISH those were my legs! LOL!)