1…. I would like a zen beauty parlor. What do I mean? Shut up and cut my hair. I get to escape my kiddos once every four to six months, I do not have a personal relationship with any hairdresser in town, please do not try to bond with me while you are shampooing my hair (I'll slip you an extra ten if you can make it a forty five minute hair wash--God I love that part!), and shhhhhh... listen to the snip snip snip. Ask me relevant questions if you must, but oh, a fountain and a cucumber water, and silence. Bliss. When I told my Honey this, he was horrified, he WANTS them to talk to him, and is offended if they don't. So you'd have to have just a zen room where they understand to shush.
2. On that beauty note, how about a soundproofed childcare room with video monitoring? I would happily pay extra if it meant I didn't have to co-ordinate daycare. The best part about shopping at the Cookie Lee showroom, is that they provide free childcare, with a constant video feed so you can check on the rugrats without peeking around the corner and upsetting them.
3. Okay last salon issue...can we add a zen manicurist in there? That way your english skills are not an issue, and can we bring back the hand massage? When I was in high school my manicures included a hand massage that was heaven. The little bling nails 2000 type salons don't do squat for you.
4. You should understand that I love a gimmick. The cheesier and more obnoxious the better. I love a GOOD happy meal toy. Something with a shelf life beyond a day and a half. Some of those toys are EPIC and still fun four years later.
5. Fruit in happy meals. Fruit on the menu at all at a drive thru.
6. I see on the web that there are healthy drive thrus out there, serving good wholesome food. Just not here. But we've got a drive thru Starbucks!
7. Vapor Patches for little ones instead of smearing goo which invariably got into Big O's eyes or mouth when he was still my little o. Don't ask me how, but it always happened.
8. Used Bookstores. We have 300,000 people and ONE used bookstore.
9. Target's dollar bins. Target in general.
10. America's Test Kitchen on PBS.
11. Lately, Real Simple Magazine. The prices on clothes are horrendous for the real world, but everything else is lovely.
12. Digital Cameras. I just cannot believe how many bad, blurry photos of my brother's eighth grade graduation we have, or maybe I cannot believe that the crappy 110 camera from 1978 failed to capture more than 3 good photos of my brother's big blond 'fro.
13. Novelty socks. My honey brought me a pair of funny socks, and I would so rather get those than a stuffed animal. I took part in a funky sock exchange a few months back, which was essentially a chain letter where you only put two names on the letter, the person who sent it TO you (Karen), and yours, and the six friends you sent it to sent one pair of socks to Karen, and their friends send one pair to you, etc. Theoretically you get 36 pairs of socks for the one pair that you send... I'm such a sock junky that this was perfect for me. I figured I'd get three pair (36 pairs, my *ss), and I actually netted 5. yay!
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