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Guest Lizzie McTrucker

So this happened around RLT time

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Guest Lizzie McTrucker

I was up in the Buffalo area a few days ago near the Walden Galleria Mall. Now I had been to the Walden Galleria once before but it had been awhile. In fact the last time I was there was when I got my first set of acrylic nails. So I use the app FourSquare on my phone to check in places and gets points for checking in and it's a way of finding out where friends (who also use the app) are or where they've been and what they've been up to. The beauty of the app is that is also keeps track of when you were at a place last or how frequently you've been there.

So I fired the app up and checked myself in at the mall. Then up came the message "Welcome back! You haven't been to the Walden Galleria Mall since March '12"

Wow! I've been getting my nails done for a year and 3 months now?! That's incredible.

That's also right around the time I started living full-time as well. I believe I justified it as "Well, now that you're a girl you may as well get your nails done since you've been wanting to since forever."

And I still love having them. And I still feel it was the best decision because in my job, nail polish would always chip off and I could never keep pretty nails. But now, even with the job, my nails look pretty all the time and I love getting compliments on the colors I get them done with. Now mind you when I first got them done I was getting a french manicure because I loved how timeless and classic they looked but now I get polish put on. :)

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Guest Megan_Lynn

Wow did not realize you went that far north in your travels. Next time your coming through the Pittsburgh Pa area let me know. Would love to meet you face to face as well as so many others here on Laura's..Anywho grats on the nails.. Its impossible for me to keep mine painted and or fake ones as would be ripping them off with all the labor type work I have been doing lately.

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Guest Lizzie McTrucker

Oh, go all the way up to Canada.

The only downside to Pittsburgh is that along I-79 (which I'll be on today as I head south) there are very few truck stops and I feel guilty asking people to drive aways just to meet little ol' me. I did once but it was a date and it didn't work out anyway.

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Guest Megan_Lynn

Oh, go all the way up to Canada.

The only downside to Pittsburgh is that along I-79 (which I'll be on today as I head south) there are very few truck stops and I feel guilty asking people to drive aways just to meet little ol' me. I did once but it was a date and it didn't work out anyway.

I hear ya am oh so well familiar with I-79 very few even rest stops let alone truck stops. I-90 in Pa and Ny is so much better for the truck stops. But driving a few miles is no biggie to me at all. But its up to you if you desire to do so. I do know the entire Western Pa area super well so finding you would be a snap...And darn it you would get a new Lizzy McTrucker Story to post...lol..Anywho be safe in your travels..

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